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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.
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Tip 57: Transforming Data with and Without Using Formulas

Often, you have a range of cells containing data that must be transformed in some way. For example, you might want to increase all values by five percent. Or you might need to divide each value by two. This tip describes two ways to perform these types of transformations.

Transforming data without formulas

The following steps assume that you have values in a range and you want to increase all values by five percent. For example, the range can contain a price list and you’re raising all prices by five percent:

1. Activate any empty cell and enter 1.05.

You will multiply the values by this number, which results in an increase of five percent.

2. Press Ctrl+C to copy that cell.

3. Select the range to be transformed.

The range can include values, formulas, or text.

4. Choose Home⇒Clipboard⇒Paste⇒Paste Special to display the Paste Special dialog box (see Figure 57-1...