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Tips and Tricks using VLOOKUP

Friday, February 19th, 2016 / by ExcelHelp

The VLOOKUP function is one of the staple functions that Microsoft Excel users rely upon for finding values in a table. With the VLOOKUP function, a value can be looked up in the leftmost column and a related value can be returned from another column. The Syntax for VLOOKUP is VLOOKUP(lookup_value, table_array, col_index_num, [range_lookup]) Lookup […]

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Friday, January 29th, 2016 / by ExcelHelp

Excel users frequently have a need to lookup data in one spreadsheet and use it in another. To make this job easier, Excel offers built in functions for finding information: INDEX, MATCH, and VLOOKUP. The advantages and disadvantages of these functions are presented below. INDEX INDEX returns a value from a range or an array […]

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Excel and SharePoint Solutions

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 / by ExcelHelp

With advances in both Excel and SharePoint , it is now possible to create solutions that leverage SharePoint’s hosting and security features along with Excel’s powerful calculation engine, pivot tables, and charting capabilities. When SharePoint is used as a central repository for lists, multiple users throughout the organization can have permissions to access those lists […]

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Using Cell References and Named Ranges

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 / by ExcelHelp

Imagine that you’re 12 worksheets into a financial plan and you need to sum all the subtotals from each worksheet. The thought of creating some long formula that will probably need to be changed later may make you cringe. You know there must be an easier way to do this and, fortunately for you, there […]

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Games in Excel?

Monday, September 14th, 2015 / by ExcelHelp

Excel is a spreadsheet. At least that is the extent many users get with Excel. It is capable of so much more. Rather than organize customers and accounts, you can organize map locations, health, damage, locations and other parameters that games must manage as well. It can be taken even farther and build the games […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Use Access with Excel

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 / by ExcelHelp

One is a database. One is a spreadsheet. However, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel go together like spaghetti and meatballs or ice cream and hot fudge. They serve different purposes, but together they create something extremely useful. Common uses of Excel: data analysis for calculations/statistical comparisons to make charts Common uses of Access: data management […]

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Which add-ins are the most beneficial for Excel?

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 / by ExcelHelp

Many companies have started using tablets to complete their daily tasks. They’re mobile, they’re light, and they’re slim to carry. When work becomes mobile, it is helpful to have a device that can travel too. I rode along with a wireless provider salesman once and his job greatly relied on being able to carry around […]

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How to Go Paperless with Excel

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 / by ExcelHelp

Going paperless. A modern idea. One that many businesses throw around as a future intention. What happens when you or your company actually decides to follow through, however? It might feel overwhelming to turn the idea of a paperless office into a reality. All those filing cabinets that need to be converted to a digital […]

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Could Excel Help Get You Noticed At Work?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 / by ExcelHelp

A world without computers. Seems as prehistoric as living without a written language, even if the rise of the machine is fairly modern. Computers make our lives easier – mostly by providing needed information quickly and accurately. Excel seems to make life easier too. Would it surprise you to know that about 90% of businesses […]

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How To Use Excel for (Almost) Everything

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 / by ExcelHelp

There are 1,048,576 rows by 16,384 columns in a single worksheet. The total number of characters that one cell can contain is 32,767. There are 16 million colors to choose from in a workbook. The most limiting aspect of Excel is the available memory on a computer, something the system has no control over. With […]

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