Category Archives: Excel Tips

Sort Warning?!

Sorting is one of the basic features in Excel.  I believe most Excel users, if not all, know how to sort in Excel.  Without any scientific research, I think most users would click the “Sort A to Z” (ascending order) … Continue reading

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[Guest Post] 5 things you should start doing with Power Query

This is a guest post by Puneet Gogia. Power Query is a revolution. It’s a (part of a) complete self-service BI tool which can help you in importing, connecting, shaping, cleaning and sharing your data with little efforts. It has … Continue reading

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Adding bullet to each line in cell

Does it sound familiar to you? Are you using Excel as word processing tool? If you have experienced the task shown above, you should know how tedious and time-consuming it could be as you cannot convert each line into bullet … Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Undo the “Undo”

Undo the “Undo”?  This sounds silly, I know.  But silly things happen (frequently). 🙂 If you undo a step, you cannot undo the undo by applying another undo.   (Because Excel allows 16 undos by default, although you can modify this … Continue reading

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Remove hidden sheets with “Inspect Document” or VBA

This post is an extension of the previous one – we talked about hiding worksheets is not a good way to prevent others from seeing the data on hidden sheets.  Since you have read that post, you decided to remove all … Continue reading

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Copy and Paste can do so much…

Answer to the 5 little Tips (tests) – Part 5/5 The task: To sort the following dates in descending order.  Sound silly but… The first thing you would probably do is to go to Data tab and then click the Sort Z to A icon? … Continue reading

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Go to Special + Copy and Paste do the magic

Answer to the 5 little Tips (tests) – Part 4/5 The task: To convert “1” to “Tick” in a table like the following one: Answer:  Copy and Paste with a simple trick … What? Not Find and Replace?  Yes, you may do it by using … Continue reading

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Paste special with simple mathematic operation + – * /

Answer to the 5 little Tips (tests) – Part 3/5 The task: Doing simple calculation (add, subtract, multiply, divide) without formula Answer:  Copy and Paste Special…

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Fill so good…

Answer to the 5 little Tips (tests) – Part 2/5 Fill a series (of sequential numbers) The task: Fill a big series of sequential number, say from 1 to 24567. Answer:  You may find the answer to the question in this post:  Fill … Continue reading

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Transpose Data (Static and Linked)

Answer to the 5 little Tricks posted in the beginning of the year – Part 1/5 Transpose Data – Result is static This is actually a simple trick of using Copy and Paster (Special, Transpose).  See? It can be done in a … Continue reading

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5 Little Excel Tips (tests)

First of all, Happy New Year of 2017!  Wish you all an Excellent year ahead! Let’s start the year with a simple “Game” which I developed for in-house Excel training in my previous company.  All participants were expected to have basic Excel knowledge. … Continue reading

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A tip of using AutoCorret to input names quickly

This is a simple tip that most secretaries and executive assistants love. 🙂 Did you ever look up someone’s full name in Outlook or email directory?  It happens especially if you are working in a multi-national company and you are … Continue reading

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Are we aligned?

A simple trick to align objects neatly. 🙂 Did you move the objects one by one and then realized that it took you forever to have them perfectly aligned? Why not using the “Align” under Drawing Tools?

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Be cautious when using SUMIF(s)

SUMIF is a handy but helpful function.  The syntax is simple: =SUMIF(range,criteria,[sum range] What it does is quite straight forward indeed.  In the example above, it instructs Excel to look into the range (A2:A7), look for the matching criteria, which … Continue reading

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Move a chart object with arrow keys

If you do chart in Excel, you may have encountered this: You clicked on a chart object, tried to move it just a little bit to the right by pressing Right Arrow key a few times… Instead of the chart being moved … Continue reading

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Excel Humor #7 – Interactive Report

I hope you will never run into a situation like this… 🙂

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Insert “tick in a box” in Excel

Recently, I’ve been collecting Excel files from colleagues regarding implementation status of some activities in the region.  Part of the template looks like the screenshot below: Quite simple and straight forward, right? I expected I would get something like the following in … Continue reading

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Move cells with data to the top

Did you spend too much time to move cells so that there are no blank cells in each column? Again, a picture tells thousand words.  Here’s the task… Would you do it this way? Or this way? What did I do … Continue reading

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Insert or move a field into Pivot table without drag and drop

If you do Pivot Table, the following won’t be a stranger to you as you must do a lot drag and drop to pivot. But did you know that you may insert a field name and / or  swap the … Continue reading

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Custom List is so good

  Did you know… you can create a list of Month and Day of Week by drag and drop?  You probably knew it on the first week of your Excel journey…  But did you know that, Excel may also give … Continue reading

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