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Category: Excel Training

Excel Budgets

Excel Budgets When speaking with Excel students, one of the most commonly asked Excel questions is: “How do I create a budget?”. My advice would be, if your boss asks you to create a department budget your first question should be “Okay, will the CFO provide a template for this project” (the answer should be …

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Two Criteria Lookups

Two Criteria Lookups In the process of teaching Excel over the past 20 years I have found that most students are often shocked and unaware that Vlookup and Index/Match can only locate the first item in a list. They find this unacceptable and I would tend to agree. When a value repeats in many rows, …

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SumProduct Function Applications

SumProduct Function Applications When teaching Excel classes students occasionally ask about the SumProduct function. There are many aspects of SumProduct that mirror the SumIfs functions capabilities but SumProduct can produce different answers when combined with the unary operator. This tutorial is not meant to be a thorough discussion of SumProduct but is meant to provide …

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Data Tables And Interactive Charts

The Excel Class blog provides an opportunity to supplement the material we teach in our class. This tutorial assumes our readers are familiar with named ranges. (See: Advanced Excel Class) Excel’s data table feature is a what-if analysis tool that allows users to create tables (rows/columns) of results based on a one or two variable …

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Excel Class VBA Macro Adds IfError Functions To Every Formula

Excel Class VBA Macro Adds IfError Functions To Every Formula Today a student asked Excel Class if there was a macro to automatically add an IfError function to every formula on every sheet in a selected workbook, assuming there was not already an IfError function used. On short notice the Excel Class instructor provided the …

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Excel Class Launches Online VBA Training

Excel Class receives requests for Microsoft Excel VBA training courses from every corner of the country. We are pleased to announce that our new exclusive series: The Excel VBA webinar is now available online. Our training sessions begin once a month at different start times. Each session lasts two hours and includes no less than …

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PEMDAS and the Mathematical Order of Operations with Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel works similarly to using a calculator but there are important differences. On a calculator to perform a calculation you might type numbers, then math symbols like plus (+) or minus (-) and then you would press the equal key to complete your calculation. In Excel we don’t end with the equal sign, we …

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Excel VBA Tutorial: Learn To Use VBA To Overcome Macro Recorder Limitations

Reposted from http://www.vbaclass.com/blog/excel-vba-tutorial-learn-to-use-vba-to-overcome-macro-recorder-limitations/ If you record a macro where you sort your data, the macro records the last contiguous row in the data set. Next time you run the macro, if you have more rows of data the recorded macro wont correctly sort to the new last row. Also, anytime you record a macro to …

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Excel Class Free VBA Tutorial – Variables

Few things in life are constant. Heraclitus said: The only thing constant is change. Change is constant and variables are used to capture change. In the context of Excel, the names of workbooks change, the number of workbooks you have open is variable, the number of sheets, pivot tables and charts is usually variable, the name of sheets is variable, the values in cells are variable, and on, and on.

Excel Class Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts To Help You Save Time With Microsoft Excel

Excel class shares some of our favorite Excel keyboard shortcut techniques. Our list is not exhaustive, but we believe it offers some of the most common and frequently used shortcuts to save you substantial time and effort when using Microsoft Excel.