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Default Title Text function =PROPER(A3) not working?

I dont understand why I cannot clen up a worksheet with various upper and
lower case structure to the correct "Title Case"? I have a column (A) of
mixed upper and lower case words and next to that column I create a new
column (B). In that new column (B) I enter my =PROPER(A3) in the cell next
to the one to be corrected and nothing? What am I doing wrong or am I
missing something?
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Hi Larry,

That should work. What do you have in A3 and what appears in B3?

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"LarryW" wrote in message ...
|I dont understand why I cannot clen up a worksheet with various upper and
| lower case structure to the correct "Title Case"? I have a column (A) of
| mixed upper and lower case words and next to that column I create a new
| column (B). In that new column (B) I enter my =PROPER(A3) in the cell next
| to the one to be corrected and nothing? What am I doing wrong or am I
| missing something?
| --
| LarryW


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Default Title Text function =PROPER(A3) not working?

Hi Niek

What I have in Column A is all the names that are in mixed case starting
with A3. I instered a new Column to the right and that is now Column B. I
moved to Column B in cell 3 "B3". I went and entered the formula in the top
formula bar as =PROPER(A3) The same appeared in (B3) and I tapped enter.
After doing so, the name did not appear in "B3" as corrected? all the was in
B3 was: =PROPER(A3) and nothing more? Am I doing something wrong? I am
using WindowsXP, Excel 2003.
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LarryW


"Niek Otten" wrote:

Hi Larry,

That should work. What do you have in A3 and what appears in B3?

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Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel

"LarryW" wrote in message ...
|I dont understand why I cannot clen up a worksheet with various upper and
| lower case structure to the correct "Title Case"? I have a column (A) of
| mixed upper and lower case words and next to that column I create a new
| column (B). In that new column (B) I enter my =PROPER(A3) in the cell next
| to the one to be corrected and nothing? What am I doing wrong or am I
| missing something?
| --
| LarryW



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Default Title Text function =PROPER(A3) not working?

If you're seeing the formula itself, then it could be a couple of things.

#1. You could be looking at formulas.
Tools|Options|View tab|Uncheck Formulas
(in xl2003)
(or hit ctrl-` (control-backquote to the left of the 1/! key on my USA keyboard)

#2. The cell could be formatted as text.
Select the cell
Format|Cells|Number Tab|Choose General (or anything but Text)
Then hit F2, then Enter to tell excel to reevaluate your entry (the formula)

LarryW wrote:

Hi Niek

What I have in Column A is all the names that are in mixed case starting
with A3. I instered a new Column to the right and that is now Column B. I
moved to Column B in cell 3 "B3". I went and entered the formula in the top
formula bar as =PROPER(A3) The same appeared in (B3) and I tapped enter.
After doing so, the name did not appear in "B3" as corrected? all the was in
B3 was: =PROPER(A3) and nothing more? Am I doing something wrong? I am
using WindowsXP, Excel 2003.
--
LarryW

"Niek Otten" wrote:

Hi Larry,

That should work. What do you have in A3 and what appears in B3?

--
Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel

"LarryW" wrote in message ...
|I dont understand why I cannot clen up a worksheet with various upper and
| lower case structure to the correct "Title Case"? I have a column (A) of
| mixed upper and lower case words and next to that column I create a new
| column (B). In that new column (B) I enter my =PROPER(A3) in the cell next
| to the one to be corrected and nothing? What am I doing wrong or am I
| missing something?
| --
| LarryW




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Thank you Dave ) The first one was the fix! U Da Man!
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LarryW


"Dave Peterson" wrote:

If you're seeing the formula itself, then it could be a couple of things.

#1. You could be looking at formulas.
Tools|Options|View tab|Uncheck Formulas
(in xl2003)
(or hit ctrl-` (control-backquote to the left of the 1/! key on my USA keyboard)

#2. The cell could be formatted as text.
Select the cell
Format|Cells|Number Tab|Choose General (or anything but Text)
Then hit F2, then Enter to tell excel to reevaluate your entry (the formula)

LarryW wrote:

Hi Niek

What I have in Column A is all the names that are in mixed case starting
with A3. I instered a new Column to the right and that is now Column B. I
moved to Column B in cell 3 "B3". I went and entered the formula in the top
formula bar as =PROPER(A3) The same appeared in (B3) and I tapped enter.
After doing so, the name did not appear in "B3" as corrected? all the was in
B3 was: =PROPER(A3) and nothing more? Am I doing something wrong? I am
using WindowsXP, Excel 2003.
--
LarryW

"Niek Otten" wrote:

Hi Larry,

That should work. What do you have in A3 and what appears in B3?

--
Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel

"LarryW" wrote in message ...
|I dont understand why I cannot clen up a worksheet with various upper and
| lower case structure to the correct "Title Case"? I have a column (A) of
| mixed upper and lower case words and next to that column I create a new
| column (B). In that new column (B) I enter my =PROPER(A3) in the cell next
| to the one to be corrected and nothing? What am I doing wrong or am I
| missing something?
| --
| LarryW




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Dave Peterson



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"LarryW" wrote:

I dont understand why I cannot clen up a worksheet with various upper and
lower case structure to the correct "Title Case"? I have a column (A) of
mixed upper and lower case words and next to that column I create a new
column (B). In that new column (B) I enter my =PROPER(A3) in the cell next
to the one to be corrected and nothing? What am I doing wrong or am I
missing something?
--
LarryW

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Default Title Text function =PROPER(A3) not working?

What do you mean "... and nothing" ?

If the cell is displaying the formula, rather than the result, you've
probably preformatted the cell as Text. Format it as General, then re-enter
the formula.

If you are not seeing the formula, but you are not seeing the appropriate
result, check that you haven't got the calculation mode set to Manual.
Tools/ Options/ Calculation, and make sure it's set to Automatic.
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"LarryW" wrote:

I dont understand why I cannot clen up a worksheet with various upper and
lower case structure to the correct "Title Case"? I have a column (A) of
mixed upper and lower case words and next to that column I create a new
column (B). In that new column (B) I enter my =PROPER(A3) in the cell
next
to the one to be corrected and nothing? What am I doing wrong or am I
missing something?
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LarryW



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"LarryW" wrote:

I dont understand why I cannot clen up a worksheet with various upper and
lower case structure to the correct "Title Case"? I have a column (A) of
mixed upper and lower case words and next to that column I create a new
column (B). In that new column (B) I enter my =PROPER(A3) in the cell next
to the one to be corrected and nothing? What am I doing wrong or am I
missing something?
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LarryW

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"Dave Peterson" wrote:

If you're seeing the formula itself, then it could be a couple of things.

#1. You could be looking at formulas.
Tools|Options|View tab|Uncheck Formulas
(in xl2003)
(or hit ctrl-` (control-backquote to the left of the 1/! key on my USA keyboard)

#2. The cell could be formatted as text.
Select the cell
Format|Cells|Number Tab|Choose General (or anything but Text)
Then hit F2, then Enter to tell excel to reevaluate your entry (the formula)

LarryW wrote:

Hi Niek

What I have in Column A is all the names that are in mixed case starting
with A3. I instered a new Column to the right and that is now Column B. I
moved to Column B in cell 3 "B3". I went and entered the formula in the top
formula bar as =PROPER(A3) The same appeared in (B3) and I tapped enter.
After doing so, the name did not appear in "B3" as corrected? all the was in
B3 was: =PROPER(A3) and nothing more? Am I doing something wrong? I am
using WindowsXP, Excel 2003.
--
LarryW

"Niek Otten" wrote:

Hi Larry,

That should work. What do you have in A3 and what appears in B3?

--
Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel

"LarryW" wrote in message ...
|I dont understand why I cannot clen up a worksheet with various upper and
| lower case structure to the correct "Title Case"? I have a column (A) of
| mixed upper and lower case words and next to that column I create a new
| column (B). In that new column (B) I enter my =PROPER(A3) in the cell next
| to the one to be corrected and nothing? What am I doing wrong or am I
| missing something?
| --
| LarryW




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Dave Peterson



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