# Conditional Formatting Counting Characters If Less Than X Characters

May 13, 2009

I'm trying to use conditional formatting to highlight cells in a column that have less than 8 characters.

I know the LAN function, but I don't know how to make it work for the conditional formatting.

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## Conditional Counting Of Characters In Cells/Ranges

Sep 9, 2006

I have a spreadsheet, a small section attached. There are near 20000 rows at present. I need to count the number of characters in B1 excluding any hyphen in b1. If a hyphen occurs in b on its own,the count is zero.If b cell is blank,i need a count of all characters in A.I need a formula I can autofill down.The count column is c and I have completed it manually to show what I mean.

## Conditional Formatting With Special Characters

Aug 24, 2009

What i need is the following: In cell B1: if A1 is greater than 08:00am but less than 14:00pm than B1 should have a tick which is green, if cell A1 is greater than 14:00pm than B1 should have a cross which is red...

## Counting Characters

Mar 30, 2009

I have 62,000 lines - and some of the cells contain 4 numbers, and some of the cells contain a sequence with two letters followed by 8 numbers

I want to count how many cells have the sequence of two letters and 8 numbers.

Everything Ive read so far has led me to using the LEN function, but that doesn't seem to be working too well for me.

Example: In D5 if I have AB00011111

Basically =LEN(D5) will tell me there is 10 characters in the cell - How do I get it to count the cells with only 10 characters and post the number of cells with 10 characters in column E1 for me.

## Counting Characters Within A Cell

Oct 11, 2007

In one of my columns I need to count the characters (alpha/numeric AND blank spaces) in each cell. (Any that are over 300, I will need to manually reduce to under 300.) How can I do this? Basically I would simply like to know which cells exceed 300 characters.

## Counting Different Characters In The Same List

Oct 26, 2009

I'm making a register and need to count the attendences (marked on the register as 1) and the number of authorised abcenses (marked on the register as AA).

I'm using the SUM function to count the attendences but wondered if they was a formula that would allow me to just count the AAs from the list.

## Counting Cell Characters

Apr 16, 2009

We are in the middle of a system conversion and I need to make sure our data is not over the length of the maximum character count for certain fields in the new system. Is there any function in Excel that counts the # of characters in a cell or will highlight the cells that contain larger than a certain # of characters?

## Counting Characters Across Cells?

Jul 3, 2012

Cells in the range of BG8:BP8 either have a "W" or an "L" in them. I want to have cell BO9 display the total number of Ws and cell BP9 to display the total number of Ls.

## Counting How Many Characters Appear In A Cell

Mar 14, 2008

how many times a charachter appears in a cell?

## Excel 2010 :: Clear Chevron Characters And Characters Inside Chevrons

Jan 17, 2012

Is there an Excel formula to remove the spacebar + characters in red, as shown below? I need to be left with only the last name, first name and the semicolon.

Mouse, Mickey ;

Microsoft Outlook has changed the way that email addresses from the global addressbook copy and paste (from version 2003 to version 2010).

## Counting Text Characters Within A Cell

Aug 8, 2007

This should be simple, but I am struggling with finding a way to use the search or find function to identify text characters. This is my situation, I have for example a cell that contains FW023 or D1234. I need to be able to count the number of characters that are text.

i would think I would be able to do it with the search or find function, but can't figure out how to get it to just count the number of text characters with in it.

## Counting Characters To 50 And Adding To New Line

Jul 6, 2009

I need to be able to paste information into excel and then get excel to read the characters to 50 and then move the other info to another line and do the same command again until it has read all the data and put it in lines of 50.

## Formatting Characters Within A String

Dec 22, 2009

Is it possible to format a character in a string using vba?

For example if i had a string of GGGFF, and i wanted to make the G's appear as Green font and the F's as Red font.

## Formatting To Remove Specific Characters

Oct 13, 2009

I have several hundred columns of data in this format: |#########|. I need to remove the non-numeric characters on the edges of the numbers so I can manipulate them. Is there an easy way to do this? I do not want to manually remove all of the characters.

## Retaining Formatting And Special Characters

Sep 9, 2007

I have created a multiple choice quiz maker that randomizes the questions and responses. This means that the quiz questions/responses must be copied and pasted each time a new quiz is generated. But in doing so, Excel loses formatting (such as super and sub scripting) and some special characters (like pi, alpha, the degree symbol).

Is there a way to get such things to copy properly from cell to cell, sheet to sheet, using Excel?

## Conditional Format Using LEN If Cell Is &gt;3, But &lt;10 Characters.

Nov 7, 2009

I'm working on a report right now that I would like to identify incorrect phone numbers. So I'm looking to use the LEN function to identify and highlight any phone number that is incomplete (like missing area code). But I also don't want it to highlight if there is an "N/A" in the cell.

So I was using =LEN(A1:A100)<10 since 10 digits would be a complete phone number). But I don't know how to manipulate it to be if the cell is greater than 3, but less than 10.

## Take X Characters From One Cell And Y Characters From The Next?

Aug 1, 2014

So we have people's names in a table. First name in one column and last name in another column. We have a 3rd column where we can use 8 characters to do a combination of First 5 of Last Name + first 3 of first name. However, if someone's last name is only 3 or 4 characters, we'd then want to take more from the first name to fill out the 8 characters.

So:
Charles Johnson -> Johnscha
John Smith -> Smithjoh
Willian Wu -> Wuwillia

What's the best way to do that without creating some crazy formula with tons of if/thens?

## Counting Specific Conditional Formatting

Mar 4, 2007

I am looking to count the number of cells in a range c22:v22 that have bold red font, from conditional formatting.

## Conditional Formatting - Counting Color

Aug 13, 2007

Is there any way to count a list that has been highlighted by conditional formatting?

## Excel 2007 :: Conditional Formatting And Counting Coloured Cells?

Nov 1, 2011

i have a spreadsheet in excel 2007. It shows a students target grade in one column and their recent test mark in another column. Firstly i have applied conditional formatting to say whether or not the student has hit their target, below or above, using red, yellow and green colours. This all works fine.

Now i would like to add a formula that counts the number of cells that are red, yellow or green etc.....

## Excel 2010 :: Counting Cells With Interior Colors Set Via Conditional Formatting

Jan 3, 2014

How to sort out a way to count cells whose fill colors have been set via conditional formatting.

I'm sure that I was once able to use Chip Pearson's CountOfCF function back in the days of Excel 2003, as it worked around the 3 condition limit and used .ColorIndex which assumed that you'd only ever be formatting using the .ColorIndex values of 1 to 56, but I can't seem to be able to get it to work in 2010.

## Add Characters Between...

Sep 14, 2009

I have a string of names that run together without spaces or commas between each name.

"Danny TrejoJean Claude van DammeVincent SchiavelliGabrielle FitzpatrickDavid 'Shark' FralickPat Morita" for example.

Is there a way to add a comma and space when an upper case letter is immediately followed by a lower case letter?

## Only 18 Characters Must Appear

Feb 23, 2010

How can I make combobox have only first 18 characters from a cell to appear, Have tried max lengh to 18 but still on the output it shows the full string... or an alternative how can i fix sheet column to 18 characters input ????

## Formula Cannot Go Above 255 Characters?

Jan 10, 2014

Ok so my formula simply wants to substitute a really long string of text with a blank cell. Problem is that the really long string of text goes over the 255 char limit for a formula.

How can I go about solving this problem. I think you could name the string of text as a variable such as "long text" and then use the substitute formula as such:

=SUBSTITUTE(A1,"long text", "")

Something like that? I don't know if it would work or the steps to name the variable.

## Defining Name Over 255 Characters?

Feb 17, 2014

I'm trying to make a chart viewer on the first sheet of my spreadsheet and am using this website as a guideline, [URL] However instead of the 3 charts in the example, I have 12 which makes my formula for defining a name substantially longer.

By moving my charts to the same sheet and getting rid of the INDIRECT formulas, I shortened my formula to 291 characters which is too long as the limit is 255.

=IF(\$G\$9="Sodium",\$N\$34,IF(\$G\$9="Manganese",\$N\$35,IF(\$G\$9="Iron",\$N\$36,IF(\$G\$9="Nitrate Nitrite",\$N\$37,IF(\$G\$9="Nitrite",\$N\$38,IF(\$G\$9="Nitrate",\$N\$39,IF(\$G\$9="PH",\$N\$40,
IF(\$G\$9="Conductivity",\$N\$41,IF(\$G\$9="Turbidity",\$N\$42,IF(\$G\$9="Fluoride",\$N\$43,IF(\$G\$9="Selenium",\$N\$44,\$N\$45)))))))))))

Is there any way to make my formula shorter? Or to reference a cell where I place the formula?

## 18 Characters In One Cell

Jun 2, 2009

When I try to enter 18 numeric characters in a single cell, the last three characters are converted to zeros. I can find no format that would allow me to see all 18 entered characters. Is there a way of doing this?

## How To Add Three And Five Characters Between Text?

Jun 9, 2009

I've searched Excel's Help but still unsure how to do this. I hope excel experts here can lend me a hand...

I have literally thousands of words in a single columns column which looks like this:

absah
absen
absenan
absensi
abses
absis
absolusi
absolut
absolutisme
...
...
...
etc

My question is what formula if i'd have to enter to add three spaces between characters and five characters at every end of the word so it should look like this?:

a b s a h .
a b s e n .
a b s e n a n .
....
....
etc

Note i have entered a full stop at the end of the example above to make the five spaces visible in this demonstration (I dont need the period character inserted at all).

## Summing Value Of Characters

Jul 6, 2009

I have a table that have a test or character and value (number) like
A 5
B 6
C 3

And another table that has a set of characters that I want to sum the value of the characters like
A B C 14
So that the result of summing the characters will be in the next cell.

## How To Change Value Of Characters

May 22, 2013

I use excel for keeping a database of all the movies I have seen.

My problem is in regard to the value of characters. I sort my movies by default alphabetically and am wondering if there is any way to exclude the word 'The' from the sort. Traditionally when movies are sorted alphabetically, that word does not count, but obviously my problem is that excel is indeed including it.

There is also another problem regarding the value of characters. When I rate movies less than a '6' I would like to write it as "<6". The problem is that excel actually reads the "<" symbol as being of greater value than numbers and will put any movie rated "<6" at the top of the row when I sort largest to smallest. Is there any way to change the value of the "<" symbol so that my movies rated "<6" will be sorted below all my other rated movies?

## Code To Use Only 1st 6 Characters

Jul 7, 2014

I have a code that acts a little like pivot tables where it copies a few columns from the workbook into a different sheet.

The thing about the new sheet is that under column G i only need the first 6 characters and not the 3 words that follow it.

I was able to get the code use only the first 6 characters but it extends to the entire sheet!

How to limit this to only column G as opposed to the entire sheet?

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