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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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How to calculate time worked in Google Sheets after 12am?

I usually work from 3pm to 1am. I can't seem to find out how to make google sheets find the correct duration between those times. I know the correct duration is 10 hours, but no matter what I do ...
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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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Protect or Lock Particular Columns Formatting in Google Sheet

I have a file where we want to lock or protect multiple columns formatting to "PLAIN TEXT" . So if users copy and paste or paste as values should not alter the formats?
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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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Can I protect the formatting of a Google Sheets?

I’ve got a Google Sheets that has lots of formatting and formulas, in various columns, some columns are formula driven, and some columns that are user input driven. The spreadsheet is shared with ...
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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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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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How can I open multiple URLs in Sheets using one cell?

I have been frequently using concatenate to combine cells and strings to render URLs in cells. The purpose of these URLs is to open specific pages to review the information on those pages. I am ...
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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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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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Hyperlinks in Google Sheets

In Google Sheets, 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. Can this rule ...
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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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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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Google Spreadsheets automatically removes leading zeroes

I have a column comprised exclusively of numbers. Whenever I add 050, the sheet automatically changes it to 50. I have tried prepending a space, but it makes no difference. What can I do to avoid ...
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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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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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Formatting a cell with word wrap without switching modes?

How can one format a cell to have word wrap in Google Sheets? 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 if you ...
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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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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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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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Border Formating

I am looking to format cells with a border if the title cells both contain text. To trial I have used number 1 for the search key. I think it may be in the range I am supplying for the .setBorder. ...
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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 to format a negative number red within a mixed formula result

We use the following formula: ="Stu/W: " & TEXT((A$2/B2),"[Red]#,###,##0.00") &"€" and wish to have the resulting negative currency numbers colored red and positive blue. Unfortunately ...
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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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Use specific currency symbol in Google Spreadsheets

'₴' is a currency sign used for the Ukrainian Hryvnia. It's in Unicode since 2004. I want to use it in spreadsheets as a sign for money values, but Google Spreadsheets doesn't understand it as a ...
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A Way to Add Text Before Your Hyperlink in Google Spreadsheets? [duplicate]

Is there a way to add text before the hyperlink? So for example: This section needs reworking. You can find the section HERE. HERE would be the text replacement for the actual link. The actual ...
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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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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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How to convert all numbers regardless of decimal separator into valid number of current locale?

I have a column with text looking like this: 123,123 123.123 123,123 123.123 I would like another column to parse this into decimal numbers, disregarding the different decimal separators (dot . and ...
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google cell format: only 3 digits

Is there any way to do this: I have cell and most of the numbers have 2 significant digits like 3.45. But once in a while I have a number like 143 big number, the rest are under 10. Currently for 143 ...
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How to alter text orientation to vertical in Google Sheets?

Using MS Excel I can go to Format of the cell and choose the text orientation from horizontal to vertical fairly easily. How do I alter text orientation to vertical in Google Sheets?
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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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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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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 to change the text line height in one cell?

I could not find an option in the recent version of Google Sheets to change the text line height (the spacing between lines in a single cell). You realize the problem even more when exporting 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to format Brazilian phone numbers in Google Sheets?

I have two possible phone numbers: One with 9 digits (mobile) and 8 digits (landline), and I need to insert - after 4 or 5 digits so they appear as 0000-0000 when 8 digits, and 00000-0000 when they ...
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How do I add dates for the beginning and end of the week in one cell

I know very little about Google Sheets and all I want to do is create a cell that will display the beginning and end of the week, like this: 7/22-7/28. I'd like to be able to drag this across ...
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How to enumerate dates into a Google Sheets' column?

I need to enumerate a Google Sheets' column with consecutive business dates (Sunday-Thursday) starting and ending with specific days. Can this be done automatically or I have to this manually?
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Google Spreadsheet: Conditional format used together with a range doesn't seem to format cells correctly

I'm trying to create a small calendar, which is built like this: A1: = DATE(2018, 1, 1); B4: = A1 C4: = A1 + 1 D4: = A1 + 2 … This works fine and the columns B2 … D4 looks ok: Mon, 01/01 | Tue, 02/...