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An Excel nerd who doesn’t work on Excel most of the time at current job...... 🤔 Recently in love with Power Query and Power BI.😍 Keep learning new Excel and Power BI stuffs and be amazed by all the new discoveries.

Get a list of A to Z in #Excel

Have you ever tried to input “A” and then drag it down with a hope of getting a list of A to Z? If you tried (and without success), you may be wonder how I did it? You may find … Continue reading

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Add Data Labels for Total to Stacked Columns in #Excel

When we create stacked columns in Excel, we exclude Total from the data as it may give an extra stack that we don’t want.  However, we may want a data label for Total on the stacked columns, like the one … Continue reading

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You think you know Copy and Paste in #Excel?

11 Excel Copy and Paste Tips and Tricks you should know Perhaps Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V are the pair of shortcuts you use on a daily basis.  And probably you learned that on the first day your learned Excel.  Nonetheless, do … Continue reading

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Suggestion: Adding a button for number formats in thousand/million/billion in #Excel

Did you know what you may submit your ideas to improve Excel through UserVoice? The recent HOT news in the Excel community – the new XLOOKUP function is also resulted from an idea submitted in UserVoice. While everyone is super exciting … Continue reading

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CTRL A to Z – Learn 25 #Excel Shortcuts with demonstrations

Do you know how many keyboard shortcuts we have in Excel?  Honestly, I don’t know.  I just know the shortcuts that I need to use.  Believe it or not, from Ctrl+ A to Z, I use them all but M, … Continue reading

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The proper way of copying worksheet in #Excel

It is not uncommon for people to copy entire worksheet to another sheet (be it on the same workbook, or another workbook, even a new workbook). Nevertheless, are we doing it the right way? Many people would do so by … Continue reading

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Copy chart formats to other charts in Excel

If you know Format Painter, the on top of your mind solution should be using Format Painter to copy Chart Formats to other charts.  However, it doesn’t work… 😦 No worries.  Copy and Paste comes to recuse!! Really?!

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Four Text to Columns tricks you cannot miss in Excel

Have your heard about “Text to Columns”?  A big icon grouped into Data Tools of Data Tab of Excel?  Be your answer Yes or No, you do not want to miss the following tricks that may help you transform data … Continue reading

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Multiple short videos about using Fill in #Excel

If you have followed my blog for a while, you should know that I have created my YouTube channel recently.   And a playlist – Excel Magic in One Minute was created in early June this year.  So far, I’ve created 25 videos in … Continue reading

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Free Excel Dashboard Webinars you should not miss

Have you ever had an Excel moment like this? “My Excel reports take way too long to update each month/week” “I spend hours collating and cleaning data, updating formulas and charts and then no one reads my reports anyway, what’s … Continue reading

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[Guest Post] DRAW – The New Tab in Office 2019/365 for INKING

This is a guest post by Aprajita of ExcelChamps. Let me ask you something. Suppose you are presenting data to the management and suddenly an important point strikes your mind. Will you look around for a piece of paper and … Continue reading

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Interesting behavior of Copy and Paste

This sounds silly, I know.  To achieve what is stated in the above scenario, what we need to do is simply Select “January to March” from the slicer Copy the range C4:C9 Paste to C13 Then repeat the above steps … Continue reading

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Updates on Excel Magic in One Minute

Six weeks ago, I created my YouTube playlist – Excel Magic in One Minute. As of today, I’ve already published 17 videos to the playlist.  Meaning 2-3 videos per week.  Not too bad as a weekend YouTuber (newbie), I guess. … Continue reading

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Do your random numbers stay the same when you copy and paste in Excel?

This is an extension of my previous post – Freeze a random result with mouse trick. In my experience using Excel, from Excel 2000 to 2010, and recently 365 (I’d never used Excel 2013 though), I have experienced the same strange … Continue reading

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Freeze a random result with mouse trick

Perhaps you have tried to use Excel to generate a random number for a lucky draw. That is easy.  For example, if you want to generate a random number, you can use the function RANDBETWEEN. =RANDBETWEEN(1,1000) This will give you … Continue reading

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How to sort bar chart in descending order?

Sound like a silly question, but it is a bit confusing indeed. One day, a friend asked me how to sort a bar chart in descending order.  I told her to sort the data. She replied: “I did.  The data … Continue reading

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Send a cell content to Google search

This is a continuation of previous post, in which I talked about the potential use of Smart Lookup for an Excel  dashboard.  However there is limitation.  It drove me to think of an alternative. Instead of asking user to trigger Smart … Continue reading

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Smart Lookup in #Excel 2016 or later

Have your heard of Smart Lookup?  Don’t confuse it with Excel Functions.  It is nothing related to formula writing in Excel.  Simply consider it is a web search engine (Bing) embedded in Excel. Watch it in action, and you will … Continue reading

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Excel Magic in One Minute

Last Friday was a public holiday in Hong Kong.  Yes, a long weekend!  Guess what I dd over the long weekend?  I’ve created a playlist – “Excel Magic in One Minute” on my YouTube Channel. The name says it all … Continue reading

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Apply Conditional Format for alternate row color based on groups…

…that works even when filter is applied. The situation: We have a table that we would like to apply color banding based on groups.  We can achieve this by inserting a helper column to identify the sequence of each group, … Continue reading

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