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...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: <**...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...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...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
...Auto start (and Stop) downloading from POP accounts.
My ISP rpovide me a free time to use internet conection between 2.00
amto 8.00 am.
My ISP charges me on the maount of data send / receive by me on MB
So, is any way that the MS profesionsl edition 2003 (outlook) starts on
2.01 am, starts downloding / sending the mails from POP accounts. and
stop at 7.59 am.
Is any trick available , please let me and other esteem members of this
thanks in advance.
Schedule a task (in Win), ie to start OL (I assume you will have configured
OL for polling)
Then schedule a shutdown/close of OL
"Prince" <r.r.makwana@gmai...how do i add time up in exel
everytime i use =sum(a1:a30)*24 i keep getting an odd number even though i
only enter even numbers ,this is to add my hours worked in a month
Tell us what's in a1:a30. If they are all even numbers, you should
definitely get an even result. But if they include minutes, you can get an
odd number of hours.
Please reply to newsgroup, not e-mail
"loadie" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> everytime i use =sum(a1:a30)*24 i keep getting an odd number even though
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'?
Retail Management Systems Ltd. has just released a new addon for Timed
RMS TimeZone allows you to rent out 'zones'. The easy thing is, you decide
what a zone is. Whether you own a golf dome, billiard hall, shooting range
(see list below for many other industries) you have the power to specify
base pricing, minimum times, and additional per minute pricing. The visual
interface tells the employees which zones are occupied/rented, by which
customer, and how long the zone has been in use. TimeZone supports an
unlimited number of zones. This add-on provides easy to use mouse...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!!
...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 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 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:
...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...Time differances
1 have 4 boxes
start time end time lunch hours worked
09:00 17:00 1.00 7:00
09:00 17:00 0.30 7:70 (should
How do I make it 9.5 hours by changing forumla
Format for General, Number, or anything except Date/Time. Format - Cells -
You'll get 7.5. If you got 7:50, as you requested, it would look like hours
"Trever B" <TreverB@discussions.microsoft.c...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 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...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 ...cant start outlook pst file to large
Hi I hope somebody may be able to help im new to outlook and now I cant start
outlook message says cannot open your default email folders pst file its too
large as I cannot open outlook I cannot delete old folders
See if this helps: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296088
Ben M. Schorr, MVP
Roland Schorr & Tower
Author: The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2007:
"Ray" <Ray@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B3B824DC-3C9B-4B1B-8EF3-61...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...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...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...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
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