Category Archives: Excel



Gamification 1: Story Mode

This is the first post in a new Gamification + Excel Training series, where we’ll talk about how gamification is used to motivate students to learn Excel. What is gamification? In summary, it is the use of game design and mechanics to help people achieve their objectives. It is applied in many areas today, from […]



Excel Tips from 18 Experts

My Excel-friend John Michaloudis has compiled a podcast with tips from 18 Excel experts and MVPs. He does this annually, and this year he has put together a great collection of tips. This year, you’ll hear tips from: John Michaloudis Jeff Lenning Bill Jelen Mynda Treacy Chandoo Kasper Langmann Alan Murray Jon Acampora Danielle Stein […]



Flash Fill Times

Flash Fill is a marvelous feature that is designed to fill values down based on an example in an adjacent column. That is, you have a column of values and then you enter an example of a derived value in an adjacent column. Flash Fill attempts to recognize the pattern from your example and then […]




XMATCH

When Microsoft released XLOOKUP, they also released XMATCH. XMATCH hasn’t received as much attention as XLOOKUP, so I wanted to talk about it here. In summary, it is similar to the legacy MATCH function we’ve been using for decades, but it receives similar enhancements introduced with XLOOKUP. Let’s get to it. XMATCH Before we get […]