Excel Roundup 20150112

Doug Glancy used Excel's camera tool, and some VBA, to create a mesmerizing "selfie" of a range which has conditional formatting applied. Doug describes the results:

Kind of like when you’re in a dressing room with the mirrors front and back and you get a reflection of a reflection of a reflection … Unless you’re like me and you just keep buying the same pants online.

I downloaded the sample file, and changed the colours, to match my Contextures logo. I'm not sure if this has too many practical applications, but perhaps you can use it to hypnotize your boss, and get a big raise.


Contextures Posts

Here’s what I posted recently:

  • In a named Excel table, add counter field that fills in automatically, without macros. This is useful for summary formulas, pivot tables, and calculated fields.
  • For a humorous peek at what other people are saying about spreadsheets, read the latest collection of Excel tweets, on my Excel Theatre blog.

Other Excel Articles

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

  • On the Microsoft Office blog, students can learn how to build a GPA calculator in Excel. Kevin Lehrbass spotted an error in the VLOOKUP formula, and it's fixed now.
  • Chandoo uses the AutoCorrect feature to make it quicker to enter formulas. Have you ever tried that? I probably wouldn't be able to remember all my shortcuts for the formula names.

Excel Announcements

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

DAX Patterns 2015, by Marco Russo, Alberto Ferrari, Daniele Perilli

"A pattern is a general reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem. This book is a collection of ready-to-use data models and formulas in DAX, that you can use in Power Pivot for Excel and in Microsoft Analysis Services Tabular.

Create your data model faster by using a DAX pattern!"


Amsterdam Excel Summit, April 13-15, 2015

Mark your calendar for April 13-15, so you can attend this amazing Excel event. Last year's summit was an outstanding success, and registration will open soon, for this year's event.

Bookmark this page, for event details and registration: Amsterdam Excel Summit 2015

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/


Links to Recent Excel Books on Amazon.com


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.