The 2010 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Conditional formatting to highlight the whole row

I would like to highlight the whole row 5 if J5="T". I used to do it with the old Excel, the 2010 conditional formatting ignores it. So my rule is like this and it does not work. I used the formula ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Microsoft Excel 2010 How to reference a table to another sheet

I am using Excel 2010. I got a sheet name "March" I would like to duplicate it[This is a table] (with reference / link) to another sheet called "Summary" which included January, Feb, and March. In ...
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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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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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Excel Scatter Chart with Labels

I have three columns of data. Column 1 has a short description, column 2 has a benefit number and column 3 has a cost. I can create a cost/benefit scatter chart, but what I want is to be able to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Split Excel worksheet into multiple worksheets based on a column with VBA

Question is simple and may be repetitive. I have an Excel workbook which contains around 50 columns I have a criteria column for splitting this workbook into mulitple workbooks The approach is as ...
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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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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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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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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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create Macro in VBA with colors if the value of the cell is greater than 100, the macro will change background color of the cell to blue

How can I create a macro in VBA that accomplishes the following: For the active cell, if the value of the cell is greater than a number, the macro will change background color of the cell .
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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 ...
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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 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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How to convert column data into rows, grouped by identifier

I have data as shown below in two columns and I need to arrange them horizontally in a row for each individual. Baker 17 Baker 37 Baker ...
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How do I export a chart as a png in Excel 2010?

Given a chart (normal column chart of whatever), how do I export that chart and only that chart as a PNG?
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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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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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Drawing a line graph in Excel with a numeric x-axis

In Microsoft Excel 2010, I'm trying to draw a line graph with three different lines. I've got the graph looking the way I want, with one exception: Excel is treating my X-axis column like text ...
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Strange behavior of left arrow key in Excel 2010

When I press the left arrow to return to column A - it will not stop at column A but will continue to wrap around to the end (column XEP or something huge like that). How do I make it stop when it ...
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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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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 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 ...
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Cell colors change when copy&paste in Excel 2010

We have a 3rd party tool that creates an Excel file (xls, 97/2003 format) and formats some cells in different colours. When I copy a range of cells into a newly created file (xlsx, 2007/2010 format) ...
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Why does Excel 2010 automatically reformat numbers?

Excel 2010 is automatically reformatting numbers/cells where a specific number format has already been applied. Whenever I access or modify the cell contents, Excel reformats by changing the number ...
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Ctrl + Shift + Arrow stopped working

When I work with a big amount of data, I introduce formulas in Excel by using the shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+arrow. That shortcut allows me to select a whole set of data to the left, right, up or down. ...