Rewriting a formula...
I have a spreadsheet that calculates totals and has formulas in certain
columns. Is is possible to have the formulas work, but not have any
numbers in the cells before I input them? For example, in column D, I
have the simple formula =D9+E9, and so on and so forth down to
=D25+E25. I may only put itmes in until D11. So in D12 thru D25, I
have $0.00. Can I rewrite this formula, possible an IF/THEN statement
to add the two columns, but not show the $0.00 in D12 thru D25, since I
did not have to do any addition? My main goal is to not have this info
in D12 thru D25 print to make the sheet ...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...Rollup 2 and Office 2007
I already have Roll Up 1 and the Office 2007 compatibility patch installed.
If I now install roll up 2 will I have to reinstall the office 2007
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> I already have Roll Up 1 and the Office 2007 compatibility patch installed.
> If I now install roll up 2 will I have to reinstall the office 2007
...New Disk storage
I'm planning on adding a new SAN to our Exchange system (Active/Passive 2
node cluster) and this has been connected to the Exchange cluster nodes and
is accessible as shared disk storage.
But that isn't the question I've got, basically the mail stores are
currently located on a Powervault (Drive S:) and I need to present a plan for
moving this data (14 databases) onto the SAN storage, I can see two options
Option1) Use the ESM to migrate databases to new drive letter
1. Use exmerge to export all email to PST files (and ensure backup)
2. use the ESM utility to change the...if cell starts with characters formula
I need to count cells in a column starting with certain characters. each
cell's data varies in length. I have tried with @countif( but does not work
if the cell contains other characters after the "prefix".
row 20 cell 5 apples
row 21 cell 5 apples red
row 22 cell 5 apples green
row 23 cell 5 plums green
row 23 cell 5 plums purple
totals required for apples = 3 (regardless of colour)
total required for plums = 2 (regardless of colour)
@countif(C20:c30,"plums") gives answer of 1 require answer of 2
@countif(C20:c30,&quo...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...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
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 you change the background color of a picture?
I have a image that I have copy and pasted, however I want to fill behind the
image. I know how to fill and all that, my problem is that it recognizes the
entire image as a picture, I was wondering if there is a way to change the
background while the image lays on top?
> I have a image that I have copy and pasted, however I want to fill
> behind the image. I know how to fill and all that, my problem is that
> it recognizes the entire image as a picture, I was wondering if there
> is a way to change the background while the image lays on top?
=============...Sort ascending, make changes, restore previous order
I've got an AutoFilter in a spreadsheet. I want to sort ascending, mak
some changes to some cells, then restore the previous order. Can thi
be done easily or will this require some programming??
Thanks in advane!
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I'd use a helper column.
Put =row() and drag down.
Convert it to values (edit|copy, edit|paste special|values)
Do all y...what's the formula for adding symbols in cells?
I have a chart that has blank info in the legend. I want
to add an * to indicate something, but just inserting a
symbol doesn't work. Any ideas? Thanks.
To add information to the legend, you need to add to a series name.
Right click on the chart, select Source Data from the pop up menu, click
on the series tab, select a series, and either type something in the
name box, or click in it and select a cell with the mouse.
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Peltier Technical Services
> I have a chart tha...Size of dynamically allocated array
What's the easiest way to determine the size (number of objects) of a
dynamically allocated array?
While it's probably not reliable, I did find that the address you get back
from the 'new' operator is not the actual starting address of the allocated
block. If you subtract sizeof(DWORD)*4 from that address and then read the
value at that address, you'll have the requested size, but not the actual
size that the memory manager allocated. For example:
char *p = new char;
strcpy(p, "Hello World!"); // not necessary but does help to locate stuff in
mem...formula based on format
Is there a way to have a formula that is based on a cell colour or based on
the way a cell is formated? I need it to count the number of occurrences
that this happens.
Thank you for your time.
you'll need VBA. See for an example:
"James Kendall" wrote:
> Is there a way to have a formula that is based on a cell colour or based on
> the way a cell is formated? I need it to count the number of occurrences
> that this happens.
> Thank you for your time.
> Windows NT
> Office 97
This ...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...Grammar check not working
I am using Word 2007 and have a problem with grammar and punctuation errors.
I deliberately put two spaces between words, do not put space after a comma,
write long sentences and finish a sentence without a verb but the green
underline never appears. The spell check is functioning properly, no problem
with that. In Word Options > Proofing, "Mark grammar errors as you type" is
selected. I changed that selection and tried again but it still did not work.
I used different languages as default language but no change.
I would be grateful if someone could come...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
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Using Excel 2000 & 97
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"Michael Rodriguez" <email@example.com> 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:
...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...Radar chart in Access 2007 report
Can you add a Radar chart to an access 2207 report?
...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
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news:588AAC05-0F52-404E-AA01-128E70E02D0B@microso...Change File Locations to Private Drive (not Folder)
I know that I can use "File Locations" in "Options" so that whenever I use
the "Open..." command in Word, it will open to a specific folder. I'm
wondering if there is a way that this can be applied not to a folder but to a
specific drive on a network.
Our company has a main public drive and has also assigned each of the Staff
their own private drive. Is there a way to access the "main page" (for lack
of a better term) of my private drive each time I use "Open..." in Word?
Right now it goes to "My Computer" or ...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 ...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: