The suite of tools available in Microsoft Office are virtually synonymous with business. Companies of all sizes, and from a wide array of industries use these popular Microsoft products.

And perhaps no product is more popular than Microsoft’s spreadsheet software – Excel.

Microsoft Excel is an extremely useful tool for organizing, manipulating, and analyzing data. Of course, a great tool is only as effective as the person using it and gaining proficiency in Excel takes time and dedication.

However, once you have mastered the basics of Excel you will be able to better understand the data and numbers essential to your business.

Even with the basics covered, there are still many nuances and tricks to learn to become even more efficient and effective with Microsoft Excel. Check out the infographic below to take your Excel knowledge to the next level.

These Microsoft Excel hacks should help you save time and energy next time you’re working in a spreadsheet to help you be more productive.

Saving charts as templates can be particularly helpful if you need to visualize data often, as you won’t have to start from scratch every time you want to build a chart. Also, using the keyboard shortcuts mentioned here is much more efficient than relying on your mouse, and will help you complete tasks much more quickly.

Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool in capable hands. Using Excel you can analyze and better understand your company’s data, helping you to make smarter and more strategic business decisions. Implement these time-saving hacks into your current process and Excel will become even more useful.

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You should always strive to increase your efficiency at work and these tips will help you do just that.