5 Useful Functions in Excel

Let’s take a look at the following really useful functions that will help us every day in Excel. Functions that help with CASE This set of 3 functions are very handy to use when text has been imported into Excel and it has READ MORE

Manipulating imported .CSV data files in Excel

Let’s look at a scenario where data is given to you in .CSV format or already has been imported into Excel for you. It may be the case that you have a list of ID numbers, when they are pasted or imported into READ MORE

Locking and Protecting Cells in Excel

Locking down all Cells: There are times when working in Excel that you want to protect an entire worksheet from someone making changes to it, without protecting the entire workbook. Excel allows you to protect a particular sheet. To simply protect the sheet READ MORE

How to find the minimum value in a range while ignoring the 0 value

In this example we cannot use the function Min (Minimum), because it will only find the smallest value in a range of cells. However the Small Function allows you to choose the Smallest and also the second smallest, third smallest and so on. READ MORE

What you didn’t know about the Format Painter

Format Painter is a great tool, it can be used in any of the Office Applications, it allows you to copy formatting from one area/object to another, but did you know that’s only half of what it’s capable of? What if you need READ MORE

Conditional Formatting and Dropdown Menus

How to create a menu of options that when selected will change the colour of the cell. For example, selecting Cancelled from a list should change the cell background colour to red to indicate clearly to the user that the project or course READ MORE

Excel VBA Common Question: What is ‘Option Explicit’ for?

From time to time I thought I would post answers to the most common questions I get asked during the classroom based courses that we run. We will also do this for the online Excel courses and also feel free to ask questions READ MORE

Day to Day Shortcuts for Excel

Excel Tips and Tricks I have compiled a list of shortcuts that I use regularly on a day to day basis. These handy shortcuts should have you navigating and formatting your worksheets in no time at all. They require a bit of practice, READ MORE

Quickly Transpose Tables

Changing the Layout of Excel Tables Have you ever found yourself creating a table in excel and then realising later that its structure should have been layout differently. In other words, have the column headings appear as row headings or visa versa. Well, READ MORE

Sparklines in Excel 2010

New in Microsoft Excel 2010, a sparkline is a tiny chart in a worksheet cell that provides a visual representation of data. Use sparklines to show trends in a series of values, such as seasonal increases or decreases, economic cycles, or to highlight READ MORE

Creating your own formula (User Defined Functions)

The range of formula within Excel is great. Most of the day to day functionality that you need is there but if you find that you need to do a different calculation that is not built in then you can create what is READ MORE

Recording a simple macro to save yourself repetitive work.

Introduction The whole area of macros in Excel can be an intimidating area to start with but some things can be very straightforward. I thought it would be useful to publish some useful tips on our blog to give you a taste of READ MORE

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