Question about Microsoft Excel for PC

Eg I entered the following using the insert function device (Fx beside the line)

=FIXED(Value(Left(N2,2))+Value(Right(N2,2)),0,True)

where N2 refers to a string that contains numbers only ("010203")

Instead of returning the Text "4" I only get

=FIXED(Value(Left(N2,2))+Value(Right(N2,2)),0,True) and no calculation.

I can't figure out why this is happening.

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The problem may be that the cell (row or column) has been formatted as Text.

Change the format of the cell to General (or another numeric supported format), then rekey / edit the formula.

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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Is there by any chance a space or any other character before the equals sign? That could cause your formula to display as text.

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

1. Enter 40% in cell B2

2. Enter 100 in cell A2

3. In cell C2, enter this formula =(1-B$2)*A2

You may now copy cell C2 downwards.

2. Enter 100 in cell A2

3. In cell C2, enter this formula =(1-B$2)*A2

You may now copy cell C2 downwards.

Apr 01, 2014 | Office Equipment & Supplies

Correct a #N/A error
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This error occurs when a value is not available to a function or formula.

- Optionally, click the cell that displays the error, click the button that appears , and then click
**Show Calculation Steps**if it appears. - Review the following possible causes and solutions.
Missing data, and #N/A or NA() has been entered in its place

Replace #N/A with new data.

**Note**You can enter**#N/A**in those cells where data is not yet available. Formulas that refer to those cells will then return #N/A instead of attempting to calculate a value.

Giving an inappropriate value for the lookup_value argument in the HLOOKUP, LOOKUP, MATCH, or VLOOKUP worksheet function

Make sure that the lookup_value argument (argument: The values that a function uses to perform operations or calculations. The type of argument a function uses is specific to the function. Common arguments that are used within functions include numbers, text, cell references, and names.) is the correct type of value — for example, a value or a cell reference, but not a range reference. Using the VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, or MATCH worksheet function to locate a value in an unsorted table

By default, functions that look up information in tables must be sorted in ascending order. However, the VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP worksheet functions contain a range_lookup argument (argument: The values that a function uses to perform operations or calculations. The type of argument a function uses is specific to the function. Common arguments that are used within functions include numbers, text, cell references, and names.) that instructs the function to find an exact match even if the table is not sorted. To find an exact match, set the range_lookup argument to FALSE. The MATCH worksheet function contains a match_type argument that specifies the order the list must be sorted in to find a match. If the function cannot find a match, try changing the match_type argument. To find an exact match, set the match_type argument to 0.

Using an argument in an array formula that is not the same number of rows or columns as the range that contains the array formula

If the array formula (array formula: A formula that performs multiple calculations on one or more sets of values, and then returns either a single result or multiple results. Array formulas are enclosed between braces { } and are entered by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.) has been entered into multiple cells, make sure that the ranges referenced by the formula have the same number of rows and columns, or enter the array formula into fewer cells. For example, if the array formula has been entered into a range 15 rows high (C1:C15) and the formula refers to a range 10 rows high (A1:A10), the range C11:C15 will display #N/A. To correct this error, enter the formula into a smaller range (for example, C1:C10), or change the range to which the formula refers to the same number of rows (for example, A1:A15).

Omitting one or more required arguments from a built-in or custom worksheet function

Enter all arguments (argument: The values that a function uses to perform operations or calculations. The type of argument a function uses is specific to the function. Common arguments that are used within functions include numbers, text, cell references, and names.) in the function.

Using a custom worksheet function that is not available

Make sure that the workbook that contains the worksheet function is open and the function is working properly.

Running a macro that enters a function that returns #N/A

Make sure that the arguments (argument: The values that a function uses to perform operations or calculations. The type of argument a function uses is specific to the function. Common arguments that are used within functions include numbers, text, cell references, and names.) in the function are correct and in the correct position.

Oct 31, 2008 | Computers & Internet

In the cell that you
want the result to appear in, enter the appropriate formula from the following
examples.

How to Count the Occurrences of a Number

Use this formula

=SUM(IF(range=number,1,0))

where range is the range that you want to search, and number is the number that you want to count.

NOTE: This formula must be entered as an array formula. To enter an array formula, press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

How to Count the Occurrences of a Text String

Method 1

Use this formula

=SUM(IF(range="text",1,0))

where range is the range that you want to search, and text is the text that you want to find (the text must be enclosed in quotation marks).

NOTE: The above formula must be entered as an array formula. To enter an array formula, press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

Method 2

Use the COUNTIF() function to count the occurrences of a text string. For example, use the formula

=COUNTIF(range,"text")

where range is the range of cells that you are evaluating, and text is the text string that you want to count instances of (note that text must be enclosed in quotation marks).

NOTE: This formula must be entered as an array formula. To enter an array formula, press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

Wildcard characters can be used within the COUNTIF function.

The asterisk character (*) represents more than one character. For example, to count all the cells in the range a1:a10 that contain an "x," you can use the following formula:

=COUNTIF(a1:a10,"*x*")

The question mark character (?) can also be used to represent one wildcard character -- for example, to count all cells in the range whose second character is the letter, such as "ax" or "bx."

=COUNTIF(a1:a10,"?x*")

How to Count the Occurrences of a Number

Use this formula

=SUM(IF(range=number,1,0))

where range is the range that you want to search, and number is the number that you want to count.

NOTE: This formula must be entered as an array formula. To enter an array formula, press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

How to Count the Occurrences of a Text String

Method 1

Use this formula

=SUM(IF(range="text",1,0))

where range is the range that you want to search, and text is the text that you want to find (the text must be enclosed in quotation marks).

NOTE: The above formula must be entered as an array formula. To enter an array formula, press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

Method 2

Use the COUNTIF() function to count the occurrences of a text string. For example, use the formula

=COUNTIF(range,"text")

where range is the range of cells that you are evaluating, and text is the text string that you want to count instances of (note that text must be enclosed in quotation marks).

NOTE: This formula must be entered as an array formula. To enter an array formula, press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

Wildcard characters can be used within the COUNTIF function.

The asterisk character (*) represents more than one character. For example, to count all the cells in the range a1:a10 that contain an "x," you can use the following formula:

=COUNTIF(a1:a10,"*x*")

The question mark character (?) can also be used to represent one wildcard character -- for example, to count all cells in the range whose second character is the letter, such as "ax" or "bx."

=COUNTIF(a1:a10,"?x*")

on Nov 11, 2013 | Microsoft Excel Computers & Internet

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 keys____To____Press__

Complete a cell entryENTERCancel a cell entryESC**Repeat the last action****F4 or CTRL+Y****Start a new line in the same cell****ALT+ENTER**Delete 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 lineHOME**Edit a cell comment****SHIFT+F2****Create names from row and column labels****CTRL+SHIFT+F3****Fill down****CTRL+D****Fill to the right****CTRL+R****Fill the selected cell range with the current entry****CTRL+ENTER****Complete a cell entry and move down in the selection****ENTER****Complete a cell entry and move up in the selection****SHIFT+ENTER****Complete a cell entry and move to the right in the selection****TAB****Complete a cell entry and move to the left in the selection****SHIFT+TAB****Work in cells or the formula bar by using shortcut keys****To****Press****Start a formula****= (EQUAL SIGN)****Cancel an entry in the cell or formula bar****ESC****Edit the active cell****F2****Edit the active cell and then clear it, or delete the preceding character in the active cell as you edit the cell contents****BACKSPACE****Paste a name into a formula****F3****Define a name****CTRL+F3****Calculate all sheets in all open workbooks****F9 ****Calculate the active worksheet****SHIFT+F9****Insert the AutoSum formula****ALT+= (EQUAL SIGN)****Enter the date****CTRL+; (SEMICOLON)****Enter the time****CTRL+SHIFT+: (COLON)****Insert a hyperlink****CTRL+K****Complete a cell entry****ENTER****Copy the value from the cell above the active cell into the cell or the formula bar****CTRL+SHIFT+" (QUOTATION MARK)****Alternate between displaying cell values and displaying cell formulas****CTRL+` (SINGLE LEFT QUOTATION MARK)****Copy a formula from the cell above the active cell into the cell or the formula bar****CTRL+' (APOSTROPHE)****Enter a formula as an array formula****CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER****Display the Formula Palette after you type a valid function name in a formula****CTRL+A****Insert the argument names and parentheses for a function, after you type a valid function name in a formula****CTRL+SHIFT+A****Display the AutoComplete list****ALT+DOWN ARROW**

Microsoft Excel Shortcut keys

Complete a cell entryENTERCancel a cell entryESC

on Feb 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

Once you have copy the cell from where the formula cam from, on the destination cell,

go to

1. Edit

2. Paste Special

3. Formula.

4. Press Enter

This should resolve your problem. Regards.

go to

1. Edit

2. Paste Special

3. Formula.

4. Press Enter

This should resolve your problem. Regards.

Aug 11, 2010 | Microsoft Office Excel 2003 for PC

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

You can change this under the Excel, options menu. Select the advanced option and uncheck the option to "Show Formulas in cells instead of their calculated value", or you can jjst press Ctrl + `

This will either turn on or off the show formula option.

This will either turn on or off the show formula option.

Apr 27, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

1. enter = symbol

2. enter ( symbol

2. enter cell location where your cost value is

3. enter * symbol

4. enter 0.7

5. enter ) symbol

6. enter 0.175

eg. =(A3*0.7)*0.175 where A3 is the cell location where your cost amount is

2. enter ( symbol

2. enter cell location where your cost value is

3. enter * symbol

4. enter 0.7

5. enter ) symbol

6. enter 0.175

eg. =(A3*0.7)*0.175 where A3 is the cell location where your cost amount is

Oct 08, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Yes, its possible by designing a formula in excel.

Aug 03, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Just enter using this style

**TIME IN**
**TIME OUT**
** HOURS**
10:00
16:50
6:50
10:22
17:34
7:12
9:00
10:00
1:00

the formula in HOURS is Time Out - Time In

the formula in HOURS is Time Out - Time In

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I didn't realise that you could not enter formulas into a cell formatted as text.

CNEWTON2 Many thanks

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