Excel Functions: What is new? Can I use this function?

When I create Excel files for my clients, one of my first questions is “Which Excel version do you use?”. The reason for this question is that I want to know which formulas and functions of Excel I can use and will work on my clients computer. For example: Can I use the more special… Continue reading Excel Functions: What is new? Can I use this function?

How to Return the Font Color From Excel Cell

You have received an Excel file and somebody has highlighted text with a different font color? If you are talking about a few cells only – no problem. But what, if you file has hundreds of rows? How do you return the fore color from the text (or number) cells? Method 1: Do it manually… Continue reading How to Return the Font Color From Excel Cell

How to bulk insert IFERROR to existing Excel formulas!

We have already explored the IFERROR function in Excel. IFERROR (and IFNA) provide great ways to catch errors in Excel formulas and functions. Now, let’s take it to the next level: Bulk insert IFERROR and IFNA to existing functions. That means, you have many functions already and just want to wrap IFERROR or IFNA around… Continue reading How to bulk insert IFERROR to existing Excel formulas!

Convert XLOOKUP to VLOOKUP With These 4 Easy Methods!

Convert XLOOKUP to VLOOKUP in Excel.

The new XLOOKUP formula in Excel is great. It’s very powerful and solves many problems the iconic VLOOKUP (or HLOOKUP) formula cannot do. But there is one problem: It’s only available in the newest Excel versions. Older versions – which are still around a lot – can’t use them. In this article we explore 4… Continue reading Convert XLOOKUP to VLOOKUP With These 4 Easy Methods!

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.