Excel tutorials, functions and advanced formula examples, page 2

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

SUMIF in Google Sheets with formula examples

Google Sheets has two functions to add up numbers based on conditions: SUMIF and SUMIFS. The former evaluates just one condition while the latter can test multiple conditions at a time. In this tutorial, we will focus solely on the SUMIF function. Continue reading

How to unmerge cells in Excel

When you have related data in several cells, you may be tempted to combine them into a single cell for alignment or comparison purposes. So, you merge a few smaller cells into a bigger one only to realize that merged cells have made it difficult to perform the simplest tasks on your worksheet. How do you unmerge cells in Excel to get things back to normal? Continue reading

Working in Google Sheets: add, freeze, and remove rows

It's time to learn more about rows in Google Sheets. Learn how to insert new rows to your table – one or many at once; freeze lines in a spreadsheet in a few clicks; delete selected or only empty rows in your table. Some useful shortcuts and the add-on are there to ease your work. Continue reading

How to calculate days between dates in Excel

Are you wondering how many days are between two dates? Maybe, you need to know the number of days between today and some specific date in the past or future? Or, you just want to count working days between two dates? Whatever your task is, one of the below examples will certainly provide the solution. Continue reading

Filter by condition in Google Sheets and work with filters in shared documents

Filters make working with Google Sheets a lot easier even when you work within a shared document. Fine-tune filtering options and apply filters based on your own formulas. To share different filters with people, get to know Filter Views option. Continue reading

How to delete every other row or every Nth row in Excel

There are many situations when you may need to delete every other row in your worksheets. This short tutorial will teach you a couple of quick ways to remove alternate rows or every Nth row in Excel. Continue reading

Excel IFERROR with VLOOKUP - elegant way to trap errors

Excel VLOOKUP and IFERROR - these two functions may be pretty hard to understand separately, let alone when they are combined. In this article, you will find a few easy-to-follow examples that address common uses and clearly illustrate the formula logic. Continue reading

VLOOKUP with IF statement in Excel

Whilst VLOOKUP and IF functions are useful on their own, together they deliver even more valuable experiences. Today, we will be looking at a few simple examples that will show you how to Vlookup with If condition in Excel. Continue reading

How to select random sample in Excel

Whether you do market research for a new product launch or evaluating the results of your marketing campaign, it is important that you use an unbiased sample of data for your analysis. The easiest way to achieve this is to do random selection in Excel. Continue reading

Random sort in Excel: shuffle cells, rows and columns

Microsoft Excel provides a handful of different sorting options including ascending or descending order, by color or icon, and custom sort. However, it lacks one important feature - random sort. This tutorial will teach you a couple of easy ways to shuffle data in Excel. Continue reading

How to add and use filters in Google Sheets

When you analyze your tables in Google Sheets, very often you need only a limited amount of information, while the table may contain dozens of additional datasets. Here's your chance to learn how to filter your data in Google Sheets. Continue reading

Header and footer in Excel: how to insert, edit and remove

To make your worksheets look more stylish and professional, you can include a header or footer on each printed page of your document. Microsoft Excel provides a handful of predefined headers and footers to choose from, as well as allows creating your own ones. Continue reading

Google and Mozilla vs Symantec: Certificate Wars

Before publishing the upcoming updates of our products, I want to inform our users about possible issues they may encounter when installing the updates. But these issues are not consequences of our flaws. Continue reading

How to separate names in Excel: split first and last name into different columns

It is a very common situation in Excel that your worksheet contains a column of full names, and you want to split the first and last names into separate columns. The task can be accomplished in three different ways - by using the Text to Columns feature, formulas, and Split Names tool. Continue reading

Columns in Google Sheets - split text to columns and convert columns to rows

I'd like to share with you a few more pieces of advice about columns in Google Sheets. If you ever needed to split the content from one column into separate ones or turn the table around so that columns become rows, this is your lucky day. Today I'm going to reveal a few quick tips on how to do that. Continue reading

How to group rows in Excel to make them collapsible and expandable

Worksheets with a lot of complex and detailed information are difficult to view and read. Luckily, Microsoft Excel provides an easy way to organize data in groups allowing you to collapse and expand rows with similar content to create more compact and understandable views. Continue reading

Columns in Google Sheets - move, merge, hide and freeze columns in a spreadsheet

Today I invite you to learn a little bit more about columns in Google Sheets. Did you know that you can move and hide columns in your spreadsheet? And what about freezing and merging them? Let's explore these functions together! Continue reading

Very hidden sheets in Excel

As everyone knows, an Excel worksheet can be visible or hidden. As a matter of fact, it can be visible, hidden, or very hidden. This tutorial clarifies the difference and explains how to make a worksheet very hidden and how to view very hidden sheets. Continue reading

How to hide sheets in Excel

Normally, when you open Excel, you can see all sheet tabs at the bottom of your workbook. But what if you don't want all of your worksheets to be there? Fortunately, you can easily hide as many sheets as you like as long as at least one spreadsheet remains visible. Continue reading

Ultimate Suite 2018 for Excel: how to get it for free

We are working on a new "secret weapon" to be included in the upcoming update and striving to make its UI perfectly intuitive. For your help we'll happily present you the new Ultimate Suite 2018. Continue reading

Ultimate Suite 2018 is out: get it with the best discount

Ultimate Suite 2018 is out! Stable version, clear and efficient user interface, and wide platform support. In the new Ultimate Suite for Excel 2018 you will find several time-saving brand new tools. Xmas offer: upgrade the Suite with a 60% discount. Continue reading

Columns in Google Sheets - add, delete, and resize columns in a spreadsheet

Let's get back to fundamentals of working with columns in Google Sheets. Today I want to remind you all the ways of adding new empty columns, deleting old or unnecessary ones, and resizing them so that all the data you have is visible. This knowledge is the basis of any work within a spreadsheet. Continue reading

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

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