How to Remove Conditional Formatting in Excel but Keep the Colors

Conditional formatting is a fast and nice way to visualize data in Excel. It comes with many options but probably the one most use are the background colors: A color on a color scale is applied automatically based on the cell contents. For example, the lowest value in a range of cells in red color… Continue reading How to Remove Conditional Formatting in Excel but Keep the Colors

How to Find and Select All (Partial) Strikethrough Cells in Excel!

This is a common scenario: You have sent an Excel file to a coworker and received the revised version back. Unfortunately, your colleague has only highlighted the changes using the strikethrough formatting. Even worse, in many cases only parts of cells are crossed out. But don’t worry – help is here! In this article you… Continue reading How to Find and Select All (Partial) Strikethrough Cells in Excel!

Return Number Format Codes in Excel – 4 Ways to Get the Formatting Code from a Cell

Return Number Format Codes in Excel

Excel is a great software. It’s easy to use (at least the basic functions…) and very flexible. Unfortunately, coming with the flexibility, users tend to misuse the options and disobey certain basic rules. One thing I’ve seen multiple times is to transport important information in the formatting of a cell. It might be the background… Continue reading Return Number Format Codes in Excel – 4 Ways to Get the Formatting Code from a Cell

Custom Number Formats: Big Guide, Popular Codes and a Free Download

Custom Number Formats in Excel

Excel provides many default number formats. But often, these formats are not enough. For example: You want to display number in thousands or millions? Or have a thousands separator for percentage values? Or show a plus sign for positive values? In such case, you need to create a custom number format. In this article, you… Continue reading Custom Number Formats: Big Guide, Popular Codes and a Free Download

Force Cell to Text/Number Format in Excel: Easy Tricks!

You are changing the cell format, for example from “text” to “number” and nothing happens? Or the other way around, you want to enter a phone number but Excel automatically converts it to a number? Unfortunately, Excel is very unpredictable when it comes to text/number formatting. Here is what you should do in order to… Continue reading Force Cell to Text/Number Format in Excel: Easy Tricks!