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How do I link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a cell in another document?

I have a monthly spreadsheet that relies on figures from the previous month. I'd like to import these values dynamically rather than cutting and pasting them. Is this possible? How do I do it?
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Google Spreadsheets conditional formatting based on another cell's content

How can I set conditional formatting on a particular cell that depends on another cell's value? A | B 1 | x 2 | 3 | 1 | x 1 | x 4 | 8 | // X can be any value and is here merely to // mark the ...
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Can I add an autoincrement field to a Google Spreadsheet based on a Google Form?

I use a Google Form to retrieve feedback from our customers. I then download this info into our offline system. Is it possible in Google Form to give a unique value to each row it inserts into the ...
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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 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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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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How Do I Combine Columns In Google Spreadsheets?

I need to combine multiple columns into a single column, so: one four seven two five eight three six nine Becomes: one two three four five six seven eight nine
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'Lock' part of formula when copying from one cell to another

I have the following formula in a Google Spreadsheet: =IF(I11="VSS";G11;IF(I11="MCS";0;G11*Totais!C30)) I would like to freeze Totais!C30 when I click on bottom right of cell and drag down. ...
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Google spreadsheet sorting messes up cell comments

I'm running into this weird problem with Google spreadsheets: if the cells have comments on them and I sort the spreadsheet, the rows sort but the comments stay in the same position, and don't move ...
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Complete reference documentation for Google Spreadsheets formulae?

As a programmer, I find myself somewhat frustrated when trying to use Google Spreadsheets, because there seems to be no definitive description of the syntax that I can use for formulae. For instance, ...
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Link to specific sheet in Google spreadsheet

I have a complicated Google spreadsheet with many sheets and a table of contents. Is there some way to create a link to the sheet names so that with a click one can go directly to the sheet? That is: ...
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How do I mail merge from Google Spreadsheet to a Google Document?

With Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word, it is easy to merge rows from a spreadsheet into pages in a Word file. This was traditionally used to make paper mailings. How can I do the same with Google ...
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Pass range in Google Apps script custom function without using A1 notation

I'm new to Google Apps script and I would like to create a function for a spreadsheet that sums cell values when the cells meet certain criteria, such as the background color. Moreover, I'd like to ...
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Advanced date logic in Google Spreadsheets

I have the folowing situation: Today is 4/9/12. I have a cell with a date in the sheet that is 4/13/12. This cell should turn red since it is within 7 days from the current date. What is a ...
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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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Google Spreadsheet: Finding the SUM of an array where the size of the array is dependent on a cell's contents

Here is a simplified example of what I want: sheet 1 sheet 2 The yellow highlighted areas are areas important to the formula. Essentially Column C finds the row on Sheet 2 with the same Item as ...
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Styling Text Within a Cell in Google Spreadsheets

In Excel it is possible to style text within a cell, by pressing Crtl+1. You can create for example the following sequence: 1,2,3,4. This that possible in Google Spreadsheets?
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Is is possible to have part of a google doc hidden publicly but able to be edited and “pushed” to LIVE?

So I have a public schedule for my business, but need to edit (which sometimes takes a few days) and then make "public"... Can I do that? I know I can "hide" but when I reopen, it's live and everyone ...
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How can I record the date/time when a new row is added?

I want to add a date value when a new row is added in Google spreadsheet. I have seen the script on Add a 'creation date' value when a new line is edited, but I was not able to modify the code to my ...
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Cumulative Sum without Script

For this question, I've created a Google Apps Script function, that calculates the cumulative sum of a range. Martin Hawksey on Google+ made a comment about a more efficient way of calculating the ...
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How does one add a new line in a cell in a Google Spreadsheet?

I pressed return to make a new line in a cell of my Google Spreadsheet. That just moved the cursor to the next cell. How does one add a new line in a cell?
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How to set a Google Docs Spreadsheet cell format to bare text?

I am to store international standard phone numbers (starting with a plus sign followed, usually, by plain numbers) in a Google spreadsheet column. An example of such a phone is +420123456789 When I ...
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Google Spreadsheet Timestamp?

I'm looking for some help with my Daily Work Log spreadsheet. I've search and read many different version of making a "TimeStamp" in Google spreadsheet. And it seems I don't have enough experience for ...
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Refer to Sheet with value in Cell?

The usual way to reference a sheet is here but how do you reference a sheet when the sheet's name is a value in a cell? For example, A1 = "Sheet number two" B1 = A1&"!B4" Here I want B1 to ...
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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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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?
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Is there a way to filter columns in Google Spreadsheets?

Is there a way to filter columns in Google Spreadsheets: Column (A) contains new data Column (B) contains filter data, i.e. cells with text that should not be included in column C Column (C) is the ...
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Creating an online form - by Importing the questions from a spreadsheet?

I've got a spreadsheet where each row of the first column is a question, and the next 4 columns are the optional 4 answers to that question. I want to turn these questions into an online form (like ...
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Add a 'creation date' value when a new line is edited

I'm not a programmer or coder, so please be gentle with me :-) I have a Google Spreadsheet that is used by different people to add tasks for my team. Here's an example of what it looks like: ...
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Panel with Vertical Scroll Bar that allows navigating to different worksheets

I am attempting to build a Script that would open a window with each worksheet I have in my spreadsheet, allowing me to click on the worksheet name to navigate to that sheet. I found the following ...
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Combining Stuff in Google Spreadsheet

I want to accomplish the following: string = TEST; cell reference = B2, value = ING; RESULT = TESTING Which of the following options are the best to use: CONCAT: =CONCAT("TEST",B2) & ...
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Google Spreadsheets equivalent of Excel CLEAN() formula

I've created an Excel file where a non-technical co-worker of mine organizes a bunch of data into rows and columns. I then have formulas concatenate across those rows and columns and add some HTML ...
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Cell reference with colour formatting

Is it possible to reference a cell in Google Spreadsheets so that cell where it gets displayed also displays it using the same text and cell colour formatting? =A1 Will only reference dell's value. ...
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Auto Sort Sheet on second entry

I loved the script put forward by w0lf mostly it did the trick however I cannot figure out a way to have it sort only when I enter data in the second column of 4 columns it does it when I enter data ...
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How do you conditionally join text in Google Sheets?

So, I thought this would be relatively straightforward for an advanced user, but this one is troubling my brain. I have a schedule of people: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 John D. a a ...
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How can I get Google Sheets to auto-update a reference to another sheet?

I am using an external application to enter data into a Google Spreadsheet. This workbook is then referenced by a separate workbook (with the IMPORTRANGE(spreadsheet_key, range_string) function) that ...
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Summing a column based on another column in Google Spreadsheet

I have the following data in a Google Spreadsheet: +------+---------+ | Time | Include | +------+---------+ | 0:30 | No | | 1:00 | Yes | | 0:30 | Yes | | 0:30 | No | | 0:30 | Yes ...
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Get last date from a column on a different sheet

I'm looking for help on the following: How do I get the last date from a column in sheet1 returned in a cell of sheet2 I tried it with: =FILTER(Sheet1!A:A ; ROW(A:A) =MAX( FILTER(ROW(A:A) ; ...
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How to select weekdays only in a Google spreadsheet?

I have a table with two columns: column A has dates, column B has data. I want to compute the average of the data in B that corresponds to only week (work) days. How can I write it as a formula?
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Can we do a link between two Google Docs spreadsheets?

I want to make a link between two spreadsheets, like if I click on a code in a cell, it opens the spreadsheet which the code refers/links to.
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Are Excel formulas and Google Spreadsheet formulas the same?

I want to be sure all my Google Spreadsheet work can be converted OK to Excel. How many of the Excel formulas match the formulas of Google spreadsheets?
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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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Referencing cells above and to the left in script

I'm trying to make a script for a custom function in google spreadsheet to work out the hours worked in a day function hwtd(). I've got it perfect in the cell (((F8-E8)+(F9-E9))+(IF((F10<E10), ...
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Microsoft Excel 2010 is password protected but opens in Google Spreadsheet showing all locked and hidden formulas

This is a huge problem. When we email a password protected Excel file with hidden and locked cells to protect formulas, they open on a Droid showing and allowing manipulation of all protected ...
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How to automatically insert a new row and retain functions/formulas from last row?

I have a table with cells that have functions/formulas, like this one: I need a script that creates a new row, copying with it the functions/formulas of the last used row. I find this script which ...
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How do I Sum Thoughout Different Sheets

How do I create a reference to a defined interval in several sheets? Something like this: =SUM(Sheet1:Sheet2!A1)
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Alternating colors for lines in Google docs spreadsheet

I have a shared Google spreadsheet where several users have already filled out parts. It would be useful to have alternately colored lines to facilitate correct placement of additional data. Is ...
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Embed Google Spreadsheet in Google Document

Is it possible to embed a Google Spreadsheet into a Google Document à la Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word? How about a chart from a Spreadsheet?
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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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Display Sheet Name in Google Spreadsheet

Is there any way to display a sheet name as the result of a function in a google doc spreadsheet (exactly like this question, except in gspread)?