There are instances in which leading zeroes need to be added to a dataset in Excel, such as when maintaining Transactions IDs, Employee IDs, Zip Codes, Social Security Numbers, etc., In this blog post, we will see the different ways in which we can pad numbers with zeros at the beginning. Method 1 The TEXT function…

## Jump to the First or Last sheet of an Excel Workbook

Following are 4 different methods that can be used to Jump to the First or Last sheet of an Excel Workbook. Method 1 Holding the Ctrl key, left-click on the small right arrow present in the bottom left corner of the workbook. You will land on the last worksheet of the active workbook. Similarly, to select the…

## Make a picture transparent in Excel

In Microsoft Excel, we can set the Transparency level for pictures inserted into it. The following are the two methods to change the transparency of a picture in Excel. Method 1 Select the picture > Go to the Picture Format tab > In the group called Adjust, click on the drop-down menu for Transparency Make a picture transparent in Excel 7 Transparency levels…

## Show Formulas in Excel

3 different methods to display formulas used in an Excel worksheet. Method 1 Go to the Formulas tab in the Excel ribbon, Click on Show Formulas Once you click on this button, every cell in the worksheet will display the formula used in that cell, instead of the resulting value. To turn off of this…

## Convert Hijri to Gregorian

Excel supports Hijri and Umm-Al-Qura dates. This means we can display a Gregorian date in Hijri just by changing the Number Formatting of the corresponding cell. To display the Hijri equivalent of a Gregorian date, Right-click on the cell containing date > Format Cells > In the Format cells dialog, select Date from the options under Category…

## Limit the Character length of a cell in Excel

Suppose, you want to restrict the number of characters that can be entered into an Excel cell. How will you solve this problem? The answer is Data Validation! Data Validation in Excel can be used to control the range, type & length of the data that can be entered into a cell. This blog post…

## Overline text in Excel

This blog post is about 2 methods to create Overlined text in Excel. Method 1 Enter the text to be overlined into a cell. Here, I am using cell B3. Use the following formula to create the overlined version of the text in the cell B3. Make sure to turn on the Wrap Text option…

## Square and Square Root of a Number in Excel

Calculate the Square of a Number The following are 3 different formulas to calculate the Square of the number in the cell B3 Formula 1 =B3*B3 Formula 2 =POWER(B3,2) Formula 3 =B3^2 Calculate the Square Root of a Number The following are 3 different formulas to calculate the Square Root of the number in the…

## Excel Formula to Convert Numbers to Words

Have you ever thought of an Excel formula that will convert Numbers to Words? i.e. A formula that can convert the number 456,571 into Four Hundred and Fifty Six Thousand Five Hundred and Seventy One. In this blog post, I am sharing two Excel formulas that can convert Numbers in Words. Pete M’s Formula =CHOOSE(LEFT(TEXT(A1,”000000000″))+1,,”One”,”Two”,”Three”,”Four”,”Five”,”Six”,”Seven”,”Eight”,”Nine”)&IF(–LEFT(TEXT(A1,”000000000″))=0,,IF(AND(–MID(TEXT(A1,”000000000″),2,1)=0,–MID(TEXT(A1,”000000000″),3,1)=0),”…

## Interpolation in Excel

You are given the X, Y Coordinates of 2 points, (99.5,39.5) and (201.1,45.7) and asked to find the Y coordinate of an intermediate point with an X coordinate of 115.7. How will you solve this problem? The answer is Interpolation! Interpolation is the method of estimating ‘unknown values’ that fall between ‘known values’. In this…