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Avoid Errors in Excel: 6 Strategies to Prevent Mistakes

In our last article, we have seen the 5 biggest fails in Excel. But instead of laughing about these mistake, we should rather talk about how to find and avoid errors. In this article, we’re taking a look at 6 methods of how to prevent errors in your spreadsheet.


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Mistakes in Excel: The 5 Biggest Spreadsheet Fails

These people probably have their worst days ever: They made fatal errors in their spreadsheets. But they are not alone: According to a study88% of all spreadsheets have errors. The reason – of course – is that every Excel file is created by a person – and people make mistakes.

The larger an Excel model gets, the more opportunities for mistakes exist. Many errors don’t really matter as they are not having an impact on the final results. But there are others which are quite serious. Let’s have a look at the 5 biggest Excel fails.