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...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...Before Update on record select
I am getting no where fast. I have a main form and sub form and what i need
is a message to appear when user moves on to the next record using the record
selector on the bottom of the form. I have tried the beforeupdate on the form
but no results. Can form design prevent a message prompt?
One problem is that if no changes to the current record have been changed,
the Before Update event will not fire.
If you do make a change, the code as is should work.
I have gotten into the habbit of not using the standard record navigators,
but write my own so I can easily deal with this.
Dave Ha...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...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
...worksheet tabs 01-06-10
In the 2003 excel-- Is there a way to have the worksheet tabs automatically
go in alphabetical order-- or do you have to do in manually?
Use this code:
Dim iCount As Integer
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
iCount = Sheets.Count
For i = 1 To iCount - 1
For j = i + 1 To iCount
If Sheets(j).Name < Sheets(i).Name Then
> In the 2003 excel-- Is there a way to have the worksheet tabs automatically
...Set request parameters for web services
My .net application is to consume a Java web services exposed using
The web service will extract the user name and password to perform some
/** Java **/
userId = hReq.getParameter("wsUserName");
password = hReq.getParameter("wsPassword");
So my ASP.net application will need to set the user id and password to
be passed as a HTTP request parameters
upon calling the java web service.
I have added a web refernce to this web service inside my .net
But i can't seems to find any methods or parameters to set the request
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'?
...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...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...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...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 ...printing multi page newsletters with publisher 2000
Created a new newsletter in publisher 2000, tried to print it on my Epson
Photo R1800 printer which supports up to 13x19 sheet paper and 13"x***' in
roll format and could not select a format to print pages 1 and 4 on one side
and then 2 and 3 on the other. Downloaded an instruction sheet from
Microsoft on printing "two 8.5-by11-inch pages per 11-by-17-inch sheet of
paper" It says on "file" click "print", choose a printer that can print on
11x17, then click "Book Printing Option" at the bottom of the dialog box.
Problem is this "Bo...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:
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Take a look at Tools-Options-General tab- uncheck ignore
other application...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...Invalid XML error when I open customization setting
I have a problem when I try to open customization setting after I import an
entity. The system errored "Invalid XML" "The XML passed to the platform is
not well-formed XML". Please recommend how to resolve this problem. Thanks.
...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 ...Excel Problem
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...Setting MDI Parent Size To Fit Around A Child Form
How do you set the client size of an MDI parent to fit around a child form?
Breakpoints in the constructor and load event handler show the child size to
be already modified to fit into the parent; the child's size does not match
what shows in the Designer. I suppose the real question might be how do you
determine the size of the child window or keep the parent from changing it
What you're asking for is a little backwards, but I'm sure you have your
At any rate, these are the properties you will want to investigate:
...[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'
How do I print white text onto black paper? The text just comes out blank
when printed. I am using a black background on screen to see what it looks
like, then deleting that so I can print in white.
On Mon, 12 May 2008 18:46:03 -0700, PJ1980
>How do I print white text onto black paper? The text just comes out blank
>when printed. I am using a black background on screen to see what it looks
>like, then deleting that so I can print in white.
Does your printer have a WHITE ink cartridge?
You can't do it.
Ther...how do i change colour of scroll bar in worksheet
I find it very difficult to see the scroll bar in my excel workshhet as they
are white, can they be changed to a colour and if so how ?
Are the scrollbars white in other applications?
In win98, I could change some display settings, but I couldn't change the
But if the scrollbars aren't white in other applications, then this can't be the
> I find it very difficult to see the scroll bar in my excel workshhet as they
> are white, can they be changed to a colour and if so how ?
In word they are, but not on a...Linking information form one worksheet to another
Hi, i have a big problem
i want to create a link between some columns in two seperate worksheets, so
that when i type a name on the master sheet it would give me the required
information.Dont know if i explained this right, lets say on the master sheet
i have columns : Name,Sex and Height on columns A,D and BH respectively i
want that if i type a person's name in worksheet 2 it should give me the
results on columns A,C,F in that worksheet. Please help i need it asap for my
One way ..
Assuming your "master" sheet is named: Master, with data in row1 down
In Shee...set default record to a table
I have a shared db with various front ends (mde). I would like to set a
paricular record as my default record, so whenever someone opens up the
various db forms it opens up to the same default record. Is this possible?
Maybe this is a matter of terminology...
In Access, data is stored in tables. Each table has it's own records
(collections of related data).
When you say you want a "record" to be the default one pulled up by
everyone, how do you know they are all using their different forms to look
at the same data (i.e., table)?
Next, why? What is it about ...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