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How to strikethrough in Excel

It is super easy to cross out text in Microsoft Word – you simply click the strikethrough icon on the ribbon. Naturally, you'd expect to see the same button on the Excel ribbon. But it's nowhere to be found. So, how do you strikethrough text in Excel? Continue reading

How to alphabetize in Excel: sort columns and rows A-Z or Z-A

Alphabetizing in Excel is as easy as ABC. Whether you are sorting an entire worksheet or selected range, vertically or horizontally, ascending or descending, in most cases the task can be accomplished with a button click. Continue reading

8 ways to add bullet points in Excel

Excel does not provide a built-in feature to make bulleted lists like most word processors including Microsoft Word do. But that doesn't mean there is no way to insert bullet points in Excel. In fact, there are at least 8 different ways, and this tutorial covers them all. Continue reading

Excel COUNTIF and COUNTIFS with OR conditions

As everyone knows, Excel COUNTIF function is designed to count cells based on just one criterion while COUNTIFS evaluates multiple criteria with AND logic. But what if your task requires OR logic – when several conditions are provided, any one can match to be included in the count? Continue reading

How to unmerge cells in Excel

When you have related data in several cells, you may be tempted to combine them into a single cell for alignment or comparison purposes. So, you merge a few smaller cells into a bigger one only to realize that merged cells have made it difficult to perform the simplest tasks on your worksheet. How do you unmerge cells in Excel to get things back to normal? Continue reading

How to calculate days between dates in Excel

Are you wondering how many days are between two dates? Maybe, you need to know the number of days between today and some specific date in the past or future? Or, you just want to count working days between two dates? Whatever your task is, one of the below examples will certainly provide the solution. Continue reading

Excel IFERROR with VLOOKUP - elegant way to trap errors

Excel VLOOKUP and IFERROR - these two functions may be pretty hard to understand separately, let alone when they are combined. In this article, you will find a few easy-to-follow examples that address common uses and clearly illustrate the formula logic. Continue reading

VLOOKUP with IF statement in Excel

Whilst VLOOKUP and IF functions are useful on their own, together they deliver even more valuable experiences. Today, we will be looking at a few simple examples that will show you how to Vlookup with If condition in Excel. Continue reading

How to select random sample in Excel

Whether you do market research for a new product launch or evaluating the results of your marketing campaign, it is important that you use an unbiased sample of data for your analysis. The easiest way to achieve this is to do random selection in Excel. Continue reading

Random sort in Excel: shuffle cells, rows and columns

Microsoft Excel provides a handful of different sorting options including ascending or descending order, by color or icon, and custom sort. However, it lacks one important feature - random sort. This tutorial will teach you a couple of easy ways to shuffle data in Excel. Continue reading

Header and footer in Excel: how to insert, edit and remove

To make your worksheets look more stylish and professional, you can include a header or footer on each printed page of your document. Microsoft Excel provides a handful of predefined headers and footers to choose from, as well as allows creating your own ones. Continue reading

How to separate names in Excel: split first and last name into different columns

It is a very common situation in Excel that your worksheet contains a column of full names, and you want to split the first and last names into separate columns. The task can be accomplished in three different ways - by using the Text to Columns feature, formulas, and Split Names tool. Continue reading

How to group rows in Excel to make them collapsible and expandable

Worksheets with a lot of complex and detailed information are difficult to view and read. Luckily, Microsoft Excel provides an easy way to organize data in groups allowing you to collapse and expand rows with similar content to create more compact and understandable views. Continue reading

Very hidden sheets in Excel

As everyone knows, an Excel worksheet can be visible or hidden. As a matter of fact, it can be visible, hidden, or very hidden. This tutorial clarifies the difference and explains how to make a worksheet very hidden and how to view very hidden sheets. Continue reading

How to hide sheets in Excel

Normally, when you open Excel, you can see all sheet tabs at the bottom of your workbook. But what if you don't want all of your worksheets to be there? Fortunately, you can easily hide as many sheets as you like as long as at least one spreadsheet remains visible. Continue reading

How to unhide sheets in Excel: show multiple or all sheets at once

Imagine this: you open a worksheet and notice that some formulas refer to another worksheet. You look at the sheet tabs, but the referenced spreadsheet is not there! What does that mean? Simply, the worksheet is hidden. Continue reading

How to hide and unhide rows in Excel

If you want to prevent your users from wandering into parts of a worksheet you don't want them to see, then hide such rows or columns from their view. The tutorial shows how to quickly hide and unhide rows in Excel using the ribbon, mouse or keyboard shortcuts. Continue reading

How to extract number from string in Excel

To extract number from string in Excel, it'd take a little ingenuity, a bit of patience, and a bunch of different functions nested into each other. Or, you can run the Extract tool and have the job done with a mouse click. Continue reading

Excel substring: how to extract text from cell

Although there is no such thing as Substring function in Excel, there exist three Text functions to extract text of a given length from a cell. Additionally, there are FIND and SEARCH functions to get a substring before or after a specific character. Continue reading

How to merge multiple Excel files into one

Merging multiple Excel workbooks into one file could be a cumbersome and long process. So, which is the best way to handle the problem: copy the sheet tabs, run VBA code or use a special tool? Continue reading

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