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Creating a semaphore thermometer chart

Data visualization is a key cognitive tool that enables you to attract more attention to your statements. E.g., you can direct your organization's attention to insufficiently developed goals and praise them for successfully performed goals. This tip shows you how to update thermometer char colors automatically according to the current process status.

The best way to organize your workbook using hyperlinks

For some workbooks with a large number of sheets or to highlighting some important data, it is necessary to create hyperlinks to another cell in the same spreadsheet.

Copy and paste only nonblank cells

Unfortunately, when you try to paste a series of cells with blank cells, Paste special with Skip blanks option doesn't seem to work.

Unmerging all merged cells

Here's a quick way to unmerge all merged cells in a worksheet:

Quick way to select all cells

This tip will help you to select all cells in the worksheet in one click.

How to turn on/off the Quick Analysis feature

When you select a range of data, Excel displays a Quick Analysis button in the lower-right corner of the range. But this option can be turned off.

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.

Displaying conditional colors in a column chart

To emphasize differences between data in the chart it will be interesting to create a column chart in which the color of each column depends on the value displayed.

Simple combination chart

Sometimes you want to show a single chart that consists of series that use different chart types.

Creating Master and Scrolled Detail charts

When you create a chart with a scroll bar, it will be useful to create a chart with all data to see which data fragment you see in the scrolling chart.