For some reason, I routinely seem to forget how to do this in the months between my using formulas in Excel 2004.

viewing cell contents in toolbar:

I may be confused here, but the only thing I know of that can be put in a toolbar is a control. The Formula Bar (choose View/Formula Bar) has the formula box control, where the contents of the active cell are displayed.

Ctrl-U is a nifty alternative, but I prefer to have the Formula Bar visible.

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