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Learn the Fundamentals of Power Query in Excel


The digital world has generated huge amounts of data in every industry. Data handling is intricate as it contains and conveys information that helps build intelligent systems or frameworks. Planning,...

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How to Find and Remove Duplicates in Excel – A Beginner’s Guide


Almost every organization and business uses Excel spreadsheets to store their data about employees, clients, and projects. Excel offers versatile tools and features for data storage, manipulation, and analysis. You’ll...

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How to Freeze Panes in Excel and Other Options to Improve Readability


An Excel spreadsheet has data that extends to many rows and columns. When you scroll down or move sideways, the row header and the first column are hidden, sometimes making...

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How to Calculate Percentage in Excel – An Easy Step-by-Step Guide


Whatever your primary reason for using Excel, percentages are likely to be crucial to your work. Profit and loss, interest rates, statistics, discounts, comparing quantities, and tax calculation all require...

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How to Compare Two Columns in Excel – Easy Guide


In Excel, there are many instances when you need to compare two columns. It is simple to do when you deal with small tables, but it gets more complicated when...

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Create an Absolute Reference in Excel – Beginner’s Guide


An absolute cell reference in Excel is helpful for when you are copying a formula into multiple cells. In Excel spreadsheets sometimes you want a cell reference to stay the...

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Beginner’s Step by Step Guide to Enabling Macros in Excel


Macros are small, simple programs in Excel that can automate common tasks. A macro is a series of commands, such as VBA codes, designed to automate a complex or repetitive...

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How to Create a Drop-Down List in Excel – Easy Guide


The drop-down feature in Excel allows users to select an item from a list instead of typing their values. Users can select text, numbers, or values from a list of...

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Excel Formulas – List and Guide for Beginners


Learning Excel formulas is a must when you work with data. Excel is used in all industries for its versatility and popularity. Excel is a go-to tool to store, manage,...

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3 Key Reasons You Need to Learn Microsoft Office, Professionally


Microsoft Office is a collection of software programs developed by Microsoft. It offers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, and OneNote. These programs are used for personal, financial, research, and...

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Finding Excel Correlation Formula – Complete Tutorial


The Excel correlation formula is used to find a mutual connection between two or more data sets. In statistics, a value between -1 and +1 describes how strongly two variables...

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Slicers in Excel – What They Are and How to Use Them


Slicers in Excel make tables appear interactive and can help you visualize the same data with different criteria. The pivot table summarizes the entire table in a report, and slicers...

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