I use Numbers version 3.1 on Mavericks.

One can easily look at a formula in a given cell and immediately see the other cell references it uses. I think of this as a backwards look.

Does any means or mechanism exist to do this forward rather than backwards? By this I mean, can I trace the uses of a value or calculation in a cell as the propagate forward (typically down or to the right) through a spreadsheet - what formulas will use it rather than have used it.

I have used other spreadsheets, which had such a feature, I just can't find it in Numbers.

If anyone knows how to do this please advise.

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I presume you are referring to the formula relationship tool available in Excel:

I don't believe this feature is available in Numbers. You can notify Apple that you would like this feature implemented using their Numbers feedback page:

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