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...Exchange 2003 new install can not receive external email.
I have just setup a new Windows Server 2003 standard edition with
Exchange 2003 standard edition on it. I have been working for a while
trying to get it to receive external email. I can send out and send/
receive internal messages, but when someone trys to send me a message
from outside our network they get the following returned mail message
This Message was undeliverable due to the following reason:
Each of the following recipients was rejected by a remote mail
The reasons given by the server are included to help you determine
each recipient was rejected.
Recipient: <**...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...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
...Create a distribution list from addresses in the 'To' list
I belong to a social group, and our co-ordinator sends out an email from
time to time with all the latest addresses in the To list.
I already have a distribution list for the group, which then needs to be
checked through and updated. Is there a simple way of transferring those
addresses into my own distribution list? I'm using Outlook 2002.
Everybody's fiddling around with bits of paper - I'll be a hero if I can
make it easy for them!
"Astley" <ast@...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'?
...Can I send a recurring e-mail automatically each week
I want to send a e-mail with the same verbiage to the same person once a week
and make it a recurrence with no end date. Can I set this up once in Outlook
so it is scheduled automatically?
Microsoft Office 2003 Version
Students and Teachers Edition
Windows Vista Home Premium
Happy new Year!!
...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...How can I change 'Normal' Style for Word e-mails to 'Normal (Web)'?
Hi, I'm using Word as my e-mail editor in Outlook 2003 and want to change
the default Style for e-mails from 'Normal' to 'Normal (Web)'.
The problem is that new e-mails and replies in HTML format use the 'Normal'
Microsoft Word 'Style', and this has no gap after paragraphs. The upshot of
this is that when sending an e-mail, I have to press return twice to create
a gap, but when the recipient views this, their software shows it as four
gaps (the extra carriage return I typed + their correctly viewed HTML
carriage return after each line).
E.g. I type this:
...Creating new attributes
When using Schema Manager to create new attributes, I'm not able to create a
new attribute with "Lookup" as type, "Lookup" is not availabe as one of the
type options. But yet some of the exist fields, for example, in Account
table came with "Lookup" as type. Why? Is there a work-around? Please
You cannot add custom lookup's to the current release of MSCRM. The only way
around is to build a custom .aspx page and build your own. Might be possible
in the next release.
> When using Schema Manager to crea...adding name /creating field/query?
I can create an invoice_number field in a query using the primary
field ID from the main table as
but if ID say is 100, I cannot work out how to create
We aren't there. We can't see what you're looking at.
Where did "renewal_invoice_100" come from and what does it mean?
Please post the SQL statement of the query you are trying to use.
Microsoft Office/Access MVP
Microsoft IT Academy Program Mentor
http://micro...How do I create several NEW templates from start to finish please?
Hi knowledgeable people.
I am looking for instructions on how to create a range of basic templates
that I can use, perhaps even by selecting them as 'stationery', for example;
if I go to >New >Format >Apply stationery, or any other similar method.
I can create new html stationery backgrounds, but this is NOT what I am
looking for, as a lot of people still read email in plain text only...does
this make sense?
Plain text templates would be fine.
I simply can't find any info on creating email templates anywhere to suit
this Windows Live Mail Desktop versio...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 ...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...can't customize toolbar
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
all i see is document elements, quick tables, charts and smartart graphics. i do not see the main menu or the toolbar button. when i attempt to customize the toolbar, the to menu bar and format bar do not appear where they should. on a website i visited, they advised that i drag and drop the temporary toolbar into the real toolbar. but i can't drag and drop the toolbar. i can only move the temporary toolbar. how do i add the menu bar and format bar for go?
You may have hidden the toolbar by accident. Click on the ti...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...Reverse created rules
I inadvertantly created a rule to automatically send
emails from an email address directly into the deleted
How do I reverse or delete the rule for this sender???????
If this is Outlook then select the Tools Menu > Rules Wizard > locate the
Rule and delete it, if its Outlook Express then go to Tools > Message Rules
"firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> wrote in
> I inadvertantly created a rule to automatically send
> emails from an email address directly into the deleted
&...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...[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'
"...Can you only merge up to a certain number of cells
I am working on microsoft excel 2003, I have a sheet that I merged cells
starting with line 8 through 43...when I type my information in the merged
area I can see all that I am typing...say it goes up to line 30 once I hit
the enter key I can only see up to line 20. Even when I print it out it only
prints up to line 20...I have checked to make sure there are not locked cells
etc. I cannot figure out at all why this is happening...is there only up to
a certain number of cells you can merge?
From "Excel Specifications and Limits"
Length of cell contents (text) ...Help with a simple database
I am attempting to use Excel to develop a simple database for my office.
The database basically lists a variety of orders purchased from various
vendors, and my goal is to categorize and sort each vendor seperately.
GC Group 4/24/03 7831.1 $1,000.00
Alpha 1/20/03 7003.1 $2,000.00
Chandler 5/6/03 7050.1 $345.50
Is what the main chart looks like. Now, what I'm trying to accomplish
is, suppose I added
Tomsen 4/20/03 7873.1 $200.00
to the very bottom, Excel would automatically create a new tab (or even
worksheet, if possible) tit...