Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks

What is Excel and what's it for?

Excel is a program that belongs to the Microsoft Office suite, a software to work with spreadsheets that is mainly used for math and financial tasks. It allows the user to create tables that include math calculations solved by means of math operators or automatically by means of formulas that are called functions and that can be configured manually. Furthermore, it also allows us to view the data graphically by means of different types of representations such as charts, for instance. The purpose of the latter can be different depending on our needs and the possibilities offered by this software are very broad. We can use it to carry out simple additions or even integrals, as well as the creation of graphics, the generation of reports or the organization of non-numeric information.

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How to install Excel

To be able to install Excel, you have no other option than to download Microsoft Office and run the installation program. For such purpose, you have to follow these steps:

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How many rows are there in Excel

That’s probably one of the questions that we’ve asked ourselves the most when we drag our mouse cursor around Office’s popular program. The truth is that due to Excel’s extension, it’s capable of putting up with almost anything, so there’s no need for you to worry although the limits will obviously be imposed by your computer, specifically the memory available and the system resources on your PC.

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How many columns are there in Excel

How many times have you wasted your time dragging your mouse cursor through an Excel spreadsheet trying to get to the end of the page? You’ve probably done it more than once in your lifetime and you’ve more than likely got fed up before reaching the end. But don’t worry because here at Malavida we’ll try to settle your doubts about this issue.

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How to lock cells in Excel

To be able to lock one or more cells in Excel, you only have to do the following:

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How to use Excel

How to use Excel may vary depending on the final goal of the user. The program offers us different possibilities: to create and give format to a spreadsheet, build models to analyze data, present graphics and chart, write formulas, manage accounts…

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What is a range in Excel?

A range in Excel is a set of adjacent cells that can be selected to carry out the same operation on all of them. This way of grouping cells helps us to apply common formats, order elements or carry out other tasks or actions on the spreadsheet. The truth is that it’s a key aspect of many operations that are carried out on Excel spreadsheets.

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Is Excel a database?

Excel isn’t a database but an application to work with spreadsheets. However, those spreadsheets can be used to create databases that can later be exported to other programs where they can be managed, as is the case of Access.

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