Have you seen the articles that blame Excel for all kinds of business errors? In some cases, problems occur because rows were hidden, and that distorted the data analysis. To help avoid those problems, I created a sample file that shows an Excel hidden data warning, if rows or columns are hidden.
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If you’ve already entered a number in a cell, or a group of cells, what’s a quick way to add something to that amount? Here's how you can add number to multiple cells in Excel.
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Today, we'll look at Excel tools for complex workbooks. These tools can help you manage links to other files, track formulas, and do other helpful tasks.
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When you build a workbook for other people to use, there might be worksheets that can stay hidden some of the time. See how to hide a worksheet automatically, so you don't have to remember to do it manually.
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If you still have a Commodore 64 in your basement, you could run a one-line maze generator, in Basic.
If your mom threw out that C64, years ago, you can do something similar in Microsoft Excel. On Google+, Graeme McRae posted a VBA function that will create a maze, using a random string of / and \ characters.
Here’s one that I created in Excel 2013, with a gold background, and bold font. That should keep your kids (or you) busy for a while!
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How far back can you trace your family tree? Prof. Lee Townsend, from University of Hartford, has found an interesting new way to draw her family tree -- in Excel, using Smart Art and some VBA. Here's how she created her Excel Smart Art Family Tree.
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On Thursday, June 12th, Jon Peltier is releasing the Advanced version of his Excel Chart Utility. If you make charts in Excel, keep reading, to see what the chart utility does, and how you can win a copy of your own.
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What’s the oldest version of Excel, or other spreadsheet program, that you have lying around your office? In my office, there’s an old Multiplan disc and manual, and before that, I probably used a rock and chisel.
Gough Lui took a trip back in time, and installed Excel for Windows Version 3.0 – nine floppies, all 5.25″ in DD 360kB format. There are lots of screen shots, which might make you nostalgic for the good old days.
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After you put data onto a worksheet, you might need to add a chart, for a visual summary of the data. In the screen shot below, there is sales data for 4 regions, and a column chart from that data.
You can quickly see that things are going better in the East region, than in the North. Probably all the snow up there kept people away from the stores!
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Last Friday, I was invited to attend the MVP Open Day at the Microsoft Canada headquarters. We had a full day of meetings, and I presented a couple of sessions about Excel.
That lovely pink pen was made for me by Anthony LoBello, as a thanks for some Excel help. It’s a good idea to bring a distinctive pen to meetings, so nobody tries to wander off with it.
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