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Microsoft Excel is one of the most widely used of all business tools. We create both simple and advanced Excel-based systems that are tailor-made to meet your specific needs.These help you cope more effectively and more productively with the vast amount of data that's available today and gain a competitive advantage.



Excel Tips and Tricks

Download our free file with 50 Excel tips, tricks and techniques you can start using right away. They're graded into beginner, intermediate and advanced categories - so whichever level you're at, we're sure you'll find something useful in there.

Just click on the link below....

We're happy to add extra tips if you'd like to suggest some. We'll decide whether to include them....and we'll give you a credit if we do.




50 Excel Tips
Microsoft Excel sheet [220.3 KB]

Download this handy one-page guide to Excel's If function and related functions:

If Functions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [111.6 KB]

Download this guide to Excel's vlookup function:

Lookup Functions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [118.1 KB]

This guide covers the more basic functions: sum, average, max, min, upper, lower, proper, trim, concatenate, left, right and find:

Basic Functions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [111.5 KB]

Five of the most common spreadsheet mistakes:


1.  Omitting $ signs from formulas when they need to be included - or putting them in the wrong place. A $ in a formula fixes what comes immediately after it, either the row or the column or both, when the formula is copied.


2. Accidentally putting a space after text. Excel will treat a word followed by a space as different from the word on its own - even though they look the same to the user. Use the Trim function to remove unwanted spaces.


3. Getting a "division by zero" error. You can't divide a value by zero or a blank cell. Use the Iferror function to avoid this.


4. Having numbers stored as text. They might look like numbers but Excel won't treat them as such. For a single value you can click on the warning and choose "Convert to Number". For a range of values you can multiply them all by one (use Paste Special, Multiply).


5. Not putting quotation marks round text when used in formulas (but you don't do this when using range names).



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