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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why doesn't "Custom number format" show up in Google Sheets (Google Spreadsheets)?

According to this Google help article, I should be able to do the following to apply custom number formatting in a Google Sheets document. Highlight the data you want to format. Click the Format menu ...
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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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Date format in spreadsheet

I want to create spreadsheets to record the money I spend each year. Each file is named as Cost-2012, Cost-2013,...etc. Inside each file, there are in fact 12 sheets, which are named as 01, 02, ..., ...
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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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Having units in Google Spreadsheets?

I want to be able to input plain numbers like 200, or 3000 and have the cell display 200g, 3kg, etc... But still be able to add the values in the cells. So if I add the two above I'd get 3.2kg on the ...
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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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Hyperlinks in Google Sheets

In Google Sheets, it is possible to add a hyperlink to a cell as: =hyperlink("";"search the web") This will show the text search the web which will hyperlink to Google. Can this rule ...
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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 ...
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