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Excel Filter: IF Statements and Concatenate

I'm trying to test if a a series of cells exist, and then concatenate the values that do exist with a paragraph I have. [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Aug 7, 2014 - 10 answers

How do I reformat my tabs in Word?

What is the quickest and most accurate way to undo manual tabbing in Word and reformat those lines with paragraph alignment? [more inside]
posted by msk1985 on Mar 17, 2014 - 8 answers

Windows Macro Recorder

The macro recorder in Microsoft Excel allows me to automate repetitive tasks with relative ease. Is there something similar that would allow me to do the same thing outside of Microsoft Excel? I'd like to be able to record my keystrokes and mouse movements in a similar way, regardless of which program I'm using. I'm using Windows 7.
posted by Proginoskes on Sep 24, 2013 - 7 answers

Macro Photography for Beginners

I have discovered the joy of taking photos of teensy, tiny things - like baby snails! - and would like to move beyond my cellphone's camera. Since this is a hobby, not a new career path, I'd like to spend as little as possible, and definitely remain well-under $1,000 (CAD), while getting great results. Any advice? I need to be able to buy this camera in Canada, please! [more inside]
posted by VioletU on Aug 1, 2013 - 15 answers

How to Export All Sheets in an Excel File?

I am using Excel 2011 on Mac OS X Lion. I have a workbook created by a colleague with 25 worksheets in it. I would like to export all of these to individual csv files. Is there a way to do it all in one batch? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jul 22, 2013 - 2 answers

Need to find and completely remove all hyperlinks/URL's from a Word doc

I have a 100-page Word document full of miscellaneous content from different websites. Unfortunately, after each section taken from a website, there's basically a citation for where the content was taken from that contains the URL for the website. I need to find a way to find all these hyperlinks and delete them completely from my document. They're all from different websites, so really, the only commonality is the "http://" part.
posted by beammeup4 on Jul 19, 2013 - 2 answers

Assigning a keyboard shortcut to a macro in Access 2007

Is there a simple way to assign a keyboard shortcut to a macro in Access 2007? I understand that macros behave differently in Access than they do in Excel (which I'm more familiar with). I have written a sub called "ImportAll" in Module1. I'd like it to run when I push Ctrl+I. How would I go about achieving this?
posted by Proginoskes on May 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Converting a US-formatted Microsoft Word document to UK formatting?

Is there a way (a macro perhaps?) to change the spellings and punctuation in a Microsoft Word document (.docx) from "American" style to "British" (or should I say, 'British') style in one fell swoop? [more inside]
posted by dhens on Mar 11, 2013 - 7 answers

What do I need for indoor Macro photography that I don't already have?

Help me find the basics for indoor macro photography. I have a DSLR and Macro lens. I need cheap lighting and a set. Preferably small or easily storable when not in use. [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Sep 6, 2012 - 6 answers

How can I customize my wireless mouse buttons to paste a couple of preset phrases?

How can I set a mouse button on my wireless Logitech mouse to play a series of keystrokes when pressed? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Aug 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Like Quicksilver but for outlines.

Is there a web-based (or Mac+iOS) outlining tool which allows you to enter a task or item to be placed on the outline without selecting which section it should go into first - but is able to quickly assign that task or item to a section from the keyboard without a cut and paste operation? [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Aug 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Reassign Mouse Button (program) Function

How can I assign a command to a mouse button so that a .jpg will open in MSPaint? [more inside]
posted by peacay on Aug 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me automate a workflow

Automator/macro/scripting help: Is there a way to automate a series of keystrokes, initiated by a command that I create? Running Mac OS 10.7.3. [more inside]
posted by slogger on Apr 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Stinky Linky!

Is there a way to define a link by the number of links into the webpage it is? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Apr 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me find this USB cable image macro

I'm trying to find an image macro I saw about having trouble plugging in USB cables. [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Jan 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Don't select what I selected, select what YOU think you should select!

Help me understand how to make a macro do what I want it to do - automatically select the relevant area instead of a previously recorded cell range. [more inside]
posted by komara on Jan 2, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I set up Auto BCC on a single Exchange account out of three, in Outlook 2010?

I need to Auto BCC myself on all mail I send through Outlook 2010 from one (and only one) of my Exchange accounts. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Excel Macros For Dummies

Explain to me Excel macros and how I can learn to program them (assume that I know absolutely nothing, because that would be correct). [more inside]
posted by so much modern time on Nov 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Bug head shots

Paging macro photographers. I need help taking great photographs of tiny bugs (sub-questions on eye-fi, focus stacking, and lighting). [more inside]
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- on Nov 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Turn two hyphens -- into M dash – and three periods ... into ellipsis … in Firefox?

Firefox / WIN7: I type in two hyphens IE -- and word processor (LibreOffice Writer) changes them into M dash IE – which is what I would love to see happen in Firefox. Alternately, if this cannot be done, is there a simple way to do this with some sort of macro on my puter? Plus, hey, while we're here, can we turn three periods IE ... into an ellipsis IE … ? (Hewlett Packard HP 630 laptop, if it matters.) [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Nov 6, 2011 - 9 answers

What lens for low-light food photography?

I need a lens for low-light, hand-held, food photography on my Canon 40D. I will be renting the lens so cost is not an issue and prefer only one lens instead of swapping them out. I will be taking pictures in restaurants during actual meals so dishes must be fully framed from the seated position. No tripod, no flashes, no standing up, no trickery. What would you recommend?
posted by sygyzy on Sep 22, 2011 - 17 answers

MacroFilter: I am trying to make a code snippet for Word work and don't understand why it's not working.

MacroFilter: I am trying to make a code snippet for Word work and don't understand why it's not working. [more inside]
posted by Calzephyr on Sep 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Extreme macro photography with a Sony NEX-5k

Using various relatively cheap adaptors, zoom lenses and lens-reversal rings (the greatest thing that ever happened to Nikon dSLRs!), I had fun taking lots of pictures of really tiny things with my previous cameras. However, now I have a Sony NEX-5k which, for its wonderful optics, great features and excellent resolution doesn't seem to have anything that I can find to do the same type of work. Can anyone recommend a hack or accessory that will let me take more pics like those I used to (or even of smaller things!)?
posted by luriete on Jul 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Roomba for Gmail

Is it possible to set up a script or macro to run periodically on my Gmail inbox? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Jul 7, 2011 - 13 answers

Copying contents of cells in Excel

How do I create a macro in Excel that copies the contents of the cell two cells to the target's right and appends the contents to the end of the target cell? Both cells contain alphanumeric strings. [more inside]
posted by geoffr on May 3, 2011 - 7 answers

There's data just waiting to be scraped....

Excel-macro filter / this-must-be-possible filter: copy and paste a cell (say, A2) into Google Maps, hit submit, then copy and paste the first phone number into an empty cell (say, A10). How to make it work? [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Apr 18, 2011 - 9 answers

What are you doing here, you're a title, titles don't belong in AskMes

Can anyone help me identify this meme/macro? The usual format is something like "What are you doing there, you're an X, Xs can't Y." It's usually on a picture of something unusual, as in the example. If anyone knows the name of this meme or where I can find more of them, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
posted by jouir on Mar 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Macro, Meso, ??, Micro, Nano

I need help with some terminology of scale. Is there a term for something on a scale between "meso" and "micro"? Alternatively, I'd be happy with something higher than "macro" or between "micro" and "nano" (but I'd rather avoid that one if possible). [more inside]
posted by Eumachia L F on Feb 2, 2011 - 12 answers

If this works, it will save me Weeks of Frustration!

Does anyone know how to insert an automatically updating visio diagram into a Word file without it looking like complete crap? [more inside]
posted by katyjack on Jan 20, 2011 - 2 answers

Macro hedge fund strategy

What sort of strategies do macro hedge funds employ? [more inside]
posted by Guernsey Halleck on Dec 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Automatically generating an email from a query in Access

I have a database in Access that is essentially a list of projects and associated tasks. I have a query that lists all projects due in the next 30 days. How can I automatically generate an email from this query? Ideally this would just magically send an email whenever the query is populated with a new project. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Dec 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Help a guy pick a camera lens?

I'm in the market for a new camera lens. I'm attempting to do my "due diligence" - if I'm going to pony up and drop $500 - $600 on a lens, I want to make sure it's right - but a lot of this information doesn't make sense to me. Step inside, would you? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jun 29, 2010 - 23 answers

Maybe it's easier to just type the date four times?

I have a document that has 4 identical postcard sized signs that display a constantly changing date. I'd like to put a macro button in (either Word or Publisher) that will open up a dialog box and allow me to type in the date, and have it auto-populate into the appropriate 4 places. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Jun 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Please help me create a mapping macro?

Is to possible to map several addresses from an excel spreadsheet on Google earth, Google maps, etc. using a macro? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on May 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Need Excel macro assistance.

MS Excel gurus: I am looking for a way to export the data from a spreadsheet so that it can be displayed in a Word document as text, with the column-headers as lead-ins for each cell of data. Basically I want to turn this into this. [more inside]
posted by Ike_Arumba on Apr 6, 2010 - 8 answers

Another GD excel question

Another, once again, excel question on fill colors [more inside]
posted by TheBones on Jan 5, 2010 - 11 answers

Digital camera advice

It's time for a new digital camera. Please help guide me, as I feel overwhelmed by the research process. I am looking for suggestions of specific cameras OR features I should be searching for in a camera. Specific requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Jan 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Sun Type 6 Keyboard in Windows

I came into possession of a Sun type 6 keyboard and want to see how much use I can get out of it in Windows. [more inside]
posted by gzimmer on Dec 13, 2009 - 8 answers

First-time DSLR buyer looking for advice

What camera and lens combinations would you suggest for a DSLR for macro/indoor photography (without flash) for a newbie? Price range around 1200 USD. [more inside]
posted by kampken on Dec 10, 2009 - 23 answers

Where can I find a freeware macro recorder?

Where can I find a freeware macro recorder (with smart recording ability)? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Nov 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Need help developing a Excel VBA Macro to Vaildate data entered into a textbox

Need help developing a Excel VBA Macro to Vaildate data entered into a textbox [more inside]
posted by complience on Nov 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Hide rows in excel if two cells match.

Please help me create an excel macro to hide rows given a certain criteria. [more inside]
posted by onich on Nov 17, 2009 - 9 answers

Excel solver macro help.

I have a column of around 100 equations that can only be solved with solver in Excel. Is there any way to create a macro for this purpose. The layout of the spreadsheet given below. [more inside]
posted by Lucubrator on Nov 1, 2009 - 3 answers

How to set Excel2003 to automaticall include file name and path on printed spreadsheets

How can I set up Excel 2003 to automatically include the file name and path on every spreadsheet when printed? [more inside]
posted by Wroksie on Oct 20, 2009 - 7 answers

click tab paste click tab paste...automate this please?

Simple problem: record a macro and play it back in firefox. Hard part: recording a macro and playing it back in firefox. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Oct 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Help save me from excel hell!

Another crazy excel question- I can't promise this won't be my last one. [more inside]
posted by TheBones on Sep 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Best Macro Recorder/Playback

I am in a market for a Windows macro recorder and am trying to decided between Perfect Macro Recorder or Jitbit or whatever HIVEMIND suggests... [more inside]
posted by tcv on Aug 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Excel can do this, right?

Can I set up an Excel spreadsheet so the user is presented with a series of fields, like a form, instead of having to enter data directly into the cell? [I'm having a hard time even wording this question properly, so I haven't been able to find the answer anywhere. I turn to AskMe. Further explanation follows...] [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Aug 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Manipulating web form defaults

Is it possible to have a web browser plugin/macro that will untick boxes on a webpage by default? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Aug 4, 2009 - 6 answers

Help required for Excel VBA n00b

ExcelMacroFilter: Writing a macro that imports a series of .csv files into their own worksheets in the same workbook in Excel 2007 would save me ridiculous amounts of time. I have written a macro to import the files and rename the worksheet accordingly, but I'm new to VBA and can't for the life of me work out how to get Excel to automatically repeat the import from File_1.csv to File_x.csv. Help please? [more inside]
posted by cholly on Jul 30, 2009 - 4 answers

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