Excel tutorials, functions and advanced formula examples

How to freeze rows and columns in Excel

When working with large datasets in Excel, you may often want to lock certain rows or columns so that you can view their contents while scrolling to another area of the worksheet. This can be easily done by using the Freeze Panes command and a few other features. Continue reading

Excel slicers for pivot tables and charts

Excel PivotTable is a powerful way to summarize large amounts of data and create summary reports. To make your reports more user-friendly and interactive, add visual filters, aka slicers, to them. Continue reading

Excel Nested IF statement - examples, best practices and alternatives

Though very popular, the nested IF statement is not the only way to check multiple conditions in Excel. In this tutorial, you will find a handful of alternatives that are definitely worth exploring. Continue reading

Excel CHOOSE function with formula examples

CHOOSE is one of those Excel functions that may not look useful on their own, but combined with other functions give a number of awesome benefits. At the most basic level, you use the CHOOSE function to get a value from a list by specifying the position of that value. Continue reading

How to turn off Scroll Lock in Excel

Just imagine this. You are working in Excel when all of a sudden you notice that you cannot move from cell to cell normally - instead of getting to the next cell, your arrow keys scroll the whole worksheet. Don't panic - simply turn the Scroll Lock off. Continue reading

If VLOOKUP in Google Sheets is not working

How to do a Vlookup without errors in Google Sheets? Take a closer look at the most common mistakes made when working with the VLOOKUP function. Continue reading

How to do subscript and superscript in Excel for text and numbers

In this tutorial, you will learn many different ways to do superscript and subscript in Excel: keyboard shortcuts, custom formats, writing superscripted and subscripted characters with a mouse, and more. Continue reading

The Compare Sheets tool for Excel is out!

I am happy to let you know that the Compare Sheets tool is finally out! You can find it in Ablebits Ultimate Suite for Excel 2018.3. Continue reading

How to calculate days since or until date in Excel

Are you stuck with calculating how many days there are since a certain date or until date? This tutorial will teach you an easy way to add and subtract days from date in Excel. With our formulas you can quickly calculate 90 days from date, 45 days before date, and count whatever number of days you need. Continue reading

Ultimate Suite 2018.3 is released!

I am glad to let you know that we have finally released Ultimate Suite 2018.3. In this post, you will find a list of the essential changes and improvements. Continue reading

How to alphabetize tabs in Excel

There is only one method to rearrange worksheets in Excel - drag them to the desired position on the sheet tab bar. When it comes to alphabetizing tabs in a large Excel file, this may be a long and erroneous way. This tutorial shows a couple of time-saving alternatives. Continue reading

Calculate and highlight 90/60/30 days from or before today in Excel

Are you looking to calculate the expiration date that is exactly 90 days from now? Or you need to know the date that occurred 60 days before today? Whatever your task is, this tutorial will teach you how to make your own date calculator in Excel in under 5 minutes. Continue reading

How to strikethrough in Excel

It is super easy to cross out text in Microsoft Word – you simply click the strikethrough icon on the ribbon. Naturally, you'd expect to see the same button on the Excel ribbon. But it's nowhere to be found. So, how do you strikethrough text in Excel? Continue reading

Enabled Preview in Windows Explorer causing issues with Excel and Excel add-ins

When you preview Excel files in Windows Explorer, you may experience some difficulties with the Ablebits add-ins and with the Office 365 applications themselves. In this post you'll find out how the problem can be displayed in Excel 2016 and how it can be solved. Continue reading

How to alphabetize in Excel: sort columns and rows A-Z or Z-A

Alphabetizing in Excel is as easy as ABC. Whether you are sorting an entire worksheet or selected range, vertically or horizontally, ascending or descending, in most cases the task can be accomplished with a button click. Continue reading

8 ways to add bullet points in Excel

Excel does not provide a built-in feature to make bulleted lists like most word processors including Microsoft Word do. But that doesn't mean there is no way to insert bullet points in Excel. In fact, there are at least 8 different ways, and this tutorial covers them all. Continue reading

Ways to move, merge, hide, and change rows in Google Sheets

Google Sheets lets you manage rows in many different ways: move, hide and unhide, change their height, and merge multiple rows into one. A special styling tool will also make your table easy to understand and work with. Continue reading

How to load the Ablebits add-in in Office 365 installed from Microsoft Store

In this post we'd like to share the solution to the problem that the Ablebits users have encountered recently. The issue occurs in Office 365 installed from Microsoft Store. If you use this version of Office on your machine, the Ablebits product may not appear in Excel after the installation and you will have to add it manually to the Office application. Continue reading

Excel COUNTIF and COUNTIFS with OR conditions

As everyone knows, Excel COUNTIF function is designed to count cells based on just one criterion while COUNTIFS evaluates multiple criteria with AND logic. But what if your task requires OR logic – when several conditions are provided, any one can match to be included in the count? Continue reading

SUMIFS in Google Sheets to sum cells with multiple criteria (AND / OR logic)

Google Spreadsheets provide two functions to conditionally sum cells, SUMIF and SUMIFS. Regular visitors of our blog are already familiar with the SUMIF function that we covered last week, and today we are going to have a closer look at its plural version. Continue reading

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