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...Inserting form values into a table
We have a form with values taken from an sql query that comes from two
different tables. We would like to enter the information into a third table.
Can some one direct me to code that will do the following:
1. Provide the Insert sql that shows us how to add the form values to the
2. Show us how to loop while inserting the information into the table (there
could be several lines on the form, each must be inserted one at a time).
I have worked with Access before and have never had a problem inserting
information. However, I cannot quite figure out how to insert informtion
through an ...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
...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
** remove news from my email address to reply by email **
"Michael Rodriguez" <email@example.com> wrote in messa...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 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...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
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...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 ...Converting XML > Dataset
Here's my problem in english :-)
I want to convert the mssecure.xml file from Microsoft into an dataset to
store it in an SQL-Database.
My code in VB looks like this :
Dim ds As New DataSet
Dim doc As New Xml.XmlDocument
Dim sReader As New StringReader(doc.InnerXml)
The problem is : At the ds.readxml(sreader) command i get an error which
told me, that there is an problem whith a relationship in "ProductFamilies"
I hope my english is good enough to explain...
Please help !
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...[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'
How can I convert a date in this format (mm-dd-yyyy) to a
Julian-date (i.e., YYYYDDD)?
For example: 09-13-2003 to 2003256
> How can I convert a date in this format (mm-dd-yyyy) to a
> Julian-date (i.e., YYYYDDD)?
> For example: 09-13-2003 to 2003256
On Wed, 8 Sep 2004 10:24:57 -0700, "gary" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>How can I convert a date in this format (mm-dd-yyyy) to a
>Julian-date (i.e., YYYYDDD)?
>For exa...set default record to a table
I have a shared db with various front ends (mde). I would like to set a
paricular record as my default record, so whenever someone opens up the
various db forms it opens up to the same default record. Is this possible?
Maybe this is a matter of terminology...
In Access, data is stored in tables. Each table has it's own records
(collections of related data).
When you say you want a "record" to be the default one pulled up by
everyone, how do you know they are all using their different forms to look
at the same data (i.e., table)?
Next, why? What is it about ...Purchase Resolution Tables
PRW tables in Great Plains - are these tables temporary tables populated only
when the purchase resolution is run?
Im asking because i want to extract data in crystal from the PRW40034 table
but cant seen any PRW tables via crystal.
I reckon these PRW tables are names of once before existing tables in earlier
versions of GP - i believe the tables I want are the MPO tables
If this is 100% (im at about 95% with this) its a shame MBS havent cleared
up the table list to NOT show tables that are no longer used.
> PRW tables in Great Plains -...Displaying colour codes in Word 2007
I know this one isn't new, but that isn't a reason not to protest. There
seems to be a conspiracy at M$ to drive the largest possible number of
When you select or inspect the colour of text or another item in Word 2007,
the colour codes (rgb) are no longer diplayed in this version. Apparantly,
this is because Word has been dumbed down for the benefit of people who've
never seen a computer.
If you want to choose a colour that matches another part of the document or
an imported item, you need a large number of mouse clics. Even then it is
far from obv...Is there a way to schedule a email to send out at a certain time?
I tried delay the mail, but the sent hour is not right.
For example, the email should go out at 8am, but the sent time is 5:30pm
which should be 8am also. Please help!
"Grace" <Grace@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I tried delay the mail, but the sent hour is not right.
> For example, the email should go out at 8am, but the sent time is 5:30pm
> which should be 8am also. Please help!
The Sent time and the delivery time are completely separate. The Sent time
that people will see w...Weighted Average Calculations for Pivot Tables
How does one implement weighted averages in pivot tables.
Bonds Interest Rate
Weighted Average Interest Rate is .0927
(I normally do this using sumproduct(col a,col b)/sum(col
I would like to be able to perform this in a pivot table
with the weighted average calc being a grand total. You
can see how this can be useful and expanded once the
basics are found. Any ideas.
...How can I set an alarm Excel?
I would like to set an audible alarm in Excel based on a cell value.
Try this in the worksheet VBA editor. If the value of A5 is greater than 50
you get a beep.
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim frequency As Long
Dim duration As Long
If Target <> Range("A5") Then Exit Sub
If Target.Value > 50 Then
frequency = 4160
duration = 1500
Call Beep(frequency, duration)
"Annell" <Annell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message