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How to Label / Tag Items in a Spreadsheet

I'm a novice at spreadsheets, so I hope you'll forgive me if I'm asking a super obvious question. Is it possible to use tags in Excel/Google Spreadsheet? I'm creating a spreadsheet to log all the ...
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Excel Conditional Formatting Escaping a Question Mark

I would like to use a conditional formatting rule in an excel file that would color any box with a question mark in it red. It seems that Excel is using a question mark as a wild card and will turn ...
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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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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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Select each nth row in Excel

I have an Excel spreadsheet with thousands of rows. I want to select every 7th row from that spreadsheet. (By "select," I mean delete all of the other rows, or copy the selected rows into a new ...
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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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Referencing a single row to multiple rows in Excel

I have a worksheet with a list of sales, one sale per row. In order to import this data into my accounting software, I need to create a separate worksheet that formats the data differently. Each row ...
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Make comma separated list from column with blanks, fed by checkboxes

I want to make a spreadsheet where user can check boxes on one worksheet, and have those values then be brought over, comma separated, into one cell, on another worksheet. The values of the checkboxes ...
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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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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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Using excel, how can I count the number of cells in a column containing the text “true” or “false”?

I have a spreadsheet that has a column of cells where each cell contains a single word. I would like to count the occurrences of some words. I can use the COUNTIF function for most words, but if the ...
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Sum the first N elements in a spreadsheet column

I'm trying to sum the first N elements in a column, where N is a value in another cell. I've come up with this: =sum(B1:indirect(concatenate("B", A10))) Where A10 contains N. But I don't want 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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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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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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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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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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Unique string values in range

I have some spreadsheets where there are large number of cells that have essentially been used for free text. There is a finite set of values for this free text and most, if not all repeat. eg. ...
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Apply a formula to particular cells in Microsoft Excel

Say I have the following sheet: | A | B | C | 1 | 5 | 1 | 5 | 2 | 8 | 8 | 99 | 3 | 77 | 3 | 3 | 4 | 2 | 7 | 4 | 5 | | | | 6 | Base:| 2 | | ...
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Excel - creating a master template?

Sorry for my second Excel question in as many days! Almost there now though :) I've created a template for an invoice for my mum... is there anyway I can sort of lock the file, and create sub ...