My spreadsheet has both the rows and columns labeled with
numbers, instead of the columns being labeled by letters.
How do I switch this back?
Dave, tools options, general, uncheck R1C1 reference style
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>...Import Multiple Excel Tables-Same Format
I have an excel spreadsheet with 12 tabs, each a different month of the year.
Each tab is formatted identically. I am trying to import all/each of these
12 tables into a single access table.
The first import works just fine, however, when I go to import the second
tab of data, I get a pop up message stating:
An error occurred trying to import file '<my file name/path is here.xls>'.
The file was not imported.
This tells me nothing as to why it was not imported. The souce excel file
is closed and not being accessed. Any ideas what's going on here?
I could append a...Date format #21
I can't see how to format the date in the UK manner, i.e. 6/12/09, rather
than in the US manner 12/6/09. Can anyone help? Excel 2000.
Select the range to format
Choose date and look to see if the day, month year is in the order you like.
If it is, you can use that.
If it's not, choose Custom
(or what you like)
If the values don't change, then your dates aren't really dates. They're plain
old text that look like dates.
Select your range (one column at a time)
data|text to columns
remove any lines t...Formatting a chart -
I have a chart of type stock, sub-type high-low-close. I
format the chart to make it look the way I want, but then
when I select a different datarange all of the formatting
goes away. This doesn't happen with any other type of
chart that I have built. Does anybody know why the
formatting would be dropped? Why would selecting a
slightly different datarange drop all of the formatting?
For example if I chart row Jan - June and format the
chart. Then go back into the data and select Feb - July,
all the formatting drops, fonts change, line colors change
Email me with any questi...automatically format dates in a cell
when I type a date into a cell, it automatically converts it to a date-time
and formats it according to the system parameters.
Is there any way I can turn this off? I don't want my date as a date time
nor do I want it to format to what the system format is.
I'm not sure what a "date time variable" is, but if you want an XL date,
but in the format you specify, preformat the cells with that format.
If you don't want the date converted to an XL date at all, then
preformat the cells as Text. They will then be left in whatev...How to specify text format when importing CSV files?
I would like to prevent Excel from attempting to interpret the data type when
importing CSV files, and instead always format all fields as Text. For
example, even if a csv field looks like a date, I want it formatted as Text.
When importing a file ending in .txt, the Text Import Wizard lets me
interactively specify each field type individually. That works OK except
when I import files with many fields (100+), it is a burden to click on each
field individually and specify text. Can I make Text format the default when
importing txt and csv files? Thanks.
I don't know of any way ...Conditional Formatting Question MS Access 20002
I have a date field in a report that changes color depending on a date - so
many days. This works fine. But I need to also have the color change based on
a date field in another column. I have tried setting conditional formatting
[operations accept] >= 01/01/2000
this does not work however. Can you tell me how I can set this. This is
condition 3 by the way. Also what is condition 3 the last condition to be met
so that it would over rule condition 2 to change the color.
Thanks in advance.
>I have a date field in a report that changes color depending on ...ODBC outputs to Access 2 format [tables only], how?.
?do I put a bridge in place to convert the Access 2 tables into Access 2000, so we end up with the tables in Access 2000 format? I would like this to happen automatically (in code?) so no user intervention is needed.
Can anyone help?
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...formatting cells #4
is there a formula to put the work "active" in all cells
in a column automatically unless a date is entered to
indicate inactive? Thank you
you could test for a numeric input and maybe even put validation on the
then use something like
where in this case A1 would hold the date/blank
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"katie" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
news:5975...Outlook 2003: Reply to messages using format in which they were sent
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Apologies if this has already been discussed here - I couldn't find any =
When replying or forwarding an email that was sent in plain text format, =
Outlook 2003 does not have any option to force HTML on it. It always =
defaults to plain text. I have often unchecked the option on Outlook =
Express called "Reply to messages using format in which they were sent" =
and that did the tr...Conditional format to cells containing a #DIV/0! error
I would like to apply a conditional format to an entire spreadsheet.
In particular, if a cell returns and error such as #DIV/0! I would the
selected font color to be white.
What do I have to enter in the conditional formatting menu? If I set
the value of the cell equal to #DIV/0!, the format does not work.
A solution that I found could be to use the GoTo functions to select
the cells with errors and then manually apply the color, but since I am
creating a template at a later point the empty cells that return the
divided by zero error may contain a number. Basically I would like the
cells t...Template format changes
How do I change the default formatting for "$", "%" and"," when I open a NEW
file? When I enter a large number and select comma formatting, it gives me
two decimals, and I want none. I would like one decimal with percent format.
Older versions of Excel allowed you to save a normal.xlt file with changes.
When I add a personal template, Excel won't load it without me selecting it
Excel never had a Normal.xlt, it had a BOOK.XLT
Open a new workbook. Customize as you wish.
File>Save As Type: scroll down to Excel Template(*.XLT) and s...Maintaining table formatting when pasting into web client email body?
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Hi, can anyone tell me how to paste a portion of an excel table into the body of a Microsoft Outlook Web Access email such that the table maintains all of its formatting (alignment)? I can't seem to figure it out. <br>
...a status like "checking" to change to date format when completed
I am creating a DB that is for Tracking engineering drawings.
I want to have a status field that has the following
1. not started
2. in process
3. in checking
4 complete / Date completed
Is it possible to have the complete status change to a date somehow?
I want to avoid having two fields, a status field and a complete field
I would suggest that you may want to change that to have four date fields.
That way you can easily check its status in the process and get a complete
but to answer your speci...Counting number of rows with Cond. Formatting to avoid save problem (KB 215783)
I have hit the problem where I get the following message when I save
my large, old xls:
"Excel could not save all the data and formatting you recently added
to <my file>.xls"
I have read through these groups and the MS KB and it seems the only
reason this would happen is if I exceed 2050 rows of conditional
I have written some code to try determine how many rows I have
conditional formatting - but this tells me I have only 1772 rows.
My code is below - can anyone see anything wrong with it which may be
under reporting the number of lines with CF? Does ...Text box formatted to General Number with 2 decimal places NOT allowing the decimal place.
When we enter data into this text box that's formatted it will not
show the decimal places. Can anyone tell me what I've got wrong?
Microsoft Office/Access MVP
"p-rat" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> When we enter data into this text box that's formatted it will not
> show the decimal places. Can anyone tell me what I've got wrong?
Check the field of the table it is bound to to see if it is an integer field.
Build a li...format/picture in email
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
just switched from pc to mac. <br><br>very frustrated when trying to embed pic in an email. <br>
Outlook would allow edit/resize, text wrap or float and create a hyperlink hotspot over the image. Ent. doesn't seem to support any of that formatting fuctionality... <br><br>help anyone?
> This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand
this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.
charset="U...column formatted to general
In my spreadsheet I have a particular column that I have formatted to general
but anytime I enter numbers into a cell in that column, it automatically
changes it to a date and I have to re-format that cell to general.
What type of numbers?
Like 1-12 or similar?
Pre-format the cells as Text or preface the numbers with an apostrophe.
Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP
On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 08:45:08 -0700, lilsparkdog
>In my spreadsheet I have a particular column that I have formatted to general
>but anytime I enter numbers into a cell in...Text Box
I would like to have the same size text box on multiple pages that are
linked. I have tried right clicking the text box, selecting Format Text Box
and checking Apply Settings to New Text Boxes, but it doesn't appear to work.
When I add text to the box and it runs out of space, Publisher asks if I
want to insert a new text box and connect it, and I accept, the new text box
is the wrong size, and sometimes comes in with a black border rather than the
no line border I have designated.
Is there another method to easily accomplish what I want? I have read
several posts that recommend...Conditional Formatting in data table of a chart
I'm using Excel 2007, and trying to apply conditional formatting to the data
table of a line chart. I've tried creating the chart without the formatting
applied to cells with the original data (data source), and then applying the
format to the source; as well as creating the chart after applying the format
to the source. The data table in the chart will naturally update with
changed data since it is linked, but will not incorporate any style
formatting. Any thought? Thanks.
Data tables in charts are not particularly flexible. They do not, for
example, support conditional fo...I need help formating a template for finanical reporting
...How do I add the next month to a calendar w/o loosing cust format
Created a calendar page for the office with custom logo and address info.
The calendar wizard changes everything back to the default when changing the
date range. Help file says to add dates to retain custom elements but not
'How' to add dates.
What's the best way to create a custom calendar and retain the formatting?
The address lines and the logo are determined by your personal information. Look
under Edit, the personal information is the very last item in the menu.
Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
...Number formatting #6
i type "2" and it automatically converts to ".02". I do not want
this. Any idea what I did to get this and how do I get my old excel
Thanks in advance
This is a new one for me. It sounds like you are somehow converting a
percentage to a decimal.
If that's not the case, than I'm not aware of any other number format
that automatically divides a number by 100. Maybe it's something build
into Excel 2007 (I'm on 2003). Try messing with the number formats for
all your data if you're entering directly into Excel.
That On...Conditonal Formatting
I am trying to find a formula (if there is one) to accomplish the following task in a worksheet containing several thousand rows:
Setting the height for the rows in the document depending on the number of lines in a particular row, i.e the height of all rows that have “one line” should be 20, the ones with 2 lines should be 25 or 30, etc., instead of manually selecting every single row and then setting the row height.
this is not possible with a formula but this would require VBA (a
macro) Is this a feasible way for you?
...Regional Options from control panel not displayed in Format Cells
Please can somone help me. I have searched on this topic but Alas I can not
find an answer. So here is my question.
When you set your number formats under control panel -> Regional options
they are the ones EXCEL should use for formatting. My example is I want
Parenthesis around my negative numbers ( ) . I do not want a - sign infront
of number or it to be RED.
So I have set my negative number symbol to () under the regional options.
But if you start Excel and put in a negative number then goto Format cells
-> numbers the option STILL show only a - or RED. I.E. it does not give...