Excel Table absolute reference for cells, columns, and rows

Excel Tables absolute references

One of the first things we learn in Excel is the magic of the $ symbol. It freezes the row or column, so the cell reference does not change when copying a formula. This is known as an absolute reference. With the introduction of Tables came a different (and more semantic) way to reference cells, called structured … Read more

Excel formulas not calculating? 14 reasons & how to fix it

Excel not calculating

We have all experienced it, and often at the worst possible moment. For whatever reason, Excel’s formulas aren’t calculating correctly. The good news is that it is usually something simple. Once we know the most likely causes, it is easier to troubleshoot the problem. So, in this post, we look at the most likely reasons … Read more

How to split cells in Excel: 4 simple ways

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There are many circumstances where we receive information with multiple data points inside a single cell. This often occurs when the data’s original intention is slightly different from how we intend to use it. In these circumstances, we often need to split a cell into its constituent parts. This post will look at solving this … Read more

How to remove Excel passwords with VBA (all 5 types)

There is nothing more frustrating than finding out a previous employee has used passwords to protect an Excel file, and it turns out nobody else knows the password. Or maybe it’s worse when it’s your file, your password and you’ve forgotten it. Either way… you’re stuffed! However, before you give in, let me share some ideas on how … Read more

Excel rounding vs Power Query rounding: WARNING! They are different

Excel Rounding vs PQ Rounding

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