Excel tips & how-to, page 12

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 - formula examples

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 count characters in Excel: total or only specific characters in a cell / range

The tutorial explains how to count characters in Excel. You will learn the formulas to get the total character count in a range, and count only specific characters in a cell or in several cells. 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

Video: How to find and remove duplicates in Excel

See three simple ways you can find and remove duplicates in Excel: use standard functions, Conditional Formatting, or a special add-in. 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

Excel Cumulative Sum - easy way to calculate running total

This short tutorial shows how a usual Excel Sum formula with a clever use of absolute and relative cell references can quickly calculate a running total in your worksheet. Continue reading

How to use AutoSum in Excel

Did you know that Excel SUM is the function that people read about most? No wonder they decided to add a special button to the Excel ribbon that inserts the SUM function automatically. So, if you wanted to know "What is AutoSum in Excel?" you already got the answer. Continue reading

How to concatenate text in Excel using the TEXTJOIN and CONCAT functions

Learn about two Excel techniques to concatenate strings using the brand new TEXTJOIN and CONCAT functions. Continue reading