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Beachcomber December 9th 04 01:01 PM

How can I see column headings of hidden columns in Excel before u.
 
I have a large spreadsheet with several columns hidden. I want to unhide a
specific column that I know has a column name of Project Owner. How can I
determine which column to unhide to see the desired column without unhiding
all of the columns? I tried the find feature, but that did not help.

Don Guillett December 9th 04 01:09 PM

assuming you have your name in row 1 of the column, you could use MATCH or
in vba you could use FIND
Sub findcol()
Columns(Rows(1).Find("yournamehere").Column).Hidde n = False
End Sub
--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

"Beachcomber" wrote in message
...
I have a large spreadsheet with several columns hidden. I want to unhide

a
specific column that I know has a column name of Project Owner. How can I
determine which column to unhide to see the desired column without

unhiding
all of the columns? I tried the find feature, but that did not help.




Beachcomber December 9th 04 01:39 PM

Your answer looks like it will work, but I have to admit I don't know what to
enter to use the MATCH function. I placed my cursor in a blank cell and
typed =MATCH (Project Owner). I received an error message of #Name?

Thanks for your reply.

"Don Guillett" wrote:

assuming you have your name in row 1 of the column, you could use MATCH or
in vba you could use FIND
Sub findcol()
Columns(Rows(1).Find("yournamehere").Column).Hidde n = False
End Sub
--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

"Beachcomber" wrote in message
...
I have a large spreadsheet with several columns hidden. I want to unhide

a
specific column that I know has a column name of Project Owner. How can I
determine which column to unhide to see the desired column without

unhiding
all of the columns? I tried the find feature, but that did not help.





Don Guillett December 9th 04 01:46 PM

Have a look in HELP index for MATCH.


--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

"Beachcomber" wrote in message
...
Your answer looks like it will work, but I have to admit I don't know what

to
enter to use the MATCH function. I placed my cursor in a blank cell and
typed =MATCH (Project Owner). I received an error message of #Name?

Thanks for your reply.

"Don Guillett" wrote:

assuming you have your name in row 1 of the column, you could use MATCH

or
in vba you could use FIND
Sub findcol()
Columns(Rows(1).Find("yournamehere").Column).Hidde n = False
End Sub
--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

"Beachcomber" wrote in message
...
I have a large spreadsheet with several columns hidden. I want to

unhide
a
specific column that I know has a column name of Project Owner. How

can I
determine which column to unhide to see the desired column without

unhiding
all of the columns? I tried the find feature, but that did not help.







Beachcomber December 9th 04 01:55 PM

Already tried that!

"Don Guillett" wrote:

Have a look in HELP index for MATCH.


--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

"Beachcomber" wrote in message
...
Your answer looks like it will work, but I have to admit I don't know what

to
enter to use the MATCH function. I placed my cursor in a blank cell and
typed =MATCH (Project Owner). I received an error message of #Name?

Thanks for your reply.

"Don Guillett" wrote:

assuming you have your name in row 1 of the column, you could use MATCH

or
in vba you could use FIND
Sub findcol()
Columns(Rows(1).Find("yournamehere").Column).Hidde n = False
End Sub
--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

"Beachcomber" wrote in message
...
I have a large spreadsheet with several columns hidden. I want to

unhide
a
specific column that I know has a column name of Project Owner. How

can I
determine which column to unhide to see the desired column without
unhiding
all of the columns? I tried the find feature, but that did not help.







Don Guillett December 9th 04 02:16 PM

try again

--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

"Beachcomber" wrote in message
...
Already tried that!

"Don Guillett" wrote:

Have a look in HELP index for MATCH.


--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

"Beachcomber" wrote in message
...
Your answer looks like it will work, but I have to admit I don't know

what
to
enter to use the MATCH function. I placed my cursor in a blank cell

and
typed =MATCH (Project Owner). I received an error message of #Name?

Thanks for your reply.

"Don Guillett" wrote:

assuming you have your name in row 1 of the column, you could use

MATCH
or
in vba you could use FIND
Sub findcol()
Columns(Rows(1).Find("yournamehere").Column).Hidde n = False
End Sub
--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

"Beachcomber" wrote in

message
...
I have a large spreadsheet with several columns hidden. I want to

unhide
a
specific column that I know has a column name of Project Owner.

How
can I
determine which column to unhide to see the desired column without
unhiding
all of the columns? I tried the find feature, but that did not

help.









Don Guillett December 9th 04 02:29 PM

http://tinyurl.com/6b4h8

--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

"Beachcomber" wrote in message
...
Already tried that!

"Don Guillett" wrote:

Have a look in HELP index for MATCH.


--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

"Beachcomber" wrote in message
...
Your answer looks like it will work, but I have to admit I don't know

what
to
enter to use the MATCH function. I placed my cursor in a blank cell

and
typed =MATCH (Project Owner). I received an error message of #Name?

Thanks for your reply.

"Don Guillett" wrote:

assuming you have your name in row 1 of the column, you could use

MATCH
or
in vba you could use FIND
Sub findcol()
Columns(Rows(1).Find("yournamehere").Column).Hidde n = False
End Sub
--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

"Beachcomber" wrote in

message
...
I have a large spreadsheet with several columns hidden. I want to

unhide
a
specific column that I know has a column name of Project Owner.

How
can I
determine which column to unhide to see the desired column without
unhiding
all of the columns? I tried the find feature, but that did not

help.









Dave Peterson December 9th 04 11:29 PM

Maybe you could use a helper worksheet.

=sheet1!a1
and drag across
or
=if(sheet1!a1="","",sheet1!a1)
if you don't want to see 0's when the cell is empty.

If you kind of know what column it should be in, you can still select the cell
by:

Edit|goto, then typing the address (D1) and hitting enter. You'll be able to
see the value/formula in the cell in the formula bar. (You could also just type
the address directly into the namebox--to the left of the formula bar and hit
enter.)

(But Unhiding, looking, and ctrl-z (or edit|undo) isn't really too bad, either.)



Beachcomber wrote:

I have a large spreadsheet with several columns hidden. I want to unhide a
specific column that I know has a column name of Project Owner. How can I
determine which column to unhide to see the desired column without unhiding
all of the columns? I tried the find feature, but that did not help.


--

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson December 9th 04 11:32 PM

One more...

Select the header row(s).
Edit|find (your string like Project)

notice the address in the formula bar.

Beachcomber wrote:

I have a large spreadsheet with several columns hidden. I want to unhide a
specific column that I know has a column name of Project Owner. How can I
determine which column to unhide to see the desired column without unhiding
all of the columns? I tried the find feature, but that did not help.


--

Dave Peterson

Beachcomber December 10th 04 01:33 PM

The helper worksheet was the answer for me. Thanks so much.

"Dave Peterson" wrote:

Maybe you could use a helper worksheet.

=sheet1!a1
and drag across
or
=if(sheet1!a1="","",sheet1!a1)
if you don't want to see 0's when the cell is empty.

If you kind of know what column it should be in, you can still select the cell
by:

Edit|goto, then typing the address (D1) and hitting enter. You'll be able to
see the value/formula in the cell in the formula bar. (You could also just type
the address directly into the namebox--to the left of the formula bar and hit
enter.)

(But Unhiding, looking, and ctrl-z (or edit|undo) isn't really too bad, either.)



Beachcomber wrote:

I have a large spreadsheet with several columns hidden. I want to unhide a
specific column that I know has a column name of Project Owner. How can I
determine which column to unhide to see the desired column without unhiding
all of the columns? I tried the find feature, but that did not help.


--

Dave Peterson



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