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...Save as Text File with Semi-Colon delimiter
I need to save a file from Excel 2000 to a text file with
a semi colon delimiter. Can anyone tell me how to do
I don't know if you can do this directly in Excel but it is pretty quick to do it using Excel and Word
1) Save file in Excel as "Text (Tab Deliminated)
2) Close file and select NO on warning message
3) Open text file in Wor
4) If your data was across row 1 then use
Replace>More>Special>Tab Character and enter ; for "replace with
If your data was down column A then use
Replace>More>Special>Paragraph Mark an...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...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...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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...I can not get the text to print
I have a floor plan that I ahve created with text describing structure and
such. The problem I am having is that when I go to print preivew it shows the
document as I intend it. When I print the page the shapes and structures are
there but no text. What am I doing wrong?
"J Hendriks" <J Hendriks@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I have a floor plan that I ahve created with text describing structure and
> such. The problem I am having is that when I go to print preivew it shows
> docume...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.
Dynamics GP MVP
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"Smokyduck" <Smokyduck@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.
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...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
"housinglad" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
...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 ...lookup text within string of text???
I need to look up "certain critera" within a string of characters, then
return that "certain criterea" to a new column.
Some examples of a strings of characters may look like these:
My "Certain Critera" I have listed on another sheet, named "REP ID"
How do I pull out the 3 characters of "Certain Criterea" from the string of
text and copy or enter it into a new column?
It's never consistant. This is the problem I'm having! Sales Reps enter...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...Capturing Shape Name/Text from OnAction property
How can I capture (assign) the text content of a shape
(rectangle)into a procedure using the OnAction property
for the shape?
I have many shapes (rectangles) on a worksheet, each of
which is named. When a shape is clicked, I need to assign
the 'Characters.Text' content of that shape to a variable
in the procedure called by the OnAction property. I am
trying to create a usable 'generic' procedure rather than
having a separate procedure for each shape.
Do you have a separate procedure for each shape,
or does each shape call the same procedure.
Jim...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><...Excluding Alpha character in text field by filtering.
I have a query based on a table./
I have one numeric field that has alphanumber entries: A2000-000;
I what the filter to exclude all records that have an apph beginning - ie.
in eg. above exclude: A2000-000,A2004.
How do I do this?
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
You could use
WHERE Left$(AlphanumericField, 1) NOT BETWEEN "A" AND "Z"
WHERE Val(AlphanumeriField) <> 0
Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
(no e-mails, please!)
"Grace" <email@example.com> wrote in message
news...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...Remove formatting from SSN
I exported some data from an Access database. The Social Security Numbers
are in this format: 123-45-6789. I would like to change them all to
I've tried creating a Custom Format and formatting the cells, but nothing
changed. Tried setting the format of a new column, then cutting and pasting
or Paste Special into the new cells, but it keeps the old formatting. Is
there an answer?
Try this in a "helper" column:
To retain your leading zeroes.
Please keep all corres...How to change & to & in string?
I receive an xml doc with an element which contains a & in the data. I
am attempting to insert the data into a SQL Server database and I want to
convert the & to a "&" character before I perform the insert. Is the a
way in VB.NET to perform this?
Rich Wallace wrote:
> I receive an xml doc with an element which contains a & in the data. I
> am attempting to insert the data into a SQL Server database and I want to
> convert the & to a "&" character before I perform the insert. Is the a
> way in VB.NET to...Formatting numbers
Pub2002/XP - how to format numbers in a table - I want
it to automatically space for thousands etc and align the
numbers correctly ie.
1 650 243 500 etc
You will have to do it manually, or copy and paste it from a spreadsheet.
See if Courier font will do it. Most other fonts do proportional spacing
i.e. the letter m is wider than an l. In Courier (maybe teletype,
typewriter and a few other fonts) use the same width of space and thus will
line up columns from row to row.
Vancouver, USA, a great city in one of the 45+ countries in America!
"simonh" <si...Sheets lose formats
I have a file that I created by upgrading from Excel 2003. In 2007 the file
saves fine. I had a user complain he didn't have Excel 2007 so I saved as a
..xls file and now everytime I reopen the file all my formating on every sheet
is gone. If I reapply the formatting and then save as a .xlsm file, all the
formatting stays in the file. Ideas?
...Change HTML Format to Plain Text Format
We would like to change 500 Outlook XP and 2003 clients to use Plain Text for emails rather than Rich Text or HTML. Is there a registery key I can modify, save and email out to all clients to automatically change the settings
If you have any suggestions please let me know