Listen, I could really use your help with an excel question and thought you might be able to assist me. I will attached a copy of the excel workbook for your perusal and the password if you will send me an e-mail address. Let me explain what I am trying to accomplish with this excel worksheet.

I have a tab named "Combo" and there you will find a pre-selected index row of numbers which represent the Red (H) and Blue (C) numbers that was put together in the tab named "Permed Numbers." All of the numbers in row B3:P3 are Red (H) numbers and all of the numbers in B4:P6 are Blue (C) numbers.

As you will see from the format on the worksheet I have placed the number "8" in cell A9 and letters "H, C, C, H, H, C" in cells B9:G9. However this is just for an example, because I want to be able to input whatever starting number I choose from all of the numbers in my index (1-56). And I want to be able to input the pattern that I want these numbers to conform to: "H, C. C. H, H, C" and then give me that pattern in all the combinations that are possible for that number. Let me clarify something right here about the way these numbers are processed. The number that I select, in this case "8" will also appear as a constant in the first cell of all the cells that are produced in this combination series. The number "8" is in the red cell and has the designation of "H" and therefore, when I select that number I want that particular number to be constant in all of the combinations produced. It is only the remaining numbers which conform to this pattern that I want to change. If I change the pattern to C, C, H, C, H, C and I choose a different number (e.g., 7) I want the code to process this pattern and give me all the possible combinations for this pattern using "7" as my first, or constant, number.

In closing, when formulating this code keep in mind that the numbers that are produced in the combination function must be greater than the previous number. In other words if my first, or primary, constant number is "8" then the following numbers must be greater than "8" and each successive number must be greater than the previous number, consistent with the pattern that I have selected for execution. Let me give you a further example of how it might look when this code is executed:

Num1 Letter1 Letter2 Letter3 Letter4 Letter5 Letter6

8 H C C H H C

Combinations:

8 9 10 15 16 19

8 9 11 15 16 19

8 9 12 15 16 19

8 9 13 15 16 19

8 9 14 15 16 19

8 9 19 20 21 22

8 9 19 20 21 23

8 9 19 20 21 24

If you compare these numbers to the pattern which i've selected and look at the index in the excel worksheet you will see that this pattern conforms to these numbers. It might also be helpful if you included a sort command so that the numbers produced are in precise numerical increments. I know that this is probably a lot to ask; however, I repose every confidence that there are those who can help with this and I will be eternally grateful for any assistance given in resolving this excel problem. I will look forward to hearing from you.

Jaime