negative number format
I have a report uploaded to excel from a particular program used here at
work. In that program, negative numbers have the format of $###.00-, with
the minus sign at the end instead of the beginning.
When the data comes over to Excel the minus sign is still at the end of the
number. The text currently has a General Format with No Specific Number
Format. I have been manually moving the minus signs to the beginning in each
cell, then changing the Column to Currency Number Format which is very time
consuming. Is there a formula I can use in the Cell, Column and/or Worksheet
containing...Change date format to European format
My computer is set to European date format but Excel is default to American
date format. Can someone advise how to change this default setting.
Have you restarted Excel since setting the system date formatting? Excel
takes its cue from the OS on launch. Also, double-check the Regional setting
in the System Prefs.
If those aren't the cause you'll need to be specific about your version &
update levels of both Office & OS X plus any other details you can supply.
"Scott" <NoSpam-Scot...Formatting just some rows
Thank you so much for that, it'll save loadsa time. I adjusted the formula
as the original sheet contined 11 columns of data.
Can you help with this part now?
The original sheet had dates in Column E (in the form Jan-03). Thay have
come through on the new sheet in the single column as 5 digit figures such
as 37622. Is there any way of getting
the original form of the date back, affecting just rows 5, 16, 27 etc...of
the new sheet? Perhaps I need to format just these rows on the NEW sheet.
A similar problem exists with column I of the original where the � sign has
been lost. Again is t...freezing formatting
I would like to be able to "freeze" the formatting for the number of decimal places in cells - some will need to be integers, some will need three decimal places, etc. The problem comes when I paste in information; the number of decimal places I have formatted the cell for is overridden by the pasted-in data. Any ideas?
On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 13:31:05 -0700, "H"
>I would like to be able to "freeze" the formatting for the number of decimal places in cells - some will need to be integers, some will need three de...Question about format of reply and format of message
I have two questions about OL2003:
1. Word is set as default editor. In replying message, sometimes I will get
extra lines on hitting Enter. It makes more space between paragraphs. Is
there any way to insert one line with one Enter?
2. I'd like to have special effect in replying text message sometimes, such
as change color of font, but it cannot be done unless changing the message
format to be rich text or HTML. If I uncheck Word as default editor, there
is an option in menu. What is it about with Word as editor?
1 - Check the paragraph spacing settings e...//WINBUG: Win32 will send a PSN_WIZBACK even if the button is disa
Does anyone have a workaround for this bug found in PropertySheet Dialog?
...Negative number formatting
Hi everyone, does anyone know how to do this? I hve a column of figures
some positive and some negative. I want to format them so taht th
negative numbers are expressed in (brackets) and also so that th
column itself is decimal aligned, so even if I don't use decimal place
the brackets "stick out". I know Word does this in tables, but I can'
seem to make Excel do it. Help! Thanks, Vicky. :confused
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Is it possible that the value list for data validation be populated fro
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Sure is! Use a named range as described here:
How can I "enforce" a format in a cell in excel so that it allows number
entry only, i.e. it does not allow letters or any other characters.
Thanks in advance.
Data Validation; custom formula; If active cell is A1, use this:
"Elfey1001" <Elfey1001@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> How can I "enforce" a format in a cell in excel so that it allows number
> entry only, i.e. it does not allow letters or any other characters.
> Thanks in advance.
> Kei...Format Smartlist field
Is it possible to format a smartlist field? Let's say from 2 decimals to 4
This is only possible in SmartList Builder SmartLists, not in the 'out of
the box' SmartLists. In SmartList Builder, you can click on the Display
Name of a field, then click the blue arrow in the header to go to Set Field
Options. For number fields there will be a tab called Decimal Places.
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news:98223149-4092-484D-886D-F03A319319E...Conditional Formating Help
I wonder if anyone could help me, I am after code for the following.
cell e6 = Keys Sent
Column f6 = Keys due
Column g6 = Keys received
What I want the script to do is if there is no value in g6 and todays date
is greater then the date stated in F6, then the cell turns red (prompt to
inform me that keys are late).
Use a CF formula of
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...Custom patterns for cell shading
Is there a way to add 'custom patterns' to the cell shading option?
I was hoping for a nice 'arrow pattern' for the conditional formatting.
(I'm doing a presentation of traffic flow, and for flow north or south [ie
if Northbound > Southbound, flow is northbound], I would like to graphically
show the flow.)
Any assistance or ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'm currently using
windings arrows, but a form of pattern / conditional formatting would be
World of Warcraft *isn't* work?
I linked an excel file to an access database. One of the
data fields is showing #Num! in the column instead of the
data.while saving this to a text format, I am losing the
data. Can anyone help ?
...Outlook 2003 unresponsive when viewing messages in HTML format.
About two weeks ago, I started Outlook and went in to view
messages. On some messages, Outlook would appear to lock
up and my harddrive light would come on continuously for a
minute or more. The body of the message would appear as
an empty window.
We have discovered that the problem only occurs for email
messages that are in HTML format. I can prevent the
problem by going to: Tools > Options > Email Options and
checking "Read all standard mail in plain text". When I
have this option turned on, I can see a plain text version
of the message. Unfortunately, much of ...merging data
I'm new to this forum and to to Excel (2000) and not sure that I'm
asking this question correctly but here is what I'm trying to do.
The data on my work sheet is pasted from another sorce and includes
information: name, ref #, time, date. I use this information looking
up the status of an order and enter a "status note" in 5th (last)
As the day progresses, the source that the data comes from is copied
and pasted under the current list I already have going and much of the
data on the lower list is a duplicate. How can I merge the to list so
that I hav...Select Case Conditional Formatting Sub?
I've tried to use the Sub below (Posted by Julie D I think) as a work around
for more than three conditional formats and it works great IF I enter the
data directly in the target cells. But, if the taget range is populated by a
formula the color changes do not occur. Is there a way to modify this to
work when the cells in the target range are formula driven? (Or, maybe I'm
doing something wrong, any ideas?)
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
On Error GoTo ws_exit:
Application.EnableEvents = False
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("B6:B10")) Is Nothing...Year series shows wrong in chart
Hi all : using Excel 2003, I have what should not even be a problem
that I cannot solve. I have a series of years in a column, 1970-2006
to be exact, and these are the labels for my x axis. When I insert
chart this appears as 1,2,3,...instead of 1970, 1971, etc. It doesn't
matter how I format that column, text, general, custom, nothing works.
Why is it not just giving me the data in the format that is actually
there and how can I get it?
thanks for any help
Try first entering the dates as dates. To check to make sure they're entered
as dates, after entering the data c...Grouping sales data into weekly buckets
I have sales data that I want to analyze in weekly buckets. I can group all sales in a month by using the MONTH formula. (MONTH(actual invoice date)). I was wondering if anyone knows of a way or has a suggestion for grouping sales by week. Some type of formula that has an output stating the week of the actual invoice date. Any suggestions?
You'll really need to introduce a week numbering formula and then
you'll be able to group into weeks more easily.
Take a look at the WEEKNUM function in the Analysis ToolPak Addin.
But note that there are other methods than the two ...named cells. need a 101
I've been building a 'what if' sheet that pulls in this and that from
other sheets. All the sheets have named cells, as does the what if'
sheet itself. I want to copy/replicate this sheet multiple times in
the wb to allow for multiple and concurrent what if setups. I am
worried about named resources (cells) and what's going to happen when
I attempt this. I will experiment, but I'm worried about something
getting picked up in the wrong place. Is there a good 101 out there
that discusses the use of names and what to expect?
There was an earli...Add opt. to change Printer-Friendly format to user defined format
This is a customer suggestion from Convergence.
Customer would like to be able to have the option to change the
Printer-Friendly format to a different/user defined format.
1. Employee enters a requisition.
2. Purchasing manager processes the Requisition: BP>Purchasing>Requisitions
3. Select a vendor and requisition.
3. User selects to view the requisition; Printer-Friendly Version opens.
ISSUE: Currently, there are no options to define report format.
For further inquiry-
Jon Heseman, PC Administrator
1800 N.E. Broadway
Des Moines, Iowa...Searching through DB Table containing Records in XML format
Your time and guidance is much appreciated in this task that i am trying to
I have a SQL Server 2000 database table which contains 2 Fields (RecordID,
XMLData (datatype=TEXT). There are about 10,000 records in this table. The
Data in the field (XMLData) is a XML formatted string. (where F1,F2... are
elements and v1, v2 is the data)
</f6>.....Upto 14 fields </ControlRecord>
<ControlRecord><...When copying from "date" cell to "general" cell, how to keep date.
An Excel question for you: when I try to copy data from a "date" formatted
cell over to a concatenate formula in a "general" formatted field, it
transfers the data over as the boolean value. This is causing endless
headaches because I am trying to upload the information into our financial
software. Do you know a solution for this?
I think you mean the date comes over as the serial value.
If not, this may not be right. In the concatenate
function, embed the Text function. ex: A1 has 5/16/2004,
B1 has "TEST" in it. C1 formula would be =concatenate
(TEX...How to format the value in a cell?
I wonder if excel has the function to format a value in cell
without the help of Macro.
To format a value,here I mean to correct the value automatically.
For example,it need the value in a cell to be "T".But a user may
enter " T","T ","t".The formatting function used here to trim the
space at the begining or end of "T",or change the "t" to upper case.
"An" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
news:u%23Kg%23X6hFHA.email@example.com...extracting data from one format to a different format...
I have a large database of company contacts that is formatted/entered as
ABC Company, Inc.
123 Main Street NE
Des Moines, IA 52000
Each line is in it's own cell, but I need it in column format such as follows:
Company Name - First Name - Last Name - Address1 - Address2 - City - State -
Zip - Phone - Fax - Email
Any direction as to how I can easily do this? I'm using either 2003 or 2007
and have over 7,000 entries like this. PLEASE HELP as I don't want to spend
hours into days try...Data migration
We're gearing up for a data migration that will, under our current plans,
pull in just under a 1/2 million records. We have a custom app that will be
migrating fractions of this at a time so I'm not concerned about the hit on
the system for each migration chunk that we bring in. I am concerned about
the overall hit on our system from adding almost 1/2 million records.
Anyone out there experience significant perfomance problems after a
similarly large set of records? If anyone out there has any recommendations
based I would appreciate the input. At this point in the...