I have a workbook which is set up to take an average heart rate of a participant from a series of data points. I have set the spreadsheet up before I have collected some of the data. (so I can review the project at the 3 months period and its an ongoing project).
The problem is that if there is no data in a participants column then excel correctly gives you readout of #DIV//0!. On my results page this #DIV//0! makes it hard to read the spreadsheet. Is it possible to get excel to turn #DIV//0! to 0 or even turn it to a blank cell?
Is there a formula I can use that will look at the following in an excel cell Daily Numbers Report - Summary_2014-01-26.xls
and then convert that into the date value 41,300. And the same thing for all other cells with the same format...so if was Daily Numbers Report - Summary_2014-01-23.xls the formula would convert it to 41,297.
Any way where is a list of cells (b3:b113) has text entered, or specific text entered, it will enter a static cell in the corresponding "d" column.
I know of CTRL + ; but i don't really know how to get it to work as a macro, can't find a forumla that enters the static date, and i don't want to make a macro to copy + paste special the date when it happens.
So all i should have to do is entered text in column b, then it will add a time stamp, when that text was entered, it doesn't have to update.
Like all i need is this, but instead of the "now()" function, it will have another function that doesn't automatically update?
I am using Excel to tabulate votes for a contest. Judges have given a number to each entry, and but certain judges' opinions need to count twice as much as other judges' opinions based on their qualifications.
I've attached the file to help illustrate what I'm trying to do. Morris's votes need to count twice for all Photography or Web Design entries, and Clark's votes need to count twice for all Graphic Design or Web Design entries.
I know I can do this manually by simply copying the number into a blank cell in another column (like the blank column between Morris and Clark's names), but is there any way to make Excel do this for me?
When building complex and long formulas in excel which can not be auto filled due to non progressive variables I tend to combine several cells containing parts of the formula using the ampersand (&) operator.
E.g. B2=[A1&A2&A3&A4] where: A1=[=] A2=[INDIRECT($A$1&"!"&"S] A3= A4=[")]
The result will then look like this: =INDIRECT($A$1&"!"&"S8"), then I copy all the values created by this method (it could be several thousand) and past them into the appropriate worksheet using: past special > past values.
The problem is that in order for the text string to turn into an active formula I have to go into each individual cell (F2) and hit Enter. When I am working with thousand of cells this is not very feasible.
I have an excel spreadsheet with a column for hyperlinks. Any information added into that column needs to be a hyperlink. How can I format the entire column so that when a user cuts and pastes the text will automatically turn into a hyperlink?
I have an Excel 2010 spreadsheet that I am using to save several numbers all in the same column. These numbers can range from the several thousands up to billions. The formatting I am using for these numbers is Number (using 1000s separator).
I am also using the spreadsheet to generate a text string for each of the numbers. I don't want the text string to show the number as it is, I want to shorten the number by only showing the first few digits followed by a "B" for billion, "M" for million, or "K" for thousand. For example, in the text string I want to show 1,600,000 as 1.6B.
In order to shorten the number I use the cell in the column to the right of each number. This cell uses the following custom formatting (which I found by doing a Google search): [>999999999.999]#.0,,,"B";[>999999.999]#,,"M";#,"K";
As you can see the formatting is quite complex (at least for me it is) but it does what I want it to do.
Here is a screenshot of what the original and custom formatted cells look like:
As you can see the custom formatting works and does exactly what I wan
The next column (after the custom formatted number) is where I put the generated text string for each of the numbers. As I stated above, I want the generated text to use the shortened version of the number (e.g. 1.6B).
To generate the text I use the CONCATENATE function with a reference to the cell containing the shortened number as one of the arguments. For example:
CONCATENATE("SOME STRING ", B1)
Where B1 is the custom formatted cell.
The problem I am running into is, the text that gets generated doesn't show the shortened format of the number, it shows the full number. Here is a screenshot demonstrating what is happening:
As you can see the generated text is "SOME STRING 1600000000". This is not what I want. I want the generated text to be "SOME STRING 1.6B".
I think I understand what's going on. When the CONCATENATE function references a cell it takes the actual value of the cell and ignores any formatting. (I suppose formatting is just the way you see the data, not how underlying functions receive the data.)
My question is, how can I re-write the CONCATENATE function (or use another function, etc. available to me) to use the formatted version of the cell?
*UPDATE* I have attached my spreadsheet as an attachment to this post (tackyjan_excelforums.xlsx). Please note that it was created and saved using Excel 2010.
I am attempting to create a ROI calculator for my place of work. I want a blank cell to fill in green or red based a cell below it being equal or greater than 5.0%. What is the Macro or equation to do that?
I know I can right click in cell and choose from the items, but can I actually make the cell a drop-down box, like on websites? Meaning, can I choose which options/numbers/letters/choices I want in the drop down, and be able to right click and highlight one?
I am writing a function that opens up an external excel document, identifies a string in a certain range and then i also want it to return a cell reference for that string including the number of rows beneath the cell that the string was found in.
I want to add a hyphen to 2 particular cells if they are blank. The form is populated from another software package with dimensions. If Columns D and E have any blank cells, want to insert a hyphen. Can't use VB because the particular software package will only output to a template with .xlt
If can't do with Conditional Format, then okay I can tell the inspectors to use add by hand
I have a range that contains text. Let's say the range is colums $F:$M. There is x rows and in each cell there is either nothing or a word, let's call it "dummy". There is just a certain amount of "dummies", such as "dummy a", "dummy b" and so on, let's assume ten different dummies. It can also happen that "dummy c" or any other dummy appears more than once in those colums.
What I want Excel to do, is looking up columns $F:$M and make a list (possibly sorted) that includes all the entries from columns $F:$M, but each one only once and no blanks. Can I do this and if, how?
I have worked out the conditional formatting but i have a question. The cell has a date which is input manually - no formulas or anything it reads 14/09/09. however can i have the cell automattically turn red once the date =NOW() is the 15th sept??