In this video, we run through more than 20 tips you can use to save time with Excel formulas today. We believe in making videos that are quick and to the point, so this is a rapid-fire list. We trust that you can rewind the video as needed :)
Shortcuts are a great way to save time and energy in Excel, but there are more than 200, so the list can seem overwhelming. In this rapid fire video, we demonstrate more than 30 popular Excel shortcuts you can use to save time every day in Excel. We built this list of shortcuts based on a survey of over 800 Excel users.
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 this video.
In this video, we'll look at a few ways to generate random values with the RANDBETWEEN function. You can use this approach to generate random numbers, random prices, random dates, and even random text values. This is a great way to create dummy data to test formulas and worksheets.
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 the original approximate match in the CF rule.
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 creating an "other" bucket.
In this video, we'll look at how you can use the CHOOSE function for simple lookups. The CHOOSE function doesn't need an external table, and can sometimes replace more complicated formulas based on VLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH, or nested IFs.
This video shows how to setup VLOOKUP with a table, and how to use the MATCH function inside VLOOKUP to generate a dynamic column index. This makes it easy to refer to columns by name inside VLOOKUP, instead of hardcoding the column number. As a bonus, you can reorder the columns and the formula will keep working correctly.