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I’d recommend checking out the **Lesson Guide** which lists the lessons in the ideal order for viewing, especially if you plan on going through the course start to finish. As a side note, I recently received the **2015 Microsoft MVP Award** for Excel in April 2015, the third year in a row! Thanks so much to all of you for making the site such a success!

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**Most Recent Excel Posts (see Lesson Guide for full listing)**

**Adding Sheet Walk-through – Accounting/Finance Related [Next Lesson]
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**Excel Shortcuts Cheat Sheet (Infographic)**

**Excel 2013: Real World Examples of New Functions**

**Excel 2013: Data Model Tutorial**

**Error Checking and Data Monitoring**

**Workbook & Reference Related (Video Lessons)**

**Beginner’s Introduction to Excel****Basic Formatting Techniques**

**Absolute and Relative Cell Referencing (i.e. the $ sign)****Conditional Formatting****Naming Ranges and Cells****Auto-Filter and Advanced Data Filtering****Introduction to Pivot Tables****Advanced Pivot Tables – Round 1****Advanced Pivot Tables – Round 2****Creating and Designing Charts (including Sparklines)****Data Validation with In-Cell Drop-Down List****Formula Auditing & Formula Evaluation****Five Powerful Excel Tips****Error Checking and Data Monitoring****Excel 2013: Data Model Tutorial**

**Function & Formula Related (Video Lessons)**

**Math & Statistical Functions (e.g. SUM, AVERAGE)****Lookup & Reference Functions (e.g. VLOOKUP, MATCH)****Advanced VLOOKUP Examples****Advanced INDEX & MATCH Lookup Examples****Date & Time Functions (e.g. TODAY, MONTH)****Text Functions (e.g. LEN, CONCATENATE)**

**Logical Functions (e.g. IF, AND)****Information Functions (e.g. CELL, ISNUMBER)****Excel 2013: Real World Examples of New Functions**

**Macros / VBA (Video Lessons)**

**Introduction to Macros & VBA programming****VBA Macro Walkthrough #1: Purchase Order Generator****VBA Macro Walkthrough #2: Message Encoder & Decoder****VBA Important Tips (Guest Lesson)**

**Excel Tutorials, Tricks & Quick Tips (Non-Video Lessons)**

**Benefits of Learning Excel (Infographic)****Excel Shortcuts Cheat Sheet (Infographic)****I**ntroduction to Tables (Guest Lesson)**Grouping and Ungrouping Rows / Columns****Alternative to Merged Cells and How to Remove Gridlines****Extract List From Data With Duplicate Values Removed**

**Excel External Resources and Software (Posts with Links to Other Sites)**

**Excel Book and Website Recommendation Links****Excel Add-In: ASAP Utilities****Software: KeyRocket (Helps with Excel Keyboard Shortcuts)****PDF to Excel – Free Online File Conversion**

**Function Related Lessons (Planned Lessons)**

- How to Write Complex Custom Formulas Using Multiple (i.e. nested) Functions
- Microsoft Excel Help

**Workbook & Reference Related Lessons (Planned Lessons)**

- Protecting and Hiding Information & Formulas
- Advice on Setting Up Models, Worksheets, and Intelligent Data Structure
- What-If Analysis (Data Table, Goal Seek, etc) and the Solver Add-In
- Setting Up Useful Templates to Help Automate Work
- Additional Functionality & Advanced Usage of Pivot Tables
- Presentation Options For Data / Information
- Copying / Pasting Functionality (values, transpose, formatting, constants, links, etc.)
- Introduction to PowerPivot

**Job Industry Specific (Planned Lessons)**

- Financial Planning & Analysis – Techniques for Budgeting (This may be a multi-part lesson as it will go through the entire budgeting process using a fictional business).
- Accounting – Useful Excel Adding Sheet I made to assist with ticking, tying, footing, and more during my Public Accounting days.
- Financial Reporting and Performance Dashboards

**Macros / VBA Lessons (Planned Lessons)**

- Additional Macro Walkthroughs and Advanced Training in VBA Programming
- Creating User Defined Functions in Excel
- Creating your own personal Macro Workbook that you can use on any active workbook.

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I’ve created a working copy of the situation you mentioned. I did it using a COUNTIFS formula (which may or may not have been the most efficient choice, but it’s late and I’m heading to bed soon). Here’s the file: http://excelexposure.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/asad-lookup-help.xlsx

You could also accomplish this by using a ‘helper column’ in column A which could combine the company/city into one name using a formula like =B1&C1 which would come up as AceMumbai, and then you could do a vlookup on AceMumbai to see if it’s contracted.

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how does one write an “IF Function” in excel for a range…for example, if CELL C25 was equal to or less than 1 and equal to or greater than -1, the result would be 200%. how would the IF equation be written? I tried IF(c25=-1,200%,0%)

The IF statement you wrote would only work if it was equal to -1. For what you want, I think this formula should work just fine:

=IF(AND(C25>=-1, C25<=1),200%,0%)

That formula checks to see if C25 is greater than or equal to -1 AND whether C25 is less than or equal to 1 (using the AND() function).

Hope that helps!

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