How to Spell Check In Excel

Microsoft Excel doesn't have advanced capabilities like grammar checking and correction but still, it offers the basic spell checking functionality. This built-in spell checker in Microsoft Excel can help you to double-check your excel sheets before you send them across to someone else.One thing that I would like to point out is that the … [Read more...]

Counting Unique Values In Excel – 5 Effective Ways

Let’s consider we have a long list of duplicate values in a range and our objective is to count only the unique occurrences of each value.Though this can be a very common requirement in many scenarios but excel doesn’t have any single formula that can directly help us to count unique values in excel inside a range.In today’s post, we will see 5 … [Read more...]

Sum Cells based on Background Color

Few weeks back, one of my regular visitors dropped me an email describing an issue that he was facing. His task was to add the contents of certain cells based on their background colors.As we all know, Excel by default has no formula or feature to calculate such a thing. So, in this post I will share few methods that will help you to achieve … [Read more...]

How to Find External Links or References in Excel

Manually finding external links or references in a spreadsheet is a cumbersome task.  Microsoft does not have any inbuilt function that can find external references or links but still there do exist some workarounds to do this. And this is what I am going to share with you today.Method 1: Finding external References by using the find … [Read more...]

Use an Image as a Background in Excel

Generally, most of us have seen Excel as a plain and monotonous piece of software.But have you ever thought about how you can use your creativity to create amazing and attractive spreadsheets?In this post, I am going to share one such technique, here we are going to learn how to add background images in your Excel worksheets.So grab a … [Read more...]

Extract Filenames from Filepath in Excel

Getting filenames from a Filepath looks like an easy task at first sight. But actually, this is a very cumbersome task when you are dealing with a large number of file paths. Very recently I also wanted to do this task and during the process of extracting filenames, I found few methods that can automate this process.And today I will be sharing … [Read more...]

Excel Function Key Shortcuts

Function Keys in Excel are a handy and faster way of doing certain tasks by using the keyboard instead of a mouse. In this article, we are going to discuss the use of excel function keys (F1 to F12). Function keys provide the same output in all versions of Excel making it easier to recall.Before we head onto our topic, let us first know about … [Read more...]

How To Freeze Rows In Excel

Just assume you are school teacher and have around 90 students in a class which is divided into various sections. Now, you have to collate their marks in every subject in an excel.If you are using a 15-inch laptop to do this, then as soon as you go to the 25th row or later you lose the context of which column is for which subject. All of this … [Read more...]