New Essay: Floating Point Explorer
For the morbidly curious, take a look at my Floating Point Explorer, which lets you see
the raw representation of a double, see how double-to-text and text-to-double conversions
work, and generally explore a lot of the issues of floating point.
Joseph M. Newcomer [MVP]
MVP Tips: http://www.flounder.com/mvp_tips.htm
...How do I make a water mark for an existing text page in publisher
When I insert a picture on my document then properties for watermark and
arange to send to background the water mark disappears. and if I try other
ways then my text on my original document dissappears.
Put your watermark on the Master Page (ctrl+m). Any picture can become a
watermark if you use the wash out feature.
"jimmyy" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> When I insert a picture on my document then properties for watermark and
> arange to send ...protecting a text box in spreadshhet
This is defeating me I have a text box in an excel sheet, I can protect the
sheet ok but the text box always remains unprotected (ie the user could
change the text)
How do I protect it?
Un-protect the sheet
Right-click on edge of TextBox and Format TextBox>Protection
Protect the sheet.
Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP
On Fri, 22 Oct 2010 16:42:21 +0100, "SS" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>This is defeating me I have a text box in an excel sheet, I can protect the
>sheet ok but the text box always remains unprotected (ie the user could
>ch...How do I get the gradient at a point on a curved graph?
I have a plot of experimental data and I inserted an exponential trendline
that fits the data very well. I'd like to "differentiate" the curve as I need
its gradient at certain points; as in I need Excel to draw the tangent to the
trendline at a given point and tell me its equation. Can anyone help me do
Thank you all so much.
I don't think Excel knows how to do this as a built in thing. Extract
the coefficients of the trendline to a worksheet (using a worksheet
function such as LOGEST or a utility that will extract trendline
coefficients to a worksheet). Then ...text to excel
I have 15 different text file which i want to import in one excel fil
at one go
can ewe do it with the help of a macro
Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com
You can do it with a macro, but perhaps easier is to combine the text files
in DOS and then import to Excel. To combine in DOS, have all the files in
the same folder, open a DOS prompt and type something like the following:
COPY C:\MyDocuments\TextFiles\*.txt AllFiles.txt
"vikram >" <<email@example.com> wrote in message
news:firstname.lastname@example.org...Is there a way to make a staircase text effect?
Is there a way to create a string of letters that will remain erect
when the object they are part of is rotated?
I want to create a staircase effect where the letters look like they
are sitting on the steps of a staircase and be able to alter how steep
the staircase is and have the letters remain vertical.
Email: Usenet-20031220 at spamex.com
Nothing built-in per se.
You'd have to create separate shapes that belong to a group, and do some
The shape's could then "anti-rotate" relative to the group (Angle = -
GroupSheet!Angle...how to keep text with next paragraph
"Church Mouse" wrote:
What is the problem? Version?
...Outlook converts my HTML email to text
But only occasionally, and I have to click on the message bar and
choose Display as HTML to see it as it was meant to be seen. How can I
stop Outlook from arbitrarily displaying HTML email as text?
Email goes to denajo2 at the dot com variation of the Yahoo domain.
Plonk the bastards: http://www.panix.com/~mwsm/trolls.html
Why would you want to view mail in HTML? That is dangerous. All mail should
be read and replied to in plain text for security reasons.
"Dena Jo" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> But only o...Return a number in one cell to long hand text in another.
Ie. 123.65 to One hundred, Twenty Three & Sixty Five Cents
Take a look at http://www.xldynamic.com/source/xld.xlFAQ0004.html
"CP" <CP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Ie. 123.65 to One hundred, Twenty Three & Sixty Five Cents
Go to Google and search the newsgroups for "spell number"
On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 15:07:02 -0700, "CP" <CP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Ie. 123.65 to One hundred, Twenty Three & Sixty Five Cents
...space between text strings with concatenate
I'm using the concatenate function to join two bits of text - but I want a
space between, and the function joins them together without a space. How
can I insert a space into the resulting text please? (It seems to me that
we would want such a space in ANY two text strings which we join together
with concatenate - wouldn't we?? Why doesn't it put one in by default?!)
Microsoft MVP - Excel
"Jeff" <no_em@ilplease> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> I...Text boxes when mouse goes over the cell.
In a document i have recieved from a client, in excell, when i put my mouse
over certain color coded cells, text boxes come out with lengthy
descriptions. This sems highly usefull, and i would like to know how to do
this. Anyone know? It seems all cells with a colored corner have these
Select the cell of interest, then:
Please keep all correspondence within the Group, so all may benefit!
"Karl" <Karl@discussions.microsoft.c...What does Excel do when you go over the limit for total data point
The maximum number of total data points in a plot is 256,000. However, I
have setup plots with > 1.5 million data points. Excel does not complain
about this, but I'm guessing it is still only showing 256,000 points. The
thing is, I can't figure out which 256,000 it is showing. I don't think it's
just the first 256,000 because the data is sorted and it would look abruptly
cutoff after the 256,000th point.
I'm using a scatterplot if that helps. The plot looks correct, with
gradually decreasing density towards the outer edges of the plot. But if
it's only ...Convert File text box appears
I have the capability to to open resumes that have been submitted by
potential future employees so that I can assign them to the correct
department manager. Just recently I've started having a problem in that some
of the resumes, after I launch them, I get a Convert File text window. I've
tried every option in this list but I either get an error and nothing opens
up or I get the boxes and other strange characters.
I believe that the ones that I'm having problems with most likely were
created in something other than Word, such as Works, Wordpad, Notepad, etc.
I hav...How to enter informational help text?
I have a number of column headers that I would like to define for users. Is
there a way to enter text in the background so that when someone hovers over
the column with the mouse, then will get the definition of that field? These
are customized column fields. For example- One column is Method of Delivery.
I want to enter a definition when one hovers over "method of delivery" to
state, " Way in which the data is received. ie.e internet, feed, etc.
On Feb 18, 12:03=A0pm, amcb <a...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>...=A0Is there a way to enter text in t...empty text box
I am brand new to Access (a Paradox user) and am bewildered by the Text Box
issue. I have a report in which I want to add a page footer that states the
report is confidential. When I try to go to print view, it asks me to enter
a parameter value. this is so frustrating, please help. Thanks!
That would not be the problem. It is asking for parameters for the query
that is the report's record source.
Dave Hargis, Microsoft Access MVP
> I am brand new to Access (a Paradox user) and am bewildered by the Text Box
> issue. I have a report in whi...Unbound text box calculation
Thanks in advance for the assist. My mind went numb...
What must I do to have an unbound field only perform the calculation for the
current open record that I am working in and not show data in a new records
same unbound field when I go to the next record entry?
I have an unbound text box on a form - call it Box C. In it's properties
control source I have a calculation (i.e. =text box A input / text box B
input) that I wish to show within the form prior to moving to the next
record. I then wish this field to recalculate or return null (if box A and/or
B are empty). Box C ...Is there a way to group text so it stays together?
I am editing a document, and it is a pain going through and re-editing page
breaks after making changes to it. If i could simply select a paragraph or
small section that I want to stay together and mark or group it somehow to
stay together so that if it gets pushed down from other text above, it will
stay together, either at the end of a page if it fits, or all of it would be
pushed to the next page. Is there a feature like this?
Go to the Line and Page Breaks tab of the Format Paragraph dialog and check
the box for "Keep lines together" ...convert text to formula using VLookup
I've seen somewhere that you can convert a text string into a formula using
the INDIRECT Function.
What I am constructing is a maintenance Schedule where some items need to be
serviced on a weekly basis, others monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, and
yearly. (Those are the only five rotations I require at the moment.) Once
constructed the format will take on the appearance of a calendar with
conditional formatting to highlight the dates the service falls on.
Each of the rotations require (I think) different formulas, so what I want
to do is have a list of the f...Text duplicating itself in text boxes on subform.
I've googled this one high and low, but can't find a similar hit.
Client opens employee record with Address subform embedded.
The screen shot they sent me shows the data corrupted as follows,
with an diminished copy of the text tacked onto the end. Imagine
the following, but without the spaces, which I added for clarity.
City: Madisonville adisonville disonvi
Zip: 42431 2431 431 31 1
You can view the actual screen shot here ...
Has anybody ever seen anything like this? If I told you it happens
on an Access ...I need to chart some data points!
I am trying to chart two columns from a .csv file. In the Chart Wizard.
When it gets to the Data Range, the field is blank. So I high lite the two
columns again, and try to hit next button. Microsoft excel says, "A formula
in this worksheet contains one or more invalid references. Verify that
formulas contain a valid path, workbook, range name, and cell reference. It
won't chart my data. What should I do? Is it 2003 excel fault?
If I try to chart a .xml file with the same steps and it works. Also out of
the high lited columns; Data Range field is already filled in corre...Text Missing From Ribbon Items
Four some reason today when I'm in a form's design view and multi-select
the Position tab is missing the text that were associated with it's items.
For instance the Equal Horizontal and Equal vertical, among other text is
only the icons is present.
The text was present this morning.
Any ideas on this?
I am having trouble with Power Point and don't know how I have a blank screen in the Slide Show and not on the Slides with numbers beside them. HELP!
Is it the last 'slide?' If so, you might have the PP option of 'end
with black slide' enabled. Check Tools | Options... | View tab
Also, you should ask PP questions in the PP newsgroup. Much higher
probability of resolving your problems if you do.
Tushar Mehta, MS MVP -- Excel
Excel, PowerPoint, and VBA add-ins, tutorials
Custom MS Office productivity solutions
In article <AC3A117...How To Import Text File With No Delimiters?
I have a text file with over 2,000 names that look like the following:
Mr. Benoit Smith
120 Adam Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
1553 Blue Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02126
American Public Health Initiatives
10 Fairway Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
Most consist of 3 lines some as many as 5. The text file has no
delimiters so that when I import/open it in Excel it becomes just one
very long column. I need to convert it or parse it into any other
database friendly importable format i.e., .dbf, .xls, .csv etc. What I
need is to convert it into a table with up to five header rows:
head1 he...Publisher 2003: Formatting when Pasting Text
I find when pasting text into a newsletter template the text remains in the
original formatting. Is there an option anywhere to set Publisher so that all
text that is pasted into the newsletter is automatically formatted with the
formatting of the newsletter?
Paste special and then change the formatting by using the Painter tool.
"ocean mist" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I find when pasting text into a newsletter template the text remains in the...Changing text/color after a time period?
I hope some of the brilliant Excel people here can help me out. What I
am looking to do, is enter a date in a certain cell (if it helps
conceptualize, the date that I ship something to someone). Is it
possible to have that cell with the "ship date" in it, either change
colors, or change the font size, or something, after 30 days have gone
by? My reasoning is that the product I ship out, has to be back to me
in 30 days, or a penalty will incur to the other party. I just want
these fields that have exceeded the 30 day mark, to stick out, so I can
easily identify them. Thanks for any h...