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Nesting "Indirect" References Into Formulas

Using a combination of "Cell" and "Indirect" commands, I can get cell-references (the name, like "A1"), but I can't figure out how to actually DO anything with them.
I keep trying to nest them inside of formulas, but I just can't get it to work. I've attached a sample workbook - there are two tabs.

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Using Two IF Formulas (3 Or More To Count If Other IF Formulas Are Actually Returning A Value)
I have a spreadhseet with various functions on it and what I am trying to do is this.

Cell E4 returns a >35 or <35 true or false value
Cell G4 is either blank or has "Yes" text type into it.

What I am trying to do is get cell F4 to return certain arguments.

E4 = >35 and G4 is blank I want it to state "Email Hiring Manager"
E4 = ,35 and G4 is blank I want it to state "Wait"

I have a basic IF formula that returns this
=IF(E4>35,"Email Hiring Manager","Wait")

Then if cell G4 is populated with a Yes the formula needs to overwirte the origonal if with the return arguments of
=IF(G4="Yes","Email Agency","Email Hiring Manager")

If yes then what would be Email Hiring Manager (yes will only be input if E4 is greater than 35) will be overwritten with "Email Agency"

Can this be done with two If formulas or does there need to be 3 or more to count if other IF formulas are actually returning a value?

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Formulas Won't Calculate. Just Displaying As Formulas
I have formulas in a column and they are working unless I edit them to include another function, more cells, whatever, then they display as formulas instead of the result. I've gone to Tools --> Options --> View and the Formulas box is not checked. As well automatic calculation is on not manual.

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I am using the below formula to return values from a seperate worksheet.

=INDIRECT("'[Test File.xls]Test Data'!A"&A4)

These values are text, numerical and dates. Sometimes there are no dates in the source worksheet to return, and I end up with 00/01/1900.

Is it possible to leave the cell blank if there is no value to return???

I had a stab at trying to nut it out, but it was a Friday afternoon, head was mush, and the pub was calling.

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Alternative For INDIRECT
I have used the function INDIRECT in 1 of my files.

The disadvantage is that both files (source and target) have to be open.

Is there a substitute for INDIRECT that works with a closed source file?

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