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Q: Solved: function key for volume

Suddenly the function key coupled with arrow keys (volume shortcut) stopped working. This happened after some other screwy things began happening: suddenly a window would switch to desktop without me accidentally doing anything - and in gmail suddenly the compose window would disappear and a new compose window would show up. The switch in windows happens in Word primarily.


Thanks, as always.

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A: Solved: function key for volume

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I have an Acer aspire one netbook and I've heard about some keyboard problems. My volume function isnt working at all. All the other function keys work except for the volume control (up and down arrow). They work when scrolling etc. They only DONT work when I have the function key pressed as well. Help!!!

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I've had this problem for years now both on an older HP laptop running XP with SP2 and now on an Acer 4670 laptop running XP & SP2 as well and it's now drivimg me mad. You can adjust the volume, of say, Media Player by holding down the function key (Fn) and pressing the up and down arrows (normally bottom right of keyboard) which will then display a green display at the bottom of the screen. Same thing happens on the Acer when you switch on either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi using the hardwired buttons on the front you get the green message saying either "Disabled" or "Enabled". But this display deactivates and reactivates itself at random (currently it's off) If I go into Sounds and Audio Devices and play around with the controls it sometimes comes back on. It's now beginning to really P*** me off. Anybody got any ideas? Thank-you, thank-you and thank-you once more. . . .

A:[SOLVED] XP volume function key shoprt cut no longer works. . .

Moved you to Microsoft Support/XP support.

I would re-install the sound drivers from Acer's web site. See if that fixes it.

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Hi everyone,I had the hard drive replaced recently in my G580 (Windows7) and everything is perfect except this one thing. I use the Volume: FN/down and FN/up a lot. It's very awkward that I can't see the volume setting any more. I know I can use the volume control in the tray but that is too slow to use in a live muic situation.btw the Fn/brightness also works but doesn't show the settings.Is this a setting that has gone awry that I can easily change?I've seen posts about the FN not working at all but nothing about it owrking but just not being visible.Thanks for any help.

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Suddenly (after Adobe download which I'll never allow again) my function/up and down arrow combination for volume has stopped responding. How to get it back?

Huge thanks, as always.

A:function key for volume

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Hello, I have a windows 8 Toshiba laptop and my volume keys seems to be out of place. When I press the F10 volume key it brings up File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools, Help options when using Internet Explorer. I tried searching Function Keys on my Start panel and my volume button starts working only until I reset my laptop, the options goes back to the same problem. How can I fix this?

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I recently updated to windows 8.1on my pavilion laptop (was forced to actualy) and since am having a lot of problems. The one that's driving me nuts currently is that my volume buttons and other function buttons are intermitantly not working. any advice would be much apreciated.

A:windows 8.1 function and volume buttons

 Try running SFC.  From the Search charm type CMD, then right-click CMD.EXE and click Run as administrator.  From the command prompt type sfc /scannow.  If that doesn't fix it, download, install, and get Malwarebytes up to date, then do a scan with it.
Good luck.

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I recently finished cleaning my laptop of malware with help of someone in the Malware/etc forum, and shortly afterwards while trying to use Function + left and right arrow keys to change the volume of my laptop, I noticed that the volume only goes up or down by 2 at a time when the button combination is used, rather than beforehand when it used to go up or down by 10 at a time. 
How can I fix this problem?
(If I'm in the wrong forum, please direct me to one where I might ask this question)

A:Volume function not working properly

I would try running the chkdsk /r command from the command prompt.
Chkdsk From Command Prompt, Win 7 - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/496613/contextmenu-is-causing-explorerexe-to-crash/?p=3067880

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the functions of dimming, sound, backlight, etc are no longer working, or have shifted place. The F1 to F12 are functioning properly. Already looked up similar issues on the forum, and based on the answers found I can already say:- there is no update to do in the HP support assistant- there is no driver found on the website for the keyboard  

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Hello, After I install all recent upgrades from Lenovo System Update, the volume control (F1, F2, F3) stopped working on my Lenovo thinkpad T450s. When I test it on keyboard tester, it showed that F1,F2,F3 does work, but the volume never worked. I tried to press the keys with the function key and without the function key, neither way worked. What should I do to fix it? Any help will be appreciated! Thank you!  

A:T450S Function Keys (Volume) Issue

I have the same problem after restart it works for 30 seconds only.

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Hi, I have a Lenovo P40 Yoga running on Windows 10. I'm having issues with the fn volume keys not working. All the other fn keys work just fine, but the volume keys do not work. I have noticed that restarting my computer temporarily fixes the issue, but once I hit the "mute" key everything stops working again. If I do not use my "mute" key, the other two increase and decrease volume keys work perfectly fine. Muting my laptop using the volume slider in the Windows toolbar has the same effect.  Thank you

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Hi, I have a Lenovo P40 Yoga running on Windows 10. I'm having issues with the fn volume keys not working. All the other fn keys work just fine, but the volume keys do not work. I have noticed that restarting my computer temporarily fixes the issue, but once I hit the "mute" key everything stops working again. If I do not use my "mute" key, the other two increase and decrease volume keys work perfectly fine. Muting my laptop using the volume slider in the Windows toolbar has the same effect.  Thank you

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Hello, I have problems with volume function keys on used X250 I recently bought. The thing is that all function keys work just fine all the time, red backlight works on function keys including the mute key. After restart, I am able to control the volume (F1, F2, F3) until I open any random app that uses speakers (Spotify, Netflix or Youtube in Firefox, VLC player etc.). After that, volume keys stop working and I can control volume only on main panel.I searched through this forum and all similar problems were solved by updating drivers. I already updated BIOS, Audio and Keypad drivers, I installed HotKey Features Integration software, System Interface Foundation software, I also tried KeyTweak, nothing seems to be working for me. Any ideas on how to solve this issue? Thanks in advance!

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I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 64bit on an ASUS X50IJ laptop.
Some of the function keys for volume and WiFi (F2, F10, F11, F12, etc) don't work at all while screen brightness keys do.

I cannot seem to get them to work no matter what I do, I would appreciate any help, thank you

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I am pretty well versed with upgrades from Windows and HP. I purchased and registered this new HP Envy Notebook HP - m7-n109dx a month ago.  After either Windows or HP updates the Function keys for Dim, Brightness and Volume had stopped working.  After this began I rolled back and resinstalled video and keyboard drivers one at a time and rebooted the system.  Nothing is working. We need somone to give us a patch to download to fix this universal problem. I scoured this forum and many others but because this computer is a 2016 computer there are not many expert suggestions from HP or power users to resolve this problem. On the other hand, I see complaints in many forums about the problem, hence the description as being a universal problems. Is it a Windows Updates for W10 that is the culprit?  Is the newest BIOS update from HP that is the problem?  I do know my machine worked great for two weeks until updates from HP and Windows began pouring in. Could we please  have an expert reslove this without speculation?  I have done all that any expert would do to resove the problem. No, I am not going to reset the system either. Thank you in advance to whomever the hero will be with the right answer.  

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F1 F2 F3 lost function to adjust voice volume from time to time. Even when they're function back to adjust voice volume, no voice bar shown on screen

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My function keys for volume up,down and mute(F1-F3) stopped working.Every other FN key is working fine.The F1-F3 keys are working fine.Windows 8.1

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F1 F2 F3 lost function to adjust voice volume from time to time. Even when they're function back to adjust voice volume, no voice bar shown on screen

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I wanna make sure if a path exist or not? I'm using this code but it's not working:
If dir("C:\Text Files", vbDirectory) = "" Then
MsgBox "dir worked"
End If
but it lead to a compile error, any idea why?

A:Solved: dir function error; Expected function or variable

How about this one:
Sub test()
On Error GoTo NoDir
ChDir "C:\Text Files"
MsgBox "dir exists"
Exit Sub
MsgBox "dir does not exist"
End Sub


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Here's the deal - I have a quick shortcut to my C drive on the desktop, so that I can just double-click it and go straight to browsing my files. However, today, the search function decided to make itself the primary function. When I double-click it now, it opens a search window instead of the C: drive.

Can someone tell me how to make it so double-clicking it will, by default, use the "open" function instead of "search?" Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Search function has overridden open function in XP

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Before I upgraded to Vista, there use to be a green bar at the bottom of the screen, so whenever you increased/decreased the volume, you would know.

This has disappeared.

Anyone know where a copy of this "OnScreen Display' Tool can be found?

A:Solved: Green Volume Bar on Screen Displaying Volume

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f4~f12  especially f4 and f5-f6 (brightness) working like 20 sec later ... i don't know what to do i just bought  2days ago, i updated all the drivers only f1 ,f2 and f3 is working and showing that working but otherthings not working 

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Hi guys, have a problem with my volume keys F6, F7, F8. When pushing the keys to adjust volume they simply dont work or appear. Woke up one morning and it just stopped working, operating system is windows 10. Also my other function keys do not work.   

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Hello to all. New to forum. Vexed by volume problems. No audio device listed in control panel. Bad device driver message in winamp. Worked fine until just recently. I lost internet audio from videos [Google, YouTube and embedded]. Uninstalled Adobe Flash and Re-installed. Then Wimamp crashed. No mp3s. Just enrolled in an online course. Wouldn't you know....I have a Dell 8100 with XP. Thanks for any help.

A:Solved: No volume online, now no volume at all.

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I'm not sure if this happened with 5.55, but with 5.56, when I hit the volume up or down on my keyboard to turn the sound down for everything, it turns down winamp's volume bar too. Sometimes I can move winamp's volume bar up and down and it won't even be working. What causes this? It's pretty annoying for the music to turn down twice as fast or winamp's volume bar to not even work at all.EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum

A:Volume keys turning down computer volume and winamp volume at the same time?


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Encrypted Volume Check: Volume Info on \\?\Volume{X}Can Not Read

Found this in my Event Viewer on each start/restart. I don't have any Volumes that I have encrypted. Is this malware? I've run everything prior to noticing including Windows Offline Defender.
Not sure if this is even the correct area to post this!

A:Encrypted Volume Check: Volume Info on \\?\Volume{X}Can't read

I'm going to take a guess, please upload a screenshot of the disk manager (Windows Key+R to open the Run dialog, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter).
Posting the actual entry from the Event Viewer can help.

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a few examples are. - just looking for a brief explanation thanks.


void someFunction()


someFunction (void)

thanks for any help.

A:Solved: need help with the function (void), or void function()... idea.

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So i was trying to make some room on y C drive and i guess i deleted some files that i shouldnt...To make a long story short now my volume control thingy that stays on my taskbar has dissapeared.When i go to the control panel and to sounds and audio devices and i get in there and there is an icon with the option to place volume icon on the taskbar but when i click on that i get 'windows cannot display the volume control on the task bar because the volume control program has not been installed...After several tries i figured i deleted the windows file soundvol32.exe
but how the hell do i get it back and put it in its right place???I have no idea where it would go??Anybody have an idea how i can install that back????I tried using my windows cd but since i put service pack 2 on it it said that the version of windows i had on the cd was older than my current version...Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Volume Control computer "windows cannot display the volume control on the task bar"

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Basically this is what I'm trying for in MS Works Spreadsheet or OpenOffice Calc

K2=SUM(F2-I2) IF I2 is 0 do nothing
K3=SUM(F3-I3) IF I3 is 0 do nothing

We started out with a basic spreadsheet for grocery expense awareness-

Row 1 is column titles
A1= Store B1= Dept C1= Item Name
D1= Qnty E1= FullPrice F1= FullPriceSubTotal G1= FullPriceTotal
then added Sales Price Section
H1= SalePrice I1= SalePriceSubTotal J1= SalePriceTotal
Still works nice like a well oiled machine.. Wht don't we throw a wrench into it.?
K1= SavingsTotal L1= GrandTotalSaved

These are formulas in first 2 rows.
F2=SUM(D2*E2) G2=SUM(F2) I2=SUM(D2*H2) J2=SUM(I2) K2=SUM(F2-I2) L2=SUM(K2)F3=SUM(D3*E3) G3=SUM(G2+F3) I3=SUM(D3*H3) J3=SUM(J2+I3) K3=SUM(F3-I3) L3=SUM(L2+K3)

If I enter 5 in D2 and 4.99 in E2 it will enter 24.95 into F2 & G2 as it should BUT it also enter 24.95 into K2 which it should not do

then if I enter 3 in D3 and 1.99 in E3 it will enter 5.97 into F3 & 30.92 into G3 as it should BUT it also enter 5.97 into K3 which it should not do

then if enter If I enter 7 in D4 and .99 in E4 it will enter 6.93 into F4 & G4 as it should BUT it also enter 24.95 into K4 which it should not dobut, entering .05 into H4 it enters .35 into I4 and totals J2+I4 like it should

the formula in cell K2 is K2=SUM(F2-I2)
the formula in cell K3 is K3=SUM(F3-I3)

K2=SUM(F2-I2) IF I2 is 0 do nothing
K3=SUM(F3-I3) IF I3 is 0 do nothing

IF F2>I2

A:Solved: IF function help


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Can you please tell me how i would write the following formula :

if Cell B14 is greater than Cell B4 but less than or equal to Cell C5, then take 20% of Cell B5.


A:Solved: =if function

if Cell B14 is greater than Cell B4 but less than or equal to Cell C5, then take 20% of Cell B5.Click to expand...


should do it

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I looked in the function help, tried a validation of a cell, and asked the MS assistant. I wondered if I could specify on a time card that I generated if someone could get a message if they went in a format different then number.numbernumber or #.##. Or more simple simply if there amount was not divisible by 0.15 or 15 minutes. It's easier accounting when we don't have a whole department to do payroll by rounding off 15's so we do. People accidentally from time to time put in their time like 6:05 instead of 6:15 and such. To help out people I'd like to put in function something like:
=IF(B33>8,"Over 8 hours for the day is this okay?",IF(B33=0,"You did not work on
Wednesday?",IF(B33>="#.##","Time is wrong please correct","")))
Except I try to look under functions of logical, specific, numbers, and hunt things down that are similar while also doing a validate but I can't find something that works. I would like something that in Excel language just says "Hey if this is something other than a number with a decimal point and then two more number show this". Or also "Hey if this number is not a number divisible by the number 0.15 then show this."

Anyone know if that is possible? As always any help is much appreciated.

A:Solved: Help on if then else function

there is a way to actually round any numbers up to 15mins - I saw an answer here in the last few days - I will try and find it

it was a round function

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How do I code to return weekday and date in VBA? For instance I want it to return

Sunday, 1/23/11:

Thanks, Joe

A:Solved: VBA date function

I got it! Here it is:

Format(Date, "dddd") & ", " & Date & ": "

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I have Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and it comes with a CD drive with burning capabilities, and I also have a DVD drive but that one has no burning function. I tried to dowload some software that burns DVD's but when I try to use them, they still only allow my CD drive to burn. When I put the DVD-R in my DVD drive, nothing happens and it says that there is no disk there. I am thinking about buying a DVD-burning drive that I can externally connect to my computer. Do I have to go buy one or was I just using the wrong DVD burning programs? Thanks

A:Solved: Win XP with no DVD burn function

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Hi All,

I need a function that will create line numbers depending on if anything is input in that row. I am doing up an invoice, and don't want to type in the reference numbers, and also do not want to leave static numbers in. If I have 5 colums (Item, Description, Units, Unit Cost, Total Cost) and if I enter any data in the Description colum, then I want the Item colum to display sequentially line item numbers.

thanx for the help.

A:(Solved) Excel function

A1: Item #................B1: Descr
A2: =if(b2>0,1,"")........B2:
A3: =if(b3>0,a2+1,"").....B3:

Copy A3 down the rest of the way.

Just email me for a real sample, Ran.

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

[This message has been edited by Dreamboat (edited 10-17-2000).]

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What formula or function should I use in order to automatically list all of the bowls for each conference.
Starting in cell "u 24" and going down, I would like to list all bowl games that the conference listed in cell "u 23" is represented in.
This will be "clicked and dragged" across to catch all of the other conferences as well.
Thank you for your help.

A:Solved: Formula or Function

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I need to have a LookUpCell begin looking from the bottom up rather than from the top down. Here's a LookUpCell I'm working with:
Function LookUpCell(ByRef Success As Boolean) As Range
Dim Rng As Range

Application.FindFormat.Interior.ColorIndex = 40
Set Rng = ActiveSheet.Range("B37:W3039").Find(What:="", searchformat:=True)
If Rng Is Nothing Then
Success = False
Set LookUpCell = Rng
Success = True
End If
End Function

Sub LedgerUndoTransactionByCheckCardRow()
' LedgerUndoTransactionByCheckCardRow Macro
' Macro recorded 9/18/2008 by Home
Dim Dst As Range, Success As Boolean
Set Dst = LookUpCell(Success)
If Success = False Then
MsgBox "No more empty rows in range ""C37:W3039"". Copy failed"
Set Dst = Dst.Resize(, 25)
ActiveSheet.Range("C3039:W3039").Copy Dst
End If
End Sub
Is there a way to have this macro look for color=40 range beginning at the bottom of spreadsheet instead of the top?

Bob from Tucson

A:Solved: LookUpCell Function Using VBA

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Over a dozen years ago, I designed a reservation system for a non-profit where I'm a volunteer. A drop-down list of events was a field on the input form and contained not just the date of the event, but the DAY. I coaxed Access into showing the day using this formula: Day: Left(WeekdayName(Weekday([EventDate],1)),3). For some reason, it no longer works; get error message saying the formula contains an "undefined function". The functions available in Access 2000, which I'm using, list only Weekday, not WeekdayName.

I cannot remember where I got this from (OBP/Tony?) or how it's supposed to work. Can anybody tell me how I can get Access to show the weekday name (like "Wednesday") from the event date?

A:Solved: Weekday function

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A couple of days ago, when I use any of the f keys they still work, but no longer does the icon for turning the wireless on, or the sound +/- indicate on the desk top any more. Does anyone have a suggestion how to get those to work again.
This is a Dell Inspiron 1545 running Win 7 home 64.
Thanks for what ever you can suggest.

A:Solved: Trouble with function key

Bump please

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what function do i use to compare two columns in excel and get the difference in a third. for example, column 1 had account numbers for unpaid bills, column 2 is an updated column a week later. how can I display a third column showing the account numbers that have been settled?

A:Solved: excel function

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I have an Acer 7730 laptop and hope someone can give me some advice.

I have a bluetooth external speaker which I want to 'pair' with the Acer laptop.

Down the side of the laptop is a row of dedicated buttons, one of which is Bluetooth when I put the speaker in 'pairing' mode and click the bluetooth button on the laptop, all I get is a green error message with 'No device along the bottom of the screen.

I can find no reference to the Bluetooth functionality on the Acer, but presumably it has it otherwise why the button?.

I have paired the speaker with my mobile 'phone with no problems so the fault is not with the speaker.

Any help is appreciated.

If it helps the speaker is a Linx B-Tube which I think I'm going to send back anyway because the sound is poor - I was more interested in finding out about the Bluetooth on the laptop!


A:Solved: Where is Bluetooth function?

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I've been trying to take a screenshot of my pc for the past several minutes pressing and holding alt and then pressing the prt scr button. But nothing happens....
What am I doing wrong or where can I find the pictures?

A:Solved: How to use Printscreen function

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I have 4 columns:
Column 1 is for a time period
Column 2 is for a posting date
Column 3 is for a starting date
Column 4 is for a closing date
column 2 = 1/10/2014
column 3 = 1/1/2014
column 4 = 1/24/2014
If the column 2 is either >=1/1/2014 and <=1/24/2014, I want to assign the number 1 to column 1 for the time period.
The time period will need to change when column 3 & 4 progress.
I'm attempting to use the IF function but I can only get "False" or just a blank cell.
How should I be formulating this?
Thank you for your help.

A:Solved: If function question

IF ( AND ( B2>=Datevalue("1/1/2014") and B2<=datevalue("1/24/2014"),1,0)

I'm on a UK system - so my formula is using the DD/MM/YYYY format rather than the US MM/DD/YYYY - see attached spreadsheet
=IF(AND(A1>=DATEVALUE("1/1/2014"), A1<=DATEVALUE("24/1/2014")),1,0)

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I have Windows Vista on Dell 1525 Laptop.
Last month I had to replace the hard drive and everything on it. I have downloaded Flashplayer 11 several times, I get the congratulations - successful installation message every time, but the next time I come across something that uses it, I still get the message saying I need to install it. What's going on?

A:Solved: Flashplayer 11 does not function

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An IF function showing, for example, 60% or greater 'Pass' or 50% or less 'Fail'. How would you include that anyone getting between 50 and 60% will get a 'supp'? Thank you


A:Solved: Excel if function

you need to embed another level of IF


=IF( cell >= 0.6 , "Pass", if( cell >= 0.5 , "supp", "Fail"))

Not tested - Cell = the cell you are testing ie A1

and I have put as fractions assuming that the cell is formatted as % so the actual number is less that 1

also using greater and equal to so
if it equals 60% or higher

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I have in Column A, Date
In Column B, Expenses
In Column C, Credits
Is there a function / formula that I may use to show the count of exenses or credits in any given month?
It seems simple enough to use "countif", but it doesn't fit my need.
Thank you for your help.

A:Solved: Count Function

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