Sun 29 Jan 2017

## Excel Quiz 49

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## Excel Quiz 49

A general quiz on excel

Sat 21 Jan 2017

You can download this one page pin-up sheet and take the printout and pin up to your desk for quick reference - Excel Functions Quick Reference

Sat 21 Jan 2017

## Tips & Tricks 154 - Insert a Space after Each Character

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You have a sheet and you want to put a space after each character. For example, A1 contains 12345, you want to make it 1 2 3 4 5. B1 contains Mango12 and you want to make it M a n g o 1 2. The same need to be accomplished by a simple macro. (Flash Fill also works in most of the cases. But Flash Fill will copy in a different range which you will have to copy back and if data is scattered throughout the sheet, it may not be convenient)

1. Make a backup of your workbook.
2. Open your workbook and ALT+F11
3. Locate your Workbook name in Project Explorer Window
4. Right click on your workbook name > Insert > Module
5. Copy paste the Macro code given and change "Sheet1" as per your requirement.
6. Go back to your Workbook and ALT+F8 to display Macro Window
7. Run your Macro from here
8. Delete you Macro if the Macro was needed to be run only once.
9. Otherwise save your file as .xlsm if you intend to reuse Macro again.

Tue 17 Jan 2017

## Solution - Challenge 58 - Make a Vedic Square

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Below is a possible solution to Challenge 58 - Make a Vedic Square

Put the following formula in C3 and drag right and down

=MOD(C\$2*\$B3-1,9)+1

The Excel sheet having this solution can be downloaded from Solution - Challenge 58 - Make a Vedic Square

Sat 07 Jan 2017

## Tips & Tricks 153 - Sum only Visible Columns

By |Saturday, January 07th, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks, VBA|Tags: , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

You can use SUBTOTAL or AGGREGATE function to sum visible rows but Excel doesn't provide the facility to sum only visible columns. Look below. Columns B and D are hidden. Hence, our function should sum up only A, C, E and F. G2 has the formula =SUM(A2:F2)

If you hide the columns, the sum stays the same whether columns are hidden or visible.

Unfortunately, Excel doesn't provide any native functionality to accomplish this. This will have to be done through a VBA function. We will write a VBA function "SumVisCols" which can be called like =SumVisCols(A2:F2)

(You can give any range not only A2:F2)

1. Make a backup of your workbook.
2. Open your workbook and ALT+F11
3. Locate your Workbook name in Project Explorer Window
4. Right click on your workbook name > Insert > Module
5. Copy paste the Macro code given and change the bold lines as per your requirement
6. Go back to your Workbook and ALT+F8 to display Macro Window
7. Run your Macro from here
8. Delete you Macro if the Macro was needed to be run only once.
9. Otherwise save your file as .xlsm if you intend to reuse Macro again.

Tue 03 Jan 2017

## Solution - Challenge 57 - Another Word Challenge - Palindrome or Not

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Below is a possible solution to the Challenge 57 - Another Word Challenge - Palindrome or Not

Use the below formula -