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- IRR or XIRR: Easily Choose the Best Excel FunctionMicrosoft 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 … Read more
- Paste to Visible Cells Only: How to Skip Filtered Out CellsYou 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 … Read more
- How to Fill Down Empty Cells With Values From AboveYou 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. Contents Example: Fill down empty cells with values from above … Read more
- Bulk Trace Dependents & Precedents: How to Add Arrows for Many Cells!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 … Read more
- Why Is My Excel File So Big? Here Is How to Find It Out!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. Contents Check which sheet causes the large file size! … Read more
- Follow Up INDIRECT: How to Easily Evaluate INDIRECT FunctionsINDIRECT 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 … Read more
- Merge Excel Files: How to Combine Workbooks into One FileYou 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 … Read more
- Greek Letters: How to Insert Alpha, Delta, Omicron in ExcelIn 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 – … Read more
- Per Mille ‰: How to Show Excel Values per MilleWorking 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).
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