Data in Excel 365 2016 2013 2007 2003

Workaround for sorting and filtering of merged cells

In some situation you can't work with workbook that consists of merged cells. To use Filter, Sort or other functions, you need to unmerge cells and put to all of them the data from merged cells. This tip shows how to do it efficiently.

Creating a drop-down list in a cell

This tip will show you how to display a drop-down list in a cell.

Creating automatically extended plot ranges

If you often need to adjust your data ranges so that your charts plot an updated data range, you may be interested in a trick that forces Excel to update the chart's data range whenever you add new data to your worksheet.

Using Solver

Solver tool allows you to specify multiple adjustable cells and constraints on the values that the adjustable cells can have, generate a solution that maximizes or minimizes a particular worksheet cell, generate multiple solutions to a problem.

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.

Creating Subtotals

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

Using a form for data entry

Sometimes you need to manage lists where the information is arranged in rows. Excel offers a simple way to work with this big data in rows.

How to generate series of dates

Often you'll want to insert a series of dates into a worksheet. The most efficient way to enter a series of dates doesn't require any formulas - just use Excel's AutoFill feature.

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 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.

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