Excel provides you with many preset formatting options that you simply need to click to activate. One of the most common and most useful is to set your data as a table. There are many advantages to organizing your data in a table. It makes it easier to sort and filter important data, find totals automatically and create charts and graphs.
Setting your data as a table is fairly easy. First, you take your basic dataset:
And then you apply the table setting:
As you can see from the above Gif, there are many table styles to choose from:
This gives you the power to customize your Excel table to your preference.
Pro tip: you can add more customization to your formatting by using the Cell Styles tool to add colors, text formatting and other elements to make your table pop:
Once you have your table formatted, you can us the dropdown menu to quickly filter information:
You also have the ability organize your dataset in a variety of ways.
We here at Learn Excel Now hope you enjoyed this week’s quick tip on Excel Tables.
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