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Alternate row color and column shading in Excel (banded rows and columns)

See how you can quickly alternate row and colomns colors in your worksheets by using Excel Table Styles. You will also learn a few smart formulas to highlight banded rows and columns with 3 different colors and to shade groups of rows based on a value change. Continue reading

How to swap columns by dragging and other ways to move columns in Excel

In this article you will learn a few methods to move columns in Excel tables. You will see how to drag columns with a mouse and how to swap several non-contiguous columns. The latter is often considered unfeasible, but I'll show you a tool that allows moving even non-adjacent columns in Excel 2016, 2013, 2010 and lower. Continue reading

How to view, change and remove document properties in Excel

The time has come to tell you about different types of document properties, the ways of viewing and changing them in Excel 2013 and 2016. In this article you’ll also learn how to protect your document from any modifications and remove personal information from your Excel worksheet. Continue reading

How to add titles to Excel charts

If you don’t want to get lost in all the charts in your Excel worksheet, then spend some minutes to read this article and learn how to add a chart title in Excel 2016-2010 and have it dynamically updated. I’ll also show you how to add descriptive titles to the axes or remove a chart or axis title from a chart. There’s nothing to it! :) Continue reading

How to count and sum cells by color in Excel

In this article you will learn how to count cells by color in Excel and get the sum of colored cells. These solutions work both for cells colored manually and with conditional formatting. You will also learn how to filter cells by several colors Continue reading

How to remove carriage returns (line breaks) from cells in Excel 2016, 2013, 2010

In this tip you'll find 3 ways to remove carriage returns from Excel cells. You'll also learn how to replace line breaks with other symbols. All solutions work for Excel 2013, 2010 – 2003 Continue reading

How to change the row color based on a cell's value in Excel

Learn how to quickly change the color of the entire row based on a single cell's value in your Excel worksheets. Tips and formula examples for number and text values. Continue reading

Two ways to change background color in Excel based on cell value

In this article, you will find two quick ways to change the background color of cells based on value in Excel 2016, 2013, and 2010. Also, you will learn how to use Excel formulas to change the color of blank cells or cells with formula errors. Continue reading

How to automatically highlight duplicates in Excel once something has been typed

This article will show you how to avoid duplicates in your table columns using built-in Excel tools. The solution works for Excel 2013, 2010, 2007, and it will take you just a few minutes to apply it to your table. Continue reading

How to compare two columns in Excel and delete duplicates (highlight, color, move)

It will take you about 10 minutes to read this article and in the next 5 minutes (or even faster if you choose the 2nd solution described in the article :) you will easily compare two Excel columns for duplicates and remove or highlight the found dupes. Okay, the countdown is started! Continue reading

How to avoid automatic data formatting in Excel

Excel is a helpful program when you have standard tasks and standard data. Once you want to go your non-standard-Excel way, some frustration is involved. Especially when we have large data sets. I came across one of such formatting issues when I dealt with our customers' tasks in Excel. Continue reading

Conditional formatting in Excel Pivot Tables

With the release of Excel 2007, Microsoft provided some additional conditional formatting options such as data bars and icon sets which makes it easy to apply formats to cells to show visually the relative values in those cells. Microsoft also changed how conditional formatting is applied to PivotTables which gives you a greater flexibility when using conditional formats with data summarized in a PivotTable... Continue reading

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