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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 (!) ...
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Edit spreadsheet object in Word document with protection

I am trying to create a template in Word to be used on a SharePoint site. Using Word 2003, is there a way to enable protection on a document that has an Excel Spreadsheet (97-2003) object on it but ...
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Excel filter by range

I am setting up a workout schedule. I have multiple rows with workout times, who is instructing the class, and who the class is suitable for. The suitable is a range, based on the following (anyone ...
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Do multiple e-mail addresses need to be separated by a comma?

In CSV format, in an Excel spreadsheet or in a Word document, both having multiple email addresses with each address being in its own row and in a single column, is a comma REQUIRED after each ...
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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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Data validation - populating a drop down menu using a defined name

I am using data validation to create a drop down list on a worksheet. What I'd like to be able to do is set up a list of values as a defined name (Insert > Name > Define...) and then enter that ...
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How do I count the times each number appears in columns of numbers?

I am sure this must be easy, but I am inexperienced. About the best way to think of my problem is to think of it as trying to sort and then count lottery numbers. To stay simple, let's do a Pick 3 ...
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Big Excel File Freezing/Running Slowly

My co-worker has a very large Excel file (over 7 MB) that suffers from the problems of (A) running slowly (B) taking forever to open/save/close and (C) freezing the computer, requiring a restart. I ...
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Combine 3 columns into one in Excel 2011 for Mac

I am trying to manipulate a bunch of string elements I have put in columns in Excel. I then filled the preceding column with data, and then the following column as well. Now I want to delete the ...
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Open Source Spreadsheet with Sensitivity Analysis

Is there any good Open Source spreadsheet program that has a solver for linear programs (either included or via an extension) that does a proper sensitivity analysis (shadow prices etc)? It seems like ...
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Spreadsheet forumula questions to pick a random DVD

I have a list of my (279) DVD’s in an OpenOffice Spreadsheet (version 3.3.0) on my Windows 7 laptop and I want to create a formula to randomly pick a film to watch (for occasions when I can’t make up ...
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Custom CSV (.csv) filter for OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice? [closed]

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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In Excel, copying cell *values* (not formulas)… yet keeping the cell formats

I have an Excel spreadsheet with multiple worksheet tabs for collecting data... and a final tab with a lot of formulas, to summarize the other tabs for a given date range. The goal is for the ...
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In Excel, doing a “Freeze Panes” on the right-most column instead of the left-most?

My understanding of Excel's "Freeze Panes" feature is that you can only freeze the left-most column(s), or top-most row(s). However, I have a table where a very important column needs to be located ...
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How do I add content to Excel cells?

How can I add a T to the content of each cell in a certain column (that contains 10000 cells) without typing it manually?
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How can I compare columns in Excel?

If I have two columns of data with 10000 cells in each, and only three of the rows are not identical in both columns, how can I locate the different ones (without comparing each pair of cells)?
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Excel - Dynamic row reference based on the row I paste a formula into?

I have a simple, oft-used formula that I paste as plain text into spreadsheets I receive. It looks something like this: =IF(D8="FOO", "BAR", "BAZ") It looks in D8 for the word "FOO". If it finds it ...
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Two Spreadsheets, Merge Data?

I was wondering what is the best way to merge two spreadsheets which have the name id's e.g: One sheet has: apple 5 dog 3 cat 2 Second sheet: dog 4 apple 7 cat 3 I would ...
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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 visualize historical data

I have inherited a horrible spreadsheet with 4 years of data about when people participated in a given activity, by month. Each person would likely participate once every 18 months or so, but ...