# Tagged Questions

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### Using Mac Excel, How can I delete complicated duplicates?

I'm running Mac Office 2011 under Lion.
I have a spreadsheet with headers of Company, Name, Last Name, City, State, and Email. Some are duplicate entries but are missing the email. I would like to ...

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### Excel: can I create a pivot table that checks two columns for the same value?

Currently, I have an Excel worksheet with a table that contains ~5,000 rows. The structure works like this:
The difficulty I'm having is that "Theme" and "Theme2" have the same possible values. So ...

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### Edit current cell via keyboard?

In Excel for Macintosh 2011, when the cursor is in a particular cell of a spreadsheet and you wish for the focus to move to the edit line for that cell where the formula is displayed, is there a ...

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### How to change default font size in Microsoft Excel for Mac?

I'm using Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 and by default, a new spreadsheet has a font size of 12 for cells. On a 4k screen resolution, font size 12 is a bit small, so I have selected the whole ...

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### How can I sort my data while keeping paired rows together?

How can I pair two rows on a spreadsheet, so that for each data entry I can sort the matrix but the pair of rows moves as a single list of data, retaining the structure of the two rows?
For example:
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### Excel Chart Timeline

I have a CSV file that I have opened in Excel 2011 for Mac.
The CSV looked like this:
Timestamp | URL
01/Jan/2014:01:01:01 /path/to/something1
01/Jan/2014:01:01:05 ...

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### Search Excel price grid with variable values

WIDTH
DROP 1150 1550 1850 2160 2360 2750 3000 3480 3980 4450
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### VBA Excel 2011 for Mac: Create custom category for user defined function error

I created several functions i.e.: "cal_adval". I would like to add it to a new function category named "Custom Clearance"
I read the documentation, and wrote this macro:
Sub add_category()
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### Change border color of selected cell

When I select a cell in Excel for Mac 2011 it is shown with a blue border:
How can I change the color of this border?

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### Nneed to calculate average of NON sequential multiple cells & I want to exclude values = 0 or Empty Cell with AVERAGEIF

Nneed to calculate average of NON sequential multiple cells and I want to exclude values = 0 or Empty Cell with AVERAGEIFS.
There is a mistake in my formula but I can't find a way to have it since ...

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### How can I summarize age ranges and counts in Excel?

I have a table with a long list of individuals, and their age. From this data, I was able to derive a list of all ages, and then count how many people were of each age. Here is some simple, sample ...

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### How can I create this column chart in Excel?

Well, I'm trying to create a column chart from this simple piece of data and I don't quite understand how the the chart tool is selecting the data and axises.
Here is the data:
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### Excel - Updating a .xlsb file when saving a .xlsx file

I work on Excel for Mac 2011.
Sometimes, for no apparent reason, I can't open one file I saved in .xlsx. I did some research and found it was a bug. The only workaround I found is to save the file ...

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### How do I adjust the width of a series in an Excel chart?

Here is a picture of my current chart:
I've tried to modify the scale to get the series' (the column) to be thicker. Ideally, I'd like the columns to be closer together too. I've double-clicked on ...

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### How do I reference a cell in an Excel data table without using the cell coordinates?

I do a summation on the values of a set of cells in an Excel data table. The problem is when I sort the table, the values in those cells change (because the records get sorted) and this changes the ...

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### What can an Excel table do?

I don't really understand why I should use an Excel table. It seems all the functionality that a typical Excel worksheet provides is duplicated by an Excel table. The only difference I can see is that ...

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### Make Excel Row Height Stay Once Sorted [duplicate]

One column has variable length data that may be one row or maybe a bunch of rows deep. (Actually another column does as well, but it doesn't get more than 3 rows deep).
When I sort my spreadsheet, ...

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### Convert numerical result to a letter in Excel for Mac 2011

I just wanted to know how to convert the result of a calculation into a simple YES or NO outcome. I.e. if the value is less than X then 'YES' you need to reorder, if the value is greater than X then ...

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### Sum the number of hours in Excel

I want to sum the total hours I was worked in a project. For each day, I have:
Starting Time B1: 09:30:00 am
Ending Time C1: 17:00:00 pm
Total Hours D1: =C1-B1 (06:30)
I want to sum the values ...

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### How to use Excel HYPERLINK function to link to an URL with query parameters?

*This is observed under OSX 10.8.5 with Office 2011 (mac).
The hyperlink function seems not working with url with query parameters, why?
HYPERLINK("http://mysite.com?foo=bar&x=y", "my link")
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### EXCEL: IF function only working if Value is TRUE and remitting a #NA if the Value is FALSE: Apple Mac Air - Microsoft Office 2011

Can anyone help me with the following formula? Basically it works when the condition is TRUE but gives me an error when the condition is FALSE. I would like the cell to remit the value "0" if the ...

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### Comparing two similar lists in excel on mac to find duplicates

I have 2 rather long lists of companies (a developing main list and several other lists which need to be compared to the main) I need to find duplicates (but also fuzzy duplicates) - e.g. "A company" ...

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### How to keep track of manual entries each day?

I am trying to keep track of manual entries but do not know the correct method of doing this. Should it be done using vba or by using formulas? I have spreadsheet you can view so you can see what I am ...

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### Tie stock quote value to cell in Excel 2011 Mac

I've been working on a mock stock portfolio in Excel, and I've been looking for ways to automatically update the data, eg. stock price and P/E ratio.
I have tried using a web query to MSN Money, but ...

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### Excel opens all files in directory

Excel 2011 is behaving strange. When I open a file, Excel responds by opening all (.xlsx and .csv) files in the directory!
I'm running OS X Mavericks. Tried several ways of opening: double click, ...

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### using date ranges and numbers

I have a spreadsheet that uses both dates and numbers. For example I have a job that takes 4 hours to complete and needs to be done on 10/11/13. I have several jobs that end on this date but the time ...

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### Change focus in Excel to formula bar via keyboard using Excel 2011 in Mac [duplicate]

I want to ask the same question as this one but for Microsoft Excel 2011 in Mac. The issue is that in Excel 2011 for Mac there is no Tools -> Options.

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### How to copy and paste without overwriting in Excel

I'm trying to copy a block of cells, but instead of shifting down the rest of the rows, it overwrites them
How do we copy and paste a set of cells and shift the rest so nothing is lost?

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### How do I seed another data table's records with category information in another Excel data table?

I have a data table, of which one of the columns is 'Categories'. It is a basic text column, but it has a finite set of strings (e.g. 'Utilities', 'Home', 'Medical', etc.) I would like to ...

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### How to inspect which values were used in calculation in Microsoft Excel?

In cases where I have complicated formulas like
=HLOOKUP(ROUNDDOWN((D$165-1)/12,0)+1,$D$24:$M$25,2)*D$2
Is there a good way to see which values ended up being used in the calculation? In this ...

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### Mac OS 10.8.4 and Excel

I am trying to delete everything after the "," on each cell in a column of email addresses. For example:
jonsmith@hotmail.com,2013-08-06 13:27:53,bounced
sallyfield@google.com,2013-02-06 ...

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### Linking to Other Excel Sheets Greyed Out (Excel 2011 Mac)

I just got a file from my colleague which has some broken links. They were broken because the path to the cells pointed directly to a file on her computer. She sent over those files, and now I have to ...

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### Print multiple worksheets to a single physical page

If I have three worksheets in a workbook, how can I print them on the same physical page?
On Excel for Mac 2011, doing "Print What" "Entire Workbook" gives me three different pages, even if in ...

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### How can I quickly determine if an Excel spreadsheet contains any formulas or is just “static” text?

I've inherited an Excel spreadsheet with many sheets, all full of text and numbers. As far as I can tell, this is all hardcoded, static text. After a quick look, I can't see any formulas or anything ...

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### Manually populate a Pivot Table

This is really a stupid question because I am supposed to know the answer.
I have a data file that looks like this:
Tech || Workdate || Fail || Manual
Joe || 2013-05-23 || 6 || 1
Joe ...

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### Is it possible to use alt-XYZ shortcuts on Excel on OS X?

I don't want to know the equivalents -- I want to use the same commands. I'm switching between windows at work and a mac at home.

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### Prevent Excel from converting text to columns

When I'm using Excel to parse multiple documents, and I need to control the import (Text, not General, on column import settings being the most notable example), how can I prevent Excel from ...

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### Keyboard Shortcut to Fit Column Width to Text in Mac Excel?

I know this on a PC. It is Alt+O,C,A, as explained in this question.
Can someone tell me please what the keyboard shortcut is to fit the column width to the width of the text in Excel on a Mac?
I'm ...

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### Excel - Sum First Value Of Non-Unique Adjacent Column

I have a table:
ColA | ColB
1 1
2 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
I would like to sum ColB only once where ColA = 2.
Essentially, I would like to sum the values ...

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### What is the best way to create charts of “database-style” tables and data in Excel?

I'm a biologist and I frequently have to do analysis on relatively large (for Excel) datasets. Usually a few charts are needed to display the data, but creating them seems to require laying out out ...

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### Create a form as a worksheet in Excel that adds records to another worksheet

I am trying to create a form in Excel for vehicle requests. What I want to happen is to create one worksheet that is a recreation of the current paper form, but have a clickable button that will ...

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### HLOOKUP Return Greatest Value

I have some columns A, B, C, D, E, F, G with some values in the rows below 2, 3, 4. I don't know if HLOOKUP is the correct answer for what I am trying to do but I want to have a function that looks at ...

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### Why does my conditional SUM not work?

I am Using Excel 2011 for Mac and am having a hard time figuring out a way to return some data that I need.
I have a sheet with a table, column D is "Type" and column H has numbers. I want one cell ...

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### Formula to move data from every third row to a column?

I have an excel sheet (mac, Excel 2011) that contains names (1st row), job titles (2nd row), and company/institution (3rd row) in one big column. I am trying to separate them into three different ...

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### Excel chart with year-to-year comparison

Given this data:
Date Year Month Usage (Kw-h) Cost/Month
02/19/08 2008 2 501 59.13
03/18/08 2008 3 404 48.49
04/16/08 2008 4 387 45.67
05/22/08 2008 5 319 ...

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### How to get the list of sheet names of ms-excel?

I have an excel file which has a lot of sheets. How could I get a list of sheet names of ms-excel?
(PS: The office is mac version.)

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### Using Mac Excel, how can I delete partial duplicate rows?

I'm running Mac Office 2011 under Lion.
I have a sheet of many thousands of rows of data, with a good 40 or 50 columns. One column is email address. If any two rows have a duplicate email address, ...

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### Excel Sheet Link [closed]

I'm doing a dissertation of 17000 words, and I have a huge file of more than 400 pages in excel So how I can put all the excel work in one link in words or another program.

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### How to create excel line charts with irregular scales

I am trying to create a line graph, The vertical axis is an irregular scale - 1,1c,1b,1a,2,2c,2b,2a and so on.
Here is the data in chart format
I am having trouble representing this data in the ...

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### Show date format in Excel as the OS default

Is there a way in Excel (2007 and up) to set the date format of a column to the date format of the OS locales. The data entered in this column is a date (imported from a database date field).
For ...