Top Excel Tips to Help You Work More Efficiently

Top Excel Tips to Help You Work More Efficiently

Sandra Pandora
Pandora Writer


Get to know the most commonly used keyboard shortcuts to save time and improve productivity.


Make use of formulas and functions to automate repetitive tasks and perform complex calculations.


Use data validation to ensure data entered into cells meets certain criteria, such as numerical values within a specified range.


Apply conditional formatting to highlight important information, such as cells with high or low values, or to flag errors.


Quickly sort and filter data to find and analyze specific information.


Use pivot tables to summarize and analyze large amounts of data in a compact and user-friendly format.


Create charts and graphs to visually represent data and make it easier to understand and communicate insights.


Automate repetitive tasks using macros, which allow you to record and save a series of actions.


Use templates to quickly create new spreadsheets with pre-built formatting, formulas, and charts.


Familiarize yourself with the keyboard navigation techniques to move around the worksheet, select cells, and perform actions.


Quickly select cells based on specific criteria, such as formulas, comments, or blanks, using the Go To Special feature.


Protect your worksheets to prevent accidental changes or unauthorized access, and control the types of changes that can be made.


Split large amounts of text data into separate columns using the Text to Columns feature, making it easier to analyze and manipulate.


Use the Group and Outline feature to organize and summarize large data sets, making it easier to navigate and analyze the data.


Link worksheets to share data and information between spreadsheets, making it easier to consolidate data from multiple sources.


Use lookup functions, such as VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP, to find and retrieve information from other worksheets or tables.


Quickly clean and format data using Flash Fill, a feature that automatically completes actions based on previous examples.


Create custom formats to display data in specific ways, such as formatting numbers as percentages, currencies, or dates.


Give descriptive names to ranges of cells to make it easier to refer to them in formulas and functions, and to make your workbook more organized and readable.


Take advantage of dynamic arrays, a feature in Excel that allows you to easily perform complex calculations and manipulate data in new ways.

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