# Questions tagged [microsoft-excel-2003]

The 2003 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

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### Display (or get at least) certain cell last modification date in Excel 2003 file (file extension is *.xls)

I have some Excel table which I filled with values since 2004.
To sad I didn't include each row add date in extra cell. Now I want to know that...
Maybe it still possible? Maybe *.xls file store that ...

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### How to count the number of blank cells at end of row

Before telling me I don't research FAQ or questions similar to my own I have searched for, and tried several solutions for counting blank cells at end of row as well as trying to adapt solutions given ...

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### How to insert a line break in a concatenated cell in Excel 2003

In Microsoft Excel 2003, I use the following formula [in cell A2 in a sheet named (Allocation)] to refer to several cells from a sheet named (02Mis)
='02Mis'!$A$4&"/"&'02Mis'!$A$11&"/"&...

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### Excel 2003 in Windows 10 - single instance/dde?

I'm running Windows 10 and Excel 2003 (it runs much faster than newer versions of excel).
The problem is that I generally prefer most files to open in the same instance of excel.
Is there any way to ...

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### Calculating the cost of the electricity consumption

in Excel 2003, I use the following equations to calculate the cost of the electricity consumption.
I have to use different equations for different consumption slice situations.
The next figure shows ...

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### Difference between VBA for Excel 2003 running on Windows 10 and Windows 7

Okay, I have an oddly specific situation: I made a bunch of macros and Visual Basic code in an Excel 2003 Spreadsheet running on Windows 7. The product has been working perfectly for one and a half ...

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### Condense column data with many blanks

I've seen this and similar methods posted here and elsewhere:
How can I condense a list that has missing data to a new list without the cells with missing data?
I have patient data, basically like ...

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### Fixed cells width and height in Excel 2003

In Excel 2003, I want all the cells have width and height fixed to 2cm by 2cm; How can this be done?

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### How do I add 1 month to a specific date once that date has passed?

I have an excel sheet that lists our current due date. The due dates are the same day of each month (9/2, 10/2, etc) and I want the due date to update once the old date passes so I don't have to do ...

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### Worksheet limit in Excel 2003 (BIFF8)

Is there a limit in the number of worksheets ("tabs") allowed by the Excel 2003 format (aka BIFF8)?
I can find plenty of information about rows and columns but not worksheets.

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### 2003 Excel Formula conversion to 2010 Excel formula

I am creating a payments spreadsheet to accurately calculate interest on overdue payments.
My formula used in the 2003 version that I am trying to copy into an updated version is:
=zInterest(...

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### Need excel function to filter alpha characters

I have a column in excel file which is mix of set alphanumeric,number and alpha character , I want to filter out alpha character only. Need advise..
Column 1
100054
Mk1568
Un10008
Dngh
34677
Gopro

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### Creating Cluster Column and Line Graph in Excel

I have created a clustered column chart where I inverted value so the series became the "categories" and the dates became series and just manually adjusted the coloring. I have attached an image. ...

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### Joining 3 Excel IF Statements

I'm trying to join the following 3 IF statements in Excel but every time i try i get an argument error or else it reverts back to displaying "True" or "False" instead of "Miss Window", "Hit", "Not ...

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### Whenever I open specific Excel binary file computer turns off without warning

Whenever I open an Excel binary file my computer turns off without warning.
Even after repairing office the same issue persists.
I can open other Excel files.
How can I resolve this?

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### In this data set, I want to get the most recent or three most recent numbers for a particular day. How can I get this?

This is the data set I have :
Date Day Number
8/29/2016 Mon 63
8/30/2016 Tue 58
8/31/2016 Wed 66
9/1/2016 Thu 61
9/2/2016 Fri 61
9/3/2016 Sat 67
9/4/2016 Sun 70
9/5/2016 ...

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### How to recover a .xls file that turned into .xls.XML file? - in windows 10

Can you please help me with this one?
I have read few articles and questions here and there but there seems to be no answer at all.
I have an excel file (sample.xls) that turned into sample.xls.XML ...

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### Excel File Open Dialog Crash when selecting My Computer

In Excel 2003 using the File Open Dialog
Selecting the My Computer or My PC from the dropdown selector crashes Excel everytime.
This does not happen if other folders are selected.
Have seen mentions ...

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### Can a single cell in Excel extend over several pages? How?

I encountered this problem while trying to write really large chunks of text in Excel. In spite of of wrapping turned on, my text doesn't really get wrapped once it stretches over more than 12 lines (...

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### How to express a lone “\” in a file path in VBA?

I'm using a VBA script to save a file titled "month-day-hour-minute" inside of a folder titled "month-year"
Anyways, excel doesn't like my code,
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs "C:\Users\" & Environ$(...

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### How can I open a specific sheet named after a month?

I have a bunch of Month Tabs
What is one way to open a specific one with VBA? I tried using this snippet:
Private Sub Workbook_Open()
Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim mnth As String, dte As String, mday As ...

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### How do I make form fill out to different sheets based on the month?

I have an exercise and diet log that I fill out every other day and I want the data to move to another sheet. Sheet 1 looks like a worksheet and I want it to move (I think the best way to do this is ...

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### Merge two Excel spread sheets using a common column and retaining duplicates

There are two excel sheets. I am trying to merge the two files based on the id column.
For example:
first excel:
id var1 var2 var3
1 5 4 5
2 3 2 2 ...

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### All Borders equivalent in Excel for a range

I would think there is a way in VBA to put the 4 wall borders for every cell in a range, but I have yet to figure out or find one. Basically I want a range such as (A1:R780) to all have their own ...

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### Is it possibile to enter dates from a drop-down calendar?

In Excel 2003, is it possible to enter dates in a cell from a drop-down calendar instead of entering them manually?

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### Hyperlink refers to the new location of the referenced cell

I'm using Excel 2003.
I have a hyperlink in cell E4 in worksheet406R to cell E4 in worksheet104S. When I move E4 in worksheet104S to another location (E16) or sort the data in this worksheet, the ...

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### Highlight birthday in a referenced cell

in Excel 2003
in worksheet1, I have a conditional formatting that highlights a cell when today is the birthday
in cell A1 date of Birth
in cell B1 age with the formula:
=DATEDIF($A1,TODAY(),"Y") &...

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### How to put comma into digits like eastern (especially Indian) style by using a formula in M S Excel?

Friends I want to put comma automatically into the digits like this-
10,00,000
Or
1,00,000
For this I want to use a formula. I also know that I can do this by format cell>number>use 1000 separator (,...

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### Currency Values Pasted From Firefox Becomes Text in Excel 2003

New here. This is a commonly asked question but cannot seem to find the answer specific to my issue.
Just got a refurbished computer Windows 7 Professional 32bit. Installed Office 2003 and Firefox 41....

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### Most recent date for ID in Excel 2003 Pivot Tables

I'm trying to automate a process in our office with pivot tables. I have multiple customer numbers per vin. For my process to work I need a 1:1 ratio of customer numbers to vin numbers. Only the most ...

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### How to fill up gaps in excel

My data in excel has for example the following data in columns A and B:
A B
1 4
2 6
5 88
9 67
12 45
and so on.
I would like to transform it as following:
A B
1 4
2 6
3 0
4 ...

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### Checking column for value. If true, check same row in another column and count if not blank

I have a spreadsheet of employees. Column A is a list of Dept types (sales, HR, payroll, etc). Column B is the date their appraisal is completed, or blank if incomplete.
I would like a function that ...

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### How does the user make a selection in MSExcel that contains only those cells that contain data?

Got an MSExcel question for you.
he specs for my computer are: Intel Inspiron laptop i3-2.20ghz , 8GB DDR3, 400GB HDD, Win 7 Prem.
And the version I am using is MSExcel 2003.
My question has to do ...

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### Excel: Getting #NUM on calc

Why am I getting #NUM error in Excel when trying to input:
=((171757/-201011)^(1/4))-1
It works fine on Wolfram Alpha..

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### How to prevent enabling editing in Protected View in Excel 2013 from altering chart formatting of Excel 2000-2003 and 2007-2010 workbooks

In Excel 2013, when opening and enabling editing from Protected View a macro-enabled Excel workbook downloaded from the internet, with two versions in .xls (Excel 2000-2003) and .xlsm (Excel 2007-2010)...

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### Vertical line excel chart

How is possible to draw in MS Excel (starting from 2003) charts like this
Seems incredible that basic things like this be hard to do in Excel
I read this article but it involves other 2 helper ...

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### Pivot table 'page fields' usage

In Excel, it is possible to create a pivot table where data comes from several worksheets. It's an old feature, but still useful. The process starts by pressing Alt, D, P. In one of steps there is one ...

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### Broken ActiveX in Excel 2003

I hope this is the correct forum to post this, I believe this to be an Excel issue.
Ever since I upgraded to Win 7 (64 bit), whenever I try to add an ActiveX control to a worksheet in Excel 2003, I ...

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### How do I copy list to another spreadsheet only if items have been paid?

I have a list of invoices. I want only the invoices that have been paid to be copied to another worksheet. My column headings are:
Inv. # / Date of Inv. / Amount / Customer Name / Date Paid / ...

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### VBA Code for changing background text for any text within a cell

I'm trying to make a row change colour to yellow based on if any text is within the D column. I have already set up 5 different colours for another cell, however need this to over-ride those ones. I ...

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### formatting date time as 01/01/2015 in excel 2003

If I enter 01/01/2015 into an Excel column it gets translated into 1/1/2015. I right click and click on Format Cells... and see that the format is *3/14/2001.
I have some other cells in this ...

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### Microsoft Excel 2003 Sequence numbering

I am in need of working out how to have sequence numbering in the excel database I'm creating.
I am trying to have the following
001/15,
002/15,
003/15...
I am having no luck in getting this to work ...

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### Import external data connections into Excel 2013 for use in Excel 2003

I have a workbook in Excel 2013 that retrieves data from a SQL database via a query. However, the connection imports data as a table, which is incompatible with Excel 2003. Is there a way to convert ...

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### Excel experiencing one-time delay during saving and quitting

On my work machine I have Excel 2003. The first time (per instance) I try to save a file or quit, there is a noticeable delay. For saving the delay is somewhere around 10-15 seconds and for quitting ...

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### How to extract remainder of a match of 5 digits in 9

I am trying to extract the "remainder" (the non-matching portion) of a search using Excel 2003. I tried using various combinations of functions but it seems that there's no specific function that can ...

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### How to extract reminder of a match in MS Excel 2003

I tried using various combinations of functions but it seems that there's no specific function can return non-searched/matched values. Doing it manually takes days cause of the large amount data that ...

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### How to replicate an anchor tag in Excel

I have an Excel (csv) like this:
column1 link
yahoo <a href="www.yahoo.com">Yahoo</a>
google <a href="www.google.com">Google</a>
Is there any way to make link column ...

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### How did I hide a Microsoft excel 2003 formula?

I have a problem with a spreadsheet that I have had for some years and cannot recall how I managed to set up the condition that the formula takes.
I keep a record of fuel costs whereby I enter the ...

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### How to find the last value in a column in excel?

I am tracking rooms booked in a hotel on a daily basis in Excel. Every day I input the number of rooms booked in a column to show a trend of pick up over a period. I'd like to return the value of ...

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### How do I stop a mail merge from adding zeros to the end of amounts of currency?

I am using an excel spreadsheet as my data source in a Word document mail merge. I have formatted the amounts in excel as currency with 2 decimal places. When I complete the merge, the amounts have ...