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Old December 9th 04, 02:01 PM
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Default 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.

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Old December 9th 04, 02:09 PM
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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
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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.



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Old December 9th 04, 02:39 PM
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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
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Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

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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.




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Old December 10th 04, 12:29 AM
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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.)



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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.


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Old December 10th 04, 12:32 AM
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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.


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Dave Peterson
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Old December 10th 04, 02:33 PM
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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.


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Dave Peterson



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