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Selected as an Excel MVP by Microsoft since 1999. Answering Excel questions in Allexperts since its inception in 2001. Able to answer questions on almost all aspects of Excel's internal capabilities. If seeking a VBA solution, please specify that in your question itself so I give you the answer you want. [Excel has weak protection - if you are distributing an application, I don't answer questions on how to protect your project from your users.]

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Master of Science (MS) degree Operations Research (ORSA)

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2017-03-23 Legacy question:

Julian,    Go to a sheet tab and right click.  In the menu choose insert.   You should get a list that includes the excel 4 macro sheet.       So xlm macros are supported in the latest version of excel

2017-03-19 simple formula but "too many arguments":

Paul,    I copied your formula and pasted it into a cell and it worked fine for me:     =IF((A1=1),(B2+C2)/30,IF((A2=1),(B2+C3)/50,0))    Also, it gave the expected answer under all three conditions you

2017-03-18 Update Inventory list by barcode scanner:

Boris,        for item 1, that is already in the code:      Else    MsgBox "The ean code " & Target.Value & " was not found, quitting"    Application.EnableEvents = False      Target.ClearContents    Application

2017-03-17 Update Inventory list by barcode scanner:

Boris,    I see from your picture that the routine would need to start looking in B11 going down the sheet and when found, would increment or decrement column E of the found row. (I counted 11 rows to

2017-03-16 Formula:

Natalie,    I am not following your description.   If you want to send me a workbook with some data and a couple of sample entries showing the results of what the formula should calculate I will see what


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