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Custom Excel number format

Custom number formatting in Excel is a very powerful tool, and once you learn how to use it property, your options are almost unlimited. This tutorial explains the basics of the Excel number format and provides the detailed guidance to create custom formatting. Continue reading

How to format cells in Excel (number, text, scientific notation, etc.)

When it comes to formatting cells in Excel, most users know how to apply basic text and numeric formats. But do you know how to display the required number of decimal places or a certain currency symbol, and how to apply just the right scientific notation or accounting number format? Continue reading

How to use Solver in Excel with examples

Did you know that Excel contains a special tool that can help you find optimal solutions for various decision problems? This tutorial covers all main aspects of the Excel Solver add-in and provides a step-by-step guidance on how to use it most effectively. Continue reading

How to count words in Excel

Excel doesn't provide any function or built-in tool for counting the number of words in a cell or range. Luckily, we can combine serval functions within a formula to get the desired result. In this tutorial, you will find a few useful formulas to count total or specific words in a cell or range. Continue reading

How to count characters in Excel: total or only specific characters in a cell / range

The tutorial explains how to count characters in Excel. You will learn the formulas to get the total character count in a range, and count only specific characters in a cell or in several cells. Continue reading

How to use LEN function in Excel to count characters in a cell

Are you looking for an Excel formula to count characters in a cell? If so, then you have certainly landed up on the right page. This short tutorial will teach you how you can use the LEN function to count characters in Excel, with or without spaces. Continue reading

How to split text string in Excel by comma, space, character or mask

Splitting text from one cell into several cells is the task all Excel users are dealing with once in a while. Today, we are going to take an in-depth look at how you can break strings into different elements using formulas and the Split Text feature. Continue reading

How to concatenate text in Excel using the TEXTJOIN and CONCAT functions

Learn about two Excel techniques to concatenate strings using the brand new TEXTJOIN and CONCAT functions. Continue reading

Excel Sum formula examples - how to total a column, rows or only visible cells

The tutorial shows the most effective ways to use Excel's AutoSum feature and write your own Sum formulas to total a column, rows or selected range. You will also learn how to sum only visible cells, calculate running total and find out why your Sum formula is not working. Continue reading

How to create a histogram chart in Excel 2019, 2016, 2013 and 2010

While everyone knows how easy it is to create a chart in Excel, making a histogram usually raises a bunch of questions. In fact, in the recent versions of Excel 2010, Excel 2013, and Excel 2016, creating a histogram is a matter of minutes and can be done in a variety of ways. Continue reading

Excel SWITCH function - the compact form of nested IF statement

This article introduces you to the Excel SWITCH function, describes its syntax and provides a couple of use cases to illustrate how you can simplify writing nested IFs in Excel. Continue reading

How to protect and unprotect Excel sheet with or without password

The tutorial shows the detailed steps to protect Excel sheet with or without passwords. It also explains how to unlock Excel spreadsheet without password if you forgot or misplaced it. 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 generate random numbers in Excel - RAND and RANDBETWEEN functions

The tutorial explains the specificities of the Excel random number generator algorithm and demonstrates how to use RAND and RANDBETWEEN functions in Excel to generate random numbers, dates, passwords and other text strings. Continue reading

How to convert time to decimal number, hours, minutes or seconds in Excel

The tutorial demonstrates different ways to convert time to decimal in Excel. You will find a variety of formulas to change time to hours, minutes or seconds as well as convert text to time and vice versa. Continue reading

How to calculate time in Excel - time difference, adding / subtracting times

The tutorial explains different ways to calculate times in Excel and demonstrates several methods of adding times and calculating time difference. You will learn a few useful formulas to sum times and add hours, minutes or seconds to a given time. Continue reading

Excel time format & how to use NOW and TIME functions to insert time

In this tutorial, you will learn the specificities of Excel time format as well as how to add a timestamp using shortcuts or insert updatable current time using the NOW function. You will also learn how to apply special Excel time functions to get hours, minutes or seconds from a time stamp. Continue reading

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