Questions tagged [cells]

A cell is generally a reference to one point of data in a spreadsheet program. Every data point is within a cell and cells are then grouped into rows, columns or even ranges.

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Libre Calc: how to create a special cell so that I could reference to it from other sheets?

I am trying to create a monthly budget sheet. It consists of 2 sheets. The first sheet (Sheet1) consists of 2 columns - column EXPENSE_TYPE and column AMOUNT. Its purpose is to display a total amount ...
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convert Date to Julian day in Excel

How to calculate the fourth column based on the first three columns in Excel? Date cell to Julian day for example: year month day **Julian day** 2000 1 1 1 2000 1 2 ...
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simple sum in Excel but replacing one of the addends in its own cell

Am an Excel novice and have looked in several MS office books I got from the library but none say how to do the following, and I've performed a couple of general internet searches to no avail as well ...
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Dragging and dropping cells in Excel causes unwanted shading to be applied

When I drag and drop cells, shading sometimes gets applied to the original location of the moved cells. How can I prevent this happening? The shading is often grey but can be any colour. It's ...
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How to protect a worksheet in excel but auto resize columns and rows?

I created an Excel workbook with a large amount of data on two different worksheets. I have a 3rd worksheet that I'm using to display a clean summary of the data based on User Input. I protected the ...
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openpyxl strange cells references

cells debug: excel file: Hi, using openpyxl in python3 and I don't understand why it is referencing cells with missing gaps in the column references. Please see the images. Please help.
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How to convert names created with Excel's Name Box from workbook-scoped to worksheet-scoped?

I created A LOT of names of cells in an Excel worksheet using the Name Box (to the left of the Formula Bar). Then, I decided to make a different version of the worksheet in the same workbook. And then ...
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Merge button NOT greyed out, but can't merge cells

I see a lot of issues with the button being grey and not working. But what about when the button is not grey, the button centers text, but the cells do not merge. I have unlocked the cells.
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Storing the history of cells in multiple sheets

I am trying to store the history of a number of cells in a worksheet. I created a macro to do this, which works by clicking a button, runs the macro and stores the data in a different part of the ...
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Excel 2010 - CELL function not returning Worksheet

All over the INTERNET I found that CELL function returns the full file path, the Drive letter, Workbook and Sheet name in a format of C:\Folder\[workbook.xlsm] sheetname more or less by entering the ...
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How to set value of height or width of cell precisely? - ms excel Office 365

I'm going to make labels for pasting in MS Excel Microsoft Business 365. I have version 1903 (compilation 11425.20228). But they should made precisely and perfectly. Now when I begin editing the ...
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Comparing Two Excel Sheets

I Have Two Excel Sheets wherein one is a copy of the other. I had updated Data in both Sheets quiet sometime back but since they had the same name, I am now confused which one was updated later with ...
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How to insert chapter(textbox) in PPT using think cell add in vba?

I need to automate think cell agenda slide through VBA. Manual process to insert agenda slide starting a new chapter is that we used to click on the Chapter shape available in think cell add in.
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Libreoffice calc all spaces disappeared in between words

I have an issue with Design Mode/Edit Mode and Cell Edit Mode. I am new to this and I have made a mistake. The result being that all the spaces between words have been lost. I was copying a pasting ...
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How do I turn my CSV formatting into a automatic “drag & drop” BAT file?

I'm outputting raw EDL files from Avid Media Composer which is essentially just text that needs re-formatting into the appropriate columns so it's easy to digest for the person receiving it. For ...
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How do I get a cell to dynamically move and update?

I have a workbook that has multiple sheets. The content that gets entered into a sheet changes monthly. For instance, sometimes I will have 5 entries, and sometimes I will have 400 enteries in a sheet....
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Case sensitive formula in excel

I’ve been playing with this formula because I couldn’t get the original syntax to work and it’s nearly doing what I would like. Please can you help me make it case insensitive? Here is the data and ...
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Match 2 sets of numbers in 2 cells

I have 2 cells with similar data extracted from 2 different websites. Data in D6 is supposedly shorter version of H6. I want to put "Match" or "No Match" in E6. For "Match" either 2 sets of numbers ...
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Sum cells based on the value of other cell

I am facing a problem that seems trivial in Excel. What I need to do is simply this: In short, I have a large file of prices linked to a few people and I need to know how much each person paid. I've ...
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Link two tables in MS Word doc

I have a Microsoft Word document that has two somewhat redundant tables, let's say tab1 and tab2 (these tables are disjoint, in different parts of the document and have the same number of rows). I ...
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Not using a cell as variable, whilst inserting a (excel-)formula in several cells

I'm facing a small, basic little problem, for which I can't find the solution: I'd like to insert the same formula in several cells at once. Quickly googling this problem provides a solution: Either ...
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How to step up cell reference in function by numeric values based on known number of rows

This is in reference to the formula I need for cell F2 in the below image. F2 shows the result I WANT: I NEED: The Concat Formula to concatenate the data in Column B for each variant of whatever is ...
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How to move partial text from one cell to another

I have a dilemma I am hoping someone might be able to help me with! I have exported a PDF file into excel that has a lot of information that populates into one cell. I need to split this information ...
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How do I create a ''droplet'' script in Win7 that runs a Notepad++ task on a CSV file

I have recently asked a question on how to perform a neat little 'Find & Replace' task on my CSV media database files (a task i have to do at work on a daily basis). The question was answered here ...
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How do I copy specific selected data between cells in a CSV file in Excel or Notepad++?

I have to download media file databases on a daily basis and modify metadata from a csv file so that the unique numerical prefix in column B is added as a suffix to the cells in column C. Is there a ...
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Two related cells

In A1 I have price, for example 1000. In A2 fill percentage, for example 10%. Then in B2, calculate A1*A2 = value. I would like when i fill percentage in A2, in B2 calculate value and vice versa - If ...
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Looking for the same value in two cells

=IF((JANUARY!D6=K3),JANUARY!B6,"") This is the formula I'm using to try and pull information from the January tab, and place additional information on a different tab. This formula works, however, I ...
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In LibreOffice Calc, how can I change the cell selection black ring to something lighter for dark backgrounds?

In LibreOffice Calc, how can I change the cell selection black ring to something lighter so it can be easier to see for dark backgrounds? I will attach an image to show what I mean. It would be nice ...
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Robust linking of cells Excel

Is there a way to link cells so that not only content updates automatically, but also format (fill, border, font, etc.)? Also, is there a way, other than doing each cell individually, to avoid blank ...
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Increment number with letter in cell

I have a column of random numbers that all begin with 'B*****' where the stars are numbers. I need a formula to add 1 (+1) to the cell on the right of the number and take away 1 (-1) to the left of ...
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How to copy in Excel 2016 a cell with hyperlink from one sheet to another using formula?

I am automating an excel based report and need a formula that will take cell A2 with its hyperlink from Sheet2 and copy it to another column in Sheet 1. Hyperlink points to external web address. When ...
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Limit Excel cell entry to a certain number of digits

How can one fix the number of digits entered in a cell. For instance, I want only 9 digits to be entered in a cell and if it's more or less it should be flagged or not accepted. I want to make sure ...
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Cell reference in formula

I have the following formula in A2 of my worksheet: =SUMPRODUCT((SUMIF('[Master.xlsx]CompositeAssets'!$C:$C,$W$2,'[Master.xlsx]Composite Assets'!L:L)*(SUMIF('[Master.xlsx]CompositeAssets'!$C:$C,$W$1,...
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Libre Office Writer crashes when merging table cells

This time I know for sure: I created a new document, a table, added some data in the table cells, but I want to merge 2 cells on a column. I can merge 2 cells on a column, but if I want to merge the ...
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In Excel, can I create a name that refers to cells that aren't tied to one worksheet?

This isn't a question about the scope of names. It's a question about specifying the cells in a name. Imagine I've created a name =A1+B2. That gets hard-coded by Excel into Sheet1!A1+Sheet1!B2. But ...
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Excel: Data across multiple columns and rows

Currently have a table like this: How can I consolidate and count the hours per person spent on each day. Need to be on seperate lines due to working on different tasks but want to bring in all ...
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Formulas Changed to Reference Last Row When I Close and Open Excel File

I have no idea what is causing this issue, but when I reopen an Excel file, formulas that reference cells will change the reference cells at the very end of the sheet. Example: Super simple spread ...
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Excel deletes cell content of cells I try to edit in a protected work sheet

I have "inherited" an excel workbook I need to fix and the original creator has - of course - gone years before I received the task that I have to fix this file. The sheets of the file are all ...
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Excel inconsistently changing the format of DATE cells

Column 1 = What I entered in cell. Column 2 = What formula bar shows when cell is selected. Column 3 = What cell shows when cell is not selected. 1 | 2 | 3 -----------------------...
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How can I use the same filter in Excel (for Mac) twice on the same sheet?

I am working with a basic filter in an Excel sheet that I have on page layout. Both pages will have to have the exact same filter (it's separate as one page serves as a purchase order and the ...
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Excel - Find duplicate values in two rows with two conditions

Could someone guide me to find the correct formula for this case of conditional formatting in Excel? 1- Highlight the two adjacent cells in orange only if their values are the same on the same line ...
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LibreOffice Calc: when copying an empty cell, it turns into a zero?

In a LibreOffice spreadsheet, when I want to duplicate a cell's content, I use =<source coords>. For example if I want cell A2 to contain a duplicate of whatever is in A1, I fill in =A1 in A2. ...
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Excel that allows you to select a cell and go to the corresponding sheet name

I have the following code for selecting a cell with a specific name and the going to the sheet that is names after that cell. Dim ws As Worksheet If Target.Address = "$A$1" Then For Each ws In ...
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How to link cells from access to excel?

I have a database in MS Access and I need to link some cell in MS Excel. I need to link only few cells from a huge table that I update automatically. Maybe it is easy but I know how to import table ...
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Image Hyperlink to WWW using local cell referencing

The scenario: Manual input data in local excel file. I then click an adjacent image to run a preset hyperlink, to a specific web page, with part data captured from a specific cell. this is 100% ...
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Can I have a $ aligned to the left and 0 to the right?

I am trying to format an Excel cell as per the example below. Is this possible? $ 0.00 $ 24.20 $ 0.00
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Determine if first visible cell equal to last

please how to determine in vba if first visible (after using filter) cell equals to the last visible cell? If I have: A5 = a, B5 = 1 A6 = b, B6 = 2 A7 = c, B7 = 1 A8 = a, B8 = 1 A9 = b, B9 = 2 ...
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Excel custom concatenate with color condition

I have this custom VBA function Public Function concatenatespecial(rng As Range) As String Dim rng1 As Range concatenatespecial = "" For Each rng1 In rng If (Not Rows(rng1.Row).Hidden) ...
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Excel custom function with IF and cell color

I need help with maybe custom function for excel. Everything is in the picture: (Yes, I know that COLOR=YELLOW is nonsense, but its just example of what I think it could solve it). Basically ...
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Excel: Let Users Click, but Not Edit, Locked Cells

Is there a way to allow users to click on, but not edit, the contents of a cell? I know I can tinker in the settings in Review->Protect Sheet with the "Select Locked Cells" option. But here's the ...