Recommended Charts and Pivot Tables

Excel 2013 incudes template charts and pivot tables which are provided by the Recommended Charts and Recommended Pivot Table features. The available options are provided intelligently based on the selected data. Click into or select the data to be pivoted. On the Insert tab, select Recommended Pivot Tables. The dialog box then previews pivot tables … Continue reading Recommended Charts and Pivot Tables

Using Flash Fill in Excel 2013

Flash Fill is a new feature in Excel 2013, which automates tasks such as reformatting dates and other information as well as separating or combining columns of information. Reformatting Data In the above example column A contains unformatted dates, Flash Fill can be used to format them. In the next column, first cell (i.e. next … Continue reading Using Flash Fill in Excel 2013

Visualising Data with Improved Conditional Formatting

Conditional Formatting in Excel 2013 has been improved to let you quickly visualise and comprehend data. You're going to find more styles, icons and data bars as well as the ability to highlight specified items like minimum and maximum values in just a few clicks. First of all highlight the data you want to apply … Continue reading Visualising Data with Improved Conditional Formatting

Calculating Employee Holiday Allowance in Excel

This article looks at managing holiday using Excel 2010 and making use of the following Excel features: INDIRECT function NETWORKDAYS function Format as Table Conditional Formatting The finished file is available here (Holidays). However this article explains how to use the finished article and how to create it, so read on (or bookmark me for … Continue reading Calculating Employee Holiday Allowance in Excel

Named Cells, Ranges and Values

Formulas and functions are usually created using references to other cells on the spreadsheet. Where you need to refer to a fixed cell and still be able to duplicate the formula around the spreadsheet then you can use fixed cell references as explained in the Simple Formulas and Functions reference guide. These absolute and mixed … Continue reading Named Cells, Ranges and Values

More Functions in Excel

Named Cells, Ranges and Values Formulas and functions are usually created using references to other cells on the spreadsheet. Where you need to refer to a fixed cell and still be able to duplicate the formula around the spreadsheet then you can use fixed cell references as explained in the Simple Formulas and Functions reference … Continue reading More Functions in Excel

Analysis Functions in Excel 2010

Enable Analysis Tools The analysis tools in Excel need to be switched on before use. To enable the Data Analysis tools: Select Options from the File tab Choose Add-ins At the bottom of the box, select Excel Add-ins and click Go Ensure both the Analysis ToolPak and Solver Add-in are ticked and click OK Performing … Continue reading Analysis Functions in Excel 2010

Advanced Formatting in Excel 2010

Comments Comments can be added to an Excel document for many purposes such as: Reviewing a document. Giving instructions to people completing a form. Explaining how a calculation works. Create a Comment To create a comment: Highlight the cell the comment is to be added to. On the Review tab, in the Comments group, click … Continue reading Advanced Formatting in Excel 2010

Simple Formulas and Functions in Excel

Creating Simple Formulas Formulas can be used to perform simple calculations such as addition and subtraction, or more complicated applications such as complex financial functions and statistics. All formulas begin with an equal (=) sign. The equal sign tells Excel that the cell data should be interpreted as a formula. Otherwise, Excel interprets the data … Continue reading Simple Formulas and Functions in Excel