Microsoft Excel provides two functions IRR and XIRR for calculating the internal rate of return. Both of them are fairly easy to use, but the results might differ. Even further, when one of the two functions might return an error or even wrong result, the other one might be the better choice. So, which function… Continue reading IRR or XIRR: Easily Choose the Best Excel Function
You have copied a cell and want to paste it to multiple other cells. Sounds easy, right? But what if you only want to paste this value to all visible cells? So that you skip all filtered out or hidden cells in-between? It’s also very easy but requires one more small step. Here is how… Continue reading Paste to Visible Cells Only: How to Skip Filtered Out Cells
You work with a table or PivotTable and have an issue: Only the first item is filled. The cells underneath are blank, indicating that the first cell should repeat. Here is how to easily fill down the first filled cell for all blank cells underneath. Example: Fill down empty cells with values from above Let’s… Continue reading How to Fill Down Empty Cells With Values From Above
Excel has a very useful feature when it comes to formula auditing: It allows you to insert arrows to all preceding or depending cells. The problem: You can only apply it for one cell at once. But what, if you want to audit a larger range of cells? Here is how to bulk insert trace… Continue reading Bulk Trace Dependents & Precedents: How to Add Arrows for Many Cells!
You have saved your Excel file and it is suddenly very big? Dozens of Megabyte although it was supposed to be rather small? In this article you learn how to find out what is causing large file sizes of Excel workbooks and how to fix it. Check which sheet causes the large file size! Method… Continue reading Why Is My Excel File So Big? Here Is How to Find It Out!
INDIRECT functions are often a bit complicated to follow up. They can be useful, especially for referring to different sheets but not easily to evaluate. Here are three methods to follow up INDIRECT functions in Excel. Method 1: Use the INDIRECT manager to follow up INDIRECT function The first method is most convenient. Our Excel… Continue reading Follow Up INDIRECT: How to Easily Evaluate INDIRECT Functions
You have several Excel workbooks and you want to merge them into one file? This could be a troublesome and long process. But there are 6 different methods of how to merge existing workbooks and worksheets into one file. Depending on the size and number of workbooks, at least one of these methods should be helpful… Continue reading Merge Excel Files: How to Combine Workbooks into One File
In Mathematics, many Greek letters have meanings. For example, the delta symbol, or the sigma character. Also, with nowadays naming the COVID-19 variants after Greek letters, you might need to use them in Excel. Here are 5 simple methods of how to add them to Excel cells and to use them in Excel charts –… Continue reading Greek Letters: How to Insert Alpha, Delta, Omicron in Excel
Working with percent values in Excel is very easy and convenient. In some cases, however, you want to work with per mille values. My impression: It was not really considered when Excel was developed. In this article, you will find three main methods, each with different options to insert per mil (or: parts per thousand).
Harvey Balls are circles filled to some level with color. Or, as Wikipedia says, “are round ideograms used for visual communication of qualitative information”. If you want to use them in Excel, you have two options: Make them dynamic with conditional formatting rules or fix them by inserting them as characters. Here is how to… Continue reading Harvey Balls: How to Insert Filled Circles ഠ◔◑◕⬤ in Excel