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Using a form for data entry

Sometimes you need to manage lists where the information is arranged in rows. Excel offers a simple way to work with this big data in rows.

Center text across multiple columns

You can make a worksheet more visually appealing and easier to read by centering text across multiple columns. Often you do this by merging and centering the merged cells, but it is not the only option.

How to change columns to rows and vice versa

In some cases, you may want to change columns and rows in your data range for more convenient and impressive view. Excel proposes the fast and simple way to change columns and rows in the data range.

Hide formulas from appearing in the edit bar

Usually you can view a formula in the Excel cell when cell is selected, but you can protect spreadsheet to hide formulas in some cells.

How to add elbow to the table

This tip describes how to place into one cell both column and row header known as elbow.

Grouping and ungrouping sheets

Sheets can be grouped (connected) to facilitate creating or formatting two or more identical sheets. For example, you can create one sheet and copy it to two other sheets, or you can group three blank sheets and enter and format the content once-no subsequent copying required.

Apply or remove cell borders

Exist several ways to apply or remove cell borders, you can choose anyone:

Splitting text strings without using formulas

If you want to paste text in your worksheet, you can use Excel's Convert Text to Columns Wizard.

Custom cell format

Excel includes a variety of built-in formats that cover general, numeric, currency, percentage, exponential, date, time, and custom numeric formats. You can also design your own custom formats based on one of the built-in formats.

Check data entry for invalid entries

You can greatly reduce data-entry problems in your workbooks by making Excel check entries before entering them in specific cells. To do so, you need to define restrictions and data-validation rules for those cells.