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Excel spreadsheet undoes/reverts to previously saved state

A very unusual problem hunts my colleague From time to time when she works with Excel 2010 (numerous workbooks, some of them quite large), the computer "decides" to undo everything that was done since ...
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show more than 8 items in the Data Validation drop down list in Excel

I have added a simple data validation to a cell but it only displays 8 items in the dropdown. Excluding the combobox solution and probably involving some WinAPI is there a way to make the drop ...
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How to get rid of macro leftovers in Excel?

Old macro workbook from Microsoft samples gallery left items on the ADD-INS ribbon tab, highlighted by yellow: These cannot be deleted or at least I don't know where to find them – see Customize ...
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Excel 2010 crashes: Excel.exe 0xc0000005 when trying to highlight from pivot table

One of our users uses pivot tables a lot. She often called me about Excel crashing from time to time without being able to reproduce the problem. Today we have found a way to reproduce the crash every ...
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Different icons for different excel files

In my work, all coding can be done in VBA only - hence, all of our tools (dbase queries, data processing, cash overviews, etc) are written as xlsm files. At the moment, the number of different tools ...
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IE9 not prompting to save downloaded CSV file, opens in Excel

I am accessing a website that generates CSV files when I click a "download" link. Instead of prompting to "save or open", IE 9 is going right ahead and trying to open the returned file in Excel. Since ...
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Combining train trips in a spreadsheet

My student job entails planning the shifts of a number of surveyors who ride on selected trains and count passengers. I would like to know if there is a way to make this task easier, probably in ...
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Add custom error bars to multiple series in one graph

I have my data in a csv file like below, except with more columns and rows Mean values 61 43 Sample 1 0.009 0.059 Sample 2 0.108 0.099 Sample 3 0.043 0.038 ...
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Kanji changing to boxes in Excel when I switch from Japanese to English input.

I'm creating a database that includes a column of Japanese amidst many columns of English, but every time I switch my input language to English, the kanji turn to boxes with the character 字 inside ...
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Excel VBA not working when “enable editing”

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but I'm having issues with excel VBA. I sent a worksheet with custom VBA attached to an email. Once the user downloads the file, it open in excel ...
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Excel 2013, can data be re-sorted automatically?

Is there a way to re-sort automatically? I have automatically updating cells and depending on incoming values the rankings change. I am looking for a way to have the table resort automatically ...
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Excel 2010 clips top edge of content

In Excel 2010 on 2 different computers, the same file opens differently as follows: Correct: Incorrect: The correct one is displayed first. This is a file exported from a SQL Server Report; when ...
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Wrap paragraphs in paragraph tags in Microsoft Excel

I am using the export as XML feature in Microsoft Excel, I have an XML Schema Definition like so: <?xml version="1.0"?> <xs:schema xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"> ...
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Splitting an excel 2010 spreadsheet into multiple workbook files based on column value

I find and clean a lot of contact data, sorted by country, which I am currently using excel to manage. Mainly because it is easier to clean and manipulate the data I find this way, and I can easily ...
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Calculation takes forever in large data set on Excel

I connected my excel to ODBC SQL Database(SQL Server) and now my excel pivot table is getting its data from the sql server VIEW. There is a total of about 1 million plus rows from the QUERY. From the ...
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How to sort time column by value instead of alphabetically

I'm creating a pivot table by connecting to an SSAS tabular model (Data -> From Other Sources -> From Analysis Services) . The model has a "time" column that I want to sort by. The default (database) ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for selecting range using inputbox in Excel

I am using Excel 2010 and I have a problem with using keyboard shortcuts for choosing ranges in an Inputbox. I am using a standard Application.Inputbox with type:=8. The code prompts the user to ...
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Opening an Excel 2003 workbook in Excel 2010 32-bit causes bogus circular reference and crashes

We have a workbook that we have been using daily for many years in Excel 2003. We are now migrating to Excel 2010, and have encountered the following problem. When the workbook is opened in 2010 ...
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Pivot table : absolute value of grand total in Excel

My grant total is generated by summing values of COLUMNS of ITEMS for a given SUBJECT (For each SUBJECT I have a list of ITEMS and I want to make a grand total of the values of these ITEMS). The ...
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64-bit Excel 2010 Solver - Solver32.dll not found

I am trying to use Solver in 64-bit Excel 2010. When I run Solver, it opens the solver window, states that it has results and then popups the following error message: Run-time error '53' ...
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Complex Excel formatting of SQL-based data

I'm a db guy making my first foray into formatted Excel documents and am being asked to populate a sheet similar to the image below. I'm looking for general guidance to understanding the ...
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Merging CSVs with some common columns (though columns are in different places)?

I'm looking to merge CSVs that have common columns, but the columns aren't always necessarily in the same place. The CSVs do have a header row. I just want to try to get the data appended to the ...
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Insert Excel Spreadsheet Into Word From Access Database

I have an Access database with Excel spreadsheets (files) linked to a field in each record. In Word, I have setup a mail merge which picks up the data from each record and I want to insert the ...
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combine Excel rows based on multiple primary IDs

I have several tables of academic journal rankings, from different sources and with different metrics. I want to combine them in a single table, aggregating data by journal. The journals have several ...
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error while Generating “xlsx” file using carlosag.excelxmlwriter dll

I am using carlosag.excelxmlwriter dll to build Excel files. When trying to build xlsx files, the following error pops up: Excel can not open the file "test.xlsx" because the file format or file ...
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Excel 2003 Freezes When Worksheet with PivotTable Selected

All of the sudden, my Excel 2003 began an odd behavior today. Whenever I click on a worksheet tab that has a PivotTable on it, I become unable to click on any other tabs or on the menu with the ...
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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 Pivot Table with external Data Source parameter is not saved with workbook

I have a pivot table in an excel 2007 workbook that links to an external data source. The query is along the lines of "exec procedure @param=?" (using an ODBC connection to sql server 2005). I am ...
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Excel 2007 - cannot open the clipboard

Every now and then within Excel when I do Ctrl-x (cut) or Ctrl-c (copy) I get the pop-up message 'Cannot open the Clipboard'. I can't see any particular pattern to it but it's very annoying when it ...
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Create line graph with embedded horizontal histogram

How do I create these kinds of graphs: with the horizontal histogram counting the number of times the left graphs go through a certain range? I have access to Microsoft Excel and R.
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Excel 2010 claims files are corrupted when I open them twice from links

I have several large Excel (2003) workbooks, which are linked. I open A.xls in Excel 2010, then open B.xls from Edit->Links. This works fine, and I can use B.xls. If I then close B.xls, and try to ...
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Activate Excel Add-Ins as part of Deployment?

I am using the office customization tool to create an unattended installation file for Microsoft Office 2010 pro plus. I have everything setup as I like, except that I need the excel add-ins activated ...
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How to plot complex data as a radar chart in MS Excel?

I have some data from an experiment (which I did not design) that I'm supposed to analyze. After looking through the possible options for displaying the data to visually analyze, I believe that a ...
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Format Excel to Display Second Time Zone in Graph

I need to make my Y axis in a graph show the time in HH:MM (local) format as well as HH:MM +/- offset for another timezone. Form example: 09:00 EST 06:00 PST Is there some sort of custom format ...
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Excel: Replace Number Format in Diagram

I have an Excel Workbook which will be sent to a client and I need to get the thousands and decimal seperators right. I have a Workbook.Open routine which will change to custom formatting (and back on ...
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Excel: Keeping references/links when transposing

I have a worksheet in where I have table (let's call it the summary table) with references to a another table (among others) which is 2x40 (rows x columns). I would like to tranpose this into a 40x2 ...
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How to search Excel conditional formatting formula with specific text

Sorry I did try to search but could not find a question similar to what I want. My Question: Is there any easy way I could search all conditional formatting that has formula with specific text? I ...
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Transferring Data Between Workbooks Based on a Value in a Specific Cell

I have created a form in Excel that moves information entered in the form to the adjacent sheet in the same workbook as well as my agents workbook at a different file path. That piece of the puzzle is ...
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How do I terminate a goal seek that just isn't going to converge?

When it's obvious that goal seek in a state of hysteresis, how do I stop it early? The cancel button does nothing. I'm using Excel 2010, but this was true for 2007 as well.
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Word 2007 Merge Document - creating only one letter to recipient for multiple records

Record 1: Mary Smith, Barney Record 2: Mary Smith, Pebbles Record 3: Mary Smith , BamBam Record 4: Bill Shoe, Rocky For example, Mary Smith is listed in my database 3 times with 3 different ...
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Excel scatter plot with multiple series from 1 table

Say I have a table as follows: Label | X | Y | A | 1 | 1 | B | 2 | 2 | B | 3 | 2 | A | 4 | 3 | C | 5 | 4 | A | 4 | 3 | C | 2 | 1 | How ...
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Trouble adding values from different ranges in excel

I have a fairly unique problem I am having trouble with. Essentially, I need to fix column U on Sheet 1. Ignore stuff out of the tables, as most of that is stuff I either will hide but reference, or ...
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MS Excel sort column containing non-latin characters

Is it possible to sort a column containing text strings in Excel when the script is non-latin, e.g. cyrillic? If so, how? ...
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How do I create a master workbook in excel?

In powerpoint we have something called a master slide. I want the same idea for excel. I want to create a template that I can work on with formulas and I want it to update all children files. ...
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Excel Need to Check one Sheet for Data if True take data and paste in field

I am doing inventory for my company but need to use last years inventory prices in this years quarterly spreadsheet. There are only 3 Information fields. SKU, Qty, and Cost. In the master it has SKUS ...
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Excel 2007: Unhelpful error message if VBA is not installed

My application generates macro-enabled Excel 2007 workbooks (.xlsm files). When a user who did not install VBA as part of their office installation opens such a workbook, they see an error message ...
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How to add custom columns to Pivot Table (similar to Grand Total)?

I have data which I pivot as Row Labels and Column Labels which gives me something like this: And what I would like to do is add columns like Grand Total (i.e. which applies to all columns as a ...
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Office 2013 can't open office 2010 protected file,vice versa

I couldn't achieve to produce an interchangeable protected file between Excel 2013 and Excel 2010. Excel 2010 can't open 2013s protected one and 2013 can't open 2010s protected one. I think their ...
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Make Excel 2007 pivot tables default to Classic View

When I launch a new pivot table in Excel 2007 (.xlsx file format) the defaults appear to be: New view (not Classic view) Autofit column widths on update = on Subtotals = on (top of group) I end up ...
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Excel: How to attach a note to a specific date in a dynamic graph?

I have a graph that I update every month with new data. I want to annotate some comments to relevant days inside the graph, and when I update it, they stay fixed to that days. Now, I draw this notes ...