Sabine N Konig. Spreadsheet Templates. February 04th , 2018.
Do not over format. Yes make it easy to read and follow, but do go to far, this will add bulk and can inhibit the performance of Excel. in particular conditional formatting can slow down Excel, as it continually recalculates.
Try not to use of keep the use of merging cells to an absolute minimum. I cant express how much this can create a lot of issues like losing the ability to sort data correctly, use copy and paste correctly and the ability to run VBA code as its does not handle merged cells very well. One great way around is to use the alternative Centre Across Selection. This can easily be achieved by Format | Cells Always try to leave at least three or more blank rows above your data table. This can be easily used for criteria for features such as database functions and advanced filtering.
Format cells as text only if you really have to, as all of the data you enter into a text formatted cell becomes text, even if you meant it to be numeric, this is one thing you do not want- any formula cells to be formatted as text.
In Excel 2010, you should select the Insert ribbon, and click Equation. This creates a textbox and brings up a whole new ribbon with options for inserting equations. As well as providing easy access to the main Greek symbols, Microsoft have provided quick access to a number of simple functions, such as fractions and exponentials.
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