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
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> 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...Compare and Highlight Rows
I have an excel file with two worksheets. is there a way to programatically
compare the two worksheets to find matches and highlight those matches on
They both have the same columns.
I want to compare the InspectionID column.
The Inspection ID column may have duplicates in both of the worksheets.
I have never done anything in excel above the beginner level. However, I am
a very skilled VBA programmer (programmed in ACCESS for over 10 years).
You may find it easier to use Conditional formatting instead:
For instance, with Sheet1 column A selected, and cel...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.
>...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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news:firstname.lastname@example.org...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 ...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" <email@example.com> 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...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" &...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...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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~~ View and post usenet messages directly from http://www.Exc...COLOUR CHANGE IS A CELL
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...conditional formating: ifs and highlighting rows
my spreadsheet documents error incidents, with each row showing the date the
incident was discovered (column A) and the date it was resolved (column I).
it also calculates networkdays (column J) -- unless column I=0 -- and
references an array of holiday dates on another sheet.
i would like to create a conditional format that will identify rows with an
incident, but no resolution date, then highlight the row and possibly even
show "unresolved" in column J cell of that row.
Well, you have to decide which way you want to go with this.
If you leave column J ...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
Regards Ron de Bruin
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> I ha...Cant see highlighting unless I go into print preview
When i open an excel file I can not see the highlights on any documents
unless you go into print preview. I have been looking for a way to show the
highliting for a while now. I have compared the settings to another machine
that shows the highlights normally and found no difference. I have also
reinstalled it and the problem reoccures.
The same document can be opened by others and they see the highlights, and
it doesnt matter what document it is. This occurs on all documents.
Assuming "highlights" means colored cells..........
If this is a problem with all Excel file...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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charse...how do I turn off highlighter ?
I'm new to One Note and i don't know how to turn off highlighter when I'm
done using it, please help.
> I'm new to One Note and i don't know how to turn off highlighter when
> I'm done using it, please help.
I assume you are talking about the highlighter pen (not highlighting
(a) Click on the pen icon again,
(b) click on the icon for typing ("A" with the susor).
...How do I count the number of cells
I have several dozens columns and 52 rows containing Data.
All the columns are labled Odd or Even
In the final (right most) Column I want to count the number of times that
that coulmn has data in it
The last row belows shows what the answer should be
Odd Even Odd Even Odd Even Odd
5 1 2 ????? ?????
1 7 6 3 ????? ?????
5 1 2 ????? ?????
1 2 9 3 1 3
- will count the number of non blank cells.
In the brackets place the range name (for example A1:A2).
Please hit Yes if my comments have helped.
&...Automatic resizing of cell
I use Excel for my job. When I enter a long text sentence
into a cell that is larger than the cell, it gets covered
up because the text wrapping is on. I want the sentence to
wrap around to the next line, but Excel doesn't
automatically adjust the size of the cell when it sees
that the text is longer. I end up printing out my work and
only half of the sentence is there. I can resize it
myself, but I want Excel to resize it when it sees that
it's covering it. I can't see why anyone would actually
WANT Excel to cover it up.
Which version of Excel are you using. I'm u...