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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

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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.
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Tip 47: Using the Background Error-Checking Features

If your worksheets use a lot of formulas, you may find it helpful to take advantage of the automatic error-checking feature. You enable this feature on the Formulas tab of the Excel Options dialog box (see Figure 47-1). To display this dialog box, choose File⇒Options.

You turn error checking on or off by using the Enable Background Error Checking check box. In addition, you can specify which types of errors to check by selecting check boxes in the Error Checking Rules section.


Figure 47-1: Excel can check your formulas for potential errors.

When error checking is turned on, Excel continually checks your formulas. If a potential error is identified, Excel places an error indicator (a small triangle) in the upper-left corner of the cell. When the cell is activated, an error-checking button appears. Clicking this buttons provides you with a list of options. Figure 47-2 shows the options that appear when you...