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...Outlook needs Outlook Express to work
I've installed my Outlook 2002 on my new Vista PC (I had Xp before). Now when
I start Outlook it says "requires Outlook Express 4.01 or greater". I've been
looking for Outlook Express to download and install but no joy. No CD came
with my new Vista PC. Any ideas, short of buying a more modern Outlook?
Vista doesn't actually support Outlook 2002 or older. Outlook Express is
part of Internet Explorer but with the advent of Vista, it was switched to
Windows Mail. There is no more Outlook Express.
You could attempt however to create a profile using workgroup or c...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...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'?
...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
...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...Need help with Auto Filter
I have a spreedsheet that is filtered in multiple columns. I am running a
"Subtotal" function to count certian rows when I filter the column. My
question is this. Is there a way to save or freeze the data that the
subtotal function counts in a different cell. In other words I want subtotal
to count everything in a particular column but I want to be able to save that
number somewhere so that when I filter again with another variable I am able
to still view the first subtotal to compare the two. I hope this makes
sense and thanks in advance for any assistance you can provi...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...No Warning When Transaction Edits Are Going To Be Lost
I don't know how many times I have finished editing a transaction, and then
inadvertently clicked somewhere else, like up into the register to see a
prior example, and lost all my edits. The real problem is that there is no
notification from Money that I am about to lose all my edits, it just trashes
Sure would be nice if Money asked me if I want to save the edits before
discarding them, yes??
This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
Agree" b..."Save" preferences getting lost
I work on long documents and want to save my work frequently.
Every time I set the "Save" preference to a brief interval like
five or ten minutes, the preferences seemingly resets itself to a
default of thirty minutes.
I'm using Word 2008 for the Mac on an Intel running 10.6.2.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
- Mark Pavlick
That indicates that your user ID does not have permission to write to the
preference file that Word is using, or that something is replacing the
With the help of your System...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 ...Help with income/expenses
Running 2003 in home page I setup income and expenses I prefer to see one
whole month. Money some how shows it as 1/22/2006 through 2/20/2006 any way
to fix this?
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...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 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...HELP! Need to export hourly sales data on POS (NOT RMS)
How can I export hourly sales data across a date range? For instance, I
want to show hourly sales for the month of October so I can graph it and
post it in our break room.
If I can't export hourly data, can I export daily sales?
The built-in reports don't address this data format.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Mark, This should work for you. Keep in mind it takes up to 5-10 minutes to
load...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...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 ...Need Query Help
I have two tables, Table A & Table B, in my database that have the
same fields (Name, SSN, etc). Most of the records in both tables are
identical, but each table has some unique records. I would like to run
a query that will select the unique records in Table A by comparing
SSNs, and then do the same for Table B.
I am a database novice, and have tried all the wizards and expression
builders with no luck.
Any help at all would be appreciated. Thank you!!!
Casa Grande, AZ
The "Find Unmatched Query Wizard" is what you need. If you only want to
check for SSNs ...[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'
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...HELP! remote data not accessible msg
I have a use who is currently using a Bloomberg DDE add-
in. Whenever he attempts to activate the add-in to
retreive remote data, the system hangs. If I go to task
manager, I then see a message stating "Remote data not
accessible. To access this data Excel needs to open
another program.... I have searched the knowledge base
and didn't find much help. Does anyone have any ideas? I
am desperate!!!! We are currently using Excel 2003 in XP
...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...Looking for help on timing within a function
At the facility I work, our associates use a very basic access database to
sign out individual work orders on an interval of around every 12 minutes.
They have asked if it would be possible to put a timer on the front page of
the database to show how long they have been working on the current work
order, updating each time they sing out another order.
I am not very adept at access nor is the rest of our management staff. Is it
possible to add this function, so they can better keep time of their work
Use the Form Timer event. Here is an example of how it can be done. In this