We’re back for another set of quick Excel tips. These tips featured on Twitter initially, so there is only a short description with each video, but it is incredible what can be achieved with a small animated image and 280 characters or less.
Quick Excel Tip #21
Insert a line break inside a Custom Number Format with Ctrl + J.
Quick Excel Tip #22
Change numbers from positive to negative (or vice versa) by multiplying by -1 with Paste Special. (Please tell me you don’t go through each cell one by one to add/remove the minus signs, that would be crazy).
Quick Excel Tip #23
Move and Copy is a very slow way to duplicate a sheet – there is just too much clicking involved. The quick way is to hold the Ctrl key, then click and drag the worksheet.
Quick Excel Tip #24
Add some pizzaz to your comment boxes by changing their shape.
It will definitely liven up your spreadsheets.
Quick Excel Tip #25
Turn a Line Chart into a Step Chart in under 30 seconds:
Values Range: Select all cells except last, press comma, Select all cells
Axis Labels: Select all cells except first, press comma, Select all cells.
Quick Excel Tip #26
Reduce your data entry errors by creating a single use drop-down list to pick from. Right-click on the cell directly below the existing data and select Pick from Drop-down list…
Quick Excel Tip #27
The status bar shows information about the selected cells. Add more measures here to have visibility of key information without needing to write a formula.
Quick Excel Tip #28
What to know where your named ranges are? Just zoom out and Excel will show you.
Quick Excel Tip #29
Need to get a number as Roman Numerals, but can’t remember the system you learned whilst you were in school? No worries, just use the ROMAN function within Excel.