Posts Tagged 'Excel tips', page 13

5 ways to sum a column in Excel 2016 - 2010

This tutorial shows how to sum a column in Excel 2010-2013. Try out 5 different ways to total columns: find the sum of the selected cells on the Status bar, use AutoSum in Excel to sum all or only filtered cells, employ the SUM function or convert your range to Table for easy calculations. Continue reading

Convert text-formatted digits to number using Excel VALUE function and other options

In this article, I'll show you how to convert text digits to number using several options in Excel 2010-2013. You'll see how to make Excel treat digits as numbers with the help of the VALUE function, error checking, Paste Special and applying the number format. Those who want to automate the task will find a helpful VBA macro and a special add-in. Continue reading

Converting PDF files (text and image) to Excel

The article explains how to export different PDF files to Excel manually or using free online converters, and how to choose the conversion method best suited for a given file type. Continue reading

How to convert numbers to text using Excel TEXT function and other options

This tutorial shows how to convert number to text in Excel 2016 - 2010. See how to accomplish the task with the Excel TEXT function and use number to string to specify the formatting. Learn how to change number format to text with the Format Cells… and Text to Columns options. Continue reading

How to convert Excel files to PDF

This short tutorial describes 4 possible ways to convert Excel files to PDF – by using Excel's Save As feature, Adobe software, online Excel to PDF converters and desktop tools. Continue reading

Making a cascading (dependent) Excel drop down list

The tutorial demonstrates how to create cascading drop down lists in Excel that display choices depending on the value selected in a previous dropdown. Continue reading

Creating a drop down list in Excel: static, dynamic, from another workbook

The tutorial demonstrates 4 quick ways to create an Excel drop down list - based on a list of values, range of cells, named range and a dynamic dropdown. Continue reading

How to insert new columns in Excel

This post looks at how to add up new columns in Excel 2010-2013. Read on to learn shortcuts to insert one or more columns, including nonadjacent ones. Grab and share a special VBA macros to automate adding every other column. Continue reading

Excel VLOOKUP not working - solutions for N/A, NAME and VALUE errors

The tutorial explains how you can quickly cope with VLOOKUP not working problems in Excel, troubleshoot and fix common errors and overcome VLOOKUP's limitations. Continue reading

How to remove rows in Excel based on a cell value

This article lists several ways to delete rows in Excel 2016, 2013, and 2010 based on a cell value. In this post you'll find hotkeys as well as Excel VBA. Delete rows automatically or use the standard Sort and Find options in combination with helpful shortcuts. Continue reading

4 ways to do a case-sensitive vlookup in Excel

The tutorial explains how to make Excel VLOOKUP case-sensitive, demonstrates a few other formulas that can look up case in Excel and points out strengths and limitations of each function. Continue reading

INDEX & MATCH in Excel - a better alternative to VLOOKUP

This tutorial demonstrates the key strengths of Excel's INDEX / MATCH function that make it superior to VLOOKUP. You will find a number of formula examples that will help you easily cope with many complex tasks when VLOOKUP fails. Continue reading

Relative and absolute cell references in Excel conditional formatting rules

Invest a few minutes and learn how to correctly use relative and absolute cell references in Excel conditional formatting rules. This knowledge will certainly save you far more time in the long run. Continue reading

How to hide and group columns in Excel

This tutorial shows how to hide columns in Excel 2010-2016. You will see the standard Excel Hide columns functionality in action as well as learn to group and ungroup columns with Outline. Continue reading

How to use VLOOKUP & SUM or SUMIF functions in Excel

In this tutorial, you will find a handful of advanced formula examples that demonstrate how to use Excel's VLOOKUP and SUM or SUMIF functions to look up and sum values based on one or several criteria. Continue reading

How to unhide and show hidden columns in Excel

From this article, you'll learn how to unhide columns in Excel 2016 - 2007. It will teach you to show all hidden columns or just the ones you select. Grab a special macro to unhide all columns in Excel automatically each time you open a worksheet and find out how to protect the hidden columns from being displayed. Continue reading

Advanced VLOOKUP formula examples: nested vlookup with multiple criteria, two-way lookup

In this VLOOKUP tutorial, you will find a number of advanced formula examples that demonstrate how to look up with multiple criteria, use two VLOOKUP functions in one formula, dynamically pull data from different sheets, and more. Continue reading

How to create waterfall chart in Excel (bridge chart)

This article looks at creating basic graphs and at a special chart type – the Waterfall chart in Excel. Read on to find out what a waterfall chart is and when you can find it useful. You'll learn what tools can help you with creating waterfall charts in Excel 2016, 2013. Continue reading

Top 5 Tips For Coding Excel VBA Macros

VBA, Visual Basic for Applications, is the programming language that Excel understands and although Excel provides an easy to follow macro wizard, using VBA enables you ultimate control in ensuring the macro performs exactly as you want it to. A macro is simply a set of instructions and is usually created by letting Excel record the series of instructions that you want it to later remember and perform automatically. Here are top five tops for coding Excel VBA macros. Continue reading

How to enable macros in Excel 2016, 2013, and 2010

This tutorial teaches how to enable macros in Excel 2010-2013. You'll also find step-by-step instructions showing how to disable macros in Excel or turn them on via Message bar and Backstage view. In addition you'll find a tip to run a macro even if all macros are disabled and get a link to a piece of code that gets users enable macros in a workbook. Continue reading

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