Posts Tagged 'Excel formatting', page 2

Format Painter and other ways to copy formatting in Excel

Microsoft Excel has an amazingly simple way to copy formatting, which is often overlooked or underestimated. This tutorial shows the most efficient ways to use Excel Format Painter, Fill Handle and Paste Special to copy formatting to a selected cell, range, entire column or row. Continue reading

Custom Excel number format

Custom number formatting in Excel is a very powerful tool, and once you learn how to use it property, your options are almost unlimited. This tutorial explains the basics of the Excel number format and provides the detailed guidance to create custom formatting. Continue reading

How to format cells in Excel (number, text, scientific notation, etc.)

When it comes to formatting cells in Excel, most users know how to apply basic text and numeric formats. But do you know how to display the required number of decimal places or a certain currency symbol, and how to apply just the right scientific notation or accounting number format? Continue reading

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

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 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

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 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 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 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

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

Fastest ways to insert multiple rows in Excel

Inserting multiple rows in Excel may be one of the numerous tasks you come across daily. In today’s article, I hope to inspire shortcut-oriented users by showing some really quick ways to add new rows in Excel. You’ll also see how to solve this task using standard menus and Ribbon buttons and how to add empty rows between multiple data lines. Continue reading

Excel formulas for conditional formatting based on another cell value

This tutorial explains how to use Excel formulas to format cells and entire rows based on the values you specify or based on another cell's value, and provides a handful of formula examples. Continue reading

Excel conditional formatting Icon Sets, Data Bars and Color Scales

The article provides the detailed guidance on how use conditional formatting Icon Sets, Data Bars and Color Scales in Excel 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007. You will learn how to apply icons in different ways based on another cell's value. Continue reading

How to use conditional formatting in Excel

The tutorial explains the basics of Excel conditional formatting feature. You will learn how to apply different formatting rules such as Icon Sets, Data Bars and Color Scales, how to do conditional formatting based on another cell, how to edit and copy your formatting rules in Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013. Continue reading

How to insert comments in Excel, add pictures, show/hide comments

In this article you'll find out how to add comments to Excel cells, show, hide and delete them. You'll also learn how to insert a picture in a comment and make your cell note more eye-catching by changing its font, shape and size. Continue reading

4 ways for changing case in Excel 2016, 2013, 2010

In this article I'd like to tell you about different ways to change Excel uppercase to lowercase or proper case. You'll learn how to perform these tasks with the help of Excel lower/upper functions, VBA macros, Microsoft Word, and an easy-to-use add-in by Ablebits. Continue reading

How to show and hide gridlines in Excel 2016, 2013, 2010

In the previous blog post we successfully solved the problem of Excel not printing gridlines. Today I’d like to dwell on another issue related to Excel grid lines. In this article you’ll learn how to show gridlines in an entire worksheet or in certain cells only, and how to hide lines by changing cells background or borders' color. Continue reading

How to convert Excel tables to HTML

If you created a pretty Excel table and now want to publish it online as a web page, the simplest way is to export it to an old good html file. In this article, we are going to explore several ways of converting Excel data to HTML, determine pros and cons of each, and walk you through the conversion process step-by-step. Continue reading

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