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windows 7 / excel issue (cannot have 2 spreadsheets open on either side)

I tried to be concise with the title, sorry.


I did a brief search but couldn't seem to find a relevant topic.

Why is it that in windows 7 - excel spreadsheets cannot share the screen with another?

for instance, if you have two spreadsheets open, and hit windows key/left for one, when you go to hit windows key right for another, it simply replaces it and moves the whole program to the right.

is there a way to achieve a view to compare 2 spreadsheets side by side?

thank you.

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1/ sheet 2 / sheet 3 at the bottom. Great! When I use my
Windows XP, Excell does not have sheet 1 / sheet
the bottom. How do I get it?

Driving me crazy trying to figure that one!!!

I am using MS Excel 2003. I have 2 spreadsheet, spreadsheet 1 is updated daily
Spreadsheet 2 needs to READ/extract data from THE ADDITIONAL DATA from
spreadsheet 1. How do I link spreadsheet 2 to spreadsheet 1
so that it will always get the data from spreadsheet 1 automatically? the
data added are usually not in order of the row, hence i would want
spreadsheet 2 created in order of the data added in spreadsheet 1


I'm using MS Excel 2003. I have 2 spreadsheet, spreadsheet 1 is updated daily
with new rows added daily. Spreadsheet 2 needs to extract data from the last
row of data from spreadsheet 1. How do I link spreadsheet 2 to spreadsheet 1
so that it will always get the data from the last row of spreadsheet 1


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I've attached 2 screenshots of the different CSV files labeled as "1st Spreadsheet" & "2nd Spreadsheet" respectively. If you need more screenshots or information just let me know.


I have 2 Spreadsheets, we'll call them Sheet1 and Sheet2

Sheet1 has multiple columns of data.
The first column has id #'s (we'll call it ID) and the seceond column has another set of id #'s (we'll call it RespID)

Sheet2 has 2 columns
Column 1 has id's (called UID) and column 2 has RespID's (like in sheet1)

I would like to merge the two spreadsheets so that the UID's of sheet2 is mached with proper ID's in sheet1.

The common column between both sheets is RespID

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I would like to be able to have two spreadsheets open and on two screens at the same time so that I can compare/work with each of them.

I can open 2 or more but they always open on top of each other.

Does anyone know if this is possible in excell 2003?

Many thanks, jinj

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I am new to Excel programming and for the stuff I need I usually am able to patch examples together from here to get things to work!

My problem is I have 2 spreadsheets:
XL_1 is the master spreadsheet and contains approx 55000 rows with about 20 columns. i.e. Col1, Col2, Col3 etc...

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Posted: 01/02/2010

Hello All,
Using Windows and Excel XP.

I have a spreadsheet that contains numbers in A1:B2. What I want to do is
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Example #1
1 40 37
2 37 12

in this example 37 (in A2) falls in between 40 (A1) and 37 (B1), but 12 (B2)
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Example #2
1 22 7
2 30 23

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