Excel tutorials, functions and advanced formula examples, page 10

How to unhide sheets in Excel: show multiple or all sheets at once

Imagine this: you open a worksheet and notice that some formulas refer to another worksheet. You look at the sheet tabs, but the referenced spreadsheet is not there! What does that mean? Simply, the worksheet is hidden. Continue reading

Video: Excel date formulas made easy

This video will show you how to get Excel date formulas of any complexity without actually writing them. Learn how you can find the number of days between two dates, calculate age, add and subtract dates in Excel with your personal date&time formula assistant. Continue reading

How to calculate currency exchange rates in Google Sheets with GoogleFinance

Find out how to use the GOOGLEFINANCE function to get the current currency exchange rates or the rates over some period of time in Google Sheets. You'll get to know what arguments the function has and how to manage them easily. Continue reading

How to hide and unhide rows in Excel

If you want to prevent your users from wandering into parts of a worksheet you don't want them to see, then hide such rows or columns from their view. The tutorial shows how to quickly hide and unhide rows in Excel using the ribbon, mouse or keyboard shortcuts. Continue reading

How to extract number from string in Excel

To extract number from string in Excel, it'd take a little ingenuity, a bit of patience, and a bunch of different functions nested into each other. Or, you can run the Extract tool and have the job done with a mouse click. Continue reading

Google Sheets COUNT and COUNTA functions with formula examples

Learn how to count the number of cells with various data types. What data is processed by COUNT? How does COUNT differ from COUNTA? What can I count with these functions? Find out the answers to these and some other questions in today's article. Continue reading

Excel substring: how to extract text from cell

Although there is no such thing as Substring function in Excel, there exist three Text functions to extract text of a given length from a cell. Additionally, there are FIND and SEARCH functions to get a substring before or after a specific character. Continue reading

How to merge multiple Excel files into one

Merging multiple Excel workbooks into one file could be a cumbersome and long process. So, which is the best way to handle the problem: copy the sheet tabs, run VBA code or use a special tool? Continue reading

How to divide in Excel and handle #DIV/0! error

As with other basic math operations, Microsoft Excel provides several ways to divide numbers and cells. Which one to use depends on your personal preferences and a particular task you need to solve. Continue reading

Video: 6 ways to merge Excel sheets with 1 add-in

Combining data from multiple sheets becomes effortless if you have Consolidate Worksheets Wizard for Excel. See all the ways this add-in lets you copy, consolidate, and merge data from your tables. Continue reading

Excel: If cell contains then count, sum, highlight, copy or delete

In our previous tutorial, we were looking at Excel If contains formulas that return some value to another column if the target cell contains a specific value. Aside from that, what else can you do if a cell contains certain text or number? Continue reading

Calculating time in Google Sheets: subtract, sum and extract date and time units

It's time to talk about the ways of calculating time in Google Sheets. We'll discuss the ways of finding time difference in detail, see how to sum dates and time together, and learn to display only date or time units and set them apart completely. Continue reading

Excel: If cell contains formula examples

One of the most common tasks in Excel is checking whether a cell contains a value of interest. What kind of value can that be? Just any text or number, specific text, or any value at all (not empty cell). Continue reading

Date and time in Google Sheets: enter, format and convert dates and time in your sheet

Today we dig into the ways of working with dates and time in Google spreadsheet. See the ways of inputting date and time values into your table, learn why you may need to convert them to decimal, and find out about custom number formats Google tables offer. Continue reading

How to multiply columns in Excel

As with all basic arithmetic operations, there is more than one way to multiply columns in Excel. This tutorial will show you a few possible solutions so you can choose the one that works best for you. Continue reading

How to capitalize first letter in Excel cells

How can we change the case of the first letter from lower to upper in Excel cells? Do we have to type each character manually into every cell? Not anymore! Today I will share three methods of capitalizing first letters in your table. Continue reading

How to multiply cells in Excel with formula examples

This tutorial shows how to use the multiplication operator in Excel and how to write a formula to multiply cells, columns and rows, numbers and percentages, and more. Continue reading

How to add, edit and delete checkboxes and drop-down lists in Google Sheets

When you work with Google spreadsheet, sooner or later you might need to use some functionality that you've never used before. Checkboxes and drop-downs can quickly turn out to be such features. Let's see how useful they can be in Google Sheets. Continue reading

Excel IFERROR function with formula examples

"Give me a formula, and I shall make it return an error," an Excel user would say. In this tutorial, we won't be looking at how to return errors in Excel, we'd rather learn how to prevent them in order to keep your worksheets clean and your formulas transparent. Continue reading

Excel TODAY function to insert today's date and more

You want to put today's date in some cell? Or you wish to highlight the current date in your Excel calendar? Or you'd like to find the date closest to today? All this can be done by using the Excel TODAY function and this tutorial will teach you how. Continue reading

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