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…

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…

Different methods to Reverse a List in Excel

This article is about 3 different methods to Reverse a List in Excel. Following is a list of candidates applied for a job. Let’s see the different methods to reverse this list for scheduling the interview. 1. Reverse the list using a Helper column Create a helper column with sequential numbers (for example 1,2,3,..) adjacent…

Remove or Extract Special Characters from a data set using Power Query

In this article, I will explain an easy method to Extract or Remove Special Characters, Alphabets or Numerals from a data set using Power Query in Excel. Following is the data set from which I want to remove the special characters like ‘!’, ‘@’, ‘#’, ‘\$’, ‘%’, ‘&’, ‘*’, ‘(‘ etc. To clean this data,…

Excel Formula to Insert Sheet Name into a Cell

Excel Formula to Insert Sheet Name into a Cell