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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

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 ---------- 1 apple 2 x orange 3 x lime 4 cherry 5 x lemon Exported data set: A B ---------- 1 ...
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Updating old stock ticker symbols

I did a study in 2003 that produced a list of about 300 publicly-traded US stocks. Ticker symbols can change (ticker symbols can even take over an older company's previous ticker). My situation boils ...
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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 | ------------------------------------- 1| sex | age | answer q1 | ------------------------------------- 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 -------------------------------- 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 ...
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How can I create a matrix chart with Excel 2010?

I want to create a chart where, if the value of a cell matches the criteria of both its row and column, I can mark it with a cross. I could just type an 'x' into the cell, but I would like to find ...
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In a spreadsheet, is it possible to separate rows into groups that will not change order when filtered?

I am trying to make row subgroups in my spreadsheet rows so that I can sort my data but have rows in any particular subgroup stay together. This is probably easiest to show with a picture. Sorting ...
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Open Office Calc truncates my data on paste, how do I fix this?

Just as the title says, I am using Open Office Calc as a flat file to upload data. One column is my description and therefore can be a bit lengthy. Unfortunately it truncates this text. Anyway to ...
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Split Text into Columns Function in Excel

I have an excel spreadsheet with rows of data as shown below. There is a code with the product name and then a number. QA32 Product One (Large) 23 AZ63 Product Two 96 PR65 Product Three 149 How do ...
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Is there another way to display a spreadsheet within OpenOffice Writer besides an OLE object?

I'm writing a paper for college in which I would like to either display or link to a large spreadsheet. I'm using OpenOffice Writer and Calc. I've tried importing the spreadsheet as an OLE object, ...
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Excel: How to efficiently check whether a selected cell is referenced in any other cell

I want to check whether a selected cell ( say A1) is referenced in any other cell in the sheet I’m working in? Is there a similar tool that shows you arrows from the selected formula to referenced ...
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Copy distinct values in excel from one range to another

Suppose I have a table like this: A B food 12 cars 30 cars 40 food 10 food 14 living 100 fun 30 food 40 I'd like to copy all distinct values from column A to some other ...
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Is there a way to preformat a message in lotus notes?

I frequently send e-mails regarding inventory with a very particular format. I'm trying stationary and am wondering is there something that checks if the right number of characters are entered for the ...
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excel: convert transaction list to balance

If I have transcation data like this: (date,spend,balance) 2013-01-01, ,$60 2013-01-03,-$10,$50 2013-01-04,-$10,$40 2013-01-04,-$10,$30 2013-01-06,+$20,$50 How can I convert it to a list of ...
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Excel/Spreadsheet - formula for last value in a row?

I'm trying to forecast increasing vendor costs in a spreadsheet. My sheet looks something like this col | A | B | C | D | E | F vendor | 2013-09 | ...