#### How can you count if the same word has been used in a Spreadsheet?

```i.e. a standard spreadsheet has a list of different names (random) and I want
to do a 'word count' as such e.g. how many times 'Donnelly' appears in the
```
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donners6 (7)
8/17/2005 11:51:03 PM
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```Hi donners6,

Assuming there are NO Names that you want to Find in Column "A", Insert
this Formula in Cell "A1" :-
=COUNTIF(B:IV,"=Donnelly")

Hope this Helps.
All the Best.
Paul

```
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8/18/2005 12:01:20 AM
```"=?Utf-8?B?ZG9ubmVyczY=?=" <donners6@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
news:B33FE0A8-DEF9-403C-A64F-A6CFB5EFF294@microsoft.com:

> i.e. a standard spreadsheet has a list of different names (random) and
> I want to do a 'word count' as such e.g. how many times 'Donnelly'
>

If you want to find the search text also as part of text in a cell, put
this in a cell outside the range:

=COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"*"&"text"&"*")

Otherwise leave the widcards out:

=COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"text")

--

It is I, DeauDeau
(Free after monsieur Leclerc in 'Allo, 'allo)
```
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Dodo
8/18/2005 12:02:20 AM
```Hi!

>=COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"*"&"text"&"*")

Less "cryptic":

=COUNTIF(A2:Z35000,"*text*")

Biff

"Dodo" <dodo2u@-takethisNOSPAMout-freemail.nl> wrote in message
news:Xns96B61489DE68Edodo2ufreemailnl@130.133.1.4...
> "=?Utf-8?B?ZG9ubmVyczY=?=" <donners6@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> news:B33FE0A8-DEF9-403C-A64F-A6CFB5EFF294@microsoft.com:
>
>> i.e. a standard spreadsheet has a list of different names (random) and
>> I want to do a 'word count' as such e.g. how many times 'Donnelly'
>>
>
> If you want to find the search text also as part of text in a cell, put
> this in a cell outside the range:
>
> =COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"*"&"text"&"*")
>
> Otherwise leave the widcards out:
>
> =COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"text")
>
>
> --
>
> It is I, DeauDeau
> (Free after monsieur Leclerc in 'Allo, 'allo)

```
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biffinpitt (3172)
8/18/2005 12:59:28 AM
```"Biff" <biffinpitt@comcast.net> wrote in news:OX\$DXA5oFHA.2472
@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:

> Hi!
>
>>=COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"*"&"text"&"*")
>
> Less "cryptic":
>
> =COUNTIF(A2:Z35000,"*text*")
>

Right!

But with my example you can replace "text" with e.g B1 to search for the
text entered in B1. ;-)))

--

It is I, DeauDeau
(Free after monsieur Leclerc in 'Allo, 'allo)
```
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Dodo
8/18/2005 1:11:40 AM
```>But with my example you can replace "text" with e.g B1 to search for the
>text entered in B1. ;-)))

True!

Biff

"Dodo" <dodo2u@-takethisNOSPAMout-freemail.nl> wrote in message
news:Xns96B6204B3B887dodo2ufreemailnl@130.133.1.4...
> "Biff" <biffinpitt@comcast.net> wrote in news:OX\$DXA5oFHA.2472
> @tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:
>
>> Hi!
>>
>>>=COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"*"&"text"&"*")
>>
>> Less "cryptic":
>>
>> =COUNTIF(A2:Z35000,"*text*")
>>
>
> Right!
>
> But with my example you can replace "text" with e.g B1 to search for the
> text entered in B1. ;-)))
>
>
> --
>
> It is I, DeauDeau
> (Free after monsieur Leclerc in 'Allo, 'allo)

```
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biffinpitt (3172)
8/18/2005 1:26:25 AM
```In that instance it would be more beneficial to the OP to give specific
examples, such as

=COUNTIF(A2:Z35000,"*text*")

or if the texct is in a cell, then use

=COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"*"&B1&"*")

otherwise the OP might be confused.

--

HTH

RP
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)

"Dodo" <dodo2u@-takethisNOSPAMout-freemail.nl> wrote in message
news:Xns96B6204B3B887dodo2ufreemailnl@130.133.1.4...
> "Biff" <biffinpitt@comcast.net> wrote in news:OX\$DXA5oFHA.2472
> @tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:
>
> > Hi!
> >
> >>=COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"*"&"text"&"*")
> >
> > Less "cryptic":
> >
> > =COUNTIF(A2:Z35000,"*text*")
> >
>
> Right!
>
> But with my example you can replace "text" with e.g B1 to search for the
> text entered in B1. ;-)))
>
>
> --
>
> It is I, DeauDeau
> (Free after monsieur Leclerc in 'Allo, 'allo)

```
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bob.phillips1 (6510)
8/18/2005 7:47:42 AM
```Hi Paul,

Thanks for reply. I am not sure if I've been specific enough (excuse my
Excel ignorance). The column 'E' has people’s names from cell '6' onwards
(some cells can have several names). Basically I want to 'find' how many
times e.g. 'Donnelly' has been entered in that column (or whole spreadsheet).
I put your formula into 'E1' with no success...

To me it is more of a specific 'word' count that I need to do...I am not
even sure if this is available in 'Word' (another question!)...

Paul

"Paul Black" wrote:

> Hi donners6,
>
> Assuming there are NO Names that you want to Find in Column "A", Insert
> this Formula in Cell "A1" :-
> =COUNTIF(B:IV,"=Donnelly")
>
> Hope this Helps.
> All the Best.
> Paul
>
>
```
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donners6 (7)
8/19/2005 12:06:01 AM
```Hi Dodo (fantastic name),

I entered your formula into cell 'E2' (changed the 'A2' to 'E2' and entered
"Donnelly"...no joy...see my reply to the first response by Paul Black for
some clarity...

Thanks for the response,
Paul

"Dodo" wrote:

> "=?Utf-8?B?ZG9ubmVyczY=?=" <donners6@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> news:B33FE0A8-DEF9-403C-A64F-A6CFB5EFF294@microsoft.com:
>
> > i.e. a standard spreadsheet has a list of different names (random) and
> > I want to do a 'word count' as such e.g. how many times 'Donnelly'
> > appears in the spreadsheet.
> >
>
> If you want to find the search text also as part of text in a cell, put
> this in a cell outside the range:
>
> =COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"*"&"text"&"*")
>
> Otherwise leave the widcards out:
>
> =COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"text")
>
>
> --
>
> It is I, DeauDeau
> (Free after monsieur Leclerc in 'Allo, 'allo)
>
```
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donners6 (7)
8/19/2005 12:12:02 AM
```Thanks Biff,

Yep, gave these a go...no joy...

See, my reply to the first reply from Paul Black for more clarity...

Much appreciated,
Paul

"Biff" wrote:

> Hi!
>
> >=COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"*"&"text"&"*")
>
> Less "cryptic":
>
> =COUNTIF(A2:Z35000,"*text*")
>
> Biff
>
> "Dodo" <dodo2u@-takethisNOSPAMout-freemail.nl> wrote in message
> news:Xns96B61489DE68Edodo2ufreemailnl@130.133.1.4...
> > "=?Utf-8?B?ZG9ubmVyczY=?=" <donners6@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> > news:B33FE0A8-DEF9-403C-A64F-A6CFB5EFF294@microsoft.com:
> >
> >> i.e. a standard spreadsheet has a list of different names (random) and
> >> I want to do a 'word count' as such e.g. how many times 'Donnelly'
> >> appears in the spreadsheet.
> >>
> >
> > If you want to find the search text also as part of text in a cell, put
> > this in a cell outside the range:
> >
> > =COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"*"&"text"&"*")
> >
> > Otherwise leave the widcards out:
> >
> > =COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"text")
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > It is I, DeauDeau
> > (Free after monsieur Leclerc in 'Allo, 'allo)
>
>
>
```
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donners6 (7)
8/19/2005 12:56:12 AM
```Thanks Bob,

Mmm, no luck though, this has gone a bit over my head...

"Bob Phillips" wrote:

> In that instance it would be more beneficial to the OP to give specific
> examples, such as
>
> =COUNTIF(A2:Z35000,"*text*")
>
> or if the texct is in a cell, then use
>
> =COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"*"&B1&"*")
>
> otherwise the OP might be confused.
>
> --
>
> HTH
>
> RP
> (remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)
>
>
> "Dodo" <dodo2u@-takethisNOSPAMout-freemail.nl> wrote in message
> news:Xns96B6204B3B887dodo2ufreemailnl@130.133.1.4...
> > "Biff" <biffinpitt@comcast.net> wrote in news:OX\$DXA5oFHA.2472
> > @tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:
> >
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > >>=COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"*"&"text"&"*")
> > >
> > > Less "cryptic":
> > >
> > > =COUNTIF(A2:Z35000,"*text*")
> > >
> >
> > Right!
> >
> > But with my example you can replace "text" with e.g B1 to search for the
> > text entered in B1. ;-)))
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > It is I, DeauDeau
> > (Free after monsieur Leclerc in 'Allo, 'allo)
>
>
>
```
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donners6 (7)
8/19/2005 12:56:44 AM
```Biff,

Yep, it has gone a bit over my head now,

Thanks anyway,
Paul

"Biff" wrote:

> >But with my example you can replace "text" with e.g B1 to search for the
> >text entered in B1. ;-)))
>
> True!
>
> Biff
>
> "Dodo" <dodo2u@-takethisNOSPAMout-freemail.nl> wrote in message
> news:Xns96B6204B3B887dodo2ufreemailnl@130.133.1.4...
> > "Biff" <biffinpitt@comcast.net> wrote in news:OX\$DXA5oFHA.2472
> > @tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:
> >
> >> Hi!
> >>
> >>>=COUNTIF(A2:Z35000;"*"&"text"&"*")
> >>
> >> Less "cryptic":
> >>
> >> =COUNTIF(A2:Z35000,"*text*")
> >>
> >
> > Right!
> >
> > But with my example you can replace "text" with e.g B1 to search for the
> > text entered in B1. ;-)))
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > It is I, DeauDeau
> > (Free after monsieur Leclerc in 'Allo, 'allo)
>
>
>
```
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donners6 (7)
8/19/2005 12:57:14 AM
```"=?Utf-8?B?ZG9ubmVyczY=?=" <donners6@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

> Hi Dodo (fantastic name),

Yeh, I'm extinct! ;-)))

> I entered your formula into cell 'E2' (changed the 'A2' to 'E2' and
> entered "Donnelly"...no joy...see my reply to the first response by
> Paul Black for some clarity...
>

I suppose your separator is , (if not replace the , in the following
example with your local separator which here in NL is ; which I forgot to
replace in my earlier examples, sorry).

You have to enter the formula in a cell outside the area you are searching!

So, suppose the search range is columns A:D (this will search the columns
top to bottom; if not desired you have to make it a range like e.g.
A2:D34).

Then you can enter in cell E2:

=COUNTIF(A:D,"*"&E3&"*")

Then in cell E3 you can enter the search term: Donnelly (no quotes!) and
you will see the result in cell E2.
So, do not enter the search term in the same cell as where you entered the
formula!
(If that is what happened.)

I do not know your level of experience with Excel so in case I made some

--

It is I, DeauDeau
(Free after monsieur Leclerc in 'Allo, 'allo)
```
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Dodo
8/19/2005 10:01:55 AM
```Hi Dodo,

OK, let's see...the name/word 'Donnelly' is in numerous cells in column 'E'
i.e. 'E6' onwards...I've entered your formula '=COUNTIF(A:D,"*"&E3&"*")' into
cell 'E2' and 'Donnelly' into cell 'E3'...but I am still getting '0' in cell
'E2'.

Close but no cigar!

Thanks for the help,
Paul

"Dodo" wrote:

> "=?Utf-8?B?ZG9ubmVyczY=?=" <donners6@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>
> > Hi Dodo (fantastic name),
>
> Yeh, I'm extinct! ;-)))
>
> > I entered your formula into cell 'E2' (changed the 'A2' to 'E2' and
> > entered "Donnelly"...no joy...see my reply to the first response by
> > Paul Black for some clarity...
> >
>
> I suppose your separator is , (if not replace the , in the following
> example with your local separator which here in NL is ; which I forgot to
> replace in my earlier examples, sorry).
>
> You have to enter the formula in a cell outside the area you are searching!
>
> So, suppose the search range is columns A:D (this will search the columns
> top to bottom; if not desired you have to make it a range like e.g.
> A2:D34).
>
> Then you can enter in cell E2:
>
> =COUNTIF(A:D,"*"&E3&"*")
>
> Then in cell E3 you can enter the search term: Donnelly (no quotes!) and
> you will see the result in cell E2.
> So, do not enter the search term in the same cell as where you entered the
> formula!
> (If that is what happened.)
>
> I do not know your level of experience with Excel so in case I made some
> assumptions about your Excel skills that irritate you, I apologize in
>
>
> --
>
> It is I, DeauDeau
> (Free after monsieur Leclerc in 'Allo, 'allo)
>
```
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donners6 (7)
8/19/2005 12:39:41 PM
```"=?Utf-8?B?ZG9ubmVyczY=?=" <donners6@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
news:0F672630-5019-4954-9915-B5784B4D3775@microsoft.com:

> Hi Dodo,
>
> OK, let's see...the name/word 'Donnelly' is in numerous cells in
> column 'E' i.e. 'E6' onwards...I've entered your formula
> '=COUNTIF(A:D,"*"&E3&"*")' into cell 'E2' and 'Donnelly' into cell
> 'E3'...but I am still getting '0' in cell 'E2'.

The formula in text:

=COUNTIF(Range_to_be_searched,Text_to_be_searched_for)

In E6 and onwards? Down from E6? Yes?

In your case the search range now should be: E6:E1000 (or whatever the last
cell down is).

So:

In E2:

=COUNTIF(E6:E1000,"*"&E3&"*")

Does it work now?

If searching has to be over more columns, the search range could e.g. be:
E6:K1543 (or wherever you have put the text away).

--

It is I, DeauDeau
(Free after monsieur Leclerc in 'Allo, 'allo)
```
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Dodo
8/19/2005 1:21:21 PM

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Hi, I'm working in Access 2003. Where can I download a (free) Access database example that shows how to implement forms and queries for tables that break down many-to-many relationships with a link table? I understand normalization and I believe my structure is 3rd order normalized. I need to figure out how to input data into the tables and have them linked together automatically by a query (or, if necessary, VB code). In other words, a database that has tblParents (1->oo) tblParent_Child_LINK (1->oo) tblChildren where (1->oo) means One-to-many, if it wasn't c...

Word 2007 track changes "final" v. "final showing markup"
When I am working in a document where track changes has been turned on, and I turn off the track changes, the document still opens in "final showing markup" instead of "final." I want the document to open in "final" form. Is there a way to do that? By default, any markup is always made visible when you open a document in Word. This is a privacy setting, so that you don't inadvertently send the file to someone else, forgetting about the markup. You can turn the setting off, but only for your machine (you can't control what others see if they...

Can't convert Visio drawing to Autocad
My firm has received a Visio drawing from a client and we want to be able to use the image in our Autocad drawings. Our client tried the "save as an Autocad drawing" on their Visio program and emailed the .dwg file to us. When I open it up there isn't anything there. The .dwg file is only 22 kb which seemed really small since the Visio file size was arount 600 kb. My firm bought the software so we could at least see the images and maybe have better luck converting the drawing. We haven't had any better luck. Our client isn't the author of the Visio drawing and we we...

Can not save the file
Hi, I try to save the modified file; after I click the save button on the toolbar, the Microsoft Office Access message box appear and the message is: The Save operation failed. What is wrong? What should I change to save my file? On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 11:53:03 -0800, Ac <Ac@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote: >Hi, > >I try to save the modified file; after I click the save button on the >toolbar, the Microsoft Office Access message box appear and the message is: >The Save operation failed. What is wrong? What should I change to save my >file? What are you trying t...

How can i resize a chart so that it has a different aspect ratio
I am using Office 7 (trial) and I am trying to view the maximum amount of records in graphical form. When I adjust the size of the chart to its maximum width, I can only view a small portion of the data in the chart window. I would like th chart to have a horizontal scroll bar, which does appear on the bottom of the chart window but is inactive. Have a look at Stephen Bullen's FunChrt7 sample workbook for a scrolling chart. http://www.oaltd.co.uk/Excel/Default.htm Download FunChrt7.zip............un-zip and you're good to go. Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Mon, 8...

Can (or how can) I do this
Hello, My Access application tracks an employee's progress through a process similar to hiring. There are 5 steps in the process. I track 4 of the steps by counting the number of times a value appears in a date field for that step. The count is then displayed and used in a calculation. The 5th step is more complicated. The 5th step needs to determine if the employee has verified that he can access all the applications that he should have access to. My process tracking table has the first 4 dates. The application access info comes from a different table. This process trackin...