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Latest video tips

Tip: How to build all-in-one formulas
This video shows you how to build a more complex formula using helper formulas, then bring them all together in a single, all-in-one formula at the end.
Tip: How to use the SUMIF function
The SUMIF function sums numbers conditionally: sales of red sweaters, revenue from Texas, hours billed on project X. See how it works in this short video.
Tip: How to use the COUNTIF function
The COUNTIF function is incredibly useful when you want to count things like overdue invoices, employees in Engineering, or orders over $100. Learn how to use it in this short video.
Tip: How to trace a formula error in Excel
Sometimes, you open a spreadsheet and see errors everywhere! Fortunately, Excel contains a cool tool that can automatically trace errors, and pinpoint the exact source.
Tip: How to compare two lists and highlight differences
In this video, we look at how to compare two lists using conditional formatting. This is a great way to visually highlight different or missing items in a list.

Latest Blog

Learn Excel formulas and differentiate yourself
If you've ever wondered whether learning Excel formulas is worth your time, this list is for you. Formulas are the glue that hold spreadsheets together all over the world, and your skill with them can help you in many ways.
How to use VLOOKUP - things you need to know
Although VLOOKUP is a pretty simple function, there is plenty that can go wrong. Quickly learn more than 20 things you should know about VLOOKUP to make your experience pleasant and profitable.
By default, VLOOKUP will match in approximate mode, which can be disastrous. Learn how to avoid this problem by always setting the match mode yourself.

In this formula puzzle, we look at truck location GPS data, and ask: what formula will calculate the hours that each truck was stopped during the day?

How to test conditional formatting with dummy formulas
If you've ever tried to apply conditional formatting with a formula, you know the hardest part is making sure the formula actually works. Here's an easy way to test the formula, before you use it in a rule.

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