How to Create Drop Down Lists for Excel Cells

You are creating an Excel sheet, in which another user has to enter text data (for example, the name of a person or a place). Such texts can be misspelled easily. To prevent misspelling, you can provide drop-down lists, from which the user can select. The user can also simply type text, but the text has to match exactly one of the items on the list.

Data Table to Normal Range: How to Convert an Excel Table

Data Tables were introduced in Excel 2007. They were supposed to simplify the work with data in Excel. But in the reality they often made it more difficult. For example, handling different formulas in the same column is not really possible. Fortunately, you can easily convert a Data Table into a normal range.

Text to Columns: How to Separate Text Into Columns in Excel

You have copied data from a large table on a webpage and pasted it in Excel, but the data is only shown in one column instead of a table? Or you simply want to separate names at every space character? These (and many more) problems could be solved with the “Text to Columns” function.

How to Compare Two Lists in Excel

Let’s assume, we have the following (although realistic) challenge: We got two lists which should have the same items in Excel. But they aren’t exactly the same so that we need to compare them. But how do we find out the best way, which items are missing in either one of the lists? Instead of comparing… Continue reading How to Compare Two Lists in Excel