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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

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

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

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

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 VLOOKUP multiple values in Excel with one or more criteria

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

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

Video: Conditional formatting based on another cell

Learn how to quickly highlight entire rows based on another cell value in Excel. Continue reading

How to use Excel RIGHT function - formula examples

Today our focus is on the RIGHT function, which is designed to return a specified number of characters from the rightmost side of a string. Like other Text functions, RIGHT is very simple and straightforward, nevertheless it has a few unobvious uses that might prove helpful in your work. Continue reading

Excel LEFT function with formula examples

The tutorial shows how to use the LEFT function in Excel to get a substring from the beginning of the text string, extract text before a certain character, force a Left formula to return a number, and more. Continue reading

How to add leading zeros in Excel

The tutorial shows different ways to add leading zeros in Excel: how to keep zeros as you type, show leading zeros in cells, remove or hide zeros. Continue reading

Excel TEXT function with formula examples

Microsoft Excel is all about numbers, and in your worksheets, you are likely to deal with numbers most of the time. However, there are situations when you do need to convert numbers to text, and it is where the TEXT function steps in. Continue reading

How to use MATCH function in Excel - formula examples

There exist many different Excel lookup functions for finding a certain value in a range of cells, and MATCH is one of them. Basically, it identifies a relative position of an item in a range of cells, however, the Excel MATCH function can do much more than its pure essence. Continue reading

How to use HLOOKUP in Excel with formula examples

The tutorial explains the specificities of the Excel Hlookup function and how to use it most efficiently. Among other things, you will learn Hlookup formulas to search with approximate and exact match, from another sheet and workbook, case-sensitive horizontal lookup, and more. Continue reading

Excel nested IF statement - multiple conditions in a single formula

If someone asks you what Excel function you use most often, what would your answer be? In most cases, it's the Excel IF function. A regular If formula is very straightforward and easy to write. But what if your data requires more elaborate logical tests with multiple conditions? Continue reading

How to compare two cells in Excel (string comparison)

While Excel formulas are always perfectly true, their results may be wrong because some flawed data penetrated into the system. This tutorial will teach you how to automate the tedious and error-prone task of cell comparison and what formulas are best to use in each particular case. Continue reading

How to remove spaces in Excel - leading, trailing, non-breaking

There are several ways to remove spaces in Excel, and this tutorial will help you choose the right technique - delete leading and trailing spaces, eliminate extra spaces between words, get rid of non-breaking white space and non-printing characters. Continue reading

Excel TRIM function - quick way to remove extra spaces

The tutorial demonstrates a few quick and easy ways to trim spaces in Excel – leading, trailing, and excess spaces between words. Continue reading

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