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Pasting Pictures of Cells and Charts

One of Excel's best-kept secrets is its ability to copy and paste pictures of cells. You can copy a cell or range and then paste a picture of the cell or range on any worksheet or chart.

Recalculating the Worksheet

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.

How to select all the embedded charts on the worksheet

If you need to select all objects embedded into the worksheet, e.g. select all charts to adjust their size, press Ctrl+G and click the Special button or use Ctrl to select objects individually.

Applying Conditional Formatting

This tip describes how to use conditional formatting for comfortable viewing results in the worksheet.

How to use keyboard to navigate in the spreadsheet

To move around the worksheet with your keyboard, use the key combinations:

How to enter a new line on a cell

If you have lengthy text in a cell, you can force Excel to display it in multiple lines within the cell.

Locking Cells in a Spreadsheet

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.

Protecting spreadsheet elements

Working with large and complex Excel workbooks, especially when entering large amounts of data, no one is protected from accidental changes in formulas, formats and other spreadsheet elements. But you can protect yourself from too much work on finding and eliminating such errors by protecting the individual spreadsheet elements.

Share workbook and track changes

With Excel built-in tools you can easily work together on workbooks and monitor who, when and what changes made. E.g., track project status and tasks.

Combining text and formatted values

The Excel TEXT function enables you to specify numbers and date format.