**31**

votes

**9**answers

34k views

### Is it possible to “unpivot” or “reverse pivot” in Excel?

I have data that looks like this:
Id | Loc1 | Loc2 | Loc3 | Loc4
------------------------------
1 | NY | CA | TX | IL
2 | WA | OR | NH | RI
And I want to convert it to this:
Id | ...

**13**

votes

**5**answers

63k views

### Need two excel windows side by side, on different monitors, in the same instance

I have to do work between two spreadsheets and I need to view them side by side.
I can't just open the workbooks in separate instances because I need to make use of features like paste formatting, and ...

**6**

votes

**4**answers

43k views

### How to combine values from multiple rows into a single row in Excel?

I have a data dump in Excel that consists of annual customer data for two different values. The data was provided with a separate row for value for every year and customer. I.e. it looks like this:
...

**11**

votes

**2**answers

56k views

### Run an SQL Query With a Parameter from Excel 2007

I have a query in an excel table. I followed this to do it.
But how can I add a parameter from a cell into my query?
I am looking for a way to do this
select *
from dbo.Customers
where CustomerID ...

**6**

votes

**2**answers

29k views

### Excel: Find a subset of numbers that add to a given total?

I have a column of numbers (lets say it's A1:A100) and I need to find a subset of them that sum to a certain total.

**4**

votes

**2**answers

4k views

### Excel 2007 transpose/combine multiple rows into one

I have data like so:
1001NCCN 3618127
1001NCCN 208478
1001NCCN 207316
1001TEMN 409889
1001TEMN 801651
1001TEMN 273134
1001TEMN 208478
1001TEMN 207316
I need to ...

**11**

votes

**8**answers

49k views

### Excel Auto-Fill Without Mouse (Keyboard Only)

So when I want to extend a series or something along those lines, I can highlight a group of cells, then click on the bottom right corner of the highlighting box and drag down. Excel will then ...

**17**

votes

**5**answers

70k views

### Excel: Find Items in one column that are not in another column

I have two columns in excel, and I want to find (preferably highlight) the items that are in column B, but not in column A.
What's the quickest way to do this?

**11**

votes

**16**answers

73k views

### How to get the current column name in Excel?

What is the function to get the current line number and the current column name for a cell in Excel?

**9**

votes

**1**answer

10k views

### How can you make Excel 2007 stop formatting large numbers as scientific notation?

Kind of the inverse of this question.
I frequently download CSVs from outside sources as part of my programming work. I like to examine their data in Excel because, let's face it, Excel is an ideal ...

**8**

votes

**6**answers

34k views

### How to turn hundreds of text URLs in Excel into clickable hyperlinks?

How do I turn a column of urls into hyperlinks, so that users can click on the url in a cell and have it open in a browser?
I pasted 100 urls and each went into its own cell. When I double-click in ...

**3**

votes

**5**answers

31k views

### Can I split a spreadsheet into multiple files based on a column in Excel 2007?

Is there a way in Excel to split a large file into a series of smaller ones, based on the contents of a single column?
eg: I have a file of sales data for all sales reps. I need to send them a file ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

465 views

### Find the number of occurrence of a word in Excel 2007

How can I count the amount of occurrence in Excel 2007? The desired outcome should be something like:
apple 1
berry 2
coconut 3
donut 2
grape 1
lime 1
I have tried =COUNTIF($A:$A,A7), but that ...

**1**

vote

**3**answers

6k views

### How to identify cells in Column A that contain any of the values in Column B

First off, I'm not that advanced of an Excel user. I'm certain Excel can do what I'm about to ask, but I've yet to find a way in any of my attempts or searches.
My question is very similar to Find if ...

**0**

votes

**2**answers

2k views

### Comparing two columns in Microsoft Excel

I'm attempting to compare two columns of data. One column (column G) is a "master" list with all account numbers in it and the other column (column A) only has a partial list of account numbers.
I'm ...

**9**

votes

**2**answers

18k views

### How can I prevent the privacy warning in Excel?

I have Excel 2007. When I want to save a spreadsheet, I often see this message:
I've seen this with macro spreadsheets (using the .xlsm extension) and with non-macro sheets (using the .xlsx ...

**4**

votes

**3**answers

2k views

### Excel “Remove Duplicates” feature does not remove all duplicates

When the Data Tools>Remove Duplicates command is used on the following list, some duplicates are not removed:
Key
46509
46509
51442
51442
73367
73367
80048
80048
88396
88396
102576
102576
108095
...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

103 views

### Get Excel not to equally space values along the y-axis

I am graphing the height above sea level obtained by GPS at 12 measuring stations, which are distributed along a straight line but NOT equidistantly.
Excel does a nice job of creating a suitable Y ...

**9**

votes

**2**answers

5k views

### Keyboard shortcut to switch between sheets in Excel

Does Excel 2007 have a keyboard shortcut that switchs between worksheets?

**4**

votes

**1**answer

22k views

### Inserting a (jpg) picture into a cell in Microsoft Excel 2007

Is it possible to insert a jpg image inside a cell, or do Excel cells only display alphanumeric characters (or references)?

**3**

votes

**3**answers

13k views

### Subtracting cells only if they have a value in Excel

I want to subtract two cells in excel but only if both cells have a value. More specifiaclly in my case the formula in cell E2 is currently =D2-C2 but I only want this to be calculated when D2 has a ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

287 views

### Drawing sample points versus time in Excel

I have a set of data as follow:
As you can see the first column has either R or P, the second column is a measured value, and third one is obviously time.
I need to present this in a chart (I ...

**0**

votes

**3**answers

2k views

### custom format for cells with nothing in them without using conditional formatting

if a cell is blank I would like to add text using a custom format. I've seen where text is added if a value is above or below a certain value. Can you add text to the cell if the cell is blank? I've ...

**10**

votes

**3**answers

22k views

### Turn off scientific notation in Excel

I would like to prevent Excel behavior that any large number I enter is stored as a number, then abbreviated to scientific notation.
Is it possible to tell Excel 2007 to stop doing this?

**5**

votes

**4**answers

6k views

### Why does this Excel file keep asking to save?

A client sent me some Excel .xlsx documents, and every time I open one of them and then close it, Excel asks if I would like to save changes, even if I didn't make any. This doesn't happen with any ...

**5**

votes

**4**answers

8k views

### How can I force Excel 2007 on Windows 7 to always open another instance of the application?

I want to be able to compare to large spreadsheets side by side...
Since you can not natively expand to all monitors I would like to have the two documents open in two instances. These files are ...

**4**

votes

**5**answers

12k views

### How can I make Excel documents open in different windows?

Office 2007, Windows Server 2008 x64.
How can I make Excel so that when I double-click a document, it opens in a new Excel instance, so that I can easily view them side-by-side as separate windows ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

681 views

### possible to have two Y axes and two X axes on same chart

Is it possible to have a chart with
left Y axis
right Y axis
top X axis
bottom X axis
all on same chart?

**2**

votes

**3**answers

9k views

### Excel ran out of resources while attempting to calculate one or more formulas

I received the error message
"Excel ran out of resources while attempting to calculate one or more formulas"
on ONE of my computers (Out of 2).
My worksheet contains: (Inside a single worksheet, not ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

4k views

### Compare 2 text cells and show difference in the third cell

If cell A1 = abcd, cell B1 = abcdefg, then what formula to use in order to get the text difference efg?

**2**

votes

**1**answer

8k views

### Formatting a column based on another columns cell TEXT (not value) in Excel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate:
Excel 2010 conditional formatting: selectively highlighting duplicates
I have dates that are running off a formula in that column based on information it's collecting ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

224 views

### Is Workbook.FileFormat available to the Excel UI (specifically when the file type can't be saved)

As a programmer I eventually located the file type of a .d extension file loaded successfully by Excel 2007 by interrogating Workbook.FileFormat via VBA, but can a normal user determine it is a DBF4 ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

12k views

### Excel cells - show text different to the actual value?

Is it possible in Excel to have a cell show text that is different from its value?
I would like to have a a cell that has the value 1,2,3 ... or 7 but it will show day of the week as text - but when ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

6k views

### Strip out all HTML Tags from an excel file

I have an excel file that has cells with text that includes HTML tags.
The data was exported from a database and the HTML tags were included.
The HTML is stored as text, but I need it gone.
Is ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

622 views

### How to compare cell contents in Excel?

I have an Excel sheet. Row number 2 contains date values in each cell. For each cell in the sheet I want to check if the value in row 2 in my column equals some cell (let's say EG67, also dates).
How ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

2k views

### Excel: Merge two tables based on one column

I have two Excel 2007 sheets A,B with the same columns.
B contains less rows, but has a column with updated data (i.e. data in this column is newer than in the same column in A). I want to take every ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

1k views

### Excel 2007 Conditional Formatting is not properly using custom formula provided

In Excel 2007, I want to conditionally color a row if it is odd numbered and then vary the coloring depending on if a specific cell (in column E) in that row contains a number (green) or empty(red). ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

2k views

### How to Find and Replace worksheet name in a formula?

I have 100 worksheets with different names saved in a folder. I have another worksheet in another folder where I conduct analysis of data from one of those 100 worksheets. In this analysis worksheet, ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

203 views

### MS Query unresponsive after launching in Excel 2007

User is launching MS Query from within Excel 2007 querying a database and then MS Query becomes unresponsive staying minimized to the task bar. Any assistance would be appreciated, the user is able to ...

**0**

votes

**2**answers

3k views

### Excel Sum that excludes duplicates

I have data in the following format:
Id Value
------------
1 20
2 40
3 20
3 20
4 50
I want to sum the value column while excluding duplicates from the id column. In this ...

**0**

votes

**2**answers

663 views

### How to make an excel formula which totals several agecent rows based on cell values

I have an excel sheet with three columns: date, person and percentage. I would like to put in a data validation that flags cells if the total for a given data/person combination do not equal 100%. Is ...

**0**

votes

**7**answers

15k views

### Excel: how to disable extend selection mode (F8 key) being activated by “-” key?

Using Excel 2007, every time I press the "-" key, the extend selection mode is activated. Notice that in other programs the "-" key works as expected. This is very frustrating since I cannot input ...

**18**

votes

**4**answers

40k views

### Selecting whole column except first X (header) cells in Excel

I know I can select all cells in a particular column by clicking on column header descriptor (ie. A or AB). But is it possible to then exclude a few cells out of it, like my data table headings?
...

**17**

votes

**5**answers

4k views

### How can I use custom colours in the Microsoft VBA editor?

I'm working on a few projects for work using Excel and VBA, so I have no choice but to use the Microsoft Visual Basic editor. I normally wouldn't mind, but I can't figure out how to set a custom ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

2k views

### Excel Conditional Formatting Multiple Data Bars and Data Icons in one cell

I am using Excel 2007 on a windows machine.
I am attempting to place one data bar and one data icon into a cell under the conditional formatting. The issue is that I don't really want to have data ...

**8**

votes

**1**answer

16k views

### Hyperlink font in Excel always changes to the default font face/size

For cells containing hyperlinks the font changes automatically into the default one (even though I have selected all cells and applied a different font).
How can you configure Excel to use the same ...

**14**

votes

**3**answers

54k views

### What is the maximum allowed rows in a Microsoft Excel .xls or .xlsx

Is there a limit? I couldn't find one posted.

**5**

votes

**2**answers

15k views

### Setting up a column of “enum”-fields in Excel

I'd like to setup a column in excel with several fixed possible values (like 'in-progress', 'done', 'canceled').
I'd like to set it up so the only possible values in these column are from the fixed ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

2k views

### Referencing multiple fields and items from a single cell - GETPIVOTDATA

I've already asked this over on StackOverflow, but realise it may be more appropriate here.
Is it possible to reference multiple fields and items from a single cell into a GETPIVOTDATA formula?
I ...

**4**

votes

**9**answers

33k views

### Copy Excel worksheet and maintain relative cell reference in formulas

Another copy problem in Excel:
How can I copy a Worksheet from WorkbookA.xlsx into WorkbookB.xlsx without the copied Worksheet still referencing WorkbookA.xlsx e.g. the formula =B!23 becomes ...