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Use Natural Language Formulas Without Using Natural Language Formulas


February 24, 2021 - by Bill Jelen

Challenge: Excel 2003 offers relatively obscure natural language formulas, but they were removed from Excel 2007. The table nomenclature in Excel 2007 isn’t as easy to use.

Solution: To solve this problem, you can use the intersection character in your SUM function. Everyone knows that =SUM(A2:A10) sums the nine-cell range from A2 through A10. Most people realize that =SUM(A1,A3,A5,A7,A9) adds up the five cells specified. However, very few people understand that the space character is actually an intersection operator when used in a SUM function!

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February 17, 2021 - by Bill Jelen


You want to create a formula that always points to cell B10. Normally, if you have a formula that points to B10 or even $B$10, the formula changes if you cut and paste B10 or if you insert or delete rows above row 10.

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February 15, 2021 - by Bill Jelen


INDIRECT is pretty cool for grabbing a value from a cell. Can INDIRECT point to a multi-cell range and be used in a VLOOKUP or SUMIF function?

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