The 2003 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

**-2**

votes

**0**answers

16 views

### Microsoft Excel 2003 sorting

I have a current price list in excel (2003), and occasionally an updated price list will be emailed to me. I would like a quick way to check which prices have changed, and if any new items have been ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

32 views

### formatting date time as 01/01/2015 in excel 2003

If I enter 01/01/2015 into an Excel column it gets translated into 1/1/2015. I right click and click on Format Cells... and see that the format is *3/14/2001.
I have some other cells in this ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

23 views

### Excel Validation Feature to Return Items from a List

I have a list of bank code and bank description in spreadsheet. i wanted to select a bank code from a list and then display the bank's description. How can i perform this ? Sorry im new with excel ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

2k views

### 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 ...

**43**

votes

**3**answers

24k views

### Cells not updating automatically

I seem to have a problem with an excel file. I have a formula in a cell which counts the values in 2 other cells, however, normally after entering in the values in the 2 other cells, the formula cell ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

2k views

### How to create an Excel SUMIF formula that can compare different date formats

For my source data I have a column of dates in the dd/mm/dddd format, and a column of values next to it.
eg
03/02/2014 5
17/02/2014 4
03/03/2014 5
17/03/2014 4
On a summary sheet I have a ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

1k views

### Zero values in Excel logarithmic chart: Can the warning be suppressed?

I'm plotting data in an Excel 2003 chart with a logarithmic scale on the Y axis. Some data points are occasionally missing, and this is represented by blank cells. The resulting graph looks like the ...

**6**

votes

**3**answers

16k views

### 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 ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

12k views

### How do I group rows in a spreadsheet and keep them together after sorting?

I have a spreadsheet with the information set up as such:
ORDER PLU/Recipe # Name/Desc Components
2 27905 CINNAMON CRUMB CAKE SQUARES
2.01 ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

61 views

### Add time to current-row by previous column in an excel column?

I am trying to add 20 minutes to the time in the previous column on the same row, using Excel 2003. Is this possible? I'm having trouble figuring out how to get the current row. I can just use D to ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

22 views

### Microsoft Excel 2003 Sequence numbering

I am in need of working out how to have sequence numbering in the excel database I'm creating.
I am trying to have the following
001/15,
002/15,
003/15...
I am having no luck in getting this to work ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

279 views

### Macro to copy and insert rows by variable number

I have an Excel 2003 worksheet with names and addresses, unique per row, to be used for shipping monthly magazines.
Some members receive more than one copy of the magazine, which will be indicated in ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

23 views

### Show Excel column filter information in cells - Not working

I am on a W7 64bit pro edition, on a Lenovo T420
With regard to Show Excel column filter information in cells, is there a reason why it is not working in Excel 2003?
Thanks in advance
Gilberto
PS
I ...

**3**

votes

**4**answers

7k views

### 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 ...

**-1**

votes

**1**answer

171 views

### Excel, deleted data recovery

How do I make sure that in Excel, if I delete some sensitive data and send the file around this is not recoverable?

**0**

votes

**1**answer

55 views

### Import external data connections into Excel 2013 for use in Excel 2003

I have a workbook in Excel 2013 that retrieves data from a SQL database via a query. However, the connection imports data as a table, which is incompatible with Excel 2003. Is there a way to convert ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

11 views

### Excel experiencing one-time delay during saving and quitting

On my work machine I have Excel 2003. The first time (per instance) I try to save a file or quit, there is a noticeable delay. For saving the delay is somewhere around 10-15 seconds and for quitting ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

58 views

### How to extract remainder of a match of 5 digits in 9

I am trying to extract the "remainder" (the non-matching portion) of a search using Excel 2003. I tried using various combinations of functions but it seems that there's no specific function that can ...

**6**

votes

**5**answers

35k views

### How to get time difference as minutes in Excel?

I have time values in two cells in an Excel sheet and I need the difference of
the times in minutes.
The cells in the Excel are like below:
A B C
1 6:38 8:23 1:45:00
A is ...

**2**

votes

**3**answers

22k views

### How to get excel row numbers to skip the header

This is really a cosmetic question. Excel by default starts counting from line one which is the header. Is there some way to have it start counting from the real line one (the line after the header). ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

62 views

### How to extract reminder of a match in MS Excel 2003

I tried using various combinations of functions but it seems that there's no specific function can return non-searched/matched values. Doing it manually takes days cause of the large amount data that ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

23 views

### Query priority .xls VS .mdb

Hello to all the superusers!
My new question regarding conflict problem betweend an access application ad a excel wookbook/worksheet
I have a worksheet where using "Get External Data" on the "Data" ...

**2**

votes

**7**answers

18k views

### Adding more than 15 digits in Excel

I want to add more than 20 digits in an Excel cell.
The current format of the cell is general, it converts the number to an exponential format. I tried with a number format and accounting, but when I ...

**4**

votes

**5**answers

14k views

### How to avoid double quotes when saving Excel file as Unicode?

I have an Excel file with Unicode content of which some cells contain text inside double quotes, for example "text".
When I save the Excel file to a text file in Unicode format, the text which ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

279 views

### Scatter diagrams with group labels for X/Y coordinates

I'M trying to create a map layout from an Excel spreadsheet in Excel 2003.
I have x and y coordinates in columns as well as group name and place name. I tried using a scatter chart but I can only ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

38 views

### How to replicate an anchor tag in Excel

I have an Excel (csv) like this:
column1 link
yahoo <a href="www.yahoo.com">Yahoo</a>
google <a href="www.google.com">Google</a>
Is there any way to make link ...

**6**

votes

**2**answers

24k views

### Merge two excel files using a common column

I have two excel sheets. I have to merge the two such that the values in one match with the other. For eg.
The first excel, the 2nd excel
1 t 1 tes1
2 5 3 ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

34 views

### How did I hide a Microsoft excel 2003 formula?

I have a problem with a spreadsheet that I have had for some years and cannot recall how I managed to set up the condition that the formula takes.
I keep a record of fuel costs whereby I enter the ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

38 views

### How to find the last value in a column in excel?

I am tracking rooms booked in a hotel on a daily basis in Excel. Every day I input the number of rooms booked in a column to show a trend of pick up over a period. I'd like to return the value of ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

167 views

### Make dates appear on the X-axis and the color category appear on the Y-axis

There is probably a fairly straight forward answer out there but I can not seem to find a solution online.
I have a table marked up like this (column names are in bold)
audit date | blindness
...

**0**

votes

**3**answers

335 views

### How do I stop a mail merge from adding zeros to the end of amounts of currency?

I am using an excel spreadsheet as my data source in a Word document mail merge. I have formatted the amounts in excel as currency with 2 decimal places. When I complete the merge, the amounts have ...

**-2**

votes

**2**answers

42 views

### How do I convert list to table in Excel 2003

I have a list:
date item name quantity
1.7.2014 A 5
1.7.2014 B 2
1.7.2014 C 10
2.7.2014 B 5
3.7.2014 A 1
...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

254 views

### excel 2003: file too big even its empty

I have one excel file that consist of 3 sheets. Each sheet consist of text and image. The file grow up until 171KB. Then I copy one sheet become single file and save as a new file (newbook.xls). And I ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

6k views

### How do I force a user to use a specific format when entering time data?

I need to ensure the users of a particular spreadsheet are entering the time data in military time. I'm finding some folks are omitting the colon, and it's causing problems. Is there a way to force ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

44 views

### How do I pull rows from one sheet to another sheet automatically as data changes?

I currently use excel to create a shopping list to make it easier at the store. All rows have an item name, cost, and total based on the qty entered in the A column. Is there any way (with little to ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

844 views

### Recover data from corrupt excel file

a friend has a corrupt excel file. When you attempt to open it in excel it says "File format is not valid". None of the tricks here work.
The file is Excel 2003 format. She sometimes edits it on ...

**7**

votes

**6**answers

13k views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

129 views

### How to display particular workbook of Excel file on TV and no matter what i do on the computer the TV displays the workbook [duplicate]

I have a computer and a TV.I want to display particular workbook of excel file on the TV ( monitor 2 ) and when I work on my computer monitor ( Monitor 1 ) nothing happens on Monitor 2.I need that ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

767 views

### How to filter out data between two columns?

I have data in my excel sheet in the below format
A B
1 2
2 3
3 5
4 8
5
6
7
8
9
i.e colA has values 1 through 9 and colB has 2,3,5,8. Now what I need in ...

**2**

votes

**5**answers

6k views

### How to make multiple Excel files open in ONE window/instance of Excel 2003 in Win 7

I'm running Excel 2003 on my new Windows 7 machine. (There is also a Excel 2010 starter pre installed that I do not use).
I'm a heavy user of Excel. I use it all day every day. I often have 10 or ...

**8**

votes

**4**answers

26k views

### Select each nth row in Excel

I have an Excel spreadsheet with thousands of rows. I want to select every 7th row from that spreadsheet. (By "select," I mean delete all of the other rows, or copy the selected rows into a new ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

115 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

40 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

87 views

### Why is the maximum row height in Excel 546px?

The maximum height of a single row in Excel 2003 is 546 pixels, or 409.5 points:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/excel-specifications-and-limits-HP005199291.aspx
I'm curious as to why ...

**5**

votes

**4**answers

60k views

### How to open ods files in Excel?

What is the best way to open ods files in Excel 2003?
Is there some plug-in available? Should I use some convertor to xls? Or would it be best if I just used LibreOffice (or OpenOffice)?
The file I ...

**0**

votes

**3**answers

2k views

### Sum Column, but only Filtered Rows

I have a large flat file of a bunch of ungrouped primary key values.
I want to filter on a key and populate cell A1 with the value selected from the dropdown list.
In the end, I want to see a sum of ...

**2**

votes

**4**answers

17k views

### 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.

**0**

votes

**1**answer

260 views

### Microsoft Excel file versions [duplicate]

We have a user here who uses Word 2003 and Excel 2003 as his primary tools. He needs to keep different versions of his files over the time so he can rollback to a previous version at any time. ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

157 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

10 views

### 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 ...