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Microsoft Excel Tips and Techniques

This page lists links to topics of technical interest relating to Microsoft Excel and Excel Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming.

Written by DMW, these topics have not been vetted by third parties, so please treat them critically. If you have any views or comments, please e-mail david wallis.

Summing time values demonstrates a formatting technique that displays the result of adding, or summing, a column of time values.

Suppressing the #DIV/0! error presents a simple formula for hiding the #DIV/0! message Excel displays when you divide a number by zero.

Showing a formula result in a chart legend puts forward one way of making a chart legend respond to a formula.

The last day of next month presents a formula for calulating this date without resort to VBA.

The totaling percentages problem looks at colums of percentages for which the totals do not add up.

Criteria for DSUM formulae explores one way of furnishing DSUM formulae with criteria determined by calculated date ranges.

Error 1004 identifies one cause of the 1004 macro error message.

Excel SUMPRODUCT function is a lot more versatile than its name suggests.

Rounding to the nearest 5 explains the use of ROUND and MROUND functions to round any number to the nearest five.

Change data/time into military date/time presents a formula for converting a 'dd/mm/yyyy HH:MM' date and time value to the military equivalent 'ddHHMMZmmmmyy' one.

Macros and VBA Programming in Excel is an introduction to a structured approach to creating and extending macros.

Error Trapping and Handling in Excel Macros suggests some VBA code for processing errors tripped by macros during run time.

Random Cell Background (Fill) Colours Macro for filling a block of cells with a random range of colours.


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