Excel tips & how-to, page 18

How to insert dates in Excel - add today's date, auto fill a column with dates

This tutorial demonstrates various ways of entering dates in Excel. See how to insert today's date and current time as static or dynamic values, how to auto populate a column or row with weekdays, and how to auto fill random dates in Excel. Continue reading

How to change date format in Excel and create custom formatting

The first part of our tutorial focuses of formatting dates in Excel and explains how to set the default date and time formats, how to change date format in Excel, how to create custom date formatting, and convert your dates to another locale. Continue reading

Excel array formula examples for beginners and advanced users

The tutorial focuses on Excel array formula examples and demonstrates how to use Excel functions that support calculations in arrays to count cells that meet several conditions, sum values in every Nth row, count any given character in a range, and more. Continue reading

Excel array formulas, functions and constants - examples and guidelines

In this tutorial, you will learn what an Excel array formula is, how to enter it correctly in your worksheets, and how to use array constants and array functions in Excel. Continue reading

How to count cells with text and characters in Excel

This tutorial shows how to count cells with text and characters in Excel 2010-2013. You will find several helpful Excel formulas for counting characters in one or several cells, character limits for cells and get a link to see how to get the number of cells that contain specific text. Continue reading

INDEX function in Excel - 6 most efficient uses

In this tutorial, you will find a number of Excel INDEX formula examples that demonstrate the most efficient uses of INDEX in Excel. Continue reading

Using OFFSET function in Excel - formula examples

The tutorial explains the arcane twists of the OFFSET function and covers the most efficient ways to use OFFSET in Excel. Continue reading

How to use INDIRECT function in Excel - formula examples

This Excel INDIRECT tutorial explains the function's syntax, basic uses and provides a number of formula examples that demonstrate how to use INDIRECT in Excel. Continue reading

Excel templates - where to download and how to make custom templates in Excel

Learn how to make your own Excel templates and where to find the best collections of free templates for your Excel such as calendars, budgets, invoices, inventory, charts, and more. Continue reading

How to calculate compound interest in Excel - formula for daily, monthly, yearly compounding

The tutorial explains the compound interest formula for Excel and provides examples of how to calculate the future value of the investment at annual, monthly or daily compounding interest rate. You will also find the detailed steps to create your own Excel compound interest calculator. Continue reading

How to calculate percentage in Excel - formula examples

In this tutorial, you will lean a quick way to calculate percentages in Excel, find the basic percentage formula and a few more formulas for calculating percentage increase, percent of total and more. Continue reading

How to show percentages in Excel

In this short tutorial, you will find many helpful details about Excel percent format and learn how to make Excel display percentages in the way you want.  Continue reading

Using logical functions in Excel: AND, OR, XOR and NOT

Last week we tapped into the insight of Excel logical operators that are used to compare data in different cells. Today, you will see how to extend the use of logical operators and construct more elaborate logical tests to perform more complex calculations and more powerful data analysis. Excel logical functions such as AND, OR, XOR and NOT will help you in doing this. Continue reading

Excel logical operators: equal to, not equal to, greater than, less than

Many tasks you perform in Excel involve comparing data in different cells. For this, Microsoft Excel provides six logical operators, which are also called comparison operators. This tutorial aims to help you understand the insight of Excel logical operators and write the most efficient formulas for your data analysis. Continue reading

Excel IF statement with multiple AND/OR conditions, nested IF formulas, and more

The tutorial provides a variety of advanced IF formula examples that demonstrate how to use the Excel IF function with other functions, make nested IF formulas with multiple conditions, use IFERROR and IFNA. Continue reading

Using IF function in Excel: formula examples for numbers, text, dates, blank cells

In this tutorial, we are going to learn the syntax and common usages of Excel IF function as well as discuss a few formula examples for text, dates and numbers that will hopefully prove helpful both to beginners and experienced Excel users. Continue reading

How to use pivot tables in Excel - tutorial for beginners

In this Excel pivot table tutorial you will learn what a PivotTable is, find a number of pivot table examples that will help you to get started quickly and see how to create and use pivot tables in Excel 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007. Continue reading

How to use Excel SUMIFS and SUMIF with multiple criteria

This tutorial explains the difference between the SUMIF and SUMIFS functions in terms of their syntax and usage, and provides a number of formula examples to sum values with multiple AND / OR criteria in Excel. Continue reading

How to use SUMIF function in Excel with formula examples

If you are faced with a task that requires conditional sum in Excel, the SUMIF function is what you need. It is a really great function that can help you make sense of an incomprehensible set of diverse data. Instead of adding up all numbers in a range, it lets you sum only those values that meet your criteria. Continue reading

5 ways to sum a column in Excel

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

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