I have a spreadsheet that has a column of cells where each cell contains a single word. I would like to count the occurrences of some words. I can use the COUNTIF function for most words, but if the word is "true" or "false", I get 0.
A B 1 apples 2 2 true 0 3 false 0 4 oranges 1 5 apples
In the above spreadsheet table, I have these formulas in cells B1, B2, B3 and B4:
=COUNTIF(A1:A5,"apples") =COUNTIF(A1:A5,"true") =COUNTIF(A1:A5,"false") =COUNTIF(A1:A5,"oranges)
As you can see, I can count apples and oranges, but not true or false. I have also tried this:
But that does not work either.
Note -- I am using Excel 2007.