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...Using expression builder object
I'm developing a wizzard in Access which builds import templates for various
data sources to a fixed set of tables. In step 3 the users must be able to
build an expression ; for instance Left([Fieldx],20) . Now I would like to
have a command button on my form which calls the Access expression builder to
allow the users to use this to build the expression. This expression will
then be stored in a text box linked to the templates table.
Anybody know how to call and use this object from VBA code?
I th...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
...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...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...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" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in messa...Filter recordset using query results
I have a form based on a query called [qry Quarterly Planning], it lists all
Itineraries on the system. On this form you can filter records by specifying
a Start and End Date for the [ReviewDate] and/or [Specialist]. It is a
subform on a main unbound form, lets call this Subform1. Along side this I
have another subform (Subform2) which displays ReviewDates that exist
against an Itinerary. In other words Subform1 has a start date of an
activity and if the activity lasts longer than 1 day, then the additional
dates are stored in Subform2 (ItineraryDates). Currently when I...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..."Save" preferences getting lost
I work on long documents and want to save my work frequently.
Every time I set the "Save" preference to a brief interval like
five or ten minutes, the preferences seemingly resets itself to a
default of thirty minutes.
I'm using Word 2008 for the Mac on an Intel running 10.6.2.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
- Mark Pavlick
That indicates that your user ID does not have permission to write to the
preference file that Word is using, or that something is replacing the
With the help of your System...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 get rid of personal folders view in nagivation pane with MA
Hi, trying to help a friend who migrated to hosted mail with MAPI. She is
running Oultlook 2003 with latest updates. In the navigation there are
personal folders and MAPI folders. The personal folders always show at top
and expanded, with the MAPI folders below and not expanded. She only wants
to see the MAPI folders expanded in the navigation view. I tried deleting the
personal folders and it would not let me and it will not let you deliver to
MAPI, which I understand why. Does anyone know how to make this happen?
Is this a hosted Exchange account?
You can change the...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" <email@example.com> wrote in message
news:588AAC05-0F52-404E-AA01-128E70E02D0B@microso...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:
Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com
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
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 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...Using Visio HTML output within frames
I want to include visio HTML output in a frame of another html file.
Unfortunately it is not working.
I understood the problem is in vml_*.htm files. It is due to, the
target arrtibute(pointing to _parent) in v:shapetype tag and
href attribute (pointing to #) in v:shape tag. These attributes should
point to "_top" and "<target-html-file>#" respectively inorder to work.
I want to change these options while saving .vsd as web page?
I would appreciate if you can help me in this regard.
coor...Newbie Question: Using Web Services
I've been trying to implement Infopath with CRM with no success. I've
tried the example, http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnmbscrm1_2/html/mbs_crminfopathcrmintegration.asp,
to no avail. I have followed the example to the letter, but find the
information about publishing the Web Service to the server to be
somewhat lacking. Admittedly, I am not a programmer, and I am
continually running into an error in line 54:
Has anyone else ...How can I set an alarm Excel?
I would like to set an audible alarm in Excel based on a cell value.
Try this in the worksheet VBA editor. If the value of A5 is greater than 50
you get a beep.
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim frequency As Long
Dim duration As Long
If Target <> Range("A5") Then Exit Sub
If Target.Value > 50 Then
frequency = 4160
duration = 1500
Call Beep(frequency, duration)
"Annell" <Annell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EFE8AA18-3F14-4A92-941D-053922417AB2@mic...Please Help w/ Large Excel File
Hello everyone. I have this Excel file that has drawing text box objects in
the document. When I delete a text box the attributes still are present,
but just not showing. It is continually growing my file size. When I
export the document to HTML after deleting all the text box drawing objects
and saving the file, the text box objects still show as vtextbox elements in
this file. I tried to reproduce this with a new Excel workbook but could
not. I would be greatful if anyone can figure this out, as I have a lot of
documents to re-create if there is no solution. Thank you.
exce...Linked excel template to excel database
I have created an excel template (form) that is linked to
an excel database. I would like to add a couple of macros
to the form (Save record to database and continue) and one
(Save record and exit). When I try to create the macro
with the RECORD MACRO, it does not record the dialog box
that pops which asked you if you want to create a new
recorded in the database. There is no need to save each
individual record just the database. I am trying to make
it an easy step for those entering the data so all they
have to do is hit the macro and not worry about not saving
the template (whic...