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How to recolor all cells based on the original color of the cell in Google Sheets?

I'm looking to recolor cells in a Sheets document I have, simply based on the original color that the cell already has. This is regardless of the contents of the cell and doesn't follow a traditional ...
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Trying to change Gantt chart in Google Sheets to highlight a cell based on date range and progress percentage

I have been working on a dynamic Gantt chart template in Google Sheets for awhile now. Here's how it currently looks: As you can see, the task bar currently highlights gray dependent on the start and ...
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People Chips in Google Sheets

When I convert my email addresses (@) to People Chips, the chip is still an email address in format. How can I make it a chip but only with the person's name and not the entire email address?
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I want date with yyyy/mm/dd format on Google Sheets

I want to convert mm/dd/yyyy to yyyy/mm/dd with function on Google Sheets. I applied TEXT function like the picture but it's not working. How can I convert this?
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How to highlight duplicate values when clicking on a specific cell

I'm new to spreadsheets, but trying to put a functional one together for my team. I have a list of member names, and several lists of tasks they are assigned on different days of the week. The goal is ...
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When I try to paste 8739297430300090 in a cell, it defaults to 8.7393E+15 on google Excel. I have done nothing different than previous cells

I am working on a spreadsheet for a business. I have been copying and pasting phone numbers, names, emails, and their ID numbers. This particular number, 8739297430300090 is defaulting to 8.7393E+15. ...
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How can I change the format to a popup calendar in Google Sheets?

I set the format in the cell to DD/MM/YY but when I click on that cell, I get a popup calendar with the week starting with Monday. But I want the calendar to start on Sunday. My Google Calendar is set ...
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How to create a google sheet file that inputs a phrase in a certain range when another phrase is entered in a different range

I'm trying to create a google document with a classified theme (And no, it's not actually classified) And I want it set to where if you put certain text in a table or cell, it gives you a link to the ...
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How to deactivate auto-formatting?

I was trying to type things in Google Sheets, but I can't find a way for the app not to automatically change some of the things I type. For example I can enter (-3000) in a cell and nothing happens, ...
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Google sheet currency (changable)

I was usually working on Excel sheets, in which I had option to choose currency (file was used as a template). It was based on Conditional formatting and simple formulas so it worked like charm. So it ...
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Adding negative formatting for custom number format

I have a custom number format that formats a number into an in-game currency, the currency is broken down into copper, silver and gold with the following conversion; 1 gold = 100 silver = 10000 copper ...
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How could I copy information from multiple cells that share a common feature into one cell?

I have a list of codes that are each assigned to a specific bigger case code and I would like to put a list all of the smaller codes that share one bigger case code in one cell. for example D2-D6 are ...
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How to jump to a specific customer name in a Google Sheet

I am trying to create a Google Sheet that lists all payments made for tuition by family. I would like to use only one tab (not create a tab for each family) as I have about 120 families to keep track ...
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Create a RAG system based on dates, upcoming and expired within Google Sheets

I want to create a RAG system in google sheets based on dates in a cell. Column A will show a date when someone is trained on a topic and column B shows the due refresher date (3 years later). I want ...
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How to increase precision up to 18 decimals after decimal point in Google Sheets?

I want to have a number like this in my cell, 18 decimals after decimal point: 10.643958132611619777 But Google Sheets rounds it down to 13 decimals 10.6439581326116 How can I increase precision ...
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How to format numbers with a different thousand separator in Google Sheets?

On "Format->Number->More formats->Custom number format" there are several presets, and you can create your own. Great. So #,##0.0 yields results such as 1,234.6, ok interesting. But ...
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Line spacing in Google Sheets

Is there a way to increase the line spacing in Google Sheets, not the cell padding? I'm referring to the space between the lines in a paragraph that's inside a cell. If not, is there an addon that can ...
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IF/AND functions from multiple cells

Would anyone know how to fix this problem? I want cell A676 to categorize based on info from 2 cells C676 and D676. Basically IF the word "Paypal" is in cell D, AND there is a specific ...
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Multiple IF functions on a single cell

How do I add multiple IF functions on 1 cel, without blocking it on the first line. As you can see, column D contains a bunch of text. In column A, I want to categories them. It works up until the ...
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Google sheet - highlihghting cell if in the same row other cell not empty

I'm trying to make a worksheet where I log shift hours. I made columns with dates and to each date a row of hours I want the date text to be green if in the same row a cell is not empty.. The code I ...
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Google Sheets - Hide Specific Cells (NOT Rows or Columns) based on Checkbox within a Sheet (Is this even possible?)

First off, let me say that I am as newbie as possible when it comes to Scripts and coding in general (up until last Friday, my experience was one class in C++ and some HTML back in high school...) so ...
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File import into sheets is dropping necessary leading spaces

I have a configuration .txt file that I'm trying to upload into a new tab in an existing Google spreadsheet. I choose File>Import and select Insert new sheet(s), Detect automatically (there is no ...
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Editing cell value changes its formatting

Enter the value 18/04/2020 08:10:00 in a sell. Set the formatting of the sell to Hour(1):Minute(01) Actual value 18/04/2020 08:10:00 Display value: 8:10 Edit the value of the sell to become 18/04/...
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How can I have conditional formatting with lower priority than manual formatting

I know how to do the formatting that I want. The document should have conditional formatting. However When I added it. It covered the manual formatting. It there a way to say do this conditional ...
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Google Sheets text rotated up, how to clip text end instead of beginning?

I have a very large table where the columns and rows are named, and interior cells are "1" or empty (essentially a sparse matrix). I have rotated the column header text direction up so that the ...
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Pull data as a string from a hyperlinked cell in Google Sheets

I have utility that I've been working on (modified from an existing sheet) for a Tabletop game I run for my group. Currently, it generates random items from a list. The name of each of the items has ...
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How can I add a thick borderline after a certain text in Google Sheets?

I'm trying to modify my Working Hours Spreadsheet; What I want to do is add a thick borderline after each Sunday, so I can better identify each individual Week of the Month. Here's the Masterfile ...
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How can I paste HYPERLINK formula in Google Sheets cell, to make it clickable link with defined text?

I got a script that takes some data and prepares it to paste into Google Sheets cells, some of which are supposed to be links with custom text. But when I paste hyperlink formula the script created, ...
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Rich text formatting in a Google Sheets cell

How is it possible to enable "rich text formatting" inside a single Google Sheets cell? I'd like to have a cell containing some text with both bold and non-bold content, words in italic, with some ...
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Avoid decimal point when integer

Is there a way to use a custom number format in Google Sheets so that decimal point will be visible only when decimals are present? For instance 9 8,2 10 Is there a newer solution about achieving ...
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How can I make a formula ignore a blank cell in Google sheets

I am creating a budget template and have a formula that multiplies cells. However, not every cell will have a number in it. How do I make it so the formula will ignore blank cells or make them = 1 ...
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Utilize SI units in Google Sheets

Seven years ago this was asked, are there any new developments with regard to formatting with SI units? Normally, I will adjust the format to be all milli or micro simply by division, however my ...
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Entering fractions verbatim in Google Sheets

I'm trying to put some marks in a spreadsheet and have a lot of unsimplified fractions or fractions like 19.5/20. Is there a way to enter fractions and have the cells be usable in other formulas, ...
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How do you "Paint Format" more than once in Google Sheets?

In Google Sheets you can select a formatted row, click the "Paint Format" Tool, then click another row to apply the same format. You can drag down to do multiple rows if they are together (say rows 50-...
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How do I keep borders when dragging down to fill cells?

I have a large scheduling spreadsheet of dates and names, split up by week, with borders for clarity. I want to be able to autofill the dates by dragging down the cell. Sometimes I also want to fill ...
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Google sheets spreadsheet will not format date correctly

I have a Google spreadsheet with a date column formatted to dd mmm yyyy. Many of the dates are formatted this way, but some cells will not format this way, and no matter what I select under "Format", "...
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Simplify fractional result of custom number format

In Google Sheets I would like to express any decimal number to the nearest 32nd of an inch. If I type 1.537 I want the result to be 1 17/32, but if I type 1.5 I need it to be expressed as 1 1/2 not 1 ...
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Unsimplified Fractions in Google Sheets

How can I get Google Sheets to display fractions in the form I enter them, rather than in a simplified form? I'm trying to evaluate how a student did on a test, so I have one cell that reports the ...
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Partial cell formatting with CONCATENATE in Google Sheets

Is there a way to format partially using CONCATENATE in Google Sheets? For example, =CONCATENATE("*", Sheet1!A1, Sheet1!B1), and I want to make the * bolded or blue in color or something else. I ...
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How do I Specify the Scientific Notation Power in Google Sheets?

In Google Sheets when I enter 10E-12 in a cell formatted for scientific notation, it automatically turns the number into 1E-11 Though technically correct, this is really annoying when comparing ...
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Google Sheets text wrap no longer expands cell

All of a sudden I seem to be having trouble in my Google Sheets auto extending height of cell with text wrap, for certain cells. Mac OS: 10.13.6 (17G65) Chrome: Version 73.0.3683.103 (Official Build)...
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Formating a number with specific spacing

I'm attempting to pull a particular option value from Yahoo! into Google Sheets. The base URL is: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/GOOG190418C00800000 When breaking the formula up, I have to ...
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Convert hyperlinks to buttons [duplicate]

In Google Sheets, I have a column of active hyperlinks. When you hover over one of them, a tool tip appears that contains an "open link" icon that you can click on to open the URL in a new tab. In ...
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How can I search an argument in GSheets to return TRUE if the argument references another cell?

Hello! In some cells in the True Price Column, I applied a discount by referencing the cell Conv!C2. For example, the argument in D13 is =MROUND((D8 * 2) * Conv!C2, 5) where (D8 * 2) is me calculating ...
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Image in a cell with a hyperlink

I need a cell that contains an image to also contain a hyperlink. Following formula is the only one I found but doesn't work (error analyzing formula) =HYPERLINK("URL", image("URL")) Following ...
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Google Sheets Custom Number Format - Unchanging #<1000

I am well aware of the excellent Custom Number Formula: [<999950]0.0,"K";[<999950000]0.0,,"M";0.0,,,"B" Which abbreviates #,000 numbers to #K, #,000,000 to #M etc... However, I am looking for ...
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Duration to seconds calculation

There are 3 columns in my google sheet with heading Start time (col C), End Time (col D) and time taken (col E). Column E is arrived by finding the difference between col D and col C. Now when I try ...
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When I edit a table in Google Sheet, it auto-changes my data

When I put '4.8.8' into a cell in Google Sheets, it automatically converts it to '4.8.2008'. How do I avoid it?
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Show insignificant zero

I want, when I write a Number in a Cell, that the zeros are still visible. In a Google sheet. e.g. when I write 1.050, or 1.0 or 1.2000 there should stay exactly that. Not 1.05; 1; 1.2 or something ...
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Automatic currency conversion in Google Sheets

I have a personal accounting sheet that is mainly accounting in Euros, but for every manual Euro (EUR) entry I do, I want to have that entry converted to USD in the previous column next to it ...
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