Frédéric LE GUEN

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Extract text without a formula

Extract text anywhere in your string with FlashFill

In Excel 2013 and later, you can extract text without a formula using Flash Fill.
FlashFill is a tool integrated into Excel, that runs in the background continuously.

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Filter your data in Excel

One of the most useful tools you have in Excel is the Filter tool. You know that the filter is ON when you see arrows on the header of your table. Activate the Filter 1. Select one of the cells of your table 2. Activate the filter in the Data > Filter 3. Now you …

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Mortgage calculator with Excel

In Excel, you can easily create a mortgage calculator with the PMT function Explanation of the PMT function PMT calculates the PayMenT for a loan for a constant interest rate. The arguments of the function are: Rate    The interest rate on the loan. Nper    The total number of payment periods for the loan. Pv  …

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How does Excel deal with hours over 24

Excel doesn’t display hours over 24 by default. But, if you change one option in the number format, you can display hours over 24. Difference between hours and days in Excel Rule 1 : A whole number is a day Rule 2 : A decimal number, between 0 and 1, is a time Let’s consider …

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Formulas to include or exclude tax

What is VAT? VAT (Value Added Tax) is a tax that is often added to goods or services. Each country or state defines it’s own VAT rates (in percent). For companies it is important to separate the price including and excluding VAT. Basic calculations in Excel If you have some problems with percentage calculations, have …

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First day – Last day in Excel

On this page, you will find some formulas to calculate specific days automatically. Building specific dates, such as the first or last day, is always a very complex task, in Excel or any other software. The function TODAY has been used in all the examples but you can replace it with your own date value. …

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Comma or Semicolon in an Excel formula

Why does Excel expect commas or semicolons to separate the parameters in a formula? The answer can be found in this article. Comma or semicolon ? If you read this article, it’s because one day you noticed that the separator between the parameters in any function is the comma sign or the semicolon. Sometimes the …

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Calculate Percentage Increase with Excel

Calculating the percentage increase between 2 values is very easy with Excel and doesn’t require a specific Excel function. Context to calculate percentage increase Let’s say you have your total sales for each month. The values look OK but you want to calculate the percentage increase (or decrease) between each month. Method to calculate the …

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Displaying Negative Numbers in Parentheses – Excel

Negatives numbers are written with parenthesis in red

With Excel, you can display your negative numbers inside a parenthesis.
To do that, you have to create a customize code like it is explain in this article.

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Pivot Table – Presentation

A Pivot Table is a powerful tool which calculates or aggregates data very easily. For many people, a pivot table is a complex tool for advanced users. But not at all. It’s really simple and all the calculations are made by the tool itself. You just have to drag an drop your data. 😎😃😍 Before creating …

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