# Excel tips & how-to, page 5

## RANDARRAY function - quick way to generate random numbers in Excel

As you probably know, Microsoft Excel already has a couple of randomizing functions. What is the sense in introducing another one? In a nutshell, because it's far more powerful and can replace all of the older functions. Continue reading

## Excel dynamic arrays, functions and formulas

Due to the revolutionary update in the Excel 365 calculation engine, array formulas become very straightforward and understandable for everyone, not just for super users. The tutorial explains what dynamic arrays are, and how they can make your worksheets more efficient. Continue reading

## SORTBY function - custom sort in Excel 365 and 2021 with formula

Microsoft Excel provides a number of ways to arrange text data alphabetically, dates chronologically, and numbers from smallest to largest. In addition to the traditional Sort functionality, Excel 365 introduces a brand-new way to sort data with formulas. Continue reading

## Excel SORT function - automatically sort with formula

The Sort functionality has been around for a long time. But with the introduction of dynamic arrays in Excel 365, there appeared an amazingly simple way to sort in Excel with formulas. The beauty of this method is that the results update automatically when the source data changes. Continue reading

## Excel FILTER function with formula examples

The introduction of the FILTER function in Excel 365 has become a long-awaited alternative to the conventional methods. Unlike the Filter feature that needs to be re-applied with each data change, Excel formulas recalculate automatically, so you need to set up your filter just once! Continue reading

## How to count unique values in Excel an easy way

A couple of years ago, we discussed various ways to count unique and distinct values in Excel by using traditional array formulas. Today, we will show you a much simpler solution with the recently introduced dynamic array functions. Continue reading

## UNIQUE function - quick way to find unique values in Excel

In the previous versions of Excel, getting a list of unique values was a hard challenge. The introduction of the UNIQUE function in Excel 365 has changed everything! Now, you don't need to be a formula expert to get unique values from a range, based on one or multiple criteria, and sort the results in alphabetical order. Continue reading

## TEXTJOIN function in Excel - easy way to merge text from multiple cells

Until recently, there were two prevalent methods to merge cell contents in Excel: the concatenation operator and CONCATENATE function. With the introduction of TEXTJOIN, it seems like a more powerful alternative has appeared, which enables you to join text in a more flexible manner including any delimiter in between. Continue reading

## Excel COUNTBLANK and other functions to count empty cells

In some situations, you may want to know how many cells do not have anything in them. This tutorial will show you the fastest and most convenient methods to get the number of empty cells in a range as well as totally blank rows. Continue reading

## How to select and highlight blank cells in Excel

In a small dataset, you can easily spot all the blanks with your own eyes. But in a huge file containing hundreds of rows, pinpointing empty cells manually is next to impossible. This tutorial will teach you four quick and easy ways to highlight blank cells in Excel so that you can visually recognize them. Continue reading

## Excel ISBLANK function to check if cell is empty or not

There are many situations when you need to check if a cell is empty or not. For instance, if cell is blank, then you might want to sum, count, copy a value from another cell, or do nothing. In these scenarios, ISBLANK is the right function to use. Continue reading

## How to sort by date in Excel: in chronological order, by month, auto sort

Excel's built-in sort options are powerful and effective tools, but they do not always work correctly when it comes to sorting dates. This tutorial will teach you a few useful tricks to arrange Excel spreadsheets by date in a meaningful way without messing up your data. Continue reading

## Excel ISTEXT and ISNONTEXT functions with formula examples

Whenever you need to get information about the contents of some cell in Excel, you'd typically use the so-called Information functions. Both ISTEXT and ISNONTEXT belong to this category. The ISTEXT function checks if a value is text and ISNONTEXT tests if a value is not text. Continue reading

## Excel ISNUMBER function with formula examples

The concept of the ISNUMBER function in Excel is very simple - it just checks whether a given value is a number or not. But the practical uses of the function go far beyond its basic concept, especially when combined with other functions within larger formulas. Continue reading

## How to group and ungroup worksheets in Excel

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you need to perform the same tasks on multiple sheets? That's very easy to do with the Group Worksheets feature. If your sheets have the same layout and structure, just group them together, and any changes you make on one sheet will be automatically applied to all other worksheets in the group. Continue reading

## How to start a new line in Excel cell: 3 ways to insert a line break

In most Office applications, starting a new paragraph is not a problem - you simply press Enter on your keyboard. In Microsoft Excel, however, this work differently - pressing the Enter key completes the entry and moves the cursor to the next cell. So, how do you create a new line in Excel? Continue reading

## Excel macro tutorial for beginners: how to create and use VBA macros

For Excel newbies, the concept of macros often looks insurmountable. Indeed, it may take months or even years of training to master VBA. However, this does not mean you cannot take advantage of the automation power of Excel macros right away. Continue reading

## How to enable and disable macros in Excel

Like almost any technology, macros can be used for both good and evil. Therefore, in Microsoft Excel, all macros are disabled by default. This tutorial covers different ways to enable macros in Excel and explains potential risks associated with that. Continue reading

## Personal Macro Workbook in Excel - make macros available in all workbooks

Normally, when you create a macro in Excel, it can only be accessed from that specific workbook. But what if you want to use it in other files too? Store your popular VBA codes in the Personal Macro Workbook. Continue reading

## How to run macro in Excel and create your own macro button

Running macros in Excel is a pretty simple thing for experienced users, but it might not be immediately obvious to beginners. In this tutorial, you will learn many different techniques to run a macro, some of which may completely change your way of interacting with Excel workbooks. Continue reading