Microsoft Excel is a powerful spreadsheet software used throughout the world. One of the features within the software is the ability to easily add rows and columns to the spreadsheet. It is a simple feature that is easy to take advantage of and, once you know how to implement it, you'll be able to implement it whenever needed. So if you're a user of the program it is important for you to know how to add a row in Excel.
Did you know that there are several ways you can learn how to hide columns in Excel? While most people know about this Microsoft software feature, there are a couple of things that you might not be aware of. For example, you can hide or unhide more than one column at a time. If the columns or rows are contiguous, you can also take advantage of the grouping tool within Excel. To save you some time, we have outlined several ways that you can hide and unhide your Excel columns and rows. Read on to learn more.
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Have you ever worked in an unorganized spreadsheet? We have to admit, there is nothing more frustrating. When you scrolled down the endless rows, chances are, you couldn’t see your headers anymore. How are you supposed to keep track of where you are plotting data? This is where knowing how to freeze cells in Excel comes in handy.
If you have spent time working in a large worksheet, you may have wondered if there is a way to keep your rows and columns visible. This way, you can keep specific information visible when scrolling down or across. It is time-consuming … Read the rest
Learn to how to freeze a row in excel (or even more than 2 rows) using this practical how-to guide.
When you are working with lots of data on your laptop or monitor, it is helpful to know how to freeze a row in Excel. After all, it is often difficult to compare one or more rows with others that you are working on at the bottom of the document. Excel’s freeze pane feature solves this problem. How? You can lock specific rows of data so that they are always visible to you as you scroll through the Excel sheet. … Read the rest
One of Excel’s most important features is the ability it gives users to quickly and easily sort through data. With this said, learning how to alphabetize in Excel is critical. If you are not familiar with this skill, don’t worry too much. We will go over alphabetizing lists of strings, ordering numerical values, standard alphabetization, reverse alphabetization, and more. Using Excel we can properly organize data for our businesses or personal finances. Learn how to alphabetize in excel so it is easy to read and refer back to whenever necessary.
What is Excel?
If you are a complete newcomer, you … Read the rest
When working with Excel spreadsheets, it can be difficult to extract the information you need from large sets of data. Pivot Tables (pv table) offer a great way to quickly condense and analyze, and present your data, allowing you to make informed decisions in both your professional and personal life.
Pivot Tables allow you to effortlessly summarize large amounts of data into a simple format that’s easy to read and analyze. You can subtotal numeric data, sort information into subcategories, or create custom calculations and formulas to focus your results.
Here, we’re going to discuss everything that you need to … Read the rest
Learn how to hide and unhide columns in Excel using keyboard shortcuts or the Home Menu methods.
Today’s post will illustrate how unhide columns in Excel, as well as hide them.
How to Hide and Unhide Data in an Individual Cell
While Excel does not allow you to Hide and Unhide individual cells using the Hide/Unhide command, here’s a trick showing how to hide just one cell:
- Choose the cell or cells you want to hide
- Select Cells from the Format menu and the Format Cells dialog box will appear
- Select the Number tab
- From the list of format categories,
This article shows you how to make a drop down list in excel.
It provides two ways for you to quickly and easily make drop down lists in an Excel spreadsheet.
You can follow the instructions to create a new drop down list that will help streamline efficiency when collecting information in your spreadsheet.
A dropdown list can be a useful thing in your spreadsheet. Especially if you want to make it easier for others to enter information on your sheet quickly.
With a dropdown list, you can give other users a quick set of options instead of having to … Read the rest
Excel’s great for displaying data and even better at crunching numbers. Here’s how to add cells in Excel to sum up totals automatically… Even when you change the numbers.
A great feature that Excel has to offer is its use of formulas. Since Excel is often used to organize numerical data for a variety of operations, it can be beneficial to have an ‘addition’ function. In this guide, we are going to discuss the various ways we can add cells in Excel.
Why is the Addition Function Useful When You Need to Add Cells in Excel?
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Knowing how to merge cells in Excel is a crucial skill. Although it may not seem like necessary information, it can be more useful than you might think.
Get the most out of your Excel user experience by reading on and learning more about merging and splitting your document’s cells.
Why Split or Merge Cells?
When you are organizing an excel document, the format in which you set up your sheet can be crucial to the information you are trying to lay out or present. A simple step like merging and splitting cells can give your document a cleaner look … Read the rest
SUMIF and SUMIFS help Excel users to save time and frustration by making it easy to glean valuable information from complex datasets. You can total and analyze everything from grade values to quarterly earnings without giving yourself a massive headache.
In this tutorial, we’re going to cover:
The difference between SUMIF and SUMIFS functions.
How to use SUMIF and SUMIFS.
Common examples of formulas.
The Basics of SUMIF Functions
Most people are familiar with Excel’s SUM function, which allows you to add together highlighted data values in a row or column. The IF function is another favorite tool that
I have an Excel workbook that is used in two different regions where the date format is entirely different, the US and the UK. At the top of a report worksheet I use a TEXT function to inform the user of the date range.
Here’s what a US user sees:
From: 6/6/2011 to 6/10/2011
Here is the formula:
=”From: ” & TEXT(MIN(ExtractData!A:A),”m/d/yyyy”) & ” to ” & TEXT(MAX(ExtractData!A:A),”m/d/yyyy”)
The Min and Max dates are in column A on a worksheet named ExtractData.
The problem is trying to automatically change the date format in the second argument of the TEXT Function … Read the rest
In a previous post I went on and on about how you can calculate hours between two different dates and times, but Excel does this for you automatically. I’ll use reader comment as my example.
Please help me to find B-A in hh:mm
For clarity I will assume that the date format is m/d/yyyy, which is what I use here in the US.
For the A value type in 2/2/2011 10:00 and for the B value type in 5/2/2011 17:00 then in another cell subtract A from B. In the (B-A) cell enter the custom time … Read the rest
Formatting is second nature with Excel because ergonomically you want people to notice the information in your data and not spend time finding it, either because it doesn’t stand out, or it blurs together. Recently I came across a new wrinkle with the indentation of cell contents and thought to share it with you here.
Alignment of Cell Contents
Numbers are aligned to the right side of a cell and text is aligned to the left side. In the picture below this works to blur the Pub Date and Link data together, making it difficult to read. Not good.
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