How not to display cell contents in toolbar above work area
I do not want the cell contents to be repeated in the toolbar above the work
area. I have cells with long text messages and the display of box in the
toolbar flows over the work area, which confuses readability. Can I switch
this display off. One edits text in the cell anyway.
Go to the Tools menu, choose Options, then the View tab. There,
uncheck the "Formula bar" setting.
Microsoft MVP - Excel
Pearson Software Consulting, LLC
"Laurence Lombard" <firstname.lastname@example.org&g...Is it possible to count the no. of characters in a cell in Excel?
In order to create Tweets in Excel, I wanted to know if you could count the
characters/spaces in a cell.
To count characters excluding spaces
to count spaces
When competing hypotheses are otherwise equal, adopt the hypothesis that
introduces the fewest assumptions while still sufficiently answering the
> In order to create Tweets in Excel, I wanted to know if you could count the
> characters/spaces in...remove non-numeric characters from a cell
How can I remove all non-numeric characters from a cell? I am trying to
figure final grades for all the students in our school. The cells that I am
working with contain the percentage and the appropriate letter grade (i.e. 80
C+, 85B, 101 A+, etc.) The grades can be two or three digit numeric and one
or two characters (may or may not have a space seperating the numbers from
the leters). Thanks for any help on this,
Scott Bodager (SWBodager@aol.com)
Assume your data is in the range A1:A100.
In B1 enter this formula and copy down as needed:
=LOOKUP(1000,--LEFT(A1,ROW(IN...Copying info from cells and putting them into a letter
I have a few columns in various sheets in a document, say columns A, B and
C. The range of the cells within these columns is from 7:31. Now what I
would like is for, in a new sheet, I am going to create a template letter
sheet, "sheet13". Now everytime, I enter information in any of the cells
within the columns, A, B and C, I want the information to be copied over
into my template letter sheet, "sheet13". As the information will remain in
my spreadsheets for a while, I only want the information copied over from
new information which has just been inputted that day. I could ...Double-clicking cell with =A1 no longer takes you to A1 in v2003?
I have a co-worker who tells me he used to be able to any cell and make
it equal another using the "=A1" type of syntax -- and then when he'd
double-click it, it would take him to cell A1. However, he says he
cannot do it in v2003. :(
Anyone know how to turn this feature on/off or know an alternative?
Apparently it drives him crazy! :eek:
~Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. :)
GoDario27's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php?action=getinfo&am...Print Preview colors
My app is using the standard Doc/View Print Preview function.
The preview works fine but only the images are drawn not correct.
I guess this has to do with the fact that the preview function is drawing
them with 256 colours.
Does anyone know if I'm correct and how to change this so that the images
are drawn with more colours?
Thanks in advance,
After further testing it appears that the problem isn't caused by the amount
of colours but has something to the scale of the image. (CDC::StretchBlt
When I draw an image at 100% the colour is good. What adjustmen...Blank Cells....
I am using Excel 2007 on Win XP Pro SP2,
How is it possible to do the following please?
I have several columns formatted to currency. When the amounts in them are
nil, they show up as follows: �0.00, I would rather they showed as an empty
cell, is this possible? If so how do I accomplish this?
I am only a novice with Excel, so please try to keep answers simple.
Many Thanks for any replies.
Office button (top left)>Excel Options>Advanced tab>Display options for this workbook>Uncheck Show a zero in cells that have zero
Microsoft MVP - Excel...security of a cell
is it possible to protect a range of cells, so that it i wanted to
change them a box could appear requesting the password to access the
i would idelly like to set this up so that the need to go through the
top menu is bypassed.
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This was added in xl2002 as a built in feature.
Before that version, you'd need a macro. And if the user opened the workbook
without enabling macros, it wouldn't be effective.
c...In excel how do I increase a number in a cell by 1 after I print?
I use excel to print blank invoices for my company and i want that prints on
the invoice to go to the next higher number after everytime i print. any
Take a look at Ron de Bruin's site for adding a number to a cell each time a
copy is printed.
Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP
On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 11:44:11 -0700, mjtaxpro
>I use excel to print blank invoices for my company and i want that prints on
>the invoice to go to the next higher number after everytime i print. any
>s...How do I count the number of brackets within a formula (cell)?
I am reviewing vehicle usage. An example of a formula under review is as
follows: =(5-2)+(6-2)+(8-3). This will add up the kilometers. The 2nd
column (the problem), I want to calculate is the number of trips. Each
bracket is considered one trip. In the above example that would be a total
of 3 trips and total of 12 km.
One way, using a UDF:
Public Function NumTrips(rng As Excel.Range) As Variant
If Not .HasFormula Then
NumTrips = 0 ' or CVErr(xlErrRef)
NumTrips = Len(.Formula) - _
...Coverting a series of Cells In a Column to Rows
I have a list of organizations with Name, address, email etc. separated by
How do I convert these series of text in cells to rows? Here is an example
unfortunately, each group does not have the same amount of cells.
American College of Medical
4334 Montgomery Ave 2nd Fl
Bethesda MD 20814
Ms Bridget Brodie
American College of Medical
777 E Park Dr; PO Box 8820
Harrisburg PA 17105-8820
hmiller@pa...Displaying locked cells
I know that you can tab to unlocked cells, but when you
have been designing a spreadsheet, is there a way of
displaying which cells are locked (protected) and which
>I like to use a conditional format for this:
>In cell A1, call up Format / Conditional Format. In the
drop down box select "Formula is" and then enter the
>Select a suitable cell background colour (or font colour,
or whatever) for the condition then OK. Copy your format
to the rest of your...HOw do I change group of cells from absolute reference?
When I do a Paste Special>Paste Link, the cell looks something lik
='MAIN'!$A$3. This is great, its just what I want. Now I remove the
beofre the 3 and drag the cells so my list is linked correctly, like
='MAIN'!$A3, ='MAIN'!$A4, ='MAIN'!$A5, and so on. If I don't remove th
$, it just stays as $A$3 for every item.
Here's my question. Is there and easy way to convert the cells back t
being locked with the $ in place again like: ='MAIN'!$A$3
='MAIN'!$A$4, ='MAIN'!$A$5, and so on? Sometimes the list is long an
its a pain puttin...Gridlines disappear when applying background cell color
I haven't found a way to do a very simple thing - retain cell
gridlines when applying a background color to cells. Surely there
must be some endemic way to do this. As it is, sections of my
pages have gridlines and other sections do not.
I've gone Options/View/ gridline color, but even black gridlines
do not survive applying a light b/g color.
MS Office '03
I'd turn off the gridlines and apply borders (under format|cells).
> I haven't found a way to do a very simple thing - retain cell
> gridlines when applying a background...Append text to a cell in edit mode of excel sheet...
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I am unable to write/append some text to the cell (excel sheet) in edit =
mode from my custom toolbar while I m able to write on complete cell =
(not on edit mode) using following code=20
appXl.ActiveCell.Value2 =3D "Sample Text";=20
Can anyone help me for adding a text to a cell in edit mode of excel =
------=_NextPart_000_006E_01C6A72A.1D0660...I need a formula that will return the value of a cell next to a cell with searchable data. TIA
Thanks in advance guys and girls,
I've created a spreadsheet that plays a game.
Each row of the spreadsheet represents a new game with a different
I need a formula in a cell that will search across that row, find a
word "TRUE" and then display the contents of the cell one cell to the
right of the cell with the word "TRUE" in it.
FALSE Fred FALSE Fred TRUE Fred FALSE Sky FALSE
Sky FALSE Sky FALSE Sky FALSE Sky FALSE Sky
So i need the last cell (blank) in this row to return "Fred" cause
"Fred" is next to the right of "True".
I...How do I get excell to highlight entire row when I am in any cell
I am trying to find a way to highlight the entire row no matther which cell I
renah7, have a look at Chip's addin here,
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 2002 & 2003
"renah7" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I am trying to find a way to highlight the entire row no matther which cel...Is there any way to create a drop down calendar into a cell in ex.
I am trying to make an interoffice work order for maintenance issues and need
to create a drop down calendar with a box with a button (icon) that when
clicked on shows the calendar to pick the date and enter it into the box. I
know how to insert a calendar that stays on the page but does not drop down.
I am using Microsoft Excel 2003. Help!!!!
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)
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news:71F54092-0CE9-43D7-ADDC-980E9ABF0227@microsof...AutoSave without editing, or calculating cells without change
I am pulling data from another place which gets updated on save, however not
just save, something on the sheet appears to need to be updated. I have
written a Module which saves the sheet on a pre defined timed interval. The
procedure is working (without editing the sheet). But my data will not
update unless I manually change a cell anywhere on the sheet, then at the
next timed interval of Save, all my tags are updated. How do I Change a cell
(from within my code) each pass through the timer. I beleive if the cell
automatically updated right before the save command, then my data ho...Formattinb cells
Is it possible to change the background color of a column of cells depending
on the value
of the cell at the top of the column.
I have written a macro to do this but can't find a statement to do this:
worksheets(:Sheet1").cells(cl,rw).backcolor = QBColor(14)
Error message method not supported and nowhere in the help can I find an
Suggestions would be appreciated
Why not just use format>formula is>conditional formatting
=a2=$a$1 and format as desired>copy format using format painter.
firstname.lastname@example.org...Cell names #2
Is there a way to delete multiple names from the Insert>name>define box?
One at a time.
But you can get a copy of Jan Karel Pieterse's (with Charles Williams and
Matthew Henson) Name Manager to help:
You can find it at:
NameManager.Zip from http://www.oaltd.co.uk/mvp
> Is there a way to delete multiple names from the Insert>name>define box?
To delete multiple names and many other name related utilities, try
downloading Jan Karel Pieterse's invaluable Name Manager addin. It is
downloadable, free of charge, at:
...VB Code not grabbing cell values
hi, i was given the VB code below which takes all the value of cells V17 and
X25 and create a list down columns A and K on the 'graphs' sheet, it works
when i manually enter values into cells V17 and X25 and was testing it, but
it doesn't work when those cells are auto populated with data as they
calculate other cells, so the VB code isn't taking the values that appear in
those cells automatically like it should.
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim strColumn As String, lngRow As Long, ws As Worksheet
If Target.Count <> 1 ...Find a row based on a word in the cell
I would like to search a worksheet for "apple". When it finds "apple", I
want it to select that row, as well as the row below it (which does not
contain the word "apple".) I would like to continue to search until the end
of the worksheet. So, it will find all rows that contain the word "apple",
select that row, as well as the row directly beneath it. Then it needs to
cut these cells and paste into a new worksheet.
The rows will never be the same, but the word "apple" will always occur in
column A. "apple" will neve...how do I copy the worksheet tab name to a cell?
I've got a workbook with 12 tabs. Within one of the tabs, I'd like to
create a table of the 12 tab names. When I change a tab name, I want the
table to be updated automatically.
I posted an example file to http://www.Galimi.com/Examples/shtChange.xls
Following is the Workbook_Activate code
Private Sub Workbook_SheetActivate(ByVal Sh As Object)
If Sh.Name <> shtPlace.Name Then Exit Sub
For Each sht In ThisWorkbook.Sheets
shtPlace.Range("nmSht").Offset(intr) = sht.Name
intr = intr + 1
http://HelpExcel.com...Text color in Win32 program
I just can't see why the following code doesn't change the text color to
LRESULT CALLBACK WndProc(HWND hwnd, UINT message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM
HDC hdc = ::GetDC(hwnd);
HPEN pen = ::CreatePen(PS_SOLID, 3, RGB(255, 0, 0));
old = ::SelectObject(&hdc, pen);
PostQuitMessage (0) ;
return 0 ;
::TextOut(hdc, 100, 100, TEXT("Hello Windows"), 13);
ReleaseDC (hwnd, hdc) ;
return ::DefWindowProc (hwnd, message, wParam, lParam) ;