Version: 2004
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
Processor: Intel
Is there a function in Excel for text, similar to the RANDBETWEEN function for numbers? <br><br>I have a list of names, and I want to make 40 new lists of the same names, with each list in a randomly assorted order. <br><br>Short of assigning each name a number, then randomizing the numbers, and then translating it back to the names, can this be done in a single step? <br><br>Thanks.


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creevs

12/3/2009 8:44:48 PM 

creevs@officeformac.com wrote:
> Version: 2004 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) Processor: Intel
> Is there a function in Excel for text, similar to the RANDBETWEEN
> function for numbers?
>
> I have a list of names, and I want to make 40 new lists of the same
> names, with each list in a randomly assorted order.
>
> Short of assigning each name a number, then randomizing the numbers, and
> then translating it back to the names, can this be done in a single step?
>
> Thanks.
Hi,
Well, instead of using something similar, why not use RANDBETWEEN?
In order to use RANDBETWEEN you have to turn on the Analysis Toolpak. To
do this:
1. Open a blank workbook
2. On the Tools menu choose Addins
3. Click the checkboxes next to Analysis Toolpak
4. Click OK to close the dialog box
Jim

Jim Gordon
Mac MVP
Coauthor of Office 2008 for Mac AllinOne For Dummies
http://tinyurl.com/Office2008forDummies


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Jim

12/3/2009 11:54:14 PM


In article <59bae151.1@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0>,
creevs@officeformac.com wrote:
> Version: 2004
> Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
> Processor: Intel
>
> Is there a function in Excel for text, similar to the RANDBETWEEN function
> for numbers? <br><br>I have a list of names, and I want to make 40 new
> lists of the same names, with each list in a randomly assorted order.
> <br><br>Short of assigning each name a number, then randomizing the numbers,
> and then translating it back to the names, can this be done in a single step?
> <br><br>Thanks.
Take a look here (replacing integers in the second method with your list
of names:
http://www.mcgimpsey.com/excel/udfs/randint.html


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JE

12/12/2009 6:31:09 PM



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