How can I copy formulae (like =D3) from a range of cells (several rows and/or columns), and paste those formulae (not the values) somewhere in like TextEdit or anywhere else?

Normally it will just paste the data. I want to avoid manually selecting each formula one by one, as it takes a long time.

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In order for you to do that, you can either press Ctrl + ` or select from the menu View > Select all formulae. Now you are able to select the range you want to copy.


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Jacob Jan Tuinstra's answer is still great, but Google moved some of their menu items.
It's now under ViewShowFormulas.

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