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Calculating the Number of Days between two dates

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

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.

How to select all the embedded charts on the worksheet

If you need to select all objects embedded into the worksheet, e.g. select all charts to adjust their size, press Ctrl+G and click the Special button or use Ctrl to select objects individually.

Viewing a worksheet in multiple windows

Sometimes, you may want to view two different parts of a worksheet simultaneously - perhaps to make it easier to reference a distant cell in a formula. Or you may want to examine more than one sheet in the same workbook simultaneously.

How to insert functions into formulas

The easiest way to enter a function into a formula is to use the Excel program's Insert Function dialog box.

Allow specific users to edit ranges in a protected spreadsheet

Excel offers you an ability to assign user-level permissions to different areas on a protected spreadsheet. You can specify which users can edit a particular range while the spreadsheet is protected. As an option, you can require a password to make changes.

Combining text and formatted values

The Excel TEXT function enables you to specify numbers and date format.

Share workbook and track changes

With Excel built-in tools you can easily work together on workbooks and monitor who, when and what changes made. E.g., track project status and tasks.

Protecting workbook elements

Much like as you can protect elements of each Excel spreadsheet (see Protecting spreadsheet elements for more details), you can protect structure of the sheets in the workbook, prohibiting renaming, moving and other operations.

How to protect spreadsheets

You can significantly reduce the number of errors in data entry in Excel by protecting changes of specific spreadsheets (worksheets) and cells.