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Excel AVERAGEIFS function with multiple criteria

When it comes to calculating an arithmetic mean of a group of numbers in Excel, you'd generally use the AVERAGE function. To average cells that meet a certain condition, AVERAGEIF comes in handy. To find an average with multiple criteria, AVERAGEIFS is the way to go. Continue reading

Excel conditional formatting Color Scales

Excel conditional formatting is all about visualizing data with colors. You may use contrasting colors to represent data categories or gradients to "map" data with some intrinsic order. When a certain pallet is used to visually represent data, it becomes a color scale. Continue reading

Data Bars in Excel: how to add and customize

To compare different categories of data in your worksheet, you can make a chart. To visually compare numbers in your cells, colored bars inside cells are a lot more useful. Excel can show bars along with cell values or display only the bars and hide the numbers. Continue reading

Excel IMAGE function: quick way to insert picture in cell

Microsoft Excel users have inserted pictures into worksheets for years, but that required quite a lot of effort and patience. Now, that's finally over with. With the newly introduced IMAGE function, you can insert a picture in a cell with a simple formula, move, copy, resize, sort and filter cells with images just like normal cells. Continue reading

How to group columns in Excel

If you feel overwhelmed or confused about the extensive content of your worksheet, you can organize the columns in groups to easily hide and show different parts of your sheet, so that only the relevant information is visible. Continue reading

How to find sum of largest N numbers in Excel

In some situations, you may need to sum specific numbers in a range, say top 3, 5, 10 or n. That might be a challenge because Excel has no inbuilt function for this. But as always, there is nothing that would prevent you from constructing your own formulas :) Continue reading