How to Make a Drop Down List In Excel

Drop down list is a tool that can help you to force users into selecting a specific value from a predefined set of values. It is always good to have drop down lists for accepting user inputs.This approach is better because it validates each input from user against a predefined set of values and hence users can only input valid and excepted … [Read more...]

Search Function in Excel – How to Use

As the name suggests Search Function in Excel can help you to locate one string (or character) inside another string. The output of the Search function is a number that is equal to the start position of the substring inside the input string. Search function when combined with Mid Function can be used as a powerful substring method.How Microsoft … [Read more...]

Excel Match Function – How To Use

Excel provides many formulas for finding a particular string or text in an array. One such function is MATCH, in fact Match function is designed to do a lot more than this. Today we are going to learn how to use the Excel Match function. Basically what match function does is, it scans the whole array range in order to find the specified text and … [Read more...]

How to Enable Macros in Excel

Macros can be defined as a set of instructions that can be used to perform some specific tasks in Microsoft Office applications. The availability of macros is very helpful for the users as they can create user defined programs and functions specifically designed to perform their tasks.Although macros are so useful, but if misused they can play … [Read more...]

SubTotal Function In Excel – How to Use

Subtotal Function in Excel is a wonderful formula that can be used to perform some specific arithmetic and logical operation on a defined range of cells.Microsoft Excel defines Subtotal Function as “It returns a subtotal in a list or database”.Subtotal formula takes two arguments:1. Operation Code2. Range of Cells.In the below … [Read more...]

Transpose Function in Excel – How to Use

The term transpose literally means swapping rows and columns. And similarly transpose function in excel flips rows into columns and vice-versa. Transpose is an array function i.e. it can only be applied on a range of cells. And today in this post I will be guiding you on how to use transpose functionality in excel.What are Array Functions and why … [Read more...]

Excel Indirect Function – How to Use

Excel Indirect Function is one of the most useful functions in Microsoft Excel. Indirect function takes a cell reference in the form of a string, then it evaluates the reference and shows its content. This gives you a better way to deal with variable cell references.Excel Indirect Function Syntax:The syntax of indirect function is quite … [Read more...]

Find Merged Cells in Excel

There are times when you try to sort a column in your spreadsheet and it throws an error saying that, “To do this, all merged cells should be of same size”. As you can clearly see that this issue is due to the presence of merged cells in the column to be sorted.  To resolve this issue you simply need to find the Merged Cells present in the … [Read more...]