Here's a simple example that shows how you can get data from Excel button clicks. There are 3 buttons on one sheet, and if you click one, the date and time are recorded on another sheet, along with your name and the button number.
Do you ever need to compare two Excel Tables? Here's a simple formula that quickly shows if there are any differences, between tables that have the same number of columns and rows.
If you have buttons or shapes on an Excel worksheet, you can get their caption text from a worksheet cell, so the text changes, based on a formula. See how to add the button, create its text, then link the button to cell text instead.
If you have a big Excel file, with lots of pivot tables and their source data, I've written a macro that might help you. The macros creates a detailed list of all the pivot tables in the workbook, so it's useful for documentation, and some types of troubleshooting.
In a perfect world, nobody would ever make a mistake in Excel. Every formula would be flawless, and every bit of data would be valid. Unfortunately, that's not the case. When mistakes happen, there are built-in errors, like #N/A, but why not create your own Excel formula error values, and show those too?
When you first start to use Excel, you probably work with files that somebody else set up. Eventually, you're ready to build a workbook of your own, and this video shows how to make an order form in Excel, starting from a blank workbook.
Someone asked me how to make a data validation drop down that only shows the visible rows from a filtered list. I created a sample file that shows how you can do that, and here are the details on setting up a drop down from filtered Excel list.
With a formatted Excel table, you can turn the Total Row on or off easily, and it shows at the bottom of the table. Someone asked me how to add data to Excel Table with Total Row showing – they were hiding the totals every time they wanted to add data. You don't need to do that!
With Excel's conditional formatting options, you can highlight cells based on their values, or add colour scales, icons and data bars to the cells. There are built-in rules to highlight top or bottom values, and you can also create your own rules, as shown below.
Instead of adding a static title to your Pivot Chart, use a worksheet formula to create a dynamic chart title. Then, when you make a selection in the Report Filter, the chart title will change too. The video below shows the step-by-step instructions.