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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1400 on: June 18, 2020, 02:52:20 AM »
How do calculate a percentage.
Example if I know an airline ticket for 4 passenger  ( 2 adt, 1 child, 1 inf) cost $5000 and now I want to divide the adt by 35%, the child by 20% and the inf 10%. What would be the formula in Excel?

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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1401 on: June 18, 2020, 08:49:06 AM »
How do calculate a percentage.
Example if I know an airline ticket for 4 passenger  ( 2 adt, 1 child, 1 inf) cost $5000 and now I want to divide the adt by 35%, the child by 20% and the inf 10%. What would be the formula in Excel?
Multiply (*) by percent of 1, not divide (/).

=5000*0.35
(*0.2, *0.1 for the others)

If you have the 5000 in a cell, you can reference the cell instead of inputting the number =A1*0.35 ).
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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1402 on: June 18, 2020, 10:06:15 AM »
Multiply (*) by percent of 1, not divide (/).

=5000*0.35
(*0.2, *0.1 for the others)

If you have the 5000 in a cell, you can reference the cell instead of inputting the number =A1*0.35 ).
Or =5000*35% if optics matter.

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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1403 on: June 18, 2020, 10:15:46 AM »
Ok but how would get Excel to multiply 35% twice, 20 % once & 10% from the same number and list there values separably?

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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1404 on: June 18, 2020, 10:27:44 AM »
Ok but how would get Excel to multiply 35% twice, 20 % once & 10% from the same number and list there values separably?

In cell A1 enter 5000
In cell A2 enter =A1*35%
In cell A3 enter =A1*35%
In cell A4 enter =A1*20%
and so on.

If you need this on a regular basis for different ticket prices, but the Adult, Child, and Infant % stays the same I'd go with a Lookup or Vlookup table.

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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1405 on: June 18, 2020, 11:00:03 AM »
In cell A1 enter 5000
In cell A2 enter =A1*35%
In cell A3 enter =A1*35%
In cell A4 enter =A1*20%
and so on.

If you need this on a regular basis for different ticket prices, but the Adult, Child, and Infant % stays the same I'd go with a Lookup or Vlookup table.
Once I figure everything Excel can do, 
I am actually thinking of creating a customized program with all the travel related calculations I need. 
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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1406 on: June 18, 2020, 11:13:00 AM »
Once I figure everything Excel can do, 
I am actually thinking of creating a customized program with all the travel related calculations I need.

If you need someone to do it for you, feel free to reach out to me. I do VBA automation (along with simpler functions and formulas), as a side gig when I have too much time on my hands ::)

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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1407 on: June 24, 2020, 12:39:01 AM »
If you need someone to do it for you, feel free to reach out to me. I do VBA automation (along with simpler functions and formulas), as a side gig when I have too much time on my hands ::)
can you recommend a good class that teaches vba (not just watch YouTube videos etc.) ? I took Kyle pew’s class on udemy.com but the vba was less focused on vs the reg excel course.
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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1408 on: June 24, 2020, 10:07:25 AM »
can you recommend a good class that teaches vba (not just watch YouTube videos etc.) ? I took Kyle pew’s class on udemy.com but the vba was less focused on vs the reg excel course.

I'm self-taught but I know there are a few VBA for Dummies books out there if that's your style.

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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1409 on: June 24, 2020, 10:09:04 AM »
I'm self-taught but I know there are a few VBA for Dummies books out there if that's your style.
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Also - many years ago I took some courses from http://599cd.com/. It seems like they have VBA courses now. I don't know if they are current but if they are they are probably a good thing to try.
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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1410 on: July 06, 2020, 03:12:13 AM »
Very Impressed with https://exceljet.net/.
Explains formulas in text and has some videos.
Very clean interface and easy to learn from.   

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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1411 on: August 04, 2020, 10:49:52 AM »
Is there a way to use ctrl f, on multiple open sheets?
If I don't know which sheet the information is in

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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1412 on: August 04, 2020, 10:59:21 AM »
Is there a way to use ctrl f, on multiple open sheets?
If I don't know which sheet the information is in
I'm assuming you mean workbooks (to search multiple worksheets within the same workbook just click on Options and select Workbook instead of Sheet).
There's no built in excel functionality to search across multiple workbooks so assuming you don't want to go the VBA route, you can search the folder instead of the file. This will isolate the file containing your desired text and while it won't give you the cell location you can then search within that particular Workbook for the cells containing the data desired.

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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1413 on: August 16, 2020, 10:38:59 PM »
On a couple of files the save box shows when I close the file even if no changes were made.
I can open and close right away and it will ask to save instead of closing right away. Any ideas?
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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1414 on: August 17, 2020, 12:39:43 AM »
On a couple of files the save box shows when I close the file even if no changes were made.
I can open and close right away and it will ask to save instead of closing right away. Any ideas?
It only happens to specific files? Maybe there's a function like current time that reruns every time it's opened.
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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1415 on: August 17, 2020, 08:20:56 AM »
Maybe there's a function like current time that reruns every time it's opened.
It is a formula that uses current date that is the issue. If I delete them it will save without asking.
Here is the odd part. This only started to happen after I moved everything over to my new computer. The same file on my old computer will save without asking if no changes are made.
Any way to fix this?
Old computer uses Office Pro 2016
New computer uses Office Pro Plus 2016
ETA: I start a new file and put =TODAY() in the first cell. If I open and close it will ask to save instead of closing right away.
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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1416 on: August 17, 2020, 09:28:01 AM »
It is a formula that uses current date that is the issue. If I delete them it will save without asking.
Here is the odd part. This only started to happen after I moved everything over to my new computer. The same file on my old computer will save without asking if no changes are made.
Any way to fix this?
Old computer uses Office Pro 2016
New computer uses Office Pro Plus 2016
ETA: I start a new file and put =TODAY() in the first cell. If I open and close it will ask to save instead of closing right away.

Is one using autosave and/or onedrive?
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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1417 on: August 17, 2020, 09:44:23 AM »
Is one using autosave and/or onedrive?
Not onedrive as that was uninstalled. How would I check for autosave? There are files without using the date that work fine.
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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1418 on: August 17, 2020, 11:07:49 AM »
Not onedrive as that was uninstalled. How would I check for autosave? There are files without using the date that work fine.
I have an icon in the quick access toolbar, but I use 365 with Onedrive. maybe autosave will help.
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Re: Excel Help and Problems
« Reply #1419 on: August 27, 2020, 11:29:32 PM »
I need to be on top of multiple legal entities, each of which has its own quirks as far as filing deadlines, etc.
there's expensive Entity Management System software out there, but there's got to be an easy way in excel or access to do this.
Anyone have ideas?