Auto-format in Microsoft Excel.
Each time i try to enter a number range, for example, 8-
10, in Excel, it constantly re-formats it to a date. If I
change the formatting to "General" it turns it into a
random number, usually 38209. I would like to turn off
ALL auto-formatting, but that's probably asking too
much. How do I disable this frustrating feature?
When you enter "8-10" in a cell, that's not strictly a number but Excel
thinks you mean a date so converts it as such.
A date is a number and in your example the number 38209 represents August 10
2004 which is not a ra...Excel not Access
I have designed an Access database that holds records relating to my stores
audit results going back for about 5 years plus a load more information
relating to these stores. This was used to produe a pack once a month,
however a change in senior management means that I have got to shelve this
and prodce a similar pack in Excel.
The idea would be that the user could select a month or a 12 mnth date range
that would produce data that could then be used to populate a number of excel
templates that have been designed. Having not used excel for years I would be
grateful for any suggestion...How to keep format when importing Excel into SQL.
Can anybody help me please?
When I import Excel file into SQL, a field that formated as 0000000000
(custom), loosing leading zeros. I tried to change data type in SQL after
importing. No luck.
I appretiate any help.
See if using IMEX=1 helps:
I tried this, but got an error: "The OLE DB provider
"Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0" has not been registered."
Thank you very much for looking into this.
"Plamen Ratchev" wr...Excel 2007
When I select cells to copy as a picture in Excel 2007, the resolution is
terrible. Text and objects with shadow's are very blotchy when pasting the
How do you change the resolution of a 'Copy Picture'?
...Input Excel 'Password to Open' through control in access form
We know,Excel has prompt password
to open it files.
Is it possible to create a code that can
supplies the excel prompt password?.So that when we
open the excel file through our access control in a form,
the excel files can be opened automatically.But when the
excel files opened from its default icon,it will prompt a
...Using part of a cell in a chart title
I have a chart which should get a title. However, this should be partly be
used from a cell e.g.
"counted with 5%"
5% should be taken from the cell and used in the title.
Is this possible?
Yes it's possible but all of the chart title needs to be in the cell. So you
may need to use a helper cell and concatenate text and value.
Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP - Excel
"Nicole" <Nicole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5CB7A971-AA7F-4C34-BB42-7DC283AA2958@micro...Parsing data from one spreadsheet into another format
The data that we dump out of one machine comes in like below.
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) InputRange VDC1to5
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) Custom_Range_Low 0.0
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) Custom_Range_Hi 0.0
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) MinScale 0.0
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) MaxScale 20.0
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) EngUnits mhos
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) StepResponseTime 1.0
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) DigFiltTimeCnst 0.016
And I need to convert this data to this f...how do I automatically update a text box in a chart?
You can link the textbox to a cell. When you update the cell the textbox
should reflect this.
Select the textbox border and then in the formula bar enter the complete
cell reference, for example,
Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP - Excel
...How To Copy MS Word mailing labels into Excel
I have a word doc that I want to put into Excel. I want to add some
more fields to the names and addresses. Is this simple or do I have to
learn how to program?
City of Grand Prairie
Michael, have you tried to copy and paste the data into excel?
Always backup your data before trying something new
Please post any response to the newsgroups so others can benefit from it
Feedback on answers is always appreciated!
Using Excel 2000 & 97
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"Michael Rodriguez" <email@example.com> wrote in messa...Phone number normalizing and auto-formatting
I really appreciate the way that Outlook auto-normalizes phone numbers -
for example, here in the US, I can enter 5555555555 and Outlook
automagically formats that to (555) 555-5555.
Why CRM 3.0 doesn't do this out of the box is strange but if anyone has
ideas on how to implement, that'd be greatly appreciated. I've worked very
hard to normalize all my data before import, but I know it's a matter of
time before our users (ok, our sales people) destroy all that hard work by
entering garbage into every phone field entry that the system cannot
auto-normalize and error ch...How do I use traffic lights in excel
I am wanting to use traffic lights in excel that change colour based on the
result of a variance cell, ie if the result of the cell is 10 make the
traffic light green, if it is 20 make the traffic light amber, if the result
is 30 make the traffic light red. How do I do this?
Format>Conditional Formatting>Cell Value is:
Note: you can add up to 3 conditions(4 if you count default)
Gord Dibben Excel MVP
On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 16:35:03 -0800, Shorty <Shorty@discussions.microsoft.com>
>I am wanting to use traffic lights in excel that change colour based on the
&g...formula based on format
Is there a way to have a formula that is based on a cell colour or based on
the way a cell is formated? I need it to count the number of occurrences
that this happens.
Thank you for your time.
you'll need VBA. See for an example:
"James Kendall" wrote:
> Is there a way to have a formula that is based on a cell colour or based on
> the way a cell is formated? I need it to count the number of occurrences
> that this happens.
> Thank you for your time.
> Windows NT
> Office 97
This ...Unexpected error message on closing an Excel file
Suddenly I am getting the following message when I try to close a workbook:
"Your formula contains an invalid external reference to a worksheet.
Verify that the path, workbook, and range name or cell reference are
correct, and try again"
The mysterious thing is that it does not happen consistently and that, after
I click OK after the above message, I can still save the file.
What might be the cause of this error message and can the "invalid
reference" be tracked down using one of the utility add-ins such as J.
If it only happens when you close ...help with simple maths in excel
I want to do a simple arithmatic excercise in excel for my grand daughter.
It is stuff like 2+2 =4
Smart me has hit a problem at the first hurdle...
I need to put 2 in one cell the + in another cell and then 2 in another = in
another and then she puts the answer in the next one. So the above would
have 4 cells completed and she would put the answer in the 5th one.
When I use the + or = sign in a cell of its own it (excel) thinks I am doing
an equation, is there a way around this?
I will work on the answer like if she gets it correct or wrong how I will do
that...a sound or som...How to change font size on formula bar in Excell 2007
I don't find Tools>Options>General (as suggested in other post answers) in
Excel 2007. On the Office button there is an Excel Options but it doesn't
provide a method of changing font size on the office but. My font is so
small I can barely see it.
Office button>ExcelOptions>Popular tab>in the "When creating new workbooks"
section, choose font and font size
Microsoft MVP - Excel
"jimwillie" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
I am working with a chart, created from a pivot table. The chart has the
various [drop down] fields available for selecting different values for the
chart to show. I have formatted the chart with specific settings, fonts,
colors, etc., but everytime I use one of the dropdowns, the formatting goes
back to the default. I have looked for a place to save as a template, or
defaults without luck.
Thanks for any help you can provide!
...Radar chart in Access 2007 report
Can you add a Radar chart to an access 2207 report?
...Opening Excel Workbooks
I'm running into an issue where if I click on an Excel
file through My Documents, it doesn't automatically bring
I get the toolbar but the actual spreadsheet doesn't
appear on the screen. I have to click on the taskbar to
get it to pop up.
If I already have Excel active and I open a file through
Excel, this doesn't happen.
Here is a similar thread:
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Take a look at Tools-Options-General tab- uncheck ignore
other application...Excel DNS query
Is there a way for an Excel function to query a DNS server?
Not that I know of, but you can turn on the macro recorder, use 'get
external data' and tailor the resulting code into a user function of your
E.g. I've used this to create a button to get MS-Access data from a query
that has the same name as the sheet (tab) name. It saves me a lot of
<email@example.com> schreef in bericht
> Is there a way for an Excel function ...[b]Can I download Excel data to a MS Access database?[/b]
I've built an Excel 2002 form that I want our internal customers to
access from our intranet, and use. Once completed, they will send it
to us as an e-mail attachment. I'd like to be able to open it, and
somehow download the data from the form into an MS Access 2002
database I've built (so that we don't have to rekey it into the
Is this possible or even feasible? Any and all help is appreciated.
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in Access check 'File - Import External data'
I have a 23.8 meg excel 2000 spreadsheet set for manual calculation saved to
my local hard drive. Every time I try to open it, it takes forver and
sometimes never opens but I do not get any error messages, let me just tell
you that I am running a P4, 1 GB memory, Office 2K with SP3, and nothing else
running when I try to open it. As I said it is set for manual calculation,
and it is cleared to not auto calculate when opening or closing. Any idea's
as to why this is happening?
I don't know why you're having this problem but I would like to point
something out for w...why are links to websites (inserted in publisher documents) disab.
why are links to websites and e-mailadresses (inserted in publisher
documents) still working in emailpreview but disabled in webpage preview?
...formating date from general2 custom
I have an input xls file with the date but like this:
Wed May 14 00:00:00 GMT-05:00 2008
I need to have just following format
I tried to format it using Format->Cells->Date or Format->Cells-
>Custom but this is failing. Nothing changed.
Thanks for the help.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I have an input xls file with the date but like this:
> Wed May 14 00:00:00 GMT-05:00 2008
> I need to have just following format
> d...Font dosen't revert back to original after typing in date
Example I n my text I type I have December 28th The th automatically
reduces to a much smaller font and once you hit the sapce bar to continue it
reverts back to the larger font. It only does this some of times, why is this
being so inconsistent?. I refortmated my comp. last week and when I
reinstalled office I was hoping this inconsistent problem would have been
resloved, but no
2nd question please. When I post a question in "discussion group" and check
the box "Notify me of Replies" I never receice a reply to my question I
then have to go back to ...Embedded Chart Versus Chart
I've created a class module to capture a Shift+Click on a pivot chart,
which then opens the data associated with that point. It works great
on pivot charts on their own sheet, but when I use the same code on an
embedded chart, it fails (error code -2147417848).
Everything seems to work fine, it derives the same row and column
values as needed, but the ShowDetail property is unavailable in the
Anyone have any insight?
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I eventually solved my problem, simply using "On Error Resume Next&...