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In Google Sheets, how can I fit the data to the cell?

In some cells on my sheet the data fits the cell. On some rows there is a lot of extra space after the data in each cell. I have tried deleting after at the end of the data, but it does not help. ...
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Formula to return time difference but not display 0 in google spreadhseet

I have a google spreadsheet with start (C) and end (D) timestamps. I am calculating the time difference using =(D1-C1). I have copied the formula to empty columns which returns a 0 time difference. Is ...
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Forwarding table content received in Gmail to a spreadsheet in Google Docs

I am managing to receive a fixed structured table from a questionnaire in a web form. So I want to have this table automatically forwarded to a specific spreadsheet, so that I can make my own ...
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Escape parentheses around a number in Google Docs Spreadsheets?

How do you escape parentheses around numbers in Google Docs Spreadsheets so that they don't default to displaying as negative numbers?
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In Google Spreadsheet, how to copy data from cell below?

Envision two rows, one up top and one below it. The cell up top is blank but the one below has 9/24/12. How can I create a function that will make the top one copy the value of the cell below it if it ...
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Make new responses appear as a row at the top of a Google Spreadsheet

I made a web form based off of a Google spreadsheet. New responses currently manifest as new rows on the bottom of the spreadsheet. There is a "Timestamp" column marking the time of submission. How ...
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How do I get the unique number of days in a datetime column in Google Spreadsheets?

I have a column full of datetime values in a Google Spreadsheet. I want to get a count of how many unique days there are. As in 8pm and 7pm today would count as 1. Tomorrow at 9pm, 3pm and 4pm would ...
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How come I can't input a formula into my Google Spreadsheet?

Here are my steps: focus a cell in my Google Spreadsheet, hit = and then highlight the field D3, hit +, highlight the field D4, hit +, highlight the field D5, hit Enter. However, the field just ...
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How to query for count of dates in Google Docs?

I have a Google Spreadsheet of line items. One of the columns is a Date field. How can I query (or use a formula) to, for example, get the count of records where the Date field is within February of ...
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In Google Spreadsheets how do I select column 1's value if an input value is between the integers in colums 2 and 3 for a range?

In a Google Docs spreadsheet I have two tables: Date BMI BMI Outcome 2011-06-21 22.1 ? 2011-06-22 21.8 ? 2011-06-23 21.5 ? and Name From To Severely ...
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Validation based on multiple sheets in Google Docs

I have 2 sheets that each contain a column of data that I would like combined and used as a validation list for a column in another sheet. What would the formula look like for this?
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Google Spreadsheet: Auto-Update via RSS (and keep history)

I have a google spreadsheet that fetches some data via RSS. The RSS feed is updated once a day, everyday. Is it possible for me to keep archive of all the new & historic data in the google ...
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How can I retrieve records from a Google Spreadsheet in JSON format?

I'm trying to retrieve data from Google Spreadsheets with no success. I've gone through this: http://code.google.com/apis/spreadsheets/data/3.0/developers_guide.html#RetrievingTables and this: ...
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Complex Sum Function in Google Sheets

Apologies if this is lame, but I can't get a proper value using =SUM to perform order of operations on an employees hours (he has gotten two raises since starting after surpassing expectations). The ...
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How to insert empty rows under all (already occupied) rows simultaneously in Google Spreadsheets

How do I insert empty rows under all (already occupied) rows simultaneously in Google Spreadsheets? Lets say in row 1 it says "A" and in row 2 it says "B", "C" in row 3, etc. I would like it to say ...
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Combine image and text in Google Spreadsheet

In Google Spreadsheets it is possible to show an image in a cell using the formula =image('http://www.example.com/path/to/image.ext', 3) (where 3 means to use the images' original size). I would like ...
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In a google spreadsheet, how can I delete all rows containing given text that could be in any column within the row?

I'd like to be able to delete all rows in a google spreadsheet where a given text string exists anywhere in the row. The text being searched for could be in any cell in the row, and also could be part ...
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How to add line breaks in a cell before specific keywords in Google Sheets

I'm new to Google Sheets and I was wondering how to tell GS to insert line breaks in a cell with text if there are some one or two letter before the text. For instance, I have a cell like this: I ...
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Change an input value in a cell to another value depending on what the input was

What I would like to do is change a number input in the rating column (G3:G9001) to the corresponding number of stars (from 1-10). Howerver I could not figure out how to do this. As a test I tried to ...
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Filter rows by one unique column of sorted values in Google spreadsheets

I need an equation that filters by unique ID, using only the latest row (most recent row in time), and data found in that row. I have data that is in the following format: ID | Price | Area | ...
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Calculate difference between numbers in 2 columns row-by-row in a spreadsheet

I have 3 columns in a Google Docs spreadsheet: A) Inventory purchased price, B) Inventory sold price, C) Difference between A and B (i.e. profit or loss) Data is going to be entered manually into ...
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Searching through sheets

I need to search multiple sheets like this for certain words like #work and #hobbies and add up the numbers on the adjacent column. ...
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Decimal conversion of time values

What is or can it be done to add 2 cells, that return a time equation? I deal with multiple time entries and having to enter them in a standard format of 4:45 hours or 4:25 hours. I have a decimal ...
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Google Sheets: average cells in Row 4 up to last filled cell in Row 2

Is it possible to write a Formula in Google Sheets which calculates the average of the cells in Row 4 but only up to the last filled cell in Row 2?
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How do I use a dropdown menu in a cell to populate other cells with information?

I'm trying to build a spreadsheet that allows a user to select a product in a dropdown menu in the first cell and then based on what is selected it will populate the spreadsheet with prices and ...
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Google Sheets rounds numbers where not wanted

This: 3.1415926535 produces: 3.141592654 How can I have it output the whole number as is? I was using this with TO_TEXT(), getting the same result, but I guess the problem lies prior to ...
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Copy formula from Google Sheets, paste as formula in TextEdit

How can I copy formulae (like =D3) from a range of cells (several rows and/or columns), and paste those formulae (not the values) somewhere in like TextEdit or anywhere else? Normally it will just ...
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How do I Import a Range from one Google Spreadsheet into another?

I am getting the same error as described here except not for the same reason. I am using the new Google Sheets, so I am supposed to be able to paste the entire source URL into the sheet, like so: ...
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Operations on hyperlink labels of cells

I am using hyperlinks on some price values on cell in Google Docs. So my cells look like this: =HYPERLINK("http://www.site.com/item","$25.00") I am trying to perform a SUM operation on a bunch of ...
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How to get a running balance?

I'm messing around with Google Sheets today, and I'm trying to put together a balance sheet similar to the one my bank uses. Its got both a credit and debit field in each row and a running balance to ...
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Get duration as seconds google spreadsheet

I'm calculating some sums of gain over time - therefore I want to divide X by time required to generate X. The problem here is, that the SECOND function in the =(SUM(B4:B18)/SECOND(SUM(A4:A18)))*60 ...
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Conversion from object to string in google scripts

I'm trying to take information from Google Sheets and use it to send an email with the information given in sheets. I have the email part down, but when i try to editAsText to delete unwanted ...
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How to set a formula for a entire column?

I need to apply a simple formula into a entire column, this is to prevent having to keep pasting the formula into said column when i add a row... =IFERROR(D1-C1) is the formula that i want to ...
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Google Sheets ARRAYFORMULA not copying form responses

So I have a form setup which sends data into a sheet labeled 'Form Responses'. I have another sheet that mimics the column layout of 'Form Responses' but has formatting applied to it, (called ...
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IMPORTXML: xpath to get non-distinct parent node data for each child node

Google Spreadsheets has an IMPORTXML function, which I am trying to use to maintain a list of TV episodes, based on the API at http://services.tvrage.com/feeds/episode_list.php?sid=3183. I am trying ...
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How to put a dollar symbol before every column and row number in google spreadsheet

I have a big spreadsheet in google docs with many formulas like this: =MIN(C3;C4)/500+4. Now we need to add $ before every cell row/column to make it absolute. So, the formula should look like this: ...
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Using a cell text as sheet reference

Is it possible to use a cell text as a sheet reference in Google sheets. I have a spreadsheet with many sheets and want to reference a sheet name from text in a cell rather than having to put the ...
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Change background color of a cell when another cell is filled in

Let's say I have a Google Sheet where A1 needs to be filled green when B1 till B7 has been filled in with no matter what; and A1 needs to be red when 1 or more cells from B1 till B7 are not filled in ...
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how to clean up table data in Google Sheet IMPORTHTML?

I want to import a table of nuclear power output from https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Атомная_энергетика_по_странам. For some reason, the second col has the number duplicated, eg <td><span ...
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Add FILTER condition if parameter is present

I have on the top of the page some filtering parameters (see $H$1 below). They may be left blank, and if so, they should not be used. How to use then conditionally in FILTER?? The following don't ...
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ArrayFormula to compute Running Average for groups of rows

Is it possible to write an Array Formula which calculates the running average of the Amount column for each of the Name groups in the following sheet? The rows are sorted by Name. In Column C, I ...
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COUNTIF in Google Sheets that checks 'if' a string is in one column before counting in another column

I'm trying to use the COUNTIF function in Google Sheets. The Goal I want the 'dashboard' sheet to display the count of items in column F submitted to the responses sheet 'if' a specific string ...
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Filter columns in Google Spreadsheets based on fill colour

I've got a long list of items that I need to check. I use a traffic light system to track where I change the cell colour of the cells in the progress column: red = haven't done yellow = in progress ...
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Circular Dependency Error, Blank when 0

I have tried both of these in Google Spreadsheets and continue to get circular dependency errors. I am trying to show blank when the result is 0. New values are entered daily and want to have the ...
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A more complicated Countif (Google docs)

I have a simple countif:= Countif(A1:A5,"statement"). And I want it to count the statement n times if it appears n times in my cell A1 (plus of course the number of times it appears on the other ...
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Lock formulas in Google Spreadsheets

I'm creating a table for a friend to input information but he is not very good at computers. I had him work on a table in Excel and locked the page and this worked great but now I want to check his ...
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How to lock formula when adding column in Google Spreadsheets

I’m trying to keep an average of the 5 newest values of a data set: Average($d$1:$h$1). If I add a new column to the left of D for new data, the formula changes to ($e$1:$i$1). How do I prevent the ...
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Lookup using a key from a dropdown cell

I have a dropdown that selects from several text "keys," like so: List of items: Pathetic,Untrained,Novice,Adept,Master,Amazing I'm trying to use these keys to run a lookup on a separate sheet, with ...
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List all records with certain criteria

Help. I just cannot get this going even after 2 hours of searching Google. I have a Google Spreadsheet that has a "List" sheet and an "Outstanding" sheet. I want to see what's outstanding from a ...
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Counting Instances in Google Sheets

At my school, we have a Google Form for recording classroom discipline. The form generates the standard spreadsheet. I want a list of how many times each unique student has received a disciplinary ...