September 20, 2019

Ever had issues when trying to Sort Birthdays in the correct order?

Changing the Format of a D.O.B to dd-MMM doesn’t work. When you sort, it still orders by Birth Date (age) and not Birth Day because the Year component still exists even though it does not display.

The si...

August 20, 2019

We often receive data where the Date Format is incorrect and subsequently does not load as a genuine date. (Remember, a Date is numeric, so should align to the right)

Trying to force it to be Date using the Short Date Format does not work and using Text Formula can be c...

It’s always a good idea to store ID Numbers as Text, especially as some can start with a leading zero.

The problem though, is that if you convert cells with large numbers to Text it displays it in Scientific Notation. E.g. 8605065397083 display as 8.60507E+12!

This can b...

July 26, 2019

Most of us who work in Excel do what we call repeatable tasks. Each Day, Week or Month we clean up the same data, merge the same files or create the same report. Each time the process is the same but with different data. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get Excel to do...

July 26, 2019

Whether we are self-taught, or relatively new to Excel, we invariably have gaps in our Essential Excel Skill Set. We often end up plugging away the best we know how, even though there is this nagging feeling that there must be a simpler and more efficient way. Take tim...

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