Going Crazy Crunching Numbers

Years ago, my job required "crunching numbers" in spreadsheets. It was tedious work, and it drove me crazy. Once I discovered how to work with macros, though, my entire outlook changed and I was able to whip through the tasks I needed to do in Excel every week. I told the story of how I was able to transform my use of Excel and the trajectory of my career in a short four-minute video you can find on YouTube.

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I hope you have a great day and that you enjoy the tips in this week's newsletter!


ExcelTips (menu) for 6 August 2022

Time formulas
Checking for Time Input

Need to know if a cell contains a time value? Excel doesn't contain an intrinsic worksheet function to answer the question, but there are some easy ways to approach the problem.

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Protecting worksheets
Protecting Individual Worksheets, by User

Excel allows you to protect worksheets, individually. Users can still see that the worksheets are there, but they cannot display them if they don't know the proper password. If you are developing a full-blown application in Excel, you may need a way to completely hide worksheets from users unless they enter their password. This tip explains the steps necessary to implement such a scenario.

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Macros! Macros! Get Your Macros Here!

Learn all the best methods for creating and using Excel macros. ExcelTips: The Macros is the best single source for learning about macros or improving your existing skills. Be the person everyone looks to when something needs to happen in Excel. Get yours today!

Running a Macro when a Worksheet is Activated

Want to run a macro when you first select a worksheet? You can do so by using one of the event handlers built into Excel, as described in this tip.

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Excel can calculate at lightening speed
Multiple Line Headers and Footers

When working with headers and footers in a macro, you might find this tip helpful. It describes how you can create headers or footers that occupy multiple lines.

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