Excel tips & how-to, page 13

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

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 a checkbox in Excel: create 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

Video: How to merge duplicate cells in Excel

Learn different ways you can combine unique values or sum numbers that refer to the same record in Excel 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

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