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
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.
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.
If you want to paste text in your worksheet, you can use Excel's Convert Text to Columns Wizard.
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 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
You can greatly reduce data-entry problems in your workbooks by making Excel check entries before entering
them in specific cells. To do so, you need to define restrictions and data-validation rules for those cells.
Excel's ability to create automatic subtotals is a handy feature that can save you a great deal of time.
In addition to manual data filtering, Excel enables fully automated filtering based on data from the
specified range of cells. Before you can use the advanced filtering feature, you must set up a criteria
range. A criteria range is a designated range on a worksheet that conforms to specific requirements.
To get unique items from a range, you can use the Advanced Filter to extract the unique values
from a column of data and paste them to a new location.