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101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By : John Walkenbach
Book Image

101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By: John Walkenbach

Overview of this book

Excel is a popular program. Millions of people throughout the world use it on a regular basis. But it’s a safe bet that the vast majority of users have yet to discover some of the amazing things this product can do. 101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?is packed with information that you need to know in order to confidently and seamlessly master the challenges that come with using Excel! Excel 2013 is excellent, but there's lots to learn to truly excel at Excel! In this latest addition to his popular Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf series, John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," shares new and exciting ways to accomplish and master all of your spreadsheet tasks. From taming the Ribbon bar to testing and tables, creating custom functions, and overcoming "impossible" charts, mixing nesting limits, and more,?101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?will save you time and help you avoid common spreadsheet stumbling blocks.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)
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Cover
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Table of Contents
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Title Page
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Introduction

Tip 23: Showing Text and a Value in a Cell

If you need to display a number and text in a single cell, Excel gives you three options:

→ Concatenation

→ The TEXT function

→ A custom number format

Assume that cell A1 contains a value, and in a cell somewhere else in your worksheet, you want to display the text Total: along with that value. It looks something like this:

Total: 594.34

You could, of course, put the text Total: in the cell to the left. This section describes the three methods for accomplishing this task using a single cell.

Using concatenation

The following formula concatenates the text Total: with the value in cell A1:

=”Total: “&A1

This solution is the simplest, but it has a problem. The result of the formula is text, rather than a numeric value. Therefore, the cell cannot be used in a numeric formula. Also, the numeric portion will display with no formatting. For example, the formula...