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...]

Excel DATEDIF Function – Calculate the difference between two dates

DATEDIF is a hidden function in Excel. As the name suggests the job of this function is to calculate the difference between two given dates.I have referred this function as hidden because, for some reason Microsoft has decided not to document this function. And because of this you won’t find this function in the Formula Tab.To verify this, … [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...]

4 Easy Ways to Delete Blank Rows in Excel

Blank rows or blank cells in data sheets can be very annoying. Although deliberate inserting of empty rows can sometimes make your reports easier to read and understand.But if you are planning to import your spreadsheet to some other application (such as Microsoft Access) then these pesky blank rows make your life painful.And in this … [Read more...]

FileSystemObject in VBA – Explained

FileSystemObject also called FSO, provides an easy object-based model to access a computer’s file system. You simply have to create an instance of FileSystemObject in VBA and then you can generate files, read files, delete files, iterate through folders, and do many other operations on your computer’s file system.The FileSystemObject is present … [Read more...]