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How to avoid misleading numbers

Applying a number format to a cell doesn't change the value, but only how the value appears in the worksheet. Formatting can play a joke with you, e.g., sum of values seems incorrect because Excel displays a limited number of decimal places and their sum is not equal to the real sum.

Changing a spreadsheet tabs color

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.

How to insert fractions

This tip describes how to use fractions simply.

How to change default font

This enables you to select a different font and font size for your worksheets.

AutoCorrect for data entry

You can use Excel's AutoCorrect feature to create shortcuts for commonly used words or phrases.

How to freeze columns and rows

You can freeze your column and row labels so that you can view them no matter how far you scroll down or to the right in your worksheet.

Adding a header and footer to the worksheet

Headers and footers are widely used in the Microsoft Word document, but you should know that Excel has headers and footers too.

Check data entry for invalid entries

You can greatly reduce data-entry problems in your workbooks by making Excel check entries before entering them in specific cells. To do so, you need to define restrictions and data-validation rules for those cells.

Adding and removing page breaks

On printing worksheet you might not be satisfied with the current pagination, so you might need to insert or remove manual page break.

How to change columns to rows and vice versa

In some cases, you may want to change columns and rows in your data range for more convenient and impressive view. Excel proposes the fast and simple way to change columns and rows in the data range.