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More than 100 Free Excel Tutorials in 1 Place

Over 100 Excel Tutorials in ONE Place The links in this file are updated on a monthly basis. Check back to get the latest file. On my YouTube channel, I often get questions like: "Do you have a video on *specific* topic?" or "How can I do *this* Excel task?" Actually, a lot of the videos on my channel are from you.

Formulas

Excel’s XLOOKUP – 5 Examples

Excel's XLOOKUP 5 Examples By now, you may have read about Excel’s new super lookup function called XLOOKUP. XLOOKUP has the promise of becoming the only lookup function you’ll ever need for virtually any lookup problem you encounter.  This will be a welcomed addition to Excel for those that struggle with

  • Excel Left Lookup

Excel Lookup to the Left with XLOOKUP

Left Lookup in Excel with XLOOKUP (made easy) When users learn to perform a lookup in Excel, it doesn’t take long before a situation arises that causes the user to ask… “How do I perform a lookup to the LEFT?” Because most users are using the VLOOKUP function when this occurs,

Send Email from Excel with Hyperlink Formula

Send Email from Excel with a Hyperlink This post is about creating an email with an Excel formula. “But I already know how to do that; it’s called Insert – Hyperlink”. Don’t click away so fast.  We will put our typical XelPlus spin on this and perform an action you may

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Excel Spreadsheet Design

Good Spreadsheet Design Principles There are “Dos” and “Don’ts” when creating Excel spreadsheets. These can be categorized into two main areas: Workbook Structure Visual Design of Excel Worksheets Putting into practice and making a habit of as many of the following principles outlined in this post will elevate your spreadsheets miles/kilometers

Reset Dependent Drop-down in Excel

Reset Dependent Drop-down in Excel (with a tiny bit of VBA) Learn how to reset a dependent drop-down list in Excel with a little bit of VBA. The problem we get with dependent data validation lists is that when you change the value of the first data validation, the value for the

Excel Dependent Combo Box Solves an Annoying Problem

This Excel Dependent Combo Box Solves an Annoying Problem (you've probably had this) In this tutorial you'll learn a lot about combo box drop-down lists in Excel: 1. How to create a combo box drop-down list 2. How to create a dependent Combo Box drop-down. 3. How to restrict the combo

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Charts

Progress Circle using Excel Doughnut Chart

Progress Circle using Excel Doughnut Chart When displaying progress, it is common to represent the percentage complete with an advancing bar. To make the visual more interesting, we can connect the ends together and form a circle. This looks eerily like an Excel Doughnut chart.

Excel Fun – Mosaic Chart

GUESS what's HIDDEN in Excel? (Cool Trick) Who says Excel can’t be fun? We will show how you can bring some fun to your next meeting or lecture using only Excel and some creative uses of Excel features. We want to play a game where we slowly reveal portions of a

Project Plan in Excel with Gantt Chart

Project Plan in Excel with Gantt Chart 3 Views (Plan, Actual & Progress) in 1 View This article will show how to create a Gantt Chart in Excel that displays Actual and Planned task information in a single view.  The chart will also display task percentage completed as a bar inside

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Features

Excel Advanced Filter Trick

Excel's Advanced Filter Little Known Trick This post will focus on an Excel feature that is unknown to most users, even Excel pros. The feature lies in the way we use the Advanced Filter tool. If you’re not familiar with the Advanced Filter tool, you should be.  It’s one of the

Excel Flash Fill

Excel's Amazing Flash Fill Excel’s Flash Fill (introduced in Excel 2013) is one of the greatest time-saving features when it comes to fixing data. Flash Fill allows you to “fix” common data format issues like splitting text, merging text, date extraction, text replacement, formatting and much, much more. Flash Fill provides

Excel Spreadsheet Design

Good Spreadsheet Design Principles There are “Dos” and “Don’ts” when creating Excel spreadsheets. These can be categorized into two main areas: Workbook Structure Visual Design of Excel Worksheets Putting into practice and making a habit of as many of the following principles outlined in this post will elevate your spreadsheets miles/kilometers

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VBA

Excel Get External Links

Get ALL External Links with THIS Simple Excel Trick (as NEVER seen before!) A terrific feature of Excel is the ability to pull data from external sources, like other Excel files. But with any benefit, there comes a cost.  In this case, keeping track of the links and where the links

Excel VBA GetOpenFileName to Browse and Select File

Dynamic User File Selection Using Excel VBA GetOpenFilename Method This post will demonstrate how we can allow a user to select a file using a traditional “open file”-type dialog box. This has tremendous advantages over hard-coded solutions where the filename and its location are statically defined in either VBA code... ...or

Sum Cells by Color

Sum Cells by Color In this VBA tutorial we will look at a way to sum cells based on their background color. Unfortunately, Excel does not possess a function that will provide this functionality. So how will we get this to work? Good question. We will write and build our OWN

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DYNAMIC ARRAYS

Excel’s XLOOKUP – 5 Examples

Excel's XLOOKUP 5 Examples By now, you may have read about Excel’s new super lookup function called XLOOKUP. XLOOKUP has the promise of becoming the only lookup function you’ll ever need for virtually any lookup problem you encounter.  This will be a welcomed addition to Excel for those that struggle with

Excel Get External Links

Get ALL External Links with THIS Simple Excel Trick (as NEVER seen before!) A terrific feature of Excel is the ability to pull data from external sources, like other Excel files. But with any benefit, there comes a cost.  In this case, keeping track of the links and where the links

Excel Dynamic Arrays Filter Function

LOOKUP ALL values b/w two dates (Excel Dynamic Arrays Filter Function to return many match results) Extracting records from a data set that matches defined criteria is a skill most users acquire early in their learning.  This usually takes the form of applying a filter to the data. But there are

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POWERPOINT

PowerPoint Merge Shapes Feature

PowerPoint Merge Shapes Feature This post will highlight one of the most useful, yet underutilized tools in PowerPoint when it comes to bringing your slides to the next level. The Merge Shapes Tool We are often advised not to get too fancy with our slides when working in a professional setting. 

Use PowerPoint SLIDE ZOOM the RIGHT WAY

Use PowerPoint SLIDE ZOOM the RIGHT WAY Imagine walking into a meeting and seeing that the speaker is about to embark on a PowerPoint journey.  The first thought you may have is, “Oh, no!  Not another PowerPoint slideshow. I’d rather watch a slideshow of my grandparents vacation photos.” This common reaction

CHOOSE the RIGHT Chart Animation in PowerPoint

CHOOSE the RIGHT Chart Animation in PowerPoint Have you ever been tasked with presenting a chart or a graph in a meeting? If you are using PowerPoint during the presentation, the way you setup the PowerPoint slide matters. Let’s look and a normal (otherwise known as “boring and confusing”) slide and

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OTHER NEWS

Debits and Credits MADE EASY with ADEx LER

Debits and Credits MADE EASY with ADEx LER If you want to learn accounting, the concept of debits and credits is one of the most important to understand. But, many struggle with it and for me, it was the same in the beginning because it's not something that's completely explainable with

Accounting Basics Explained Through a Story

Accounting Basics Explained Through a Story In this post, I'll give you an introduction to accounting by telling you a story. It's a story about Claudio, and how he runs his business in Italy. Before we start, let's just get clear on what accounting is. Accounting makes it possible to systematically

Top 5 Excel Interview Questions

Top 5 Excel Interview Questions Over the past three decades, Excel has become the de facto standard spreadsheet program for businesses and individuals around the world.  Excel accounts for an estimated 800 million users which translates to approximately 80% of all spreadsheet users. When entering the business world, a user whose

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