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This is a very simple trick to enter fractions quickly without having to manually format anything. This allows you to quickly enter fractions in the fraction format without having to first convert them to decimals and then format it separately.  This will save you a lot of time. Steps to Enter Fractions Quickly Type a zero 0 in the cell: Hit the S ...
 
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How to remove spaces from the middle of text in Excel.  This includes removing all spaces from the middle of text in a cell and removing only certain spaces from the middle of text in a cell. The methods shown below are easy to use and can be quickly applied to any size list or the entire workbook, which will save you a lot of time. Sections: Quick ...
 
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How to get the current date using Excel.  This method updates the date every day so that it is always accurate. To do this we will use the TODAY() function. Syntax =TODAY() There are no arguments for this function; you simply type it in as it is displayed above. List the Current Date in Excel Simply type =TODAY() into any cell where you want the cu ...
 
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How to make a wonderful sparkling Christmas tree in Excel. This method uses only formulas; there is no VBA or Macro required for this to work. I'll teach you how to build your own or, if you just want to skip to the good stuff, download the Excel file that accompanies this tutorial and enjoy! :) Here is what we will build: Steps to Build a Sparklin ...
 
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How to change the order of the tabs in your spreadsheet. This is rather easy to do and makes your spreadsheets much easier to follow and understand.  There are two ways to change tab order in Excel, and both are explained below. Method 1 - Change Order of Tabs This is the easiest method when you have only a few tabs in the workbook. Left-click and ...
 
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How to automatically calculate someone's age using Excel.  This method is simple and will update every year so that you never have to manually adjust an age in Excel. This is great when you are working with employee or customer data. I'll show you two methods to do this; which one you use depends on the setup of your data. Sections: Calculate Some ...
 
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How to find a date that is so many days before or after a specified date, excluding weekends and any holidays. This allows you to get an accurate estimate of when work will be completed, a package delivered, invoicing, and more. To achieve this, we use the WORKDAY() function in Excel. Syntax =WORKDAY(start_date, days, [holidays]) Argument Descripti ...
 
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Use a function in Excel to get the number of the day in a week, from 1 to 7.  This allows you to use your dates to perform more complicated calculations, such as working hours and compensation, scheduling, shipping, and many other types of calculations where it is important to know on what day of the week a date falls. For this, we use the WEEKDAY( ...
 
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How to calculate the total number of working days between two dates in Excel.  This allows you to exclude all weekends, holidays, and any other dates that you specify. This is an invaluable method to use when calculating payment schedules, shipping dates, and much more in Excel. To do this we will use the NETWORKDAYS() function. Syntax =NETWORKDAYS ...
 
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This allows you to make sure that there are no hidden spaces at the start or end of the text in a cell and also that there are no extra ones in the middle of the text.  In regards to extra spaces in the middle of text, it will convert all double or triple or more spaces into a single space. Though this may seem trivial, spaces around your text can ...
 
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