By default, whenever you launch either Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, the program greets you with a list of pre-configured document templates so that you can select and start working on a document right away. This feature can be helpful if you often use these templates. However, if you always start with a blank document, it […]
Many people talk about “Big Data” and analytics, yet few understand what it means. The term analytics basically refers to the application of math and statistics to data sets, and it is certainly not a new idea. However, certain aspects of it have changed over the past five years because of databases like Hadoop that make […]
Microsoft products have always included Visual Basic. You can use it in Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel. One reason this is true is that Bill Gates and some of his friends wrote Visual Basic while Gates was still at Harvard. Thus, he felt proud of his accomplishment and wanted to keep it. Gates wrote the floating […]
If you work in more than one language with Excel, then you know that there are often issues converting numbers from French, Spanish, or other Romance languages to American or British English. The reason for this is that the number $1,000.25 USD is written as $1.000,25 in Romance languages with the decimal and comma switched. […]
If you work in more than one language with Excel, then you probably have noticed that you have problems converting dates from the European format (dd/mm/yyyy) to the American English format (mm/dd/yyyy). In fact, in most countries outside the US, the date is written as dd/mm/yyyy. (i.e., The day is first, the month is next, […]
For many reasons, you might find you need to recover an older version of a Word document, spreadsheet, or document created online. If you find that a hacker has locked your file using a virus or if you have accidently deleted important sections of your document, knowing how to locate a previous version of a […]
Creating hyperlinks within a Microsoft Excel sheet helps you to navigate quickly to another worksheet or to another Excel sheet. By creating hyperlinks on the main page, you can keep a list of other worksheets and easily navigate through it. This definitely helps save time if you have several worksheets under an Excel sheet.
Some of the most time consuming and irritating aspects of Excel are working with repetitive information. This included writing formulas, formatting, separating dates, and entering names and email addresses manually. Fortunately, the Flash Fill feature introduced with Microsoft Excel’s 2013 edition makes these tasks easier with brilliant automatic filling.
When you insert a pie chart in an Office program, you may notice that the data labels are missing from the chart. The missing data makes it tricky to identify which slice of the chart has the biggest proportion. Luckily, it is possible to show the data labels on the chart. This will work in […]
With Excel, you can split one cell into multiple rows or a comma delimited cell into multiple rows. This tutorial explains how.