Excel 365 has X-cellent upgrade over VLOOKUP

Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., explains how to use XLOOKUP, a new function for Excel 365 users that essentially replaces VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP.

Months after COVID-19 forced most accountants to work remotely, we answer questions on how to optimize working conditions at home.

Using the Excel Camera tool

You can use Excel’s Camera tool to add images of Excel tables, charts, ranges, and single cells to your dashboard.

Using LEFT, MID, RIGHT to dissect Excel cells

It is very easy to dissect the contents of a cell in Excel using the functions LEFT, MID, and RIGHT. All three functions are easy to learn.

Calculating depreciation using the SLN function

When teaching depreciation in Introduction to Accounting, faculty always cover a variety of different depreciation methods, including straight-line depreciation. Next time you teach this topic, build your students’ Excel skills by showing them how to use the straight-line (SLN) function in Excel.

Microsoft Excel: Record macros to quickly perform routine tasks

If you have simple tasks that you need to perform in Excel often, you can actually “teach” Excel to do them for you by recording a macro.

Microsoft Excel: Quickly bring blank cells to your attention

An easy way to bring attention to blank cells is to have them appear as a different color than the other cells on the worksheet.

Use conditional formatting in Excel to visualize letter grades

Highlight different letter grades with different colors so you can see at a glance how your students performed.

Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., explains how to insert bullets into an Excel spreadsheet.

Obtain a Distinct Count

How to obtain a Distinct Count in Excel using a basic PivotTable.

Understanding PivotTables and Excel’s Recommended Charts

These quick tips related to PivotTables and choosing the best charts for your data can help you become more efficient in Excel.

Use Excel’s sparklines to quickly show trends in data

Simple to create, sparklines are tiny graphs that help you make sense of data at a glance.

Creating a data-entry form in Excel

The use of a data-entry form makes data entry faster and more efficient because you don’t have to go to multiple different cells to enter data, row by row.

View and edit 2 worksheets in the same workbook side by side

How to view and edit two worksheets from the same Excel workbook side-by-side.

Reaching the SUMIF

The SUMIF function provides a quick and simple way to create a sum based on a specific criterion, such as the type of audit.

Use Excel’s AutoSum button to add up rows and columns with just one click

Want to quickly add up rows or columns of data in your gradebook (or elsewhere)? The AutoSum function makes it easy.

Sort by color to group highlighted cells in Excel

Highlighting cells with different colors can help you quickly identify information in a spreadsheet. Excel also lets you sort by color to easily group all the information you’ve highlighted with a given color. Learn how.

Microsoft Excel can keep track of deadline information in several ways.

The IF function mastered

Once you master the IF function, you will wonder how you ever lived without it.

Excel vs. Tableau: See your data differently

This article compares the data visualization program Tableau to Excel, examines their relative strengths, and provides a simple walk-through on how to use Tableau.