# Tagged Questions

Questions about spreadsheet software in general and interoperability between spreadsheet programs.

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### In Excel, Can I have two rows of (worksheet) tabs for my workbook?

I'm using Excel (2013). I have a workbook with numerous different worksheets, and would like to have them take up two rows of worksheet tabs rather than just one. Can I achieve this somehow? I can't ...

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### How to join neighbor cells in Excel

I have some data which I recorded in a bad way, see the picture :
Now can I format this into something like this :
Error 1 Error 2
(3.2 ± 1.97) E-04 (3.7 ± 1.3) E-03
(2.2 ± ...

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### Using Query Function in Google Spreadsheet where {data, query, [headers]} is determined in another cell

For example in cell T2 contains the following text generated with the =CONCATENATE function
DW004!$A$11:$H, "select H where (C contains """&$E2&""")", 0
This was created with the format
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### Pulling out data from a spreadsheet

I need to add information of clients who have visited the office, which department, who they were referred by, who they were referred to etc. I have linked a screenshot of what I have currently made ...

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### What's best way to print a 22000-row spreadsheet onto least paper?

I have a Google spreadsheet containing the titles of around 22000 songs, alphabetically organised. I want to print it to have as a song list for a party. If I do a regular "Print...", selecting A4 ...

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### Multiple users editing the same Spreadsheet, is it possible? [closed]

I have used a piece of software called Prezi for multiple users to edit a presentation at the same time, I find this a very helpful tool as if lots of data is distributed across a number of minds it ...

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### Google spreadsheet to open another Google spreadsheet populated [migrated]

What I would like is to click on a name in a cell in one spreadsheet and it will populate a new spreadsheet giving the title in ascending order such as A001 next time you click it it will populate a ...

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### How to get plain text, colon separated file into spreadsheet with data separated into columns

I received a digest of registrations for events. The fields are separated by colons and in plain text. Can I copy and paste this info into libreoffice spead and get it displayed in columns?

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### Remove symbols while appending in excel

I'm having some parsing issues here. I have a column of Twitter handles, with '@' in front of them, and I'm trying to auto-append them in a URL on the next column.
Example:
| @Bob | ...

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### Is entry in colum a (at least once) related to entry in colum b?

I'm stuck with a seemingly simple spreadsheet (LibreOffice) problem. Assuming I have three columns given as Name, Day and Mood; how can I find out if person x was happy at least once?
In a second ...

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### Google Spreadsheet/Excel filtering

As you can see in this image I have spreadsheet of many athlets, that will participate in competition.
My task is using groups (or ranges) DISCIPLINAS (en. Disciplines), which contains 100m run, ...

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### Automatically sorting a range of cells after one cell within the range has been modified?

I have a number of named vertical ranges on a spreadsheet, containing lists of names. New names are usually manually added at the very end of each list. Obviously, this means that unless manually ...

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### Custom Data Validation in Excel 2010 [closed]

I'm trying to make error messages appear when someone tries to enter the wrong data type in a certain cell with data validation in Excel 2010. Is there a feature or some sort of formula I can use?
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### Convert tab separated to a human readable aligned column headers

Let's say I have a spreadsheet with the following example data:
I need to display this in plain text but still human readable.
When saved in a tab separated format (tsv) it will output something ...

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### Cannot delete created excel table

I have created an excel table. However, I now want to delete or change it because my range changed.
However I can't delete it in the excel Name Manager:
Any suggestion why I cannot delete it?
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### Search and replace with different formatting style

In LibreOffice or OpenOffice Calc spreadsheet, is it possible to search-replace while changing formatting of the replacement text to subscript or superscript at the same time?
I have a spreadsheet ...

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### How to prevent all-filtered-out row label values from appearing in a pivot table?

I have a pivot table in MS Excel. For the same of example, suppose the basic data has 3 columns:
Name: A string.
CountMe valued either 0 or 1.
Year an integral number.
Tokens the data we're ...

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### Open Office checking values from one column in a sheet to another

There are few answer similar to my question, but not quite.
I have let's say column A, that are names, and column B, that are dates, in one sheet. In another file I want to have same column A (names) ...

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### export marked rows in Excel

How can I export the subset of all rows marked by an x in column A?
Example data set:
A B
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1 apple
2 x orange
3 x lime
4 cherry
5 x lemon
Exported data set:
A B
----------
1 ...

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### keyboard equivalent of dragging the little black square to generate sequence

What is the keyboard way of generating a sequence?
The pic below shows libre office calc. In order to generate the sequence of numbers 1 to 10. I simply enter few numbers of the sequence (in ...

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### Hide rows that have a zero value

I've got large spreadsheet with over 4000 rows. In column G I have a sum. If that sum is 0 I want to hide the entire row.
Conditional formatting doesn't seem to do the job.
Is it possible to hide ...

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### Count instances of a letter in a row if a certain cell in that row contains a specified date

I have a spreadsheet containing a column of dates (week commencing) with columns of data to the right of it, and a conditional formatting rule that highlights this week's row based on the date.
I ...

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### Is it possible to recover cells with hidden content wiped out upon opening with LibreOffice

Some of my .xls Microsoft Excel files contain cells with hidden information formatted using custom code ;;; to deter casual viewing. I made the switch to LibreOffice a year ago and converted all the ...

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### Share cost of activities between participants in spreadsheet

Say you have a spreadsheet you use to fairly share the cost of activities between people (example google doc):
A B C D E
1 Activity Cost User1 User2 User3
2 1 ...

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### How to format excel cells that show duration in years and months?

I can't figure out how to do custom formating that would format input "1/5" as "1 year, 5 months", or "5,0" as "5 years". I do want the cell to retain original input of "1/5" but visually display "1 ...

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### Disable prompts in Microsoft Excel when saving a CSV file [duplicate]

I have to download multiple csv reports from the Internet throughout the day, make a tiny change to them, and save the change. Excel adds 3 completely unnecessary dialogs to what should really be a ...

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### Replicate a Calculation Sheet for each customer

I created a LibreOffice sheet, with the detailed list of expenses. And a second list with the names and debts of each neighbour.
However, I'd like to generate a personalise replica of the first ...

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### What kind of software would I use for tracking/managing dues payments?

I'm a member of a small-but-not-too-small organization, in which members pay monthly dues. At the moment, our treasurer uses a simple Excel spreadsheet with no automation for tracking dues, with some ...

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### How do i change value in filtered cells?

Please could someone help me? I have a spreadsheet full of different vacancies and they go in order of the date advertised but have different departments within that and I need them numbered. I only ...

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### In Excel, how do I access the {value in col B} of the same row whose {value in col A} equals the {{value in row x of col A} minus 365}?

In Excel, how do I access the {value in col B} of the same row whose {value in col A} equals the {{value in row x of col A} minus 365}? My intention is to calculate a vehicle's running average ...

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### IF (AND () function does not work as it should be

When I write the following simplified command in a cell,
=IF(AND(C6="A";D6="30");D2;0)
it does not appear the value of the cell D2 but zero, depsite the fact that the 2 assuptions of IF(AND) are ...

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### Allowing users to unhide (format) only chosen columns

TL;DR, what I want to achieve:
Hide some columns which I do not want to show to anyone (check)
Hide some columns which I want to show only to some users (check)
Set separate passwords for both ...

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### Software to manage service commitments?

I work with an organization that does a lot of volunteer service work and need a solution to the following problems that I considered using a spreadsheet for but would like additional suggestions.
*2 ...

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### Define a range based on the result of the INDEX function

In Excel it is possible to write a function looking like that:
=SUM(A1:INDEX(...))
Where the end of the range of the data to sum is dynamically defined by the result of the INDEX function.
The ...

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### How can I do this in spreadsheets?

Let's say you have a table like this:
| A | B | C |
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1| sex | age | answer q1 |
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2| ...

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### How to fold a horizontal series into a vertical one

I have a set of data that is contained in a .csv spreadsheet arranged like this:
name | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
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foo | 28 | 48 | 395 | 3829
bar | 83 | 475 ...

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### How do I import multiple csv files in gnumeric?

I am trying to import multiple csv files into gnumeric so that each one is a separate sheet in the workbook. This is relatively simple in Excel but I cannot work out how to do it in gnumeric.

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### Decimating rows in spreadsheet

Is there such an option to preserve only every 10th row in my spreadsheet? It can be Excel or Calc. Quality standards want some noise to be added.

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### Excel: Copy identical data sorted by date-time to future dates

I apologize in advance if this has been answered before but I couldn't find anything using similar wording to my question.
I have an Excel sheet of one year of data, with a value for every 15 ...

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### how can I merge in master record details to each row in excel or openoffice?

Say I have sheet 1 with:
company1 90230 CA
company2 80014 CO
company3 15090 PA
And sheet 2 with:
company1 Bob Smith
company1 Sue Smith
company3 John Doe
How can I produce sheet 3 with:
company1 ...

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### Google docs SpreadSheet get reuslt from a formula inside a formula

I was trying to obtain the result of a formula that is inside of another formula.
| A | B | C | D | E |
| Option1 | D2-(D2*10%)| | 10 | Result |
| Option2 | ...

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### Using SQL to join spreadsheets in excel

Based on the explanation here:
How do I join two worksheets in Excel as I would in SQL?
I tried to join two excel sheets from different files into the same sheet.
However, I keep getting this error ...

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### Indirect lookup across spreadsheets

I have a spreadsheet that has information about all products for every week of the year.
Currently I have a second spreadsheet that is setup to look at the first one for each field (currently has 52 ...

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### Don't want to include blank rows in Excel table

I have a table in excel which contains the following columns:
Brands: Cell B
Open Closed: Cell C
Case Number: Cell E
Case Summary: Cell G
At the moment these are the following formulas I am using ...

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### How to get data from separate worksheets displayed in a single separate worksheet

I am working on a spreadsheet in Microsoft excel 2010. In the spreadsheet I have 3 worksheets. These are known as:
1st
2nd
Cases
Now in the 1st and 2nd Worksheets, there is a table at the bottom ...

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### How to scale a long LibreOffice Calc sheet to fit on two pages when exporting to PDF?

I have Libreoffice and I want to export a long calc sheet to a pdf document with the fit-to-page function from the page preview in the file menu but it doesn't seems to work. I want to fit my sheet ...

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### Are spreadsheet programs inherently unsuitable for “one row=one case” data?

Often when I'm working with large data sets, I structure the data in a way where every row equals one specific case. For example, in a psychological experiment, I input the data so that all data ...

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### How to create a formula which finds a cell that matches a range of other cells then produces a number if the cell appears.

am having trouble with finding a suitable formula for my spreadsheet in excel.
In column A i have a list of postcodes (439 postcodes). In column B-BL i also have postcodes (these postcodes are in ...

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### Collect Row # of Matching Elements in Excel

I'm trying to collect the row numbers that match a certain value in multiple columns of an excel worksheet. The behavior I'm looking for reflects the table below:
|---|---------|---------|---------|
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### Excel Spreadsheets: If A:A does not equal C:C, how do i list columns A, B and C somewhere else?

I have an issue with referencing an excel spreadsheet:
I have data in columns A and C that's (mostly) equal, I want to isolate and create a separate list for the rows that are not equal.
For ...