Excel Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts
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You can apply strikethrough to text or values in Excel to cross out or create a line through a cell or part of a cell. There are 3 common ways to apply strikethrough in your Excel worksheets – using a built-in keyboard shortcut, using the Font dialog box, or by adding a command to the Quick Access Toolbar.
Slicers are a great tool in Excel to filter tables or pivot tables. You can lock the position of a slicer in an Excel worksheet using a two-step process. First, select the slicer or slicers and Disable resizing and moving in the Format Slicer task pane (and choose other options based on your preferences). Second, protect the sheet using the Review tab in the Ribbon. There are a few important options you’ll need to select to get this to work.
In Microsoft Excel, when you enter data or a formula, it appears in the Formula Bar. If you are writing longer formulas, it can be helpful to expand the Formula Bar.
You can quickly fill blank cells in a range of data in Excel with dashes, zeros or other number or text values. Blank cells can be problematic if you want to use a data set as the source for a pivot table.
You can convert cm to inches (or inches to cm) using formulas with operators or functions in Excel. This is useful since the regional settings on a computer affect the default measurement system used in Excel and other programs.
You can hide comments and notes in Excel workbooks. In addition to adding comments in Excel, there is a little known function called the N function that you can use to enter notes directly within a formula. The N function has been around for a long time so you can use it in older versions of Excel.
You can delete blank rows in Microsoft Excel worksheets manually or you can use several tricks to remove multiple blank rows quickly. Check out these 5 different ways to easily delete blank rows in your data.
Moving a pivot table is not as simple as moving other objects in an Excel worksheet or workbook. You will typically need to use the Move PivotTable command in the Ribbon to move a pivot table to a different area on a worksheet or to a different sheet in the same workbook.
You can hide rows and columns in Excel using the context menu, using a keyboard shortcut or by using the Format command on the Home tab in the Ribbon. If you have hidden rows or columns, you can unhide them as well.
A pivot table can be deleted in an Excel workbook in several ways. You can delete a pivot table, convert a pivot table to values or clear data and customizations from a pivot table to reset it. When a pivot table is created from source data in a workbook,
Depending on your country or region, Excel may display decimal points or dots instead of commas for larger numbers. The decimal point (.) or comma (,) is used as the group separator in different regions in the world. You can change commas to decimal points or dots or vice versa in your Excel workbook temporarily or permanently.
You can group by month, year or other date period in a pivot table in Excel. One option is to group by date periods in a pivot table using the Grouping feature. Alternatively, you can also create calculations in source data to extract the month name and the year from a date field and use the fields in your pivot table.
If you want to break, update or change links to Excel charts or worksheets in Microsoft Word, you’ll need to use the Edit Links to Files command. Unfortunately, this command is difficult to find. To make it easier to access, you can add Edit Links to Files to the Quick Access Toolbar.
You can convert seconds to minutes and seconds in Excel by combining calculations and custom number formatting …
To remove blanks in pivot tables, you can set pivot table options to display data in empty cells, filter to remove blanks, apply conditional formatting, find and replace blanks or change pivot table design settings …
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