Excel formatting, page 3

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 2019, 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

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. 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 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 remove carriage returns (line breaks) from cells in Excel

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