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Bill wrote at 2012-11-29 14:32:32
I created a "Countdown" clock to an event in our company.  Just the actual date minus today's date.  Anyway, it just calculates days, hours, mins, secs until an event.  The problem is that you either have to hit F9 or some other cell to get it to re-calculate the formulas.  I set up a macro and tied it to

a "re-fresh" button but does anyone know how I could get the spreadsheet to calculate every second automatically or perhaps another easy way to add a "Countdown clock" to my spreadsheet?


AidanH wrote at 2013-08-21 14:22:14
Without VBA, you will need to refresh - with VBA you can use the counter method that I gave in the original series of answers

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Aidan Heritage


I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions from 2 onwards. I'm based in the UK, so please allow for time differences when asking me questions from other parts of the world!


My background is in the insurance industry and call centre areas, but have been called upon to provide many varied solutions.

I'm educated to UK A level standard, but as I left school some 30 years ago that is rather irrelevent - university of life has provided more of a background!

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