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In my professional journey, I have honed my skills in project management and team leadership, effectively orchestrating project plans and ensuring seamless execution. Proficient in technical content writing on MS Excel, I've translated complex concepts into comprehensible documentation. Additionally, my expertise extends to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies and WordPress proficiency, empowering me to enhance online visibility and create impactful digital experiences. This diverse skill set has enabled me to navigate multifaceted projects with precision and contribute significantly to their success.

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When copying and pasting data in Microsoft Excel, you may want to skip hidden cells. This can be helpful if you're trying to avoid copying data that are not ...

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Feb 12, 2024

Sometimes you may need to deal with various texts that are tied to numbers. This is a complex situation to handle. You will need to apply sophisticated ...

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Dec 20, 2023

If you have ever used the Excel Solver add-in, you know it is an extremely powerful tool. What you may not know is that Excel Solver can also generate a ...

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Dec 18, 2023

Editing scenarios in Excel can be a great way to improve your workflow and get more out of your data. By editing scenarios in Excel, you can easily share your ...

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Dec 19, 2023

There are a few reasons why you might want to combine daily and monthly data in an Excel graph. For example, if you're tracking a stock price, you might want ...

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Dec 20, 2023

If you're looking to calculate your auto loan payment in Excel, there are a few things you'll need to know. First, you'll need to know the loan amount, the ...

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Dec 20, 2023

If you're a student, there's a good chance that you have to calculate your grades at the end of each semester. And if you're taking a lot of courses, that can ...

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Nov 23, 2023

When you’re working with a large spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel, it can be difficult to keep track of which cell contains the data you’re looking for. To make ...

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The repeat last action feature in Excel allows users to quickly repeat the last action that they performed. This can be extremely useful when performing ...

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Dec 19, 2023

There are many reasons you might want to move a header in Excel. Perhaps you want to change the order of the columns, or you want to move a header to a ...

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Dec 19, 2023

The Current Portion of Long-Term Debt is the amount of a company's long-term debt that is due within the current Fiscal Year. This portion of the debt must be ...

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Dec 20, 2023

If you have decided that you no longer want to use XML Mapping in Excel, there are a few ways that you can remove it. You can either remove the XML schema file ...

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Reconciliation is a process whereby you compare two sets of records to check that they are the same. This is usually done to check that an account is in ...

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One might want to make square gridlines instead of the more standard rectangular gridlines for a few reasons. First, square gridlines can help to create a more ...

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Dec 20, 2023

Gridlines are one of the most important features of any spreadsheet program as they provide a clear way to see where one cell begins and another one ends. They ...

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Thanks for your feedback.

Hello Mr. Mejon,

Unfortunately, there is no VBA function that calculates the probability of area left to a Z score in a skewed distribution.

However, I’m suggesting you some functions that might help you.

Z.TEST function >>> Returns the one-tailed probability-value of a z-test.

KURT function >>> Returns the kurtosis of a data set.

GAUSS function >>> Returns 0.5 less than the standard normal cumulative distribution.

F.DIST.RT function >>> Returns the F probability distribution.

SKEW.P function >>> Returns the skewness of a distribution based on a population: characterization of the degree of asymmetry of a distribution around its mean.

Regards!

Hi Shabbir,

Thanks for your nice words!

Best regards.

Hi Brenda,

Follow this tutorial to fetch all the data tables from a web page. After selecting a particular data table, click on the Transform Data command to modify your data table in the Power Query Editor. There you can remove all the unnecessary columns and keep your desired data. Then hit the Close & Load button to bring the transformed data table into your worksheet.

Thanks.

Hi Anthon,

If there’s no data table on a web page, Excel will import a default document data table into the worksheet. The document table is basically a null data table.

Hi Ron,

You can see that yellow square with a red arrow in Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016. In Excel 2019, you won’t find that because there’s no need to use the yellow box. Excel will automatically detect all the tables and make a list of ’em. All you need to do is, simply select any of the tables that you want to import and then load them directly into your Excel worksheet.

Thanks!

Hi Jennifer,

I think you have issues with your dates. Make sure your dates are accurate and in proper date format. Confirming your dates, you can apply the WEEKDAY function again. Still, if you suffer from this problem, it’s better to check the format that you’ve applied. To highlight Sunday you will apply the following formula: =WEEKDAY(B4:B12)=1. Make sure that the range inside the WEEKDAY function is legit. If everything goes just fine, this formula will highlight all the Sundays throughout your dates.

If nothing works for you, I would suggest you send your Excel file to my mail address: [email protected]. I will see what’s wrong with your data.

Thanks!

Hi KEITH,Your problem is partly vague I think. Still, I’ve tried to build a formula that might work for you. If this doesn’t work, I would recommend you share your workbook with me or at least share a sneak peek of your dataset.Now use this formula:=IF(ISBLANK(K2),SUMIF(I2:I13,”asphalt field”,N2:N13),SUM(J2:J13,L2:L13))Thanks!Hi GVS,

This is Mrinmoy. I’m replying to you on behalf of Mr. Rifat. Currently, he has been shifted to another project. If you don’t mind, you can send your file to my email address at [email protected]. I will try to help you as much as possible.

Regards!

Hi Michelle,

You can try the following piece of code:

Sub PasteAcrossSheets()

Dim arr(3)

i = 0

For Each Worksheet In ActiveWorkbook.Sheets

Worksheet.Activate

arr(i) = ActiveSheet.Name

i = i + 1

Next

yy = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Address

Set xx = Application.InputBox(“Insert a range:”, “Microsoft Excel”, yy, , , , , 8)

If xx Is Nothing Then Exit Sub

mm = Application.ScreenUpdating

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

xx.Copy

Sheets(arr).Select

Range(“G5”).Select

ActiveSheet.Paste

Application.CutCopyMode = False

Application.ScreenUpdating = mm

End Sub

Hi Scot,

The following code may fulfill your requirements.

Sub TextHighlighter()

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

Dim Rng As Range

Dim cFnd As String

Dim xTmp As String

Dim x As Long

Dim m As Long

Dim y, ext As Long

cFnd = InputBox(“Enter the text string to highlight”)

Color_Code = Int(InputBox(“Enter the Color Code: ” + vbNewLine + “Enter 3 for Color Red.” + vbNewLine + “Enter 5 for Color Blue.” + vbNewLine + “Enter 6 for Color Yellow.” + vbNewLine + “Enter 10 for Color Green.”))

ext = CLng(InputBox(“Input number of additional Character to color”, , 0))

y = Len(cFnd) + ext

For Each Rng In Selection

With Rng

m = UBound(Split(Rng.Value, cFnd))

If m > 0 Then

xTmp = “”

For x = 0 To m – 1

xTmp = xTmp & Split(Rng.Value, cFnd)(x)

.Characters(Start:=Len(xTmp) + 1, Length:=y).Font.ColorIndex = Color_Code

xTmp = xTmp & cFnd

Next

End If

End With

Next Rng

Application.ScreenUpdating = True

End Sub

Hi CHRIS,

Thanks for this interesting question. It’s not about adding multiple COUNTIFS functions but multiple COUNTIF functions inside one IFS function.

Look at the following formula. It will look for two keywords “MTT” and “GL” across the text. If it finds MTT then the output will be “MTT Exists!”. For “GL” the output will be “GL Exists!”.

If nothing matches, it will return “No Results Found!”.

=IFERROR(IFS(COUNTIF(B5,”*MTT*”),”MTT Exists!”,COUNTIF(B5,”*GL*”),”GL Exists!”),”No Results Found!”)

Regards!

Hi Les,

Conditional Formatting is a static feature. Being a static feature, it doesn’t update itself automatically. However, you can apply the conditional formatting again with the default cell color to unhighlight all the completed dates.

Regards!

Hi Andrew,

It happens because of the variable types. The two variables X & Y currently have the variable type “Long” and “Integer” respectively. To get a sum value up to 2 decimal places, make both variable types “Double”. This will reserve the decimal places.

Here’s the modified code:

Function SumColoredCells(CC As Range, RR As Range)

Dim X As Double

Dim Y As Double

Y = CC.Interior.ColorIndex

For Each i In RR

If i.Interior.ColorIndex = Y Then

X = WorksheetFunction.Sum(i, X)

End If

Next i

SumColoredCells = X

End Function

I hope this will work. Regards!

Hi Joris,

The Me keyword can’t appear in a standard module because a standard module doesn’t represent an object. If you copied the code in question from a class module, you have to replace the Me keyword with the specific object or form name to preserve the original reference.

Thanks!

Hi SAM,

The first formula: =LOOKUP(2,1/($B$5:$B$12=$B$15),$C$5:$C$12) returns #N/A error for a lookup value that cannot be found. Thus, you can add the IFERROR function to tackle this issue.

For example use the following formula to return “Null” instead of #N/A error: =IFERROR(LOOKUP(2,1/($B$5:$B$12=$B$15),$C$5:$C$12),”Null”)

I hope this is what you were looking for.

Regards!

Hello Katherine,

This is a critical issue. The 4 solutions provided above are all the known solutions you will find on the internet.

So make sure, you’ve tried all the solutions accurately. Yet, you can emphasize more on solution no 2. As you described, you are facing this problem suddenly. Chances are your worksheet contains a graphic object that is invisible. So, try to find it out and remove it.

Still, if it doesn’t work properly, then you can start over with a new workbook.

Regards!

Hi Larry Kanzia,

Inverted commas can be single – ‘x’ – or double – “x”. They are also known as quotation marks, speech marks, or quotes.

You can get a single inverted comma just by pressing the comma button next to the ENTER button on your keyboard. To insert a double inverted comma, press and hold the SHIFT key, then press the comma key next to the ENTER button.

Thanks!

Hello Nicholas,

There’s no easy way to make a User-Defined Function dynamic. However, you can use an event procedure using the Worksheet_SelectionChange event to recalculate each time you change cell color. This will recalculate the formula whenever you prompt an event in your worksheet.

But I don’t recommend you to use this technique. Because it’ll slow down your workflow in Excel. Using the event procedure, the UDF will continue to calculate each time you click on your sheet.

However, you can press CTRL + ALT + F9 to recalculate manually each time you change cell color. It’s the best solution to your problem so far.

Regards!

Hello Mr. Masud,

You can easily solve your problem by combining the IF and AND functions.

Suppose, you have 3 values to compare in three cells C7, D7, and E7. For this instance, let’s say C7 is in sheet1, D7 is in sheet2, and E7 is in sheet3.

Now you are in sheet3 and you want to get a feedback (Yes or No) in cell F7.

All you need to do is, type the following formula in cell F7 of sheet3.

=IF(AND(Sheet1!C7=Sheet2!D7,Sheet2!D7=Sheet3!E7),”Yes”,”No”)

After that, press ENTER and you will get your required result.

Regards!

Hello Mr. Fazal,

You can download the attached Excel file and use that as a template.

All you need to do is input the number of years, periods per year, and balance. All the columns have their corresponding formula applied. As you provide the required information, Excel will automatically calculate the Loan Amortization Schedule for you.

Last but not the least, you have to update the variable annual interest rate (AIR) manually. If you have any lump sum amount in your consideration don’t forget to update that too!

Regards!