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How to collate data in Google Spreadsheets?

I have two sheets with data in single Google Spreadsheets document: SheetA: Date Name CounterA 22.02.2011 Beta 101 22.02.2011 Alpha 2 21.02.2011 Alpha 1 SheetB: Date Name ...
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Sum on condition?

I have set up a form with Google Spreadsheet where I want to collect grocery expenses for different people. How can I sum the expenses for different persons? Each row has a column with the person's ...
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Type testing in Google spreadsheets

Is it possible to test for integers or strings in a Google Spreadsheet and respond to each differently?
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Parse HTML through Google Spreadsheet using scripting

I'm trying to speed up the process of getting values from an HTML page to a Google Docs Spreadsheet through scripting. I remember Microsoft Excel had the import data function, but I don't own a copy ...
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Google Spreadsheets: Get column number by referencing column title

In Google Spreadsheets I have a number of columns that I have given title to in Row 1. Using a formula, I want to return the column number (i.e. 5, 6, 7, ...) for the column that has a specific ...
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Is it possible to hide row numbers in a Google Documents spreadsheet?

When looking at a numbered list that starts at the number 1, the row numbers are potentially confusing. (Assuming one has row 1 as column heading labels, item 1 will be on row 2, item 2 on row 3, and ...
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Google Spreadsheet formula, MINUS?

I have a spreadsheet with 3 columns: | ITEM | COST | SUBTOTAL | Subtotal, for example, is 1000 to start, like: -------------------------- | ITEM | COST | SUBTOTAL | -------------------------- | ...
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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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Google Spreadsheets Data Management

I am looking for a way to manage the input of some data in Google Spreadsheets. Before I roll up my sleeves and write a new UI using the Google API I thought I would see if there was anything out ...
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not getting sub date granularity in google docs trend lines?

Anyone have an idea what I might have broken that prevents me from getting sub date granularity on google doc's spreadsheet's trend line graphs? My data is in variable increments, anywhere from 6 to ...
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How to toggle every other column between visible/hidden in my Google Spreadsheet?

I have a Google spreadsheet with my monthly balance sheet for my company. I keep track of estimated and actual like this: Expense | Jan11 Actual | Jan11 Estimate | Dec10 Actual | Dec10 Estimate | ...
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How can I use Google's functions in a spreadsheet's script?

When I use a function such as =importXml("http://www.google.com", "//a/@href") in a Google Spreadsheet cell, it works just fine. However, when I try to use the same function in a script, it gives an ...
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Put Google search inside Google Docs spreadsheet cell

Is there a way to put a Google search widget inside a cell of a Google Docs spreadsheet? I want to avoid my users to hit Ctrl + F every time they search. Would be very cool a Google Docs App that ...
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Google spreadsheets: Charts for black and white printing?

I have a couple of column charts in google spreadsheets that have several columns of data. I would like to print them out in just black and white, since they are part of a larger report that doesn't ...
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What's the biggest csv file you can import into a Google Docs Spreadsheet?

I'm trying to upload/import a 7mb csv file to Google Docs without much luck; What's the largest file size that you can import?
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How to calculate weighted averages in Google Spreadsheets?

I have a Google Docs Spreadsheet where products are listed as rows and attributes as columns. Each product's attribute is rated on a scale of 1-10. My last column is an average of these values (i.e. ...
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How to pass a range into a custom function in Google Spreadsheets?

I want to create a function which takes in a range... something like: function myFunction(range) { var firstColumn = range.getColumn(); // loop over the range } A cell would reference it using: ...
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Is it possible to use a loop in Google Spreadsheets?

I have the following document: +---+-----------+ | | A | +---+-----------+ | 1 | Foo (100) | | 2 | Bar (30) | | 3 | Baz (50) | +---+-----------+ I'd like to use a REGEXEXTRACT to ...
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How to plot time series graph with categories in Google Spreadheets?

I've got data in Google Spreadsheet, with columns as follows: DD.MM.YYYY CATEGORY COUNTER_1 COUNTER_2 For example: 22.12.2010 APPLES 1 20 23.12.2010 APPLES 100 20 23.12.2010 ORANGES 32 12 ...
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How to label points in a scatter plot

I've tried using the built-in scatter plot chart and the Google scatter plot gadget. I haven't been able to figure out how to get either one to allow me to label the points in the chart. I have data ...
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How do I lookup a value from another sheet in Google Docs?

I have a page which looks like this: ╔═══╦════════╦══════╦═══╗ ║ A ║ B ║ C ║ D ║ ╠═══╬════════╬══════╬═══╣ ║ 1 ║ User A ║ 144 ║ ║ ║ 2 ║ User B ║ 5478 ║ ║ ║ 3 ║ User A ║ 2156 ║ ║ ...
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How do I add a hyperlink to a cell in Google Spreadsheets?

In Excel, I can easily add a hyperlink to a cell by choosing the corresponding toolbar button. How do I do the same thing in a Google Doc spreadsheet? I don't see any corresponding toolbar button or ...
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How exactly does sharing work in Google Docs?

I have an Excel spreadsheet I made to track my own scores for an XBox game I play (TrialsHD, if you are curious). I've made it available to other players so they can track their own scores, but it ...
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Cross-reference sheets on Google Spreadsheets

I can just do B12 to reference a field on the same sheet I'm working on, but how do I reference B12 on another sheet?
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How to extract info from the subject line and add to Google Spreadsheet?

I'd like to be able to extract tasks from the subject line of an email in Gmail (using some sort of custom syntax) and then insert the task as a row in a shared Google Spreadsheet. Currently the ...
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How to add days to a date

I'm using a Google Spreadsheet to perform calculations and I'd like to do some simple date math. For example, TODAY() add 7 days. I don't see any functions to do it and some quick stabs in the ...
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Google Spreadsheet formatting a cell with wordwrap without switching modes?

How can one format a cell to have wordwrap in Google Spreadsheets? I've tried Shift+Enter, but that doesn't seem to work. One thing I know works is to place the Spreadsheet into List Mode and then ...
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In Google Docs Spreadsheet in List View, can you add rows to the bottom instead of the top?

I've been using the Google Docs Spreadsheet in List View (View->List View on the menubar) as I have a fixed number of columns in my spreadsheet. I'd like to add new rows to the end of the List ...
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Writing a spreadsheet script

The above link is a picture of the Google Docs spreadsheet that I am working on. Basically it is a sale ticket for a small appliance parts store. I need to be able to select a range of rows and ...
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Pass Data to Form to Store in Google Spreadsheet

I am collecting addresses in a Google Spreadsheet using a web form. But I am collecting those addresses for multiple purposes. I would like to store an "identifier" in the spreadsheet which I can pass ...
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Password protect Google Spreadsheet

Is there a way to secure a Google Spreadsheet in Google Docs?
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How to lock/protect cells in Google Spreadsheets

I created very simple spreadsheet application in Google Spreadsheet for my mom. But I really need to lock/protect the cell with formulas so she cannot edit them. Every time I told her to try new ...
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Google Docs question: How do I specify “everything except the top row” as a range?

I have Sheet1, which is automatically being updated via form entries. I'm making Sheet2, which is a self-sorting version of Sheet1 (it intended to be a copy of Sheet1 but sorted by a column). Ideally ...
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How to dash a whole row if a cell is OK?

I have a cell that can be OK, ERROR or WARNING. When it is changed to OK I want to modify the whole row in some way. I was thinking about to dash all cells. Is it possible? Or is there something I ...
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How can I charts based on day and month using dates in google spreadsheet?

I have a Google spreadsheet that has values like 1/1/10 0 1/2/10 43 1/3/10 17 etc. I want to be able to visualize the data on a day-by-day basis and on a month by month basis. I managed to create ...
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Inserting a New Sheet in a Google Spreadsheet

How can I insert a new blank sheet (a new tab) into an existing Google Spreadsheet? I'm able to duplicate those that already exist on the bottom, but I can't find the menu option to insert a sheet. ...
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What would I use to write a formula only once and have it work on multiple sheets? Google Docs

I want to write a formula once in one sheet and have others call that formula and do calculation in their own sheet. I want to do this because calculations need to be done in 100 other sheets within ...
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Embedding an excel like spreadsheet with formula calculations?

I wish to create an Excel-like spreadsheet which gets a few simple inputs (let's say 3 cells with the input of a number), where then a fourth cell will calculate the sum of the square of the three ...
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How can I make tabs show in Google Spreadsheet?

I copy code from an editor into a Google Spreadsheet cell. Unfortunately, it left-aligns the code making it hard to read. However, when I double-click on it to edit it, the tabs are still there ...
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How can I make some data on a Google Spreadsheet auto-sorting?

Let's say I want Google Spreadsheets to automagically sort some data, for example column C. How do I do that? I know that I can manually sort data by right-clicking and selecting Sort data, but this ...
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Laying out dates in Google Spreadsheet charts

I have a Google spreadsheet with measurements made at different dates. How can I make a chart with the dates spread along the x axis properly? The data looks like this 2010-09-01 80 2010-09-02 79 ...
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Why doesn't Google Spreadsheet graphs layout my points correcty?

When I try to make a simple graph of some points in a Google spreadsheet said points does not end up where I want them to in the graph. Using data like this I expect a straight line in my graph: col ...
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Can I change cell padding in Google Spreadsheets?

I don't want to stretch all rows and columns to make them more readable than they are by default...
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Google Spreadsheet: Use cell referencing in “Change Color Based on Rules”

In "Change Color Based on Rules", one can specify the text color to be any color as long as certain rules are followed: My question is, instead of hard-coding the values, can I use cell reference? ...
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In a Google Spreadsheet, how can I force a row to be a certain height?

In a Google Doc spreadsheet I would like to have each row the same height no matter how much text is in each cell. I have tried "resize row" but no matter how many pixels I put in, the row expands ...
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How to display google's spreadsheet inside a post in my blog?

I have a public Google spreadsheet in Google Drive and want to display it within my blog post (people can directly see it, not only a link to the sheet). How can I do that? Please help! [Edit] I'm ...
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How to convert rows into columns in Google Spreadsheets?

I have a spreadsheet in Google Docs with two data rows and lots of columns like so: Is it possible to easily convert these rows into two columns and lots of rows (obviously retaining all ...
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What are the refresh characteristics of the Google Spreadsheet Import functions?

The imported data is not always up to date with the source pages when I load the spreadsheet. When this happens, F5 refresh does not help. Nor does Ctl-F5. Apparently there is some kind of caching ...
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Figuring out who is the owner of a Google Spreadsheets form

I have noticed that Google spreadsheet form's have URLs in the form of http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=.... I don't see anything that relates to the Google account in the URL. There ...
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Graphs with Google Spreadsheets - collapse data into one 'category'

I have a set of data which is similar to the following: Groceries 5.00 Groceries 14.75 Groceries 6.37 Dinner Out 43.50 Dinner Out 15.00 I'd like to be able to use this data to ...