Category Archives: Microsoft Excel 2007

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 – excluding hidden rows in totals

If you use the AutoSum button in Excel, then figures in hidden cells are still used in the totals. If, however, you first format the data as a table and then do a total within the table, the values in … Continue reading

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Microsoft Excel – sorting or Charting Week1, Week2 etc

Someone I was training had a spreadsheet with one column showing Week 1 onwards and another column showing sales figures for that week. If you sort the information by another column and then sort by the week column again, you … 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 – totalling or averaging a column containing an error value

If one of your cells in Excel has an error value then using the Autosum button to total or average the numbers in the cells will also result in an error. I could get round this using the IFERROR function … 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 – adding together data from two or more worksheets or workbooks using Pivot Tables

I teach adding together data from several worksheets or workbooks using the SUM function or by the use of Data – Consolidate. Yet another way of doing this is to use the PivotTable and PivotChart Wizard. However, if you are … Continue reading

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