Setting random number range based on query, not table
I have a "quiz" form that randomly pulls up questions from my table. It
works fine, and I don't mind that it repeats questions. This allows me to
sit and review for as long as I want.
The problem is, that I want to use criteria in a query to limit the
available questions. If I base this form on a query and limit the number of
questions, the code I am using is still setting the maximum number as the
number of records in my table.
In the past, I had a similar database (which I have lost) that would open
the form, set the selector to the last record available to the form,...too many different formatting cells
I can't open an excel document because whem I try to open it says that too
many different formatting cells.
How to resolve this and open this document?
XL: Error Message: Too Many Different Cell Formats
A few people have said that OpenOffice.Org has been able to open the file. Then
they clean it up and save it there. Then excel can open that cleaned up
http://www.openoffice.org, a 60-104 meg download or a CD
> I can't open an excel document because whem I try to open it says that too
>...Use cell value as cell address
Hello everyone. I have a worksheet "Main" of 39,000 rows in which column
B contains a number between 1 and 7,500. Column C is an empty column I
The second sheet, "Names" in the book contains a single column - A -
of 7,500 names.
I want to get the value from the second sheet that matches the number
column of the first sheet. In other words, if "Main" cell B3 contains
3780, I want to put the value from "Names" cell A3780 into "Main" C3.
How do I do this please?
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tr...Formulas showing in cell???
I keep getting a formula showing in the cell after I edit i
(occasionally). Show formulas is turned off and edit in cell is on.
How can I make the formula go awaw and simply show the results whic
when edited the results shows correctly?
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probably the cell is formated as 'Text' change the cell format to
'General' and re-enter your formula
> I keep getting a formula showing in the cell after I edit it
> (occasionally). Show formulas is turned off and edit in cell is on.
>...Moving Range Problem
I'm trying to build a 6 Sigma control chart into an excel workbook. In
order to do this i need to be able to work out a formula for the moving
I need the following :
Data sample : 210 , 425 , 600 , 550 , 450 , 470
The moving range is the distance from second to the first, third to
the second etc eg
A B C D E F
Data Sample 210 , 425 , 600 , 550 , 450 , 470
Moving Range 215, 175 , 50 , 100 , 20
The problem I'm having is trying to get excel to work it out. If say
210 was in A1 i ...Range in Bar Graphs
Hi you guys,
I'm making charts for an assignment due tomorrow and I have to add th
range of the values to every bar in my bar graphs (bars showing th
It's supposed to be a line just like the one line that indicates th
average deviation, yet I don't want this line to show the deviation bu
rather the range of values that were the source for the average that i
being shown by the bar.
So for example we have the values 3, 4, and 5. The Average of tha
should be 4.
The bar shows the value four (4 is on the y axis) and drawn across thi
bard I would like to have a vertica...How to get total "conditional sum of cells" in a column?
I have dollar amounts in one col, and status in another. I want the
sum of those dollar amounts where the corresponding status cell is
empty (blank). How do I do this?
Thanks for any hints,
Status in Column A and dollar amounts in Column B:
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"sherifffruitfly" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
news:email@example.com...How to only "paste values" of cells that are not "hidden"?
In my document, many columns are hidden. Say column B is hidden,
and I need to copy columns A and C and paste values into another
Excel document. How can I do that? When I select columns A and C, copy
and paste values, the other document contains columns A,B and C, instead of
just columns A and C.
Don't drag-select, control-click A and then C, for scattered-selection.
On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 16:33:01 -0700, Sam <Sam@discussions.microsoft.com>
> In my document, many columns are hidden. Say column B is hidden,
&g...pasting or moving formula cells without updating formulas
I have a flat spreadsheet with a results page at the end. The results page
contains a set of formulae which refer to various cell locations within the
body of the spreadsheet in order to return statistical results based on the
values in said cells. Now I'd like to add more data to my spreadsheet, so i
need to make it bigger; however, when I copy and paste, or select and drag
the cells containing the formulae, Excel updates the formulae so that they
refer to different cells which bear the same spatial relationship to the
formulae as the original referees did before the formulae were ...Conditional Formatting
I have a spreadsheet with 79,000 cells of information in rows and
columns. On a separate worksheet I have 5,000 cells of information.
I would like any information in the first sheet that is in the second
sheet to turn to red.
Sheet1, column A
Sheet2, column A
I would like the two strings in sheet one which appear in sheet 2 to
turn red, leaving the middle string black.
Is there a way to do a lookup to compare the cell value to a range
using conditional formatting?
Thanks for any help.
-----...how do i copy a formula when cell references r not together
in cell reference H5 i have a formula H4*H3, I have copied this formula
through to DG5. In cell reference H7 I have a formula H6*H3 which i have also
copied through to DG7.I have formulas right down to cell reference H299
(H298*H3) Is there a quick way to repeat the copy bearing in mind the cell
references are not together ie H5, H7, H9 and so on.
Copy cells H6:H7, then select H6:H299 and pastespecial formulas. Just make sure your formula is
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"jon104" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
news:DDAB488A-5CDA-47A2-AD...Scrolling through cells
I'm having trouble scrolling through the cells using the arrows. When I was
typing in a cell I used to be able to press one of the arrow keys and it
would automatically go to the next cell. Now when I press the arrow key is
sticks the next cell in as part of a formula. I'm not sure what's happened
to change this. Can anyone help????
You are probably in Extend mode. This happens when you press F8. It shows "EXT" in the Status bar (to the right)
Press F8 again to deactivate this.
Microsoft MVP - Excel
"alice" &l...Overwriting a cell with a formula without deleting the formula
Hello. I am creating an Expense Report worksheet and have created a simple
formula that will calculate mileage based on total miles. Below is my
A B C
1 Expense Type Acct. Code Total Miles Amount
2 Airfare 11111
3 Mileage 22222 20
I am trying to figure out a way to create a conditional formula so that IF
Expense...Highlight changes within cell
Using Excel 2003
I need to highlight the changes I’m making within a cell.
For example: In cell B2, is the customer’s original order quantity of 200. I
revise it to show 225 and I’d like the cell to be highlighted in yellow. I
can then copy and paste the info into an email to show the customer which
items have been revised.
I’ve tried using Track Changes, but it seems that I have to click on the
Track Changes button each time I open the workbook. It also doesn’t keep the
revision highlighted for a copy and paste.
I have 20+ worksheets within the workbook an...How do I use text in a cell as a range name in a formula
If cell A1 had the text TEST in it
and TEST is the name I have given to a group of cells using the name box
what formula can I use to give me the sum of TEST, thats is the sum of the
cells in the group called TEST.
I understand that I can simply have =SUM(TEST), but I want the formula to
refer to Cell A1 to get the name ie =SUM(A1) doesn't work obviously
Any help appreciated
In this case, you want to use the INDIRECT function. E.g.,
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"Kiwi" &...deleting duplicate cells
I am back again... Thanks to everyone's help here last time, I was able
to finish all my work and do it correctly.
Ken- I asked last time i was here about deleting duplicate cells. Some
of the names(address, etc) are repeated in my sheet. I want to delete
the extra cell of the people who are in here twice. Not jus the cell
but their record, name, address, city, state zip when they are in their
twice so that they will only be listed once.
You told me how to do this once but i cant find where it is on the
board. Thanks for all the help.... BR4
-----------------------------------------...Bug? Multiple values in merged cells
I found that merged cells can contain multiple values.
Steps to reproduce:
Type 1,2,3,4 in a1:d1
type sum(a1:d1) in e1
Select a1:b1 and merge
Warning : MultipleData, overwrite?
Say yes to merge
Select the merged a1:b1 cells
No warning.. no overwrite.
c1:d1 are now merged
BUT d1 still contains a value...
and the SUM of a1:d1 = 8 !!
Also happens with FormatPainter etc
Behaviour observed in xl97,xlXP and xl2003
Error checking will find no fault in the sheet...
and you can spend ages to find out WHY your cross
sums dont match!
(although now that i fou...Find Blank Cells
I wish to replace the blank cells in a large database with
a zero (0). I cannot figure out how to find a blank cell
using the Find and Replace option under the Edit menu.
Can anyone show me the way?
I always use CTRL+H to bring up the find and replace menu, leave the
fine part empty, and put in what you want to replace it
with....however, I do notice you say in a "database"? Do you mean in
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What I am trying to do is use say a red coulured cell but when text is added
to the cell it changes colour to green.
The other thing if possible a drop down menu in a cell so when clicked on it
offers three of four selection
And once one wes highlighted it would show in the cell.
Thankls for your help it is really apprereciated.
You can use data validation to create a dropdown list in a cell. There
are instructions in Excel's help, and here:
> Cyber taz
> What I am...Data Validation range
in my book i have a cell with data validation set up to collect data from a
range B5:B1005. every month, this range is empty and gets filled up
throughout the month. my problem is as i have set the validation range to
look at the range B5:B1005, i get a massive dropdown box which ( when i have
only 20 items ), is alot of space. can the validation range be sort of active
so if there is only 20 items in the range, it only lists the 20 items without
the other 800 spaces from the empty cell?
i thought maybe a named range but i cannot get it to do what i need.
any ideas greatly apprecia...CSV file with 13space characters in blank cells
In my office we've just received a recurring report
which has been modified (by someone. Previously
(a CSV file) the Data area (say A1:M30 ) had numbers
or blank cells representing 0 (zero) values.
Now, however the blank cells ARE NOT BLANK (although
they appear blank) all cells without numbers have 13
hard-space values in them, which is causing #VALUE!
I temporarily added an intermediate sheet with formula:
to eliminate the #Value! problem; Is there a better way?
I'm sure there is, just not certain at this point in time.
Any ...Hidden Cells #2
I have user who has a spreadsheet and the cells on colum A appear to be empty. However when you click on a cell, the information appears above in the field where you can change text. That field has a lower case fx in front of it. Anyhow I think the user clicked a setting the hides the information in the cell.
Any help would be appreciated.
Maybe the font is set to white
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> I ha...Help with a range formula
In my spreadsheet I have a percent listed in C20 (206%), this is the
salespersons percent to quota. Below I have a chart that breaks down the
salespersons payout based on that percent
Sales Bonus Schedule:
Percent to Quota Bonus
N1 10-19% N2 $125
O1 20-39% O2 $500
P1 40-99% P2 $1,500
Q1 100-199% Q2 $2,000
R1 200-400% R2 $5,000
S1 401% and above S2 $10,000
In D20 I would like to return the amount of the bonus based on the percen...How can I write in a text in a cell using numbers and the letters.
I'm trying to get some codes in for example 511E09 is one fo them but when I
try to enter another code it makes the code a formula and it changes to
5.11E+09 why is that? I tried changing it by formatting cells to text, but
that doesn't change it. Waht can I do?
Clear the data, change it to text, and then enter it.
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> I'm trying to get some codes in for example 511E09 i...How do I format a cell to display measurement units with symbols . #2
How do I format a cell to display measurement units with symbols in Excel 2000?
(ie. " for inch, etc.)
In article <D7589B6A-8E82-437E-B4D5-BAF36BE237E1@microsoft.com>,
"Mandy" <Mandy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> How do I format a cell to display measurement units with symbols in Excel
> (ie. " for inch, etc.)
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