User Posts: Taryn N
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MAX vs MAXA vs LARGE and MIN vs MINA vs SMALL Functions in Excel
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Excel provides functions to calculate the largest or maximum value in a range and also functions to calculate the smallest or minimum value in a range. The ...

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IF & AND Functions in Excel VBA to Test Multiple Conditions
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We have already seen how to use the IF & AND worksheet Functions to test multiple conditions, in a previous tutorial. We are now going to see how to use ...

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How to Use the Select Case Structure in Excel VBA
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One can implement conditional logic in VBA using an IF statement, multiple IF-Elseif statements or one can use the Select Case statement in order to implement ...

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How to Use the Excel OR Function
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The OR Function is a logical Function, that evaluates two or more conditions and returns true if at least one of the conditions is true. If all of the ...

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Excel Protection Explained: Worksheet vs. Workbook Level Protection
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It is often necessary to protect either the sensitive information in one’s actual worksheet or the workbook structure, from being edited. Excel provides ...

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How to Use the HLOOKUP Function in Excel
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We have already seen how to utilize the VLOOKUP Function in a previous tutorial. We are now going to see how to use the HLOOKUP Function. HLOOKUP stands for ...

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How to Use the CEILING.MATH and the FLOOR.MATH Function in Excel
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The CEILING.MATH Function is a new function that was introduced in Excel 2013 and later versions. The CEILING.MATH Function rounds a specified number up to the ...

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How to Use Excel ROUND, ROUNDUP, ROUNDDOWN, MROUND & CEILING Functions
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Excel provides multiple functions for rounding numbers in one’s worksheet. The most often utilized are namely the ROUND Function, the ROUNDUP Function, the ...

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3D Referencing & External Reference in Excel
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Creating 3D referencing in Excel within a formula involves referring to the same cell or the same range of cells, on different worksheets. Each of the sheets, ...

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How to use the TODAY() and NOW() Functions in Excel
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The TODAY() Function is used to determine the current date, as in the date one is actually opening the workbook. This function updates automatically, so let’s ...

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How to Print Excel Spreadsheet with Grid Lines and Change its Color
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Have you ever wanted to change the color of the gridlines in Excel or perhaps print the gridlines in your worksheet? Well, look no further, since we will show ...

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Using Table Nomenclature in Excel & Referring to Tables in VBA!
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We have already covered how to format Excel Tables extensively in a previous tutorial. We are now going to look at using Table Nomenclature or structured Table ...

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How to Create A Doughnut, Bubble and Pie of Pie Chart in Excel
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Most of us are familiar with standard Excel chart types such as a pie chart, a column chart, and a line chart, as well as the types of data they are used to ...

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How to Apply Accounting Number Format in Excel! (Easy way)
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The Accounting Format is similar to the Currency format and can be applied to numbers where needed. The difference between the Accounting format and the ...

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How to Use the FORMULATEXT Function in Excel
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The FORMULATEXT Function is a new Excel function, which was introduced in Excel 2013 and later versions of Excel. Using the FORMULATEXT Function will allow you ...

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  1. Hi Mike thanks for the comment :-). Yes definitely and see which one of the three you prefer using.

    I am wondering now if there is some other variable that is related to whether one prefers using TAB, ENTER or CTRL-ENTER in Excel. I am right-handed so I am wondering if it (my preference) maybe is related to that, or something else entirely.

    It would also be interesting to see the results of a poll of Excel users and which of the three turned out to be the most popular.

  2. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Agnius
    Thank you for your comment. Point taken. However, these are topics tested in many Excel exams and there is often confusion since workbook level is actually protecting the worksheet structure, so it was in that context that the tutorial was made and made in order to address those issues.

    This topic (worksheet level and workbook level protection) is covered in the detailed syllabus for the Microsoft Excel Expert Exam for 2013 that is exams (77-427 and 77-428), in the official book released by Microsoft Press – MOS 2013 Study Guide Microsoft Excel Expert by Mark Dodge.

    So it is relevant to go over, for people who are studying for the MOS Excel Expert Exam and any other Excel exam. Also while I agree with you that encryption and VBA also play a role in more advanced level protection (I will do another tutorial on the more advanced level options :-)) .

    My personal opinion is sometimes depending on one’s organization, one’s needs may not be that complex so its worthwhile knowing what Excel has available in terms of simpler options. It is one layer of protection and something is better than nothing at all, in my opinion. A workbook that has sensitive information that has no protection at all, is less secure than a workbook that has worksheet level and workbook level protection. Also from the psychological perspective there is now some form of inhibiting barrier, if one uses worksheet level or workbook level standard protection options.

    However, you have opened up a very interesting debate with your points – is something in terms of protecting one’s data at a simpler level really better than nothing at all or should one address this issue from the VBA and encryption level only.

    I will in the next tutorial, address some of the points you’ve raised and give you credit for the interesting questions/points you’ve posed in the debate section of the next tutorial on Encryption and VBA protection.

  4. Hi Henk thanks for the comment, the reason I use CTRL-ENTER is because after pressing CTRL-ENTER one stays in the cell that contains the actual formula, whereas pressing ENTER takes you to one cell below the actual formula, TAB of course takes one to one cell right of the cell containing the formula. So its a preference on my part basically :-). It would actually be interesting to see what the preferences of general Excel users are – and if its related to anything else – maybe ambidextrous people for example, prefer for the most part using the TAB key. So yes one can use ENTER or TAB instead of CTRL-ENTER but I like staying in the cell that contains the actual formula.:-)

  5. Thank you so much :-).

  6. You are most welcome. I’m glad you found the tutorial useful and yes the database functions are very helpful when it comes to looking up data with criteria πŸ™‚

  7. You are most welcome. We are intending to do a financial functions tutorial series so lookout for that πŸ™‚ Best of luck with your studies as well πŸ™‚

  8. You are very welcome. Thank you for reading and doing Excel with us πŸ™‚

  9. I’ve updated the article with your suggestion just added the @ symbol, as well as commentator Rahul Singh’s. Thanks for the formula suggestion and please keep contributing. πŸ™‚

  10. Thank you, I am going to update the article with your formula suggestion. I know the text formula is complicated – it was mainly for demonstration purposes of how LEN, RIGHT, LEFT and other text functions can work together to deliver results πŸ™‚

  11. Thank you for your contribution. The modification of the formula, you suggested, would work for additional detailed routes that the hospital in question, may feel they need to add.

    We can lead on from this and design an Excel Sheet with VBA using Nested IFS and a small picture of the routes, for the ten most common routes patients at a certain hospital need to take based on the most often noted diseases and disease combinations. So I will include the routes you specified in the Visual Basic Application.

    So look out for that post.

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