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## Mileage in Excel (or in something else)

There has to be a way that I can track my mileage in Excel. [more inside]

## Help me escape Excel hell

I need to build a database that's viewable on the web, but for internal use only, among friends. How to do this painlessly? Google spreadsheet is not exactly making it any easier. [more inside]

## Recommend a second VBA book?

I'm looking for a book recommendation for someone who's already pretty familiar with vba and wants to go beyond the basics. [more inside]

## Spreadsheet - Naming calendar quarters with custom date

I'm struggling to do something in a spreadsheet (I'm using Google Spreadsheets, but could use Mac Excel or Numbers if needed). I want to automatically fill one cell with the name of the calendar quarter (e.g. "Q3-2015") based on a user-entered date in another cell. To make it more complicated, the "quarters" don't begin/end on standard dates. [more inside]

## Best resources to help improve/maintain old code

What are some resources (books preferred, but other resources are good, too) that I can use to help me improve/maintain some old vba models in my workplace. [more inside]

## Generating a graph from excel

I have an excel file with two columns that I'd like to somehow (in the easiest way possible) turn into a graph (in the graph theory sense - with nodes and edges). [more inside]

## Fix my department's Excel nightmare!

I work in a Quality Assurance department for a call center. We have over 50 people and between us we evaluate customer interactions from 10 different departments. Right now we are using Excel to create work assignments. Example: Department 1 has 30 Excel lists each with 1/30 of the associates. This is a nightmare. Help me make it less of a nightmare. [more inside]

## Sorting data in Excel: style information and extra cells left behind.

When I attempt to sort my Excel spreadsheets, some style information is left behind. It also doesn't sort empty cells. I want to fix this. [more inside]

## Tracking small bits of information without Excel

I'd love to find a solution for quickly building lists, tracking information and exporting the info into an attractive report without using Excel. The program needs to be installed on my computer (not an online solution like Google docs). Does anything like this exist? [more inside]

## Excelfilter: Get max from selection of items based on another column?

I have an Excel question.
I have a list of items, some of which are duplicates. Each item has a figure attached. I'd like to find the maximum value for each duplicate item and put that in another cell. [more inside]

## Help with ambiguous Excel for Mac error message?

My other half uses Excel for Mac (14.4.3) to help with work scheduling. When he went to open his treasured scheduling file today for the first time in a few months he got the message "Excel saved changes to the file before the application quit unexpectedly. Do you want to open the last saved version of the file?" What do the choices "cancel" and "open?" mean in this circumstance? [more inside]

## How do I delete custom lists in excel?

How do I delete multiple (several thousand) custom lists in excel all at once? I can delete them individually, but if I did that I would end up wasting a ton of time. [more inside]

## EXCEL: filling a cell with a complete date based on just the day?

Excel question: Can I enter just a 1-31 value into one cell and have a complete date appear in a different cell based on fixed month and year values? [more inside]

## creative IT solution for computer illiterate federal employee

Is there a way to solicit responses to weekly queries in a way that would allow a tabulation of the responses without allowing anyone else to see another individual's answers? Difficulty level -- working for the federal government so have to do this within sharepoint and/or using excel spreadsheet. [more inside]

## How do I supercharge Excel's Data Validation tool?

(Background at the top; question at the bottom)
I work for a tech company and clients routinely send us their data for us to process. These are quasi-employee records, including the employee's department, location, age, etc. They give us all of the valid selections for each of these fields as part of their initial account setup and we can change them at any time. These are the selections they've chosen and most often match what is in their HRIS.
But, they often send us mismatching data... [more inside]

## IF/THEN Excel Question: IF A1=any text THEN D1=1, if blank nothing

I am trying to create a list that then calculates the quantity of people on the list. I want a formula that will check A1 and B1 and see if they are blank, if so, I want nothing, if they have anything in them, I want them to be added together. I don't know exactly how to do this formula. [more inside]

## Google Apps Script to detect changes to spreadsheet, add timestamp?

I want to use Google Apps Script to detect when certain cells in my Google Sheet are changed, and write a timestamp in another cell to denote when they were changed. I can't use the NOW() function because it gets re-evaluated every time the sheet is calculated. I need a more permanent timestamp. [more inside]

## Identify certain repeats in table

Please help me eliminate duplicates in a table based on specific criteria. [more inside]

## My Math/Excel Ignorance is Showing

In three cells in a single column in Microsoft Excel, I'd like to be able to input a number in the bottom cell, have the middle cell calculate what a 6% sales tax on the figure below it is, and provide the amount before that 6% tax in the top cell.
Any help will be appreciated. The last math class I took was 44 years ago and I didn't pay much attention in that one.

## Doing a Line Dance

There are these selectable objects/lines all over my Excel spreadsheet. Instead of selecting a cell, I'll often accidentally click one of these instead, and it is very annoying. Please help. [more inside]

## Where can I find a library of Macros for Excel and what they do?

I've been recently getting interested in various Macros and what they can do in Excel. Is there suppository of various Macros available online as well as clear demonstrations of what they can be used for that I can insert into my spreadsheets.

## Making a series of graphs from a dataset

I need to make a series of 40 graphs (all of the same format) from an excel dataset and I'm having trouble figuring out how to do this efficiently. Basically, I would want something that would cycle through all the rows producing a separate graph for each row that could be copied into the appropriate section in the report. Although, I would prefer to do this in excel so that others in my dept could also use it, I do have R available if there is an easier way to do this in that environment. Any ideas? Thanks!

## Directory Mail Merge to Email Messages?

I have a spreadsheet that has students’ names and their class schedules. We want to be able to email the class schedule to the students using an email mail merge. I am willing to use Excel/Word or Google Docs/Sheets. I think I have figured out how to use a directory mail merge in Word to print the schedules, but we really need to email the schedules to the students instead of print them. [more inside]

## Excel is being mean to me.

I need to have two Microsoft Excel documents open side by side, on my monitor, at the same time.
However each time I open a second document, the first one disappears and turns into the second, so only one of the two documents shows on my screen. [more inside]

## Where can I find Excel exercises that will help me ace my job interview?

I will be having a job interview that requires me to have some knowledge of Excel. I know this is vague but it includes, I presume, filters, hlookup, vlookup, and establishing filters to search out education data. The interview is to get a data analyst fellowship in the education setting. [more inside]

## Good online free or cheap courses in project management and Excel?

I recently started a new job as a Project Manager for an educational travel company and would like to beef up my Excel and project management skills. I was previously managing academic research studies. While a lot of that experience is relevant, my new responsibilities are more in line with those of a formally trained/certified Project Manager and so I’d like to do some self-study outside of work. Any recommendations out there for good online coursework? [more inside]

## I need a simple excel macro and I'm willing to pay.

I often (upwards of 15 times a day) need to select some of the text within a cell or textbox in Excel, and format it bold and red. Not all the text in the cell/box -- just the text I select. Is it possible to write macros to do this task? And where should I go to find someone to write it? [more inside]

## Creating a data entry form in Excel

Hey Hivemind,
So I am just beginning to foray into excel. I have create a worksheet for data entry and it has a lot of columns. To make my life easier, I viewed this website which provide a tip to make data entry more manageable. The author suggested to create a data entry form,
http://www.launchexcel.com/excel-data-entry-power-tips. However, I cannot get this to really work in excel, it only partially works, excel is saying that the table is too large. Any ideas on how I can do this? Is there a work around?

## help me excel in spite of excel

ran a test that spits out a text file, need to excel it. having issues. more inside. [more inside]

## Excel 2013 - Using data from two columns to identify a row in a third

I have data on one sheet of an Excel document with three columns. I want to extract this for use on another sheet as follows: If a row in Column A contains X (text string) and a row in column B contains Y (also a text string) then what does the row in column C (always a value) which matches these two criteria contain? With the data I have, this will always return a single result. [more inside]

## How to use excel, particularly for qualitative data coding

I have limited experience with Excel. However, some of the templates, when you open a new workbook are beautiful, I have no idea how to make those types of workbooks. Any advice on online tutorials that take you a little beyond the basics?
Also, I am making a template/workbook to capture qualitative data. I am not using a qualitative data analysis software, just Excel, any tips or tricks on this?
thanks

## Help me with a noob Excel Power View thing?

I've recently discovered Excel's Power View plugin and I'm naive enough to think it can solve a problem I have. I've watched this pie chart video (about halfway down). I can't make it do the 'partially shaded slices' thing in the video at 3:23. Help? [more inside]

## Cleaning up timestamp information in Metafilter Infodump

Probably pretty simple, but I would like to clean up the Metafilter Infodump timestamp, help? [more inside]

## Spreadsheet Model Automated Testing

I'm looking for recommendations on software or practices to do automated testing of spreadsheet models. [more inside]

## Excel help! Calculating averages across multiple sub-categories

I only have a basic understanding of Excel functions. I know that it's possible to do what I want, but I'm not sure how to go about doing it. I need help figuring out the average amount of time that passes between the dates two particular actions happen across multiple different people. I'm looking for the overall average, as well as the average for each person. Complication, some of the rows don't have the action I'm interested in tracking, so that column reads as N/A and is messing up my formula. [more inside]

## How to organize email from a particular sender?

With my gmail account I am in frequent contact with a particular individual. So frequent that our emails are kind of a mess, and I want to know if I can organize them in any way. [more inside]

## How to split a line chart by day of the week

ExcelFilter: I have two columns of data- column one is every day in a month, column two is attendance. I'd like to have a line graph that shows the data split into 7 lines- one for Mondays, one for Tuesdays, etc. How can I do this?

## Master Data Me

How can I better track specific parts of my life with an app or spreadsheet? [more inside]

## How to Tell Excel to Evaluate Last Three Months (NOT Last 90 Entries)

I have an Excel spreadsheet I use to track glucose readings. There’s a value diabetics use called “A1C” which looks at the last three months of readings. It's based on a blood test, but can be estimated by averaging your readings for the last three months. I try to track every day, but I can’t reliably say “look at the last 90 values” – so I’m wondering how to set up a formula to tell it to only look at readings going back 90 days, not necessarily 90 readings. More inside. [more inside]

## Excel Question: VLOOKUP and beyond?

How can I combine these two tabs of data in Excel using VLOOKUP and/or some other function? [more inside]

## Excel Filter: Erase all but second numeric value in cell

I have a range of cells in Excel that all have the same text, but within the text are two numeric values. I want to remove everything besides the second numeric value. [more inside]

## Excelfilter - How do I "fill in" missing data between two points?

I am stumped and hope you can help. [more inside]

## Turning a single column of data into a four-replicate column

My data are outputted from the source as a single-value column, but I'd like the data formatted as a four-replicate column. Is there a function in Excel for this? [more inside]

## How do I solve for a percentage of a total budget...

This will be easy for someone, but math is my second language so I'm at a loss.
How do I solve for the percentage of a TOTAL budget, when one line item is unknown (and is part of the total budget)? [more inside]

## How do you convert Excel checkboxes to text?

Is there an easy way to convert Excel checkboxes to text? I have hundreds of workbooks I'm trying to combine. They all have 7 columns of checkboxes and varying numbers of rows. Once we get to a few hundred rows in the individual workbooks the file starts wanting to hang, so when I combine all of these workbooks, I'm envisioning a lot of pain. Is there a quick and easy way to replace these checkboxes with simple text? Something as easy as find and replace would be ideal.

## Excel formula: Letter to Number (and vice versa)

I'm working on a formula (not a macro) to convert a Letter (in this case, a column letter) to a Number, and vice versa.
So: A = 1, B = 2, C = 3, Z = 26, AA = 27, AB = 28, AC = 29, ZZ = 702, AAA = 703, AAB = 704, AAC = 705, BAA = 1379, etc...
Of my three part formula(s), I have the one-letter and two-letter columns working, but I run into issues with the three-letter columns (AAA and beyond). [more inside]

## Way to export patent data to XLS or CSV?

I need to get some patent data (Pat Number, Issue Date, Main Claim, Abstract, Forward and Reverse References) from about 100 patents into excel. Is there a site that does this for free? [more inside]

## Help me quantify extra hours, please, please, a please please.

I need help with gmail functionality. I need to figure out how many(ish) extra hours I generally work. I think an easy way to capture part of this is to check out the volume of email sent outside of my working hours. Is there a reasonably easy way to do this? [more inside]

## Another "data management & research database for dummies" question

I'm undertaking a research project in which I'm evaluating several different organizations based on specific yet qualitative criteria, e.g. "promotes outreach", "reports on progress", etc. I need to able to capture the information and then display the results in some sort of meaningful way so that it can be incorporated into a report. [more inside]

## Counting rows in Excel that match condition?

Can an Excel expert help me with counting rows in a spreadsheet that can match one of 15 possible combinations? [more inside]