Excel 2013 2010 2007 2003

Protect Excel spreadsheet options

To protect your spreadsheet, Excel proposes the following options:

How to manage Add-ins

Some function in Excel is available only when the add-in is installed. For example, Solver or the Analysis group is not available in standard ribbons, you need to install the add-in before you can use it. See also Using Solver.

Creating a Drop-Down List in a Cell

This tip will show you how to display a drop-down list in a cell.

Adding watermarks to workbook

This tip describes how to add watermark text or picture to your workbook.

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.

Show the Developer tab

You should display the Developer tab when you want to write macros, run macros that you previously recorded, or create applications to use with Microsoft Office programs. Do the following:

Opening Workbooks Automatically

If you work with the same workbooks every day it will be helpful to open specific workbook files automatically whenever you start Excel. Any workbooks placed in the XLStart folder open automatically.

Formatting comments

Like a common text, any comments can be formatted: Excel represents many allows you to customize most aspects of its appearance, including color, border, and margins.

Changing a comment shape

Normally, cell comments are rectangular, but you can give a cell comment any shape you want:

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.