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Top tips for getting the most out of excel

May 11, 2020 8:05 pm

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Excel is an incredibly useful piece of software that is used by millions and millions of people throughout the world. Whether for personal use keeping a track of home finances or in a business capacity where large amounts of data can be stored and analysed easily.

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Here are some top tips for getting the most out of the system.

When it comes to setting up your rows and columns you should think very carefully about what you need and try to resist the urge to merge cells. Although merging can be useful it does present some problems if you try to copy and paste information into the cells later on and it can cause some problems with a PDF to Excel converter if you do not clearly define the parameters around each cell.

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For example it can be tempting to write a customer’s name in full in one cell. However, it is better to do this in two cells, one for first name and one for surname. This then gives you more scope in terms of sorting the data and for reporting and analysing the information. It also allows you to quickly and easily remove any duplicate entries that occur.

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