The Macro and VBA articles are on these
pages and have their own List of Topics
Excel prints the entire worksheet rather than
just the highlighted range. Learn how to
fully understand the Excel printing process.
without the Gridlines
By default, Excel prints the worksheet gridlines.
Learn how not to print them.
with Visible Cells Only
When you highlight cells that surround hidden rows
and columns, the next command may or may not
affect the hidden cells. Learn how to work with visible
Mailing Labels from your Excel
This exercise describes how to print mailing
labels for your Excel Database using the mail
merge feature in Word.
Cells and Text
Adding text in one cell to the text in another
cell gives SuperPower to your Excel worksheets.
with Dates in Excel
Dates to be Treated as Text. Sometimes dates do
not act as expected. Formatting them as text may
solved the problem.
with Dates in Excel
Numbers entered display as Dates. Why? This
article discussed some of the traps retaled to Excel's
Names (Range Names)
Refer to a range of cells by name rather than by
references. A reference to SALESREPORT is much
easier to work with than a reference such as B6:G140.
Lotus Files into Excel
Importing and working with files created in Lotus
and other programs.
Basics of Copying Cells in Excel
A complete step-by-step easy-to-follow exercise for
those users with little or no Excel experience. When
this exercise is completed, the user will have a full
understanding of the basic Copy, Cut and Paste
commands and the related icons, menus and
Open or Close Slow
If your files seem to open or close very slow, then
read about a possible cause and workaround.
Fun in Excel 97
Excel's hidden flight simulator. Fly to the Excel
credit screen, even get a lakeside view.
How to reset Excel menus back to their defaults. This
useful when there are custom menu items that are no
longer used or you inherit a PC with custom menu
items that do not apply to you.
Learn how to add your own custom and useful buttons
to the Excel Toolbar.
Sample of a dynamic budgeting spreadsheet. Shows
actual balances to date and budgeted amounts for
the rest of the year. Clicking here will cause the file
to be downloaded to your PC. When downloaded,
simply doubleclick on the file name (Budget.exe) in
Window Explorer to extract it to an Excel file.
Many spreadsheets contain lots of text, numbers and
formulas. Think of a typical periodic report. The text and
formulas remaining the same from reporting period to reporting
period (maybe month to month). However, the numbers
change each period. Typically, the user desires to call up
last month's report, erase last's months numbers, leaving the
text and formulas intact. Then, simply add the new numbers
for the current month. However, sometimes erasing the
old numbers can very tedious, especially in a complex
spreadsheet. Download this file for an example how
to accomplish this both with and without macros.
Count Specific Characters in a Cell
This function counts the numbers of specific characters in a cell.
It may count the number of occurances of the letter A, the
number of spaces, the number of backslashes or whatever
character you choose. A variation on the same formula counts
the number of words in the cell.