300 Examples

 

Complete this section and become an Excel pro! The examples and features on this page can also be found on the right side of each chapterat the bottom of each chapter.

Introduction

 

1 Range: AutoFill | Fibonacci Sequence | Custom Lists | Comments | Hide Columns or Rows | Skip Blanks | AutoFit | Transpose | Split Cells | Flash Fill | Move Columns

2 Formulas and Functions: Most Used Functions | Subtract | Multiply | Divide | Square Root | Percentage | Named Range | Dynamic Named Range | Paste Options | Discount

Basics

 

1 Ribbon: Quick Access Toolbar | Customize the Ribbon | Developer Tab | Status Bar | Checkbox

2 Workbook: Themes | View Multiple Workbooks | AutoRecover | Save in 97-2003 Format

3 Worksheets: Zoom | Split | Freeze Panes | Group Worksheets | Consolidate | View Multiple Worksheets | Get Sheet Name | Spell Check

4 Format Cells: Decimal Places | Fractions | Currency vs Accounting | Text to Numbers | Numbers to Text | Custom Number Format | Format Painter | Cell Styles | Wrap Text | Merge Cells | Strikethrough | Superscript and Subscript | Check Mark

5 Find & Select: Find Features | Delete Blank Rows | Row Differences | Copy Visible Cells Only | Search Box

6 Templates: Budget | Calendar | Holidays | Meal Planner | Invoice | Automated Invoice | Default Templates | Time Sheet | BMI calculator

7 Data Validation: Reject Invalid Dates | Budget Limit | Prevent Duplicate Entries | Product Codes | Drop-down List | Dependent Drop-down Lists | Cm to inches | Kg to lbs

8 Keyboard Shortcuts: Function Keys | Insert Row | Save As | Delete Row | Scroll Lock | Bullet Points | Line Break | Show Formulas

9 Print: Workbook Views | Page Breaks | Headers and Footers | Page Numbers | Print Titles | Center on Page | Print Gridlines & Headings | Print Area

10 Share: Embed | PDF | Share Workbooks | OneDrive | Online | Import Access Data | Microsoft Query | Import/Export Text Files | XML

11 Protect: Protect Workbook | Protect Sheet | Lock Cells | Read-only Workbook | Mark as Final

Functions

 

1 Count and Sum: Countif | Count Blank/Nonblank Cells | Count Characters | Not Equal To | Count Cells with Text | Sum | Running Total | Sumif | Sumproduct

2 Logical: If | Comparison Operators | Or | Roll the Dice | Ifs | Contains Specific Text | Switch | If Cell is Blank | Absolute Value

3 Cell References: Copy a Formula | 3D-reference | External References | Hyperlinks | Union and Intersect | Percent Change | Add a Column | Absolute Reference | Address

4 Date & Time: DateDif | Today's Date | Date and Time Formats | Calculate Age | Time Difference | Weekdays | Days until Birthday | Last Day of the Month | Add or Subtract Time | Quarter | Day of the Year

5 Text: Separate Strings | Count Words | Text to Columns | Find | Search | Change Case | Remove Spaces | Compare Text | Substitute vs Replace | Text | Concatenate | Substring

6 Lookup & Reference: Vlookup | Tax Rates | Index and Match | Two-way Lookup | Offset | Case-sensitive Lookup | Left Lookup | Locate Maximum Value | Indirect | Two-column Lookup | Closest Match | Compare Two Columns | Xlookup

7 Financial: PMT | Loans with Different Durations | Investment or Annuity | Compound Interest | CAGR | Loan Amortization Schedule | NPV | IRR | Depreciation | Profit Margin

8 Statistical: Average | Negative Numbers to Zero | Random Numbers | Rank | Percentiles and Quartiles | Box and Whisker Plot | AverageIf | Forecast | MaxIfs and MinIfs | Weighted Average | Mode | Standard Deviation | Frequency

9 Round: Chop off Decimals | Nearest Multiple | Even and Odd | Mod

10 Formula Errors: IfError | IsError | Aggregate | Circular Reference | Formula Auditing | Floating Point Errors | IFNA

11 Array Formulas: Count Errors | Count Unique Values | Count with Or Criteria | Sum Every Nth Row | Sum Largest Numbers | Sum Range with Errors | Sum with Or Criteria | Most Frequently Occurring Word | System of Linear Equations

Data Analysis

 

1 Sort: Custom Sort Order | Sort by Color | Reverse List | Randomize List | SORT function

2 Filter: Number and Text Filters | Date Filters | Advanced Filter | Data Form | Remove Duplicates | Outlining Data | Subtotal | Unique Values | FILTER function

3 Conditional Formatting: Manage Rules | Data Bars | Color Scales | Icon Sets | Find Duplicates | Shade Alternate Rows | Compare Two Lists | Conflicting Rules | Heat Map

4 Charts: Column Chart | Line Chart | Pie Chart | Bar Chart | Area Chart | Scatter Plot | Data Series | Axes | Chart Sheet | Trendline | Error Bars | Sparklines | Combination Chart | Gauge Chart | Thermometer Chart | Gantt Chart | Pareto Chart

5 Pivot Tables: Group Pivot Table Items | Multi-level Pivot Table | Frequency Distribution | Pivot Chart | Slicers | Update Pivot Table | Calculated Field/Item | GetPivotData

6 Tables: Structured References | Table Styles | Quick Analysis

7 What-If Analysis: Data Tables | Goal Seek | Quadratic Equation

8 Solver: Transportation Problem | Assignment Problem | Capital Investment | Shortest Path Problem | Maximum Flow Problem | Sensitivity Analysis

9 Analysis ToolPak: Histogram | Descriptive Statistics | Anova | F-Test | t-Test | Moving Average | Exponential Smoothing | Correlation | Regression

VBA

 

1 Create a Macro: Swap Values | Run Code from a Module | Macro Recorder | Use Relative References | FormulaR1C1 | Add a Macro to the Toolbar | Enable Macros | Protect Macro

2 MsgBox: MsgBox Function | InputBox Function

3 Workbook and Worksheet Object: Path and FullName | Close and Open | Loop through Books and Sheets | Sales Calculator | Files in a Directory | Import Sheets | Programming Charts

4 Range Object: CurrentRegion | Dynamic Range | Resize | Entire Rows and Columns | Offset | From Active Cell to Last Entry | Union and Intersect | Test a Selection | Possible Football Matches | Font | Background Colors | Areas Collection | Compare Ranges

5 Variables: Option Explicit | Variable Scope | Life of Variables | Type Mismatch

6 If Then Statement: Logical Operators | Select Case | Tax Rates | Mod Operator | Prime Number Checker | Find Second Highest Value | Sum by Color | Delete Blank Cells

7 Loop: Loop through Defined Range | Loop through Entire Column | Do Until Loop | Step Keyword | Create a Pattern | Sort Numbers | Randomly Sort Data | Remove Duplicates | Complex Calculations | Knapsack Problem

8 Macro Errors: Debugging | Error Handling | Err Object | Interrupt a Macro | Subscript Out of Range | Macro Comments

9 String Manipulation: Separate Strings | Reverse Strings | Convert to Proper Case | Instr | Count Words

10 Date and Time: Compare Dates and Times | DateDiff Function | Weekdays | Delay a Macro | Year Occurrences | Tasks on Schedule | Sort Birthdays

11 Events: BeforeDoubleClick Event | Highlight Active Cell | Create a Footer Before Printing | Bills and Coins | Rolling Average Table

12 Array: Dynamic Array | Array Function | Month Names | Size of an Array

13 Function and Sub: User Defined Function | Custom Average Function | Volatile Functions | ByRef and ByVal

14 Application Object: StatusBar | Read Data from Text File | Write Data to Text File | Vlookup

15 ActiveX Controls: Text Box | List Box | Combo Box | Check Box | Option Buttons | Spin Button | Loan Calculator

16 Userform: Userform and Ranges | Currency Converter | Progress Indicator | Multiple List Box Selections | Multicolumn Combo Box | Dependent Combo Boxes | Loop through Controls | Controls Collection | Userform with Multiple Pages | Interactive Userform