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Hi all, I am fairly new to excel. I want to put x's into a column and make
each x = 1 then do a count further down. Then in the next column put an x to = 2 then do another count and so on in more columns increasing the value of x. I cannot seem to get anything to work. I've tried to put into a cell x=1 and so on but it doesn't work. Any help would be appreciated. Bryan. 
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Answer: x = 1
Hi Bryan,
I'd be happy to help you with this Excel question. It sounds like you want to create a table with a column of X's and then count the number of X's in each column as you increase the value of X. Here's how you can do it:
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"Bryan DeLara" wrote in message
... Hi all, I am fairly new to excel. I want to put x's into a column and make each x = 1 then do a count further down. Then in the next column put an x to = 2 then do another count and so on in more columns increasing the value of x. I cannot seem to get anything to work. I've tried to put into a cell x=1 and so on but it doesn't work. Any help would be appreciated. Bryan. I'm a bit confused as to what you want to do. (And why?) In Excel (as with all spreadsheet applications), a cell can either be text, as in "x" or a number, as in "1". 
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With x's in Column A,
==COUNTA(A1:A25) will cound *any* entry in the cells. =COUNTIF(A1:A25,"x") will count only the x's In Column B use: =COUNTIF(B1:B25,"x")*2 will count each x as equal to 2  HTH Sandy In Perth, the ancient capital of Scotland and the crowning place of kings Replace @mailinator.com with @tiscali.co.uk "Bryan DeLara" wrote in message ... Hi all, I am fairly new to excel. I want to put x's into a column and make each x = 1 then do a count further down. Then in the next column put an x to = 2 then do another count and so on in more columns increasing the value of x. I cannot seem to get anything to work. I've tried to put into a cell x=1 and so on but it doesn't work. Any help would be appreciated. Bryan. 
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Thanks Sandy, just what I needed.
Gordon, it is 5 columns that has x's in rather than ticks. The headers for the columns are 1 to 5. My boss didn't want numeric entered into the cells which would have been easy to sum total. So I needed x to = 1 and so on. Thanks for the reply. Bryan. "Sandy Mann" wrote in message ... With x's in Column A, ==COUNTA(A1:A25) will cound *any* entry in the cells. =COUNTIF(A1:A25,"x") will count only the x's In Column B use: =COUNTIF(B1:B25,"x")*2 will count each x as equal to 2  HTH Sandy In Perth, the ancient capital of Scotland and the crowning place of kings Replace @mailinator.com with @tiscali.co.uk "Bryan DeLara" wrote in message ... Hi all, I am fairly new to excel. I want to put x's into a column and make each x = 1 then do a count further down. Then in the next column put an x to = 2 then do another count and so on in more columns increasing the value of x. I cannot seem to get anything to work. I've tried to put into a cell x=1 and so on but it doesn't work. Any help would be appreciated. Bryan. 
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