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Excel Protected View triggering on Valid Spreadsheet

Our organization has an Excel file that has been around for quite some time. I released a new version of this to users, and roughly 50% of users are getting an error "Protected View Office has ...
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How do I find which Pivot Tables has an error in Excel 2010?

I'm receiving an error: cannot open PivotTable source file ...XLSX SHEET... while refreshing all data. I have many Pivot Tables, and I can't find that one with the error, while refreshing ...
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Excel 2010 won't remember password when importing data

After connecting an Excel workbook with an SQL server (within a company network, over a static IP address, using the data connection wizard within Excel), if I close the workbook and reopen it, it ...
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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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Get rid of warning for external data connection

In Excel 2011 for Mac, I'm using an external data link to collect data from a CSV file generated by a third party application. The CSV is continuously filled, so I want to update the data every time I ...
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How do I tell MS Excel to use the non-standard decimal separator in graphs and charts?

MS Excel 2010, using US English as default language. I have a document that needs to use the interpunct (·) as the decimal separator. I can go to File -> Options -> Advanced -> Decimal separator and ...
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Is there a macro to filter table by some list elements?

I have a table with entries based on a list and I used a macro I found somewhere to be able to add/remove multiple elements from the list to one cell, let me show you an example: TEST TABLE test1 ...
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Excel updating automatically

I have two excel worksheets, one for Project Officers and one for Project Managers. So we don't create more work for the project officers I would like to make it so when the POs update their spread ...
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automatically transfer any data on excel spreadsheet to master spreadsheet

I work in a library and I am working on a workbook to track our orders from one company. I have three sheets where each sheet represents a different branch of our library. I am trying to have it set ...
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Excel says file is unreadable in Read-only, but the file is fine in normal mode

I've done extensive research and tried re-installing Office 2010 a few times, but I cannot seem to be able to open files in Read-Only mode in Excel. Whatever the extension (xls, xlsx, xlsm, xlsb...), ...
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How to copy exact cells into another Excel file?

I need to copy some cells from a row into another Excel sheet. The cells in target sheet are not in same row. The starting row is changing and that is why my idea is following: run a macro, choose ...
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How to stop IE opening Excel spreadsheets in embedded mode?

When we open an Excel workbook with Internet Explorer (D:\Book1.xlsx in address bar) - IE opens the Excel workbook in embedded mode. It triggers Excel with the following option C:\Program Files ...
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Incrementing ticket numbers each time I print

I have an excel sheet to print a set of 4 tickets per page which we use for stock takes. I found code that prints one number per page. Being a Visual Basic for Applications novice, I was unable to ...
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Select split rows in Excel and have them print on the same page

I'd like to select several rows in Excel from one sheet, that may not be next to each other and when they are printed using the "Print Selection Only" option, show up on the same page, instead of one ...
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How can I move columns based on the column header title to another workbook?

I have to average grades based on each objective for a new report card we have to complete this year. Column one has students names, each additional column will have the objective associated with the ...
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How to export Excel with Hindi script to CSV file?

I would like to know how to export an excel spreadsheet which contains, say a table of Hindi(for that matter any non-english) script words into a CSV file? I tried 'Save As' --> comma delimited, but ...
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excel sql server error: Invalid object name

I access a stored procedure on a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database within excel using Select * from [dbo].[fn_ph_by15minbyQueue] ('2013-09-01','2013-09-30','LocationCode') in the data ...
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.xls Excel File With Protected Fields Allow Editing in 2007, Not 2010 or 2013

We have a form in use at the office. This form is a .xls file. Most cells are protected with the exception of data entry cells. I am able to edit at will in Excel 2007, however in 2010 and 2013, any ...
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Remove 'file locked for editing' attribute from MS Word/ Excel documents

In the same essence as this question Excel file locked for editing. Is there a command I can type to remove the lock flag? for example: attrib -R example.docx -- The story -- In our office we ...
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Excel for Mac 2011 move column 2 in sheet 1 to column 1 in sheet 2

I would like to move column 2 into column 1 for each successive sheet, one sheet per week, automatically. Is that possible? I do it with this formula ='1st week'!D2 and manually changing '1st week' to ...
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How do I organize Information in different cells into specific columns?

I have a large document and the information is randomly arranged and I need to organize it in columns. The header of the document is like; name | address | email_address | date The email address are ...
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Powerpivot will not install

I am trying to install 64 bit Powerpivot on a 64 bit Excel 2010 platform on a Windows 7 64 bit machine. I get an error message saying Excel 2010 must be present first, even though it already is. ...
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How to avoid security certificate errors/warnings raised by excel when retrieving data using querytables

How can I avoid security certificate errors/warnings raised by excel when retrieving data using querytables from a server that has multiple certificates (we do not wish to revert to the use of ActiveX ...
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MS Office applications (ALL!) always on top

I've searched a while and seen specific Add-on or taskbar lock/unlock fixes for Excel, Word, and Outlook, but I've having the same issue with the windows always staying on top for ALL programs. This ...
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Splitting Excel file but retaining lookup data and formulas

I have a master expenses file that has a page for each employee summarising their expenses. The employee sheets run off a hidden data sheets. I want to send each employee a copy of their expenses ...
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Excel97 crash, Windows 7, VBA, DEP

I've not be able to get Excel 97 VBA to run correctly on Win 7 without turning DEP entirely off. Access97 runs ok with just an Access DEP exception, But making Excel a DEP exception has not helped. ...
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How can I copy spreadsheet cells into word document?

I'm trying to copy a selection of cells within a spreadsheet across the word and have changes appear in both sp doc and Wd doc. I have read this answer you gave from another with the same quest: ...
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excel: how to filter for a specific ID given time constraints on a text field

I have an excel sheet that has a three fields: USER_ID | DATE_CREATED | TAGS Tags applied to the items in the sheet vary quite a bit, and are set up like |tag1 tag2 tag3...| within the field. I ...
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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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Excel - One Slicer To Rule Them All

In excel I have multiple sheets with different pivot tables and charts. Each of the sheets has different slicers, but they all share one in common. I would like to make a global slicer on my main ...
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Why recovered .xls and .doc files show as symbols?

I formatted an NTFS drive (and re-installed windows) which had some important .doc and .xls files, I used 2 recovery software and both recovered my files but seem to be corrupt, when opened they ...
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How might I evenly assign arbitrary categories smoothly across a large population?

Does Excel have a feature or set of features that can be used to accomplish the opposite of sorting? So, rather than sorting rows so that similar values are contiguous, I want similar values optimally ...
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Custom views to view rows in excel

I have an Excel Spreadsheet (Excel 2010 version) with lots of data. There are around 20 columns and thousands of rows. Now the column widths are big so the columns don't fit on the screen and I have ...
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Cannot insert a command button

I followed this step-by-step tutorial to insert a button into an Excel sheet: http://www.excelbeispiele.de/Schaltflaeche.htm (It's German, but the pictures speak for themselves.) However, steps 2. to ...
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How do I create a master list in excel that displays the most recent entry from each tab on a worksheet?

I'm creating a workspace (on excel 2003) with three worksheets: active, inactive, and master-list. Tabs will move between active and inactive, based on whether or not I'm currently focused on them. I ...
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Excel opens previous revision of file for a specific user

I have a user that opens an Excel file on the network and gets an older revision of the file. Everone else can open the file fine. this user received a new computer and new version of Excel (2010) ...
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Is there any way to prevent opening of excel file when opened by other user?

I've created an excel spreadsheet on a network drive. The problem is that users open it concurrently, then save their edited version to the desktop. This means we either lose the edits of the person ...
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Importing data from database into Excel Web Services with parametres

I need to enable people to import the data they need from an SQL Server database into Excel Web Services in SharePoint. They should be able to choose certain parametres for the query. So, for example, ...
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How to display non-hierarchical attributes on same row using Excel Powerpivot?

Using an Excel 2013 ProPlus PowerPivot pivot table, I have the following: (+ indicating a drill-down point) +Attribute-1 +Attribute-2 Attribute-3 Attribute-4 Below is what I would like to ...
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Auto-linking an outlook template to an excel chart

I need to send out data chart from excel on a daily basis. I would like to create a template that automatically updates the chart when opened. I am thinking there has to be a way to create a macro ...
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Pull Data From Web Database With Excel 2007

I have a web based database that I work with regularly that uses 802.1x authentication (Smart Card with password). From the website you can pull premade and custom reports that are ultimately stored ...
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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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Paste graphs using paste link

I am copy and pasting graphs I have created in one workbook to another using the paste link function. It was working great but suddenly stopped working= the paste link won't show up as an option and ...
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Changing size of linked Table of Contents from Word to Excel

I have a Table of Contents in Word that I've linked to an Excel document. It works great, updates appropriately except for one problem. If I have a section in my Table of Contents, let's say 11.1, and ...
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Excel (pivot) diagram to connect dots in a curvediagram no matter if an entry is missing

I have this pivot diagram, and I want to make a nice curve diagram, but I have some different entry points. For instance I have an entry for 3 of my series on 2008-november, but not for the fourth, ...
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Excel/Word on MAC - includepicture containing url

I have the following: A excel spreadsheet with names and url's to a QR code, each in a column of the spreadsheet. The url returns a jpeg picture of the QR code. A word doc where these names and ...
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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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need excel files to be opened and maximize and always be opened

our computers in our company always turn on and we dont restart them... (if need hibernate them) some excel files in network drive shared and we want to open all over the time in some PCs which of ...
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How to name and save the file using the contents of a single cell

How to name and save the file using the contents of a single cell OR multiple cells I want to populate a cell with the contents of 3 other cells and then use that cell as the file name example ...
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Maintaining subscript format when copying a cell

How do I copy/lookup/drop down list a cell with subscript format? EXAMPLE: Phosphate (P2O5) should have the 2 & 5 in subscript but always returns without it.