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Code To Update/Refresh Spreadsheet

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Hello Experts!

I have no idea if this is even possible.  I am hoping there is a code that I could put into my spreadsheet, that (assuming macro's are enabled) this " code " looks at range E:I, and after any cell has been entered with a value, then the spreadsheet automatically refreshes itself.

The reason, is because I have a cell in my spreadsheet that references "=NOW()" - and I need that cell to refresh with the current value. Cause there are certain cells dependant on that when values are entered into range E:I.

I hope that made sense.

Thank you in advance for your help!

~ Geekamo
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by:Martin Liss
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Are you familiar with Application.OnTime?
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I'm assuming you have automatic calculations disabled. (Otherwise, the cell containing =NOW() should update every time there is a change on the sheet.)

Add this code to the worksheet:
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Target.Column >= 5 And Target.Column <= 9 Then
        Application.Calculate
    End If
End Sub

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by:Geekamo
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@ MartinLiss

I assume that's something in the code section of excel, but no.  My skill level for excel, is someone who knows their way around a 'little' more then the average user who is forced to use excel.
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by:Geekamo
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@ tdlewis

Uh oh.  For some reason, I had it in my head that the value =NOW() returns, it's the value from right then.  And I assumed that it wouldn't change unless something happened, making it refresh.  I just checked, and updated that range 2 minutes later, and it did update to the current time.  So there was no need to even post this question.  lol

I'm sorry for wasting your time. :)

~ Geekamo
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by:Martin Liss
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What I'm suggesting is the update the time at a specific interval rather than depending on a worksheet event.
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