## How to print names of columns or rows on every page

Table is sometimes longer than one page. It is very useful to print names of columns or rows on every page. This example shows how to do that. Continue reading “How to print names of columns or rows on every page” »

## Excel always changes numbers to dates or currency – solution

Excel changes cell format to date or currency always when you write some value? This problem can have several reasons. Continue reading “Excel always changes numbers to dates or currency – solution” »

## Two different chart types in one graph

In this example, I will show you how to combine column chart with line chart. For the rest of chart types is the same procedure. Continue reading “Two different chart types in one graph” »

## How to exclude hidden rows in pivot table

Normally, pivot table counts the hidden rows. We have to add a flag to each row to determine if it is hidden or not. How to do that shows this example. Continue reading “How to exclude hidden rows in pivot table” »

## Value of the last filled cell in a column or in a row

I’m using Array Formulas to find the last filled or the last non empty cell ,it’s the same :). Important: Each formula must be confirmed by Ctrl+Shift+Enter (not just Enter). Continue reading “Value of the last filled cell in a column or in a row” »

## Pareto Analysis in Excel (part 1)

Pareto principle is formulated as: 80% of the consequences (eg profit or number of rejects) comes from 20% of causes. It can be used in different sectors of human activity (eg, economy, quality of production). We will construct a graph that will show us the major causes. Continue reading “Pareto Analysis in Excel (part 1)” »

## How to get first characters or numbers from the value

In Excel there is a simple function LEFT, which is used to get first characters of value or to remove unwanted characters from the right side. Continue reading “How to get first characters or numbers from the value” »

## How to highlight first Monday of the month in Excel table

Let’s have a list of dates or some kind of calendar. We want to highlight first Mondays or Tuesdays or Wednesdays etc. in each month. The example shows how to use conditional formatting to solve this task. Continue reading “How to highlight first Monday of the month in Excel table” »

## How to calculate the Grand Total using SUMPRODUCT

SUMPRODUCT is very useful Excel function. It helps us to find the grand total of the table without need auxiliary calculations. This function multiplies corresponding items in arrays and then it sums their results. In math it’s called scalar product or dot product. Continue reading “How to calculate the Grand Total using SUMPRODUCT” »

## How to display the current totals in the filter

Common Excel functions like SUM, AVERAGE, MAX, MIN or COUNT always calculate with the range of cells that you give to them. It does not matter if cells are visible or not. When we use the filter to select some of data, we want to calculate only the visible cells. There is one nice function called SUBTOTAL that solves this. It can replace 11 other functions and you can choose if it calculates hidden cells or not. Continue reading “How to display the current totals in the filter” »