How to Create a Custom Date or Time Format in Google Sheets

If you insert dates or times in your Google Sheet, you aren’t stuck with the default date formats. You can use the word for a month instead of a number or add seconds to the time by creating custom formats.

You might have a spreadsheet you’re presenting and want a more attractive date format using complete words for months or days rather than numbers or abbreviations. Or maybe you include times in your sheet and need it detailed to the millisecond. The custom date and time formats in Google Sheets give you great flexibility.

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How to Restart Windows’ Explorer.exe (Along With the Taskbar and Start Menu)

If your taskbar, system tray, or Start menu acts up, you might be tempted to restart your PC. Instead, you can usually just restart Windows Explorer. Windows makes it pretty easy whether you’re using Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7.

Windows Explorer (Explorer.exe) is a program manager process that provides the graphical interface you use to interact with most of Windows—the Start menu, taskbar, notification area, and File Explorer. Occasionally, any of these pieces that make up the Windows graphical shell can start acting strangely or even hang. Just like you can close and restart an app that’s acting up, you can also close and restart Windows Explorer.

Restarting Windows Explorer can also be handy if you’ve just installed a new app or applied a Registry tweak that would normally require you to restart your PC. Restarting Explorer doesn’t always work in those cases, but it’s easy enough to try it first if you want to avoid a full restart.

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How to Make a Block Quote in Google Docs

When you create an essay, research paper, or article where you’re including a long quotation, it’s key to format it correctly. A block quote is a quotation in your document that is indented and begins on its own line to break it away from the rest of the text. This highlights the quote and makes stand out from the remaining parts of the document.

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How to Get a Hyperlink to a Cell or Range in Google Sheets

While you can easily share a workbook in Google Sheets, you may want to direct someone to a specific portion of a sheet. Obtaining a link to an exact cell, range, column, or row to share or save is easy.

Grabbing a URL to a specific section of a sheet can be quite useful. You can let an employee know they need to update something, call out an error in the data to a coworker, or simply save the link as a reference for yourself.

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