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

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Gnumeric doesn't recognize numbers

I am trying to do some basic calculations (mostly finding the median of a range of values) using gnumeric. Unfortunately, this is giving me a hard time. Consider the following data: 0.04 0.04 0 0 ...
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Dynamic time in Excel spreadsheet column

I am trying to automate time in Excel. I have two columns that show time advancing in minutes and seconds. I want to be able to automate so that if the time changes in one row, it will automatically ...
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Is there anyway to display spreadsheet as a tiny window without toolbar?

My screens are full of stuffs, still need to add a small spreadsheet, maybe one inch high and less than one inch wide. Is there any solution for this? I don't do complicated calculations, just some ...
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Excel-like software for XML data?

Is there any Excel-like software for XML data? Something not restricted to spreadsheet format, but allowing: data with hierarchy more strict typing tagging multiple views to the data, unlike ...
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Retrieve info from a column with some empty cells from ODF Spreadsheet

I have this ODF Spreadsheet on LibreOffice open, at it has one column with a lot of data that I wish to retrieve, however, I also have, a lot of white cells. Something like this: emailA emailB ...
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Filtering by currency in Excel

I have this situation in Microsoft Excel: Cells are formatted by using "Format Cells" and setting the Currency manually for each cell. So, they are not simple strings. I would to sum filtering by ...
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How to view a delimiter-separated-value file in Emacs with highlighting helpful for reading?

How to view a delimiter-separated-value file in Emacs with highlighting helpful for reading? Ideally the delimiter character/string should be customizable. If Emacs can't do, any other tool ...
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Excel: Multiple =IF calculations within one cell

I need to do some text comparisons in excel, about 20-50 of them. I would like the result of these if statements to be within a single cell. Here is how I WISHED it would work: ...
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Alternatives to Excel

Is there some WYSIWYG utility that allows one to create simple spreadsheets? Something like standalone Google Docs. Excel is definetely an overkill for someone who doesn't want to create exotic ...
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How to use multiple criteria with COUNTIF?

INPUT: This is the format of the OUTPUT desired: OUTPUT for example INPUT: The problem is, I don't know how to use COUNTIF with several criteria. The "dream function" [that doesn't work] ...
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How can I enable the creation and editing of hyperlinks in shared Excel worksheets?

I have hyperlinks in some Excel 2010 (both .xlsx and .xls formats) worksheets. If I enable sharing of the workbook I can no longer edit or create hyperlinks - the options no longer exist on the menu ...
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Multilingual spreadsheet

I need to make a spreadsheet template that needs to be support both English and Spanish. I know Office 2010 has an option to translate content into desired language but its a manual process. Is there ...
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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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How to break a spreadsheet containing CSV into multiple columns?

I'm working on preparing data for export, and the client has put all of the data into a spreadsheet. Each field of data should be its own column. The problem is that the client erroneously put ...
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How to sum cells depending on the content of a neighbor cell

I have an Excel document with the following columns; Date | Reference | Amount 23/01/11 | 111111111 | £20.00 25/09/11 | 222222222 | £30.00 11/11/11 | 111111111 | ...
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How to filter a spreadsheet on multiple filter values

I've got a spreadsheet of addresses with the following columns: First Name, Last Name, Street Address, City, State, and zip code. I'd like to be able to filter or otherwise extract a subset of these ...
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Can you use infinity in a cell reference in LibreOffice (or any other spreadsheat)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you reference an entire column in OpenOffice Calc (like A:A in Excel)? I'm using a Sum of a column, and it keeps growing, so I have to update the reference to which ...
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copy worksheet to several workbook

I created a worksheet/spreadsheet with functions and references to cells in other worksheets/spreadsheets within same workbook to create a report of other worksheets within the same workbook. I have ...
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OpenOffice Calc - how to insert BLANK in a formula?

In Calc, as in most spreadsheet applications, an IF() function exists that can be used to control behaviour, for example inserting this formula in cell C1. =IF(A1>B1;"A";"B") will display A in ...
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Multicolumn spreadsheet: extract unique values in Column 1, given same values in Columns 3 and 4?

Here's a problem: given a (large) spreadsheet with userIDs in Column 1, a time/date pair in Column 2, a course code in Column 3, and a course title in Column 4: I want to produce a report showing how ...
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How can I print Excel spreadsheet files automatically?

My company has computer-generated reports that come out as Excel spreadsheets which are emailed to the Billing Department. They would like these reports to be automatically printed as they are ...
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Creating a chart with two date columns

I have some data from Google Analytics relating to traffic to one of my websites. I would like to compare the traffic from now to the same time one year ago. However, to be difficult I do not simply ...
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How do I delete excess cells in Excel 2007?

I am not the original creator of the spreadsheet so I am not sure how the person caused this. The issue is basically the excel spreadsheet has an excess amount of empty cells that won't delete and ...
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Software for quickly tagging photo catalogue and export to spreadsheet? [closed]

We have 3000 photos that we want to quickly flip through and tag into different categories, and export that information into a spreadsheet. The software can be very simple (I am not doing any editing, ...
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Advanced spreadsheet auto-formatting

Is it possible to autoformat spreadsheet like this IF A1 = C1 then A1:E1 cells background becomes light gray I use OO Calc, but it's ok if you know how to do it in MS Excel or Google spreadsheet
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How do I make a random selection in a spreadsheet using more than one criteria

I have a spreadsheet created in OpenOffice (V3.3.0 in Windows 7 32 bit) that I use as a database of my DVD collection. After asking a question in SuperUser, I have it so it can pop up a random title ...
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How do I use conditional formatting in a spreadsheet based on dates?

I have a spreadsheet in OpenOffice V3.3.0 (used in Windows 7 32 bit). One column contains dates (in the format: 14 August 2011 ) and I want to use conditional formatting on those cells depending on ...
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How do I transpose and combine cells in Excel?

Do you know how to generate the following? Excel table: +-----------------------+ | A | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | +-----------------------+ | B | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | +-----------------------+ I want to ...
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Excel Formula to Calculate Duration of Time Based on a String of Text Such As 9:00am — 12:30pm

I'm trying to develop an Excel formula that would calculate the actual time duration for a string of a time range of the following format: 1:00am – 3:00am According to this article it seems it should ...
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Is importing one Excel spreadsheet into another Excel spreadsheet possible?

Can I import an Excel spreadsheet into another spreadsheet (two separate files) by linking in certain cells from one to show in other cells in a different file? I'm not sure if I can do this or where ...
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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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Make a differentiated barchart using numbers

I have a question about Numbers. I want to make a bar chart that shows the membership of my organisation. I want to divide between unitary organisations and membership organisations, so i want ...
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How to sum the multiplications of rows, being the multiplier variable in a spreadsheet

I have this spreadsheet: I want to calculate the total income, but since the different rows are in different currencies the conversion must be done first. The currency values are mapped to codes in ...
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Chart from groupings

Given such a spreadsheet: col1 | col2 | col3 -----+------+---- alfa | foo | 10 beta | foo | 20 gamma| bar | 12 delta| bar | 42 I'd like to generate a chart grouping values from col2 and ...
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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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Add another worksheet in an Excel worksheet

Is it possible to include an additional set of worksheets (i.e. "tabs") into an already existing worksheet in Excel?
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Adding a constant in LibreOffice Calc

How do you add a constant to a group of cells in LibreOffice Calc? For example, here are four cells: 47 28 35 62 Now add 3 to each cell: 50 31 38 65
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Not showing negative results in Numbers.app

How can I make iWork Numbers not show me negative results? For example: The thing is that in A1 I have number 101 and I am doing -A1 from B1. B1 is empty (because I am waiting for the result) so 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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Excel Pivot Table or VLOOKUP

Students have an ID, Name, and English Level in one spreadsheet. They have an ID and achievement on a standardized test on another spreadsheet. I need to match the ID's and put the English level ...
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Image file to spreadsheet

I want to take an image file (eg tiff) and convert it to a spreadsheet (csv, or whatever) such that each pixel becomes a cell with a numeric value for that pixel. I have googled it, and everyone is ...
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Copy only cell content in OOCalc

In OOCalc, when I copy a cell with ctrl-c ctrl-v, it copies everything, also the style, from source to destination. However, I want to copy only the content, leaving the formatting of the destination ...
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How to conditionally highlight cells in OpenOffice Calc?

I have a big chunk of data in an OpenOffice spreadsheet. To make real information standout more, I would like cells with an absolute value over a certain threshold to be highlighted in red. Is there ...
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Software to calculate average payments of the house

I want to calculate average payment of the house for every month, the average expense of each month. However, most of the fee is across months, they charge every 3 or 2 months. These are normal bills, ...
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Excel spreadsheet bogged down, Is there an alternative software?

I work for an organization with a yearly budget that is an Excel spreadsheet consisting of about 25 large sheets that are linked to one another. There is a big summary sheet that draws it's numbers ...
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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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Excel formula to find frequency of occurrence of unique words in a column

I have a spreadsheet with a column with repeating number of different kinds of words like A1 A2 A3 A1 AA A2 A7 A8 A1 Now I want to plot a graph showing the frequency of occurrences of a word. The ...
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Re-ordering data in a cell in spreadsheet

I have an Excel spreadsheet where data is time stamped, but the time stamp is as follows (in one cell): Fri Mar 11 If it was 11 Mar Fri, the data would be easier to sort. How do I change the ...
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Excel plot chart from data as given in the example

I have a huge spreadsheet with simple data as follows 13:04:28 A 13:04:37 A 13:06:56 B 13:07:03 B 13:07:10 C 13:07:18 C 13:07:23 C 13:07:28 C 13:07:33 C Basically ...
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How do I access the search functionality in Open Office?

I am very new to oo and plodding slowly; never used a spreadsheet, etc.etc. I downloaded a document of botanical names for flowers/herbs, etc. The page was set in 3 columns and was 138 pages long (!) ...