Posts Tagged ‘ Excel ’

Apply Color Scales Conditional Formatting to Multiple Rows in Excel

2017/07/24
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Modified: 2017/06/25
Excel - Color Scale Conditional Formatting

When you might need to apply color sales Conditional Formatting to multiple rows in Excel using a Macro?  We found that is most useful, when you have a perfectly arrange row-by-row conditional formatting, and you are trying to insert a new row.  You can try to fix the resulting formatting rules mess manually, or use this macro to set all formats in the range. First you n first row need to select the range were your conditional formatting will apply and clear all formatting rules. Next, you need to setup proper color scale conditional formatting in the first row of the range. Now, you should create a name range to reference…

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Count Number of Cell with Errors in Excel

2017/06/17
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Modified: 2017/06/15

This problem occurs, when you have a column with a formula that sometimes returns an error.  That is very typical for all kind of look-up situations .  Let’s say, you have a column E with formula that returns good values and errors.  You need to count how many errors are in that column. Enter formula =SUM(IF(ISERROR(E2:E10),1)) and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter while still in editing mode. You should see two things.  First, your formula turns into {=SUM(IF(ISERROR(E2:E10),1))} with square brackets around it, and second, you got you a correct cells with errors count.  This is it. If you need to count cell without errors, you can use this formula: =SUM(IF( NOT( ISERROR(E2:E10)),1 ))…

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Next, Previous, Euro, Degree Symbols and Moving Around Inside a Worksheet

2017/04/15
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Modified: 2017/07/15

I never can't remember the Notepad equivalent of "F3" (Find Next) in Word and Excel. Here are the keyboard shortcuts, that are most useful, but almost impossible to remember. Also I constantly need Euro currency symbol (€) and Temperature Degree symbol (°), when writing my travel notes about Europe.

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Macros to “Paste as Text” for Word and Excel

2017/04/07
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Modified: 2017/03/14
Macros to “Paste as Text” for Word and Excel

These two macros will save you a lot of time.  They used, when you need to copy something from Internet page into a Word or Excel document, but  you do not need all the colors and formatting.   You just need the text. Usually you would do this with Paste Special, but this is several awkward clicks and many seconds lost.  Over the course of the day this is a huge inefficiency. Let’s write a macro for Word first. As of 2012-01-11 WED, I adopted this little macro as final version: Sub PasteText() On Error GoTo Unicode Selection.PasteSpecial Link:=False, DataType:=wdPasteText, _ Placement:=wdInLine, DisplayAsIcon:=False GoTo Done Unicode: Selection.PasteAndFormat (wdFormatPlainText) Done: End Sub This macro…

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Horizontal Line in Excel Header and Footer

2017/04/05
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Modified: 2017/03/03
Horizontal-Line-in-Excel

  We would like to add a horizontal line to the header of an Excel file to be repeated on every page. To add a horizontal-line we first need to create an image of a horizontal line in your favorite imaging software. Create a PNG image 660 by 3 pixels and color it in some shade of gray.  Save the image with an appropriate meaningful name.  You will be using this file each time you need to add a line to Excel header of footer. Now, insert this image into Excel header: Note that &[Picture] code should be bellow any other code that you have in the header. Now we have…

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How to Export Yahoo! Group mebers into Excel – Painfull!

2017/04/04
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Modified: 2017/03/03
How to Export Yahoo! Group mebers into Excel – Painfull!

This is a poor’s man manual on how to export Yahoo! group members list into Excel. Yahoo! used to have this simple feature right on their page, but it is gone now. Instead you would have to do this painful semi-archaic way of getting the data.   To make it look easy we divived the whole procedure into 3 simple steps: Step1.  Display all your Yahoo! group members in “Display Name” order Step2. Copy into Word and fix data inconsistencies Step 3. Copy into Excel and create a link sheet with a proper list         Step1.  Display all your Yahoo! group members in “Display Name” order That is easy.  You need to…

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