How to Find Duplicates and Triplicates in Excel

Is there an easy way to locate and highlight duplicates in a list in Excel?

If you just want to remove the duplicates, the easiest way is to use the Advanced Filter or the built-in Remove Duplicates feature on the Data ribbon, but what if you want to find the duplicates in the list, keep them and highlight them with a different colour? That almost sounds like a job for a professional Excel consultant, but there’s no need for that – you can easily do it yourself! I’ll show you one easy way and one super-easy way:


How to Create an HTML Table with Excel

If you write something for a webpage, chances are that you write the text in HTML code. If you’re used to it, it often turns out to be easier than writing the text in a What-you-see-is-what-you-get-editor (WYSIWYG). In my experience, the WYSIWYG-editors never really work the way you want, so the HTML editor turns out to be better after all.

But what if you want to use a table that you have created in Excel? How can you transform an Excel table into a piece of HTML code that looks like this?


5 Easy Steps to Make Your Excel Charts Look Professional

Why do Excel charts usually look so ugly? Ok, they look a lot better in newer versions of Excel than they did before, but you still need to make a few changes if you want them to look good enough for a presentation.

These are the 5 things you need to do to make your Excel chart look professional:


The Easiest Way to Hide Zeros in Excel

An Excel table with a lot of numbers in it can be difficult to read. Often, a lot of the numbers are zeros, and it is sometimes a good idea to hide them in order to make the important numbers more visible. Of course, you could write IF-formulas that return nothing if the result is zero, but usually the way I am going to show here is better and easier.

This is what my table looks like:


Create a dynamic drop-down menu in Excel in 4 easy steps

In a previous post we learned how to make an Excel drop-down menu in 3 minutes. In this post I will show a very easy way to make a drop-down list in Excel that changes depending on what you have chosen in another cell. It’s easy, and it only takes five minutes!

Step 1: Enter the data

It is absolutely critical that the data table is set up correctly: The main category (the countries in this example) should be in one column, and the sub-categories (the cities) in the other columns, with the countries repeated as headings.


Create a report in Excel in 5 minutes – Beginner’s tutorial

Even if you have never used Microsoft Excel before, it only takes 5 minutes to learn how to make a simple report. Once you have done the exercise below, you will be able to create your own sales reports, commission reports, or household budget.

In this post we will create a sales report in 5 steps. You will be amazed by how easy it is!

Let’s get started!