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How to Remove Leading Spaces in Excel

By Excel University | January 17, 2023 |

Any work you do in Excel is built around data. The cleaner the data is, the easier worksheets are to read and maintain – and correct formatting plays a big role. Being able to remove leading spaces in Excel helps make your data look clean and keeps your formulas operating as expected. Extra leading spaces…

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Four Ways to Select Every Other Row in Excel

By Excel University | January 3, 2023 |

Selecting every other row in Excel can be helpful. Aside from making it easy to get rid of duplicate rows, it can also be a great way to highlight important information, make the data easier to read with formatting, and more. However … if you’ve ever tried to select every other row in Excel, you…

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What’s #REF in Excel and How to Fix It

By Excel University | November 15, 2022 |

When a formula contains an invalid cell or range reference, the #REF! error is displayed. #REF! in Excel is short for reference, and you’ll usually see it pop up when cells that were referenced in formulas are deleted. They can be a nuisance, but they’re usually pretty simple to find and fix. Here’s how to…

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How to Clean Data in Excel – 8 Easy Ways

By Excel University | November 8, 2022 |

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How to Hide Formulas in Excel (And Protect Your Worksheets)

By Excel University | October 18, 2022 |

Let’s say you’ve been building a worksheet to share with your coworkers. When you share it, they’ll be able to see, edit, and change everything that’s in the workbook, including your formulas. It can sometimes be a little too easy to make those changes accidentally. That’s why it’s a good idea to lock and even…

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How to Merge Excel Files (Without Using VBA)

By Excel University | October 11, 2022 |

You might be surprised how much time is lost flipping between Excel workbooks trying to find information – especially if you have a lot to sort through. Learning how to merge Excel files will make finding information easier, faster, and more user-friendly (especially if you’re sharing workbooks). While you can use VBA to combine files,…

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Your Most Common Excel Questions, Answered

By Excel University | August 23, 2022 |

Even if you’ve been using Excel for a while, you may find yourself Googling how to use or access certain features. For example, if you rarely need to convert units of measurement, you might forget the function that does that for you. We’ve put together a list of very common Excel questions that you can…

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Make Your Spreadsheets Faster Using Microsoft Excel Macros

By Excel University | August 2, 2022 |

Do you use Excel frequently and find that you often have to repeat the same tasks over and over? If so, you can use Microsoft Excel macros to automate those tasks and cut down on how much time it takes to complete them! You can create a macro by recording your keystrokes and mouse clicks,…

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How to Highlight Duplicates in Excel

By Excel University | July 26, 2022 |

A duplicate value is a value that shows up more than once in a spreadsheet. These pop up all the time when working with datasets, and they can be tedious to sort through if you don’t know the quick ways to find them. Learn how to highlight duplicates in Excel to make the process take…

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Even Pros Could Learn a Thing or Two From These 8 Advanced Excel Tips

By Excel University | June 21, 2022 |

Looking for some advanced Excel tips to help you become a spreadsheet pro? We’re sharing 8 tips that will take your skills to the next level!

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