Microsoft Excel Tips to Make Your Life Simpler Microsoft Excel has many powerful features. Sometimes it can be intimidating to use. You can save time and get more familiar with the product by knowing how to use shortcuts. This collection of tips and tricks from Simona Millham, SPOTO trainer, will help you use Excel more efficiently. Want to learn more about Excel? SPOTO offers Microsoft Excel 2019 training. Microsoft Excel Tech Tips Cell Styles allow you to save and transfer a customized number format. Click the More button in the Styles gallery under the Home tab. Next, click the More button on the Styles gallery on your Home tab. Be sure to include your custom number format. This is saved with the workbook. However, you will also see a Merge Styles option that allows you to import Cell Styles from other open files. Once you have a list Excel data, click in it and choose

Format as Table from your Home tab. It does some nice formatting, but it also gives you a Table Tools tab with many useful options. It recognizes that you want to be able see the column headings of an Excel list when you scroll from the Home tab. You can see how the column headings A, B, and C have been replaced by the table headings. Have you ever noticed the grey gridlines surrounding a cell disappearing? This is because the cell fill setting is set to No Fill rather than White. You probably already know that you can put’before a number in order to make it text. This is useful, for instance, if you don’t want the 0 at first for a phone number. What if there are already a few phone numbers that have missing zeros? You can apply a custom number format. You may be familiar with the fact that Excel’s fill handle can be used to continue the pattern if you enter “January” in a cell. You can also create your own lists. Type the list, select it and go to File, Options and Advanced. Scroll down to General, then click Edit Custom Lists. You can now try it by clicking Import, OK and Do you want your list to be?