# Tagged Questions

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### Retrieve previous version (backup file) of Excel file?

I made some incorrect changes and clicked 'Save' in MS Excel. 'Undo' failed.
Excel does not have an option to create backup files, like MS Word does.
The AutoRecover option saves files in ...

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### Search from bottom with multiple criteria

I am trying to search a data table in excel and find the bottom most row that meets a specific criteria. I thought I could use this LOOKUP trick but it only returns a #DIV/0 error. This is what I ...

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### VBA Lookup by Multiple Criteria - Then Copy & Paste

Currently I have a 2 way database with 10+ fields and 1,000+ rows. Some fields are customer name, car model, year of model, price, date of purchase.
I would like to lookup rows of data by multiple ...

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### Use custom undefined color in Excel 2003

I want to change background of the cell. I click the icon in the toolbar to do that, but only pallete of predefined colors is offered:
But I want my own, custom color which is not present in the ...

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### Excel 2003 Issue: Row Height Issue After Autofiltering

I'm using Excel 2003 right now, and have constructed a spreadsheet that features merged and unmerged, multiple cells in each row. Each cell, merged and unmerged, has their row height manually ...

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### Excel: INDEX and MATCH on rows matching criteria

I want to write a formula that will do the following:
Search for a POS in column C in rows where ID=ID. If a POS is found, output "yes" in the haspos? column, otherwise output "no".
Here is ...

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### Microsoft Excel lookup match without sorting data

Have a value list and need to insert points by looking up the data table. Data table has value for points in 1000 increments. Actual value that I lookup will not be rounded to 1000 so I tried using ...

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### Creating custom autofill with numerical values

Each day of the year has a value which I would like to consolidate by day of the week, i.e. all 52 Mondays consecutively, all 52 Tuesdays consecutively etc. They are recorded chronologically on Sheet ...

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### IF clauses with SUMPRODUCT

I'm having trouble understanding the following:
This works:
=SUMPRODUCT(N(A1:A10="Some text");B1:B10)
This doesn't:
=SUMPRODUCT(IF(A1:A10="Some text";1;0);B1:B10)
The N() function converts the ...

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### Excel Using Reference for Worksheet names [duplicate]

I've looked around to try and resolve this, however I am unfamiliar with the coding.
Here's my line of code,
='[WorkBook]BOM'!G6
What I want to do is make the Workbook call to a cell so I can mass ...

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### MIcrosoft excel 2003 auto populate cells

What I would like is input text into a cell say A1 and I want that text to then be duplicated in cell D1. But I can not type the formula into D1 itself i.e. no =a1.
Is this possible? Thanks

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### Excel - can't concetanate a concetanated cell

Cell A displays: general20130903.txt
Cell A formula: =CONCATENATE("general",YEAR(TODAY()),TEXT(MONTH(TODAY()),"00"),TEXT(DAY(TODAY()),"00"),".txt")
Cell B is pure text of value: \\asimple\uncpath
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### Data entered into cell replicates in all sheets unneccesarily?

Example: I enter data into sheet 29 cell 7, then cell 7 from 1-31 shows the same data.
How do I undo this? It was not a problem yesterday. There is no formula in the cell.

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### Lost VBA when downgrading from Excel 2013 to Excel 2010

I am on Windows 7. In the past I was using Excel 2003. I installed Office 2013 and found that my Office 2003 was intact and I could run both versions. I made updates to some worksheets using Excel ...

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### Changing line insert default formatting

When you insert a new row in a current spreadsheet, it automatically formats that row with the formatting from the line above. Is there a way of changing this so that it enters the formatting from the ...

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### Opening an Excel 2003 workbook in Excel 2010 32-bit causes bogus circular reference and crashes

We have a workbook that we have been using daily for many years in Excel 2003.
We are now migrating to Excel 2010, and have encountered the following problem.
When the workbook is opened in 2010 ...

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### Opening an Excel 2003 workbook in Excel 2010 32-bit causes bogus circular reference and crashes

We have a workbook that we have been using daily for many years in Excel 2003.
We are now migrating to Excel 2010, and have encountered the following problem.
When the workbook is opened in 2010 ...

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### how to determine which values in a given set of cells will add up to a numerical range

In other words, I'm looking for a sum range that consists of combinations of cells from an array. Given a set of numbers:
1 720 56 17 59 120 153 203 39 1 690 583 582 561 256 310 232 95 108 16
26 ...

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### How do I create a list of phone numbers for people whose reference numbers appear in two columns?

I have two sets of data in columns A & B and also in columns C & D. Some of the content in column C & D does not appear in columns A & B:
A = reference numbers
00001, 00002, 00003, ...

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### Close Full Screen window does not go away in MS Excel 2003

I have a problem or bug in MS Excel 2003 where the close full screen mini window does not move or go away. No matter what I do, I cannot move the window or even click any of the options.
I'm ...

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### Nested IF formula

I have:
in *Column F* in *Column S*
F2 Monday S2 Orange
F3 Tuesday S3 Mango
F4 Wednesday S4 Grape
F5 Thursday S5 Pawpaw
F6 Friday ...

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### Excel Time Subtraction

I think there is a way around the time subtraction issue I have in Excel. The problem is that when the time in cell F (for example 11:29am) is less than the one in cell A (for example 11:30am), the ...

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### Referencing the sheet name is not working [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the sheet name into a cell. I've tried using:
=MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("]",CELL("filename",A1))+1,256)
but my Excel 2003 displays an error when I try to enter the formula. ...

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### Why is this simple Excel calculation not netting Zero?

It's supposed to be zero but for some reason the result produces a peculiar series of digits at the end.
Also, here's the .xlsx of it: http://83.212.111.36/Book1.xlsx

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### Unable to add, create, or remove drop downs on an Excel 2003 spreadsheet

In Excel 2003 the Validation option under Tools is grayed out for a specific workbook. The sheet is not locked or protected, but it is shared. Even the author of the sheet has the Validation grayed ...

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### MS Excel 2007 Warning Significant loss of functionality

I have created a template in MS Excel 2003. In MS Excel 2007, when I save it in MS Excel 1997 - 2003 format, it gives a compatibility warning;
Significant loss of functionality
This workbook ...

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### excel conditional formatting AND isnumber

I'm trying to get my format sentence to work, but it just won't
I want to format the cell green if the cell is greater than the cell before it (and that cell contains a number)
I'm trying:
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### Restrict and validate date format in Excel

I'm trying to put together a 'Data Validation' formula which restricts the user to entering a date in the following format: dd-mm-yy.
From the research I've done, I've come across what I thought ...

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### I will need a formula showing counts, totals and sub-totals for data set from different sheet

I am using MS2003 EXCEL. I have a cell in Sheet 1 with a color value and totals, with sub-totals. On sheet 2, I have a data set with 3 columns (colors, dress, type). On Sheet 1, I will need a ...

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### Macro to count the number of text strings in sheet in Excel 2003

I have a worksheet for scoring.
I have a list in the first sheet that will be for data entry starting with a2 and going down the sheet, this is for Player names.
I have a summary sheet named "Place" ...

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### Automatically select last row in a set in Excel

In Excel 2003, I am trying to keep track of some petty cash, and have it set up with the denomination along the top row, along with a sub total and difference column. I want a small section that shows ...

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### Create or Open an .xlsx file having >256 columns in MS Excel 2003 with compatibility pack installed

I'm using Microsoft Office 2003. I have installed 'Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, Powerpoint 2007' to support new xml based formats (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx).
Now given that I have ...

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### How to clear all value cells in an entire 2003 Excel workbook by one go?

How can I clear all value cells in an entire 2003 Excel workbook by one go?
I could do one sheet by going to special functions, however, if a file is composed of many sheets, it would take a lot ...

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### Hide a number that comes before the text of a column in Excel?

I have a column like this "2;#Vendor", I want to display only "Vendor".
How can I do this?

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### How to Search For Excel (2003) Files which Contain Macros on Server?

How can I search for Excel files that contain VBA code, are there any efficient ways to do this?
The way I'm thinking of would be to use vbscript and recursively search through the directory, open ...

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### Excel's date format without a year

I'm putting in employees' birthdays, but they come without years for sensitivity reasons. But when I put the month and day in, Excel automatically adds 2012 as the year! Obviously this is not right. I ...

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### Excel 2010 formula conversion to Excel 2003

I am by no means overly proficient with Excel, I know enough to do the basics.
After much forum and soul searching I had come up with the following formula, which I will discuss what it is supposed ...

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### Move to end of selection in MS Excel (2003)

I have a large set of data that I update regularly by copy/pasting and overwriting old data. I do this for 10k-15k records at a time. Once I have pasted, I manually scroll down to the last line of ...

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### Converting decimal number of hours into time

I need to convert number of hours, such as 156.90 to 156:54 in excel 2003.
All of the conversions I found did this incorrectly. The number of hours shouldn't be changed, only the decimal.

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### Compute the first digit of an integer in Excel

I have a spreadsheet with column B having integers. I want to get the first digit of each entry in column B in the corresponding row of column C.

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### Microsoft Excel 2003 - Merge by Column

I'm trying to merge two excel files, here is the structure of the files:
[A] [B]
I want to add the column B from one file to another as column C, but the thing is that they have some rows under A ...

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### How can I speed up my macro in Excel 2003?

I have a macro that copies data from one cell to another and uses a VLOOKUP formula, among other things. My spreadsheet contains nearly 2000 rows.
When I run it in Excel 2003, Excel starts to slow ...

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### Why has Excel stopped offering to sort adjacent Columns?

Xp3.
Excel 2003 (11.8346.8341) Sp3
In the past, whenever I selected a columns that was next to another column and selected "sort", Excel would offer to sort the adjacent columns well. This was very ...

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### Copying and pasting in Word and Excel

I recently started having problem with pasting tables between Word documents and from Excel to Word. For some reasons it pastes table without frame, just disorganized text. It is very annoying because ...

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### Why is Excel removing leading leading zeros when displaying CSV data?

I have a CSV text file with the following content:
"Col1","Col2"
"01",A
"2",B
"10", C
When I open it up with Excel, it displays as shown here:
Note that Cell 2A attempts to display "01" as a ...

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### Too much text for an Excel cell — how to make the cell scrollable

What do I do when I have more text in an Excel cell than I want to show in the allocated space?
Something making it "scrollable" would be preferred.

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### How to resolve #NAME? error in Excel?

I'm use Excel 2003. There is numeric information in Cell AI in my Spreadsheet. The cell is formatted as numeric with 4 decimal places. In Cell AK, which is also formatted as numeric, I type =AI and ...

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### COUNTIF Duplicate Detection

I have created a formula (excel 2003) to output a "1" if duplicates are found in a column.
=IF(COUNTIF(A$2:A$10750,A2)>1,"1","")
For some reason this formula does not mark the last duplicate in the ...

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### Source File not updating Destination Files in Excel

I have one source file that holds all my input costs. I then have 30 to 40 destination files (costing sheets) that use links to data in this source file for their various formulae.
I was sure when I ...

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### How to make Excel application load some xll files via vbs?

I need to be able to load the xlls into an instance of Excel.
It is easy to do so using the GUI. Just use 'open file' dialog box and load the xll file.
However, how I can script this behaviour ...