Microsoft Excel: 4 Things You Didn’t Know

Microsoft Excel: 4 Things You Didn’t Know Clapway

Out of all of the software in Microsoft Office, Excel is the most advanced. This is due to the hundreds of built-in formulas, as well as the ability to program VBA within it. However, outside of the extensive programming lingo, there are also other neat little tricks that you might not have known about, as well.

1. YOU CAN CREATE A NEW SHORTCUT MENU IN EXCEL

Typically in a Microsoft Excel program, there will be shortcuts for Undo Typing, Redo Typing, and Save. However, you can actually add custom shortcuts if you so please to. All you have to do is go to File then go to Options and then finally go to Quick Access Toolbar. Once there, you can add tasks, like Cut and Copy, to the Quick Access Toolbar.

2. YOU CAN COPY DATA VERY QUICKLY

There are different ways to skin a cat, and this is evident when doing tasks in Microsoft Excel. Take for example copying data from one cell to another. Once you have selected all of the cells that you want to be copied, move your pointer to the border until you see a crossed arrow icon. Then, make sure you press the Ctrl button and then drag the arrow to wherever you want the copied data.

3. DELETE BLANK CELLS IN A SNAP

When you are using tables in Microsoft Excel, which is one of the best features of the software, there is a really quick way to delete all of the blank cells. All you have to do is click the Filter button of one of the headers and undo the option, Select All. Once you do this, check the option that says Blanks, click OK, and then they will all be selected for you to delete at once.

4. DATA VALIDATION

This feature is perfect when you only want specific data to be entered in a cell. For example, if you ask someone to input their name you don’t want them to input an integer. So, you can go to Data Validation in the Data toolbar, and then you can restrict users from entering integers. You may have known about this if you are an expert, but many novice users may not have.

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