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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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Google Sheets: avoid decimal point when integer - [Bug discovered?]

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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Change entire sheet information based on input of one cell

I'm trying to create a function on a secondary sheet to monitor which of my blogs are getting the most traffic. Currently my secondary sheet has a formula that works to show me blogs that have over ...
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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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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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Validation of cell values

I have a problem (like everyone here, obviosly). In the sheet in the column E from row 2 (row 1 is the heading) I have to choose some text: Text1, Text2... Depending on the choice of value (it should ...
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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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Date fields that refuse to be parsed/formatted

I have some very mysterious date fields in a huge (600 000 records) CSV file which absolutely refuses to behave. They come up aligned left, and conditional formatting shows that they cannot be seen ...
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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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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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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/...
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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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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 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 to remove insignificant decimal point in Google Spreadsheets?

I'm trying to format a number in Google Spreadsheets. I want it to show the thousands comma, then a period ., followed by mostly 3 digits, only when necessary. For example: 1,234.56789 => 1,234....
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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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Convert multiple currencies and total the results in one cell

I have 4 currency columns (GBP, Euro, DKK, SKK). I then want to convert them to GBP in the 'Total Column. Is there a formula to look at all 4 currency columns and then convert to GBP in the specific ...
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IMPORTHTML data is sporadically changing to incorrect format

I'm hoping you can help me with my problem using importhtml with Google Sheets. It is a problem similar to Trying to use Google Sheets importHTML() to import a table. It forces content to a date ...
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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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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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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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Leading zeros in Google Spreadsheet automatically removed

I have a column in which all inputs are numbers. But these numbers are actually not real numbers. Not real in the sense, 050 in this case is very different from 50 The problem is that whenever I add ...
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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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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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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 ...