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Feb 3, 2010

I am trying to use the AutoFilter/Custom function in Excel (it is available under the Data Menu). It offers me two conditions/criteria that I can apply using and/or. For eg:


does not begin with - 3

and / or

does not begin with - 9.

I want to add a third 'and' criteria .. is it possible, and if so, how?

The column that I am trying to filter has numbers formatted as text.

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what I do with excel: I have an excel sheet that has over 18,000 rows in it. Since it would be a nightmare to scroll around to find what I want, I use the Custom Sort and Filter options under Editing>Sort&Filter. So for example, I can omit 17,800 rows using a specific setting so that I can work with a more reasonable 200 rows. Moreover, the 200 rows comes from all over the spreadsheet. Meaning their row numbers are not always consecutive.

Here's the problem: Whenever I try to copy anything from this "edited or filtered" excel sheet, the resulting paste is not an exact copy. Excel perfectly copies the first rows up until the point where the row numbers ceases to be consecutive. So, the copy function messes up somehow when the data being copied comes from a different section of the original 18,000 rows.

In case this isn't clear enough...

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Code 1

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Code 2
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