Free Webinar Recording – Excel Formatting Tips

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In October 2019 I re-ran my Formatting Tips session. The detailed pdf manual and example file can downloaded by using the button below.

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This session covers:

  • a format to avoid and the one to use in its place
  • keyboard and mouse shortcuts
  • how to use and create customer number formats
  • about Styles and how they can make your formatting more consistent
  • that colours can be used to filter, sort and even find things in your sheets
  • how to stop zeroes displaying plus other general formatting tips
  • a quick demo of Flash Fill

CPD note – if you are claiming CPD for watching this recording you need to keep your own records. People who attend the live sessions receive an annual listing of attendances.

Multiple Entries in an Excel Filtered List

Ctrl key to the rescue

When a list is filtered you are only seeing the rows that match the filter. The other rows are still there, just hidden. If you want to make the same entry in a group of filtered cells you can’t use the fill handle to drag and copy as you will overwrite the hidden rows. There is an easy way to do it.