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Creating automatically extended plot ranges

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 worksheet.

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.

How to generate series of dates

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.

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.

Using Solver

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

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 result.

Check data entry for invalid entries

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.

Creating Subtotals

Excel's ability to create automatic subtotals is a handy feature that can save you a great deal of time.

Using advanced filtering

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.

Unique items in the list

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.

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