The 2010 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

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Easiest way to open CSV with commas in Excel

CSV files are automatically associated with Excel but when I open them, all the rows are basically in the first column, like this: It's probably because when Excel thinks "comma-separated values", ...
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Display Blank when Referencing Blank Cell in Excel 2010

I have an Excel 2010 workbook that contains a number of individual worksheets. The cells on one of the sheets are linked to individual cells on two other worksheets in the same workbook. I'm using a ...
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How do I split one row into multiple rows with Excel?

I have a product database in Excel with several hundred entries, each of which has from 1 to 3 "tiers" of pricing: Standard, Deluxe, and Premium. Each tier has its own SKU (A, B, or C added on to the ...
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Comparing Similar Text Strings in Excel

I am currently trying to reconcile “Name” fields from two separate data sources. I have a number of names that are not an exact match but are close enough to be considered matched (examples below). ...
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How do I use Excel 2010 Personal Macro Workbook?

I want all of the macros that I've written to always be available when I'm using Microsoft Excel 2010. How can I do this?
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Excel 2010 conditional formatting: selectively highlighting duplicates

I'm using Excel 2010 and would like to know if there's any way I can choose conditional formatting to highlight only instances of duplicates when it's found in ALL the columns I chose? For instance, ...
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How to make Excel's “Auto Fit Row Height” feature actually auto fit the row height?

For every generation of Excel I can remember (including 2010, which I'm using now), Excel's "Auto Size Row" features sometimes fails to actually auto size a row when the cell contains wrapped text. ...
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Prevent Excel from clearing copied data for pasting, after certain operations, without Office clipboard

Whenever you copy a cell or a range of cells in Excel (my version is 2010 on Windows 7), and then do something else like insert new sheet row or simply edit another cell, Excel removes the clipboard ...
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How to control CSV import into Excel 2010

When I open CSV files in Excel 2010 I get entire rows in cells, not distributed according comma separation. How to control this?
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Excel-Count number of visible cells containing certain string

I have a sheet in which I first apply a filter to a certain column to show "Unique records only". Now I have a column which contains, for e.g., values like: Applepie Applesauce Crabapple Banana Mango ...
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Generate a comma-separated list of cell contents, excluding blanks

To concatenate a certain four cells, I'd use: =CONCATENATE(A2,",",C2",",D2,",",F2) This would make it so that... A2 = "Matthew" C2 = "Mark" D2 = "Luke" F2 = "John" would result in Matthew,Mark,...
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Excel VBA code Private Sub Worksheet Change Power function not working

I'm making a worksheet where the wind speed defines the potential energy of the location. This value is the basis of a few sheets in the same Excel file. I'm trying to write a code that where I10 is ...
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VLOOKUP with multiple criteria

I have a workbook with 2 sheets: spg and data From the data sheet I wish to do a vlookup in the spg sheet, based on the value of multiple columns in spg. I can do a =VLOOKUP(H5,spg!$D:$I,6,0) but ...
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Why does Excel treat long numeric strings as scientific notation even after changing cell format to text

I'm trying to process some data in Excel. The data includes numeric account numbers and other long numeric strings (like cell phone MEIDs). I am not doing math operations on these strings, so I want ...
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How do I get excel to not mess around with the formatting of a .csv file

I have two issues with a csv file that occur when I try and edit it in Excel. I have an ISBN column that gets reformatted to scientific format every time I save the file The encoding for the file is ...
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How can I change the default date format?

When I paste a date into Excel 2010 in the format "2012-12-07 00:00:00.000" I'd like it to be displayed by default as "2012-12-07", but it is actually displayed as "00:00.0". I know I can work ...
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Trigger macro with ONE click on specific cell

Would you mind pointing a way to start a macro in Excel 2010 by clicking only once on a specified cell? I had seen a solution somewhere, but now I can't trace it back.
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Excel conditional formatting fragmentation

Often, I create a sheet with conditional formatting, and set the cell ranges so that the conditional formatting rules are only applied once to a range of cells, e.g. Make $A$1:$A$30 red and Make $B$...
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Can Excel use formula-input data for cell references?

I have a cell in Excel, to which I want to pull data from another cell that is defined as a value in a third cell. For example: A1=5 A2=10 A3=insert syntax here, using A4 as source for cell ...
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XYZ 3D-chart in Excel

I have a table of data as follows: X Y Z N1 2 5 6 N2 2 7 8 N3 0 1 2 N4 0 4 5 N5 9 10 10 N6 4 9 9 N7 0 2 4 N8 0 7 8 N9 0 7 8 Now I would like to ...
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Duplicating formula in Excel 2010

I have a bunch of formulas in a column that I wish to duplicate exactly into another column, where I will go through and tweak them so that a different function is run on the same parameters. When I ...
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Excel 2010 Move data from multiple columns/rows to single row

So frustrating! I get data sent to me and it looks like this: a 1 a 2 2 a 3 3 b 1 b 2 2 b 3 3 b 4 4 b 5 5 b ...
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How to toggle Scroll Lock in Excel 2010 without a Scroll Lock key in the keyboard

I have a notebook with no Scroll Lock key (or any shortcut using the 'Fn' key). Somehow Excel 2010 got the Scroll Lock on. I see it left down in the status bar and now I can't navigate through cells ...
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Excel (2010) HYPERLINK: how to call a file with command line arguments and spaces in the path?

I am working on an Excel-document to make a (project-)folder structure manageable, using HYPERLINKs to important files and folders (Word/Excel, etc.). Since we are also using TFS, I want to add the ...
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Sorting cells in a column is easy. But how to sort cells in a row?

Assume school language learning exercise, based on making right order of words in a scrambled sentence. Then put numbers into the next row, specifying the order the words should be in. Now select ...
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Excel 2010 Removing duplicates

I am trying to remove the duplicates items from a big Excel sheet. I would like to remove all rows that have a duplicate code values (sample below) Before: Name Code item_01 xxxx01 item_02 ...
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How do you plot time on the X axis in excel?

I need to plot the decay of my phone's battery against time over night. My starting time is 23:17:47 and my ending one is 07:05:49. I don't have any issue in changing the time format in the current ...
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How to sum a range of cells with N/A values?

I have a range and need to sum it using SUM function but the result is N/A if there is any N/A value. How can I make the SUM function to treat the N/A value as 0 value? Please help!
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Why is Excel truncating my 16-digit numbers?

If I type in a 16 digit number (format: number, no decimals) it changes the number on me. Example: 1234567812345678 changes the view to 1234567812345670. If I type it in as a general format it ...
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Excel: how to permanently apply conditional formatting to the whole spreadsheet?

I have the following annoying problem with Excel 2010. I use Conditional formatting to apply bold formatting to each line of the spreadsheet that meets a condition expressed by a formula. In the "...
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How do you update an Excel file (Data Refresh and update formulas) WITHOUT opening the file?

I have an Excel file that want to update and save automatically with out having to open it or manually interact with. Manually, I open the file up and hit data refresh which goes and does a SQL query ...
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How to insert a date into an Excel spreadsheet?

I want to insert date and time into a cell of an Excel spreadsheet. NOW() and TODAY() don't fit my needs. These functions insert dynamic date. But I want static: if I insert the date it won't change ...
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What's the keyboard shortcut to Unhide a column in Excel 2010?

My SHIFT key doesn't appear to be broken, so this one's got me stumped: Looking online, I've been told the keyboard shortcuts for hiding and unhiding columns in Excel are CTRL + 0 and CTRL + SHIFT + 0,...
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Conditional formatting of TRUE / FALSE values in an Excel 2010 range

I have a range containing formulas that evaluate to TRUE or FALSE. How would one apply conditional formatting to this range, so that TRUE cells are Green, and FALSE cells are RED?
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Excel, how to find column number of min value?

I have a table in Excel. Can anyone help me find the column number of the cell where the min value of the row is? Example: 200 is the min value in row1 and has the column number 1. Is there a ...
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Why does Office 2010 fail to open an Excel file?

I have a excel file I've put on a file server. When required i access it via a dll, fill it with some data in background only (through ExecuteExcel functionality). It used to work before. Recently I ...
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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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show Excel sheet tab in >=2 row

Some days I'm working with extremely large Excel files, they have to many sheet that can't be show in 1 sheet tab. (see image) So, I'm wondering that whether or not we can show Excel sheet on ...
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convert text string to date/time format

I have a column that is text formatted like 20110408_2041. How can I format it to date/time format?
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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 ...
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How to disable Excel number autoformat

This problem is simple to correct but is very very annoying what I'm doing is to type a hour range, eg. (0-1),(1-2),(2-3) so on per cell row DATE --- HOUR 1/1/2013 0-1 1/1/2013 1-2 1/1/...
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Excel 2010: Can I hide columns without excluding the data from a graph?

In Excel 2010, is it possible to hide columns but still have the values show up in a graph? I have a graph of monthly data going back to 2005, with each month's data in a column. If I hide the ...
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Diagnosing slow Excel spreadsheets?

A client contacted me, complaining of Excel spreadsheets that were taking far too long to open. They use Excel for creating invoices, so they have hundreds of Excel spreadsheets with light formatting ...
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Remove duplicate entries, keeping latest only

I have several spreadsheets with information I need to consolidate, each with different (and sometimes overlapping) portions of the final data set I'm hoping to create. Typically, combining ...
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Multiplying values in Excel 2010 (Same cell)

Another excel question. I'm using Excel 2010. If for example I have a value in cell A1, lets say 2.59 What I want to do is multiply that cell by 1.333 but in the same cell I don't want to have to ...
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Conditionally format cells based on match in another sheet

I have an Excel spreadsheet with 2 worksheets. The first is just a header row and a single column of item names. The second is a list of item groups, with a header row and a title in the left most ...
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Combine multiple rows to one (many-many relationship)

Could anyone help me write an Excel formula to do the following? I am trying to merge product codes for a customer from a flat file extract. Each customer can have multiple products, and vice ...
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How can I compare two columns in Excel to highlight words that don't match?

(I'm using Microsoft excel 2010) OK, lets say I have a list of phrases in both column A and column B (see screen shot below) What I would like to happen whether it be with a macro, VBA or formula ...
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How can I combine two lists into one long list?

I have two lists in coloumns 1 and 2. I need coloumn 3 to be of the format one dash two. For example: Column C will need to repeat all values of A and B. I would prefer a formula for this is ...
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Excel: Changing and updating a future value based on past occurrence and lookup in a table

I have a big dataset, dataset is in such a way that each time a customer is called a row will be created. So the customer Number is the unique ID here. Based on their current and past response type, ...