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A cell is generally a reference to one point of data in a spreadsheet program. Every data point is within a cell and cells are then grouped into rows, columns or even ranges.

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Label distribution and scaling in Numbers

I'm currently working in OS X Numbers on a document with two columns and 1078 rows. Using this data, I have constructed a simple 2D line graph which I am fairly happy with. The issue that I'm having ...
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Align header with cells whose text is oriented at an angle

Is there a smart way to align horizontal-text "header" cells with other cells below whose text is oriented at an angle? This is what I tried. Obviously this looks awful. The "Benefits" and "Caution" ...
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Use space bar to input a value in an excel cell

Could someone help me with a macro code/formula to enable space bar to input a value in a cell? For e.g., if I hit space bar when I am on a cell, I would like to print "x" in it. Is it possible?
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Make the background/text colour follow another cells background or text colour

Ok so I have a large spreadsheet (so I don't want to have to set each cells colour individually or manually) and I have many cells copying other cells. So for instance I have cells N9, N 3, N80, N117 ...
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Shortcut to move to next new content (Excel)

I'd like to know if there is a shortcut to move to and select the last cell in a row or coumn with the same content as the current cell. I.e. ctrl + arrow moves to the edge of the data array, but I'd ...
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Linking a cell to a specific part of an ActiveX textbox

Is there a way in Excel to have a cell refer to a specific part of an ActiveX textbox? I have a large list of references in one ActiveX text box, and in another sheet I need to input various ...
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Change Excel cell value on each saved revision

Is there a way of increasing cell values on each file save? I have a version number on a macro-enabled spreadsheet, and I want it to increase by say 0.1 each time I save the file. I would rather not ...
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Reference last cell not only in a row or column, but in a range

all users, especially Jerry Beaucaire. I was reading this link when I stumbled upon his answer Here is the link How to refer to the last cell in a row in Excel? And Jerry Beaucaire answered it like ...
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Conditional Formatting for one cell value in a list, another cell blank

Looking for how to do Conditional Formatting for the following rule: If a number in a cell equals one of a list of particular numbers, then information MUST be entered into an additional cell. ...
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How can retrieve cell address that match criteria?

In column A are various products (A2:A100), in column B are different numbers (B2:B100). In cell G2 is criteria from column A. With the formula {=MAX(IF($A$2:$A$100=G2;$B$2:$B$100))}, I can find ...
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Excel reformatted numbers to times

I have a spreadsheet stored on a company sharepoint site. Only one person in my team will use it at any time, when they're finished it saves and is available to another user. Periodically when someone ...
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How can I have only inner cell spacing? (Remove outer cell spacing)

I have a table in Word 2013 with 0.45cm cell spacing applied to the table: For the purposes of this question, I've turned on some extra borders: How can I remove the "outer" spacing, and just ...
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Dragging a cell reference in intervals

I have data as follows (simplified) in two worksheets on a document: Sheet 1 data: A1=1 -- B1=(Blank) -- C1=(Blank) -- D1=2 -- E1=(Blank) -- F1=(Blank) -- G1=3 ... Sheet 2 data: A1='Stage ...
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Method to Consolidate Cell Contents from Two Excel Files into One Excel File

I translated an Excel file in Chinese into English with OmegaT, a CAT (Computer-Aided Translation) tool, and a pure English file was generate by OmegaT. However, the customer wants me to submit an ...
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How can I protect and hide the data in a single excel cell using password?

My professor want me to send out an excel sheet which contains grades of all students. And of course every student can only see his own grade. So he want me to set passwords for the grade cells. Each ...
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Excel 2010 VBA only affecting last row in range

I have some VBA code written in Excel 2010 to force padding around the rows in a table, but part of the code only affects the last row in the range. Here's the full code: Private Sub ...
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How to have excel paste a value in a specific cell according to another data table

I'm working with excel 2010, I have an excel sheet with two tables. The primary table contains a calender and each calender day has a specific numeric value in the cell below the date. The numeric ...
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Excel vba code for adding a value to existing cell of sheet

i have this code to add value of a cell to existing value of other cell which is below Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Excel.Range) If Not (Intersect(Target, Range("E3")) Is Nothing) ...
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How to format excel cells that show duration in years and months?

I can't figure out how to do custom formating that would format input "1/5" as "1 year, 5 months", or "5,0" as "5 years". I do want the cell to retain original input of "1/5" but visually display "1 ...
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Excel: How can I copy cell contents from multiple sheets at once?

I would like to select cells in each sheet in my workbook and then copy them all at once, is that possible? Or even better, if I could mark those cells (group perhaps) so that I could get the SUM of ...
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Updating another Excel spreadsheet from current spreadsheet

I used the VBA code in "How do you write an Excel formula that will paste a specific value in a different cell?" posted here in May 2013 and it works well to populate/fill another cell in the same ...
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How do i change value in filtered cells?

Please could someone help me? I have a spreadsheet full of different vacancies and they go in order of the date advertised but have different departments within that and I need them numbered. I only ...
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Formula to display text from multiple cells from one sheet in another

I have a list of sales reps and the names of the customers they've sold product to, on one sheet. I have tried VLOOKUP, but it will only return one set of text from the cells. I would like to know, ...
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Excel function for calculating total spent time

I have an excel sheet, where in some columns I have cells of the type "integer,integerM" or "integer,integerH", for instance "1,30m" or "5,2H". For all the column I would like to get an expression ...
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VBA code to hide or unhide rows based on a cell value

Heres my code, but its not really doing anything, I dont see anything wrong with it: Private Sub PG1(ByVal Target As Range) If .Range("E50").Value = "Passed" Then ...
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Excel - Referring to a certain cell based off of data in another

I have a spreadsheet where there is one table with the headings: Coordinate, Lat, Long Another with headings Triangle, Coordinate 1, Coordinate 2, Coordinate 3, Area What this is for, is taking ...
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Delete only lateral edge in MS-excel?

Is it possible to delete only the lateral edges in a excel matrix? In the attacched image you can see tha matrix and you can notice that is almost impossible to delete left/right formatted edges ...
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Adjacent cells replicate format of previous cell

I have a basic spreadsheet set up to monitor my outgoings. When something clears my account I color the relevant cell in so I know its accounted for. However since I upgraded my Office, whenever I ...
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How to bulk replace links that are embed to words in Excel cells

I have a huge list of words that have links. All the URLs have text that repeats. I want to mass replace this text with another. Right now, "Replace all" only searches between words, not through the ...
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Excel 2010: Find duplicate entries in one cell

I have data imported from a literature database (.txt format) into Excel. Unfortunately, in most cases, the authors are listed double in one cell, e.g.: "Smith, Miller, Patty, Smith, Patty, Miller" ...
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I've deleted some cells and cleared everything out and it keeps reverting back to DATE format

I've never changed formatting to date: I always keep it in General unless I need to make it different. Since my last Update, everything now changes to date when I either copy, paste, or when I ...
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Excel - compare names in two cells in different order

I need to compare the following Cell 1 John Peter henderson Cell 2 peter John Henderson Result Match Cell 1 Anne jolie ...
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Display time difference - Formatting

I have a table of times and a formula that works out the difference between the times but having some difficulties formatting the output. For example I would like: # Time Gap 1 ...
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VLOOKUP when VLookup Value is a cell populated via another formula

I keep getting a return of NA when trying to accomplish the following: formula: =vlookup(left(Q2,3),A2:C20,3,false) Definitions: Q2 is a cell that is populated from a formula. Its calculated value ...
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excel 2010 how to identify if a word is present in a group of cells or a row [duplicate]

I would like to use a formula to identify if a cell in a group of cell contains a specific word. Example, I'd like to search if a cell has the content X The formula's response could be 1 if found, 0 ...
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How do you write an Excel formula that will paste a specific value in a different cell?

So basically I want to write a formula that will check a condition, and if that condition is met, then I want to paste a specific line of text in a different cell. I should note that I do not want the ...
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Excel: if duplicate cell value found in another column then highlight green

Can someone help me, I'm not sure what formula to use. I have highlighted the cell in the picture to show an example of what I mean. What I want to do is highlight the cell in column A where the ...
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MS Excel: custom money format

Need to represent decimal number as "## hrn. ## kop.". Example: 1.2 => 1 hrn. 20 kop. 3 => 3 hrn. 00 kop. I've created custom cell format: 0," hrn. "#0" kop." Result is: 1.2 => 1, hrn. ...
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How do you add extra value to a cell that already has an existing number in it

I find this hard to explain, but I'm stocktaking beers, spirits, and liqueurs and I want to keep one column for my ullage count for each product. However, as I go through the days, I often come across ...
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Excel: Select all that are not in a set of values (and delete)

I have a list of zip codes, but only a handful of them are needed. In Excel, how do you select all rows which do not meet (or inversely meet) a set of criteria?
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Formating my Excel Cell Formulas

What formula can I format my cells to so that when I input a number it will have a u after it (I have it set to ###,###u now) and if it is blank it will have "N/A" in the cell? Thank you in advance.
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Changing the format of cells

I have an Excel worksheet where one of the cells has the string "\xab\xcd\xef" etc. It seems as if Excel is taking this as the ASCII string "\xab\xcd\xef". How do I make Excel treat it as a binary ...
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Call on a cell in Excel up to the first semi-colon

I am using the =CONCATENATE function, and one of the cells I'm calling on I only want to take the value in the cell up to the first semi-colon. Is this possible, and if so how?
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I need to know how to swap the contents of two adjacent cells in Excel based on the content of a third cell

I am trying to swap the content between two cells in Excel based on the content of a third cell. So, I have a column in Excel - say Column C. I want to swap the values of the corresponding cells in ...
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Make Excel Row Height Stay when Sorted

I have an Excel 2007 spreadsheet and need to make some rows bigger than others so there is vertical space for a signature. These cells are colored differently, but the height doesn't stick with the ...
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How do I copy the results of a calculation without copying the formula behind it? Open Office Calc

How do I copy and paste only the results of a calculation without copying the formula behind it? I'm learning to use Open Office Calc. I remember other spreadsheets that had a values function, or ...
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Adding Subsequent Cell Values For Each Row in Excel

I'm new to excel so this might be a simple question. I have around 100 rows with 7 columns. Out of those, 4 column needs to have the value computed by 3rd and 2nd columns' value of the same row. I ...
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Can I get the properties of the color of a Microsoft Excel cell in numbers/text?

I want to count the yellow, red and white (no color) cells in a column (range) within a Microsoft Excell sheet. The colors are equal (i.e. only one RGB value of yellow is used, not light/dark yellow ...
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cell array of strings to matlab structure

I need to create a matlab structure as such ds=struct('name',{{'my_name_is'},{'matlab_thining_hair'}}) which stores as a 1x2 structure array with a field name. A call to ds.name generates the output: ...
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I need to arrange my data cells in excel in a way that rows are rearranged as shown

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (this is my initial data) my output 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 is there anyway i can do this? i have around 400 rows of similar data many thanks