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How to combine first and last name in Excel

In most situations, first and last names are stored in two separate columns, but occasionally you may need to combine two names in one cell. Luckily, the days of merging anything manually are over. In this tutorial, you will find some quick tricks to combining names in Excel that will save you a lot of boring time. Continue reading

How to merge two or more tables in Excel

It is a very common situation when different pieces of data are dispersed across many worksheets and workbooks. Fortunately, Excel provides a few tools to combine data from multiple tables into one, and this tutorial will teach you how to use these tools most effectively. Continue reading

How to make and use a data table in Excel

You have built a complex formula dependent on multiple variables and want to know how changing those inputs changes the results. Instead of testing each variable individually, set up a What-if analysis data table and observe all the possibilities with a quick glance! Continue reading

IF AND formula in Excel

On our blog, we already have a handful of Excel IF tutorials and still discover new uses every day. Today, we are going to look at how you can use IF together with the AND function to evaluate two or more conditions at the same time. Continue reading

How to create a scatter plot in Excel

When looking at two columns of quantitative data in your Excel spreadsheet, what do you see? Just two sets of numbers. Do you want to see how the two sets are related to each other? The scatter plot is the ideal graph choice for this. Continue reading

Excel IF OR function with formula examples

IF is one of the most popular Excel functions and very useful on its own. Combined with the logical functions such as AND, OR, and NOT, the IF function has even more value because it allows you to test multiple conditions in desired combinations. Continue reading

How to use Goal Seek in Excel for What-If analysis

What-If Analysis is one of the most powerful Excel features and one of the least understood. In most general terms, it allows you to test out various scenarios and determine a range of possible outcomes. In this tutorial, we will focus on one of What-If Analysis tools - Goal Seek. Continue reading

How to spell check in Excel

Although Microsoft Excel is not a word processing program, it does have a few features to work with text, including the spell-checking facility. However, spell check in Excel is not exactly the same as in Word. Continue reading

Linear regression analysis in Excel

Run regression analysis in Excel to get the answers to the following questions: Which factors matter and which can be ignored? How closely are these factors related to each other? And how certain can you be about the predictions? Continue reading

How to convert text to number in Excel

Sometimes values in your Excel worksheets look like numbers, but they don't add up, don't multiply and produce errors in formulas. A common reason for this is numbers formatted as text. This tutorial will teach you how to convert numeric strings to actual numbers. Continue reading

How to freeze rows and columns in Excel

When working with large datasets in Excel, you may often want to lock certain rows or columns so that you can view their contents while scrolling to another area of the worksheet. This can be easily done by using the Freeze Panes command and a few other features. Continue reading

Excel CHOOSE function with formula examples

CHOOSE is one of those Excel functions that may not look useful on their own, but combined with other functions give a number of awesome benefits. At the most basic level, you use the CHOOSE function to get a value from a list by specifying the position of that value. Continue reading

How to turn off Scroll Lock in Excel

Just imagine this. You are working in Excel when all of a sudden you notice that you cannot move from cell to cell normally - instead of getting to the next cell, your arrow keys scroll the whole worksheet. Don't panic - simply turn the Scroll Lock off. Continue reading

How to calculate days since or until date in Excel

Are you stuck with calculating how many days there are since a certain date or until date? This tutorial will teach you an easy way to add and subtract days from date in Excel. With our formulas you can quickly calculate 90 days from date, 45 days before date, and count whatever number of days you need. Continue reading

How to alphabetize tabs in Excel

There is only one method to rearrange worksheets in Excel - drag them to the desired position on the sheet tab bar. When it comes to alphabetizing tabs in a large Excel file, this may be a long and erroneous way. This tutorial shows a couple of time-saving alternatives. Continue reading