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.
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:
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 workbook elements
Much like as you can protect elements of each Excel spreadsheet (see Protecting spreadsheet elements for more details), you can protect structure of the sheets in the workbook, prohibiting renaming, moving and other operations.
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.
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.
Allow specific users to edit ranges in a protected spreadsheet
Excel offers you an ability to assign user-level permissions to different areas on a protected spreadsheet. You can specify which users can edit a particular range while the spreadsheet is protected. As an option, you can require a password to make changes.
How to protect spreadsheets
You can significantly reduce the number of errors in data entry in Excel by protecting changes of specific spreadsheets (worksheets) and cells.
Combining text and formatted values
The Excel TEXT function enables you to specify numbers and date format.