# Excel

## 3 ways to calculate CAGR in Microsoft Excel

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.

## 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.

## How to calculate Payback Period in Excel

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.

## How to divide two arrays with SUMPRODUCT in Excel

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.

## Excel Tutorial: INDEX MATCH primer

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. If you haven’t had a chance yet, please go through the VLOOKUP tutorial. Alternatively, if you’re ready to jump right into INDEX/MATCH, then let’s get started.

Firstly, create the above table in Excel. I’ll be using Excel 2010 in my example. You can also download the examples file before you proceed. The file contains a Questions sheet which you can practice in and a Solutions sheet with the answers.

If you haven’t had a chance to review the basic syntax of the functions, please do read this post before you continue.

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## Excel Tutorial: VLOOKUP primer

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. So whip up the installation of Excel you have. You can use either of Excel 2003, Excel 2007 or Excel 2010. I’ll be using Excel 2010 in my example. Download the examples file before you proceed. The file contains a Questions sheet which you can practice in and a Solutions sheet as well.

If you haven’t had a chance to review the basic syntax of the functions, please do read this post before you continue.

VLOOKUP is the easier function of the two to use and understand. It takes just 4 parameters and we’ll be using all 4. And, we’ll look at 4 options of using VLOOKUP.

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## Excel Tutorial: Introduction to VLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH functions

Excel has several  lookup and reference functions. The main purposes of most of the plugins is to lookup some cell or cells from a set of data (usually presented in a table). Of these, the most popular ones are VLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH.

## Recover MS Word and MS Excel password Easily

If you have lost your password for any MS Word or Excel document and are unable to recover it, try using this Free Word / Excel Password Recovery application. It’s a freeware product and all you need to do is install it, open the file that you need to recover. Choose the character set “a to z” and the expected lenght of your password and click GO.

## Random Group Generator in Excel

One requirement that you will see as part of a classroom environment is the necessity to create groups. One option is to perform this process manually. This is OK if you have ten people.

## Excel Password Remover 2008 (Tool Thursday)

If you’ve forgotten the password to edit the Excel file Excel Password Remover 2008 can come to your rescue. Excel Password Remover is a FREE Excel add-in that removes/cracks sheet and workbook password protection in ExcelÂ®. This program will remove passwords of any length, also passwords containing special characters.