Excel tutorials, functions and advanced formula examples, page 25

Convert text-formatted digits to number using Excel VALUE function and other options

In this article, I'll show you how to convert text digits to number using several options in Excel 2010-2013. You'll see how to make Excel treat digits as numbers with the help of the VALUE function, error checking, Paste Special and applying the number format. Those who want to automate the task will find a helpful VBA macro and a special add-in. Continue reading

Convert PDF to Word using online PDF to DOC converters or manually

In this tutorial, you will learn a few quick ways to export PDF to Word. See how to convert the entire PDF file or its part manually or using free online converters, and how to turn a scanned .pdf document into an editable .doc file. Continue reading

Converting PDF files (text and image) to Excel

The article explains how to export different PDF files to Excel manually or using free online converters, and how to choose the conversion method best suited for a given file type. Continue reading

How to convert numbers to text using Excel TEXT function and other options

This tutorial shows how to convert number to text in Excel 2016 - 2010. See how to accomplish the task with the Excel TEXT function and use number to string to specify the formatting. Learn how to change number format to text with the Format Cells… and Text to Columns options. Continue reading

How to convert Excel files to PDF

This short tutorial describes 4 possible ways to convert Excel files to PDF – by using Excel's Save As feature, Adobe software, online Excel to PDF converters and desktop tools. Continue reading

Install and use Template Phrases on Outlook 2013 Reading Pane

We have just released a new update for Template Phrases. Install the latest version and enjoy using it on the reading pane in Outlook 2013; check out the improved macros and bug fixes. Continue reading

Making a dependent (cascading) drop down list in Excel

The tutorial demonstrates how to create cascading drop down lists in Excel that display choices depending on the value selected in a previous dropdown. Continue reading

Creating a drop down list in Excel: static, dynamic, from another workbook

The tutorial demonstrates 4 quick ways to create an Excel drop down list - based on a list of values, range of cells, named range and a dynamic dropdown. Continue reading

More tools added to Ultimate Suite for Excel

Our summer has been busy with developing 3 new tools for Ultimate Suite and with fixing some major and minor bugs. Now you can try the new add-ins for swapping, flipping, and transposing columns, rows, and cells in your table. Continue reading

How to insert new columns in Excel

This post looks at how to add up new columns in Excel 2010-2013. Read on to learn shortcuts to insert one or more columns, including nonadjacent ones. Grab and share a special VBA macros to automate adding every other column. Continue reading

Excel VLOOKUP not working - solutions for N/A, NAME and VALUE errors

The tutorial explains how you can quickly cope with VLOOKUP not working problems in Excel, troubleshoot and fix common errors and overcome VLOOKUP's limitations. Continue reading

How to remove rows in Excel based on a cell value

This article lists several ways to delete rows in Excel 2016, 2013, and 2010 based on a cell value. In this post you'll find hotkeys as well as Excel VBA. Delete rows automatically or use the standard Sort and Find options in combination with helpful shortcuts. Continue reading

5 ways to do case-sensitive VLOOKUP in Excel

The tutorial explains how to make Excel VLOOKUP case-sensitive, demonstrates a few other formulas that can look up case in Excel and points out strengths and limitations of each function. Continue reading

The new improved version of Template Phrases for Outlook is out!

We released a new version of Template Phrases for Outlook 2013-2003. Some major and minor bugs are fixed and new macros are added. Now the file with your templates is moved to a new storage base which largely improves Outlook memory usage. Read on to learn more. Continue reading

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