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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.

How to change the number of sheets for new workbooks

Excel 2013 automatically creates one worksheet in each new workbook, but you can force it to create as many worksheets as you need.

Changing a comment shape

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

How to insert cell content to the shape

If you are creating chart or diagram in Excel with shapes, you might need to update the shape text automatically depending on the value in a particular cell.

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.

Protecting spreadsheet elements

Working with large and complex Excel workbooks, especially when entering large amounts of data, no one is protected from accidental changes in formulas, formats and other spreadsheet elements. But you can protect yourself from too much work on finding and eliminating such errors by protecting the individual spreadsheet elements.

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.

Increase the number of Undo levels in Excel

Like in version 2010, number of Undo levels in Excel 2013 is 100 - the biggest number that can be used.

Adding a background image to the spreadsheet

You can make your Excel spreadsheets more appealing by choosing graphics file to serve as a background for a spreadsheet similar to the wallpaper that you may display on your Windows desktop.

Combining text and formatted values

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