Settings in Excel 2016 2013 2007 2003

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.

Creating a Drop-Down List in a Cell

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

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.

Show or Hide Enhanced ScreenTips

By default, Excel shows document tooltips (or screentips) when you hover on a button, but this option can be turned off.

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.

Changing a comment shape

Normally, cell comments are rectangular, but you can give a cell comment any shape you want:

Opening Workbooks Automatically

If you work with the same workbooks every day it will be helpful to open specific workbook files automatically whenever you start Excel. Any workbooks placed in the XLStart folder open automatically.

How to change the default colors that Excel uses for chart series

Every workbook uses a palette of 56 colors, but you can change palette for the current workbook or even change the default colors for new workbooks.

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:

Formatting comments

Like a common text, any comments can be formatted: Excel represents many allows you to customize most aspects of its appearance, including color, border, and margins.