Excel tutorials, functions and advanced formula examples, page 5

How to flip data in Excel: reverse columns vertically and rows horizontally

Flipping data in Excel sounds like a trivial one-click task, but surprisingly there is no such inbuilt option. In this tutorial, you will find a few quick ways to flip tables vertically and horizontally preserving the original formatting and formulas. Continue reading

How to create and use dynamic named range in Excel

If you are working with a continuously changing data set, you may want to make your named range dynamic so that it automatically expands to accommodate newly added data. In this tutorial, you will find detailed step-by-step guidance on how to do this. Continue reading

Excel named range - how to define and use names in Excel

Names in Excel are a paradoxical thing: being one of the most useful features, they are often considered pointless or nerdy. This tutorial will teach you different ways to create a named range in Excel to make your formulas much easier to write, read, and re-use. Continue reading

Google Sheets VLOOKUP with examples

A widespread opinion is that VLOOKUP is one of the most difficult and obscure functions. But that's not true! In fact, it's easy to do VLOOKUP in Google Sheets, and in a moment you will make sure of it. Continue reading

Google Spreadsheet COUNTIF function with formula examples

We continue exploring the possibilities of Google Spreadsheets with COUNTIF function. Learn why you may need it and how it can be applied to your daily work with the tables. Continue reading

Excel calculations: automatic, manual, iterative

To be able to use Excel formulas efficiently, you need to understand how Microsoft Excel calculates them. Not less important are calculation settings that can speed up, slow down or even stop your Excel calculations as well as maintain their accuracy. Continue reading

How to do calculations in Excel

When it comes to calculations, there is almost noting that Microsoft Excel cannot do, from totaling a column of numbers to solving complex linear programming problems. Apart from that, you can use Excel as a calculator to do math - add, divide, multiply, and subtract numbers as well as raise to power and find roots. Continue reading

Basic Excel formulas & functions with examples

Being primarily designed as a spreadsheet program, Microsoft Excel is extremely powerful and versatile when it comes to calculating numbers or solving math and engineering problems. This tutorial aims to teach you the essentials of Excel functions and show how to use basic formulas in Excel. Continue reading

How to square root in Excel: SQRT function and other ways

Squaring a number and finding a square root are very common operations if mathematics. But how do you do square root in Excel? Either by using the SQRT function or by raising a number to the power of 1/2. Continue reading

How to calculate standard deviation in Excel

In statistics, the arithmetic mean and standard deviation are two closely related concepts. But while the former is understood by most, the latter is comprehended by few. The aim of this tutorial is shed some light on what the standard deviation is and how to calculate it in Excel. Continue reading

Mean, median and mode in Excel

When analyzing numerical data, you may often be looking for some way to find the "typical" value. For this purpose, you can use one of the so-called measures of central tendency such as arithmetic mean, median or mode. Continue reading

How to calculate median in Excel

The median is one of the three main measures of central tendency, which is commonly used in statistics for finding the center of a data sample or population. Continue reading

Google Sheets IF function - usage and formula examples

Get to know Google Sheets IF function better with this tutorial: when is it used, how does it work and how it contributes to a much simpler data processing. Formula examples are included! Continue reading

How to insert picture in Excel: fit image in cell, add to comment, header or footer

In this tutorial, we will look at how to insert image in Excel from your computer, OneDrive or from the web and how to lock a picture to a cell so that it adjusts and moves with the cell when the cell is resized, copied or moved. Continue reading

How to combine duplicate rows, merge values, and add subtotals in Google Sheets

Whether or not you're new to Google Sheets add-ons, you’ll love the news: now it takes three simple steps to combine duplicate rows and keep all unique information safe. Continue reading

How to convert Excel to JPG, PNG or GIF image

Whilst you can easily save an Excel file to many formats including PDF by using the standard Save As dialog, surprisingly, JPG is not in the list. Luckily, there exist a handful of different ways to convert .xls to .jpg, both desktop and online. Continue reading

How to align text in Excel

By default, Microsoft Excel aligns numbers to the bottom-right of cells and text to the bottom-left. However, you can easily change the default alignment or even align a column of numbers by a decimal point or a specific character. Continue reading

New Link Checker for Microsoft Word is out: the quickest way to fix broken links in your document

We are happy to introduce a new version of Link Checker for Microsoft Word! Now the add-in works faster and makes it easier to find the links, filter the results, and edit them instantly. And a nicer design will be the icing on the cake. Continue reading

Lookup in Excel: functions and formula examples

Looking up a specific value within a dataset is one of the most common tasks in Excel. And yet, there exists no "universal" lookup formula suited for all situations. In this tutorial, you will find an overview of the most popular Excel Lookup functions with formula examples and in-depth tutorials linked for your reference. Continue reading

How to add & subtract time in Excel to show over 24 hours, 60 minutes, 60 seconds

When subtracting and adding time in Excel, you may sometimes want to display the resulting time intervals over 24 hours in the hh:mm format, over 60 minutes in the mm:ss format, and over 60 seconds in the ss format. The task is a lot easier than it may sound, and you will know the solution in a moment. Continue reading

How to Automate Your Spreadsheets with Zapier

Spreadsheets today aren't just static documents with data carefully managed on one computer. With Google Sheets and Excel's companion web app, your spreadsheets can get work done while you're away. Learn how you can automatically pull your data into a Google Sheets spreadsheet and set up workflows with Zapier. Continue reading

Excel LOOKUP function with formula examples

There are a handful of different ways to look up and match in Excel. This tutorial discusses the LOOKUP function that is designed to handle the simplest cases of vertical and horizontal lookup. Continue reading

Excel Hyperlink: how to create, change and remove

Hyperlinks are widely used on the Internet to navigate between web-sites. In your Excel worksheets, you can easily create such links too. In addition, you can insert a hyperlink to go to another cell, sheet or workbook, to open a new Excel file or create an email message. Continue reading

How to use Excel Hyperlink function to create different link types

There are many ways to create a hyperlink in Excel. If you plan to insert many identical or similar hyperlinks, the fastest way is to use a Hyperlink formula, which makes it easier to insert, copy and edit hyperlinks. Continue reading

How to AutoFit in Excel: adjust columns and rows to match data size

Microsoft Excel provides a handful of different ways to change column width and adjust row height. The easiest way to resize cells is to have Excel automatically determine how much to widen or narrow the column and to expand or collapse the row to match the data size. Continue reading

How to change and AutoFit row height in Excel

By default, all rows on a new workbook are set to the same height. However, Microsoft Excel allows you to resize rows in different ways such as changing row height by using the mouse, auto fitting rows and wrapping text. Continue reading

How to change column width and AutoFit columns in Excel

Microsoft Excel provides a variety of ways to manipulate the column width – you can resize columns using the mouse, set the width to a specific number or have it adjusted automatically to accommodate the data. In this tutorial, you will find the detailed information about all these methods. Continue reading

How to Vlookup to return multiple matches in Excel

When using Microsoft Excel for data analysis, you may often find yourself in situations when you need to get all matches based on a specific id, name, email address or some other unique identifier. An immediate solution that comes to mind is using the Excel VLOOKUP function, but the problem is that it can only return a single match. Continue reading

How to wrap text in Excel

If large text does not fit neatly in a cell, you can simply make the column wider. However, a much better solution is to wrap text that exceeds a column width, and Microsoft Excel provides a couple of ways to do it. Continue reading

Excel MID function - basic uses and advanced formula examples

MID is one of the Text functions that Microsoft Excel provides for manipulating text strings. At the most basic level, it is used to extract a substring from the middle of the text string. The tutorial explains the specificities of the Excel MID function and shows a few creative uses to accomplish challenging tasks. Continue reading

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