Extract Filenames from Filepath in Excel

Getting filenames from a Filepath looks like an easy task at first sight. But actually, this is a very cumbersome task when you are dealing with a large number of file paths. Very recently I also wanted to do this task and during the process of extracting filenames, I found few methods that can automate this process.And today I will be sharing … [Read more...]

Excel Function Key Shortcuts

Function Keys in Excel are a handy and faster way of doing certain tasks by using the keyboard instead of a mouse. In this article, we are going to discuss the use of excel function keys (F1 to F12). Function keys provide the same output in all versions of Excel making it easier to recall.Before we head onto our topic, let us first know about … [Read more...]

How To Freeze Rows In Excel

Just assume you are school teacher and have around 90 students in a class which is divided into various sections. Now, you have to collate their marks in every subject in an excel.If you are using a 15-inch laptop to do this, then as soon as you go to the 25th row or later you lose the context of which column is for which subject. All of this … [Read more...]

How to Use Excel Sparklines

Excel Sparklines were introduced in Excel 2010 version. It is small line chart that could be easily embedded with the text and gives a great presentable output for easier depiction when aligned next to the tabular data. They are supported in Excel 2010 and above version only. Although sparkline’s design is not limited to lines they can also be … [Read more...]

How to Merge and Combine Cells in Excel – Explained

Merging cells in a spreadsheet means taking two or more cells and constructing a single cell out of them. Merging is generally used as a cosmetic trick to center a title over a particular section in a spreadsheet.The below image clearly shows how a merged cell looks like.In this post, we will see different ways to merge cells in Excel. But … [Read more...]

Printing Comments in Excel – Few Easy Ways

An Excel workbook with comments looks more presentable and easier to understand. But do you know that, by default Excel only allows you to see comments on the screen. In other words, it has made the option of printing comments very inconspicuous.Now, what if you have to print those comments along with your data?No need to worry. In this post, I … [Read more...]

Selecting All Checkboxes using a Single Checkbox in Excel

A few weeks ago, one of my readers left a comment on my blog asking if there is a way to select a bunch of checkboxes using a single checkbox. [Link to that comment]This is not a new issue, when you have a huge form with many checkboxes, it becomes quite cumbersome to select each checkbox individually. And this gives rise to the need of a … [Read more...]

4 Easy Ways to Delete Blank Rows in Excel

Blank rows or blank cells in data sheets can be very annoying. Although deliberate inserting of empty rows can sometimes make your reports easier to read and understand.But if you are planning to import your spreadsheet to some other application (such as Microsoft Access) then these pesky blank rows make your life painful.And in this … [Read more...]