Styles are an underrated feature in Excel. They provide an easy way to achieve consistent formatting throughout a workbook.
Word has a keyboard shortcut to convert lowercase to uppercase. Shift + F3. Excel doesn’t. Macros to the rescue again.
I get many questions from Australian CPA’s and sometimes the solution involves a macro. Not everyone knows how to install and run a macro. This post will take you through the basics.
It’s amazing how passionate some people can be about zeroes. I have known people who hate, with a passion, to see zeroes displayed in their reports. They will sometimes use some formula acrobatics to avoid having a zero displayed.
Excel’s Go To feature provides a quick way to select certain types of cells. For example, if you wanted to apply the same fill colour to all formula cells on a sheet, you can do that in five easy steps using Go To.
Excel’s Find and Replace is quick and powerful. It’s great for replacing text. Did you know you can also use it to replace formatting? Well you can in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010.
The shortcut is
Alt + Enter
To insert a line break within a cell hold down the Alt key (next to your space bar) and press Enter. This inserts a fixed line break within the cell.