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Tip: Calculate due dates with the WORKDAY function
This video show how to calculate due dates with the WORKDAY and WORKDAY.INTL functions. You can use WORKDAY to calculate intelligent ship dates, delivery dates, and completion dates that...
Run time: 3:40
Tip: How to plot survey data in a bar chart
In this video, we demo how to plot results from a survey question in an Excel bar chart. Along the way, we use the COUNTIF function to build a summary table, and show a simple technique for...
Run time: 3:42
Tip: Shade groups of rows with conditional formatting
In this video, we'll look at how to use conditional formatting to shade alternating groups of rows. For example, you can use this approach to shade groups of 3 rows, groups of 4 rows,...
Run time: 3:01
Tip: Shortcuts Recipe Remove Blank Rows
In this video, we'll look at a simple shortcut recipe for removing thousands of blank rows in a large set of data. Shortcut recipes are just a series of shortcuts you perform in a...
Run time: 1:46
Tip: How to highlight approximate match lookups
In this video we show how to highlight approximate match lookups with conditional formatting and the LOOKUP function. Highlighting approximate matches is tricky, because you must replicate...
Run time: 3:55

Latest Blog

Friendly, dynamic messages with concatenation
In this article, we explain how to use concatenation to display friendly and useful messages in your spreadsheets. The messages are dynamic and respond instantly to changes, so the effect is polished and professional.
Use the EOMONTH function to get the last day of a month
The EOMONTH function is one of those little gems in Excel that can save you a lot of trouble. It's a simple function that does just one thing: given a date, it returns the last day of a month. You can use EOMONTH to build all kinds of useful Excel formulas.
Fiddles with new CONCAT & TEXTJOIN functions
The CONCATE and TEXTJOIN functions make it possible to join values together in a range of cells. Since a range is just an array, this opens the door to some interesting new formulas that loop through values.
How to create named ranges in Excel
Named ranges make formulas easier to read, faster to develop, and more portable. They're also useful for data validation, hyperlinks, and dynamic ranges. This article shows you how you can use named ranges to build better spreadsheets.
In this article, we show you how to replace a complicated IF statement with a clever and compact formula based on MIN or MAX. This is a great tip any time you need to choose the smaller or greater of two values inside a formula.

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