New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 532nd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to count blanks in a dynamic range using the COUNTIF, INDEX, MATCH, COUNTA and OFFSET functions. Learn about the difference between an empty cell and a blank. Also see how to create dynamic ranges with INDEX and OFFSET (Index:Index).