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Old 01-06-2011, 04:00 AM
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Hi, I'm new to excel and quite bad at it, so I'd appreciate some help.
The first problem should be quite easy for you... I need a formula to display today's name (6.1.2011 = Thursday) I've found this formula but for some reason it doesn't work =TEXT(TODAY(),"ddd d")

The second problem i have is unsolvable i think :P
I have this school timetable which I made for entire year, and I'd like to make one little timetable at the top of spreadsheet which should change
as the days pass... So I'd like to have my little table to fetch date from the big timetable.

In case you didn't understand...
__________________________________________________ _________
|MON 10.1.2011


|_________________________________________________ _________
|Math
|Biology
|English
|_________________________________________________ _________

I want to make a table that'll basically copy this one if 10.1.2011 is today's date.

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Old 01-06-2011, 10:32 AM
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The formula should work, but perhaps without any spaces between the "d"s, for example:

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=TEXT(TODAY(),"dddd")
The second problem will depend on how your spreadsheet is arranged. It would be helpful if you'd post a sample of your timetable spreadsheet; with sensitive info changed/removed of course.

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Old 01-06-2011, 12:34 PM
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I had already written the formula without the empty space between the d's, the weird thing is... it says that the formula is wrong and underlines dddd.

Here's the picture, I hope it'll help you: http://img524.imageshack.us/i/72970040.png/

Thanks for the reply.

Oh, and if you didn't know I have an 2010 office copy.
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Hi Mandusin,

You're making this harder than it needs to be.

Simply enter =TODAY() into the cell where you want the date to appear. Then choose Format|Format Cells|Date and select a date with the appropriate format. If you can't find one there, choose 'Custom' instead of 'Date' and use a custom format. For waht your first post describes, the format would be:
DDD d.m.yyyy

The second problem would require a lookup table with the classes for each day.
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:56 AM
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Thanks for the reply, I didn't notice "custom" category in format cells menu...
I guess I'll just have to work around for my second problem.

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Hi Mandusin,

Take a look at the workbook in the second-last post in this thread:
https://www.msofficeforums.com/excel...la-please.html

That should give uou an idea of how to go about it.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:29 AM
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Sorry for reopening the thread.
I've got an idea but I'm not sure how to make it work, I'll attach excel file, maybe you'll think of something.

Sorry to bother you again.
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Hi Mandusin,

The formula for C6 is:
=INT(TODAY()/7)*7+2
The formula for C13 is:
=INT(TODAY()/7)*7+3
and so on.
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Thanks very much! your help is appreciated
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