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9 charting tricks you can use to make your pie charts likableContinue »
Here is a list of formulas I wish MS Excel had. Alas, we need to build some work-arounds to solve them though.Continue »
Everyweek PHD shares some of the Excel links to help you learn better and become productive at using Excel. This weeks edition will help you with printing, creating named ranges, finding excel version.Continue »
Sales funnel is a very common business chart. Here is a simple bar chart based trick you can use to generate a good funnel chart to be included in that project report.Continue »
Often when you use excel to track a particular item (like expenses, exercise schedules, investments) you usually enter the current date (and time). This is nothing but timestamping. Once the item is time stamped, it is much more easier to analyze it. Here is an excel formula trick to generate timestamps.Continue »
Over the weekend I got thinking about the various ways in which PHD can help you and I wonder if PHD should have forums. For one, forums are a great way to discuss ideas, find answers and develop community feeling. But at the same time, there are tons of very good excel forums that having another one may not really help. Currently I am leaning towards starting a forum to see how it goes. What do you think I should do ?Continue »
A combination chart is when you combine two different charts to make one. A popular example for combination chart is a line & bar graph combination.Continue »
Happy New Year to all my readers. I am sure 2008 has been many things to many people, but I am hoping it has been an year of productivity and happiness for you. Here is to wishing a great, no, fantastic 2009 for you and your family.Continue »
Here is a very quick spreadcheat for the new year.
If you need to select all the cells in a series (either row-wise or or in columns) you can use one of these 2 shortcuts (and avoid unnecessary scrolling)
1. Select the first cell in the series
2. Press Shift + Ctrl + Down arrow
1. Select the first cell in the series
2. Hold down SHIFT and Double click on the edge of cell in the direction you want to selectContinue »
After a really long wait finally I have used … Excel 2007 (drum roll) and contrary to what many people think, I have found Excel 2007 to be a very well designed piece of software. Of course there are various issues with it and I am sure folks at MS are working on them so that next versions of MS Office are much more pleasant and simpler to use.
I wanted to share 10 wow factors in Excel 2007 that may convince you to try it.Continue »
It is the holiday week, that means less posts and more fun. We went to a friend’s wedding yesterday and had wonderful time. We are planning to celebrate Christmas at home with friends this year. How are you celebrating the holidays this year?Continue »
A very quick spreadcheat for Friday. If you need to type content in a cell and you want to see it multiple lines then use alt + enter to break the content in several lines. See to the right for an example.
Bonus tip: If you are using formulas to create content in a cell by combining various text values and you want to introduce line breaks at certain points … For eg. you are creating an address field by combining house number, street name, city and zip code and you want to introduce line breaks after house number and street name then you can use CHAR(10).Continue »
Amit at Digital Inspiration features a lengthy way of creating beautiful excel cell art from an image. I guess we all can use a method that is little simpler and smarter.Continue »
PHD reader and commenter Vishy contributed this post through e-mail. Thank you so much Vishy for this very useful tip. The Problem: You have created a specific view of your data in Excel (say by filtering, zooming out, changing column width, hiding specific rows, customizing window settings, print settings etc.). This is your reference point […]Continue »
Stružák, one of the commenters on the 2009 Excel Calendar Template post asked me if I can rearrange the cells in the calendar so that the week could start on Monday. Since I didn’t have access to internet for a while, I have asked him to make the necessary changes and mail it to me […]Continue »