How do you enter a long formula?

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Hello,

I have quite a long formula, I wrote it in Word... When I copy and paste, the cells used in the formula are not highlighted, so I think the program doesn't recognize them. Therefore, I am copying my formula by hand.

However, when I am at about the second or third line and I click on a cell to use it in the formula, the formula entry box keeps disappearing. Cells used in the formula are still highlighted in the sheet, but I cannot do anything anymore but refresh the sheet. Then, my changes to the formula are gone.

One I still saw the formula entry box, but it was half out of the screen and I couldn't see what I was writing...

Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with long formulas?

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