Useful resources to learn and love Excel
About this list of Excel resources
Official Microsoft Excel Sources
- Microsoft Excel Help with tutorials and videos.
- Free templates for Excel.
- Microsoft Office Blog on what’s new in Excel.
TOP 10 Excel think tanks
- Chandoo.org is driven by Purna Duggirala’s passion ‘to make you awesome in Excel and charting’. Find 500+ excellent tutorials, downloadable workbooks, Q&A forum and more.
- Contextures.com has an extensive collection of easy-to-follow Excel tutorials, videos and sample files. Operated by Debra Dalgleish, this blog is well known to every Excel user.
- Chip Pearson covers all aspects of Excel, from simple formulas through Automation and VBA coding.
- Daily Dose of Excel is a blog run by Dick Kusleika with his own posts, as well as from other fellow Excel experts.
- Excel Guru is run by Ken Puls and has a vast knowledge base, blog and forum devoted mostly to Excel developers. Each post is well thought out and well tested.
- Excel Hero blog is run by Daniel Ferry for you ‘to become an Excel Hero in your workplace’.
- Excel User was founded by Charley Kyd. It has numerous free charts, guides, templates and dashboards dedicated mainly to business use of Excel.
- MrExcel.com is an entire community led by Bill Jelen. In this ‘One stop for Excel tips and solutions’ you can post a question in the forum and browse hundreds of posts and video tutorials.
- Peltier Tech Blog by Jon Peltier focuses on Excel charts and programming and provides numerous tutorials and examples of VBA and visualizations.
- Ron de Bruin focuses primarily on Excel automation and shares many practical VBA tips.
More tips from Excel gurus
- The Spreadsheet Page by John Walkenbach, the author of Excel Bible and other books, has great Excel tips, books and utilities.
- Newton Excel Bach by Doug Jenkins is an Excel blog for engineers and scientists.
- The Spreadsheet Guru Chris Newman presents clear and simple VBA tutorials and utilities for data analysts.
- ExcelTips by Allen Wyatt shares tips and ideas to be more productive in Excel.
- Logicwurks, founded by Rich Locus, shares plenty of actual code examples for Excel automation.
- Trump Excel by Sumit Bansal contains basic Excel tutorials, as well as tips for advanced users about formulas, charting, VBA and more.
- Andrew’s Excel Tips by Andrew Engwirda is a blog and a directory for Excel formulas, formatting, shortcuts and VBA.
- Power Spreadsheets website where Jorge Gomez provides hands-on, detailed and comprehensive Excel and VBA tutorials.
- Excel Ticker is a blog (mostly in German) by Mourad Louha with the focus on Excel development and VBA.
- Monsieur Excel blog (in French) is operated by Hervé Thiriez. It has detailed tips, templates, macros, etc. for advanced Excel users.
- Cooking Excel blog (in French) by Jérémy Laplaine has a unique take on ‘Excel kitchen’ and a mix of cases, formulas, features, shortcuts, VBA and more.
Excel forums and Q&A
- Reddit Excel community is dedicated to Excel challenges and Q&A.
- Excel Forum has over 3 million posts with Q&A both to basic and advanced questions.
- Excel Banter is another popular forum that covers all aspects of Microsoft Excel.
- Xtreme VB Talk is the place to find answers and insights to challenges of VBA programming in Excel.
- Excel TV is a weekly Google hangout, where experts discuss Excel industry news, review brainteasers, offer tips and tricks and share fun stories.
Learning the power of Excel
- Microsoft Training Center with courses, guides and videos about Excel.
- ExcelFind is an up and coming platform with valuable Excel resources. Here you can find courses, add-ins and tutorials. Marco Seidler also shares amazing guides on things you can do with Excel beyond tables: interactive dashboards, map charts, Pivot Tables and more.
- Spreadsheeto is cofounded by Kasper Langmann and Mikkel Sciegienny who are truly passionate about Excel. Here you can find about 200 easy-to-follow tutorials. Or take actionable and user-friendly Excel courses – start with the free online training that adapts to your skill level.
- Webucator specializes on IT training and offers variety of learning solutions, including training for Microsoft Office Specialist certification.
- Deskbright founded by Sam McIntire has free self-study guides on Excel basics, formulas, functions, etc. Learn online or sign up for a training.
- Spreadsheet channel at About.com is led by Ted French and has a free comprehensive set of step-by-step tutorials for anyone who wants to learn Excel.
- Excel Easy founded by Niels Weterings provides 300+ examples on Excel basics, functions, data analysis and VBA programming. Free and illustrated tutorials to build your skills from ground up.