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Hide formula errors in Excel

If you use formulas in Excel, you often can see messages such as #VALUE! or #DIV/0!. Most of the time, this means you need to check the source of the error and fix it, but sometimes a formula error simply means that the data used by the formula is not yet available.

Quick way to transform your data without using formulas

Sometimes, especially when you work with a lot of data, you need to transform it. If you need to convert some range of data by dividing or multiplying it, it can be done in Excel in two clicks:

How to insert cell content to the shape

If you are creating chart or diagram in Excel with shapes, you might need to update the shape text automatically depending on the value in a particular cell.

How to count cells by criteria

Use COUNTIF if you need to sum values for a particular person or other criterion.

How to sum cells by criteria

Use SUMIF if you need to sum values for a particular person or other criterion.

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 generate Series of Dates

Often you'll want to insert a series of dates into a worksheet. The most efficient way to enter a series of dates doesn't require any formulas - just use Excel's AutoFill feature.

Using Solver

Solver tool allows you to specify multiple adjustable cells and constraints on the values that the adjustable cells can have, generate a solution that maximizes or minimizes a particular worksheet cell, generate multiple solutions to a problem.

Goal Seeking

Goal seeking is a useful feature that works in conjunction with your formulas. If you know what a formula result should be, Excel can tell you which values of one or more input cells you need to produce that result.

Calculating the difference between two time stamps

Because time stamps are represented as serial numbers, you can subtract the earlier time from the later time to get the difference.