## How to calculate NPV in Excel using Functions

In the last two posts, you learnt the basics of Net Present Value (NPV) and how to calculate NPV using formulae. However, Microsoft Excel makes it easy for you with two inbuilt functions. The first is NPV (surprise!) and the second is XNPV (my favourite). NPV From the official help article, NPV takes the following… Continue reading How to calculate NPV in Excel using Functions

## 3 Reasons to use customized PDF to Excel conversion

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… Continue reading 3 Reasons to use customized PDF to Excel conversion

## What is NPV?

If you're here and reading this post, then you've probably been asked to calculate the Net Present Value of a set of cash flows in Excel. Over the next few posts, I'll walk you through Net Present Value (or NPV) as a concept and then go into the details of how to calculate this in… Continue reading What is NPV?

## 2 Tips to become more efficient at Microsoft Excel

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… Continue reading 2 Tips to become more efficient at Microsoft Excel

## Convert PDF inside Google Drive to Excel and PowerPoint

In it’s portfolio, Google has a large set of free useful services. One that is most frequently used is Google Drive, which is used for storing and sharing digital data. This service is used by almost everyone because it is free and it integrates with other Google services. A feature that many users like is… Continue reading Convert PDF inside Google Drive to Excel and PowerPoint

## Goal Seek in Microsoft Excel

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 amazing Excel shortcut will save you hours!

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… Continue reading This amazing Excel shortcut will save you hours!

## MEDIAN IF tutorial in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010

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.