Excel 2016 2013 2010 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.

How to change default chart

When Excel is installed, the default chart is a 2-D Column chart but you can easily change the default chart type.

Making a spreadsheet very hidden

Using the Hide command you can hide the data and formulas from "inquisitive minds". But some of them still can use Unhide command. Nevertheless you can completely hide Excel spreadsheet so that it will be needed some VBA programming to unhide it.

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.

Creating Master and Scrolled Detail Charts

When you create a chart with a scroll bar, it will be useful create a chart with all data to see which data fragment you see in the scrolling chart.

Creating a Scrolling Chart

Sometimes you need to create a chart that shows a large data amount. Then it would be useful to insert a scroll bar in your chart.

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:

How to fix the chart data

You can unlink a chart from its data ranges and produce a static chart that remains unaffected by later changes in the data.

Bubble and Area chart

In this tip we will show how to different charts could be combined in the one chart. In example we will combine a Bubble chart with an Area chart: