The 2011 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application for Mac.

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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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Insert blank row into excel

I've been using this Excel program as a data base with this particular information for 5 years, inserting rows for alphabetical arranging on a regular basis. Now all of a sudden, can't do it. This ...
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Office 2011, Mac OS Lion, Excel creates temporary file on Windows server 2008, SMB share how to stop?

I have an issue with Mac's and a windows SMB share, when using Excel 2011. If I open an excel document from the windows share it will create a "Ghost file" starting with ~$ then the full filename e.g ...
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Mac Excel 2011: find Items in one column that are not in another column

Hi this is a repeat of the question: 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 ...
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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 ...
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Excel - Counting unique values with multiple criterias

I have a large scale data set and I am looking for a way to count the number of unique values: Day -ID, Location-ID, Truck-ID 1, 18, 1 1, 19, 1 ...
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Text function in Excel isn't formatting year

I've got a problem with the text function in Excel (2007). It doesn't format the year, it just states yyyy instead of e.g. 2014. If I have a cell with 23-7-2014 and use the formula ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Office for Mac 2011 - unable to insert cells properly in Excel

I am unable to insert cells in a spreadsheet the way I want to. When I try to insert two cells, the action automatically defaults to inserting a row instead of shifting cells down or right. How do I ...
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(Combine 3 columns into one in excel 2011 for mac) plus change formula into usable number

If I set up the following, from a previous Applemac - from a “Superuser“ - excel solution. (Combine 3 columns into one in excel 2011 for mac) I enter column D to use the formula ...
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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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How to setup a CSV web datasource

In Excel, I can import a CSV from the web as text by simply pasting in the URL as a file name, but when I ask Excel to update, it has stripped the URL and tries to find a file on the local hard drive ...
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Excel 2011 conditional formatting, problems w/ adding deleting rows

I have a standard form I use that requires an row to be highlighted one of 7 colors when a condition is met in a cell in that row. The form varies wildly in length. Currently, I am using conditional ...
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Excel for Mac 2011 - Conditional Format - Look inside formula for sheet reference

I would like to use conditional formatting to locate all cells on a large sheet (Sheet 1) that have a reference to another sheet (Sheet 2) within a formula in a cell on Sheet 1. I was hoping I could ...
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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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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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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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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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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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VBA not working in Excel for Mac 2011

I bought a Macbook Pro and Office 2011. Am trying to use an Excel file with VBA code and macros, which works on every other Windows PC I've tried. Unfortunately it doesn't on my Mac. Office 2011 is ...
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Issues keeping external web data in cells and columns upon refresh?

I have made a spreadsheet where I have multiple web queries to upload weather data from different locations. I need specific MAX/MIN temperatures, etc. I can pull the data into Excel, but once I have ...
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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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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.