Excel tutorials, functions and advanced formula examples, page 4

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

Excel MOD function to get remainder and more

The Excel MOD function is designed to get the division remainder, but it can do much more than its original purpose. In this tutorial, you will find a few non-trivial uses of MOD in Excel that may prove useful in your worksheets. Continue reading

How to work with conditional formatting in Google Sheets

Highlighting certain data with color is a great way to draw attention to the records. Wouldn’t it be great if such format change happened automatically for specific cells? This is where conditional formatting comes in handy. Google Sheets can do this work for us, all we need is to explain what we want to get. Continue reading

Excel RANK functions with formula examples

When you need to determine the relative position of a number in a list of numbers, the easiest way is to sort the numbers in ascending or descending order. If for some reason sorting is not possible, the Excel RANK function is the perfect tool to do the job. Continue reading

Back to Basics: edit and comment on data, review the changes, print and download from Google Sheets. Even offline

We continue our "Back to Basics" journey by digging deeper into editing Google Sheets. Today, in addition to learning some simple features like formatting and deleting the data, we’ll discuss how to add comments and notes, work offline, and quickly review all the changes made to the file. Continue reading

Back to Basics: sharing, moving and protecting the data in Google Sheets

Moving on to another stop of our "Back to Basics" journey, today I will tell you more about managing your sheets. Learn how to share, move and protect your data in Google Sheets. Continue reading

How to use Data Validation in Excel - custom validation rules and formulas

In yesterday's tutorial we started to look at Excel Data Validation - what its purpose is, how it works, and how to use built-in rules to validate data in your worksheets. Today, we are going to take a step further and talk about the nitty-gritty aspects of custom data validation. Continue reading

Data validation in Excel: how to add, use and remove

When setting up a workbook for your users, you may often want to control information input into specific cells to make sure all data entries are accurate and consistent. Among other things, you may want to allow only particular data type such as numbers or dates in a cell, or limit numbers to a certain range and text to a given length. Continue reading

Google Sheets Chart Tutorial

Whether you analyze business indicators, make presentation or write a report, charts and graphs will help your audience to understand complex dependencies and regularities. This tutorial will teach you different ways to build charts and graphs in Google Sheets to make your presentations informative and impressive. Continue reading

How to track changes in Excel

When collaborating on an Excel workbook, you may want to keep track of the changes that have been made to it. On a printed copy, you could use a red pen to mark edits. In an Excel worksheet, you can review, accept or reject changes electronically by using the Track Changes feature. Continue reading

Back to Basics: Google Sheets for newbies

It's not a secret that most people are used to work with the data tables in MS Excel. However, now it has a worthy competitor. Allow us to introduce you to Google Sheets. Continue reading

How to share Excel file for multiple users and co-author a shared workbook

The recent versions of Excel make it easy to share and collaborate on workbooks. By sharing an Excel file, you allow multiple users edit the same document simultaneously, which saves you the trouble of keeping track of multiple versions. Continue reading

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