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Sumproduct, Sumif, Indirect and named ranges issue

I have this formula that works: =SUMPRODUCT(SUMIF(INDIRECT(Financials&"!$B3:$B10000"),'Information PG1'!$K$2,INDIRECT(Financials&"!d3:d10000"))) where Financials is a named range. If I ...
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How do you do a conditional format for a date range in Google docs?

I have a list in a spreadsheet of upcoming game releases. I'd like to do conditional formatting on the Release Date field so that if the game is being released this month / week, I can have different ...
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How to add a line between every two rows in a spread sheet?

I was wondering in Openoffice Calc spreadsheet, how to add a line between every two rows? I want to print a spreadsheet, with a line separating every two rows. Thanks and regards!
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add same value to range of cells in microsoft excel

I want to add the same word from cell B1 to B40000 I do not want to use the click and drag box method to apply it across multiple cells/rows. I know I have to type in the formula bar B1:B40000 but I ...
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How to set different orientation for different sheets in OpenOffice.org Calc?

I have document with two sheets sheet1 and sheet2 and i want set orientation of sheet1 to portrait and orientation of sheet2 to landscape. This can be done in Excel, but in OpenOffice when i set ...
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Rolling Averages sheets in excel

I'm collating a document for a Daily Production report at work, in which every day, a new tab is added and the information on part production from each department for the previous day is recorded. The ...
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How can I select that element from a vector of Gnumerc / Excel of which the difference of a given cell is minimal?

I would like to do a goal seek in gnumeric / Excel. I would also like to make a column of data, which values are selected from a vector (range) based on minimal difference to a given cell. What ...
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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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What is an alternative to Excel for editing spreadsheets?

I often have to manipulate Excel and CSV spreadsheets to prepare data being imported into MySQL. I need to do things like find and replace values, insert and remove columns, sort rows, etc. I ...
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Swap rows in gnumeric

Is there any convenient way to swap two rows in gnumeric? Currently I'm doing it the hard way: insert an empty row, move rows, and remove empty row. I hope that there is a better way...
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In Excel, Can I have two rows of (worksheet) tabs for my workbook? [duplicate]

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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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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How to create a formula for every row in a column in Google SpreadSheet?

I use three columns. A, B and C. In column C I have a formula every row =A1*(1.6*B1) and then for the next row I have =A2*(1.6*B2) in C2. How can I do so I don't have to type in the new formula in ...
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Excel: #NAME? appearing when linking/referencing other spreadsheets/workbook cells

I'm updating a spreadsheet that refers to data in another worksheet =NameofWorksheet for some reason I get #NAME? in some of the cells, even when the actual path is correct. The only way to overcome ...
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Custom CSV (.csv) filter for OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice?

Is it possible to create a some kind of 'custom CSV filter' for OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice spreadsheet program. What I need is to have the program to use predefined CSV settings for loading and ...
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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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Versionable text spreadsheet format, ideally with GUI editor

I'm looking for a spreadsheet format that whose diffs won't look insane if I version it. Ideally this would have a decent editor to go with it (GUI preferably), and should be available ...
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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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Too much text for an Excel cell — how to make the cell scrollable

What do I do when I have more text in an Excel cell than I want to show in the allocated space? Something making it "scrollable" would be preferred.
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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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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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Can't insert cells in Excel 2010 - “operation not allowed” error message

I was working on a spreadsheet in Excel 2010, and all of a sudden when I attempted to insert a new row of cells, I saw that the insert and delete options were grayed out. I attempted to copy a ...
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What is in LibreOffice Calc the equivalent to Excel's “Paste Special > Value”?

In my professional life, I'm limited to use Microsoft Office. In Excel there is an option ows to render the result of a formula to be pasted as a "fixed value". For instance A1 = "I",B1 = "ride", C1 ...
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Where can I find some dummy data to teach my friend how to use a spreadsheet? [closed]

In particular, tabular data that can be graphed. What's your favorite source of interesting data?
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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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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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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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How to sort an Excel spreadsheet columns by row contents?

How do I sort the columns of an Excel spreadsheet? The Sort command from the Data menu only allows me to sort rows by the value of a column. I want to sort the columns alphabetically by the contents ...
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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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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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Deleting multiple selected rows in Excel

How can I delete multiple rows in Excel? If I mark everything and try to delete, it just deletes a single row. Even if I right-click and select delete, it still deletes one row at a time. I need to ...
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Turn Excel spreadsheet into a formula

I have an Excel spreadsheet that has a complex computation that is not trivial to turn into a macro or a single-cell formula. The spreadsheet has about 10 different inputs (values a human enters in ...
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Good tools to visualize spreadsheets?

I have a few CSV and XLS files that I would like to analyse or "visualize" online (like in charts etc). I tried Google Fusion Tables, but I want to know if there are any alternatives. Also suggest ...
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How do I test if a cell in OpenOffice Calc contains #N/A?

I'm using the VLOOKUP-function to lookup values in a column based upon a search query. But since it's not a given that a value always exists for my search parameter, sometimes VLOOKUP returns #N/A ...
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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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Pull row of data from one place in spreadsheet to another

I have a list of names and their assorted properties. I am trying to find a way to quickly move an entire row's worth of data into a different sheet so I can manipulate it. Currently I can ...
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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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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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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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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 ...