# Category: Excel®

## Where is the Chart Wizard in Excel?

Microsoft eliminated the Excel Chart Wizard in Excel 2007, and it has not returned in the successive versions. In fact, the company rebuilt the entire chart system, and the team decided it would not be worthwhile to update the wizard and all of its options. On the bright side, the…

## Using VLOOKUP in an Excel Formula

Have you ever needed to look up current prices for an invoice for goods shipped? What about looking up the price discount for a loyal customer? Excel can do these or any other data lookup using the VLOOKUP function. This function’s precise parameter requirements can seem intimidating at first, and…

## Excel Date Formula

Have you ever entered a project due date into a spreadsheet by manually counting the number of days and typing in the number? If so, then you’ve also experienced the tedium of recalculating those dates by hand and retyping them. Fortunately, Excel has all the functions to do the date…

## Organize Projects and Count the Time between Dates with the Help of Excel Date Formulas

Have you ever entered a project due date into a spreadsheet by manually counting the number of days and typing in the number? If so, then you’ve also experienced the tedium of recalculating those dates by hand and retyping them. Fortunately, Excel has all the functions to do the date…

## Excel Offset Formula

How do you find a single value in a table? How do you find, say, the number in the fifth column of the third row? Try out the Excel offset formula! The OFFSET function finds a cell (or range of cells) that is a specific number of cells away from…

## Excel Formula Count

Are you trying to count values in your worksheet and don’t understand why the result is too high? Or are you looking for a method that excludes blank cells? Maybe you want to count only values which are greater than 1,000. Excel gives you the power to count only the…

## How to Create a Report in Excel: The PivotTable

Excel is a powerful reporting tool, providing options for both basic and advanced users. One of the easiest ways to create a report in Excel is by using the PivotTable feature, which allows you to sort, group, and summarize your data simply by dragging and dropping fields. First, Organize Your…

## Excel Dynamic Charts: A Great Time Saving Tool

If you use Excel for reporting on results each month, you have probably needed to adjust your charts automatically to add a new month, state, or sales rep. Typically, that means clicking on each chart and adding a new data series or expanding the range of the current series. Unfortunately,…

## Automatically Stop Duplicate Values on Input

Preventing duplicate values from being entered in a range of cells may be a requirement in some of your worksheets. Although not obvious, enabling this capability in Excel is very easy. You can prevent duplicate values from being entered in a range of cells through Data Validation. 1) Select the…

## Basic Formula Series: The Excel® Average Formula

Let’s say that you’ve been given a new set of projects to work on, and you’re being asked to calculate how long you think your team will need to complete various pieces of each project.  The best way to obtain those numbers is probably to look at other projects you’ve…
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