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Neale Blackwood

Neale is an accountant with over 30 years’ experience, specialising in spreadsheet consulting, training, writing and webinars. He has published over 120 Excel-related articles for INTHEBLACK magazine since 2002. He became a grandfather in 2014, the same year he had his first book published. He plays tennis, squash, badminton and enjoys ballroom dancing.

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'IF functions are one of the most common source of errors in Excel spreadsheets. Learn how to use them correctly.

How to use Excel's IF function

This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to use icons in Excel.

How to use icons in Excel

Hitting the slope charts in Excel

Excel's INDIRECT function is useful for carried forward balances

Understanding Excel's INDIRECT function

Who has spare time anymore! Do more with Excel with these handy Excel shortcuts.


Expand your Excel horizons by performing calculations within your PivotTable

Understanding Excel's misunderstood 'Format as Table' icon

Follow these tips to get more out of Excel's Power Query

How to harness power query in Excel

How to create a variance chart in Excel

Learn how Excel treats dates and times.

Calculating dates and times in Excel