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    Afternoon all,

    I wonder if anyone can help for potentially a simple Excel solution.

    I send a lot of items in the post and with the price increase by the Royal Mail I now need different stamps than before.

    Is it possible to create a spreadsheet that would give me a solution to the question "How many stamps would I need to make.." whatever I need, whether it's 6.71 or 13.27 or 18.01.

    There would most probably be no exact answer, so it could be say, one would need 4 x First, 3 x Second, 1 x 14p and there could be a few permutations to get the same answer, however, how do I go about creating such a spreadsheet?

    The stamps I have are as follows:

    0.53 - A second class
    0.62 - A first class
    0.76
    0.93
    1.28
    1.72
    2.03
    6.4

    I have added what I have done so far but need to add the other stamps (attached).

    Any help would be most welcome!
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    Last edited by m5rcc; 04-07-2014 at 09:02 AM.

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    Re: Stamp calculator

    Hi - I think the attached would work
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    Re: Stamp calculator

    Quote Originally Posted by ragulduy View Post
    Hi - I think the attached would work
    Not quite. Your one rounds up therefore potentially overpaying...

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    Re: Stamp calculator

    What's the alternative?

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    Re: Stamp calculator

    To have a calculator that gives me a total under or exactly what is required with a surplus, so for example, if I need 6.11 in postage, I'd need 3 x 2.03 + 2p, as

    Think I've amended what you have kindly provided to get the desired effect
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    Re: Stamp calculator

    Yes, should be a case of changing the formula for the last/cheapest stamp to be the same as the others.

    However, it will not be that good at doing what you want, as the logic is to fit in as many of the highest value as possible, it won't look at permutations of only small value stamps.

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    Re: Stamp calculator

    Quote Originally Posted by hippiehacker View Post
    Is VBA even necessary for this? I have no idea how that works (VBA that is...)

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    Re: Stamp calculator

    Your post does not comply with Rule 8 of our Forum RULES. Please Do not crosspost your question on multiple forums without including links here to the other threads on other forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle123 View Post
    Your post does not comply with Rule 8 of our Forum RULES. Please Do not crosspost your question on multiple forums without including links here to the other threads on other forums.

    Cross-posting is when you post the same question in other forums on the web. The last thing you want to do is waste people's time working on an issue you have already resolved elsewhere. We prefer that you not cross-post at all, but if you do (and it's unlikely to go unnoticed), you MUST provide a link (copy the url from the address bar in your browser) to the cross-post.

    Expect cross-posted questions without a link to be closed and a message will be posted by the moderator explaining why. We are here to help so help us to help you!

    Read this to understand why we ask you to do this, and then please edit your first post to include links to any and all cross-posts in any other forums (not just this site).
    I'm just here to get assistance..

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    Re: Stamp calculator

    I know, so edit your first post and put links to all the other places you've asked this question

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    Re: Stamp calculator

    Does anyone know how to 'undervalue' as opposed to over value the calculation?

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