# Excel tips & how-to, page 16

## How to show formulas in Excel

In this short tutorial, you will learn an easy way to show formulas in Excel 2016, 2013, 2010 and older versions. Also, you will learn how to print formulas and why sometimes Excel shows a formula, not result, in a cell. Continue reading

## How to make formulas in Excel

The tutorial explains how to write formulas in Excel, beginning with very simple ones. You will learn how to create a formula in Excel using constants, cell references and defined names. Also, you will see how to make formulas using … Continue reading

## Microsoft Excel formulas with examples

Can Microsoft Excel formulas be easy to learn? Yep! This tutorial explains the very basics of Excel formulas for beginners, with detailed steps on how to write and use them. It also provides a number of advanced formula examples for experienced users. You will be amazed how simple creating formulas in Excel actually is. Continue reading

## Circular reference in Excel - how to check, find, enable, or remove

This short tutorial explains the basics of Excel circular reference and why you should beware of using them. You will also learn how to check, find and remove circular references in Excel worksheets, and if none of the above is an option, how to enable and use circular formulas. Continue reading

## 3-D reference in Excel: reference the same cell or range in multiple worksheets

This short tutorial explains the essence of Excel 3-D reference and shows how you can calculate multiple worksheets with a single 3-D formula. Continue reading

## How to create external reference in Excel to refer to another sheet or workbook

This short tutorial explains the basics of an external reference in Excel, and shows how to reference another sheet and workbook in your formulas. Continue reading

## Why use dollar sign (\$) in Excel formulas - absolute and relative cell references

When writing an Excel formula, \$ sign in cell references confuses many users. But the explanation is very simple. The dollar sign in an Excel cell reference serves just one purpose - it tells Excel whether to change or not to change the reference when the formula is copied to other cells. And this short tutorial provides full details about this great feature. Continue reading

## How to create a bar graph in Excel

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a bar graph in Excel, how to have values sorted automatically descending or ascending, how to create a bar chart in Excel with negative values, how to change the bar width and colors, and much more. Continue reading

## How to create a Pie chart in Excel

In this Excel pie chart tutorial, you will learn how to make a pie chart in Excel, add or remove the legend, label your pie graph, show percentages, explode or rotate a pie chart, and much more. Continue reading

## Make a chart in Excel from two or more different sheets

The tutorial demonstrates how to make charts in Excel from multiple sheets, and how to customize and edit such graphs. Continue reading

## Customizing Excel charts: add chart title, axes, legend, data labels and more

The tutorial shows how to create and customize graphs in Excel: add a chart title, change the way that axes are displayed, format the chart legend, add data labels, and more. Continue reading

## How to create a chart (graph) in Excel and save it as template

The tutorial explains the Excel charts basics and provides the detailed guidance on how tou will also learn how to combine two chart types, save a graph as chart template, change the default chart type, resize and move the graph. Continue reading

## Using REPLACE and SUBSTITUTE functions in Excel - formula examples

The tutorial explains the Excel REPLACE and SUBSTITUTE functions with examples of uses. See how to use the REPLACE function with text strings, numbers and dates, and how to nest several REPLACE or SUBSTITUTE functions within one formula. Continue reading

## Excel FIND and SEARCH functions with formula examples

The tutorial explains the syntax of the Excel FIND and SEARCH functions and provides formula examples of advanced non-trivial uses. Continue reading

## How to use Find and Replace in Excel most efficiently

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Find and Replace in Excel to search for specific data in a worksheet or workbook and what you can do with those cells after finding them. We will also explore the advanced features of Excel search such as wildcards, finding cells with formulas or specified formatting, find and replace in all open workbooks and more. Continue reading

## Calculating moving average in Excel

In this short tutorial, you will learn how to quickly calculate a simple moving average in Excel, what functions to use to get moving average for the last N days, weeks, months or years, and how to add a moving average trendline to an Excel chart. Continue reading

## How to calculate weighted average in Excel

The tutorial demonstrates two easy ways to calculate weighted average in Excel - by using the SUM or SUMPRODUCT function. Continue reading

## Consolidate data in Excel and merge multiple sheets into one worksheet

The tutorial demonstrates different ways to combine sheets in Excel depending on what result you are after – consolidate data from multiple worksheets, combine several sheets by copying their data, or merge two Excel spreadsheets into one by the key column. Continue reading

## How to calculate average (mean) in Excel - AVERAGE, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS formula examples

The tutorial demonstrates how to calculate average in Excel for numeric values and for cells with other data types. You will also learn how to use the AVERAGEIF and AVERAGEIFS functions to average cells that meet certain criteria. Continue reading