Excel’s Data Analysis ToolPak allows you to perform many advanced data analytics functions. Here’s how to enable it.
There are a number of different ways that you can display formulas in Excel. This can be useful when investigating why a certain formula isn’t working correctly or when grading your students’ worksheets to ensure they are using formulas correctly.
You can specify a default location to save your Excel workbooks. You can also “pin” other locations so that they are quickly accessible every time you save.
Excel Ideas will analyze your dataset and give you recommendations, or ideas, for charts, PivotTables, and PivotCharts that work with your dataset.
You can search for text that is contained within comments, hidden or unhidden, of an Excel spreadsheet.
Make mundane tasks easier by harnessing the power of automation.
You can make templates in Excel for all sorts of preferred “defaults.”
VLOOKUP is a formula that allows you to “look up” certain data and retrieve it into another table, by row. This function can be especially useful when you have a well-structured table with information organized by rows (such as a gradebook)!
ETL tools can help accountants streamline the process of preparing data for analysis and aid in better decision-making.
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Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., explains how to use XLOOKUP, a new function for Excel 365 users that essentially replaces VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP.
You can use Excel’s Camera tool to add images of Excel tables, charts, ranges, and single cells to your dashboard.
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.
Months after COVID-19 forced most accountants to work remotely, we answer questions on how to optimize working conditions at home.
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.
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.
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.
Highlight different letter grades with different colors so you can see at a glance how your students performed.
These quick tips related to PivotTables and choosing the best charts for your data can help you become more efficient in Excel.
Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., explains how to insert bullets into an Excel spreadsheet.