Two of the Excel filters I rely on when working with spreadsheets are AutoFilter and Custom AutoFilters. These are features Microsoft added with Excel 97, but few use it. Using these filters, I can turn an ordinary Excel spreadsheet into something more useful and versatile.
Below is a list of various Microsoft Excel tutorials that we've done. These include step by step instructions. In some cases, there may be sample spreadsheets or video screencasts. This section is several pages long so be sure to use the blue Next Page >> button at the bottom of the search box to the right.
I've also been updating these articles to reflect the latest Excel version. Presently, I'm using Microsoft Office 365. However, you may see some tutorials that reflect older versions. All the screen snaps have been done on a Windows computer and reflect those commands.
If you don't have Microsoft Excel, there are three options:
- Get an Office 365 (Subscription service)
- Buy Microsoft Office 2019 (One time purchase)
- Use the free version in your browser
The free version does require you to have a Microsoft account. As you might expect of a free product, there are some limitations. For example, you can open a workbook that has macros, but you won't be able to edit them.
And speaking of free resources, Microsoft also has an Excel Glossary that you can use.
You can read more about the different options on the Microsoft site.
It should also be noted that Office 365 releases new features on a monthly basis and even sooner if you're in the Insiders program. In some cases, these new features may not make it to older standalone versions. An example of this is the new XLOOKUP function.
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Spreadsheets are known for having a number of formulas and functions. One that continually intrigues users is VLOOKUP. Excel does include additional information. But sometimes it's best to learn how to use VLOOKUP by following along with example spreadsheets. — If you're using Google Sheets,
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