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2017 Year in Review for How To Excel

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How To Conditionally Concatenate A Range

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How To Generate All Possible Combinations Of Items From Two Lists

Given two separate lists of items, how can you create a list of all possible combinations from those lists? In this post, I'll show you how this can...

How To Get A List Of File Names From A Folder And All Subfolders

This post will explore how we can easily create a file inventory from a folder and all of its subfolders using Power Query.

How To Solve a Quadratic Equation

These formulas will give the solutions to a quadratic equation.

Right Click for a Drop Down List

Did you know you can make a drop down list for selecting an item with just a right click? Yep! I never really noticed it, but there's an option in...

How to Create a Normally Distributed Set of Random Numbers in Excel

What is a Normal Distribution? From a purely mathematical point of view, a Normal distribution (also known as a Gaussian distribution) is any...

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