You can significantly reduce the number of errors in data entry in Excel by protecting changes of specific spreadsheets (worksheets) and cells.
Sometimes it is necessary to compare two Excel worksheets. E.g., compare balance sheets for different periods of time. You can do it by comparing worksheets side by side in two automatically linked windows.
Color code is a perfect way to identify content and draw an attention to it. In Excel you can easily change colors of one or more spreadsheet tabs.
You can use Excel's AutoCorrect feature to create shortcuts for commonly used words or phrases.
Sometimes you might want to lock cells in your Excel spreadsheet that contain formulas and functions or data. Thus, the person doing the data entry will not accidentally overwrite or delete the spreadsheet formulas and functions or your data.
If you are working with huge workbooks that contain a very large number of formulas, functions, and data, you can turn off the automatic recalculation.
You may not always want to copy everything from the source cells to the destination cells. For example, you may want to copy only the current values of formulas rather than the formulas themselves.
To move around the worksheet with your keyboard, use the key combinations:
If you need to enter lots of numbers with a fixed number of decimal places, Excel has a useful tool:
This enables you to select a different font and font size for your worksheets.