Looking for a technical solution for a work issue? Here are several Excel tips: Excel 2007 introduced a major new feature: Excel Tables. When you set up an Excel Table (or just “Table”) Excel names each column of data automatically. Also, when you add adjacent rows or columns to a Table, Excel expands the Table to include this new data, also automatically. This is in contrast to Simple Tables, where we must take the manual steps needed to add border cells and define range names. To create this Table, set up data arranged as you see in this example; select the headers and data; choose Insert, Tables, Table; in the Create Table dialog, ensure that “My table has headers” is checked; then choose OK.
Spreadsheets are composed of columns and rows that create a grid of cells. Typically, each cell holds a single item of data. Here’s an explanation of the three types of data most commonly used in spreadsheet programs: Text data, also called labels, is used for worksheet headings and names that identify columns of data. Text data can contain letters, numbers, and special characters such as ! or &. By default, text data is left aligned in a cell.
Excel automatically recognizes dates entered in a familiar format. For example, if you enter 10/31, Oct 31, or 31 Oct, Excel returns the value in the default format 31-Oct. If you want to learn how to use dates with formulas, see Properly Enter Dates in Excel with the DATE Function.
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Excel file formats: The default XML-based file format for Excel 2010 and Excel 2007. Cannot store Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro code or Microsoft Office Excel 4.0 macro sheets (.xlm). .xls: The Excel 97 – Excel 2003 Binary file format (BIFF8).
Text file formats: .txt Saves a workbook as a tab-delimited text file for use on another Microsoft Windows operating system, and ensures that tab characters, line breaks, and other characters are interpreted correctly. Saves only the active sheet. .csv Saves a workbook as a comma-delimited text file for use on another Windows operating system, and ensures that tab characters, line breaks, and other characters are interpreted correctly. Saves only the active sheet.
Excel Tips and Tricks!
When you have different spreadsheets open, it’s really annoying shifting between different files because sometimes working on the wrong sheet can ruin the whole project. Using Ctrl + Tab you can shift between different files freely. This function is also applicable to other files like different Windows tabs in Firefox when opened using Windows 7.
Some default data will be blank, for various reasons. If you need to delete these to maintain accuracy, especially when calculating the average value, the speedy way is to filter out all blank cells and delete them with one click. Choose the column you want to filter, go to Data->Filter, after the downward button shows, undo Select All and then pick up the last option, Blanks. All blank cells will show immediately. Go back to Home and click Delete directly, all of them will be removed.