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Increment a number per record in Microsoft Excel

Say I want to creat a template work order in excel. Each time I open a new record or save a new record, can I have Excel automatically increment the record number on the form so I can have a unique work order number each time without manually putting it in?

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For what you are talking about doing, Microsoft Access would probably be a better option. With Microsoft Access, you can create a custom form and have it automatically give a number.

More information about Access:
http://www.bcschools.net/staff/AccessHelp.htm

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Corrupt excel 2010 file


1 - Using "Open and repair"

Microsoft Excel has a built-in repair tool for corrupted files. To access it, go to File and Open. A menu will pop up in which you'll have to select the file you want to fix and then choose "Open and repair" from the dropdown menu. This will open a dialogue box in which you can pick between the repair option (which will recover as much information as possible) and the extract option (that will copy values and formulas). The two alternatives combined should work fine to save your work.

2 - Saving the file to a different format

If you can open the file but you can't modify it or save the changes, you should use this method. You'll have to save the file to a different format (such as SYLK or HTML) via the "Save as" menu. Once you've done this, you'll have to open the recently saved file and then save it once again (but this time, you'll have to choose the Excel Workbook as the format). By doing this, you'll be creating a fresh new file with all the data from the corrupted file.

3 - Opening the file in Microsoft Word

This option is only available for the people that have the Microsoft Excel converter installed on their PC (it can be downloaded from the Microsoft website). You simply have to open the corrupted Excel file with Word. However, you should know that this method only works for retrieving data (all the structures from the sheet will be gone, such as formulas and macros).

4 - Altering the Calculation option

If your file isn't opening at all you can try to adjust the calculation option. Simply open Excel in a blank workbook, go to the "Tools" menu and look for "Options". There you'll find the "Calculation" tab in which you'll have to look for the "Calculation" section and set it to "Manual". Click OK and then try to open the corrupted file once again.

5 - Linking the corrupted file

In this method, you'll have to link one cell of a blank worksheet to the corrupted workbook. Be sure to create the new worksheet in the same location as the corrupted file. Once you've done this go to the blank worksheet and enter the following in the A1 cell: <Filename>!A1. This will copy the data from the A1 cell of the corrupted file to the new sheet. In case it works, simply click "Edit" on the cell and select an area like the one covers the cell that contain data in the damaged file, and then click Paste. Then (and with the cells still selected) click Copy on the Edit menu.

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I cannot open microsoft excel on my pc


Hi.is that a file of excel saved on a usb then trying to open to another PC.make sure that your excel has the same version from your PC with the PC that excel file was created or worked on.

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What is exel sheet extension in office 2010 ?


Excel Workbook

.xlsx

The default Excel file format. Cannot store VBA macro code or Microsoft Excel 4.0 macro sheets (.xlm files in Excel 4.0).

Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook

.xlsm

Uses the same basic XML format as the Excel Workbook, but can store VBA macro code. Users saving an Excel workbook that has VBA code or Excel 4.0 macro sheets (.xlm files in Excel 4.0) are prompted to use this file format.

Excel Template

.xltx

The default file format for an Excel template. Cannot store VBA macro code or Excel 4.0 macro sheets (.xlm files in Excel 4.0).

Excel Macro-Enabled Template

.xltm

Can contain a VBAProject part or Excel 4.0 macro sheets (.xlm files in Excel 4.0). Workbooks created from this template inherit the VBAProject part or Excel 4.0 macro sheets that exist in the template.

Excel Add-In

.xlam

A supplemental program that runs additional code. Excel add-ins use the Open XML file format to store data, and they support using VBA projects and Excel 4.0 macro sheets.

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I want to create an excel template that can automatically update the invoice number once i save it. say i have the excel template open with the curent invoice numbe as 5. once i save this file and i open...


Is it in a single-user environment? You can save the current invoice number to a text file then ope that and +1 (which is the way that the demonstartion Invoice in Excel 97 / 2000 used to do it ).

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How to add % (Percentage column ) in the excel


The formula is 200/700 equals the percentage;if you're in columns a, b, and c, the formula in c1 will look like:
=b1/a1.

Then you can format the cell to show the number (.2857) as a percentage (28.57%).

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Excel-template


Open a blank workbook in Excel and click "save as" option select "Template" from the drop-down list and save it

Hope this helps,

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Excel - Automatically update invoice numbers


Yes but You need to tell your exact requirements eg. from where you would like to update your Invoice Template i.e from A Separate Database or from a Dropdown List etc

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Microsoft works 7.0


From the Microsoft Office 2003 Web site:

Excel 2000 or later versions cannot directly open files created in Microsoft Works version 3.0 or later. To open a Works file in Excel, first open it in Works and use the Save As command to convert it to one of the file formats listed below. Then close the Works file and open the converted version in Excel.
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To open a Microsoft Works database file in Excel, first save the file in Microsoft Works as a dBASE file, and then open the dBASE file in Excel.

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Macro on excel


Macros are a timesaving feature that allow you to record a sequence of actions that you do in excel, and replay them back later.

You give each macro a name, and you can invoke them later, and Excel will "do" whatever it is you did when you recorded the macro.

To record a new macro:
1) Open Excel
2) Go to Tools->Macros->Record New Macro...
3) Type in a name for your macro and hit OK

(A new toolbar will popup with a "stop" button on it. Excel is now recording everything you do)

4) Do something, like, for example, select some cells and make them bold.
5) Click the "stop" button.


Now your macro has been recorded! You can play it back later by:

1) Open Excel
2) Go to Tools->Macros->Macros...
3) Select your macro from the list
4) Click "Run"

The actions you performed earlier will now be executed.



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Macros are written in Visual Basic for Applications, or "VBA". It is a programming language which uses the Excel Object Model to perform various actions. You can edit and create custom macros by writing the code manually in VBA. To do this:

1) Open Excel
2) Go to tools->macros->macros...
3) Select an already existing macro
4) Click "Edit"

(The visual basic editor will open, showing you the code for your macro)

At this point you are writing a program in Visual Basic. To learn how to edit macros, you need to learn visual basic, as well as the specific quirks related to excel macros in visual basic.

Recording a macro, and then using it as a template while you edit it is a common trick for making macros manually more quickly.

If you are not familiar with VB, I would not suggest attempting to edit your macros in any but the most simplest of ways. If you're brave, you can try to learn about editing macros in VBA here:

http://www.anthony-vba.kefra.com/

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