# Tagged Questions

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### In OpenOffice Writer, how to populate a column of a table with a sequential increase in dates?

I am using OpenOffice Writer. In it I have a table for a time sheet. The first column is for the dates which begin from eg. 01/01/2014 and should end in eg. 20/07/2014. These dates are not already ...

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### Filter OpenOffice Calc rows by matching if a cell in one column exists in another column with a certain value

Have a question I cant seem to figure out using the filter.
Column A has 1400 rows with 800 additional rows that are duplicates (so 2200 total rows).
Column B has inventory amount for only the last ...

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### Conditional Formatting a date/time comparison

The function I'm working on specifically compares & colors a daily recurring time range set in 2 different cells. A specific date in the target cells (produced by a formula) compare to that daily ...

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### How do I drag down complex calculations in open office.

For example if A1 contains 30 and in A2 I write =A1-6 then I'll get 27 in A2 and if I click the little black squair in the lower right hand corner of A2 and drag it down then I get a column that looks ...

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### OpenOffice Calc regex returns wrong value - what's wrong with my regex?

I have a column of text with values concatenated by my bank, as in a typical monthly statement.
Here is an example (column A240):
OCT 26 BALANCEPROTECTOR PREMIUM $10.05
I'm trying to set the ...

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### How do I copy the results of a calculation without copying the formula behind it? Open Office Calc

How do I copy and paste only the results of a calculation without copying the formula behind it? I'm learning to use Open Office Calc. I remember other spreadsheets that had a values function, or ...

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### excel / open office - append an incrementing value to all non-unique fields

I have a large table of about 7500 store names. I need to search through those names and, if they are not unique, append an incrementing value, for example:
store_1
store_2
etc.
Anyone know how to ...

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### OpenOffice partial cell in-between value copy function?

I have a very long worksheet list with contact information of various companies and I need to create usernames for them, so I would use the middle part of their website URL for those. For example, in ...

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### Calculate age in days/months/years in OpenOffice

In need to find the age in days - months - years in OpenOffice.
There is DATEDIF() in Microsoft Excel. You can use it to find the difference in days/months/years between two dates.
Age Calculation
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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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### 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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### Is there a free Powerpoint to PDF converter that preserves mathematical formulae?

I'm on a Mac. I tried using OpenOffice, but mathematical symbols often get mangled.

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### Count the number of contiguous empty cells at the end of a row

I have rows of data, some cells are empty and some contain a number. I need to identify how many contiguous empty cells exist at the end of each row.
I've tried using a string of nested IF ...

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### Excel / open/libre office formulae: number of full months left until date

I need a formula which equates to an integer value for the number months left until a set date (2011-10-16) based on the current date.
e.g.
on 2011-03-13 the answer would equate to 8
on 2011-03-17 ...

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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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### Spreadsheet formula: lowest 100 values in a range

Is there any way I could sum up the lowest 100 values within a range?
I know that min() would give you the lowest value but i need something to return the 100 lowest values.
I just used 100 ...

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### Error 502 in OpenOfficeSpreadsheet formula

The formula failing is the following:
=IF(TIMEVALUE(C2 & ":00") > TIMEVALUE(B2 & ":00"); 0; C2-B2)
I previously tried
=IF(C2 > B2; 0; C2-B2)
but this also gives me "Error 502".
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