Screen Sharing Excel files with Zoom & Co Like A Pro: Easy Tricks!

The best tips and tricks for screen sharing in Excel

In times with an increasing amount of remote work, presenting Excel files through Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, etc. seems to be the new normal. I often present day-in day-out my Excel files through screen sharing sessions. Depending on the audience, the task and the status of the file, the presentation should probably look as professional… Continue reading Screen Sharing Excel files with Zoom & Co Like A Pro: Easy Tricks!

Excel Opens Blank Window When Double-Clicking On File? Easy Solution!

Excel opens blank window when double-clicking on file

You try to open an Excel file, but Excel doesn’t open it? Instead, a blank or empty Excel window is shown? This can be very annoying. Especially because it’s often not clear, what has happened. Google searches (to my experience so far) show many results, but nothing seems to be working. Or the steps in… Continue reading Excel Opens Blank Window When Double-Clicking On File? Easy Solution!

Extract Comment Text from Excel Cell: 3 Easy Methods (+Download)

Exctract the Comment and Note Text in Excel

Many Excel users like to use the comment function in Excel. Unfortunately, they come with some disadvantages (displaced, wrong size, hiding content, bad for printing, often outdated, e.g.) so that I usually recommend not to use them. Instead, I recommend using a comment column. This article describes how to transform Excel comments to cells. Extract… Continue reading Extract Comment Text from Excel Cell: 3 Easy Methods (+Download)

Count Number of Unique Records in Excel: 5 Methods (+Download)

Count Number of Unique Records in Excel

A common task in Excel is to find out the number of different entries in a list. For example, you have a list of names and want to know, how many different people are listed as some people might be multiple times on the list. This article introduces 5 different methods of counting the number… Continue reading Count Number of Unique Records in Excel: 5 Methods (+Download)

Return Blank Cells Instead of Zeroes in Excel Formulas: Easy!

Blanks instead of Zeroes in Excel

If the return cell in an Excel formula is empty, Excel by default returns 0 instead. For example cell A1 is blank and linked to by another cell. But what if you want to show the exact return value – for empty cells as well as 0 as return values? This article introduces three different… Continue reading Return Blank Cells Instead of Zeroes in Excel Formulas: Easy!

Convert Table to One Column in Excel: 4 Easy Methods to Copy All Columns underneath Each Other

Convert Table to Column in Excel

Say, you have an Excel table and want to copy all column underneath each other so that you only have one column. For example, you have a table 2 rows by 4 columns like in the screenshot on the right-hand side. You want to copy and paste this table to one column. You often need… Continue reading Convert Table to One Column in Excel: 4 Easy Methods to Copy All Columns underneath Each Other

Named Ranges in Excel: See All Defined Names (Incl. Hidden Names)

Excel has a useful feature: Named Ranges. You can name single cells or ranges of cells in Excel. Instead of just using the cell link, e.g. =A1, you can refer to the cell (or range of cell) by using the name (e.g. =TaxRate). Excel also provides the “Name Manager” which gives you a list of… Continue reading Named Ranges in Excel: See All Defined Names (Incl. Hidden Names)

Equal-Plus in Excel: Why You Should Not Start a Formula With “=+”

You’ve probably seen it already: Starting a formula in Excel with “=+” (equal-plus) instead of just equal. So why do people use the “=+” instead of just “=”? Is there any meaning? This article describes the background of the equal-plus signs, the advantages and disadvantages.