"Excel Tips" category, page 13

How to format cells in Excel (number, text, scientific notation, etc.)

When it comes to formatting cells in Excel, most users know how to apply basic text and numeric formats. But do you know how to display the required number of decimal places or a certain currency symbol, and how to apply just the right scientific notation or accounting number format? Continue reading

How to use Solver in Excel with examples

Did you know that Excel contains a special tool that can help you find optimal solutions for various decision problems? This tutorial covers all main aspects of the Excel Solver add-in and provides a step-by-step guidance on how to use it most effectively. Continue reading

How to count words in Excel

Excel doesn't provide any function or built-in tool for counting the number of words in a cell or range. Luckily, we can combine serval functions within a formula to get the desired result. In this tutorial, you will find a few useful formulas to count total or specific words in a cell or range. Continue reading

How to count characters in Excel: total or only specific characters in a cell / range

The tutorial explains how to count characters in Excel. You will learn the formulas to get the total character count in a range, and count only specific characters in a cell or in several cells. Continue reading

How to use LEN function in Excel to count characters in a cell

Are you looking for an Excel formula to count characters in a cell? If so, then you have certainly landed up on the right page. This short tutorial will teach you how you can use the LEN function to count characters in Excel, with or without spaces. Continue reading

Video: How to find and remove duplicates in Excel

See three simple ways you can find and remove duplicates in Excel: use standard functions, Conditional Formatting, or a special add-in. Continue reading

How to split text string in Excel by comma, space, character or mask

Splitting text from one cell into several cells is the task all Excel users are dealing with once in a while. Today, we are going to take an in-depth look at how you can break strings into different elements using formulas and the Split Text feature. Continue reading

Excel Cumulative Sum - easy way to calculate running total

This short tutorial shows how a usual Excel Sum formula with a clever use of absolute and relative cell references can quickly calculate a running total in your worksheet. Continue reading

How to use AutoSum in Excel

Did you know that Excel SUM is the function that people read about most? No wonder they decided to add a special button to the Excel ribbon that inserts the SUM function automatically. So, if you wanted to know "What is AutoSum in Excel?" you already got the answer. Continue reading

How to concatenate text in Excel using the TEXTJOIN and CONCAT functions

Learn about two Excel techniques to concatenate strings using the brand new TEXTJOIN and CONCAT functions. Continue reading

Video: How to compare two columns in Excel

There are quite a few ways you can find matches and differences between columns. We suggest trying one of three reliable methods described in this video any time you need to compare columns in the same or in different sheets. Continue reading

Excel Sum formula examples - how to total a column, rows or only visible cells

The tutorial shows the most effective ways to use Excel's AutoSum feature and write your own Sum formulas to total a column, rows or selected range. You will also learn how to sum only visible cells, calculate running total and find out why your Sum formula is not working. Continue reading

How to create a histogram chart in Excel 2019, 2016, 2013 and 2010

While everyone knows how easy it is to create a chart in Excel, making a histogram usually raises a bunch of questions. In fact, in the recent versions of Excel 2010, Excel 2013, and Excel 2016, creating a histogram is a matter of minutes and can be done in a variety of ways. Continue reading

Video: How to change text case in Excel

In this video you’ll learn several ways you can change case of your records in Excel spreadsheets. We’ll look at a special tool that allows you to capitalize the first character in each cell or update the selected values to uppercase, lowercase, or proper case; we’ll learn the standard Excel functions we can use, and see how we can employ Flash Fill in Excel. Continue reading

Excel SWITCH function - the compact form of nested IF statement

This article introduces you to the Excel SWITCH function, describes its syntax and provides a couple of use cases to illustrate how you can simplify writing nested IFs in Excel. Continue reading

Synkronizer - your easy way to compare Excel files

In this article you'll see how to compare two Excel files with the help of the Synkronizer tool. Continue reading

How to get a list of unique and distinct values in Excel

If you want to get a list of unique values in a column, this tutorial offers a number of formulas and will teach you how to tweak them for different datasets. You will also learn how to quickly get a distinct list using Excel's Advanced Filter, and how to extract unique rows with Duplicate Remover. Continue reading

Video: How to remove extra spaces in Excel

Learn how to trim leading and trailing spaces, delete all blanks between numbers, and remove extra spaces between cell values in Excel using standard functions or a special add-in. Continue reading

Distinct and unique values in Excel: how to find, filter, select and highlight

If you want to quickly find, filter and highlight unique or distinct values in your Excel worksheets, this tutorial will show you fast and efficient ways. Continue reading

Automatically create 3D bubble charts in Excel with the 5dchart Add-in

From this article you'll learn about the 5dchart add-in. It's a flexible and easy-to-use Excel tool that makes creating 3D bubble charts and scatter plots fun and easy. Continue reading

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