These are the 125 essential tips that all Excel users need to know. MrExcel LX provides users with a concise book that can be absorbed in under two hours. Includes a section with keyboard shortcuts. Anyone who uses Excel will be able to turn to any page and pick up tips that will save them hours of work.
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#1 Double-Click the Fill Handle to Copy a Formula
You have thousands of rows of data. You've added a new formula in the top row of your data set, something like =PROPER(A2&" "&B2), as shown here. You need to copy the formula down to all of the rows of your data set.
Many people will grab the Fill Handle and start to drag down. But as you drag down, Excel starts going faster and faster. There is a 200-microsecond pause at the last row of data. 200 microseconds is long enough for you to notice the pause but not long enough for you to react and let go of the mouse button. Before you know it, you've dragged the Fill Handle way too far.
The solution is to double-click the Fill Handle! Go to exactly the same spot where you start to drag the Fill Handle. The mouse pointer changes to a black plus sign. Double-click. Excel looks at the surrounding data, finds the last row with data today, and copies the formula down to the last row of the data set.
In the past, empty cells in the column to the left would cause the "double-click the Fill Handle" trick to stop working just before the empty cell. But as you can see below, names like Madonna, Cher, or Pele will not cause problems. Provided that there is at least a diagonal path (for example, via B76-A77-B78), Excel will find the true bottom of the data set.
In my live Power Excel seminars, this trick always elicits a gasp from half the people in the room. It is my number-one time-saving trick.
Alternatives to Double-Clicking the Fill Handle
This trick is an awesome trick if all you've done to this point is drag the Fill Handle to the bottom of the data set. But there are even faster ways to solve this problem:
Use Tables. If you select one cell in A1:B112 and press Ctrl+T, Excel formats the range as a table. Once you have a table, simply enter the formula in C2. When you press Enter, it is copied to the bottom.
Use a complex but effective keyboard shortcut. This shortcut requires the adjacent column to have no empty cells. While it seems complicated to explain, the people who tell me about this shortcut can do the entire thing in the blink of an eye.
Here are the steps:
1. From your newly entered formula in C2, press the Left Arrow key to move to cell B2.
2. Press Ctrl+Down Arrow to move to the last row with data — in this case, B112.
3. Press the Right Arrow key to return to the bottom of the mostly empty column C.
4. From cell C112, press Ctrl+Shift+Up Arrow. This selects all of the blank cells next to your data, plus the formula in C2.
5. Press Ctrl+D to fill the formula in C2 to all of the blanks in the selection. Ctrl+D is fill Down.
Note: Ctrl+R fills right, which might be useful in other situations.
As an alternative, you can get the same results by pressing Ctrl+C before step 1 and replacing step 5 with pressing Ctrl+V.
Thanks to the following people who suggested this tip: D. Carmichael, Shelley Fishel, Dawn Gilbert, @Knutsford_admi, Francis Logan, Michael Ortenberg, Jon Paterson, Mike Sullivan and Greg Lambert Lane suggested Ctrl+D. Bill Hazlett, author of Excel for the Math Classroom, pointed out Ctrl+R.CHAPTER 2
#2 Break Apart Data
You have just seen how to join data, but people often ask about the opposite problem: how to parse data that is all in a single column. Say you wanted to sort the data in the figure below by zip code:
Select the data in A2:A99 and choose Data, Text to Columns. Because some city names, such as Sioux Falls, are two words, you cannot break the data at each occurrence of a space. Instead, you need to use a comma to get the city in column A and the state and zip code in column B, so choose Delimited in step 1 of the wizard and click Next.
In step 2 of the wizard, deselect Tab and select Comma. The preview at the bottom of the dialog shows what your data will look like. Click Next.
Caution: For the rest of the day after you use Text to Columns, Excel will remember the choices you've chosen in step 2 of the Convert Text to Columns Wizard. If you copy data from Notepad and paste to Excel, it will be split at the comma. This is often maddening because most days, the data is not parsed at the comma, but for the rest of today, it will be. To fix it, close and re-open Excel.
Step 3 of the wizard asks you to declare each column as General, Text, or Date. It is fine to leave the columns set as General.
After you've split the state and zip code to column B, select B2:B99 and again choose Data, Text to Columns. This time, since each state is two characters, you can use Fixed Width in step 1 of the wizard. To preserve leading zeros in the zip code, select the second column and choose Text as the data type in step 3 of the wizard.
Tip: A lot of data will work well with Fixed Width, even it doesn't look like it lines up. In the next figure, the first three rows are in Calibri font and don't appear to be lined up. But if you change the font to Courier New, as in rows 4:7, you can see that the columns are perfectly lined up.
Sometimes, you will find a data set where someone used Alt+Enter to put data on a new line within a cell. You can break out each line to a new column by typing Ctrl+j in the Other box in step 2 of the wizard, as shown below. Why Ctrl+j? Back in the 1980's IBM declared Ctrl+j to be a linefeed. Ctrl+j also can be typed in the Find & Replace dialog box.
There are three special situations that Text to Columns handles easily:
Dates in YYYYMMDD format can be changed to real dates. In step 3 of the wizard, click the column heading in the dialog, choose Date, then choose YMD from the dropdown.
If you have negative numbers where the minus sign shows up after the number, go to step 3 of the wizard, click the Advanced Button, and choose Trailing Minus for Negative Numbers.
Data copied from a Table of Contents will often have dot leaders that extend from the text to the page number as shown below. In step 2 of the wizard, choose Other, type a period, and then select the checkbox for Treat Consecutive Delimiters as One.CHAPTER 3
#3 Filter by Selection
The filter dropdowns have been in Excel for decades, but there are two faster ways to filter. Normally, you select a cell in your data, choose Data, Filter, open the dropdown menu on a column heading, uncheck Select All, and scroll through a long list of values, trying to find the desired item.
One faster way is to click in the Search box and type enough characters to uniquely identify your selection. Once the only visible items are (Select All Search Results), Add Current Selection to Filter, and the one desired customer, press Enter.
But the fastest way to Filter came from Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access invented a concept called Filter by Selection. It is simple: find a cell that contains the value you want and click Filter by Selection. The filter dropdowns are turned on, and the data is filtered to the selected value. Nothing could be simpler.
Starting in Excel 2007, you can right-click the desired value in the worksheet grid, choose Filter, and then choose By Selected Cells Value.
Guess what? The Filter by Selection trick is also built into Excel, but it is hidden and mislabeled.
Here is how you can add this feature to your Quick Access Toolbar: Right-click anywhere on the Ribbon and choose Customize Quick Access Toolbar.
There are two large listboxes in the dialog. Above the left listbox, open the dropdown and change from Popular Commands to Commands Not In The Ribbon.
In the left listbox, scroll to the command AutoFilter and choose it. That's right: The icon that does Filter by Selection is mislabeled AutoFilter.
In the center of the dialog, click the Add>> button. The AutoFilter icon moves to the right listbox, as shown below. Click OK to close the dialog.
Here is how to use the command: Say that you want to see all West region sales of widgets. First, choose any cell in column B that contains West. Click the AutoFilter icon in the Quick Access Toolbar.
Excel turns on the filter dropdowns and automatically chooses only West from column B.
Next, choose any cell in column E that contains Widget. Click the AutoFilter icon again.
You could continue this process. For example, you could choose a Utilities cell in the Sector column and click AutoFilter.
Caution: It would be great if you could multi-select cells before clicking the AutoFilter icon, but this does not work. If you need to see sales of widgets and gadgets, you could use Filter by Selection to get widgets, but then you have to use the Filter dropdown to add gadgets. Also. Filter by Selection does not work if you are in a Ctrl+T table.
How can it be that this feature has been in Excel since Excel 2003, but Microsoft does not document it? It was never really an official feature. The story is that one of the developers added the feature for internal use. Back in Excel 2003, there was already an AutoFilter icon on the Standard toolbar, so no one would bother to add the apparently redundant AutoFilter icon.
This feature was added to Excel 2007's right-click menu — but three clicks deep: Right-click a value, choose Filter, then choose Filter by Selected Cell's Value.
Bonus Tip: Filter by Selection for Numbers Over/Under
What if you wanted to see all revenue greater than $20,000? Go to the blank row immediately below your revenue column and type >19999. Select that cell and click the AutoFilter icon.
Excel will show only the rows of $20,000 or above.CHAPTER 4
#4 Bonus Tip: Total the Visible Rows
After you've applied a filter, say that you want to see the total of the visible cells.
Select the blank cell below each of your numeric columns. Click AutoSum or type Alt+=.
Instead of inserting SUM formulas, Excel inserts =SUBTOTAL(9, ...) formulas. The formula below shows the total of only the visible cells.
Insert a few blank rows above your data. Cut the formulas from below the data and paste to row 1 with the label Total Visible.
Now, as you change the filters, even if the data fills up more than one full screen, you will see the totals at the top of your worksheet.
Thanks to Sam Radakovitz on the Excel team for Filter by Selection — not for suggesting Filter by Selection, but for formalizing Filter by Selection! Thanks to Taylor & Chris in Albuquerque for the Over/under technique.CHAPTER 5
#5 The Fill Handle Does Know 1, 2, 3 ...
Why does the Excel Fill Handle pretend it does not know how to count 1, 2, 3? The Fill Handle is great for filling months, weekdays, quarters, and dates. Why doesn't it know that 2 comes after 1?
In case you've never used the Fill Handle, try this: Type a month name in a cell. Select that cell. There is a square dot in the lower right corner of the cell. This dot is called the Fill Handle. Hover over the Fill Handle. The mouse cursor changes from a white cross to a black plus. Click the handle and drag right or drag down. The tooltip increments to show the last month in the range.
Note: If it is not working, select File, Options, Advanced. The third checkbox toggles the Fill Handle.
When you let go of the mouse button, the months will fill in. An icon appears, giving you additional options.
The Fill Handle works great with months or weekdays.
The Fill Handle also works with quarters in many formats.
To do both quarters and years, you have to type a number, then Q, then any punctuation (period, space, apostrophe, dash) before the year.
When you type 1 and grab the Fill Handle, Excel gives you 1, 1, 1, ... Many people say to enter the 1 and the 2, select them both, then drag the Fill Handle. Here is a faster way.
The secret trick is to hold down Ctrl while dragging. Hold down Ctrl and hover over the fill handle. Instead of the normal icon of a plus sign, you will see a plus sign with a superscript plug sign. When you see the ++, click and drag. Excel fills in 1, 2, 3,....
Note: Andrew Spain of Spain Enterprise in Huntsville, Alabama taught me a cool variation on this trick. If you start dragging without Ctrl, you can press Ctrl during the drag. A + icon appears at the bottom of the drag rectangle to indicate that you are going to fill instead of copy.
How were we supposed to figure out that Ctrl makes the Fill Handle count instead of copy? I have no idea. I picked up the tip from row 6 at the IMA Meonske seminar in Kent, Ohio. It turns out that Ctrl seems to make the Fill Handle behave in the opposite way: If you Ctrl+drag a date, Excel copies instead of fills.
I've heard another trick: Type 1 in A1. Select A1 and the blank B1. Drag. Excel fills instead of copies.
Right-Click the Fill Handle for More Options
If you right-click and drag the Fill Handle, a menu appears with more options, like Weekdays, Months, and Years. This menu is great for dates.
What if your payroll happens on the 15th and on the last day of the month? Put in both dates. Select them both. Right-click and drag the Fill Handle. When you finish dragging, choose Fill Months.
Teach the Fill Handle a New List
The Fill Handle is a really handy tool. What if you could use it on all sorts of lists? You can teach Excel a new list, provided that you have anywhere from 2 to 240 items. Here is the easy way:
1. Type the list in a column in Excel.
2. Select the list.
3. Select File, Options, Advanced. Scroll almost to the bottom and click Edit Custom Lists.
In the Custom Lists dialog, click Import.
Excel will now understand your list as well as it understands Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. Type any item from the list It does not have to be the first item.
Grab the Fill Handle and drag. Excel fills from your list.
I use this trick for lists that should be in Excel, such as a list of the U.S. states and a list of the letters of the alphabet.
Bonus Tip: Fill Jan, Feb, ..., Dec, Total
A person in one of my seminars wanted to have Jan fill into 13 values: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Total.
While you can edit any custom list that you create, you cannot edit the first four lists in the Custom Lists dialog.
However, if you use the preceding tip to add a new custom list with the 13 values, that list wins. If two custom lists have the value Jan, the lowest one in the dialog box is the one that is used.
If you fiscal year ends March 31, you could set up a list with Apr, May, Jun, ..., Jan, Feb, Mar, Total.
Bonus Tip: Fill 1 to 100,000 in a Flash
What if you have so many items that you can't drag the Fill Handle? Follow these steps:
1. Type the number 1 in a cell.
2. Select that cell.
3. On the Home tab, toward the right, in the Editing group, open the Fill dropdown and choose Series.
4. Select Columns.
5. Enter a Stop Value of 100000.
6. Click OK.
What if you have to fill 100,000 cells of bagel flavors?
1. Type the first bagel flavor in A1.
2. Select A1.
3. Type A100000 in the Name box and press Shift+Enter to select from the current cell to A100000.
4. Home, Fill, Series ... and click AutoFill in the Type box. Click OK to fill from the custom list.
Thanks to the person in row 6 at the Meonske Conference in Kent, Ohio, for suggesting this feature.CHAPTER 6
#6 Fast Worksheet Copy
Yes, you can right-click any sheet tab and choose Move or Copy to make a copy of a worksheet. But that is the very slow way to copy a worksheet. The fast way: Hold down the Ctrl key and drag the worksheet tab to the right.
The downside of this trick is that the new sheet is called January (2) instead of February — but that is the case with the Move or Copy method as well. In either case, double-click the sheet name and type a new name.
Ctrl+drag February to the right to create a sheet for March. Rename February (2) to March.
Select January. Shift+select March to select all worksheets. Hold down Ctrl and drag January to the right to create three more worksheets. Rename the three new sheets.
Select January. Shift+select June. Ctrl+drag January to the right, and you've added the final six worksheets for the year. Rename those sheets.
Using this technique, you can quickly come up with 12 copies of the original worksheet.
Bonus Tip: Put the Worksheet Name in a Cell
If you want each report to have the name of the worksheet as a title, use
=TRIM(MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("]",CELL("filename",A1))+1,20)) &" Report"
The CELL() function in this case returns the full path\[File Name]SheetName. By looking for the closing square bracket, you can figure out where the sheet name occurs.
If you plan on using this formula frequently, set up a book.xltx as described in "#7 Use Default Settings for All Future Workbooks" on page 19. In book.xltx, go to Formulas, Define Name. Use a name such as SheetName with a formula of =TRIM(MID(CELL("filename",book.xltx!$A$1),FIND("]", CELL("filename",book.xltx!$A$1))+1,20)). Then, in any new workbook =SheetName&" Report" will work.
Bonus Tip: Add a Total Row and a Total Column with One AutoSum
Say that you want to add a total row and a total column to a data set. Select all the numbers plus one extra row and one extra column. Click the AutoSum icon or press Alt+=.
Excel adds SUM functions to the total row and the total column as shown in the figure below.
Bonus Tip: Power Up the Status Bar Statistics
When you select two or more numeric cells, the total appears in the status bar in the lower right of the Excel window. When you see a total, right-click and choose Average, Count, Numerical Count, Minimum, Maximum, and Sum. You can now see the largest, smallest, and average just by selecting a range of cells:
Bonus Tip: Change All Sheets with Group Mode
Any time your manager asks you for something, he or she comes back 15 minutes later and asks for an odd twist that wasn't specified the first time. Now that you can create worksheet copies really quickly, there is more of a chance that you will have to make changes to all 12 sheets instead of just 1 sheet when your manager comes back with a new request.
I will show you an amazingly powerful but incredibly dangerous tool called Group mode.
Say that you have 12 worksheets that are mostly identical. You need to add totals to all 12 worksheets. To enter Group mode, right-click on any worksheet tab and choose Select All Sheets.
The name of the workbook in the title bar now indicates that you are in Group mode.
Anything you do to the January worksheet will now happen to all the sheets in the workbook.
Why is this dangerous? If you get distracted and forget that you are in Group mode, you might start entering January data and overwriting data on the 11 other worksheets!
When you are done adding totals, don't forget to right-click a sheet tab and choose Ungroup Sheets.
Bonus Tip: Create a SUM That Spears Through All Worksheets
So far, you have a workbook with 12 worksheets, 1 for each month. All of the worksheets have the same number of rows and columns. You want a summary worksheet in order to total January through December.
To create it, use the formula =SUM(January:December!B4).
Copy the formula to all cells and you will have a summary of the other 12 worksheets.
Caution: I make sure to never put spaces in my worksheet names. If you do use spaces, the formula would have to include apostrophes, like this: =SUM('Jan 2018:Mar 2018'!B4).
Tip: If you use 3D spearing formulas frequently, insert two new sheets, one called First and one called Last. Drag the sheet names so they create a sandwich with the desired sheets in the middle. Then, the formula is always =SUM(First:Last!B4).
Here is an easy way to build a 3D spearing formula without having to type the reference: On the summary sheet in cell B4, type =SUM(. Using the mouse, click on the January worksheet tab. Using the mouse, Shift+click on the December worksheet tab. Using the mouse, click on the January worksheet tab. Using the mouse, Shift+click on the December worksheet tab. Using the mouse, click on cell B4 on the December worksheet. Type the closing parenthesis and press Enter.(Continues…)
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Table of Contents
About the Author,
About the Contributors,
#1 Double-Click the Fill Handle to Copy a Formula,
#2 Break Apart Data,
#3 Filter by Selection,
Bonus Tip: Filter by Selection for Numbers Over/Under,
#4 Bonus Tip: Total the Visible Rows,
#5 The Fill Handle Does Know 1, 2, 3...,
Bonus Tip: Fill Jan, Feb, ..., Dec, Total,
#6 Fast Worksheet Copy,
Bonus Tip: Put the Worksheet Name in a Cell,
Bonus Tip: Add a Total Row and a Total Column with One AutoSum,
Bonus Tip: Power Up the Status Bar Statistics,
Bonus Tip: Change All Sheets with Group Mode,
Bonus Tip: Create a SUM That Spears Through All Worksheets,
Bonus Tip: Use INDIRECT for a Different Summary Report,
#7 Use Default Settings for All Future Workbooks,
Bonus Tip: Changes to Book Template are Cumulative,
Bonus Tip: Replace the Comma Style in Book.xltx,
#8 Recover Unsaved Workbooks,
#9 Simultaneously Edit the Same Workbook in Office 365,
Bonus Tip: AutoSave is Necessary, But Turn it Off When Not Co-Authoring,
Bonus Tip: Undo an AutoSave,
#10 New Threaded Comments Allow Conversations,
Bonus Tip: Old Style Comments Are Available as Notes,
Bonus Tip: Add a Tooltip to a Cell with Validation,
#11 Create Perfect One-Click Charts,
#12 Paste New Data on a Chart,
#13 Create Interactive Charts,
#14 Show Two Different Orders of Magnitude on a Chart,
#15 Create Waterfall Charts,
#16 Create Funnel Charts in Office 365,
#17 Create Filled Map Charts in Office 365,
#18 Create a Bell Curve,
#19 Plotting Employees on a Bell Curve,
#20 Add Meaning to Reports Using Data Visualizations,
#21 Sort East, Central, and West Using a Custom List,
#22 Sort Left to Right,
#23 Sort Subtotals,
Bonus Tip: Fill in a Text Field on the Subtotal Rows,
Bonus Tip: An Easier Way to Fill in a Text Field on Subtotal Rows,
Bonus Tip: Format the Subtotal Rows,
Bonus Tip: Copy the Subtotal Rows,
#24 Sort and Filter by Color or Icon,
#25 Consolidate Quarterly Worksheets,
#26 Get Ideas from Artificial Intelligence,
#27 Create Your First Pivot Table,
Bonus Tip: Rearrange fields in a pivot table,
Bonus Tip: Format a Pivot Table,
Bonus Tip: Format One Cell in a Pivot Table,
Bonus Tip: Fill in the Blanks in the Annoying Outline View,
#28 Create a Year-over-Year Report in a Pivot Table,
Bonus Tip: Another Way to Calculate Year-Over-Year,
#29 Change the Calculation in a Pivot Table,
Bonus Tip: Why Do Pivot Tables Count Instead of Sum?,
#30 Find the True Top Five in a Pivot Table,
#31 Specify Defaults for All Future Pivot Tables,
Bonus Tip: Change What Drives You Crazy About Excel,
#32 Make Pivot Tables Expandable Using Ctrl+T,
Bonus Tip: Use Ctrl+T with VLOOKUP and Charts,
#33 Replicate a Pivot Table for Each Rep,
#34 Use a Pivot Table to Compare Lists,
Bonus Tip: Show Up/Down Markers,
Bonus Tip: Compare Two Lists by Using Go To Special,
#35 Build Dashboards with Sparklines and Slicers,
Bonus Tip: Make Your Workbook into a Web App,
Bonus Tip: Line Up Dashboard Sections with Different Column Widths,
Bonus Tip: Use Picture Lookup,
Bonus Tip: Report Slicer Selections in a Title,
#36 See Why GETPIVOTDATA Might Not Be Entirely Evil,
#37 Eliminate VLOOKUP with the Data Model,
Bonus Tip: Count Distinct,
#38 Compare Budget Versus Actual via Power Pivot,
Bonus Tip: Portable Formulas,
Bonus Tip: Text in the Values of a Pivot Table,
#39 Slicers for Pivot Tables From Two Data Sets,
#40 Use F4 for Absolute Reference or Repeating Commands,
Bonus Tip: Use a Named Range Instead of Absolute References,
#41 Quickly Convert Formulas to Values,
Bonus Tip: Skip Blanks While Pasting,
#42 See All Formulas at Once,
Bonus Tip: Highlight All Formula Cells,
Bonus Tip: Trace Precedents to See What Cells Flow into a Formula,
Bonus Tip: See Which Cells Depend on the Current Cell,
#43 Audit a Worksheet With Spreadsheet Inquire,
#44 Discover New Functions by Using fx,
#45 Use Function Arguments for Nested Functions,
#46 Calculate Nonstandard Work Weeks,
Bonus Tip: Use WORKDAY.INTL for a Work Calendar,
#47 Turn Data Sideways with a Formula,
Bonus Tip: Protect Rows with an Array Formula,
#48 Handle Multiple Conditions in IF,
Bonus Tip: Use Boolean Logic,
#49 Troubleshoot VLOOKUP,
#50 Use a Wildcard in VLOOKUP,
Bonus Tip: VLOOKUP to Two Tables,
#51 Replace Columns of VLOOKUP with a Single MATCH,
#52 Use the Fuzzy Lookup Tool from Microsoft Labs,
#53 Lookup to the Left with INDEX/MATCH,
#54 Preview What Remove Duplicates Will Remove,
#55 Replace Nested IFs with a Lookup Table,
Mini Bonus Tip: Match the Parentheses,
#56 Suppress Errors with IFERROR,
#57 Handle Plural Conditions with SUMIFS,
#58 Geography & Stock Data Types in Excel,
Bonus Tip: Use Data, Refresh All to Update Stock Data,
#59 Dynamic Arrays Can Spill,
#60 Sorting with a Formula,
#61 Filter with a Formula,
Bonus Tip: Understanding Array Constants,
#62 Formula for Unique or Distinct,
Bonus Tip: Use # "The Spiller" to Refer to All Array Results,
#63 Other Functions Can Now Accept Arrays as Arguments,
#64 One Hit Wonders with UNIQUE,
#65 SEQUENCE inside of other Functions such as IPMT,
#66 Replace a Pivot Table with 3 Dynamic Arrays,
Bonus Tip: Replace Ctrl+Shift+Enter with Dynamic Arrays.,
#67 Dependent Validation using Dynamic Arrays,
#68 Complex Validation Using a Formula,
#69 Use A2:INDEX() as a Non-Volatile OFFSET,
#70 Subscribe to Office 365 for Monthly Features,
Bonus Tip: Concatenate a Range by Using TEXTJOIN,
#72 Less CSV Nagging and Better AutoComplete,
#73 Speed Up VLOOKUP,
#74 Protect All Formula Cells,
#75 Back into an Answer by Using Goal Seek,
#76 Do 60 What-If Analyses with a Sensitivity Analysis,
Bonus Tip: Create a Data Table from a Blank Cell,
#77 Find Optimal Solutions with Solver,
#78 Improve Your Macro Recording,
#79 Clean Data with Power Query,
#80 Render Excel Data on an iPad Dashboard Using Power BI,
#81 Build a Pivot Table on a Map Using 3D Maps,
#82 The Forecast Sheet Can Handle Some Seasonality,
#83 Perform Sentiment Analysis in Excel,
#84 Fill in a Flash,
#85 Format as a Façade,
#86 Word Cloud using Custom Visuals in Excel,
#87 Surveys & Forms in Excel,
#88 Use the Windows Magnifier,
Bonus Tip: Merge Shapes,
Bonus Tip: Use the Eye Dropper,
#90 Avoid Whiplash with Speak Cells,
Bonus Tip: Provide Feedback with Sound,
Bonus Tip: A Great April Fool's Day Trick,
#91 Customize the Quick Access Toolbar,
Bonus Tip: Sometimes, You Don't Want the Gallery,
Bonus Tip: Show QAT Below the Ribbon,
#92 Create Your Own QAT Routines Using VBA Macros,
Bonus Tip: Settings in the Excel Options Menu,
#93 Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts,
#94 Ctrl+Click to Unselect Cells,
#95 More Excel Tips,
Appendix: Excel Stories,