#### Difficult Question Inside! Anyone up for it? (formatted better, I hope)

```I have only been using Excel for a month now, but did some programmin
many years ago. Maybe I�m being too aggressive, but I�m trying t
divide bills by the number of people responsible for them.

D3=\$10.00
E4= PB, RC, GF

D             E             F        G         H         I
1                                  PB       RC       GF      BEV
2 Amount Description \$30.00 \$30.00 \$30.00 \$30.00
3 \$10.00  Lunch          \$3.23   \$3.23   \$3.24
4             PB, RC, GF \$26.77  \$26.77 \$26.76 \$30.00
5 \$5.50    Bowling
6             PR, RS       \$26.77  \$26.77 \$26.76 \$30.00
7 \$25.00  Birthday Gift
KG             \$26.77 \$26.77 \$26.76 \$30.00

F3=ROUNDDOWN((\$D\$3)/(LEN(E4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(E4,",",""))+1),2) = \$3.23
G3=ROUNDDOWN((\$D\$3)/(LEN(E4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(E4,",",""))+1),2) = \$3.23
H3=ROUNDUP((\$D\$3)/(LEN(E4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(E4,",",""))+1),2) = \$3.24

While the formulas look tedious, they do work. The more difficul
question is:
What if there were 4 initials in cell E4?
Is there anyway to automatically divide the amount spent by the numbe
of people responsible and place their portion of the bill in thei
respective column and row?
If it can be done, can it be assigned to a button, where after enterin
the amount and initials, the button can assign the bill portions to th
appropriate cells?
I apologize for a newbie asking such an apparently intensive question
Don�t be afraid to tell me where to go! ;-) I�m loving learning th
power of excel!

Thanks in advance for help and/or insults! ;-)

Healingbea

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figure out how to post an actual sheet portion.

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```Email me a copy of the spreadsheet and I will help you out.

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>-----Original Message-----
>I have only been using Excel for a month now, but did
some programming
>many years ago. Maybe I'm being too aggressive, but I'm
trying to
>divide bills by the number of people responsible for them.
>
>D3=\$10.00
>E4= PB, RC, GF
>
>D             E             F        G         H
I
>1                                  PB       RC
GF      BEV
>2 Amount Description \$30.00 \$30.00 \$30.00 \$30.00
>3 \$10.00  Lunch          \$3.23   \$3.23   \$3.24
>4             PB, RC, GF \$26.77  \$26.77 \$26.76 \$30.00
>5 \$5.50    Bowling
>6             PR, RS       \$26.77  \$26.77 \$26.76 \$30.00
>7 \$25.00  Birthday Gift
>KG             \$26.77 \$26.77 \$26.76 \$30.00
>
>F3=ROUNDDOWN((\$D\$3)/(LEN(E4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(E4,",",""))
+1),2) = \$3.23
>G3=ROUNDDOWN((\$D\$3)/(LEN(E4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(E4,",",""))
+1),2) = \$3.23
>H3=ROUNDUP((\$D\$3)/(LEN(E4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(E4,",",""))
+1),2) = \$3.24
>
>While the formulas look tedious, they do work. The more
difficult
>question is:
>What if there were 4 initials in cell E4?
>Is there anyway to automatically divide the amount spent
by the number
>of people responsible and place their portion of the bill
in their
>respective column and row?
>If it can be done, can it be assigned to a button, where
after entering
>the amount and initials, the button can assign the bill
portions to the
>appropriate cells?
>I apologize for a newbie asking such an apparently
intensive question.
>Don't be afraid to tell me where to go! ;-) I'm loving
learning the
>power of excel!
>
>
>Thanks in advance for help and/or insults! ;-)
>
>Healingbear
>
>
>---
>Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com/
>
>.
>
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