Which step do you spend the most time, when you create an Excel model? Typing formulas and checking results, or rather setting the format, e.g. selecting borders, backgrounds, fonts, font sizes, font styles and even row and column heights and width? Formatting an Excel table can take a large amount of time, but “Format Painter” can greatly reduce the time you needed.
One advanced scenario of Conditional Formatting is to use formulas to determine the format. Let’s say, you want to change the background color of cell A if cell B has a certain value.
Which method do you use for sending an Excel file as a PDF via E-Mail? Go to Home –> Export –> Create PDF/XPS, then choose the folder and press “Publish”? Or do you go to Outlook, create a new E-Mail, search for the PDF file on your hard drive and attach it? There is a much faster way with just one click!
With VBA macros, you can do many things which aren’t possible using the build in Excel functions. You can save a lot of time by using macros, especially with repeating tasks.
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… Continue reading How to Compare Two Lists in Excel
Unhiding hidden worksheets in Excel was for a long time troublesome, especially if there were many hidden worksheets in your workbook. Fortunately, Microsoft has just released a new feature in Office 365 (now: “Microsoft 365) for unhiding multiple sheets at once. So far, so good. But what, if you want to unhide “very hidden” sheets?… Continue reading How to Unhide All Hidden & ‘Very Hidden’ Excel Sheets at Once