Combine multiple tables with Excel Power Query

How to combine multiple tables with Excel Power Query If you have multiple tables of data in a file and you want to view a single report based on these tables then it can be time consuming and risky to manually copy and paste them into a single table before creating pivot [...]

Stop merging cells!

Stop merging cells! One Microsoft Excel Insider has been quoted as saying that 53% of Excel Users merge cells. There is a standard tool on the toolbar called “Merge and Center”, it “merges” two or more cells into one and then centers the text horizontally within the merged cell. This can cause a number of [...]

What to do when they just fired your Excel Guru

"OMG! They Fired our Excel Guru!" Unfortunately, this is all too common these days. Companies, in their over-zealous quest to reduce costs, fire the one person who actually knew how to operate that really complicated Excel spreadsheet that's critical to the report you need to send out next week. What were they thinking!!! Now what? [...]

Hyperlink Formulas & how to use them

Hyperlink Me! The HYPERLINK Formula (who knew that formula existed?) can be really useful when navigating around large spreadsheets The simplest format is along the lines of =HYPERLINK("#A1","Any Helpful Message") This would jump you to cell A1 of the current sheet.  But that's no different to a normal old Hyperlink (via RIGHT-CLICK > Hyperlink or Insert [...]

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How do you get 4 million rows of data into Excel?

So firstly lets face facts.  Not many people need to bring 4 million rows of data into Excel.  Point accepted. However, some do, and I recently needed to do this. If you've ever checked  (Press End then the down arrow key) Excel has just over 1 million rows, but if you start adding a formula [...]

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CFO Secrets of Analysing under Pressure

CFO Secrets of Analysing under Pressure The CFO and their Finance Department are under more pressure than ever before as a result of cost-cutting, staff cuts and an ever increasing demand for analysis to support business decisions like: What are the cost synergies if we acquire X? What if we cut projects A & B, but [...]

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