# Excel tutorials, functions and advanced formula examples, page 25

## INDEX & MATCH in Excel - better alternative to VLOOKUP

This tutorial demonstrates the key strengths of Excel's INDEX / MATCH function that make it superior to VLOOKUP. You will find a number of formula examples that will help you easily cope with many complex tasks when VLOOKUP fails. Continue reading

## Relative and absolute cell references in Excel conditional formatting rules

Invest a few minutes and learn how to correctly use relative and absolute cell references in Excel conditional formatting rules. This knowledge will certainly save you far more time in the long run. Continue reading

## How to hide and group columns in Excel

This tutorial shows how to hide columns in Excel 2010-2016. You will see the standard Excel Hide columns functionality in action as well as learn to group and ungroup columns with Outline. Continue reading

## How to use VLOOKUP with SUM or SUMIF functions in Excel

In this tutorial, you will find a handful of advanced formula examples that demonstrate how to use Excel's VLOOKUP and SUM or SUMIF functions to look up and sum values based on one or several criteria. Continue reading

## How to unhide and show hidden columns in Excel

From this article, you'll learn how to unhide columns in Excel 2016 - 2007. It will teach you to show all hidden columns or just the ones you select. Grab a special macro to unhide all columns in Excel automatically each time you open a worksheet and find out how to protect the hidden columns from being displayed. Continue reading

## How to use VLOOKUP in Excel: advanced formula examples

In this VLOOKUP tutorial, you will find a number of advanced formula examples that demonstrate how to look up with multiple criteria, use two VLOOKUP functions in one formula, dynamically pull data from different sheets, and more. Continue reading

## How to create waterfall chart in Excel (bridge chart)

This article looks at creating basic graphs and at a special chart type – the Waterfall chart in Excel. Read on to find out what a waterfall chart is and when you can find it useful. You'll learn what tools can help you with creating waterfall charts in Excel 2016, 2013. Continue reading

## Top 5 Tips For Coding Excel VBA Macros

VBA, Visual Basic for Applications, is the programming language that Excel understands and although Excel provides an easy to follow macro wizard, using VBA enables you ultimate control in ensuring the macro performs exactly as you want it to. A macro is simply a set of instructions and is usually created by letting Excel record the series of instructions that you want it to later remember and perform automatically. Here are top five tops for coding Excel VBA macros. Continue reading

## How to enable macros in Excel 2016, 2013, and 2010

This tutorial teaches how to enable macros in Excel 2010-2013. You'll also find step-by-step instructions showing how to disable macros in Excel or turn them on via Message bar and Backstage view. In addition you'll find a tip to run a macro even if all macros are disabled and get a link to a piece of code that gets users enable macros in a workbook. Continue reading

## How to insert page numbers in Excel

This article explains page numbering in Excel 2019, 2016, 2013 and lower. Find out how to insert page numbers in Excel if your workbook contains one or multiple worksheets, how to set a custom number for the starting sheet or delete number watermarks added incorrectly. Continue reading

## Excel VLOOKUP tutorial for beginners with formula examples

This VLOOKUP tutorial explains the syntax and provides a number of examples that illustrate the most common usages of the VLOOKUP function in Excel. Continue reading

## How to insert and remove page breaks in Excel

The Excel page break option helps you see where page breaks will appear when your worksheet is printed. In this article I'll show you several ways to insert them manually or by condition. You'll also learn how to remove page breaks in Excel 2016 - 2010, where to find the Page Break Preview, hide and show the marking lines. Continue reading

## How to use Excel COUNTIFS and COUNTIF with multiple criteria

The tutorial explains how to use COUNTIFS and COUNTIF formulas with multiple criteria in Excel. You will find a number of examples for different data types – numbers, dates, text, wildcard characters, non-blank cells and more. Continue reading

## How to rotate charts in Excel - rotate bar, column, pie and line charts

This post describes how to rotate a chart in Excel 2016-2010. You'll learn different ways to spin bar, column, pie and line charts including their 3-D variations. Besides, you'll see how to reverse the plotting order of values, categories, series and legend. Those who often print graphs and charts will read how to adjust the sheet orientation for printing. Continue reading

## COUNTIF in Excel - count if not blank, greater than, duplicate or unique

The article explains Excel COUNTIF function, provides a number of examples and warns about possible quirks when using COUNTIF with multiple criteria and specific types of cells. Continue reading

## Three brand new tools for your Excel

We added 3 new tools to Ultimate Suite for Excel. They are Count and Sum by Color, Unpivot Table and Create Cards. Read on to learn how you can calculate cells by color, flatten your summary tables, and convert your data into label cards. Continue reading

## How to freeze panes in Excel to lock rows and columns

In this short tutorial, you will learn how to quickly lock header row and first column in Excel. You will also see how to freeze several panes at a time to make Excel always show certain rows or/and columns when you scroll down or right. These tips work equally well in all modern versions of Excel 2013, 2010 and 2007. Continue reading

## 3 ways to count empty cells in Excel

If your task is to get Excel count blank cells in your worksheet, read this article to find 3 ways to accomplish it. Learn how to search and select empty cells with the Go to Special option, use Find and Replace to count blanks or enter a formula in Excel 2010-2013. Continue reading

## How to count non-empty cells in Excel

This articles looks at the ways to count non-blank cells in Excel 2010-2013. Below you'll find 3 methods for counting non-blanks: see the number on the Excel Status bar, employ the Find and Replace dialog or use a special formula. Continue reading

## How to conditionally format dates and time in Excel - built-in rules and formulas

See how to apply Excel conditional formatting to dates. Learn how to use formulas to highlight weekends and holidays, format cells when a value is changed to a date, shade upcoming dates and delays, conditionally format dates based on the current date, and more. Continue reading