Category Archives: Microsoft Excel 2003

Microsoft Excel – VLOOKUP with prices and Exchange rates

If you have a spreadsheet of items in different currencies and are doing a VLOOKUP to find the prices, you may want to return the items in £ rather than in the mixture of currencies. In the example below, I … Continue reading

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Microsoft Excel – showing column letters in a row of a worksheet

I was asked on a training course recently whether they could show column letters in a row in their Excel spreadsheet. There is probably more than one way to do this, but I did it with a combination of three … Continue reading

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Microsoft Excel – sorting within a pie chart

I was asked by a client whether she could sort her pie chart so the largest number was at the top. You cannot really do this within the pie chart itself but you can do it by sorting within the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Excel – Mac keyboard shortcut for absolute cell references

If you are using a PC or Windows based laptop, you can make an Excel cell reference absolute (or fixed) by pressing the F4 function key on the keyboard after the cell reference. The equivalent if you are using a … Continue reading

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Microsoft Excel – finding process date using working days from end date

If I have a date in which an order has to be sent and I know the number of working days that it takes me to process the order, I may want to find out when I need to start … Continue reading

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Microsoft Excel – third working day of every month

Someone asked me recently whether they could produce a series in Excel to find out the third working day of every month. To be honest, it may be as easy to do this manually as you still need to input … Continue reading

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Microsoft Excel – width of columns in charts

I was working with a client the other day creating column charts of data where the horizontal axis was made up of dates. We wanted to make the columns wider, but trying to format the data series to change the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Excel – inputting mobile numbers in a specific format

I was recently asked how to get mobile numbers in the format XXXX XXX XXX in an Excel worksheet. The answer is leave the column in which the mobile numbers are to be input formatted as General. Go to the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Excel – changing time from 1400 to 14:00

Sometimes we are given a column of times in a worksheet but they don’t look formatted as we went them to be, e.g. 1400 instead of 14:00. If the times are as shown in column A above, we need to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Excel – making a PivotChart static

A PivotChart is connected to the PivotTable used to create it so every time you make a change to the PivotTable, the PivotChart automatically changes too. There are occasions when you might not want your PivotChart to change, i.e, you … Continue reading

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