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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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Learn to Type Faster and Save Time


Typing used to be something that only those interested in office or administration jobs needed to learn. Now, it’s a must-have skill for everyone, no matter what industry you are...

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The Fastest Typists In The World–Past and Present


Having the ability to type quickly can have a significant impact on your job prospects and career advancement, especially if you're aiming to break the world record typing speed. Mastering...

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Fast Typing Speed – the Key to Improving Work Productivity


The goal of becoming more productive and efficient at work is a worthwhile quest. Learning how to improve your work productivity can boost all aspects of your job. By doing...

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Pivot Tables in Excel – Getting Started for Beginners


Table of Contents Excel Pivot Tables - Getting Started for Beginners What Is a Pivot Table and What Is It Used For? How to Create a Pivot Table in Excel...

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XLOOKUP Excel – The Only LOOKUP Formula You Need


Microsoft added the XLOOKUP function to Excel in 2019. Initially, it was only available in Office 365 (now Microsoft 365) versions of Excel but was also added to the standalone...

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