Excel Roundup 20141215

Thank you for reading my Excel Roundup every Monday, and I will be taking a couple of weeks off, to enjoy the holidays. There will be a blog post here this Thursday, and the next roundup will be posted on January 5th.

To help you celebrate, here is a no-macro animated Christmas tree, created in Excel, of course. Just move the scroll bar, to add lights, tinsel, a star, and presents, to the tree. You could use this technique for less festive projects too, like a business dashboard. Read the details on my Contextures website.

Contextures Posts

Here’s what I posted recently:

  • For a humorous peek at what other people are saying about spreadsheets, read the latest collection of Excel tweets, on my Excel Theatre blog. There is a poll at the end, so please vote for your favourite tweet.

Other Excel Articles

Here are a few of the Excel articles that I read recently, that you might find useful.

  • Many knitters use Excel to create their patterns, including Victoria Lewin, who made this moose hat, like the one Macaulay Culkin wears in Home Alone. 
  • University students share their VBA projects, after taking a one semester course at Brigham Young University. There is a wide variety of topics, including Laser Tag, Murphy Bed Job Costing, and Forecasting Automation 

Excel Announcements

Here are some upcoming events, courses, recently published books, and other new items, related to Excel.

Even You Can Learn Statistics and Analytics, by David M. Levine and David F. Stephan

“Now fully updated for “big data” analytics and the newest applications…Simple jargon-free explanations help you understand every technique, and extensive practical examples…all updated for the newest versions of Microsoft Excel…downloadable practice files, templates, data sets, and sample models – including complete solutions you can put right to work!

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Data Analysis: Take It to the MAX()

Registration is open for Felienne Hermans’ MOOC Course: “Using video lectures and hands-on exercises, we will teach you cutting-edge techniques and best practices that will boost your data analysis and visualization skills.”

You can audit this 8-week course for free, and classes start Apr. 6, 2015.

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Share Your Events and Articles

If you read or wrote any other interesting Excel articles recently, or have upcoming Excel events, please let me know. Thanks!

Weekly Excel Roundup http://blog.contextures.com/

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Links to Recent Excel Books on Amazon.com

   

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