Question about Microsoft Office Standard for PC

1 Answer

Forced cell entry

I want to force the sheet user to enter only a "0" or a "5" in a cell and have it show only one of those numbers. I had used the formula =IF(cell>=5, 5,0) but cannot have the formula reside in the cell and show the result there. Any suggestions?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 26 Answers
Re: forced cell entry

Select the cell(s), then click Data -> Validation. On the settings Tab, in Allow box choose List. In the Source box enter 0, 5. This will only allow these 2 numbers to be entered into the selected cell(s). There are many other validation combinations you can explore, this is the quickest way I found. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 11, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I get an error when I tally cells that have errors because of dividing empty cell by empty cell.

Hi I dont really have much to do with Excel as I essentially build and repair and install, gosh I still type with two fingers!! Now below I have provided a link to Microsoft . Ways to count values in worksheets etc. If the problem persists try to update Office with what ever sercice packs are required and see if this helps. the link is and I do hope it helps.

Oct 28, 2011 | Microsoft Excel for PC


Microsoft Shortcut keys for Microsoft Excel

Here's what you are looking for. Browse it and you can find it there all you want for shortcut keys. Follow this link below:

Microsoft Excel Shortcut keys
Enter data by using shortcut keysToPress

Complete a cell entryENTERCancel a cell entryESCRepeat the last actionF4 or CTRL+YStart a new line in the same cellALT+ENTERDelete the character to the left of the insertion point, or delete the selectionBACKSPACEDelete the character to the right of the insertion point, or delete the selectionDELETEDelete text to the end of the lineCTRL+DELETEMove one character up, down, left, or rightArrow keysMove to the beginning of the lineHOMEEdit a cell commentSHIFT+F2Create names from row and column labelsCTRL+SHIFT+F3Fill downCTRL+DFill to the rightCTRL+RFill the selected cell range with the current entryCTRL+ENTERComplete a cell entry and move down in the selectionENTERComplete a cell entry and move up in the selectionSHIFT+ENTERComplete a cell entry and move to the right in the selectionTABComplete a cell entry and move to the left in the selectionSHIFT+TABWork in cells or the formula bar by using shortcut keysToPressStart a formula= (EQUAL SIGN)Cancel an entry in the cell or formula barESCEdit the active cellF2Edit the active cell and then clear it, or delete the preceding character in the active cell as you edit the cell contentsBACKSPACEPaste a name into a formulaF3Define a nameCTRL+F3Calculate all sheets in all open workbooksF9 Calculate the active worksheetSHIFT+F9Insert the AutoSum formulaALT+= (EQUAL SIGN)Enter the dateCTRL+; (SEMICOLON)Enter the timeCTRL+SHIFT+: (COLON)Insert a hyperlinkCTRL+KComplete a cell entryENTERCopy the value from the cell above the active cell into the cell or the formula barCTRL+SHIFT+" (QUOTATION MARK)Alternate between displaying cell values and displaying cell formulasCTRL+` (SINGLE LEFT QUOTATION MARK)Copy a formula from the cell above the active cell into the cell or the formula barCTRL+' (APOSTROPHE)Enter a formula as an array formulaCTRL+SHIFT+ENTERDisplay the Formula Palette after you type a valid function name in a formulaCTRL+AInsert the argument names and parentheses for a function, after you type a valid function name in a formulaCTRL+SHIFT+ADisplay the AutoComplete listALT+DOWN ARROW

on Feb 11, 2011 | Business & Productivity Software

3 Answers

I have an Accounting problem I have an Accounting problem that I am not understanding, need help with it. Preparing a work sheet, adjusting and closing entries, and financial statements. This is the...


Download the answer from the file i have already uploaded for you.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Jul 16, 2010 | Microsoft Office Accounting Professional...

2 Answers

Sometimes when I use a formula in Excel 2003 it will not calculate - it is as if the formula does not exist. an additional problem is that when the formula works it will not calculate several columns if...

Make sure, when you entr a formula that you hit the ENTER key instead of just moving to tyour next cell. To have all numbers added or moved, use the"Special" application, or change the value. Such as -if you are working in text mode and you enter numbers, they are only numbers in text mode. They don't have a value. Correct the cells to reflect numbers. Right click, format cell - select what you want.

Nov 05, 2009 | Microsoft Office Excel 2003 for PC

1 Answer

Microsoft access form problem

In the Design view for your form element (eg textbox), go to the Data Tab. Look at the options for:
Input Mask, Validation Rule and Validation Text. You can use any combination of these to force a user to enter something in the field. If you just want to check that the contents of the element has a non-zero length, then you can write an event (Events tab) to check the length of the values entered. If 0, then throw a message box and re-focus the cursor on the textbox.

May 19, 2009 | Microsoft Access 2003 for PC

4 Answers

How to use vlookup in openoffice using different sheets


The cell I created this formula in was Sheet 3 Cell C9 - to show the different sheets
A2 is the cell I want to look up
Sheet1.A3:D27 is the range of cells that contains the data I want to return, The first column relates directly to cell C9 is Sheet 3. I locked the first cell in my range as I wanted to apply the same formula across other cells hence the $
2 is the number of the column that has the data I want to return, I had a choice in this formula of 4 columns
0 is the value to complete the formula

Feb 11, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

1 Answer

Minimize Data Entry

I will suggest you to create small application in .net for ths which will add some value and process your data;If you want to use Excel only make a master sheet with details and use it in other excel sheets

Jan 02, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

1 Answer

Blank cell help

You can use an IF statement:


In your case, this would be:


This works as follows:

IF(B6<>"", : If B6 is not equal to nothing, ie. it equals something

SUM((B6+D6)-(B5+C6)), : Set the value as per the equation

"") : Otherwise set the value to nothing.

Of course, this only checks that there is a value in B6. Depending on that value (and that of the other cells) you could still get a negative result. The way to avoid this would be to use the following:


A bit long winded, but basically it checks the result of the sum is greater than 0. If it is it displays it, if not it leaves the cell blank.

Hope this helps,


Mar 03, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

2 Answers

Duplicacy in excel sheet

Since you are searching the data by the phone number , first select all the data in the spreadsheet and sort it in ascending order by the phone number.
Then, assuming you have 5 columns of data A through E, and the phone numbers are in column E, with row 1 occupied by column headings, use the following formula in cell F2=IF(E2=E1,"Duplicate",1)

Drag this formula down column F till the end of your data
Select the entire data and do an auto filter
In column F filter the data by Duplicate and delete all these rows
What remains should be unique data

Dec 19, 2007 | Business & Productivity Software

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Office Standard for PC Logo

Related Topics:

38 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Business & Productivity Software Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers


Level 3 Expert

18257 Answers

Sudeep Chatterjee
Sudeep Chatterjee

Level 3 Expert

3267 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Business and Productivity Software Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides