CP031: Invisibility Tricks – How to make things disappear in Excel?
In the 31st session of Chandoo.org podcast, let’s disappear.
What is in this session?
Spreadsheets are complex things. They have outputs, calculation tabs, inputs, VBA code, from controls, charts, pivot tables and occasional picture of hello kitty. But when it comes to making a workbook production ready, you may want to hide away few things so it looks tidy.
That is our topic for this podcast session.
In this podcast, you will learn
- Quick announcements first anniversary of our podcast etc.
- Hiding cells,
- Hiding rows & columns
- Hiding chart data points
- On/off effect with form controls, conditional formatting
- Hiding sheets
- Making objects, charts, pictures disappear
- Disabling grid-lines
- Turning off formula bar
- Getting rid of headings
- Hiding things in print
Listen to this session
Links & Resources mentioned in this podcast
Hiding cell content
- How to hide cell contents using custom cell formatting
- Conditional hiding examples
- Introduction to custom cell formatting
Hiding chart data points / series
Hiding objects, shapes & charts
Hiding things in Print
Transcript of this session:
What is your favorite Excel magic trick?
My favorite tricks are using formulas + form controls to make charts dynamic, using conditional formatting, using VBA to animate stuff.
What about you? What magic you do to impress your boss & colleagues? Please share your tips & ideas in the comments section.
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My name is Chandoo. Thanks for dropping by. My mission is to make you awesome in Excel & your work. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. When I am not F9ing my formulas, I cycle, cook or play lego with my kids. Know more about me.
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