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This is an introduction to using formulas and functions in Excel. This tutorial assumes little to no prior knowledge of formulas or functions and serves as a walkthrough of how to use formulas and functions. This tutorial covers these topics related to formulas and functions: what’s required to enter them into cells; math operators for formulas; using arguments with functions, different types of...
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 17:04
Microsoft Office Program: Microsoft Office Excel
   
Keywords: training beginner introduction formulas functions formula bar basic insert function help arguments locate
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Create your first formula in Excel with this tutorial. You will learn the basics of what a formula is and how to create one. You will also learn about linking cells, how to change the reference of a linked cell, and the affects of changing the contents of linked cells.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 7:38
Microsoft Office Program: Microsoft Office Excel
   
Keywords: training introduction first formula excel create syntax how to calculations cell link linking
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This tutorial explains what the order of operations is and how it is used in Excel. This is also sometimes known as PEMDAS for Parenthesis, Exponent, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction. The order of operations is very important for mathematical calculations in Excel and needs to be mastered before you can learn more complicated formulas and functions.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 7:32
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Keywords: training formulas operators order of operations pemdas parenthesis math mathematical
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Learn how to pull text and numbers from one cell into another cell using cell linking. This technique also works for creating formulas and functions using links to cells that contain numbers. Also, you will learn that you can perform mathematical operations on numbers from other cells without using a function. This is a pretty good ground-work building tutorial for formulas and functions.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 4:10
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Keywords: training link linking cell values formulas functions operations operators
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This tutorial covers pretty much everything you need to know about the Formula Bar in Excel 2007. This includes how to enter, edit, and cancel functions and formulas from the Formula Bar as well as how to resize the Formula Bar.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 5:14
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Keywords: training formula bar in excel 2007 view functions edit insert formulas resize hide
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This tutorial aims to explain the main difference between a formula and a function in Excel. Now, this is a relatively simple example and does not cover the more complicated concept that functions are, in essence, contained within formulas.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 4:38
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Keywords: training difference between functions formulas in excel
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Learn how to enter your first function in Excel with this tutorial. Specifically, you will learn the syntax required to enter any function into Excel; the different types of arguments that you can enter into a function; how to find a definition and explanation of a function; and how to reference cells for function arguments. This is a great tutorial for anyone just starting out with formulas and...
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 9:53
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Keywords: training introduction overview first function excel syntax arguments help
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Use the new Formulas Tab in Excel 2007 in order to locate functions and to easily insert them into Excel. This feature in Excel 2007 is really helpful when you are not sure exactly which function you want to use or when you are just browsing for functions. Also, entering a function from the Formulas Tab allows you to use the Insert Function feature, which walks you through entering the arguments...
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 4:46
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Keywords: training functions excel 2007 formulas tab insert
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Insert complicated functions easily and quickly using the Insert Function feature in Excel. This tutorial shows you how to use this wonderful tool in order to enter functions into Excel. This specific example inserts a Present Value function and a Text Function using the Insert Function feature.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 6:26
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Keywords: training easy insert functions complex complicated arguments formulas tab
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This feature of Excel allows you to search for a function like a search engine searches websites; you simply enter some search terms and Excel returns every function similar to your search terms.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 4:11
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Keywords: training insert search excel for function quickly
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This tutorial shows you how to combine formulas and functions in Excel. This means the formulas and functions will be in the same cell and will be combined so to speak in order to generate output. This example also includes how to output text with formulas and functions to create output in sentence form.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 6:27
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Keywords: training combine formulas functions cell & ampersand concatenate
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Learn how to cut, copy, and paste formulas and functions in Excel. This tutorial includes an explanation of absolute and relative cell references. You will learn how to move formulas and functions around a spreadsheet while preventing parts of the formulas or functions from changing or updating based on the new position of the formula or function. This will allow you to quickly add many formula...
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 8:34
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Keywords: training absolute relative cell references formulas functions cut copy paste move quick fill handle dollar sign f4
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This tutorial covers proper function usage in Excel. Proper function usage includes separating variables from the functions and formulas in which they are used. Separating the variables from the functions allows you to easily and quickly change the values used in the functions or formulas without having to actually change the functions or formulas themselves.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 4:27
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Keywords: training proper function formulas usage separate separating variables arguments link cells
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IF statement syntax and usage overview and introduction in Excel. The IF statement is one of the most important functions in Excel; it is used to make decisions and is part of the logical functions in Excel. This function essentially makes decisions based on input. For instance, if A > B do this.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 7:53
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Keywords: training introduction overview IF statement syntax function excel logical condition
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This tutorial shows you how to nest functions in Excel. IF statements / functions are used as the examples for this tutorial and in it you will learn how to check for multiple different conditions using nested IF statements. This is a great tutorial to learn more about using logical functions in Excel as well as nesting functions in Excel.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 10:50
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Keywords: training nested if statements excel functions formulas logical
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Check multiple values at once using IF statements and the AND and OR logical functions in Excel. AND and OR functions allow you to check multiple logical conditions at once. This technique allows you to avoid nesting IF statements and can increase the power and usability of your IF statements. The IF, AND, and OR functions are all logical functions in Excel.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 6:49
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Keywords: training check multiple values if statement and or logical functions nesting
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Learn the basics of extracting or pulling text from cells in Excel with the LEFT, RIGHT, and MID functions in Excel. These three functions serve as the basis for all text extraction and editing formulas in Excel. This tutorial uses the examples of splitting up a name into the first and last name and also splitting up parts of a part number into different cells.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 6:22
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Keywords: training extract text cells function formula mid left right
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Change text in cells to all upper case, lower case, or the proper case using the functions mentioned in this tutorial. These functions are the UPPER(), LOWER(), and PROPER() functions. The proper function simply capitalizes the first letter of each word.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 2:47
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Keywords: training change case text upper lower proper functions formulas
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Use the TODAY and NOW functions in Excel to display the current date and time. This tutorial also covers how to use the number formatting options in order to change the way the date and time are displayed with the TODAY and NOW function in Excel.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 4:35
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Keywords: training current todays date time excel today now functions formatting
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Learn how to combine text or data or numbers from multiple cells into one cell in Excel using the concatenate features in Excel. The two features mentioned in this tutorial include using the CONCATENATE() function and the ampersand in order to combine data from multiple cells into one cell.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 4:19
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Keywords: training combine concatenate text data multiple cells & ampersand
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This is a comprehensive overview and explanation of the VLOOKUP or vertical lookup function for Excel. This tutorial includes an overview of the VLOOKUP syntax, arguments, uses, and also three examples. The three VLOOKUP examples include using this function to search a database of employee records, assign letter grades to student exams, and to determine the correct pricing for quantity discounts...
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 18:50
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Keywords: training vlookup vertical lookup comprehensive overview examples excel vlookup
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Create custom error messages for functions and formulas in Excel 2007 using the new IFERROR function. This function allows you to determine what you want to be displayed or output in a cell when that cell would otherwise generate a generic error message. This feature also allows you to hide errors by having a cell output nothing if there is an error.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 5:46
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Keywords: training iferror function custom error messages excel 2007
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This tutorial provides a comprehensive overview of named ranges in Excel. This overview includes how to create, use, and edit named ranges in Excel. As well, you will learn how to use the paste name shortcut if you forget the name of a named range and how to use the name manager. Examples for this tutorial include how to use named ranges and references within formulas and functions in Excel.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 11:59
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Keywords: training named ranges excel create use functions formulas overview comprehensive
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Learn how to troubleshoot formulas and functions in Excel using Formula Auditing tools. Specifically, this tutorial covers using the Trace Precedents, Trace Dependents, and Evaluate Formula features in order to see how formulas in the spreadsheet are linked together as well as how a formula calculates its end result.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 7:52
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Keywords: training excel formula function auditing troubleshoot trace precedents dependents evaluate
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Learn how to link to cells on other worksheets in a workbook in Excel. This tutorial covers using data from cells on separate worksheets within formulas, functions, and also to simply display the contents of those cells on a separate worksheet. This is a comprehensive overview of how to link to cells and also how to edit those links to cells on other worksheets.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 7:04
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Keywords: training formulas functions arguments reference link cells other worksheets different worksheets
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Learn when you should use a VLOOKUP function instead of an IF statement in Excel. This tutorial teaches you how to save time and headaches by using a VLOOKUP function instead of an IF statement and also covers why people so often use IF statements in place of VLOOKUP functions.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 7:06
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Keywords: training vlookup function if statement when to use better overview excel
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Transform any formula or function into the value that that formula or function outputs with this tutorial. This method or feature is called pasting values and is used through the paste special feature. You will also learn how to use keyboard shortcuts to very quickly transform a series of formula or functions into the values it outputs. This will save you a lot of time when proofing and finaliz...
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 4:12
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Keywords: training formulas functions paste special values
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This tutorial provides a comprehensive overview of named ranges in Excel. This overview includes how to create, use, and edit named ranges in Excel. As well, you will learn how to use the paste name shortcut if you forget the name of a named range and how to use the name manager. Examples for this tutorial include how to use named ranges and references within formulas and functions in Excel.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 11:59
Microsoft Office Program: Microsoft Office Excel
   
Keywords: training named ranges excel create use functions formulas overview comprehensive
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This Excel Vlookup video tutorial will show you how to use named ranges in your Vlookup functions. Also, you will learn how to use named ranges for data that is on the same worksheet and a separate worksheet from your Vlookup function. This is a great tutorial to view to take your Vlookup and function knowledge to the next level.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 7:44
Microsoft Office Program: Microsoft Office Excel
   
Keywords: training excel vlookup named range ranges separate worksheet
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IF statement syntax and usage overview and introduction in Excel. The IF statement is one of the most important functions in Excel; it is used to make decisions and is part of the logical functions in Excel. This function essentially makes decisions based on input. For instance, if A > B do this.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 7:53
Microsoft Office Program: Microsoft Office Excel
   
Keywords: training introduction overview IF statement syntax function excel logical condition
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This tutorial shows you how to nest functions in Excel. IF statements / functions are used as the examples for this tutorial and in it you will learn how to check for multiple different conditions using nested IF statements. This is a great tutorial to learn more about using logical functions in Excel as well as nesting functions in Excel.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 10:50
Microsoft Office Program: Microsoft Office Excel
   
Keywords: training nested if statements excel functions formulas logical
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Create custom error messages for functions and formulas in Excel 2007 using the new IFERROR function. This function allows you to determine what you want to be displayed or output in a cell when that cell would otherwise generate a generic error message. This feature also allows you to hide errors by having a cell output nothing if there is an error.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 5:46
Microsoft Office Program: Microsoft Office Excel
   
Keywords: training iferror function custom error messages excel 2007
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Check multiple values at once using IF statements and the AND and OR logical functions in Excel. AND and OR functions allow you to check multiple logical conditions at once. This technique allows you to avoid nesting IF statements and can increase the power and usability of your IF statements. The IF, AND, and OR functions are all logical functions in Excel.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 6:49
Microsoft Office Program: Microsoft Office Excel
   
Keywords: training check multiple values if statement and or logical functions nesting
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Learn when you should use a VLOOKUP function instead of an IF statement in Excel. This tutorial teaches you how to save time and headaches by using a VLOOKUP function instead of an IF statement and also covers why people so often use IF statements in place of VLOOKUP functions.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 7:06
Microsoft Office Program: Microsoft Office Excel
   
Keywords: training vlookup function if statement when to use better overview excel
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This is a comprehensive overview and explanation of the VLOOKUP or vertical lookup function for Excel. This tutorial includes an overview of the VLOOKUP syntax, arguments, uses, and also three examples. The three VLOOKUP examples include using this function to search a database of employee records, assign letter grades to student exams, and to determine the correct pricing for quantity discounts...
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 18:50
Microsoft Office Program: Microsoft Office Excel
   
Keywords: training vlookup vertical lookup comprehensive overview examples excel vlookup
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This Excel Vlookup video tutorial shows you how to perform a Vlookup between separate worksheets within a workbook in Excel. This allows you to put your source data on a worksheet separate from the actual Vlookup function. This skill is important if you want to keep an organized and clean spreadsheet in Excel.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 8:02
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Keywords: training excel vlookup between separate worksheets tabs
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This Excel Vlookup video tutorial will show you how to use named ranges in your Vlookup functions. Also, you will learn how to use named ranges for data that is on the same worksheet and a separate worksheet from your Vlookup function. This is a great tutorial to view to take your Vlookup and function knowledge to the next level.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 7:44
Microsoft Office Program: Microsoft Office Excel
   
Keywords: training excel vlookup named range ranges separate worksheet
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This Excel Vlookup video tutorial will show you how to prevent the #N/A error from displaying in a cell that contains a Vlookup function. This tutorial will not only show you how to hide this error, but also how to display whatever message you want in place of this error message. This particular error can be very annoying since it will be displayed whenever there is no lookup value for this func...
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 7:02
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Keywords: training excel vlookup #n/a #n/a error message prevent stop iferror
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Learn when you should use a VLOOKUP function instead of an IF statement in Excel. This tutorial teaches you how to save time and headaches by using a VLOOKUP function instead of an IF statement and also covers why people so often use IF statements in place of VLOOKUP functions.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 7:06
Microsoft Office Program: Microsoft Office Excel
   
Keywords: training vlookup function if statement when to use better overview excel
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This Excel Text tutorial shows you how to use the LEFT function in Excel in order to extract text from a cell in Excel. This tutorial includes examples of extracting text and numbers from cells and thoroughly covers the syntax of the LEFT function. This function is a building block upon which many complicated text manipulation functions are built and is essential to learn. This is a great intro...
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 6:14
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Keywords: training left function text extract cell excel formula numbers characters left left
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This Excel Text tutorial shows you how to use the RIGHT function in Excel in order to extract text from a cell in Excel. This tutorial includes examples of extracting text and numbers from cells and thoroughly covers the syntax of the RIGHT function. This function is a building block upon which many complicated text manipulation functions are built and is essential to learn. This is a great int...
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 7:00
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Keywords: training right function text extract cell excel formula numbers characters right right
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This Excel Text tutorial shows you how to use the LEN function. This function allows you to count characters within a cell in Excel. And, though its use may not be readily apparent, this function serves as one of the building blocks of more powerful text manipulation formulas in Excel. The LEN function also has some important features to watch out for, especially when it comes to spaces and non...
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 5:55
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Keywords: training len count function text number characters cell excel formula len
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This Excel Text tutorial shows you how to use the TRIM function in Excel in order to remove extra spaces from a cell. This is an especially important thing to understand in Excel since it is often times hard to visually determine if a cell contains extra spaces. The TRIM function will help to remove extra trailing, leading, and double spaces from data in Excel. This tutorial thoroughly covers h...
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 4:35
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Keywords: training trim extra spaces trailing leading space function excel double between formula trim
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This Excel Text tutorial shows you how to use the REPT function in Excel in order to repeat text, numbers, or any other characters a certain number of times within a cell in Excel. This tutorial includes examples of repeating text, numbers, dashes, and more. You will also learn how to combine text from a cell with hard coded values within the REPT function in order to achieve a specialized repea...
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 6:02
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Keywords: training rept function repeat text words numbers cell excel formula characters rept repeat
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Learn the basics of extracting or pulling text from cells in Excel with the LEFT, RIGHT, and MID functions in Excel. These three functions serve as the basis for all text extraction and editing formulas in Excel. This tutorial uses the examples of splitting up a name into the first and last name and also splitting up parts of a part number into different cells.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 6:22
Microsoft Office Program: Microsoft Office Excel
   
Keywords: training extract text cells function formula mid left right
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Learn how to combine text or data or numbers from multiple cells into one cell in Excel using the concatenate features in Excel. The two features mentioned in this tutorial include using the CONCATENATE() function and the ampersand in order to combine data from multiple cells into one cell.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 4:19
Microsoft Office Program: Microsoft Office Excel
   
Keywords: training combine concatenate text data multiple cells & ampersand
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Change text in cells to all upper case, lower case, or the proper case using the functions mentioned in this tutorial. These functions are the UPPER(), LOWER(), and PROPER() functions. The proper function simply capitalizes the first letter of each word.
Tutorial Length (mm:ss): 2:47
Microsoft Office Program: Microsoft Office Excel
   
Keywords: training change case text upper lower proper functions formulas
 
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