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...MS Money 95 data files
I hope that some one can answer this for me.
I have used MS Money 95 for years, and it works just fine for me on Windows
XP, however, I now have to reformat my hard drive, and have discovered that
I can nolonger find my original install disk. Will the latest versions of
Money still read the MS Money 95 data files. All that I have ever used the
program for is to track my investments, and am unlikely to do any different
in the future.
In microsoft.public.money, Stan Banner wrote:
>I hope that some one can answer this for me.
>I have used MS Money 95 for years, and...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...Parsing data from one spreadsheet into another format
The data that we dump out of one machine comes in like below.
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) InputRange VDC1to5
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) Custom_Range_Low 0.0
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) Custom_Range_Hi 0.0
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) MinScale 0.0
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) MaxScale 20.0
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) EngUnits mhos
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) StepResponseTime 1.0
%AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) DigFiltTimeCnst 0.016
And I need to convert this data to this f...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
...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 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...Drag and Drop file/directory names on Tree Control.
I am writing an application in which i have one Tree control.
Now i want that , when user drag & drop any file/folder on tree
control the file name/folder name should be add in the tree control
User may drag and drop file from desktop or may be from
I just want the path of that file/foder name nothing else.
so plz tell me will it be possible ...
Plz Help me.............
> I am writing an application in which i have one Tree control.
>Now i want that , when user drag & drop any file/folder on tree
>control the file nam...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 ...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...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 ...Where is the workspace file stored?
I was given a project folder containing several dozen files. So where
is the workspace file normally located? If I don't have a workspace
file how can I cerate one? Using VC version 6. TIA
I haven't used VC6 for some time, but if I remember right you can just open
the .dsp file and it will create a .dsw file for you. It typically goes in
the same folder with the code.
"Phisherman" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I was given a project folder containing several dozen files. So where
> is the wor...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...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 ...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" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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:
Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com
Take a look at Tools-Options-General tab- uncheck ignore
other application...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...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
<email@example.com> schreef in bericht
> 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??
---------------------------------------------------------...[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.
Message sent via www.excelforums.com
in Access check 'File - Import External data'
"...why are links to websites (inserted in publisher documents) disab.
why are links to websites and e-mailadresses (inserted in publisher
documents) still working in emailpreview but disabled in webpage preview?
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...opening .bak file
I hope someone can help!
I recently was performing a compacting operation on my outlook express
My computer shutdown due to a power failure and I lost some emails from a
few of my folders.
I was however able to get the .bak files (of the .dbx files that were lost)
out of the recycle bin.
If I could open one of these .bak files or convert it back to the .dbx file
from which it was created I would retrieve these emails.
Can anyone instruct me as to open this .bak file?
Thanks for any help!
How did you get the bak files out of the Recycle Bin?