Questions tagged [google-sheets]

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Is there any way to create a timestamp in a Google Spreadsheet?

I use PSPad as a text editor, which allows you to press Alt + D to insert a timestamp, e.g.: 2010-07-17 23:45:44 Is there a way to do this in a Google Spreadsheet?
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Google Docs brings Firefox to a grinding halt

I've found recently that when I open a not-too-large* spreadsheet in Google Docs, within about 5 minutes of leaving it in a background tab, Firefox starts hogging 100% processor time. Closing the main ...
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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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No force-reload tip on Google Sheets?

So I'm running nightly tasks to generate some custom statistics for my site and copy the statistics in .csv format to separate server via SCP. Then I use these .csv files in Google Sheets to display ...
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Take SUM of colored cells in a column in Google Spreadsheets?

I have a column of numbers, where I've changed the background color of some of the cells to blue. All of the other cells in the column have the regular white background. Is it possible to create a ...
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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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How to plot time series graph in Google Sheets?

I know it is possible to plot graph or chart in Google Sheets but the problem with current plotting way is that you can only specify the Y, but not the X, and as such there is no way to plot a time ...
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Is there a way to limit a column's data to a list in Google Spreadsheets?

I'm looking for a way to create a drop-down combobox for a column, so that it easier for data entry. I know about using a form, but are there any other ways to do this in spreadsheet view? For ...
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What limitations does Google Sheets have in relation to Microsoft Excel? [closed]

Office licenses are expensive. What features of Microsoft Office are missing from Google Sheets that would be of value in ordinary personal or business use?
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Is there any way to script a Google Docs spreadsheet?

I have a really complex spreadsheet in Google Docs, and while it works, having the ability to script it a bit (à la VBA in Microsoft Office) would make it a lot cleaner. I heard that this is doable in ...
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How can I set conditional formatting on a particular cell that depends on another cell's value?

In my example I would like to conditionally format column B cells. Those marked with x should be formatted according to value in column A (in the example the value is 1): A | B 1 | x 2 | 3 | 1 | x ...
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ISBLANK() function

Is there any way I can check whether a cell is empty? There is a function ISBLANK() but it returns false when there's a formula in a cell even thought the formula doesn't return anything (or an empty ...
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Function to find distance between cities

I'm working with Google Docs and want to create a spreadsheet of the following form: Point A Point B Mileage Los Angeles Miami 292100 Palo Alto San Francisco ...

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