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One way of finding (and removing) duplicate entries is to sort the column and put a simple formulate in a temporary column next to that column; for example - if column A has duplicates, insert a column (B) and starting in B2 put if(A2=A1,"DUP",""). Select B2 and scroll down to the bottom of your spreadsheet. Press <ctrl>-D to extend the formula in B2. Wherever there is a duplicate you'll see "DUP" in column B. If you want to remove the duplicates copy column B and Edit / Paste Special... with "values" selected (to wipe out the formula). You can then sort the spreadsheet on column B and remove rows with DUP in column B.

If you can't delete the duplicate rows and the order is important first include a column that captures the order - same trick except put row() in that column, copy / paste special the values and then you can re-sort after doing the above to have both the DUPs marked and the original order.

Hope that helps.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

Microsoft Excel 2010 can freeze, or lock, a top row as you scroll down the worksheet.

For example, you may need to keep the top row of column titles visible at all times.

The "View" tab on the command ribbon contains the "Freeze Panes" button in the "Window" group.

A single row or a range of rows can lock through the "Freeze Top Row" or "Freeze Panes" options.

Open the Excel worksheet.

Click the top row heading.

The row heading displays a number just left of the first column of cells. The selected row appears shaded.

Click the "View" tab on the command ribbon.

Click the "Freeze Panes" button in the "Window" group.

A list of options appears.

Click the "Freeze Top Row" option.

A black horizontal line appears on the worksheet.

This line indicates the locked row that stays on the screen as you scroll down the worksheet.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/freeze-or-lock-rows-and-columns-HP010342542.aspx?CTT=1

Freeze or lock rows and columns

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Scrolling down to look at a number and then scrolling up to make sure the number you looked at is under the header you expected is not an efficient way to view a spreadsheet.

The Freeze Panes feature of Excel allows you to freeze the labels of your data in place while you review the data.

Follow the instructions in Section 1 to freeze the top row or the left column.

Freeze multiple rows, multiple columns, or rows and columns, by following the instructions in Section 2.

1

Open the Excel spreadsheet.

2

Navigate to the "View" tab on the top menu.

3 Click on "View," then click on "Freeze Panes." A drop-down menu opens.

4

Select the "Freeze Top Row" option to freeze the top row.

5

Select the "Freeze Left Column" or "Freeze First Column" option to freeze the left column.

6

Freeze the top row by using the keyboard and sequentially pressing the keys "ALT, W, F, R." Ignore Steps 3 through 7 if using this choice.

7

Freeze the left column using the keyboard by sequentially pressing the keys "ALT, W, F, C." Ignore Steps 3 through 7 if using this choice.

8

Unfreeze panes by repeating Steps 3 through 5 and selecting "Unfreeze Panes" or sequentially press the keys "ALT, W, F, F."

9

Open the Excel spreadsheet.

10

Freeze column(s) and row(s) at the same time by selecting the cell to the right of and below the location you want to freeze.

11

Freeze multiple rows only by selecting the cell in the left (first) column below the rows you want to freeze.

12

Freeze multiple columns only by selecting the cell in the top row to the right of the columns you want to freeze.

13

Navigate to the "View" tab on the top menu.

14

Click on "View," then click on "Freeze Panes." A drop-down menu opens.

15

Select the "Freeze Panes" option. You have now frozen the columns or rows, or columns and rows you designated.

16

Freeze panes using the keyboard by sequentially pressing the keys, "ALT, W, F, F." Ignore Steps 5 through 8 if using this choice.

17

Unfreeze panes by repeating Steps 5 through 7 and selecting "Unfreeze Panes" or sequentially press the keys, "ALT, W, F, F."

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/freeze-or-lock-rows-and-columns-HP001217048.aspx

Freeze or lock rows and columns

Hide or show rows and columns

Aug 14, 2013 | Microsoft Office Business & Productivity...

You can number rows in a column by entering a number in cell A1 (usually the number 1 but youcan start with any number) and the formula (=A1+1) in the next row. The result there will be 2. Copy that formula down the rows you want to number and they will be numbered 3, 4, 5, etc. Each row adds 1 to the previous row so if you do anything that disrupts the sequence (like inserting a row between two others) you will have to copy the formulas down again to restore the sequence.
You can also use the Edit-Fill-... menu command to put a series of numbers into rows. Put the starting number in th efirst row. Highlight it and the rows that you want to number and select Edit-Fill-Series... Those numbers will not change if you insert columns or move the formulas.

Or you can use the formula =ROW(A1) in any cell to return the number of that row. (The result of =ROW(A1) is the number 1 in cell A1, the result of =ROW(A2) is the number 2 in cell B2, etc. In this case inserting rows will not affect the numbering (i.e. row A5 will always be numbered 5 even if the data in it is moved down.)

Or you can use the formula =ROW(A1) in any cell to return the number of that row. (The result of =ROW(A1) is the number 1 in cell A1, the result of =ROW(A2) is the number 2 in cell B2, etc. In this case inserting rows will not affect the numbering (i.e. row A5 will always be numbered 5 even if the data in it is moved down.)

Sep 18, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

In the first row of numbers, assume row 3 for example (leaving 2 rows for titles, put in cell E3: =C3+D3. In the next row (assuming row 4, put in cell E4: =C4+D4+E3. Use fill down to populate this formula all the way down.

Jun 18, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

If the column is absolute, then use the $ before the first character and if the row is absolute use the $ before the second character in your cell designation. If BOTH column and row are absolute, use the $ before both the column and row character.

Examples: $A1, A$1, $A$1

Examples: $A1, A$1, $A$1

Mar 30, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

It should work if you just copy and paste it. Or select the range of your working area and right click in destination cell and choose paste special. When new window pop up, just choose Formula.

It should work usually, but by any chance you've encountered the problem regarding this. Just let me know...i'll try to help you...

P.S.: If this information was helpful, please rate this solution.

It should work usually, but by any chance you've encountered the problem regarding this. Just let me know...i'll try to help you...

P.S.: If this information was helpful, please rate this solution.

Mar 23, 2009 | Microsoft Office Excel 2003 for PC

Choosing the single cell below rows you want to repeat on each page and to the right of the column you want to repeat and then freezing that cell will cause those rows and that column to repeat on each page as you print. works fine on preview. However I still can't get the machine to print.

Ralph R. McKibben.

Ralph R. McKibben.

Mar 21, 2009 | Microsoft Works 8.0 for PC

You would have to combine the use of 2 functions. The Address and Match funbctions.

Lets say the number you want the address of is located in cell F1 and you have 2 columns of numbers. One colum in Column A and the other in column B. I will give you 2 formulas. The 1st one will return just the row number. The 2nd one will return the cell address.

Option 1: Lets say you just want to know the row reference of the number in cell F1. Place this formula in cell D1. =MATCH(F1,A1:A20)

If you have another column ytou want the row number of, place the formula in lets say cell D2 and change the column references from 'A' to 'B'.

Option 2: If you want the cell reference, place this formula in cell D1 and D2 instead of the firt formula.

=ADDRESS(MATCH(F1,A1:A20,0),1,1,TRUE)

And just like the first option, for the 2nd column, put the formula in D2 and change the column reference 'A' to 'B'.

Lets say the number you want the address of is located in cell F1 and you have 2 columns of numbers. One colum in Column A and the other in column B. I will give you 2 formulas. The 1st one will return just the row number. The 2nd one will return the cell address.

Option 1: Lets say you just want to know the row reference of the number in cell F1. Place this formula in cell D1. =MATCH(F1,A1:A20)

If you have another column ytou want the row number of, place the formula in lets say cell D2 and change the column references from 'A' to 'B'.

Option 2: If you want the cell reference, place this formula in cell D1 and D2 instead of the firt formula.

=ADDRESS(MATCH(F1,A1:A20,0),1,1,TRUE)

And just like the first option, for the 2nd column, put the formula in D2 and change the column reference 'A' to 'B'.

Feb 17, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Are you looking to solve any particular problem?--- because there are a huge number of possible formulas in Excel.

However, in my opinion, the most commonly needed ones are addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, and summing.

Suppose you have the following numbers typed into your Excel spreadsheet:

**columns: A B C D**

**rows**

**1 ** 20 3

**2 ** 10 4

**3 ** 15 2

**4 ** 1 2 3

Then suppose you type in the following formulas (in the D column):

**columns: A B C D**

**rows**

**1 ** 20 3 =A1+B1

**2 ** 10 4 =A2-B2

**3 ** 15 2 =A3*B2

**4 ** 1 2 3 =sum(A4:C4)

Then the following answers will appear in the D column:

**columns: A B C D**

**rows**

**1 ** 20 3 23

**2 ** 10 4 6

**3** 15 2 30

**4** 1 2 3 6

However, in my opinion, the most commonly needed ones are addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, and summing.

Suppose you have the following numbers typed into your Excel spreadsheet:

Then suppose you type in the following formulas (in the D column):

Then the following answers will appear in the D column:

Sep 29, 2008 | Microsoft Business & Productivity Software

Look into the =SUMIF function, it sounds like this may be what you are looking for.

Hope this helps!

Hope this helps!

Apr 09, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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

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

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