Hide named ranges in Excel: 4 simple ways

Named ranges are a useful feature of Excel. We often use them to build more complex tools that we may share with other users. Therefore, those named ranges become a critical part of our spreadsheet. Unfortunately, if those users modify or delete the named ranges, it may break the calculations. So, in this post, I Read More

Excel rounding vs Power Query rounding: WARNING They are different

The term “rounding difference” commonly describes something insignificant; it rarely raises cause for concern. However, when you discover that Excel rounding and Power Query rounding are different, you suddenly realize that it can be a bigger issue than you first thought. This post explains the different rounding methods in Excel and Power Query, and how Read More

7 ways to remove additional spaces in Excel

The space character for an Excel user can be a real problem. When exporting data from various IT systems, that export will often include extra spaces around values. Finding and removing additional spaces is a crucial skill for every Excel user. We often can’t see the space characters, but Excel sees them. This can cause Read More

Why does Excel’s calculation mode keep changing?

You’re probably already aware that Excel has two main calculation modes: automatic and manual. Automatic calculation – calculates when a value changes or based on specific actions (inserting, deleting, hiding rows/columns, or renaming a worksheet, etc.). Manual calculation – only calculates when explicitly requested by the user: From the ribbon, click Formulas > Calculate Now Read More