"Excel" category, page 4

TEXTJOIN function in Excel - easy way to merge text from multiple cells

Until recently, there were two prevalent methods to merge cell contents in Excel: the concatenation operator and CONCATENATE function. With the introduction of TEXTJOIN, it seems like a more powerful alternative has appeared, which enables you to join text in a more flexible manner including any delimiter in between. Continue reading

Excel COUNTBLANK and other functions to count empty cells

In some situations, you may want to know how many cells do not have anything in them. This tutorial will show you the fastest and most convenient methods to get the number of empty cells in a range as well as totally blank rows. Continue reading

How to select and highlight blank cells in Excel

In a small dataset, you can easily spot all the blanks with your own eyes. But in a huge file containing hundreds of rows, pinpointing empty cells manually is next to impossible. This tutorial will teach you four quick and easy ways to highlight blank cells in Excel so that you can visually recognize them. Continue reading

Excel ISBLANK function to check if cell is empty or not

There are many situations when you need to check if a cell is empty or not. For instance, if cell is blank, then you might want to sum, count, copy a value from another cell, or do nothing. In these scenarios, ISBLANK is the right function to use. Continue reading

How to sort by date in Excel: in chronological order, by month, auto sort

Excel's built-in sort options are powerful and effective tools, but they do not always work correctly when it comes to sorting dates. This tutorial will teach you a few useful tricks to arrange Excel spreadsheets by date in a meaningful way without messing up your data. Continue reading

Excel ISTEXT and ISNONTEXT functions with formula examples

Whenever you need to get information about the contents of some cell in Excel, you'd typically use the so-called Information functions. Both ISTEXT and ISNONTEXT belong to this category. The ISTEXT function checks if a value is text and ISNONTEXT tests if a value is not text. Continue reading

Excel ISNUMBER function with formula examples

The concept of the ISNUMBER function in Excel is very simple - it just checks whether a given value is a number or not. But the practical uses of the function go far beyond its basic concept, especially when combined with other functions within larger formulas. Continue reading

How to group and ungroup worksheets in Excel

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you need to perform the same tasks on multiple sheets? That's very easy to do with the Group Worksheets feature. If your sheets have the same layout and structure, just group them together, and any changes you make on one sheet will be automatically applied to all other worksheets in the group. Continue reading

How to start a new line in Excel cell: 3 ways to insert a line break

In most Office applications, starting a new paragraph is not a problem - you simply press Enter on your keyboard. In Microsoft Excel, however, this work differently - pressing the Enter key completes the entry and moves the cursor to the next cell. So, how do you create a new line in Excel? Continue reading

Excel macro tutorial for beginners: how to create and use VBA macros

For Excel newbies, the concept of macros often looks insurmountable. Indeed, it may take months or even years of training to master VBA. However, this does not mean you cannot take advantage of the automation power of Excel macros right away. Continue reading

How to enable and disable macros in Excel

Like almost any technology, macros can be used for both good and evil. Therefore, in Microsoft Excel, all macros are disabled by default. This tutorial covers different ways to enable macros in Excel and explains potential risks associated with that. Continue reading

Personal Macro Workbook in Excel - make macros available in all workbooks

Normally, when you create a macro in Excel, it can only be accessed from that specific workbook. But what if you want to use it in other files too? Store your popular VBA codes in the Personal Macro Workbook. Continue reading

How to run macro in Excel and create your own macro button

Running macros in Excel is a pretty simple thing for experienced users, but it might not be immediately obvious to beginners. In this tutorial, you will learn many different techniques to run a macro, some of which may completely change your way of interacting with Excel workbooks. Continue reading

How to record a macro in Excel

Macros are a great way to automate repetitive tasks in Excel. If you find yourself doing the same things over and over again, simply record your actions as a macro and run it with a keystroke. Continue reading

How to VLOOKUP across multiple sheets in Excel with examples

When looking up some information in Excel, it's a rare case when all the data is on the same sheet. More often, you will have to search across multiple sheets or even different workbooks. The good news is that Microsoft Excel provides more than one way to do this. Continue reading

Excel formula to count cells with certain text: exact and partial match

When analyzing large chunks of information in Excel, you may often want to know how many cells contain specific text. This tutorial explains how to do it in a simple way. Continue reading

How to count cells with text in Excel: any, specific, filtered cells

Initially, Excel spreadsheets were designed to work with numbers. But these days we often use them to store and manipulate text too. Want to know how many cells with text there are in your worksheet? Microsoft Excel has several functions for this. Continue reading

Excel INDEX MATCH MATCH and other formulas for two-way lookup

When searching for something in your Excel spreadsheets, most of the time you'd look up vertically in columns or horizontally in rows. But sometimes you need to look across both rows and columns. This is called a two-dimensional lookup, and this tutorial shows how to do it in 4 different ways. Continue reading

Excel INDEX MATCH with multiple criteria - formula examples

Although Microsoft Excel has special functions for vertical and horizontal lookup, expert users normally replace them with INDEX MATCH, which is superior to VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP in many ways. Among other things, it can look up two or more criteria in columns and rows. Continue reading

XLOOKUP function in Excel for vertical and horizontal lookup

The tutorial introduces XLOOKUP - the new function for vertical and horizontal lookup in Excel. Left lookup, last match, Vlookup with multiple criteria and a lot more things that used to require a rocket science degree to accomplish have now become as easy as ABC. Continue reading