With the Excel CONVERT function, you can change quantities from one measurement type to another. For example, a hot day in Celsius looks even worse in Fahrenheit! Get my CONVERT workbook, with drop down...

If a cell contains a full address, what formulas would you use to show the street address, city, state and zip code in separate cells? That was the challenge that I gave to my...

If there’s just one price per product in an Excel lookup table, you could use the INDEX and MATCH functions to to get that price. But what if the price changes occasionally, and your...

It’s not usually as obvious as the error in the screen shot below, but have you ever seen Excel adding things up incorrectly? No wonder some people take out a calculator, to check the...

I recently learned about The 100-Day Project (#The100DayProject), in which you work on making something every day, for 100 days. Would Excel formulas (#100DaysOfXL) be considered an artistic project? Maybe not, but I had...

With the Excel VLOOKUP function, you can pull data from a specific column in a lookup table. For example, if the lookup table has Product ID, Product Name and Price, you’d use column 3...

Last week, in my Contextures Newsletter, I posted an Excel Name Fix challenge. There was a short list of names, which needed to be fixed. Then we needed to count how many were fixed....

Excel has a RANK function, so you can calculate where each number stands in a list of numbers. There isn’t a RANKIF function though, if you need to rank based on criteria. Someone asked...

Recently, someone asked me for help with VLOOKUP problem numbers: He had a list of 8-digit numbers. In the next column, there was a formula to get the first 3 numbers: =LEFT(A2,3) Based on...

To keep track of what I’m eating, I use the LoseIt food tracker app on my iPhone and iPad. It’s easy to use, and creates nice summaries for each day and week. To see...

Last week, in my Contextures Newsletter, I posted an Excel COUNTIF challenge. There were 100 codes on a worksheet, but when counted, the occurrences for each letter only added up to 99. What was...

This weekend is our Canadian Thanksgiving, and we’ll have 16 people here for dinner. To make sure that all the dishes are ready on time, I’ll create a schedule in Excel for everything that...