Get Started With Excel TEXTJOIN Function
September 8, 2020
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Worksheet buttons with hyperlinks are great for workbook navigation, but they can get pretty big, if you use a font size that's readable.
To save space, use compact buttons, with captions that overflow to the right. The captions are part of the button, so they're clickable too -- thanks to AlexJ for this tip!
The quick steps are shown below, and you'll find more details and a video here: Compact Buttons & Captions.
Here are the steps for creating a compact button and caption:
To download the sample file, go to this link: ET0001 – Compact Buttons With Captions.
In Excel 365 and Excel 2019, you can use the new TEXTJOIN function to combine text from multiple cells, quickly and easily. It's much easier than using CONCATENATE or the ampersand (&).
To see a couple of easy TEXTJOIN examples, watch my new "Get Started" video.
In the video, the first example joins the values from 5 cells that have weekday names in them, and separates them with a comma and space character:
The second example combines a list of dates, and formats them as d-mmm:
See more tips on TEXTJOIN, and other ways to combine text, on my Contextures site.
Here are a couple of Excel-related articles that you might find useful or interesting.
Checklist: On the Make Use Of site, there are instructions for making a checklist in Excel. It even warns you if you haven't completed the list. The cell references for the totals are a bit mixed up, but I'm sure you can sort that out! (Level - All)
Navigation: Here's some fancy Excel navigation - Robert Mundigl uses a chart carousel that shows the contents of main sheets. (Level - Adv)
(Robert's carousel inspired me to build a simple version, using comment pictures.)
Just when you think that 2020 couldn't get any weirder, another strange thing happens! Our lilac shrub usually blooms in early June, but there weren't any flowers this year. Until last week! Yes, instead of spring blossoms, we have (almost) fall lilacs. I'm afraid to see what might happen next.
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Last updated: September 5, 2020 3:37 PM