All articles with 'Learn Excel' Tag

Details about upcoming Financial Modeling School

Published on Feb 18, 2011 in Financial Modeling, products
Details about upcoming Financial Modeling School

We are opening Financial Modeling School for 2nd batch of classes on 23rd February. It feels very exciting to re-run this successful program. I want to share a few details about the program so that those of you interested to join can know more about it.

Please read this short post to learn 10 things about the financial modeling school program.

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Printing Excel Reports via a Word Document

Published on Feb 17, 2011 in Excel Howtos, Posts by Hui
Printing Excel Reports via a Word Document

Transferring data regularly between Excel and Word for the production of Word based forms or reports cab be tedious if it involves much more than a few numbers.
This post looks at a technique for automating this process.

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Quickly Compare Data using Row Differences

Published on Feb 14, 2011 in Excel Howtos
Quickly Compare Data using Row Differences

Lets say you have some data in 2 columns and you want to compare row by row to spot the differences. Of course you can write a formula or apply conditional formatting. But there is a quick and dirty solution that works just as fine.

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How long have you been using Excel? [poll]

Published on Feb 11, 2011 in Learn Excel
How long have you been using Excel? [poll]

This week’s poll is dead simple. Just tell me since how many years you are using Excel. I will go first: I have first started using Excel in year 2003 to keep track of my MBA entrance exam preparation. It helped me a lot in recording practice test scores, listing all the mistakes I made […]

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Simple Excel Formula to Calculate All-time High, Trailing 12 Month High Values [Quick Tip]

Published on Feb 10, 2011 in Learn Excel
Simple Excel Formula to Calculate All-time High, Trailing 12 Month High Values [Quick Tip]

It is not too sunny here, but I am going to put on my business man hat. At the end of each month, I ask myself if my business (chandoo.org that is) has performed better or worse. One simple way is to look at previous month’s numbers and then I know how good the latest […]

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Introduction to Project Finance Modeling in Excel

Published on Feb 8, 2011 in Financial Modeling, Learn Excel
Introduction to Project Finance Modeling in Excel

This is a guest post written by Paramdeep from Pristine. Chandoo.org runs Financial Modeling School program in partnership with Pristine Careers. Visit Financial Modeling School to learn more and sign-up for our newsletter.

Greetings!

It’s been long time since we interacted on Chandoo.org. Actually I was very busy teaching the 105 awesome students for financial modeling in Excel. We all worked together to create some easy and some complex financial models. I found the journey to be quite exciting and enriching (From the feedback that I got, my students too didn’t find it bad either 😉 )

During the interaction, I found that a lot of students were looking for financial modeling around the project financing as well. So we thought why not introduce financial modeling for project finance.

In this post I will speak about some of the key aspects of a project finance model and why it can be different from modeling a normal company.

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Make Awesome Data Entry Forms by using Conditional Formatting + Data Validation

Published on Feb 7, 2011 in Learn Excel
Make Awesome Data Entry Forms by using Conditional Formatting + Data Validation

Last week we saw a really cool holiday request form made by Theodor. This week, we will learn how to combine conditional formatting and data validation to create an awesome data entry form. First see a demo to understand what I mean: How to create such a data entry form? Very simple, just grab a […]

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My trip to Maldives…, [travelogue + bonus Excel tip]

Published on Feb 4, 2011 in Learn Excel, personal, travels
My trip to Maldives…, [travelogue + bonus Excel tip]

Sometime in November, I got an interesting E-mail from a gentleman named Guru. The title said “Excel Workshop in Maldives”. In the email, Guru introduced himself and asked me if I can come to Maldives to conduct few Excel workshops for companies and individuals.

I usually neglect such mails as many times the actual training (or big consulting assignment etc.) will not happen. So I replied to him giving my number and asked him to call me. I was surprised to receive his call. After talking awhile, it was clear that Guru is tenacious and would not take No for an answer.

So we set things in motion and thanks to Guru’s perseverance, I ended up boarding a flight to Male on 22nd of January. This is a story of what happened next…,

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A Huge Collection of Spreadsheets for Teachers [What Excel Can Do]

Published on Feb 3, 2011 in Charts and Graphs, excel apps
A Huge Collection of Spreadsheets for Teachers [What Excel Can Do]

Way back in November, I received this email from Tom, a senior researcher at the Center for Learning Innovation in Australia.

I’ve been developing & have published spreadsheet applications for teachers for some time now. In particular, I have animations, adventure scenarios etc that can be used to create games for the classroom. I need to promote these so teachers eventually try these and use them. … Perhaps you could post some of these on your site.

What a noble cause, I thought. So I wrote back to him and invited him to share his files along with a guest article. Tom acted quick and emailed me his article and Excel workbooks by Thanksgiving day. I was too lazy and got lost in the flow of things. But now, I am very very glad to feature his work.

There are so many valuable tricks, ideas and powerful concepts buried in his workbook. I encourage everyone to play with his file (you need to enable macros) so that you can learn a thing or two. If you are a teacher, feel free to use the files to make your classroom teaching even more awesome.

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How do Business Analysts use Excel [Guest Post from a Rock-star BA]

Published on Feb 2, 2011 in interviews, Learn Excel
How do Business Analysts use Excel [Guest Post from a Rock-star BA]

This is a guest article by Matt, who works as a Business Analyst with allrecipes.com. He shares with us how he is using Excel to become a rockstar business analyst. In his own words,

“At Allrecipes.com we use excel for a variety of purposes. Analyzing site trends, forecasting traffic, charts, dashboards, and slide shows; you name it, we use excel for it. That’s why Chandoo’s tips have been so helpful – because we use excel every day. Thanks to chandoo.org, I’ve developed a reputation as an “excel wizard” and even taught a 4 week excel training class!

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Holiday Request Form in Excel [Awesome Ways our Readers are using Excel]

Published on Feb 1, 2011 in excel apps, Learn Excel
Holiday Request Form in Excel [Awesome Ways our Readers are using Excel]

Theodor, one of our readers, first emailed me in December asking a question. But he also made a promise to share some of his techniques with us thru Guest posts. Naturally, I was too happy and invited him to share a file or two so that I can use them for articles here.

Later during Christmas holidays, he sent me this beautiful Holiday Request Form made using Excel.

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Are You Trendy ? (Part 3)

Are You Trendy ? (Part 3)

In the final post of the Are You Trendy? series we will look at the use of Excel Charts and associated Trendlines for trend analysis and I will give you a free tool (Normally valued at $200, I wish) which will allow interactive assessment of a Charts Trendline Y value for any X value.

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Are You Trendy? (Part 2)

Are You Trendy? (Part 2)

Does your data hold hidden secrets?
In Part 2 of Are You Trendy? we will examine the Excel functions that assist us in Trend Analysis.

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Worksheet Properties via a Menu

Published on Jan 25, 2011 in Excel Howtos, hacks, Huis, Posts by Hui
Worksheet Properties via a Menu

The Properties button on the Developer Tab in Excel 2007/10 can be used to access a number of Worksheet properties normally only available through VBA and even a few which aren’t available through VBA.
Lets take them for a spin.

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Are You Trendy ?

Are You Trendy ?

Often you may have a set of data and need to know what an intermediate or future value of that data may be.
This week we will investigate 3 methods of tackling this problem using Excel.
In this post we’ll look at manual forecasting.

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