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Google spreadsheet charting count of items?

I have a spreadsheet that is filled by a form. It contains values like the following: Timestamp Person Category 2012-02-13 10.31.22 a x 2012-02-13 11.06.37 b y 2012-02-13 ...
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Change value in one cell through a formula in another cell

I am trying to capture a timestamp for when a spreadsheet is first edited, and ONLY keep that first timestamp. However, NOW() updates each time a spreadsheet is edited. I found a working formula ...
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Google spreadsheet—calculating shaded cells

I am using Google spreadsheets to create a matrix (time/activity) as a daily schedule for staff to sign into. Is there a formula to calculate the number of cells in a column that are shaded (or not ...
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Filter rows in Google spreadsheets

I have a Google spreadsheet. There is a colour column. Every row has a colour, Red, Yellow, Green etc. I want to be able to filter out say all rows that are Red, all rows that are yellow, all rows ...
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Format credit card numbers as four digit blocks in Google Spreadsheets

I have this credit card number in a Google Docs spreadsheet of the following format: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX How can I make it display like XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX or XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX where they're in ...
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Google Docs ImportXML can't scrape anymore?

ImportXML lets you get information from filetypes such as xml, html, csv, tsv, as well as RSS and Atom feeds. This example in Google Docs Help for importXml function - =importXml("toysrus.com";; ...
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In Google Spreadsheets the xPath method with Google Maps don't work anymore?

I've used this query to calculate distance between two locations, now it won't work anymore, and returns the error xPath query didn't get any result (translated from Italian, I don't know if is the ...
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Sum column only if another column has an empty value

I am trying to get a sum of column values in a Google Spreadsheet only if there is no value in the adjacent column. Consider the following example: A | B ------- 40 | 50 20 | 20 30 | 10 | ...
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Sum of the values of the 10 cells above me?

I'd like a formula for Google Docs spreadsheets that will return the sum of the values of the 10 cells above the current cell. That is, if I'm on C31, I want the equivalent of =SUM(C20:C30). However, ...
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How can I calculate how often one string appears in a column compared to another string?

I have a column in my Google Spreadsheet which contains either OK or NOK (acceptance testing). How can I calculate the percentage for how often OK appears compared to NOK.
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Is it possible to link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a Google text document? (not spreadsheets)

I learned here on Web Applications how to link a cell in Google Spreadsheet to a cell in another Google Spreadsheet: How do I link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a cell in another document? Is ...
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How do I format a cell to be in alternative currency without decimals in Google Spreadsheets

I am really scratching my head, but it seems like this is not possible in Google Spreadsheets. I want to format a number cell in kroner without any decimals. All I get is "kr 38,434.00" I want this ...
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Duplicating a set of columns with various widths within the same spreadsheet

I'm trying to duplicate a set of 5 columns multiple times on the same sheet. For example, column A is wide, columns B & E are medium width and Columns C & D are narrow. I want to duplicate ...
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Adding one Google Spreadsheet column to a string to dynamically create a URL in the next column

I have a spreadsheet of product id codes that I'd like to turn into links, and from everything I've read, the concat or concatenate functions in Google Docs should work for that, but so far everything ...
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Hyperlinks in Google spreadsheet docs

In Google spreadsheets, it is possible to add a hyperlink to a cell as: =hyperlink("www.google.com";"search the web") This will show the text search the web which will hyperlink to Google. ...
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Google Spreadsheet fill value in multiple cells

In MS Excel, after selecting a range of cells it is possible to enter a value and press CTRL+ENTER to have that value set in all selected cells. Is there a keystroke in Google Spreadsheet that would ...
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How can I refer to two different columns in a COUNTIF function?

I'll try my best to explain. Say I've got a sheet that looks like this (in this contrived example, let's say I'm sending marketing emails to various people, I know their ages and zip codes, and I want ...
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Text to columns conversion in Google Spreadsheets

How do you do a text-to-columns conversion in Google Spreadsheets? For example, I have the following data string in one cell: 5,233,6,2,6,7,2,2,6,6 I want to break it apart by the comma separator ...
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How do I calculate a time delta in my Google Spreadsheets?

I've got a Google Spreadsheet that looks roughly like this: Date | Start time | End time | Minutes ------------+-------------+-------------+----------- 1/11/2012 | 11:39 | 12:41 ...
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Google Spreadsheet: How to prevent cut and paste data changing references in formulas?

Google Docs has a feature where if you have a reference to a data cell in a formula, and you cut the data from that cell and paste it in a new location, the reference in the formula is updated to ...
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How can I convert a table in a Google Docs document to a spreadsheet?

I've tried selecting the table in the document, copying it, and pasting into a new spreadsheet, but this results in a one-column spreadsheet with all of the columns flattened into one. I don't see a ...
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What is the equivalent key in Google Spreadsheet to Excel's F2 for editing a cell?

In Excel When you want to edit the highlighted cell, and you don't want to move back to the previous cell when pressing the <- key, you press F2. Pressing F2 ensures that when you're editing the ...
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Can I precisely position charts in a Google Docs spreadsheet?

I am using Google Docs to create a "Monthly Report" spreadsheet for a product, and am attempting to make an attractive, compelling experience for the consumers of the report. In this spreadsheet I ...
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How to have auto updated current time cell in GoogleDocs / Excel

I am trying to create a spreadsheet that will allow me to track my clients' timezones. I am using the useless NOW() function to calc current time, and then factor in the time zone value (+/- a #) as ...
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How can I automate a series of actions, after receiving an email in GMail?

Here's what I want to do... When an email with a known subject, or from a known source, is viewed I want a button that will: Add data from the email (could just regex parse) to a new row in the ...
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Google docs spreadsheets: Copy data down into next set of blank cells, if any, for whole column?

I have some text that I've taken in from a pdf that isn't exactly synced up with the right lines as much as I'd like: I want to duplicate the column A and D values down into any empty spaces/rows. ...
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Circular dependency detected even while using IFERROR

I have the following function in the cell B2: ARRAYFORMULA(SUM(IFERROR(Purchases!B3:B, 0))) And the following function in cell C2: ARRAYFORMULA(SUM(IFERROR(Purchases!C3:C, 0))) Basically, the ...
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Apply Formula to Newly Inserted Row

I have a spreadsheet that keeps a running balance of a credit card with the newest transactions at the top (just like credit card web sites). An example of the formula for each cell in the Balance ...
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How can I create a fixed column header in Google Spreadsheet like the first sheet?

How can I create a fixed column header in Google Spreadsheet like the first sheet?
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Getting a new “publish to web” URL for a published Google doc

When I publish a Google spreadsheet to the web, it generates a URL that I can share with others. I know I can stop publishing. When I re-publish, the URL is the same. I no longer want ALL viewers who ...
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Update a cell based on two matching fields in separate tabs within a range

I'm trying to update a cell in Google Spreadsheets where its value comes from another sheet and based on the date range entered with it. Here is what the two worksheets look like in the file. ...
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Missing sort in Google Spreadsheets menus

I have a Google spreadsheet that has the A column as an ID field (incrementing numbers 1...1000; no formula, just numbers). That column is frozen as is the first row of headers. I sorted by column B ...
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Can you specify qualifier and delimiter characters when exporting from Google Spreadsheet?

Can you specify qualifier and delimiter characters when exporting from Google Docs? Right now, when I go to a spreadsheet and do File » Download As, it downloads something that is comma delimited and ...
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Using data from another sheet in Google Spreadsheet

I'm trying to write a SUM function in sheet B, summing all the data from sheet A in specific rows. I can't find a good explanation of how to do this.
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Forcing uniqueness in a Google Spreadsheets column

I have created a Google spreadsheet (acting as a database) that has numerous columns, name being one of them, and I wanted to make sure the name field is always unique and no row can be created if the ...
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Including option descriptions for a Google Docs Spreadsheet form

Usually, the options for a form are pretty self-intuitive, but sometimes, you need to explain each of the individual options. In close proximity to the actual question. However, the options for a ...
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How to freeze a row height or prevent line breaks in Google Spreadsheets?

My question is very similar to a previous question here, but I don't want the scroll bars. When I paste a link in a cell it usually breaks the cell in multiple lines, increasing the row height. Even ...
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How do we set up notifications for documents shared to us in Google Docs?

My friend has shared a file with me on Google Docs and I would like to be notified whenever changes are made to the file (pretty reasonable request I'd say): You can set notifications to find out ...
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Sum data based on cell color in Google Spreadsheets

I have seen this question and altough I face the same problem, the answer to that question is not helpful to my case. I have large spreadsheets which are changed frequently. So, according to the ...
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Multi user filter issue in Google Spreadsheets

When two or more users view the same Google Spreadsheet and one of them filters the data by a column, that filter is immediately applied for the other users as well. Is there a way to avoid this and ...
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Disable Default Word Wrap in Google Spreadsheets

Does anyone know how to make it so that Word Wrap is OFF by default in Google Spreadsheets?
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Chart of averages on Google Spreadsheets

I have day by day data. I would like to display a line chart with this daily data as well as weekly average bar chart. How can display daily as well as weekly trend chart by only having daily data ...
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Can I auto archive my Google Spreadsheet?

We are using Google Spreadsheets for call logs, which is shared with more than 20 users and we all add entries simultaneously. I would like to know if there is any feature to automatically archive ...
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Offline capability in web app with sync when online

I need to give a survey to people on a tablet device. The survey runs on a browser which might often disconnect from the internet, hence I need to have the device sync whenever its in the wifi ...
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Is it possible to add a checkbox/button equivalent to a Google Docs spreadsheet?

I know there's no checkbox functionality in a Google Docs spreadsheet but I was wondering if there's a way to get equivalent functionality somehow. What I'm looking for is a one click enable/disable ...
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Sum of all cells in Google Spreadsheet where matching row fits a value

I want to return the sum of all cells in ColumnA only if the value of a cell on the same row is equal to a specific value. For example, sum C4 if D4 = "Bob". Assuming there are six rows whereby ...
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Embed interactive google spreadsheet with calculations still intact

Is it possible to embed a google spreadsheet into a webpage and keep all the calculations still intact? For example: I'd like to embed a calculator I have into a webpage, and allow the user to still ...
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How can I get Google Docs to stop formatting a form response as a date?

I have a Google form with a question that contains a drop-down box with the following values: Fewer than 10 11-25 26-50 More than 50 If the user selects "11-25", Google Docs renders the response ...
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Create a 7 Day Running Total and Running Average

I have a Google Spreadsheet tracking figures day by day. I want to add a column with a 7 day running total (sum of last 6 rows plus current row) and a column with a 7 day running average (average of ...
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Add a link in Google Spreadsheet to a paragraph in Docs

How do I add a link in a Google Spreadsheet to a specific paragraph or header in a Google Doc?