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Calculating the difference between two time stamps

Because time stamps are represented as serial numbers, you can subtract the earlier time from the later time to get the difference.

Goal Seeking

Goal seeking is a useful feature that works in conjunction with your formulas. If you know what a formula result should be, Excel can tell you which values of one or more input cells you need to produce that result.

Splitting text strings without using formulas

If you want to paste text in your worksheet, you can use Excel's Convert Text to Columns Wizard.

Creating a gauge chart

This chart resembles a speedometer gauge and displays a value between 0 and 100%.

Calculating the Number of Days between two dates

A common type of date calculation determines the number of days between two dates.

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.

A quick way to duplicate all of the custom chart formatting

Creation of a large number of visually consistent charts to represent different data is a time consuming and error prone task, unless you know how to copy formatting between charts. Also Excel 2007 introduced a new ability to create chart templates.

Increase the number of Undo levels in Excel

If you're willing and able to edit the Registry on your computer, you can change Excel's number of Undo levels.

Applying Conditional Formatting

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

Creating Subtotals

Excel's ability to create automatic subtotals is a handy feature that can save you a great deal of time.