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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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How to Use Excel for Finance: Balancing Your Personal Budget

By Excel University | June 7, 2022 |

Want to know how to use Excel for finance & budgeting? Here’s how to create a customizable budget that accurately tracks income and expenses.

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These Top Excel Skills are Surprisingly Easy to Learn

By Excel University | May 24, 2022 |

You don’t need to be a spreadsheet pro to master these top Excel skills! See our list of easy-to-learn Excel skills with hands-on tutorials.

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Excel Formulas Cheat Sheet for Beginners

By Excel University | 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…

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These Are the Top 9 Most Useful Advanced Excel Functions

By Excel University | March 15, 2022 |

Looking to make work easier? Instead of trying to do it all, focus on learning these nine useful advanced Excel functions.

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What Excel Skills are Employers Looking For in 2022?

By Excel University | March 1, 2022 |

Need Excel skills for work? Save time job searching by finding out exactly what Excel skills employers are looking for.

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Mapping Table without a Helper Column

By Jeff Lenning | September 7, 2021 |

A mapping table is a handy way to automatically translate labels between systems and reports. As with just about anything in Excel, there are many ways to implement a mapping table. For example, we could create a helper column to store the amounts with the SUMIFS function as I discussed in this Journal of Accountancy…

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Treasure Maps 1

By Jeff Lenning | October 13, 2020 |

This is the first post in the Treasure Maps series, where we’ll be discussing the treasure (efficiency) that can be achieved by using mapping tables. Let’s review the big picture before jumping into the mechanics. Let’s say we export some data from a system, and it looks something like this (we’ll call this Point A):…

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FILTER vs VLOOKUP, INDEX/MATCH, XLOOKUP, SUMIFS

By Jeff Lenning | October 8, 2020 |

In this video, which is part of Microsoft’s Modern Excel webcast series, we’ll cover the basic syntax of FILTER and then see how it compares to VLOOKUP, INDEX/MATCH, XLOOKUP, and SUMIFS. The question is: can FILTER accomplish the tasks we typically associate with these powerful Excel functions? Note: not all versions of Excel contain the…

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Dynamic Arrays 2

By Jeff Lenning | August 17, 2020 |

This is the second post in the Dynamic Arrays series. In the first post, we talked about how formulas can return multiple values, the resulting spill range, and two dynamic array functions. In this post, we’ll talk about how to refer to the spill range with other formulas. Video Spill Range The spill range includes…

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