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In this video, we use COUNTIF to compare lists and count values that belong to both lists. We also "flip" the formula to count values in one list that are missing on the other.
Nesting is a powerful tool, but once you combine more than a couple IFs, the logic can start to look like spaghetti quickly :) The trick is to keep things organized. In this video, Dave...
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to hard code assumptions into your formulas. Instead, if a value might change, put it in a cell and refer to it with a reference, as explained in...
In this video, we look at 5 key differences between Excel shortcuts on Mac and shortcuts in Windows Excel. If you use Excel on a Mac, be sure to check this out.
Why is the Excel ribbon cool? Because it gives you a way to use nearly every feature in Excel without touching the mouse. Watch this video to learn how.
Are nested IFs evil? Are they necessary? Are there alternatives? The answer is Yes! This in-depth article explores nested IF formulas in detail, with lots of tips, and several alternatives.
MOD is nerdy, but cool. If you've ever struggled to create a more complex formula in Excel, you'll like this one. It shows you how to build a more complex formula step-by-step, without going crazy.
Excel has the ability to use a custom template for all new workbooks. If you find yourself making the same changes to new workbooks (changing row height, font size, zoom, etc.) a default custom template can save you time and trouble.
Does cell A1 contain "apple"? This is a surprisingly tricky problem in Excel. In this article, we look at several options, based on the functions FIND, SEARCH, ISNUMBER, and COUNTIF.
If you're used to working with Excel on Windows, one of the most confusing aspects of using Excel on a Mac is shortcuts. Excel shortcuts on the Mac are quite capable, you just have be aware of 5 key differences.
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