The Excel Digest (Excel You Should Know): August 29th 2023

Happy Tuesday! 🌏​

Today I'm sharing some of my favorite Excel-related content from the last week, as well as trending Excel content you should know.

Microsoft Excel Tips & Updates:

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  • The Power of Slicers:

Learn How to Lock Down Excel Dashboards for Data Integrity: In this video, discover a smart solution to a common Excel training query. Find out how to maintain dashboard interactivity via slicers while preventing unwanted changes. Explore the step-by-step process of unchecking the locked property on slicers, protecting sheet tabs, and adding password security. Elevate your data control with this expert Excel tip today!

  • Excel Trivia You Should Know:
Excel trivia post explaining fact on PivotTables

Next, join us for our new “Did You Know?” Excel trivia series! Through our Instagram posts, we explore the world of spreadsheets as we share tips and lesser-known facts about the never-ending capabilities of Excel.

This week, we look at PivotTables: PivotTables empower you to delve deep into your data, unraveling patterns, trends, and hidden insights that drive smarter decisions. From sales figures to marketing metrics, PivotTables enable seamless data aggregation, manipulation, and visualization, all in one dynamic tool.

With Excel's PivotTables, you have the flexibility to dissect data on multiple dimensions, creating customized reports that paint a comprehensive picture of your business landscape.

What's more, you can effortlessly update your analysis as new data pours in, ensuring your insights stay relevant and up-to-date.

You can find all of our PivotTables resources here.

Microsoft Excel Content You Should Learn This Week:

Before you leave, check out our top three trending blog posts this week. Popular tutorials give us an insight into which Excel skills are currently in demand, meaning you can brush up on the Excel tools you need to stay relevant:

  • How to Clear Filters with VBA Macros

    Streamline Your Excel Workflow: Discover the power of VBA macros in effortlessly clearing filters with our guide. Explore the nuances of clearing filters for ranges and single columns, accompanied by practical code examples for Excel Tables. Whether you're delving into data manipulation or aiming to enhance your Excel prowess, this comprehensive guide has you covered.
  • 5 Keyboard Shortcuts for Rows and Columns in Excel

    Enhance Your Excel Experience: We help you increase productivity with powerful keyboard shortcuts tailored for manipulating rows and columns effortlessly. Whether you're crafting a simple list or embarking on complex financial modeling, these shortcuts empower you to streamline tasks like selecting, inserting, deleting, and more.
  • How to Change Date Formatting for Grouped Pivot Table Fields

    Pivot Table Date Formatting Unveiled: Our guide looks at tactics to alter date formatting for grouped fields. Gain intermediate skills to conquer formatting challenges.

And finally, we want to hear from you! Share your Excel goals for the week in the comments section below, and how you hope to achieve them.


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  • I needed to test a return for 3 numbers. I tried like heck to figure out a way to do it and I got it to work with IF and AND, nested. The syntax of IF(AND( took awhile for me to configure, but it is now working. Would you recommend something less tedious? I didn’t know there are IFS statements, which I did not use since I was more familiar with IF. Appreciate a suggestion.

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