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Adding watermarks to workbook

This tip describes how to add watermark text or picture to your workbook.

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.

Show the Developer tab

You should display the Developer tab when you want to write macros, run macros that you previously recorded, or create applications to use with Microsoft Office programs. Do the following:

Opening workbooks automatically

If you work with the same workbooks every day, it will be helpful to open specific workbook files automatically whenever you start Excel. Any workbooks placed in the XLStart folder open automatically.

Center text across multiple columns

You can make a worksheet more visually appealing and more comfortable to read by centering text across multiple columns. Often you do this by merging and centering the merged cells, but it is not the only option.

How to insert cell content to the shape

If you are creating a 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 change columns to rows and vice versa

In some cases, you may want to change columns and rows in your data range for more convenient and impressive view. Excel proposes the fast and simple way to change columns and rows in the data range.

How to count cells by criteria

Use COUNTIF if you need to sum values for a particular person or another criterion.

How to sum cells by criteria

Use SUMIF if you need to sum values for a particular person or another criterion.

Hide formulas from appearing in the edit bar

Usually, you can view formula in the Excel the cell when cell is selected, but you can protect a spreadsheet to hide formulas in some cells.