The following is a guest post by the pdfconverter.com team. Most Excel users need tools for PDF conversion, especially when they want to preserve the spreadsheet data. Converting Excel files to PDF is usually not a daunting task but things get complicated when you need to edit your document and add more data in the same spreadsheet. That’s why it can come in handy to use an advanced option of PDF to Excel conversion, but not many PDF tools have such feature. One PDF tool that has custom PDF to Excel option is PDF Converter Elite 4. It is a tool that converts PDF documents to MS Office and Open…
As part of my day job, I’ve spent a lot of time working with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Not only with 2010, but also with Excel 2003 and Excel 2007. And with any task or software, the more you use it, the more efficient you get with it. Below are two key tips that I have learnt and practice all the time. Are you ready to take that step to become a Microsoft Excel Expert?! Tip 1: Throw away your mouse and embrace your keyboard One of the biggest things that slows down Excel users is the constant need to switch from their keyboard to their mouse, drag it to where they want to reach within the Excel window. This…
Continuing with our Excel Tutorials, in this article, I'll take you through using Goal Seek in Microsoft Excel 2007. The function is same as that of earlier versions of Excel as well as Excel 2010. The screenshots below are taken in 2007.
This is one very powerful and, in my opinion, less used feature of Microsoft Excel. Many of you are familiar with Paste Special, also popularly called Alt + E + S after the legacy Excel 2003 shortcut which still holds true to this day. Below is what the Paste Special window looks like. You can hit any of the underlined letters of your keyboard to follow the dialog. E.g. “V” will paste the current copied contents as values. Another one of my favourites is “w” or column widths. The Operation shortcuts are especially useful when you’re working with numbers and want to easily add or subtract the same number or…
You've come across the term CAGR and want to know how to calculate it in Excel? This post gives you three different ways to do so in Microsoft Excel. But, first, let's understand what CAGR is.
Excel 2007 brought a host of new functions to Excel that were missing in Excel 2003. One of these functions was AVERAGEIF which returns the average (arithmetic mean) of all the cells in a range that meet a given criteria. One essential function that is still missing is MEDIANIF or MEDIAN IF which should ideally return the median of all the cells in a range that meet a given criteria.
Payback period in capital budgeting refers to the period of time required for the return on an investment to "repay" the sum of the original investment. For example, a $1000 investment which returned $500 per year would have a two year payback period. The time value of money is not taken into account.
Way back in 2008, I wrote about using SUMPRODUCT to duplicate the functionality of SUMIFS which was introduced in Microsoft Excel 2007. SUMPRODUCT is a powerful excel function and is more commonly used to multiply two arrays. Let's first understand the syntax of SUMPRODUCT.
Two weeks, we looked at the syntax of VLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH. Last weeks tutorial should have walked you through the basics of VLOOKUP. In this post, we'll use a similar file from the VLOOKUP tutorial to find a value from the table using INDEX and MATCH.
Last week, I introduced you to VLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH. In this post, we'll use VLOOKUP to find a value from the table. Firstly, let's create the above table in Excel.