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

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### How to change default size of the comment boxes

It's incredibly frustrating to resize the box every time I put a comment. Anybody know the shortcut, or can provide a clue so I can script this?

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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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### Excel data into PowerPoint slides

I have already found some helpful sites but I'm still unable to do what I want. My Excel file contains few columns and multiple rows. All the data from one row would be in one slide but data from ...

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### How can I process million rows of data in Excel?

I understand that Excel can only process 65,536 rows of data. If I'm trying to analyze 7 million rows of data (say, plot a histogram distribution of 7 million values), is there any workaround?
Can I ...

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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 to return first non-blank cell and if it's already a value before it, return the third non-blank and so on?

How to make a function which would return the first non-blank cell value but if it's defined in the left cells next to it, it would jump 2 cells and look for the next value.
Table:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | ...

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### Locating Autorecover files Excel 2011 doesn't find

When Excel 2011 crashes, it often does not automatically re-open the latest version from the auto-recover files. Instead Excel may bring up the last user saved version that may not have the latest ...

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### Excel: formula to display answer only if ALL cells in a formula have a value

I have a scenario where I don't want excel to use a blank cell as a zero value. I only want the cell to display the result if all the cells in the formula have a value entered.
For example: ...

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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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### 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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### How come I can only forecast a trendline 5 periods backwards, while I can forecast it 1000+ forward?

It doesn't make any sense. I can do it in Excel 2010 on Windows, but not Excel 2011 on OS X.
Workbook I used: http://cl.ly/Ewfe
Screenie:

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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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### 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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### 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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### Can I disable Excel's warning when saving CSV files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate:
Excel: Is there a registry setting to suppress the warning messages when saving spreadsheets in CSV format?
Excel always says
...may contain features that are not ...

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### duplicating a row in excel

i have a large financial spreadsheet with a ton of formulae. i'd like to duplicate a row such that it retains the same formula and coordinates as the source row (basically duplicate a summary row and ...

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### Error message when trying to retrieve a value from a range using VLOOKUP

I've got an excel spreadsheet where I would normally use a VLOOKUP.
In this case I need to find the ID of the record when comparing email addresses, so the email address is the unique id here.
For ...

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### Highlight Excel spreadsheet cells every three days

I use Excel 2011 on OS X to track down my tasks list.
Now I would like to add a date cell to some tasks so that every three days these tasks get highlighted. My question is if there is any way so ...

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### Opening a file for output/input in Microsoft Visual Basic on Mac OS X

I am working in Excel for Mac 2011 and my goal is to create a simple macro that writes particular cells to a file. This is generally a simple task, but VB chooses not to accept a file path. For ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### Linking a cell to a tab within an Excel workbook

I'm using Microsoft Excel 2011. One of my workbooks contains a tab. I want that tab to open when I click a link. The link should be in a cell in the same workbook. How can I create such a link?

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### How can I get Excel 2011 to stop opening my Personal Macro Workbook?

Ever since I created a couple of macros in Excel for Mac 2011, the Personal Macro Workbook opens every time I open Excel. How do I keep that from happening?
I have since deleted the macros, but I ...

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### Find unique values in a range that occur a minimum number of times

I am trying to cut down on some manual work I do by using Excel functions. Each day I have a list of statistics that I need to analyze, and all values vary in one way or another. Each spreadsheet has ...

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### Alternating Row Colour with Conditional Formatting in Excel 2011 for Mac?

Does anyone know how to create a formula that causes the row colour to alternate when using conditional formatting?

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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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### 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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### 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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### Copying an absolute reference in Excel

I am trying to copy an absolute cell reference from one sheet to another. The nature of the second sheet means that the formula will move from cell to cell depending on where it is placed. Is there a ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Set Zoom Default to 125% Excel 2011 on OS X

I don't like smal fonts. Therefore I would like to have a default zoom level of 125% for all spread sheets in Excel 2011 on OS X Lion. Is there a way to tell Excel to open all spread sheets with a ...

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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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### Excel 2011 for Mac VLOOKUP Date Issue

I'm fairly proficient in using vlookups, but I'm having an issue vlooking up dates between two different spreadsheets.
=VLOOKUP(B6,'[example.xlsx]Sheet1'!$B$1:$AA$260, 19, FALSE)
My formula is ...

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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 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 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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### Search Excel price grid with variable values

WIDTH
DROP 1150 1550 1850 2160 2360 2750 3000 3480 3980 4450
1200 338 348 378 413 431 450 467 513 ...

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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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### 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 ...