I've created a simple "app" within excel (It's a suggestion box), something that has a form on one sheet, and stores the data entered on it on a second, locked and hidden sheet. This way people I work with can open the form from the shared drive, fill in their suggestions, then close it. I can then view them on the second sheet.
For aesthetics, one of the cells is merged across 3. Most of the other cells don't need to be so wide, but this one does.
One of the users has mentioned that they can't copy the text from that cell without getting a [Tab][Tab][Linebreak]. The line break, I'm assuming, is because it's the end of a cell. I'm assuming the tabs are because it's merged across 3 cells.
Can this be corrected and the tabs be removed? I don't see a Worksheet_BeforeCopy method.
I have a pair of workbooks in which one calculates a number of values and I want to store the values only in the other.
I would expect to be able to highlight the range of the calculated cells in the source workbook, Copy and then Paste Special | Values in the other.
Both the source and the target contain some merged cells. When I try to do the paste, it complains that "this operation requires the merged cells to be identically sized".
They are identically sized.
I have even done Paste Special | Column Widths to guarantee they are identically sized. It doesn't complain about the merged cells then; in fact, it doesn't complain about the merged cells with any of the other paste operations, only with Values.
I have been able to repeat the behaviour with a very simple example. See the two attached sheets. Try pasting Values only of the range $B$2:$D$4 from either one to the other.
When I first created the samples they worked. What seemed to triggered it is I changed one of the merged column widths by one pixel, tried expecting it to fail (and it did), changed that column width back again and it hasn't worked since. As I said, I even tried pasting the Column Width to the target, which it appeared to do successfully, but it hasn't helped.
Now, the attached examples are only to show the principle of the problem. They are very simple and there would be a myriad alternative work-arounds for them. In my original case though there are many formulae over a much larger range and I want other people to be able to paste values without having to follow complicated instructions, so I am not looking for work-arounds unless someone has a mind-numbingly simple one that my numb mind has overlooked.
The only other way of solving the problem that I can think of would be to write a macro that copies cell values individually, but I'd rather not do that because I know these people: they will get narky about having to enable macros. It will be "against organisation policy" or something.
Is there any way of resetting the target workbook so that it will receive the values from the source?
I wish to copy a merged cell (3 cells) based on if only 1 of 3 cells to the right contain "X". if the top cell does not contain "X" than the merged cell is not copied. Also, is therea more elegant to copy 3 columns at a time rather than do one at a time as my code shows:
Sub CopyICUCAPU() ' ' CopyICUCAPU Macro ' Dim i As Integer
I have a spreadsheet that has been given to me by someone else, and unfortunately it has merged cells in it that are causing some trouble. I need to have a way to unmerge the merged cells, but for the data in the merged cell to then be copied into each cell that it splits into.
I've attached two spreadsheets - unfortunately I can't really attach the real one since it has research data in it, so I've reduced the size of the file and replaced some of the text. The first file shows how the file starts off, and the file named "result" shows how I would like it to be.
My real file contains some 10,000+ lines of data, and the merged cells are of varying sizes, with no consistency to the size, so I'd like a way to automate this instead of copy and pasting into every empty cell after I unmerge them.
I have a workbook containing two worksheets of staff training records.
The first work sheet contains a list of names and the dates they completed various training courses. I have used some simple date based formulas and conditional formatting to colour-code their name depending on whether their earliest retraining due date has passed, is coming up in the next few weeks, or is a long way off. The data is set out alphabetically, one person per row of data.
The second sheet contains the same list of names, but each person's data is split across two consecutive rows. The cells in column A which contain the staff names are merged in pairs so that the name heads both rows of data.
I want the colour coding of the merged name cells in sheet 2 to automatically copy the colour coding applied to the single name cell in sheet 1, but don't know how.
The file have 4 Tabs (see attached file). The tab called staff, project 1 and project 2 are manually entered. I need to combined some of the information contained in the 3 tabs into "assignment" tabs in order to show the staff workload against the projects/tasks assigned to the individual staff.
In "assignment" tab, I would like to get have pull-down function to obtained the Project 1 and Project 2 "Activities" in Cell Column B & C and automatically placed "start" & "finish" date Cell Column D & F onto the assignment tab Cell Column B, D, E & F
In "assignment" tab, the staff assigned to execute the tasks will also be able to obtain by pull-down function obtained from the "staff" tab, the position Column C, Name in Column F, Job in Column E, Start in column H and Finish in column I onto the "assignment" tab Column B, C, D, E & G
The timeline should show automatically the bar based on the start & finish date. The colour for Task and Staff to be different colour.
I have a summary page that includes the titles for each tab within the excel 2003 workbook. I want to use the names of the tabs in the summary page and create it into a formula to lookup fixed cells within the various tabs. Sorry for not uploading an excel doc but I was at work earlier and the thread did not load for some reason, so I am reposting it.
I have a master spread sheet that contains many products which are then grouped into system. Typically, three or four products make up a system but it can be as few as 1 or as many as 6.
The master spread sheet contains all the products. But I would like to be able to create new worksheets where the new worksheet would only contain the tabs of the system.
All the tabs are named as follows: Product #, then system name: Here are examples: (all of the product names will contain the same amount of characters, but the system names will vary in the amount of characters necessary).
1) left click on tab 2) move or copy... 3) move selected sheets to book (File: Region 1.xls) 4) then go on to next tab...............
Now, this does loop through the requested files, I can see them open, then close. I'm guessing they are copying, but I take it that I need to have it paste, then go to the next? (The c:files is just generic, as the files are on our LAN, and I'm just paranoid. The "Erie St. Clair" are the actual names of the file, and the tabs).
I am looking for a code that will clear all of my unlocked cell in sheet 1. That is not a problem but since many of the cells are merged I know it keeps throwing me an error saying cannot change contents of merged cells or something like that. Does anyone know how to get around this without unmerging the cells. I saw a code to unmerge all of the cells on a sheet but I really don't want to do this as I already have worked around most of my problems with the merged cells.
I have a spradsheet that I've formatted using merged cells. The spreadsheet has several columns. Into these columns I must enter raw data extracted from our SAP data base. The extraction worksheet has no merged cells. So bottom line, I have a column of say, 30 non-merged cells and I want to paste that column into my formatted spreadsheet that has 30 merged cells of thre cells a piece (90 cells total).
So far I have been unable to do this. If I've attached it correctly, the sample attached
Im having problems trying to sort through data and linking certain data. I will post example below:
Main 1 Main 2 Main 3 Sublevel 1-4
This is just one part of a row of the workbook but shows the Main data which is made up of 4 different sub levels on the right. I merged 4 cells for the main data so that all the cells lined up but I'm still having problems with being able to sort and link the files together so that when I filter, they all do it together. The example didn't paste well.
i have a problem to sort merged cells in the file attached. i tried via macro but could not reached a good solution. I have 30 plans inside the sheet and even manually is too hard to do it because i use some "=" to not type again every number since some are the same but when i try to sort the lines became diferent values.
I now see why alot of you dont like merged cell's. What i am trying to do is Cut and paste a range that contains merged cells. A kit can be created using the Button on the sheet. The cells in column G are merged down to the last kit item. On Row A of the kit the 1st cell contains data validation once the Delete kit cell is re-entered it removes the selected kit from the sheet. Then will select all kits below the (now deleated one) and cut the range, and paste it to where the old kit was located.
When the kit's are pasted into the new location there are issues with the merged cells in column G. Is there a way to fix this issue, or know of another approach to keeping the same layout.
I have a spreadsheet that has merged cells on that is typed into.
I have a Macro that pulls the information into another sheet and then it tries to clear the cells for the next person to fill in. The issue I am having is that i cant clear the merged cell. I have tried the following code
I have a workbook in Excel 2007 where I am creating a summation worksheet through the use of arrays which sumif and countif the other worksheets. Things went fine until about halfway through when I started getting merged cell errors. In between the calculations, I had some merged cell rows for section titles. I was not entering the array into them, but researched the error and unprotected the cells. Problem solved. Now, with 10 row to go, I started getting the error again. I unmerged the sectional title rows. I verified that the cells are not protected. However, when I ctrl+shift+enter to input the array, my formula is moving from the cell that I am inputting to, to the cell in the row directly beneath it.
I need to compare cells in two worksheets but with a difference ex: Worksheet 1 contains merged/single Cells Worksheet 2 contains single Cells Now , i fneed to compare first merged/single cell in Worksheet1 with first single cell in Worksheet2 and similarly , second merged/single cell in Worksheet1 will be compared with second single cell in Worksheet2 and so on......... Though i can use exact and compare them maually by specifying cells but since i need to make it general , suppose second time there can be some other combination of Merged cells I need to compare with Worksheet2 .
I have a merged cell area, several columns wide and 2 rows deep.
I know that pressing enter before reaching the end of the first row moves to the next cell below. Is there any method, either key combination or whatever, of moving to the next row within the merged cell?
I have read the posts regarding merged cells and understand they should be avoided, but I am working with spreadsheets created by others. My problem is that I need to sort the data, but some of the cells are merged so it won't work. Is there a macro command to easily find the merged cells and unmerge them?
I am conditional formatting with fill colour based on specific text- the cells are merged down into a double cell- when the cell changes colour it goes half one colour and half another colour based on the order i have them in the rules- i only have them set to one colour per specific text and the text is all different- so why am i getting this half and half look?
I've just created a spreadsheet that we will be using as a project review form. In this spreadsheet I have multiple rows of merged cells, column D to N, for comments. I need these comment areas, merged rows, to autofit whatever is cut and pasted or typed into them.
The first problem is cutting and pasting from a pdf. All of the documents we received for the projects we bid are in pdf format. We often cut and paste from those documents into an older version of our review sheet that was built in Word. Trying to cut and paste the same information into Excel ends up in failure. Is there a way that this can be done without jumping through hoops?
The second problem I’m running into is when I cut and paste into a comment area I get the typical Excel error message that the information being pasted does not fit the area it is being pasted into. It there a workaround for this?
My third problem is autofitting the pasted information into the merged cells. I’ve seen some VBA and tried a couple but they don’t work automatically when the comments area is filled. How can I do this? I don’t know VBA. I'm using MS Office 2003
I have a VBA form that I would like to assign to a cell, but it's a merged cell. When I do this, the form does not run. If I assign it to a single cell, it runs fine. Is there a trick to tell the macro that the target address is a merged cell?
I finally have the merged cells resizing the way I need, however it seems to lock the cell after the process not allowing it to be edited again until I unlock the sheet. below is the current code I am using
I have Userform and It worked fine, but now I included merged cells on worksheet and nothing works anymore.
Userfrom is for employees work schedule.
Userform has combobox to select a day in month, and then listbox gets filled with data for that day.
First problem is that when selecting index from Combobox, worksheet should move to a selected day to left side of Userfom. It worked, but now merged cells are problem.
Second problem is that listbox doesn't show entries properly. Under label ""Job title" there should entries for each employee, now It shows only entry for first one.
And third problem is that I don't know how to fill listbox with start/end values, that should be under "Start/End" label. For now I only have Start time in listbox, but there should be both together like "06:00-14:00".
I tried with this but not working:
I also noticed that Combobox doesn't show names correctly, 1st of month is listed twice, with different days.