Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: Showing Excel Help While Entering a Function

Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: Showing Excel Help While Entering a Function

Here’s a tip for showing Excel’s Help window for the function you are in the process of entering.

In the picture, the numbers in column C are wanting to be subtotaled. The SUBTOTAL function has 11 different mathematical argument numbers — not easy to memorize!

When you start a formula with the equals sign as usual, and then type in a function name and its opening parentheses character, you’ll see a screen tip pop up. Notice where the red arrow is pointing, which is the function name that is actually a link to that function topic in Excel Help.



When you click that function name link, the Help window opens, as shown here by example.

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