## How to Add Cells in Excel to Sum Up Totals Automatically

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 …

## How to Merge Cells in Excel (and Split Them) for Better Layouts

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? …

## How to Use the SUMIF and SUMIFS Functions in Excel

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 …

## International Short Date Formatting for the TEXT Function

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 …

## Let Excel Convert Hours Between Two Dates and Times

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. A-02.02.2011 10:00 B-05.02.2011 17:00 Please help me to find B-A in hh:mm For clarity I will assume that the date …

## Indent Left and Right to Align Cell Contents

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. …