# Excel tips & how-to, page 12

## How to change column width and AutoFit columns in Excel

Microsoft Excel provides a variety of ways to manipulate the column width – you can resize columns using the mouse, set the width to a specific number or have it adjusted automatically to accommodate the data. In this tutorial, you will find the detailed information about all these methods. 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

## How to wrap text in Excel

If large text does not fit neatly in a cell, you can simply make the column wider. However, a much better solution is to wrap text that exceeds a column width, and Microsoft Excel provides a couple of ways to do it. Continue reading

## Excel MID function to extract text from the middle of a string

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

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 compare two Excel files for differences

In this video you will learn 4 ways you can find differences in excel tables: view files side by side, use formulas or conditional formatting to see updates, Compare and Merge shared spreadsheets, and see a special add-in for comparing two Excel files. 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 VLOOKUP explained - how to video

If the VLOOKUP function in Excel ever intimidates you, see how you can easily read it and learn how to Vlookup yourself, or with a special add-in 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

## Video: How to remove blank rows in excel

If empty rows interfere with your work in Excel, see how to pick the right way to deal with them and avoid a common mistake. You will learn about a special tool to delete all blank rows in a click, the formula that lets you quickly find them, and a way to remove rows that miss certain records. Continue reading

## Video: How to remove line breaks in Excel

See our quick tips for deleting carriage returns from the cells in your Excel table 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