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# Microsoft Excel

## TOP 10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Excel Spreadsheets

Once you start using these top 10 Excel keyboard shortcuts, you will never look at your Excel spreadsheets the same way again. If you want to become more efficient with Excel, shortcuts are a good way to speed up your data entry, find your way around your spreadsheet...

## Top 5 Reasons to Learn PowerPivot – Training for Results

Top 5 Reasons to Learn PowerPivot -Training for Results Hey there! Have you discovered the power or PowerPivot for Excel yet? Or are you stuck with boring old Excel sheets and formulas that quickly become cumbersome, inflexible and impossible to maintain without...

## Extract Comments Embedded in the N() Function

Not so long ago, I showed you how to insert comments using the N() function in Excel formulas. But can you get the comment out of that cell using a function, reader Dobrin asks? Thank you for this article - the N() funtion is very usefull and I use it often in my...

## A tri-colour in Excel? Is feider linn. Happy St Patrick’s Day

A tri-colour in Excel? Is feider linn. Contextures blog did it using a column chart, removing the gaps between bars and customising colours. A simple project with useful techniques thrown in. Happy St Patrick's Day from Business Brains.     How To Make the...

## A PivotTable that includes new data automatically? Good Question!

Question: How to make a PivotTable automatically select new data as it is added to the source? Answer: Follow these steps - or even just the first one - to see your data source extend automatically for any PivotTable Step 1 - Convert your Source Data into a Table...

## Why you will never size Excel columns correctly

No better time to learn about the weird and wonderful: how Excel measures stuff. If you have ever tried to fit your spreadsheet columns to fit exact measurements in inches or centimetres and have failed before, this short post explains measurement units in Excel and...

## Checking that dates are in sequential order with Excel Conditional Formatting Formula

Question: I'm trying to figure out how to use conditional formatting to check if the date column is in sequential order and highlight a cell if it is not. Answer: Here is how you can create a conditional formatting rule which would highlight dates or numbers out of...

## Comment Excel formulas with the N() function

Three-in-one today. That's right, today you will discover one shortcut to add a comment to an Excel formula, discover how to use the N() function to add a comment and learn about N(). Using comments provides potential users -and yourself- with additional information...

## Insert the current date or time quickly without looking at your watch with today’s Excel tip

What’s today’s date? What time is it? Did you have to look at your calendar and clock? The keyboard shortcut and functions in this article will make your date and time entry in Excel fast, easy and accurate.

## From data to chart – Monday’s essential Excel shortcut

From data to chart - Monday's essential Excel shortcut Select the data. Include column and row labels in your selection and they will be used to label the chart. Press F11. Done! The chart is created on a separate sheet in full page mode instead of embedded where the...

## A button in your Excel spreadsheet to increase values and make all your formulas dynamic?

A user on Reddit asks I’m building a financial model in excel. I’d like to be able to insert a type of button which will apply different % increase to a range of cells. For example, I have 10 products in a list which have 10 different sales prices. I’d like to be able...

## How to stop and restart your Project schedule after Covid-19?

Question: With Covid-19 and the lockdown, my project schedule is put on hold for a number of weeks. How can I reflect this in my Microsoft Project Gantt Chart? This is useful for tasks that haven't started yet - you don't want to change the start date of tasks that...

## Top Keyboard Shortcuts in Articulate Storyline cheat sheet (free download)

Download the Top Keyboard Shortcuts in Articulate Storyline cheat sheet   Do you need help to get started with your e-learning? Learn the shortcut way to designing professional e-learning that is engaging, fun and creative. We offer classroom training for your...

## How to fix Microsoft Project error: “This operation requires that you have Excel 2003 or later installed on your computer”

If you try to create an Excel report in Microsoft Project but have a different version of Excel, then you will have come across this error: "This operation requires that you have Excel 2003 or later installed on your computer." In disbelief, you check that you have...

## TOP 10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Excel Spreadsheets

Once you start using these top 10 Excel keyboard shortcuts, you will never look at your Excel spreadsheets the same way again. If you want to become more efficient with Excel, shortcuts are a good way to speed up your data entry, find your way around your spreadsheet...

## Help! Reminders are missing from Google Calendar!

Have your Tasks or Reminders gone missing from your Google Calendar? It may be due to one of your extensions. Firstly, if you aren't already using Reminders in Google Now and Google Calendar - you are missing out. If you are an Android user, you can speak reminders...

## Killing fewer trees when printing a Gantt Chart

How do I print just the Gantt chart in Microsoft Project without it being 50 million pages? I have tried every option possible and so far wasted about eleven trees of A3 paper but I just keep printing blank pages – is there some way to scale it without making it...

## Top 5 Reasons to Learn PowerPivot – Training for Results

Top 5 Reasons to Learn PowerPivot -Training for Results Hey there! Have you discovered the power or PowerPivot for Excel yet? Or are you stuck with boring old Excel sheets and formulas that quickly become cumbersome, inflexible and impossible to maintain without...

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## Extract Comments Embedded in the N() Function

Not so long ago, I showed you how to insert comments using the N() function in Excel formulas. But can you get the comment out of that cell using a function, reader Dobrin asks? Thank you for this article - the N() funtion is very usefull and I use it often in my...
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