November 20, 2019

The Excel Format Painter is a wonderful tool. To be able to copy all the formatting from one cell and apply it over other cells is a real time-saver. If you need to apply the copied format more than once though, then a simple double-click on the Format Painter command will enable you to paint till your heart’s content! Once done, click on the escape (esc) key.

So much easier than having to keep on reselecting the Format Painter...

November 6, 2019

Most times using a keyboard shortcut is quicker than using a mouse. Sometimes though, it’s a nifty combination of the two that does the trick!

The standard way of moving a column within a range of data is to right-click on the column header, select “Cut”, then right click on the Column to the right of where you want to insert it and select “Insert Cut Cells”.

Quicker method? Use your mouse - to Drag and Drop! The trick though is...

October 23, 2019

As you’ve hopefully discovered, working with genuine Dates in Excel enables us to group Dates by Years, Quarters & Months. This is hugely beneficial when it comes to Filtering Data or Summarising it using Pivot Tables.

What can be frustrating though, is when you need to report by a Financial Year that differs from the standard Calendar Year. The grouping is all wrong!

Below are a couple of Fields that you can add to any Date Bas...

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