What is Excel VBA? : Excel VBA Basics 001

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in Excel, is a powerful and sophisticated built-in programming language that allows you to write your own functions or commands in an Excel spreadsheet.These custom functions or commands, can help to ease your tasks and thus by using Excel VBA you can do almost any imaginable thing in Excel.Now, before we … [Read more...]

Calculating Weighted Average in Excel

The concept of an average comes from mathematics, average can be defined as the result obtained by adding several quantities together and then dividing this total by the number of quantities.Usually, when we calculate average, we put the same weight or priority to each value, this is called an un-weighted average.For example, let’s say we … [Read more...]

How to Merge and Combine Cells in Excel – Explained

Merging cells in a spreadsheet means taking two or more cells and constructing a single cell out of them. Merging is generally used as a cosmetic trick to center a title over a particular section in a spreadsheet.The below image clearly shows how a merged cell looks like.In this post, we will see different ways to merge cells in Excel. But … [Read more...]

Printing Comments in Excel – Few Easy Ways

An Excel workbook with comments looks more presentable and easier to understand. But do you know that, by default Excel only allows you to see comments on the screen. In other words, it has made the option of printing comments very inconspicuous.Now, what if you have to print those comments along with your data?No need to worry. In this post, I … [Read more...]

VBA IF Statement – Explained With Examples

IF is one of the most popular and frequently used statements in VBA. IF statement in VBA is sometimes also called as IF THEN ELSE Statement. The task of the IF Statement is to check if a particular condition is met or not.If you have followed my earlier posts, then you would remember that we discussed If Function in Excel. The IF Function in … [Read more...]

Selecting All Checkboxes using a Single Checkbox in Excel

A few weeks ago, one of my readers left a comment on my blog asking if there is a way to select a bunch of checkboxes using a single checkbox. [Link to that comment]This is not a new issue, when you have a huge form with many checkboxes, it becomes quite cumbersome to select each checkbox individually. And this gives rise to the need of a … [Read more...]

History of Microsoft Excel 1978 – 2013 [Infographic]

How long have you been using Microsoft Excel?Have you ever thought how Excel or the other electronic spreadsheet softwares came to existence?In today’s post, we will go back in time to trace the origin of Excel. So, here we go:While the origin of electronic spreadsheets can be traced back to 1978, but it wasn’t until 1982 when Microsoft … [Read more...]

Excel Text Function – How to Use

Excel Text function falls under the category of String Formulas. As the name suggest the task of Text Function is to convert a numeric value to a string.This function comes quite handy when you want to display numbers in a more readable format or in such a format that makes more sense. Another situation where Text Formula can be used is : while … [Read more...]