# Tagged Questions

The 2010 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

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### Excel: Conditional formatting not filling in cells if adjacent cell is filled

I am trying to fill a pair of cells in if both are blank. Which works unless the cell next to the pair is filled in. How do I go about resolving this issue?
Formula:
=AND(ISBLANK(F2),ISBLANK(G2))
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### Selecting and highlighting in a column using row numbers from different cells

Help: I have two cells in the same column in Excel marked with an x (for convenience). I want to use the row numbers of these cells to highlight and select a range in another column between these 2 ...

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### Excel multi table lookup, can you find a more elegant solution?

This is partly for fun, and I hope it doesn't get closed on subjectivity grounds because although "which solution is the most elegant" is subjective, "the current solution is convoluted and ugly" is ...

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### Combining INDIRECT() and UDF

I have created an Excel UDF to find the nth occurrence of a value in a range. The UDF is based on the one at http://www.ozgrid.com/Excel/find-nth.htm:
Function Nth_Occurrence(range_look As Range, ...

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### Count number of selected cells

How do I count the number of selected cells, regardless of cell content?.
There are two use cases. I need use case 2 right now:
When I make one or multiple selections, I want to know how many ...

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### Formula comparing cell to fixed date always returns false

The following formulas in Excel 2010 both give me a "No" answer:
Formula:
=IF(S8="24/03/2015","Yes","No")
where S8 has format/value dd/mm/yyyy / 24/03/2015
=IF(S9>"30/06/2013","Yes","No")
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### Excel: Find duplicates among 2 colums

Giving an excel file with 2 columns:
A: 5000 numbers (some repeated)
B: 525 unique numbers
I want to know if for each number in A there is a instance of that number in B.
Meaning: for A1, is ...

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### Excel - Manipulating data in awkward format

I have a dataset that I want to analyse, but it is in quite a strange format. See below:
> Account_Details Account_Name
> account # 1 client name
> product 1 name ...

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### Hide data label containing series name if value is zero

I have made a chart in excel in which I would like to hide the data label if value is zero. For data labels that contain the value itself this is done by using custom formating as explained here How ...

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### How can the content of multiple cells be copied to a single cell? [on hold]

I need to copy content of cells from immediate left but not a range, but selected cells into a single cell. The cells will either have a normal number or a currency figure.
How can I do this?
I ...

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### How do you create a conditional nesting formula on excel 2010 with more than 3 conditions?

I have "A, B, C and D." I need " if a>0, use a, otherwise, use b. If b has the error "#N/A", use c, otherwise use b. If c=0, use d/61, otherwise use c.
So far, I have this:
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### Determine if a financial year has a leap day in it in Excel

Our financial year runs from the first of March to the last day of February. I need a formula in Excel that tells me if the financial year has a leap day (the 29th of February) or not.
For example ...

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### Protect formatting in Excel 2010, and allow editing of text

I am using Excel 2010 with a shared workbook. I need the formatting protected, but allow users to edit text and select from drop-down boxes.
Following the instructions in this answer to Protecting ...

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### How to chart two columns of data in excel

I have the following data and I want to create a simple chart in Excel 2010 but can't work out how to get this to work. I've tried scatter charts, switching axes, etc. and nothing seems to give me ...

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### Excel to show icon

I want to have icons that will signify increase, decrease or equal from the prior cell.
For example below in C2, the icon should increase when compared to B2 (because its value is greater). The ...

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### Excel 2010 scrollbar goes too far

My problem is illustrated in the PrintScreen below:
I've searched a lot on the Internet and almost all sources say to delete the empty rows at the end of the sheet and save the document. For ...

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### How to format text between branches excel using a macro Excel 2010

I found a little macro to change all the text between "[" and "]" red in excel.
But i can't get it to work in Excel 2010, i get some errors.
Can someone help me debug this?
At the end i wish that in ...

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### Copy Table values from one sheet to another

On the first sheet of the spread sheet I have the following:
1 Item Item Description
2 xxxxxx yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
3
4 Object 1 Object 2 Object 3
5 AAA ...

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### How do I display the value of one cell in a cell on another sheet?

I would like to build a spread sheet with multiple sheets. The first sheet is the main 'working' page. The additional sheets would be filters of data found on the first sheet. On the first sheet on ...

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### Merge two Excel files and only retain new data?

I manage a daily shipping report (an Excel file) that has many date fields (departure, arrival, etc.) that are populated automatically from our shipping system. In the last column of the report I add ...

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### How do i get a cell to read multiple options for a seperate cell [closed]

I am trying to get a cell to read another cell with different possible names in it and be able to reference the names to a separate items.
Example:
cell b5 has different items and cell c5 reads a ...

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### Excel text to appear on screen but not print [duplicate]

I am creating a contract in excel and I do not want the line item pricing to appear when printed. Changing the font color to white is time consuming so not an option. Hiding the group of cells would ...

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### Excel Office Pro 2010 SUMIF

Hi Im trying to SUMIF(range;"<>#N/A";range) but the cells im selecting to sum are not in a row adjacent, its every 4th cell in the row.
But when i try it gives an argument error each time i try ...

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### Excel, how to use text functions on lookup array without putting in another column?

If I'm using a vlookup, or a match function but I need to do some mumbo jumbo on my lookup material, is there a way of doing this in the lookup array without simply adding another column?
Let's say I ...

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### Replace cell references with values without F9 using macro (2) [duplicate]

I tried to use the macro in this post but it doesn't work on mine. Can you help to tweak this macro abit?
I want to change from this:
=((J26*J27*J28+J34*J35*J36+J30*J31*J32)*24/1000000)
... to ...

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### Finding repeating digits at the end of a string of digits

I have a list of 10 digit toll free phone numbers. I would like to identify those that contain at least 3 repeating digits in the last 4 digits of the number. For example:
8xxxxx5444
8xxxxx2220

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### Copying many cells to one location

I transfer data around a lot in Excel. I want to be able to copy many random cells to another location so that they are side by side.
E.g. I want to copy a3,d21,aa32,cd121,etc. so that ...

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### Excel chart for rail car movements

I need to display the movements of a group of rail cars between two locations.
Each car has dates for "left location A", "arrived location B", "left location B", "arrived Location A" - repeatedly ...

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### How to translate months automatically from a language to another?

I'd like to translate a billing report from Portuguese(Brazil) to English.
It is accurate by months and it is an automated sheet.
A contract may start on January, but it's commonly started in the ...

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### Extract address from HYPERLINK cell in Excel 2010

I have a HYPERLINK cell in Excel 2010 where I have many rows on it.
I want to extract underlined address from that HYPERLINK cell.
Below macro is not working for me.
Function GETURL(HyperlinkCell As ...

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### Excel conditional drop down lists causing massive file size

I have an excel file which relies heavily on data validation. There are about 20 drop down lists per row. One column has a 35 formatting conditions. One column is a conditional drop down list (using ...

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### Functions (specifically text functions) within a countif function

Is there any way to nest text operators within a countif?
I want to check if the first 4 characters of a file are in the form A**.
=Countif(Left(A1,4),"A??.") doesn't work, but I can put in a
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### How to fetch data from another excel file and sort it under name?

I have 2 excel files, one of them is a list of workers and the other is a list of absences. I need to have the reason and the ending date from the absences list to be fetched into the main list, and ...

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### Matching a column range based on a column label

I have written a spreadsheet for Excel 10 and am struggling with the last bit of formula.
I wrote this:
=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(FIND(B7,'PO SHEET'!$K$7:$K$74))),('PO SHEET'!$W$7:$W$74))
However, ...

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### Get the average of the last 5 non-zero cells in a row (not column) [duplicate]

Objective: Get the average of the last 5 non-blank cells in a row (not column).
I am using Excel 2010.
I have a row of 12 cells and weekly will enter a number or sometimes nothing at all. After ...

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### Excel Strange Extra Digit

In Excel 2007/2010, I get this strange behaviour:
Formula in cell: =2.6+1.4+4.62-8.2
Result in cell: 0.420000000000002000
Weird extra '2' about 14DP in. Can anyone explain why this is happening ...

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### Excel add-in not loading when opening Excel from VBA

I'm using excel reg-ex add-in and it works well, the only problem with it that it doesn't load when excel is started by VBA.
I've a macro in word to collect some data in Word and copy it to excel, ...

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### Generating coefficients for SERIESSUM formula in Excel

I'm modelling a cash collection spreadsheet where a company sells products each week and wants to collect cash over a number of weeks (n; between 42 and 336 weeks).
Assuming n is ≤ 52:
To calculate ...

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### how to insert a helper column?

I have an excel spreadsheet where each data set covers three rows. I want to sort the data based on the value in column K, which is in the third row of each data set, there are no values in rows 1 ...

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### Excel 2010 Advanced Filter issue

I ran into something I can't really explain trying to filter a huge pile of data using the advanced filter...
I had a document with hundreds of thousands of lines (.xlsb) containing a whole bunch of ...

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### Compare two sheets in Excel and extract the differences to other third sheet

My situation:
I got a huge excel sheet from a manufacturer of products for my online shop. This format:
product ID | price | name | ...
Every week the manufacturer is sending me a updated list ...

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### Excel Macro Hyperlink.Add Errors

I'm relatively new to VBA code within Excel, so please forgive me if the answer is simple (I expect it usually is). I'm using Excel 2010, for reference. I'm trying to accomplish the following, with ...

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### How can I make an Excel 2010 worksheet read-only without a password?

I want to make one of the worksheets in an Excel 2010 workbook read-only, but I don't want to use a password. I just want to make it so that I can't accidentally edit the sheet, and I don't want to ...

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### How to use Conditional Formatting to change text color to match conditional fill color

I have used the Conditional Formatting to change the Cell fill color based on the percentage number. However, I would like to hide the text so I just have a bunch of colored squares with no value ...

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### How can I find duplicate values in a column delimiting the results by ranges in a different column?

A B C
1 RANGES VALUES FORMULA NEEDED
2 1 x yes
3 1 x yes
4 2 x no
5 3 no
6 ...

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### reference to first visible cell above in Excel

How can I get a reference to the first visible cell above the active one after the data in a table has been filtered.
NOTE: I don't need this for summing up the data above. I know how to do that on ...

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### Where is value coming from in formula?

I have been sent an Excel sheet and I am trying to workout how one of the formulas works. It has an if statement in it and the value if true looks to be some sort of variable that references a formula ...

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### Making the 'Series Name' a combination of text and cell data?

I'm having an issue trying to figure out how to create a 'Series Name' for a line chart in Excel to a TEXT + CELL value.
For example, I have two cells labeled 2015 and 2005 in Excel. In my chart, I ...

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### How to create a preset for printing a workbook in MS Excel

I need to create a Default preset for printing a workbook in MS Excel.
This includes predefining Sorting and Filtering values,
Adding text to top and bottom of the printed document,
And designing ...

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### Formula to check 2 Excel 2010 data columns on Win 7 PC

I have 2 adjacent Excel sheet columns that contain numbers and I can insert an "IF" formula in a 3rd column to check for a certain condition without any problem but when I try to combine checking for ...