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How To : Fix the nine most common types of Excel errors

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How To : Import different types of data in Microsoft Excel

Whether you're interested in learning Microsoft Excel from the bottom up or just looking to pick up a few tips and tricks, you're in the right place. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, ExcelIsFun, the 23rd installment in his "Highline Excel Cla ...more

How To : Use the new features in Microsoft Excel: Mac 2008

Excel is great, and if you're a Mac user, Excel 2008 for Mac has a lot of new and useful great features you can use to maximize efficiency in your spreadsheets. Excel doesn't have to be the boss anymore, you can! The Microsoft Office for Mac team shows you all the great featur ...more

How To : Build charts in Microsoft Excel: Mac 2008

Charts are a great way to visually represent all the numbers, and in Excel 2008 for Mac, making your data stand out is easy. There's no better way to understand data than by charting. The Microsoft Office for Mac team shows you just how to get started with charts in this how-t ...more

How To : Use the sparkline function in Microsoft Excel 2010

There is a new function in MS Excel 2010 called ‘Sparkline’ which helps you quickly find trends associated with a set of data. To create Sparkline, you can go to ‘Insert’ tab and then select ‘Sparkline’ section and then select the graph type. After you enter the data range and ...more

How To : Create a mortgage calculator in Microsoft Excel

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How To : Study

Learning Style What kind of learner are you? There are three different ways people learn: Auditory learner: A person who learns best by listening. This type of person will benefit best by finding someone to study with, to ask each other questions, and to read the study mater ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Multiply & divide fractions using Excel key points

To multiply and divide the two fractions is a single step problems. Just multiply both the numerators and denominator for obtaining multiplication of two fractions, and for the division just multiply numerator of first fraction with denominator of second fraction and keep it i ...more

How To : Change Excel options directly in the Registry

This video shows us the method to block the formula bar, scroll bars and the status bars in Excel. Click on 'Start' and type 'regedit'. Click on 'regedit' and go to 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER'. Open it and go to 'Software' and 'Microsoft'. Expand it and go to 'Office' and open the ver ...more

How To : Create charts in Excel 2007

Check out this tutorial and learn how to create chars in Excel 2007. In Office Excel 2007, you just select data in your worksheet, choose a chart type that best suits your purpose, and click. Want to try a different chart type? Just click again and select a new chart type from ...more

How To : Find the diagonal sum in Excel

In this how to video, you will learn how to create a diagonal sum in Microsoft Excel 2007. First, open the program and make a large selection. Type in =int(rand()*500) and then press control enter. This will create random numbers for the cells in the selection. From here, clic ...more

How To : Use data validation with a list in Excel

This video shows you how to idiot-proof a data set in Excel pretty much. It demonstrates how to enable data validation in a cell, so that when you type something in it must be in a predetermined list or will not work. Start by typing in your data table in a second tab. His exa ...more

How To : Use a written cell range in a function in MS Excel

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How To : Use Excel stylistic & number formatting

Learn how to use Excel stylistic and number formatting by watching this video. You'll learn how to format a cell. These have different types of formats like general, time, date, etc. You'll also learn how to create a table. There are different types like names, values, time an ...more

How To : Turn off AutoCorrect symbols in Excel

In this Excel magic trick video the instructor shows how to stop automatic copyright symbol ©. While using Microsoft Excel when you type the letter c in between a pair of curved braces Excel automatically turns it into the copy symbol © even if we did not intend to use it. Now ...more

How To : Create drop-down menus in Microsoft Excel 2007

This video is a tutorial on how to create drop-down menus in Excel 2007. Select a cell on your spreadsheet and click on the “Data” tab. Go to the “Data Tools” section and select “Data Validation”. In the window that opens select "Allow" and choose "List". You will ...more

How To : Work with dropdown lists in Microsoft Office Excel

This how to video shows you how to use drop down lists in Microsoft Excel. This will be useful for stores and avoiding people ordering items that are not available. First, type the items in a column. Select them and then click in the name box. Type the name of the list. Note t ...more

How To : Create a line-graph in Excel 2007

In excel a left click is made on box A1 and the X title is typed in as year. In A2 the year 2001 is typed and in A3 the year 2002. Both A2 and 3 boxes are highlighted and the bottom right hand corner is used to drag the work into a copied sequence down to A12. In B1 "populatio ...more

How To : Use repeat (REPT) function in Excel

There are many functions in Microsoft Excel. One function that people rarely use is the Repeat function or REPT. In this video, an example used is a chart of people and their sales of a certain item. Just looking at the numbers, it is hard to compare the different sales easily ...more

How To : Use Excel date math & time formatting

Once you learn some of the basics, Excel is an easy program to use. With the use of some simple formulas, you can streamline your whole data entry process. Just by typing in =SUM you can set a row or column to show the sum of other entries. It really is that easy. This video w ...more

How To : Convert Excel spreadsheet data to XML

Here is a quick video on how to convert Excel spreadsheet data to XML for import into Flash or Flex. Don't spend time typing all that data again, instead create a schema in Excel and convert it to XML.

How To : Merge & center a cell in Microsoft Excel

This video tutorial belongs to the software category which is going to show you how to merge & center a cell in Microsoft Excel. Highlight the area that you want to merge. Press the "Merge and Center" button located in the tool bar at the top. The cell will be merged. Then, ty ...more

How To : Completely hide the Ribbon menu in Excel

The instructor of this video shows you how to completely hide the ribbon, or the menu, in Excel. If you only want to partially hide the ribbon, you can use the shortcut control + F1. To completely hide the ribbon, though, go to the Visual Basic screen, hit Alt + F11. Then, go ...more

How To : Generate random numbers (with decimals) in Excel

This video shows you how to generate random numbers with decimals in Microsoft Excel.When generating random numbers you must have a lower and upper limit, so that your number will be generated between the two limits. For a number without decimals, you only have to use the "=ra ...more

How To : Use container fields with FileMaker Pro 10

This lynda.com video tutorial shows how to use container fields with FileMaker Pro 10. When you want to create fields in FileMaker database you have the choice on what kind of fields you want to make. Many general fields are self explanatory like text, date etc., but there is ...more

How To : Calculate commissions with Excel's IF & VLOOKUP

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How To : Automatically color alternating rows in Excel

This video is a tutorial on using the Conditional Formatting function of Excel to automatically color alternating rows, which helps your eye to follow across the row. This can be done manually with the “Fill Color” button, but if you add or delete rows after applying the s ...more

How To : Write a macro by hand in Excel for beginners

The speaker in this video introduces the concept of macros used in Excel, very simply and lucidly. Two sets of shortcut keys are used, one set to create the macro and the other set to run it. The first shortcut opens up the VBA window (Alt+F11), with a workbook along with the ...more

How To : Create a data validation list in Microsoft Excel

If you want to manage what sort of data is entered into your Excel spreadsheet, data validation will help you to accomplish just that. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 549th installment in their series of Excel magic tricks, you'll learn how to use data validation t ...more

How To : Use Microsoft Excel for beginners

MotionTraining gives an overview for using Microsoft Excel for beginners in this video. This video gives a rundown and overview of the basics of this spreadsheet program: from typing in the columns and rows, adding dollar signs to data, and how to make basic calculations. Moti ...more

How To : Use Excel keyboard shortcuts

This video is all about the keyboard shortcuts that are used in Microsoft Excel of the latest version. If you really need speed and efficiency then watch this video for its shortcut keyboard buttons. After typing all the data, if you need to see the page setup with the help of ...more

How To : Format dates & calculations in Excel

This is an Excel magic trick video in which the instructor shows how is time represented in Excel and how it is formatted before displaying it to us. He talks about the decimal representation of the time. He says that if O hour is mapped to the number zero and 24th hour of a d ...more

How To : Repeat a list of names 7 times in Excel

The ExcelIsFun shows how to repeat a list of names seven times. He starts out by telling you a fast way to do this. He starts out by selecting the names already typed in then he presses Control C (Ctrl + c) on the keyboard. The next thing he does is move the cursor to a differ ...more

How To : Format decimals & fractions as inches in MS Excel

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How To : Find a P-Value with Excel

So you need to find the p-value for your hypothesis test. To do so, employ the spreadsheet program Microsoft Excel. Using a simple formula, you can easily determine the p-value for your tests and thereby conclude strong or weak support of the null hypothesis. Probability valu ...more

How To : Use SUMPRODUCT for weighted average cost in Excel

This video shows you how to calculate weighted average cost from a transactional data set using SUMPRODUCT function. It explains things very clearly. If you're working with a very large database transactions the SUMPRODUCT function makes it. It works as text if you do the form ...more

How To : Use Microsoft Excel 2007 as a complete beginner

If you're a novice looking to learn how to use Microsoft Excel, a video series from digital spreadsheet guru ExcelIsFun is a great place to start. But which of his many series should you choose? The one titled "Excel Basics," that's which! This free video MS Excel lesson, the ...more

How To : Apply accounting & percentage formatting in Excel

This is the fifth video in the Statistics in Excel. He gives the website address where content can be downloaded. He speaks about the different types of formatting like stylistic and number formatting. He talks about the different formats like accounting and percentage, and ho ...more

How To : Roll a cigarette with the Premier Supermatic Excel

Angelos714 describes how to use a cigarette-injector machine to make your own cigarettes. The video is a tutorial on how to properly roll cigarettes with the help of the Premier Supermatic Excel. He covers which types of tobacco he prefers, ways to store tobacco, the benefits ...more

How To : Use OR, ISNUMBER and ISTEXT in Excel

ExcelIsFun shows you how to detect if a cell has a number or text. The first thing he explains is to find out what are the different types of things that can go into a cell. Next he talks about the use of "OR" and "IsNumber" to make it possible to determine if a cell has a num ...more

How To : Get over shyness

In this video, we learn how to get over shyness. You need to make sure that you are really accomplished at what you are doing, which will give you confidence. You need to excel in your field, which will create a situation that makes you happy and will attract the type of peopl ...more

How To : Use a text box in Excel 2007

In this video, we learn how to use a text box in Excel 2007. To do this, you will go to the insert tab and then go to the text box and select text box. Now, draw yourself a text box then highlight and copy the text you want, then paste it in. now you will have a paragraph of t ...more

How To : Quickly copy & paste data in Microsoft Excel

In this video, we learn how to quickly copy and paste data in Microsoft Excel. First, if you have two columns that you want to add up, you will highlight the columns and then copy and paste them into the other cells. Another way is to select the cell and go to the bottom right ...more

How To : Enter Excel data into cells with drop down menus

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create drop down menus in Microsoft Excel. This task is very easy, fast and easy to do. Begin by highlighting a desired cell. Then click on the Data tab and click on Data Validation under Data Tools. When the Data Validates window o ...more

How To : Link two (multiple) workbooks & cells in Excel

In this tutorial, we learn how to link two workbooks and cells in Excel. First, save both of the files that you want to link together. Make sure you only have one Excel window open, then double click the other Excel file, don't open separately. Next, type in the equals sign in ...more

How To : Enter formulas in Excel with a macro

In order to enter formulas in Excels with a macro, you will need to open your spreadsheet. Formulas are used to do calculations. Go to the field, where you want to enter a formula. Type in the formula. Then, highlight the formula. Press Control + C to copy the formula. Next, d ...more

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