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Do commas,periods and exclamation points go outside or inside the parenthesis
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Debra, This is absolutely fabulous! Thanks.
I would also like to have the ability to REMOVE an item from a comma separated list. For example, in your workbook, on the SameCell sheet, I have a cell populated with “Two, Four, Three, Three”. This happened because I selected ‘Three’ from the dropdown list twice. I’d like the behavior altered such that an option in the dropdown list can occur once and only once in the target cell. Should an option be selected; if not present in the target, it should be added, if it IS present, it should be removed. Can you help?
However, boilerplate users don’t realize this or are in too much of a hurry to execute after copy-pasting. I admit that I sometimes even leave in the (s) of unit(s). So it is misinterpreted as meaning both number and numeral should be typed. This mistake is so common that it has become the rule.
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I am using the option to fill the entries down the column, but I want to use this multiple times on a sheet. When I make my selection on each row (same column) that I have data validation (example: rows 8, 16, 23, 30; all col. D have unique data validation selections), the selections appear in col. E in the same row as the data validation cell, and go down as expected. The problem is that if I go back up and change the entry in D8, the additional selection is put in a row after the last selection (ex: E31) after the last data validation box selection result. How can I make separate areas so that I can have multiple selection cells on a page. I am using this for a questionnaire and need the next question to ‘reset’ so to speak with a new set of responses but still allow the user to go back to the first one and add an item in the right area.
Thanks Mike! Glad the info is helping you.
I don’t have an example that extracts pictures from comments, but there is sample code in this old newsgroup posting that might help you get started:
It’s for a single comment, and copies a picture of the comment.
You’d need to tweak it to go through all the comment cells, and remove the picture, then add a link as the comment text.
The link wouldn’t be clickable though, so it might be better to put the link in an adjacent cell.
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Very late to this party, but it’s a great topic. I am an attorney, and I never, ever, spell the numbers out and then put the numbers in parentheses. I think the argument about needing the dual usage because of the possibility of making typos is asinine. The only reason you need a convention for whether the numbers spelled out or in Arabic numerals should control is because the use of both makes it possible that there will be an inconsistency. If you use the numbers in only one way, you won’t have an inconsistency, and you have no need for the rule of interpretation. Are you more likely to make a mistake writing the numbers our in words, or just putting them in Arabic numerals? Who knows? But, particularly for very large numbers, it’s a heck of a lot easier to read the Arabic numerals than the words, and I’d guess that you’re more likely to be accurate with the Arabic numerals.
As for why I’m adamant about not using the silly dual format, that goes back to the very first assignment I did at the law firm where I began my career. I was asked to prepare a document that used numbers, and dutifully used the dual format (e.g., “Four hundred dollars ($400)). I sent my draft document to the partner who had assigned the work to me, and a few days later he asked me to come to his office to go over the document. He complimented me on the work, but asked why I had written the numbers out in letters and then in numerals. I replied that I had seen that done in other models, and assumed that that’s how we were supposed to put numbers in legal documents. He then proceeded to tell me how this practice had originated. According to this (many years deceased) partner, the practice originated in England in the Middle Ages, when lawyers, along with maybe clergy, were the only people who could read and write. People would come to them with agreements they needed, and the lawyers (no doubt standing at scrivener’s desks and using a feather and a pot of ink) would dutifully write the numbers out in words, followed by numerals in parentheses.
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I am intrigued by your comments, but I don’t buy it. Most people aren’t stupid. We all make mistakes, but we make mistakes in both words and numbers. Why (why) don’t (don’t) we (we) put (put) words (words) in parentheses to double-state them in case someone mis-reads them?
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(3) Year old post on a (4) year old thread, but I’d like to add my two (2) cents because I believe it’s pretty intuitive. I don’t know when I started doing it or if I even picked it up anywhere. I manage a number of science labs and will generally use this when writing protocols or making inventories. I believe it provides any easier method or referencing when your set-ups/inventories contain some essential but possibly extraneous information, with regard to the actual action of setting up and organizing a lab.
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The traditional rule, and one especially suited to the common in typescripts (as opposed to desktop publishing): put one space after a comma or semicolon; put two spaces after a (sentence-ending) period, exclamation point, or question mark. Colons have been known to go either way. For spaces after quotation marks, base your choice on the punctuation inside the quotation. Publishers often (but not always) use standard word spacing between sentences (it's a matter of ), and it seems to be gaining ground among typists today, perhaps through the influence of desktop publishing. In any case, it's nothing to fret about.
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Common style manuals like AP and Chicago suggest that numbers from one to ten be spelled-out, and that numbers larger than ten be typed as numerals.
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Am I to believe that you put printed numbers – one, two, three – and parenthetical numerals (1,2,3) on your engineering drawings? That seems absurd.
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