# Posts tagged "Excel tips & how-to", page 11

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

## Excel Paste Special: copy values, comments, column's width and more

Copy pasting in Excel is easy. Everyone knows the shortcut to copy a cell and another one to paste it. But dis you know that apart from copying/pasting a whole cell, you can paste only a certain attribute such as value, formula, formatting or comment? That's where Excel Paste Special comes in. Continue reading

## How to calculate age in Excel: from date of birth, between two dates

There is no special function to calculate age in Excel, however there exist a few different ways to convert date of birth to age. This tutorial will explain the advantages and drawbacks of each way, shows how make a perfect age calculation formula in Excel and tweak it for solving some specific tasks. Continue reading

## How to create calendar in Excel (drop-down and printable)

The tutorial shows how to insert a drop-down calendar in Excel, and how to quickly create a printable calendar based on a template. Continue reading

## 6 ways to insert a tick symbol and cross mark in Excel

The tutorial shows 6 different ways to insert a tick in Excel and explains how to format and count cells containing checkmarks. Continue reading

## How to add, copy and delete multiple checkboxes in Excel

The tutorial will teach you how to quickly add multiple checkboxes in Excel, change the check box name and formatting, as well as delete one, several or all checkboxes on a sheet. Continue reading

## How to insert checkbox in Excel: interactive checklist, to-do list and report

This tutorial will guide you on how to insert a checkbox in Excel and use the check box results in formulas to make an interactive checklist, to-do list, chart or report. Continue reading

## Using Advanced Filter in Excel - criteria range examples with formulas

In our previous article, we discussed different aspects of Excel Advanced Filter and how to use it to filter rows with AND as well as OR logic. Now that you know the basics, let's have a look at more complex criteria range examples that may prove helpful for your work. Continue reading

## Excel Advanced Filter - how to create and use

Excel Filter provides a variety of filtering options for text, numbers, and dates. The inbuilt filters can handle many scenarios. Many, but not all! When a regular AutoFilter can't do what you want, use the Advanced Filter and configure the criteria exactly suited to your needs. Continue reading

## How to filter in Excel

If working with large data sets, it can be a challenge not only to calculate data, but also to find the relevant information. Luckily, Microsoft Excel makes it easy for you to narrow down the search with a simple yet powerful Filter tool. Continue reading

## Excel SUMPRODUCT function with formula examples

Excel SUMPRODUCT is a remarkably versatile function with many uses. The aim of this tutorial is to reveal the full power of SUMPRODUCT and teach you how to compare arrays in a clever and elegant way, conditionally sum or count cells with multiple criteria, get a weighted average, and more. Continue reading

## Excel SUBTOTAL function with formula examples

The tutorial explains the specificities of Excel SUBTOTAL function and shows how to use Subtotal formulas to summarize data in visible cells. Continue reading

## How to calculate CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in Excel

The tutorial explains the basics of the Compound Annual Growth Rate and provides a few formulas to calculate CAGR in Excel. Continue reading

## Excel table styles and formatting: how to apply, change and remove

After you have created a table in Excel, what's the first thing you would like to do with it? Make it look exactly the way you want! Luckily, Microsoft Excel provides a variety of predefined table styles that let you apply or change the table formatting in a click. Continue reading

## Excel table: end-to-end tutorial with examples

Excel table is one of the most useful and powerful features that is often overlooked or underestimated. You may get along without Excel tables just fine until you stumble upon them. And then you realize you've been missing an awesome thing that could save much of your time and make your life a lot easier. Continue reading

## How to clear formatting in Excel

Manually changing cell color, font, borders, alignment and other formatting options is tiresome and time-consuming. Luckily, Microsoft Excel provides a couple of quick and simple ways to clear formatting in a worksheet. Continue reading

## 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

## How to use Solver in Excel with examples

Did you know that Excel contains a special tool that can help you find optimal solutions for various decision problems? This tutorial covers all main aspects of the Excel Solver add-in and provides a step-by-step guidance on how to use it most effectively. Continue reading

## How to count words in Excel

Excel doesn't provide any function or built-in tool for counting the number of words in a cell or range. Luckily, we can combine serval functions within a formula to get the desired result. In this tutorial, you will find a few useful formulas to count total or specific words in a cell or range. Continue reading

## How to use LEN function in Excel to count characters in a cell

Are you looking for an Excel formula to count characters in a cell? If so, then you have certainly landed up on the right page. This short tutorial will teach you how you can use the LEN function to count characters in Excel, with or without spaces. Continue reading

## How to split text string in Excel by comma, space, character or mask

Splitting text from one cell into several cells is the task all Excel users are dealing with once in a while. Today, we are going to take an in-depth look at how you can break strings into different elements using formulas and the Split Text feature. Continue reading