# Preventing Value Increase When Filling

Jan 22, 2007

I am using Excel to maintain a database for a computer game I'm playing. One of the things I'm using it for is to keep track of wages that I'm paying in the game. I do this by keeping the total potential wages in one column. As I only pay an employee when I use him, I then copy the wages over to the next column, where the total actual wages per event is calculated. However, when I copy the value from one column to the next (using the lack cross on the bottom right corner of the cell to drag it to the next) the value sometimes increases by one each time.

This isn't a major annoyance, but I'd like to find a way to prevent it happening at all. Does anyone know how to stop the increase?

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A related issue that I experience is that sometimes when I copy or input a value in these columns, it brings up an error message saying "Number Entered As Text". Is there any way I can prevent this? Both these issues occur apparently regardless of formatting, and only on some of the cells, so I don't know quite why there's any problem at all.

## Extrapolation Calculator - Increase Cylinder Filling Temperature

Jun 10, 2014

I have attached the table with the values and have a red font for problem area.

I need to increase the cylinder filling temperature from 40deg.Celsius to 50deg.Celsius if possible.

O2 Cylinder filling.xls

## IF Function Formula Logic: For Every Increase Of Of Mhz, Give 25.00 Per 100 Increase

Nov 2, 2006

I have a test due in the morning, and I really need this question answered ASAP, if anyone could. I need to create an IF formula for this situation: the standard Mhz is 500. Give 55.00 for that standard. But for every increase of of Mhz, give 25.00 per 100 increase.

## Preventing Duplicate Entries

Jun 13, 2008

I'm working on a employee evaluation form. I'm using a Pass/Fail system.
I have a cell designated for PASS & one for FAIL. In these cells, I would put
"YES" if they passed, "YES" if they failed that section.
How can I prevent someone from mistakingly entering Yes in both cells?

## Preventing Duplicate Entries

Dec 11, 2012

I've generated a sheet where, based on the total run hours of a generator set using a given fuel type, we can determine which engine to run on what fuel when. The problem I've run into is that if more than one engine has the same runtime, the chart returns just the lowest numbered engine and eliminates the remaining engine(s). What I'm trying to do is make it so that when this occurs, the suggested engines show up in numerical order. For example instead of 1, 1, and 1 showing up on the chart, something like 1, 2, and 5 will show when they all have 0 run hours. I've attached my chart below with some engines having the same runtimes. RunOrder.xlsx

## Preventing Unauthorised Changes To Code

Oct 26, 2009

Is it possible to prevent the VBA window from popping up if an error occurs when running a macro and the user then selects debug? I've locked the code for reading but I was still able to change the code and save it!

Basically, I want the code to be unchangeable unless done through a known password. What I don't want is some user who may accidently stumble upon the code and change it unwittingly (or voluntary).

## Preventing Userform Movement

Dec 4, 2009

Is it possible to prevent a user from being able to move a userform around the screen area (clicking and holding caption bar)? I am captureing a image and using Pixels coordinates on the capture and need the userform to stay in the center of the screen or the image will not be catptured. The StartupPosition is center of screen, tried

## 'COUNTIF' Function Is Not Preventing '#N/A'

Jun 5, 2008

I am using the following COUNTIF formula which I am sure is supposed to prevent '#N/A' from appearing (According to [url]

## Preventing Users From Using Passwords

Mar 18, 2008

I have made an integrated timesheet for everyone at work. Problem is, people will be funny-beggers, and want to password protect their workbooks.

I want to be able to prevent EVERYONE from creating passwords to protect their workbook.

## Preventing Insertion Of Rows

Jun 5, 2008

I would like to prevent the user from inserting rows. I know that ater versions of Excel have built in "Protection" features which would easily accomplish this. Unfortunately, our company uses Excel 2000.

I have keyed in a constant value in cell B100 ("bottom" of the practical range). I have tried ...

Private Sub Worksheet _Change (ByVal Target As Excel.Range)
MsgBox "Range" & Target.Address & "Was Changed."
If Range ("B100").Value = "" Then
Application.Undo
MsgBox ("Do Not Insert or Delete Rows")
EndIf
End Sub.

The problem with the above is: The "Change" macro does not seem to detect the insertion of rows. It does, however, detect the deletion of rows.

## Preventing Copying Of Format

Jan 22, 2009

I have an Excel 2007 file that is a work of art. Users manually copy several rows and columns from a table on a web page and paste it into my Excel file. This turns my beautiful Rembrandt into a Jackson Pollack mess. The formating of my cells is replaced with the formating from the web page. Is it possible to make the Excel file ignore the formatting of the data being copied? As a default?

## Preventing UserForm From ReDisplaying

Oct 27, 2009

I have this code,

If Not Intersect(Target, Range("h15")) Is Nothing Then

If Target.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub

If Target.Value = "Ratio" Then
If UF.Visible = False Then
UF.Show
End If
Else
If Target.Value = "Acid Test" Then
Sheet2.Visible = xlSheetVisible
Sheet1.Visible = xlSheetHidden
Sheet2.Activate
Application.Goto Sheet2.Range("A1"), _
Scroll:=True
End If
End If
End If

The code works fine. However, if the target cell contains the word "Ratio", and the user opens the drop down menu in then cell and selects the work "Ratio" again, the userform displays. I only would like the userform to display if the cell went from being blank to "ratio" or from being another value to "ratio".

## Preventing Navigation To Another Worksheet

Jul 9, 2006

i would like the other tabs to be still visible to the user (so not hidden), but they should not be able to go to those sheets. (clicking on their name should so nothing)

## Preventing Cells From Deletion

Apr 11, 2007

How can I protect individual cells in a range from being deleted when I want to delete data from the surrounding cells??

## Preventing Accidental Deletion

May 8, 2007

I am trying to make a userform in my excel document that will allow the user to select (perhaps from a combo box) and delete a sheet they want. More sheets will be added and so the combo box or whatever should be able to reflect this. It should prevent them from deleting sheets I specify in the code as well. I've had a quick go doing this myself but I decided to start again as I had soo many problems. I think I just did it in a very long-winded fashion, so I would be interested to see what people come up with.

## Preventing Multiple Event Triggers

Sep 15, 2014

I have a worksheet with a Change Event and a Selection Change Event.

When a cell is changed first the Change Event triggers and after that the Selection Change Event Triggers.

I have implemented a solution whereby I set Application.EnableEvents = False so that the 2nd Selection Change Event does not trigger.

However, the problem is that I need to turn EnableEvents back to True so that it can continue monitoring for events.

Is there a way to either only allow 1 event to trigger? Or is there a way to turn the Events back on after a pause of a 1 second or so?

## Preventing Cell Change In A Table

Aug 4, 2014

So I have this table... At the bottom of the table the Outer Fences. There is a column at the end of the table that calculates if the value in the row is outside the fences. I tried to do this by using the cell (say, H1500) in the if statement, but as I continued down the column I noticed that row 2 used H1500, row 3 used H1501, row 4 used H1502, and so on. So I have been just entering the new fence numbers as the data changes. Is there a way to go into the if statement and somehow "lock" the cell value so it doesn't change?

## Preventing Excel Divide By 0 Error?

Jan 21, 2014

I've the following formula but some of the results are returning the #DIV/0! result I know I need to bring some logic into my formula to rectify this but am at a loss as to how to do this.

=SUM(1/COUNTIF(AB:AB,AB:AB))

## Preventing Cell Reference Deletion

Nov 10, 2008

I have a workbook that contains 2 worksheets. The first worksheet contains all the data. The second sheet contains formulas that reference (absolute for all) the first sheet.

I run into problems (actually the users do) when the data set is updated with new information. Sometimes the users will delete all the data rows first and then copy the new data to the blank cells. When they do this, it messes up the formulas with #REF! error. Is there a way to prevent this? or is there a way to hard code the formulas so I don't get this error?

## Preventing Duplicates When Entering Data

Jan 1, 1970

THis looks close to what I have been trying to find for months but what if I want to delete duplicates after pasting instead of making an error code? For instance, I have a list of names and addresses and I want to delete any entire row with a duplicate address.

## Preventing Text Being Entered In A Cell

Oct 2, 2013

How do I prevent or allow text to be entered into a Cell or not. Ie if cell A1 contains the word "Text" I want text to be able to be entered in A2, but if A1 contains "No Text" if want to prevent text being entered A2. Is this possible, if so how?

## Preventing A User From Saving A Workbook

Apr 10, 2008

if it is possible to prevent a workbook from being saved other than by a macro (So no saves on Ctrl + S or File Saves). Basically, I want to allow users to use a template that I have set up, but I do not want to allow them to be able to save the document.

## Preventing Entry Of Commas Into Cells

Oct 5, 2006

I have a workbook that is going to be used as an offline 'database', recording issues being worked on and all the necessary details e.g. time logged, user, problem type, comments etc. A lot of this will include vba for automation and validation etc.

This will then be exported in comma seperated .txt format. So I don't want anyone putting a comma in a normal field within Excel. I'm sure I remember a way of blocking certain character entry a few years back when I was working on a similar problem. However, time is getting the better of me so is anyone able to help save me some time and point me in the right direction? Trying to find a suitable search string for this question is proving tricky.

## Preventing Calculation Error Showing

Jan 30, 2007

Is there any way that the #N/A can be turned off or hidden and the cell left blank?

## Pivot Table Preventing Workbook From Refreshing

May 6, 2014

I've got a workbook with a several pivot tables. For convenience, I've deleted the pivot table source and left the pivots "self-standing". Problem is now when I try to refresh the workbook, I get a "Reference is not valid" error which prevents the workbook from updating.

## Preventing Trendlines From Creating Negative Y Axis

Jan 10, 2014

I noticed that if I have data that trends downward a straight line trendline will suddenly create a negative vertical axis. But if my data is only positive, how would I prevent that negative vertical axis from appearing?

yer.xlsx

## Preventing Off Retrieve Data Multiple Times?

Mar 6, 2014

Current program i use follows these steps:

-Empty cells

- Retrieve Data (From the path Results (a subdirectory))

- Sort on date and time (column D)

My Problem: The programma now used retrieves every file in the subdirectory again and again.
If it has like 100-200 files it takes a very long time.

Is it possible to make a function for this that only retrieves files when the filename is not imported already? (Title is in the D Column)

Wish: a function that retrieves only the required data and skips measuring data thats already there.

## Sheet Macro For Preventing Paste Not Working

Jan 22, 2008

I am working on Excel 2000. I am creating a protected worksheet which will have conditional formatting and validation on manual input cells (formatted to light yellow). I want to make sure that people do not accidently forget and paste data into those cells. I read up on solutions from this thread; [url] and most of it seems to be more complex than what I needed (and I couldn't get it to work)

I copied some code from this website post
[url] to my worksheet.

It works fine if the Validation criteria is set up simultaneously (i.e. it's all the same) but does not work if the columns have different validation criteria. How can I modify it to work under those conditions? I have included two workbooks, one in which the val critieria is identical (and it works) and one in which it varies between columns (and it doesn't work). I also noted that if I modify the one that doesn't work to make it homogenious, it still doesn't work unless I go back and highlight all and reformat that way.

## Preventing ListBox From Showing Blank Cells

Sep 28, 2009

if it is possible to prevent a listbox from showing blank cells.

I have selected a big range and many of the cells are blank. The reason is that I want the listbox to update automatically when I add a value to any of the blank cells.

Using the methods suggested by the posters here I was able to solve my problem. I had to modify my source data somewhat but it was well worth it.

## Preventing A Function Being Called If Argument Is Unchanged

Jun 27, 2006

I have a function in a cell triggered on the value returned by a DDE link in another cell.

e.g. cell A1 contains =function1(A2) and cell A2 contains