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Whither double asterisk-inserting custom Excel formula??

Excel n00b needs help with what ought to be a very simple custom formula. And yes, I have looked around on the interwebs for the answer. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on May 6, 2009 - 6 answers

What's the name of the asterisks that divide chapters?

Books are divided into chapters. Is there a name for the row of asterisks that divides a chapter? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Jan 28, 2006 - 17 answers

How do stars work in Google?

How do stars work in Google? David Beaver describes a series of searches using multiple asterisks in this Language Log post; specifically, he says: "there is * * * * a house in New Orleans" gets, at time of writing, precisely the same number of hits, 3560, as "there is a house in New Orleans" But when I click on the former, I only get two hits. What's going on here? [more inside]
posted by languagehat on Mar 8, 2005 - 16 answers

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