## Replace cell color using the Find and Replace tool in Excel

This blog post is about replacing a cell background color with other, using the Find and Replace tool in Excel. Let’s say, I want to replace the Yellow color in the following data with Green. in the Home tab of the Excel ribbon > Find and Select > Replace The Find and Replace dialog is…

## How to Copy and Paste formulas without changing the cell references in Excel

By default, the references in Excel are Relative. This means when a formula is copied from one cell to other, the references in the formula will update according to the position of the cell in to which the formula is pasted. We have the following formula in the cell C4 of a worksheet. =C2*C3 When…

## Combine data from Multiple columns in Excel

Following are 7 different methods to combine data from Multiple columns or cells in Excel. Using & sign The & Sign, also known as the Concatenation operator can be used to join data in Excel. =”Christopher”&”Nolan” will return ChristopherNolan To introduce space in between the text strings, we need to wrap it with a pair…

## Apply the same formula to an Entire Column in Excel

While dealing with tabular data in Excel, quite often you will need the same formula in multiple cells. Following are 3 quick methods to apply the same formula to an Entire Column in Excel. Using Keyboard Shortcut Ctrl + Enter is the keyboard shortcut to enter the same value or formula into multiple cells. So…

## Different methods to Reverse Text in Excel

Following are 3 different methods to reverse text strings in Excel. Dynamic Array Formula to reverse Text The following formula combines the MID, TEXTJOIN, LEN and the SEQUENCE function to reverse the text string supplied into it. =TEXTJOIN(“”,1,MID(B3,SEQUENCE(LEN(B3),,LEN(B3),-1),1)) Let’s see what happens when we supply the text ‘Hana’ into the above formula. =TEXTJOIN(“”,1,MID(“Hana”,SEQUENCE(LEN(“Hana”),,LEN(“Hana”),-1),1)) Length of…

## Separate Positive and Negative numbers in Excel

Following are 3 different ways to segregate Positive and Negative values from list of numbers in Excel. MAX and MIN Function to separate Positive and Negative values The MAX function in Excel will return the largest among 2 or more numbers supplied into it. This property of MAX function is used below to check whether…

## Highlight cells according to current Time in Excel

This blog post is about combining the NOW function with the Conditional Formatting feature in Excel to highlight a cell or cells corresponding to Current Time. The following is a very common spreadsheet template used at working environments for recording manhours. Let’s see how to spot the cell corresponding to 10:23 A.M (Current Time) on…

## Find the Count of each Item in a List in Excel

In this blog post I will explain 3 different methods to find the Count of each Item in the list shown below. The methods include the use Pivot Table, Power Query and Formulas. Note that I have converted the list into an official Excel Table and named it as ABCD. Dynamic Array Formula to find…

## Add a number to multiple cells in Excel

Paste Special to add a Number to multiple Cells The Paste Special feature in Excel helps us to perform Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division with multiple cells and data ranges in Excel. In the following screenshot you can see two data ranges filled with numbers, B2:D11 and F5:J9. To add 10 to all those numbers…

## Calculate Time difference and Total Hours worked in Excel

In this blog post, we will see how to calculate Time difference in Excel. The methods include calculating Time difference with Overnight schedules. Let’s say we have the ‘In Time’ and ‘Out Time’ of an Employee for a week. Following are the different methods to calculate the difference between the In and Out times. Simple…