Excel charts are not for numbers only...
Just an example.
Formulas in Excel usually don't care about the font color in displaying their results in a cell. However, you may need sometimes to distinguish between some results of your calculations by using specific font colors.
It is possible to assign a specific font color to a cell value, without any conditional formatting.
E.g., let's say, you want to compare two numbers (located in cells A1 and B1) and assign font color to the result of the formula like this one: =IF(A1>B1,22,33). Depending on the outcome of comparison, if A1>B1 then you want to display 22 in green color; otherwise you want to display 33 in red.
To do that with a formula, you need to amend the formula with this kind of UDF (user defined function):
Function CFcolor(num1 As Double, num2 As Double) As Boolean
If num1 <= num2 Then
Application.Caller.Font.ColorIndex = 3 'red
Application.Caller.Font.ColorIndex = 10 'green
so that your formula looks like this: =IF(A1>B1,22,33)+CFcolor(A1,B1) .
Obviously, to make use of the function, you have to copy and paste it first into a Module of your VBAProject (your workbook) or of your Personal workbook.
The function can be quite easily modified for use with other Excel formulas and colors.
There are occasions when you'd like to demonstrate your photos or other images on your computer screen, in a continuous display, each one for predetermined number of seconds, or whatever time span you choose.
This can be quite easily accomplished (automated) with the following VBA macro:
'Displays images located in a folder on your computer for predetermined times
Dim myFolder As String, myFile As String
Dim imgPath As String
ActiveWindow.DisplayHeadings = False
Application.DisplayScrollBars = False
ActiveWindow.DisplayGridlines = False
ActiveWindow.DisplayWorkbookTabs = False
Application.DisplayFullScreen = True
Application.DisplayStatusBar = False
'Select your folder (with photos/images only)
MsgBox "Please select your folder with photos/images"
.AllowMultiSelect = False
myFolder = .SelectedItems(1)
myFile = Dir(myFolder & "\", vbReadOnly)
imgPath = myFolder & "\" & myFile
'Open consecutively each image in the selected folder
ActiveSheet.Shapes.AddPicture Filename:=imgPath, LinkToFile:=msoFalse, _
SaveWithDocument:=msoTrue, Left:=ActiveCell.Left, Top:=ActiveCell.Top, Width:=-1, Height:=-1
ActiveSheet.Pictures.Select 'Resize the image to fit screen size
.ShapeRange.LockAspectRatio = msoTrue
.ShapeRange.Height = 725 'Change the height to fit your screen size
Application.Wait (Now + TimeValue("00:00:05"))
Range("AA5").Value = myFile 'Change the range if needed for visibility
Selection.Delete 'Delete displayed image
myFile = Dir
If myFile = "" Then Application.Wait (Now + TimeValue("00:00:05")): Exit Do
Loop While myFile <> ""
Application.DisplayStatusBar = True
ActiveWindow.DisplayHeadings = True
Application.DisplayScrollBars = True
ActiveWindow.DisplayGridlines = True
ActiveWindow.DisplayWorkbookTabs = True
Application.DisplayFullScreen = False
Range("AA5").Value = "" 'Change the range to match the location set above
If you want to make use of some math formulas for practical applications or just to show off your Excel creativity, you can utilize kind of slide show: = refreshable charts based on your brilliant formula.
Follow these steps:
No macro needed here. Just follow these steps to fill your worksheet with square cells:
Your grid is displayed and ready for use on your computer screen.
Here are examples of created this way 1mm and 1cm grids:
If you want to get printout of your grid on paper, the next steps depend on the size of paper, selected margins, printer settings etc. Here I'm providing just one example. Let's say that you use letter-size paper and set 2.5 cm custom margins on each side. You would proceed as follows:
Some tweaking may be necessary, depending on printers and Excel version, to fit the page size. I had no problem with printing the page filled with exactly 1mm size grid.
Other grids can be printed in a similar way, just with different % adjustments of normal size (e.g, I've used 262% adjustment for 1cm grid).