Excel Links – Getting used to life in Windy Wellington Edition

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So we moved to Wellington, New Zealand few weeks back (on 17th of July 2016, to be precise). After spending first 3 weeks in Jeff’s house and a hotel, we moved in to our rental home over the weekend (on 6th of August). Around the same time, the worst of Wellington winter waved welcome to us. We quickly learned how to stay warm indoors (layers, hot water bottles, rugs and more layers). Kids started going to school few days back and they are loving it. I bought a bike and managed to go out on few rides on the hilly roads of Wellington and found a strange for sale sign too.

For sale: Pony poo and pine cones

Anyhow, Since we didn’t have internet connection until today, I thought I will start by sharing a few Excel links with you. Check them out to get your fix of spreadsheets.

Excel links for you…

Diverging stacked bar charts

Leave it to Jon Peltier to unearth relative truthfulness of politician’s statements. Where I come from, almost all politicians lie. But apparantly, some politicians lie more than other, at least in USA. Jon shows us how to make a diverging stacked bar chart to understand the true lies.

Drug overdoses data from connecticut, analyzed in Excel

Drug overdose, how about Excel overdose? Spreadsheet Journalism, a new blog I started reading just today, shows how to analyze publicly available data sources to uncover interesting stories. Abbot Katz does a fine job of mixing Excel with data journalism. Give it a read.

Hide tabs by color using VBA

Debra shows us how to hide worksheets by color of the tab. This can be useful if you work with a massive workbook that has tons of tabs and want to hide all calculations worksheets or sensitive data tabs before emailing the file to entire department.

Enjoy reading them. See you soon with more Excel stuff.


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9 Responses to “Excel Links – Getting used to life in Windy Wellington Edition”

  1. Dave says:

    Great to hear you are all settling in well to Wellington!
    Bit of advice - don't confuse the two items for sale if you buy them - they're the same colour and similar shape - you have been warned! 😉

  2. Jon Peltier says:

    The worst of Wellington weather? I like the alliteration, but really, it sounds more like springtime in Boston.

    Anyway, good that you're settled in, and thanks for the plug.

  3. Thanks for the mention, Chandoo! Glad you're finally in your house and back on the Internet. And spring is only a few weeks away, so it should warm up then!

  4. Brian Adams says:


    Wishing you and your family the best in Wellington. I wish I could relocate my family there. Quite a beautiful place. Thanks for the links!

  5. Diana says:

    Welcome to Wellington. It is a great little city.

  6. Jeff Weir says:

    One of those things is a local delicacy.

  7. Hey Chandoo, every time I visit the blog you are in a different country! All the best settling in.

    @Jeff - I hope its the cones.

  8. Kamran says:

    Hi chandu....I need some information about forecasting in detail with help in excel.I saw your video in excel could it's very help full.could you please give me some more information.

  9. T. Roma says:

    Chandoo, I have been quietly following your blog since 2008, if I am not wrong. It is lovely to read that you are moving to the same place i moved just a few months ago!!

    I am originally from Brazil, but moved to NZ in November. I lived in Windy Welly until April, when I finally settled down in Auckland, with a proper job (as a Reporting Analyst, btw - lots and lots of Excel fun everyday).

    Be very welcome to the country of the Kiwi (the bird) and sheep everywhere! Wellington is indeed a cool little city. It is really quick to adapt to NZ way of living, and so far, this country has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. I wish you and your family the same! 🙂

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