# Excel University Blog

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# Posts

## Excel Formulas Cheat Sheet for Beginners

| May 17, 2022 |

Excel is one of the most powerful accounting software tools out there, and most of that power comes from the ability to use Excel formulas to automate your work. When you’re first learning how to use them, it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed – luckily, this Excel formulas cheat sheet is here to help…

## 14 New Excel Functions CalCPA Article

| May 9, 2022 |

Microsoft recently introduced 14 new functions for Excel—they are sure to help you save some time. We’ll start with a short description of each and then jump into some demonstrations. TEXTSPLIT: splits text into columns and/or rows based on one or more delimiters. TEXTBEFORE: returns the text before the specified delimiter. TEXTAFTER: returns the text…

## How to easily Automate Your Customized Excel Financial Statements

| May 3, 2022 |

Although Excel provides a great deal of flexibility in creating financial statements, it has several limitations: It is not integrated with accounting data. It requires a substantial amount of data manipulation. It is difficult to ensure completeness of the financial statements without excessive review. Excel cannot easily and automatically update the financial statements. If you…

## How to Get Better at Excel (Without Wasting Time)

| April 25, 2022 |

Wondering how to get better at Excel? Whether you’re a new user or a pro, these are some easy steps to help you quickly master new skills.

## Excel Formulas Tutorial: What are Formulas and How to Use Them

| April 19, 2022 |

Formulas are what make Excel, Excel. They’re how we perform both simple and complex calculations, and the possibilities are nearly endless as far as what they can do. Today, we’re going back to the basics with an overview of what formulas are and how to use them, as well as sharing our Excel formulas tutorial…

## Learn How to Use Pivot Tables in Excel – Our Top 5 Posts

| April 12, 2022 |

Excel’s PivotTables are one of its most useful features. Learn how to use pivot tables in Excel with our Top 5 PivotTable posts!

## Top 8 Excel Tips and Tricks to Save You Time

| April 5, 2022 |

These top 8 Excel tips and tricks will free up tons of time and allow you to get more work done even faster.

## Create a Dynamic PivotTable Style Report with One Formula

| March 29, 2022 |

Historically, we’ve had two basic ways to create reports in Excel. We could enter the report labels and use formulas to compute the report values or we could use a PivotTable. Both options had pros and cons. We’d have to pick the report type based on the context of our workbook. In this post, I’ll…

## Easily Create and Update Excel Reports from QuickBooks

| March 22, 2022 |

In this article, we’ll show how to easily create and update Excel reports from QuickBooks. But, let’s back up a second. When QuickBooks has the report you want, awesome! But, when it doesn’t, we often turn to Excel. This can happen when QuickBooks doesn’t have all of the data you need for the report, for…