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5 things you should know about VBA Classes + a Demo Lesson

Published on May 6, 2011 in products, VBA Macros

Today, I want to quickly share a few things about the upcoming VBA Classes.

I have been running online training programs since Jan, 2010. I have trained more than 900 students till date. Still, whenever I am launching a new program, I could feel that familiar sense of eagerness, tension and tremendous enthusiasm building up. I feel eager because I want to meet you, teach you and learn from you. I feel tensed because I want to do it right. I feel enthusiastic because these training programs give me a lot of new ideas and open-up new possibilities.

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Online VBA Classes by Chandoo.org – Details & Dates

Published on May 2, 2011 in products, VBA Macros

Few days ago, I have asked you, Do you want to learn Excel VBA online? and many of you said YES. So we are starting the program, on next Monday – 9th of May.

VBA Classes is a 12 week online training program that will explain various Excel VBA concepts to you in an easy to understand format. Just like Excel School, we will keep this fun, exciting, interactive and useful. We will learn from each other as much as we learn from this course. To help you understand how this course works, we made a small video. You can watch it and get other details about the program in this post.

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Update Report Filters using simple macro – a Dynamic Pivot Chart Example

Published on Apr 27, 2011 in Charts and Graphs, Pivot Tables & Charts, VBA Macros
Update Report Filters using simple macro – a Dynamic Pivot Chart Example

Last week, we have learned what Pivot Table Report Filters are & how to use them.

Today, I am going to show, how you can use simple macro code to change the report filter value dynamically.

We will learn how to create the chart shown here.

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Are You Ready for Online VBA Classes? I need your help!

Published on Apr 18, 2011 in personal, VBA Macros
Are You Ready for Online VBA Classes? I need your help!

Many of you have emailed and asked me, “Chandoo, can you help us learn VBA too? Just like you do with Excel.”

Well, as flattering as those requests were, the fact is, I was lousy at VBA. Well, I used to be very good at Visual Basic, back in the college days. But my programming skills have rusted over the years as I did very little coding. I guess, I have become a business-guy. So it took me time to re-learn VBA. And now, I am happy to announce that We are ready to start our very first batch of VBA Class.

But, before we start, I need some help from you. I want to know what is it that you want to learn, so that we can design the course curriculum & methodology around your needs.

So please take a few minutes and complete this survey:

click here to the survey.

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Celebrating India’s Worldcup Cricket Victory – In Excel Dashboard Style!

Celebrating India’s Worldcup Cricket Victory – In Excel Dashboard Style!

I know I am late to the party, but better late than…, uh! forget it.

As the keen readers of our blog knew, I like cricket and I show my enthusiasm by making an excel dashboard (or info-graphic) whenever Indian team reaches a major milestone. So naturally, I was super excited when we won the ICC World cup 2011. Last time Indian won the event was in 1983 and my idea of a dashboard at that time was a bottle of milk and jingo-bell, my favorite shake-to-make-annoying-noise toy. I think our latest world-cup victory deserves something more than that. So here we go.

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Show Details On-demand in Excel [Tutorial + Training Program]

Published on Apr 7, 2011 in Charts and Graphs, products, VBA Macros
Show Details On-demand in Excel [Tutorial + Training Program]

Yesterday, we have seen a beautiful example of how showing details (like distribution) on-demand can increase the effectiveness of your reports. Today, we will learn how to do the same in Excel.

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Convert ISERROR formulas to IFERROR formulas [macro]

Published on Mar 14, 2011 in VBA Macros
Convert ISERROR formulas to IFERROR formulas [macro]

Last Friday, we have learned about an interesting formula – IFERROR Formula using which you can easily handle errors in Excel workbooks.

Quite a few people reading that page asked, “Wow, this is good. But how can I take a sheet full of =IF(ISERROR(…)….) formulas and convert them to =IFERROR()”

There is a different set of folks who asked “Wow, this is good. But quite a few of my colleagues use Excel 2003 and they see a bunch of #NAME errors when I send them an excel workbook with IFERROR formulas. Any help?!?”

I am pleased to announce that I wrote 2 simple macros, iferror2iserror() and iserror2iferror() that would scan formulas in a bunch of selected cells and convert them from IFERROR to ISERROR and vice-a-versa.

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Get Rid of Page Break Lines with a snap [macros]

Published on Feb 28, 2011 in VBA Macros
Get Rid of Page Break Lines with a snap [macros]

Have you ever jumped back to normal view from print preview and noticed the annoying page break lines? They look distracting. They are like a naughty kid shouting for attention. look at me!!! How do we get rid of those lines after completing our business with print preview?!? Very simple. We just copy everything, press […]

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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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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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Excel Links – My First International Excel Workshop Edition

Published on Jan 17, 2011 in excel links
Excel Links – My First International Excel Workshop Edition

Stage is almost set for my first international Excel workshop. That is right. I am doing a physical excel workshop on Intermediate & Advanced Excel at Maldives between January 23 and 27, 2011. I feel quite excited to do this.

While I derive immense pleasure and learn lots of new things by running Excel School, there is one nagging problem. It is an online program, so the scope of physical interaction with students is limited.

Doing a physical class is a great way to meet new people, gather material for new content, get ideas, learn new things and get challenged. And that is why I am looking forward to do my workshop in Maldives next week.

If you would like to join this workshop: Please call Mr. Guru Raj, Training Manager at IIPD, Malè. His number is +960 7625338. (Workshop agenda)

Because I will be busy with the workshop next week, I will not be able to post much on the blog. I have requested Hui, our guest author to keep you all engaged. So expect some delicious stuff from him while I am away.

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Merge Cells without Losing Data [Quick Tip]

Published on Dec 7, 2010 in Learn Excel, VBA Macros
Merge Cells without Losing Data [Quick Tip]

Many of us face this problem. We have some data in a few cells. Either for alignment or structure, we would like to merge the cell contents in to one big cell. But Excel wont help as it cannot merge values from all cells.

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Excel Animation without Macros!

Published on Nov 30, 2010 in Charts and Graphs, Learn Excel
Excel Animation without Macros!

Today we will learn an interesting animation technique that ONLY uses, … wait for it …, Excel Formulas. That is right, we will use simple formulas to animate values in Excel.

Intrigued? Confused? Interested?

First see a short demo of excel animation achieved using this technique.

Now read the rest of this post to learn more about this technique and download sample workbook.

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Displaying & Selecting a Scenario using VBA [Modeling in Excel]

Published on Sep 24, 2010 in Financial Modeling, VBA Macros
Displaying & Selecting a Scenario using VBA [Modeling in Excel]

If you are building financial models or any other type of excel based decision models, chances are, there will be multiple scenarios in your model. Whenever you have multiple scenarios, you may want an easy, intuitive way to select one of them. In this post, I will present an interesting scenario display & selection technique that I received by email from our reader Itay Maor.

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9 Excel Tips & Downloads Submitted by Our Readers [Reader Awesomeness Week]

Published on Aug 9, 2010 in Charts and Graphs, Excel Howtos, Learn Excel, VBA Macros
9 Excel Tips & Downloads Submitted by Our Readers [Reader Awesomeness Week]

Last week I announced Reader Awesomeness Week to celebrate the passion, attitude and knowledge of our little community here. I got 9 interesting and beautiful entries from our readers. In this post you can see 9 tips & downloads submitted by our readers. These include a project management template, a macro to remove blanks, a technique to make Google Earth maps using Excel and several other interesting tips & tricks.

Go ahead and read them, download attached workbooks and become awesome in Excel. :)

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