Excel - What does a plus sign in front of a cell reference mean?

Asked By KrispyData on 21-Jan-10 02:17 PM
how is the following formula:


different from


what is the significance of the plus sign when the results are the same?


Dave Peterson replied to KrispyData on 21-Jan-10 03:32 PM
Some people learned about spreadsheets using Lotus 123.  Those people used the +
to indicate a formula.  And they want to continue using it.  it is not necessary.


Dave Peterson