Excel Unplugged
Allow users to edit ranges in Excel

One simple command that elevates Excel Sheet protection to a whole new level. Imagine wanting to protect a Worksheet in Excel but with a few requirements. all ...

Learn a foreign language with Excel

Surprisingly, this is not a post about the Translate feature in Excel. Rather we will take an in depth look into Cell Format and a great feature of Excel that allows ...

Scroll trouble in Excel (scrolling beyond your data)
February 17, 2015

Sometimes in Excel, we are just an innocent bystander when enthusiasm gets the better of people and they start drifting around Excel inserting data in places where ...

Get data from Folder in Power Query

Following a wide demand, I also wrote a post about getting data from Excel files in a folder. You can read it here. It seems that lately Excel users can be separated ...

My Excel Shortcut of the Year

In my work as a Trainer and also as a Data Scientist (I love that term), Shortcuts in Excel are a vital part of doing things efficiently. This shortcut helps you ...

WORKDAY and WORKDAY.INTL functions in Excel

I can still remember when I learned about the WORKDAY function. I found it very useful and used it regularly but since I also do a lot of project calculating in ...

Another formula to get quarters from dates

A while back I wrote about multiple ways to get quarters from dates. Even “manual” quarters (starting with any months you like). You can read that post ...

Holiday chart in Excel
December 28, 2014

This is what happens when someone has too much time and Excel 🙂 Happy holidays and all the best in 2015 to all Excel lovers!

Difference between two times formula in Excel

In short, times in Excel are decimal numbers between 0 and 1 that show you the percentage of the day that has past. Now with that in mind let’s calculate two ...

Case sensitive/insensitive Sort in Excel (bug or a feature)

This post will talk about the way that Excel sorts data and the Case Sensitive sorting it offers. If we look at this data And sort it in ascending order (A-Z), we ...

Create a Date Series of all weekdays in Excel (omits Saturdays and Sundays)
December 9, 2014

  Let’s say we want to create a series of dates from 1/1/2013 to 12/31/2013 but with a catch. We want to leave out all dates that occur on weekends. So all ...

Making your Min Max chart in Excel truly shine

Just so we know where this is heading, this is the end result And here is the file with the end result, you can download it and play around with pressing F9. ...

What Excel should learn from Word
November 25, 2014

I’m only guessing, but I think that anybody who wants to use Excel at an above average level, will have to learn at least a few keyboard shortcuts to get ...

Give Excel it’s voice (The Speak Cells Command)
November 18, 2014

Very often, we will conduct a more or less pointless discusions with our Excel :), but not many people are aware that Excel in fact can talk. It can do so from Excel ...

Last word in a string with an Array formula

As promised in the Pragmatism vs. Purity in Excel article from last week, this week’s article will explain the following array formula ...

Pragmatism vs. purity in Excel

One of the greatest things about Excel is that with its endless array of tools and commands it almost always offers multiple ways of achieving a certain goal. ...

Last day of previous month formula in Excel

On many occasions we would like to somehow get the dates belonging to the last day of current, previous or any other month, the first day of this month or any day of ...

Boost your Excel efficiency with one key – F5 (Go To and Go To Special)

Very often you will find yourself in a position where you wish to either move efficiently through the workbook or you wish to select only cells containing certain ...

Creating a dynamic Dropdown List with Data Validation from another workbook with a little help from Power Query

Probably the longest title of all times, but it leads to something great. First let’s explain Power Query. Power Query is an AddInn for Excel and part of ...

Creating a Data Validation dropdown list from another Workbook

Can you create a Data Validation Dropdown list that uses data from another workbook as a source? This question has been proposed to me continuously since I published ...

The New Pivot Column option in Power Query

If some pictures are hard to view, you can get the PDF of the article The Pivot option in Power Query. With the latest update of Power Query AddInn for Excel quite a ...

Option Button Control on the Developer Tab, Top Bottom 5 in Pivot Table and CHOOSE Function in Excel

We have a dish where I come from (Slovenia), called Minestrone. It’s interesting since there is no single recipe for it. It’s made from whatever ...

Who knew (Just another day with Excel)?

One day as I was giving a basic(!!!!) Excel training, my mind got sort of blown. We were discussing the use of A1:A100 in the Name Box for the selection of a range ...

Dependent Data Validation dropdown lists

Our goal here, is to create a dropdown list by using Data Validation, where the contents of the list will be determined by another Data Validation Dropdown list. ...