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...Counting number of X's in a column
I need to sum up the number of "Xs" in a column. I would be extremely
grateful if someone could help me with the formula. I cannot seem to get one
to work. We are using Excel 2003.
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> I need to sum up the number of "Xs" in a col...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
...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...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'?
...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
...Trying to find out which numbers occure most often
I�m giving exams to students and want to see if the students are missin
the same questions in every class. I have a simple spreadsheet tha
has me enter the question number into the column each time a questio
is missed. The MODE function can tell me which number is occurrin
most often. However, I need to see if there is any other numbers tha
are occurring often as well.
Is there a command that will allow me to look at the second mos
entered number? For example, if I have 5,3,3,2,3,4,3,4,1,3,4, my mod
would be 3 as that�s the number that repeats the most. However,
happens 3 times and that...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?
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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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"Michael Rodriguez" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in messa...Phone number normalizing and auto-formatting
I really appreciate the way that Outlook auto-normalizes phone numbers -
for example, here in the US, I can enter 5555555555 and Outlook
automagically formats that to (555) 555-5555.
Why CRM 3.0 doesn't do this out of the box is strange but if anyone has
ideas on how to implement, that'd be greatly appreciated. I've worked very
hard to normalize all my data before import, but I know it's a matter of
time before our users (ok, our sales people) destroy all that hard work by
entering garbage into every phone field entry that the system cannot
auto-normalize and error ch...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...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 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
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"jimwillie" <email@example.com> wrote in message
news:588AAC05-0F52-404E-AA01-128E70E02D0B@microso...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?
...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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> Is there a way for an Excel function ...outputting values to a range from one formula
I wish to generate a table automatically by means of a single
formula that applies an iteration on a starting given value with
a given step, and the computed values are posted/entered
automtically into cells from a given cell onwards, say below
it, until the computed value reaches a certain given limt.
This is somehow the inverse of INDIRECT or of OFFSET. These
can pull values from a variable addresses of cells. What I need
is to push values into a variable addresses of cells.
Can anyone help me on that??
How can I put the numbers starting by zero?
I want to put the number 040 as a number but it dont allow me. Any
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to put 040, enter '040 but this converts it to text.
Another method would be to enter 40 and then format the cell as custo
and enter 000 in the box.
---------------------------------------------...[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'
"...Precision of Calculations
I have a question about increasing the precision of
calculations in Excel. I'm trying to develop an Excel
spreadsheet to conduct a specialized kind of analysis, I
have everything running correctly except for one stage of
At one point, the spreadsheet calculates a probability
using the following formula (with input from cell H16)
=1-NORMSDIST(H16) This produces a number in cell H17.
The resulting probability is then entered in the following
formula =TINV(H17,C5-2) to produce a value in cell H18.
Now, if the H16 value is large, then the probability
resulting in...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...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) ...Exchange 2007 across account search
Does Exchange 2007 has an option to search all users mail for keywords?
That all SBS workgroup users can search for messages to/from all other
Is there any advanced indexing system to speed up search results?
On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 14:22:12 +0200, "Ronald" <email@example.com> wrote:
>Does Exchange 2007 has an option to search all users mail for keywords?
>That all SBS workgroup users can search for messages to/from all other
>Is there any advanced indexing system to speed up search results?
Bunch of ...