**27**

votes

**12**answers

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### Excel displays ### for long text - what's wrong?

We've got an excel sheet with a pretty long text in one cell. Instead of line breaks (as set in the cell format), we get a long line of ####s. We can go back and forth by deleting and adding chars at ...

**18**

votes

**3**answers

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### Turn off scientific notation in Excel

I would like to prevent Excel behavior that any large number I enter is stored as a number, then abbreviated to scientific notation.
Is it possible to tell Excel 2007 to stop doing this?

**10**

votes

**2**answers

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### show Excel sheet tab in >=2 row

Some days I'm working with extremely large Excel files, they have to many sheet that can't be show in 1 sheet tab. (see image)
So, I'm wondering that whether or not we can show Excel sheet on ...

**8**

votes

**3**answers

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### How to set the default page layout from RTL to LTR in Excel 2010?

Whenever I open an Excel spreadsheet, it is displayed in a right-to-left layout by default (i.e the right most column is A and I need to scroll to the left to reach further columns).
I can change ...

**7**

votes

**2**answers

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### How to disable the annoying compatibility warnings in Excel?

Every time I edit a CVS or 2003-2007 Excel file it gives a warning that it will be saved in compatibility mode. I have this habit of saving every other minute via Ctrl+S and the window keeps popping ...

**6**

votes

**4**answers

16k views

### How to insert empty rows in Excel 2013 when I have copied rows in my clipboard?

This seems like something which should be painfully simple to do but I can't figure it out. So with an empty clipboard I can right click on a row header and say insert row, no problem, it inserts a ...

**6**

votes

**2**answers

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### How to change the delimiter when you copy from Excel and paste to notepad

I would like to copy cells from Excel, and paste it to notepad with comma as delimiter, in stead of tab(which it is). Is there any way to do this without doing a replace in Notepad or saving the ...

**6**

votes

**1**answer

24k views

### Conditional formatting of TRUE / FALSE values in an Excel 2010 range

I have a range containing formulas that evaluate to TRUE or FALSE.
How would one apply conditional formatting to this range, so that TRUE cells are Green, and FALSE cells are RED?

**6**

votes

**5**answers

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### How do you specify a specific worksheet to open for a MS Excel workbook using a hyperlink?

I have a MS Excel workbook with several worksheets.
Users are directed to this spreadsheet using a hyperlink in an e-mail.
Is there any way of expressing the hyperlink for getting the ...

**6**

votes

**6**answers

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### How can I make Excel documents open in different windows?

Office 2007, Windows Server 2008 x64.
How can I make Excel so that when I double-click a document, it opens in a new Excel instance, so that I can easily view them side-by-side as separate windows ...

**5**

votes

**4**answers

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### Why does this Excel file keep asking to save?

A client sent me some Excel .xlsx documents, and every time I open one of them and then close it, Excel asks if I would like to save changes, even if I didn't make any. This doesn't happen with any ...

**5**

votes

**5**answers

19k views

### Cell colors change when copy&paste in Excel 2010

We have a 3rd party tool that creates an Excel file (xls, 97/2003 format) and formats some cells in different colours. When I copy a range of cells into a newly created file (xlsx, 2007/2010 format) ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

4k views

### How to keep part of a spreadsheet always visible during navigation

I want to apologize in advance for asking something that's clearly available on the web. Unfortunately, I don't know the appropriate terminology though.
I'm looking to keep certain rows/columns ...

**5**

votes

**4**answers

95k views

### How to break the Y axis in an Excel sheet

I want to break the Y-axis in an Excel sheet. How can I do that?
For example, suppose I have the data in a range from 0-7000 and then range from 22000-28000. I want a break in the Y axis from ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

8k views

### Saving a tab separated file in Excel without quotes

I have a tab separated value file that I want to edit in Excel. When Excel saves the file it modifies any column with quotes. It puts quotes around the whole column, and then double any quotes within ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

3k views

### Excel Chart X Axis Values

I'm trying to create a line chart in Excel with the following values from my sheet:
(0,100)
(1,90)
(2,80)
(4,70)
(8,60)
(16,50)
The problem I can't work around is that I want the 0, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 ...

**3**

votes

**3**answers

202 views

### How to correctly sort calendar months “mmm” with AutoFilter?

I need to use filter to sort calendar months in mmm format.
Data > Sort > Custom will do it but I cannot make filter work. Months are in a column eg SEP, APR, JAN, APR, etc.
Filter just does ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

33k views

### How can I hide 0-value data labels in an Excel Chart?

I would like to hide data labels on a chart that have 0 as a value, in an efficient way. I know this can be done manually by clicking on every single label but this is tedious when dealing with big ...

**3**

votes

**3**answers

199 views

### Strange behavior of left arrow key in Excel 2010

When I press the left arrow to return to column A - it will not stop at column A but will continue to wrap around to the end (column XEP or something huge like that). How do I make it stop when it ...

**3**

votes

**3**answers

26k views

### How to change or remove all traces of original author name in Excel 2010 document

At our company we need to deploy one Excel Workbook in that way that nobody would see it is made by us by looking at the Office metadata.
What fields do we need to look for? I know, that the document ...

**3**

votes

**3**answers

12k views

### Ctrl + Shift + Arrow stopped working

When I work with a big amount of data, I introduce formulas in Excel by using the shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+arrow. That shortcut allows me to select a whole set of data to the left, right, up or down. ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

277 views

### Paginate Rows into Columns in Excel

How would I 'paginate' every X row into a new column?
ORIGINAL LIST
Col A
-----
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Is there a way to break after every third item? Turning the list into this:
PAGINATED LIST
Col ...

**3**

votes

**6**answers

36k views

### Missing Paste special options in Excel 2010

I have a weird problem with the Excel. Every time I copy and paste only the text is copying and the format is not copying as shown in the below figure. There are no paste special options available ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

2k views

### Excel conditional formatting to highlight entire row if one date is not equal to another date in that row

I'm trying to use conditional formatting to highlight an entire row if the date in column D is greater than the date in column B. I can't seem to make it work. Is it a problem because it's a date ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

16k views

### Excel cells - show text different to the actual value?

Is it possible in Excel to have a cell show text that is different from its value?
I would like to have a a cell that has the value 1,2,3 ... or 7 but it will show day of the week as text - but when ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

21k views

### How do you force the focus of an Excel Cell to remain the same?

I have set up an excel table where occasionally the data I have in several columns gets shifted down several rows to make room for new data. I also have a cell that references the top most cell in ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

6k views

### How to utilize multiple monitors with Microsoft Project 2010 (or other Office 2010 products)?

My question does primarily concern Project 2010, though it would be applicable to other Office products such as Excel, which can tend to span several horizontal screens.
Seems like an obvious ...

**3**

votes

**6**answers

33k views

### Entering Time data in excel in mm:ss format (without the leading 0: for the hours)

I want to enter time data into excel sheet in mm:ss format.
The problem is - that although the cell format is mm:ss, if I enter the data like this:
12:33 the actual value stored is 12 hours and 33 ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

8k views

### Strip out all HTML Tags from an excel file

I have an excel file that has cells with text that includes HTML tags.
The data was exported from a database and the HTML tags were included.
The HTML is stored as text, but I need it gone.
Is ...

**3**

votes

**3**answers

3k views

### Excel trendline accuracy

This is a problem I have every once in a while, and it annoys me tremendously, beacuse I have always to recheck every trendline I get.
An example:
r L
(mm)
30,00 97,0
60,00 103,2
...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

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### How can I change a cell's background color based on the cell's current value?

I have a column with function values of True or False:
=IF(ISNA(A1), false, true)
from row 1 to 5000+ rows. I would like to mark all the False as red background color or text as red. Is there any ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

3k views

### Is there any way to suppress the Excel 2007 warning “in a different format than specified by the file extension”?

We have an application that exports data using the older Office XP/2003 XML Spreadsheet format. These files are saved with a .xls extension so that they can be launched directly, without having to ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

3k views

### how to generate all possible 3 digit combination of the numbers 0-6

I'm using Excel and am trying to generate a table (3 columns) that presents all possible combinations of the numbers 0,1,2,3,4,5, and 6. Digits are allowed to be repeated (example, 2-2-5). To do that ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

4k views

### Excel - find local maxima with multicell peak

I want to find a local maxima in a huge dataset with Excel and the way I've been trying is to compare the previous and the next value to make sure they are smaller eg.:
...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

3k views

### How do I filter on bold, struck through or italic text in Excel 2007?

Is it possible to filter an Excel column based on the format of the text, such as whether it's bold, italic or struck through?

**2**

votes

**2**answers

3k views

### VBA Excel 2007 help to speed up code to hide rows [closed]

I am trying to write a VBA code that automatically hides rows if a value in the row is equal to "". My range of values is A37:A400. Because my range is so big my previous VbA is to slow and looks one ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

8k views

### How to hide formula results until conditions are met

I am completely new to making spreadsheets with Excel and even more dumb when making formulas. I have come to surprise myself how much I have learned, but now I am stumped and could really use some ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

288 views

### how to determine which values in a given set of cells will add up to a numerical range

In other words, I'm looking for a sum range that consists of combinations of cells from an array. Given a set of numbers:
1 720 56 17 59 120 153 203 39 1 690 583 582 561 256 310 232 95 108 16
26 ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

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### Excel - Sum values if their row meets more than one criteria

I have a spreadsheet of my bank account transaction history in this format:
| A | B | C | D
1 | Date | Amount | Balance | Category
2 | 2013-03-10 | $ -10.59 | ...

**2**

votes

**4**answers

20k views

### Excel ran out of resources while attempting to calculate one or more formulas

I received the error message
"Excel ran out of resources while attempting to calculate one or more formulas"
on ONE of my computers (Out of 2).
My worksheet contains: (Inside a single worksheet, not ...

**2**

votes

**3**answers

26k views

### Count unique names in excel column range

I have an excel spread sheet that contains a list of server names in column B.
The server names appear multiple times in this column.
I would like to count the number of unique server names in a ...

**2**

votes

**3**answers

3k views

### How can I make a SUM of cells that match a specific criteria?

Here's the excel table:
In B16 I'd like to insert the sum of all the cells in the range B1:B10 that have "*" on the right.
In this case B16 = 10 + 2 + 7 + 9 = 28
How can I do this with a formula?
...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

11k views

### Compare 2 text cells and show difference in the third cell

If cell A1 = abcd, cell B1 = abcdefg, then what formula to use in order to get the text difference efg?

**2**

votes

**1**answer

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### Using Excel Linest function with blank cells

I need LINEST function to be applied with blank cells to get the slope parameter as well as the associated standard error. I can get the slope parameter with a normal function that may resolve the ...

**2**

votes

**9**answers

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### Excel freezes when copying / cutting to paste elsewhere

When cutting/copying some cells to paste them into another sheet/page, sometimes Excel freezes/locks up and fades out. At the top toolbar it says in brackets "not responding".
Eventually, I must ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

9k views

### Export to CSV From Excel

I frequently use Excel to prepare data to load into a table. I create a CSV file from it and use that file for data loading. I generally find myself creating the CSV file multiple times.
My current ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

3k views

### Excel count coloured cells

If i have 500 cells filled with red, 500 filled with green and 50 filled with yellow, is it possible to do a countif sorta formula where i will have a cell which will count the number of red cells, ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

292 views

### Is Workbook.FileFormat available to the Excel UI (specifically when the file type can't be saved)

As a programmer I eventually located the file type of a .d extension file loaded successfully by Excel 2007 by interrogating Workbook.FileFormat via VBA, but can a normal user determine it is a DBF4 ...

**2**

votes

**4**answers

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### Filling cells with sequential numbers in an Excel (2003) macro

I need to fill an excel column with a sequential series, in this case from -500 to 1000. I've got a macro to do it, but it takes a lot of lines for something that seems like it should be a single ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

42 views

### Excel SUMIFS based on two criteria

I would like to total a list of minutes based on two criteria to make a graph after the data is calculated.
The item "Department" (Column C) and "Day of Week" (Column F) are both drop down menus.
I ...