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I have a sheet with a list of names on and I've noticed that when I use ctrl+F to use the find function, even when I know i have entered the correct name it still will not work. I have identifed times when I know the name is there on the sheet, but the find function says "Excel cannot find the data you are searching for"
Im unable to put any pics up as my work pc has java disable so photobucket ect won't work but has anyone else come across this problem and how did you rectify it? A search macro perhaps?
Im unable to put any pics up as my work pc has java disable so photobucket ect won't work but has anyone else come across this problem and how did you rectify it? A search macro perhaps?
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Hello
I am trying to understand why I can not use Ctrl+F to find data in Column B, yet I can find the data in Column A.
I have a worksheet that in column A has numbers, in column B, the following formula "IF(ISNUMBER($A1),$A1,"").
Ctrl+F will find numbers in Column A, yet not in Column B. Why is this so? What can be done to ensure Ctrl+F works in Column B?
I am trying to understand why I can not use Ctrl+F to find data in Column B, yet I can find the data in Column A.
I have a worksheet that in column A has numbers, in column B, the following formula "IF(ISNUMBER($A1),$A1,"").
Ctrl+F will find numbers in Column A, yet not in Column B. Why is this so? What can be done to ensure Ctrl+F works in Column B?
So I've got some data, which has the approximate form of a sine function. I want to find all the xaxis intercepts. I tried using the intercept function and swapping around the y values for the x values, but it only returns 1 value (so I'd guess it uses a linear regression to estimate a single line through the axis).
I was thinking of trying a nested if/and statement but I haven't quite figured out how to do it. Basically I want to identify the two values where it switches from positive to negative and also indentify the values where it goes negative to positive, I can then fit a straight line between them to find a better approximation of the intercept (though it might not be necessary). Preferably I'd like it all one function as I'm not doing it in VBA (I might do later though, we'll see).
Can anyone suggest how I'd find these value or the xintercept. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I was thinking of trying a nested if/and statement but I haven't quite figured out how to do it. Basically I want to identify the two values where it switches from positive to negative and also indentify the values where it goes negative to positive, I can then fit a straight line between them to find a better approximation of the intercept (though it might not be necessary). Preferably I'd like it all one function as I'm not doing it in VBA (I might do later though, we'll see).
Can anyone suggest how I'd find these value or the xintercept. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This is probably an easy question for most of you, but it's killing me. I tried searching before I posted this, but the suggestions given didn't seem to work for me.
I need to look up data from a cell on one Excel sheet, compare it to a list on a 2nd sheet and when they equal, take a value from a different column on the 2nd sheet and drop it back on the 1st sheet. Since that's a horrible explanation, let me try explaining it this way:
Sheet 1
Column A has a long list of code type 1s
Column E has a long list of code type 2s
Sheet 2
Cell C2 has code 1
Cell E2 needs code 2
I know it should take an index/match function, but nothing I try is working. What I'm trying is the following formula in Cell E2 of sheet 2:
=INDEX('Sheet 1'!A:A,MATCH(C2,'Sheet 1"!E:E,0),5)
But all I get is no result. What's driving me bonkers is that if I copy everything over to a single sheet, that formula works fine.
I need to look up data from a cell on one Excel sheet, compare it to a list on a 2nd sheet and when they equal, take a value from a different column on the 2nd sheet and drop it back on the 1st sheet. Since that's a horrible explanation, let me try explaining it this way:
Sheet 1
Column A has a long list of code type 1s
Column E has a long list of code type 2s
Sheet 2
Cell C2 has code 1
Cell E2 needs code 2
I know it should take an index/match function, but nothing I try is working. What I'm trying is the following formula in Cell E2 of sheet 2:
=INDEX('Sheet 1'!A:A,MATCH(C2,'Sheet 1"!E:E,0),5)
But all I get is no result. What's driving me bonkers is that if I copy everything over to a single sheet, that formula works fine.
I am using the code below to disable the save function very successafully. However, is there a work around to allow a macro to save?

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeSave(ByVal SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean)
'this disables the save function on the XLS
MsgBox "****Save is Disabled****"
' Following line will prevent all saving
Cancel = True
' Following line will prevent the Save As Dialog box from showing
If SaveAsUI Then SaveAsUI = False
End Sub

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeSave(ByVal SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean)
'this disables the save function on the XLS
MsgBox "****Save is Disabled****"
' Following line will prevent all saving
Cancel = True
' Following line will prevent the Save As Dialog box from showing
If SaveAsUI Then SaveAsUI = False
End Sub
I need to find data in two different formats within a column
Examples
Webb Christopher
Greer Nancy
I need to find cells with text that have more than one space between the first and last names; and cells with text that have only one space between the first and last names.
I am fairly new to excel. I can find the space after the first word but cannot tell it to find ones that say have a space then another string of text.
Thank you for your help!
Examples
Webb Christopher
Greer Nancy
I need to find cells with text that have more than one space between the first and last names; and cells with text that have only one space between the first and last names.
I am fairly new to excel. I can find the space after the first word but cannot tell it to find ones that say have a space then another string of text.
Thank you for your help!
Hi Excel experts,
I am working on a worksheet, and would like to have an entire row transferred to another worksheet based upon a certain cell's value.
Having searched through the many solved threads on this site, I attempted to customize some of the code to my worksheet. Not being proficient in Macro/VBA, I failed. I figured I would ask for help, and see if anyone can provide what I am looking for.
Basically, I am attempting to construct a "work in process" file, and would like all completed work to be deleted from the work in process sheet, and transferred to a sheet that contains a running list of all work completed.
Attached is an example of what I am working on. I would like Column Q (Status) to determine if a row can be moved to a sheet that contains the list of all work completed, and eliminated from the original sheet. Once Status is updated to "Complete", it would be helpful to be able to run a macro/click a button that would perform the transfer.
Can anyone assist?
Thanks!
I am working on a worksheet, and would like to have an entire row transferred to another worksheet based upon a certain cell's value.
Having searched through the many solved threads on this site, I attempted to customize some of the code to my worksheet. Not being proficient in Macro/VBA, I failed. I figured I would ask for help, and see if anyone can provide what I am looking for.
Basically, I am attempting to construct a "work in process" file, and would like all completed work to be deleted from the work in process sheet, and transferred to a sheet that contains a running list of all work completed.
Attached is an example of what I am working on. I would like Column Q (Status) to determine if a row can be moved to a sheet that contains the list of all work completed, and eliminated from the original sheet. Once Status is updated to "Complete", it would be helpful to be able to run a macro/click a button that would perform the transfer.
Can anyone assist?
Thanks!
Hi folks,
My problem is Tab no longer moves your active cell selection one to the right. It now moves to the last cell in your spreadsheet to the right (similar to CTRL+Arrow Key Right).
I seem to remember this being a simple setting you can change, but was unable to find it myself, or search the web for the way out. So my last result is asking the experts .
Do any of you know how to make it so Tab goes back to just moving one cell to the right again?
Thanks in advanced.
My problem is Tab no longer moves your active cell selection one to the right. It now moves to the last cell in your spreadsheet to the right (similar to CTRL+Arrow Key Right).
I seem to remember this being a simple setting you can change, but was unable to find it myself, or search the web for the way out. So my last result is asking the experts .
Do any of you know how to make it so Tab goes back to just moving one cell to the right again?
Thanks in advanced.
Is there an Excel guru that can help with this  its related to "drop down menus"
I have 2 colombs of data.
AT the bottom of the first, I have created a drop down menu using the "data validation" feature in excel.
At the bottom of the second colomb, I have used an "IF" function that returns a result, which depends on what value is chosen from the drop down menu in colomb 1
The problem I have is that I want the TRUE result from the IF function to be another drop down menu, being the data in colomb 2.
How do you write an IF function where the TRUE result is a drop down menu??
I tried to create a drop down menu of colomb2 elsewhere in the spread sheet, and used that cells location as the TRUE value, but this didn't work either...
ANy suggestions??
I have 2 colombs of data.
AT the bottom of the first, I have created a drop down menu using the "data validation" feature in excel.
At the bottom of the second colomb, I have used an "IF" function that returns a result, which depends on what value is chosen from the drop down menu in colomb 1
The problem I have is that I want the TRUE result from the IF function to be another drop down menu, being the data in colomb 2.
How do you write an IF function where the TRUE result is a drop down menu??
I tried to create a drop down menu of colomb2 elsewhere in the spread sheet, and used that cells location as the TRUE value, but this didn't work either...
ANy suggestions??
I have an Excel workbook that was created by a former coworker. It includes a macro that, among other things, displays a message box about the 2008 file. The macro runs as soon as the file is opened. I'd like to access that macro to correct the date to 2011 and see what else, if anything, it's doing for me (it doesn't appear to do much). I can find references to creating macros to hide and unhide rows/columns and I found ways to delete all macros in a workbook, but I cannot find anything about unhiding a macro without knowing its name.
Does anyone know of a way to unhide this macro?
Thanks!
Does anyone know of a way to unhide this macro?
Thanks!
Hi everyone
I need some help in this:
In a excel workbook when I copy a worksheet (to duplicate with other name) there is always a name conflict and so I have to say yes (maintain the name) or say no (and excel ask for other names) many times (sometimes more than 50 times pressing the enter button. Its possible to disable this feature?
My best regards and Thanks in advance.
Melnik Kuhn
I need some help in this:
In a excel workbook when I copy a worksheet (to duplicate with other name) there is always a name conflict and so I have to say yes (maintain the name) or say no (and excel ask for other names) many times (sometimes more than 50 times pressing the enter button. Its possible to disable this feature?
My best regards and Thanks in advance.
Melnik Kuhn
Is it possible to share a workbook with macros and have the macros work properly. I have one spreadsheet that needs to be shared by many users. We want to all be in the same document at the same time saving changes. The real catch is that the workbook has macros. I used the 'Share Workbook' function under tools. At the end of the setup, it told me that the macros would not work properly. The odd thing is that everytime I try to click on one of the macros I get an error, but yet the macro still performs the function. So essentially the macro works, it is just a pain because you have to click 'end' everytime on the error screen. Any suggestions?
Alanda
Alanda
Hello, I am pretty new to excel programming/messing around so I'll refer to those who are much wiser than I am. I am trying to set up a form for work, in this form I want to have a page with a bunch of cells presized. What I want to do is when I insert a picture from a job site, that when this picture gets inserted, it will automatically resize to fit within the cell. I don't have time to manually resize dozens of pictures and if I could get this to work it would be awesome! I tried to search for an answer using the search function, but I kept getting a fatal error about allowable memory? Thanks in advance for you help!
I am creating a data sheet to be completed by other users. I would like to
format the text cells (name, etc) to have text entered as uppercase
automatically although the user might use title or lower case.
UPPER function cannot make cell look at itself and perform the function
Excel 2003
format the text cells (name, etc) to have text entered as uppercase
automatically although the user might use title or lower case.
UPPER function cannot make cell look at itself and perform the function
Excel 2003
Thought I'd append my experience of the above problem  you can find all sorts of references to it everywhere.
My problem was that a userform defined with Excel at work (containing DT pickers) gave the message in the title when opening it at home. I had a lightbulb moment and wondered whether there was a difference in the version numbers for MSCOMCT2.OCX at work and at home. Turned out the work version was newer. I then copied the MSCOMCT2.* files from work, made a backup of them at home and copied those from work to my Cdrive (Windows XP  c:\windows\system32\ ).
No luck. I then rebooted the machine  still no luck.
Then, finally I unregistered the old DLL via
Code:
(not sure if this was necessary, but I didn't think it could hurt). Reregistered the DLL via
Code:
and what do you know  it worked.
Summa summarum  it could be an idea to check whether the two machines have different version numbers for the MSCOMCT2.OCX files.
My problem was that a userform defined with Excel at work (containing DT pickers) gave the message in the title when opening it at home. I had a lightbulb moment and wondered whether there was a difference in the version numbers for MSCOMCT2.OCX at work and at home. Turned out the work version was newer. I then copied the MSCOMCT2.* files from work, made a backup of them at home and copied those from work to my Cdrive (Windows XP  c:\windows\system32\ ).
No luck. I then rebooted the machine  still no luck.
Then, finally I unregistered the old DLL via
Code:
regsvr32 /u c:\windows\system32\MSCOMCT2.OCX
(not sure if this was necessary, but I didn't think it could hurt). Reregistered the DLL via
Code:
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\MSCOMCT2.OCX
and what do you know  it worked.
Summa summarum  it could be an idea to check whether the two machines have different version numbers for the MSCOMCT2.OCX files.
Hello,
I am copying charts to display the same information for different regions. When I work on the copied region, I find it a cumbersome task to go through each charts source data and change the cell references to the different region. Essentially I am doing a trending analysis for each region, with a region having its own sheet with 5 charts per sheet. What I have done is copy the original sheet and am updating the sheet for another regions source data by going to the source data. The source data is all in the same row/column format, but each regions source data has its own sheet. Is there a more automatic way to do this? Perhaps a way to update all 5 charts references at the same time.
I am copying charts to display the same information for different regions. When I work on the copied region, I find it a cumbersome task to go through each charts source data and change the cell references to the different region. Essentially I am doing a trending analysis for each region, with a region having its own sheet with 5 charts per sheet. What I have done is copy the original sheet and am updating the sheet for another regions source data by going to the source data. The source data is all in the same row/column format, but each regions source data has its own sheet. Is there a more automatic way to do this? Perhaps a way to update all 5 charts references at the same time.
Workbook A has a cell that gets data from workbook B as an external link.
It does this using the indirect function because it needs to concatenate the
path and filename from other cells.
Problem is that if workbook B is closed, the cell in workbook A shows #REF!.
So can indirect work using closed external files or must the external files
be opened?
Is there a clever way of making that work?
Thanks!
It does this using the indirect function because it needs to concatenate the
path and filename from other cells.
Problem is that if workbook B is closed, the cell in workbook A shows #REF!.
So can indirect work using closed external files or must the external files
be opened?
Is there a clever way of making that work?
Thanks!
I did a search in here but didn't find an answer so here goes nothing...
I have a spreadsheet with data from A1 to H1 down to A275 to H275. I select all of it, Copy, go into the Sheet2 tab and select A1, Paste Special > Transpose and it give me the following error message:
Quote:
The information cannot be pasted because the Copy area and the paste area are not the same size and shape. Try one of the following:
 Click a single cell, and then paste.
 Select a rectangle that's the same size and shape, and then paste.
For the life of me, I can't figure out why it's not working! I have done this many times with other spreadsheets. Has anyone ever experienced this? If so, were you able to resolve it and how?
Many Thanks,
Mike
I have a spreadsheet with data from A1 to H1 down to A275 to H275. I select all of it, Copy, go into the Sheet2 tab and select A1, Paste Special > Transpose and it give me the following error message:
Quote:
The information cannot be pasted because the Copy area and the paste area are not the same size and shape. Try one of the following:
 Click a single cell, and then paste.
 Select a rectangle that's the same size and shape, and then paste.
For the life of me, I can't figure out why it's not working! I have done this many times with other spreadsheets. Has anyone ever experienced this? If so, were you able to resolve it and how?
Many Thanks,
Mike
I see a formula that our Human Resources Department is using to annualize voluntary turnover.
It looks like this:
=(E3/((A3+D3)/2))*12/months
So if I substitute with some actual data:
=(6/((22+33)/2))*12/months the answer becomes 21.8% (as the annualized voluntary turnover rate).
What does the *12/months actually do mathematically? I cannot find it in the excel help files and have not been able to figure this out using math (on the calculator).
It looks like this:
=(E3/((A3+D3)/2))*12/months
So if I substitute with some actual data:
=(6/((22+33)/2))*12/months the answer becomes 21.8% (as the annualized voluntary turnover rate).
What does the *12/months actually do mathematically? I cannot find it in the excel help files and have not been able to figure this out using math (on the calculator).
I have a spreedsheet that shows some percentages example( 9.98% and 15.87%) I am needing to find a way to hide the percentage sign so that they just show as 9.98 and 15.87. The problem I am having is that are been worked out as a percentage, so changing the format of the cell does not work.
Can anyone help?
Thanks
Chris
Can anyone help?
Thanks
Chris
Hello,
I'm pretty new at VBA and was wondering if you could help me out on this:
I have created a VBA userform but will need to have it used by at least 5 users. My question is, can it be done with all users working at the same time and when saving their work all data entered will go to one master excel sheet? if yes, would you be kind enough to share the code?
MS Access is not an option for me so I was wondering if you could help me do this in excel.
thank you so much and would really appreciate to hear from anyone soon.
I'm pretty new at VBA and was wondering if you could help me out on this:
I have created a VBA userform but will need to have it used by at least 5 users. My question is, can it be done with all users working at the same time and when saving their work all data entered will go to one master excel sheet? if yes, would you be kind enough to share the code?
MS Access is not an option for me so I was wondering if you could help me do this in excel.
thank you so much and would really appreciate to hear from anyone soon.
Hi folks,
Hoping someone can help me quickly as I'm pulling my hair out and have a deadline getting too close.
Been trailing the net and this board but can't work out how to do a simple variance.
How do I work out the difference between two numbers  including negatives.
If the numbers are all positive, it's fine as it's simply a case of A  B = C which is your difference. However, that doesn't work if B is negative.
I need a formula that would give the following:
First Number / Second Number / Difference
1 / 5 / 4
1 / 5 / 6
1 / 5 / 6
1 / 5 / 4
5 / 1 / 4
Hopefully there's a simple function I've been missing.
Thanks in advance, R
Hoping someone can help me quickly as I'm pulling my hair out and have a deadline getting too close.
Been trailing the net and this board but can't work out how to do a simple variance.
How do I work out the difference between two numbers  including negatives.
If the numbers are all positive, it's fine as it's simply a case of A  B = C which is your difference. However, that doesn't work if B is negative.
I need a formula that would give the following:
First Number / Second Number / Difference
1 / 5 / 4
1 / 5 / 6
1 / 5 / 6
1 / 5 / 4
5 / 1 / 4
Hopefully there's a simple function I've been missing.
Thanks in advance, R
Hello, I'm trying to count the number of times a name appears across multiple worksheets but I can't seem to figure it out.
I have 6 sheets to count and all the names are in column A (from A1:A100) on each sheet. The names are not in a particular order.
On sheet 7 I want to have a cell beside each persons name that counts the number of times their name appeared on the other 6 sheets.
For example Sheet 7 (called total) would have
Joe 5 (where 5 is the outcome of the formula I'm looking for to count all the times "Joe" appears on sheets 16).
I have it counting per sheet with =COUNTIF(A1:A130,"name") but this is not quite what I am looking for.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Edit: I am using Excel 2007 w/ windows XP
I have 6 sheets to count and all the names are in column A (from A1:A100) on each sheet. The names are not in a particular order.
On sheet 7 I want to have a cell beside each persons name that counts the number of times their name appeared on the other 6 sheets.
For example Sheet 7 (called total) would have
Joe 5 (where 5 is the outcome of the formula I'm looking for to count all the times "Joe" appears on sheets 16).
I have it counting per sheet with =COUNTIF(A1:A130,"name") but this is not quite what I am looking for.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Edit: I am using Excel 2007 w/ windows XP
Hello, please help me out with this one.
So I am at work workin on this report and I need a function that will make Excel automatically insert the today's date in a cell (let's say D90) when I fill the content of another cell (for example C90) and the that will be inserted will never change. I tried to use the =TODAY( ) function but it keeps updating the date in the cell to the current date if i reopen the worksheet 2 days later. I need the cell to keep in the cell the date of the day when I filled in the content of cell C90 and do not updated it every time i open the document to the actual date.. Thanks in advance!!
So I am at work workin on this report and I need a function that will make Excel automatically insert the today's date in a cell (let's say D90) when I fill the content of another cell (for example C90) and the that will be inserted will never change. I tried to use the =TODAY( ) function but it keeps updating the date in the cell to the current date if i reopen the worksheet 2 days later. I need the cell to keep in the cell the date of the day when I filled in the content of cell C90 and do not updated it every time i open the document to the actual date.. Thanks in advance!!
I am trying to work out how to calculate the geometric mean of a series of values, some of which are negative, ie. investment returns over a series of years with some negatives.
The Geomean function doesn't work because it only uses positive numbers.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The Geomean function doesn't work because it only uses positive numbers.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hello.
I have two huge excel files, with many rows and columns, they "should" look the same.
But I need to find out if anything has been added or removed from the second one compared to the first one.
Which is the easiest way to accomplish this?
Searched this forum and Google but couldn't find what i was looking for.
Thanks in advance!
I have two huge excel files, with many rows and columns, they "should" look the same.
But I need to find out if anything has been added or removed from the second one compared to the first one.
Which is the easiest way to accomplish this?
Searched this forum and Google but couldn't find what i was looking for.
Thanks in advance!