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ExcelTips (ribbon) for 23 April 2016

Find and Replace
Finding Based on Displayed Results

Want to use Excel's Find feature to locate cells based on what those cells display? It's easy if you know how to adjust where Excel looks for matches.

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(Thanks to Michael Avidan (MVP), Barry Dysert, Jacques Raubenheimer, Steve Viney, Mike Shellito, Bob Beechey, Alexander Guzman, Ahmed Abbas, Marjorie de Jager-Wijntuin, Bob Terrell, Henry Arthur, David Teece, Andrew McIsaac, and Rhonda Hutton for contributing to this tip.)

Macros extend Excel
Calculating Only the Active Workbook

When you enter information into a workbook, Excel automatically recalculates every worksheet in every open workbook on your system. If you want to limit what is recalculated, you'll need some of the techniques described in this tip.

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How to Save Your Life with the Macro Recorder

The fastest way to get the job done is by using macros and the fastest way to create them is by using the macro recorder. But you know the recorded macros are a mess and cannot be easily reused. If you want to make your recorded macros shorter, faster and adaptable to variable-size arrays and workbooks, then CLICK HERE to download the guide: How To Record Excel Macros That Work.

Setting Print Titles

Excel allows you to specify certain rows or columns that will be repeated on the pages of a printout. Here's how to set those titles so Excel knows what to do with them.

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Skipping Rows when Filling

Using the fill handle is a great way to quickly fill a range of cells with values. Sometimes, however, the way to fill cells with what you want may not be immediately clear. What if you want to fill a range of cells but skip every other cell, leaving it blank?

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Help Wanted

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Locking the Size of Pictures in Comments

I routinely place pictures in comments. I then size the pictures so they are just like I need. However, if I later add or delete cells, rows, or columns near the cell to which the comment is anchored, all of a sudden the picture is huge, often 10 to 40 times the original size. Is there a way to lock the size of a picture placed into a comment?
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