How to add leading Zeros in Excel

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…

Pick a random value from a list in Excel

In this blog post, I will explain two Excel formulas that can be used to pick a random value from a List. Following is a list of 6 contestants for a particular game. For each round of the game, a player should be randomly selected from this list. Let’s see how to pick a random…

Different Methods to select Visible Cells only in Excel

In Excel, when we Copy-Paste from a dataset containing hidden rows, the hidden rows also get copied. In this blog post, we will see 3 different methods to select only the visible cells in Excel. Keyboard Shortcut Alt + ; is the shortcut to select visible cells in Excel. Select the cells and press Alt…

Copy and Paste into Visible cells in Excel

Filtered Rows and Hidden Rows In Excel, Rows that we hide manually and those Rows get hidden while applying Filters, work in different ways. When we copy-paste a value into the filtered cells they won’t be copied into the hidden cells. At the same time, if we hide some rows manually and copy-paste a value…