Get the most out of Excel with these how-to articles, videos and sample spreadsheets
The slope chart is a popular way to compare past and present performance in Excel.
The INDIRECT function can update your carried forward balances in Excel automatically.
Liam Bastick is one of only 104 people in the world recognised as an Excel MVP. Ahead of his appearance at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA), Bastick outlines how he uses Excel and a two-stage technique he has developed using “tornado” charts and sensitivity analysis.
PivotTables are one of Excel's most powerful features. They have the ability to summarise huge data sets into a table-based report with a few mouse clicks.
The Format as Table icon on the Home ribbon tab was added in Excel 2007. Unfortunately, most people think it is a formatting feature. Rather, it is a database option. By using the Format as Table icon you instruct Excel to treat a table like a basic database.
Power Query is an underutilised Excel tool. Here are a few user interaction tips to add flexibility to your queries.
A variance chart plots both monthly and year-to-date variances for two metrics over time. Here's how to create a variance chart in Excel.
Excel is known for the power of its numeric calculations, but it can also perform calculations based on dates and times.
Capturing logic in a row, then referring to it in a formula, can halve the length of your formulas and stop you getting head spins.