Fix Errors in Excel


This is a Microsoft Excel tutorial covering error messages and how to fix them. The errors covered are: Name, N/A, Div/0, Value and not an error exactly but hashtags.

The Value Error

The tutor starts off by demonstrating the Value error. The value error occurs when there is a text string present in a formula. To fix this error, remove the text from the cell, it could be a space if the cell looks blank.

The Name Error

The next error message is the Name error. The name error occurs when text is typed in a formula that does not match a named cells or range. Usually, the Name error is a typo. Fix errors by naming the correct cell or range. The Name might be accidently, in this case fix the error by deleting the typo.

The Div/0 Error

The third error is the Div/0 error. The Div/0 error occurs when there is a divide in a formula but there is no data to divide by. The tutor uses an example of the Div/0 error to demonstrate the use of the F4 function key to lock part of a formula, this corrects the error.

The N/A Error

The final error is the N/A error. The tutor uses a Vlookup example to demonstrate the N/A error. The error occurs when there are no data to look at. The error can be hidden by using an IF statement. How to fix error messages in Excel. To correct the error, either hide it of enter data.

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Hashtags

The tutor mentions hashtags and explains why they appear. In Microsoft Excel hashtags appear when there is not enough room to display a number in a cell. The text entries do not display hashtags but look like they have overlapped into an adjacent cell.

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