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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 …

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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 …

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Excel Paste Special

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 …

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Two Variable Data Tables in Microsoft Excel Tutorial

Three weeks back I covered creating Single Variable Data Tables in Excel. As promised, in this tutorial I will cover creating a two variable data table. This tutorial assumes that you have read the earlier one and are comfortable with creating a single variable data table.

Data Tables in Excel tutorial

In my last Excel Tutorial, I covered using SUMIFS and SUMPRODUCT. Data Tables is also an advanced topic in Microsoft Excel that falls under the category of What-If Analysis. What-If or Sensitivity Analysis is carried out to study the variation of the output to changes in the input variable.