One Minute to Excel #10 – Create a Pivot Table

It is easy

Note sure why, but Pivot Tables are often seen a “hard” or “advanced”.

In the short video we see how easy they are.

Oops – I go over my one minute time limit by a few seconds because I format the Pivot Table as well.

Save and Close in Excel

Let's create a macro

I started using Excel in the late 80’s on a Mac. It had a Save and Close button. When I discovered VBA in Excel on the PC, the very first macro I ever made was save and close.

I thought this would be a good example to take you through creating a macro from scratch and sharing a technique to make it easy to use.

One Minute to Excel #9 – Drop down list in a cell

Three techniques

This short video covers different ways to insert a drop down list into a cell.

I go over my one minute time limit by a couple of seconds, but I do cover three techniques.

Excel’s Formatted Tables [Video]

Free webinar recording

Learn about Excel’s powerful Table feature that treats tables like little databases.

I ran this free live webinar in March 2021.

You can access the pdf manual and example file by clicking the button below the video.

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One Minute to Excel #8 – Incrementing a Long List of Dates

It is easy when you know how

In this short video I cover how to increment dates in long ranges.

It uses a little know dialog.

One Minute to Excel #7 – Copy Date down a Long Range

Quick and easy technique

In this short video I cover how to insert dates in long ranges.

Its simple and quick.

One Minute to Excel #6 – Add Subtotals Automatically

Built-in feature

In this short video I cover how to insert automated subtotals.

Its a built-in feature, that is easy to use.

One Minute to Excel #4 – Copy Anything

Mouse and keyboard combined

Copying is a common task in Excel. This technique applies to most things in Excel form cells and range to charts, images and sheets.

It also works in Word and PowerPoint.

Have you used the mouse and keyboard together? It is time to start.

Let’s go.

One Minute to Excel #2 – Identify Duplicates

Short, sharp video tips

In the previous video I removed duplicates, in this video we identify duplicates using Conditional Formatting.

I identify the duplicates twice in a minute in this video.

The clock is ticking.

One Minute to Excel #1 – Remove Duplicates

Working against the clock

I have started a new series of short videos showcasing Excel’s features that work in less than a minute.

There is a countdown to see if I can do it.

In this first one I remove duplicates in less than a minute.

Possible Dynamic Array Bug

Values issue

Recently I have been using more dynamic array formulas and have come across an unusual situation where a date is not treated like a date.

Remember dynamic arrays are currently only available in the subscription version of Excel.

Have a look at the image below.

You can download the example file at the button at the bottom of the post if you want to see it in practice.

Cell B1 is an input cell to set the first date of the sequence.

Cell E1 creates sequential numbers using the SEQUENCE function.

Row 2 has the dates and is formatted as a date.

Row 3 is the problem. If I try calculate the number of calendar days in the month using DAY and EOMONTH functions it gives a value error as if the entry in E3 is not a date.

If I multiply the E2# reference by 1 it fixes the issue as per row 4, but I shouldn’t have to do that.

I have had this is other cases where a number is not treated a number until you multiply it by 1 or perform a calculation with it.

Not sure if anyone else has seen this?

If you want to learn more about dynamic arrays I have a free Webinar Recording plus a pdf manual at the link below.

Free Introduction to Dynamic Arrays Course

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