The problem I recently had a plea for help from a client for whom I was running an Excel training course. They wanted to highlight dates an Excel worksheet in various ways - red for dates in the past, amber for dates in the next week, yellow for dates a couple of weeks away, [...]
Excel gets maths wrong sometimes... Do you use Excel regularly? And do you trust that if it says something's true, then it's probably true? Perhaps not in the area of global politics, or issues around faith and ethics, but you can rely on it when it comes to maths, right? We're not talking high-level, professor [...]
Get over the limitations of the built-in CONCATENATE function in Excel.
In this post we take a look at writing an alternateive to Excel's concatenate function, which both overcomes the limit on the number of values that can be concatenated, and also allows a delmiter to be specified, such as a comma, beteween values.
Creating dynamic forms with Conditional Formatting
In this video tutorial we take a look at using conditional formatting to make Excel forms dynamically respond to user entries.
For example, display "Additional info" fields when users select a particular value, or display multiple sections based on user input elsewhere.
Get more from Excel's Conditional Formatting tools
Excel's conditional formatting tool really got beefed up with the new options introduced in Excel 2007. But in this video, we show you how to do more with conditional formatting - whether you're using Excel 2010 or Excel 97!
Learn how to... - Highlight a whole row of data based on a condition in one cell
- Change a value with a scroll-bar control
- Make conditional formatting more dynamic
In the first part of our video tutorial, we looked at the basics of what PivotTables are, how they work, and how to create them. In this second part, we're going to take a look at some ways in which you can extend your PivotTables, to include: Grouping dates, so that they can be summarised [...]
Let's debunk some PivotTable myths Myth 1: PivotTables are better than chocolate. They're not. But it is a close-run thing. If you've ever needed to work with large amounts of data, and actually make sense of it, PivotTables are for you. If you've got 10,000 rows - or even just 400 rows - of data, [...]
Learn how to summarise your data with Excel's Subtotal tool Excel offers lots of tools for analysing your data, from the simple formula to the mighty PivotTable. Somewhere between the two sits the "Subtotals" tool. This nifty option allows you to group your data into sections, then get totals for each section. Excel automatically writes [...]
Save time with Microsoft Excel! In parts 1 and 2 of this blog, we looked at the first six tips for making you more efficient: Get to know the shortcuts Name your ranges Get to know your options Use the Insert Function button to get help with functions Use the Trace Precedents / Trace Dependents [...]
Save time with Microsoft Excel! In part 1 of this blog, we looked at the first three tips for making you more efficient: Get to know the shortcuts Name your ranges Get to know your options If you missed the article, you can find it here - Top 10 Microsoft Excel Tips (Part 1) In [...]