Here I present you with a few basic Excel functions so that the usage of Excel can be much easier for you, let’s start with this useful list of Excel functions.
1 – Keyboard Shortcuts
Use the shortcut keys or keyboard shortcuts to speed up your work in Excel sheets.
2 – Comment (Post-it)
To insert a comment or note in Excel sheet is very easy to get more information about the particular entry. You can use them for example to remember how to calculate a function, some characteristic of the data or give instructions to people with whom you share your excel book.
3 – AutoFill
AutoFill is used to avoid having to repeatedly type the data over and over, and it allows you to copy the data of a given cell into adjacent cells in both row and column.
4 – AutoSum
At the top of the Excel, specifically in the toolbar in Excel 2003 and in the ribbon of Excel 2007 and 2010, you have an icon with the symbol of sum, (Σ) to automatically calculate the values you have put in the cell.
5 – Formula Auditing
This tool allows you to be able to know or track the relationships that exist between the cells of a spreadsheet as well as the formulas. In this way, you we can locate existing errors and correct them.
You can trace the preceding cells which are the cells that provide data to a particular active cell, or the cells in this case are the cells in which the active cell influences.
6 – Logic Function
This function evaluate the content of the data in the cells to give an answer to a proposal made. For this, it is based on logical tests.
7 – Transposing Rows for Columns and Vice Versa
It has surely passed you many times that when designing a spreadsheet and going forward in its construction, you realize that perhaps the rows should be the columns and vice versa.
8 – Templates Ready to Use Billing and Payroll
Now you can easily make your bills with the Excel spreadsheets you need which are quite difficult with other expensive programs to create a few invoices per month. With Excel, you can make your bills and payrolls very easily and efficiently and also in less time than you imagine.
9 – Macros
You can create a Macro mainly in two ways or VBA programming language, Visual Basic for Applications, or can simply record without programming skills by simply performing a sequence of actions to be used.
There are some basic and useful Excel functions which will make it much simpler for you to use Excel.