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WordArt is a quick and easy to use tool to allow Excel users to add pizzazz to the presentation of your worksheets.
This is a quick tutorial in the use of WordArt.
Often we come across workbooks that have similar formatting needs for multiple worksheets. For eg. you may have sales records spanning across 12 worksheets, one for each month. Now as a loyal reader of chandoo.org, you want to keep the formatting of all these worksheets consistent. So here is a quick tip to begin your work week.Continue »
As you may know, I run an online excel training program, called as, Excel School. I have opened registrations for 2nd batch of this program on last Monday. Thank you very much for supporting this program wildly. In a few hours, I will be closing the registrations for Excel School.
At the time of writing this post (around 9 AM IST on 21st), we have 103 students signed up for Excel School. This is certainly a bit more than what I expected. But, I am also confident and eager to help as many of you as possible. So go ahead and join the program, because, you want to be awesome.Continue »
This is part 3 of 6 on Profit & Loss Reporting using Excel series, written by Yogesh Data sheet structure for Preparing P&L using Pivot Tables Preparing Pivot Table P&L using Data sheet Adding Calculated Fields to Pivot Table P&L Exploring Pivot Table P&L Reports Quarterly and Half yearly Profit Loss Reports in Excel Budget […]Continue »
Today I want to introduce Excel 2010 to you. Excel 2010 is the latest version of spreadsheet software from Microsoft, set to be released for sale in late 2010. On Nov 18th, MS released the public beta of Excel 2010 [download here] along with other Office productivity software.
Excel 2010 has several improvements compared to earlier version – Excel 2007. In this post, I want to highlight some of the User Interface improvements made in Excel 2010 that are very exciting and fun to use.Continue »
We all know that bar charts can be used to display values spread across various categories or times and pie charts / donut charts can be used to display percentage breakup of various quantities in a sum total. How about mashing up both to create a Donut Bar chart?
In this tutorial, you can learn how to make a donut bar chart and linking it to a form control to display Product-wise sales breakups spread across several years.Continue »
Excel comment boxes are a very useful feature, but the comment box look hasn’t changed since slice bread. So Tom, one of our readers, took it upon himself to revamp the comment box. He wrote a simple macro to botox, smoothen and color the comment box. It is a fun and simple macro, something that can make a boring spreadsheet friday a little more exciting.Continue »
We all know that incell charts are a very cool way to explore and visualize data. Personally I like them so much that I have written several tutorials on it here. Today we will see how a Job dashboard on “50 best cities for finding a job” originally prepared by Indeed job search engine can be recreated in Excel using In-cell charts. The final outcome is something like this.Continue »
When you are making a chart next time, spend just 5 minutes (or even less) on the formatting and give more time (may be 20 minutes) to think about the story.Continue »
Do you know these excel 2007 productivity secrets? (1) How to turn on the clipboard pane so that you can do rapid copy pasting (2) How to lock a feature for repeated use (3) How to copy charts as pictures (4) How to features not on ribbon to the quick access tool bar (5) How to change the default file save settings so that excel always save files in earlier version and much more. Go ahead and read the secrets and become excel guru.Continue »
That is right. Next week is your week on this blog. I will post content that is shared by you. So go ahead and share your tips and tricks with us. Read more to find out how you can share your tips with the community.Continue »
We are a big advocate of keyboard shortcuts. I think learning a handful of keyboard shortcuts can improve your productivity tremendously, whether you are using excel or firefox.
But using only keyboard shortcuts is like using only right hand. So, we have compiled 5 incredible ways mouse can help you be productive while using MS Excel.Continue »
Ever since we made a switch to Microsoft Office 2007 at work, this has been bothering me.”How to change one shape to another?”
This is very useful feature, especially when you are using PowerPoint.Continue »
This weekend, let us talk … umm… charts. I want to know if you absolutely make sure your charts look good every time you sent them out to someone. I do this most of the time.
How do you sex up your charts?Continue »
A simple label formatting hack can improve the effectiveness of YoY change charts by adding color to differentiate positive vs. negative growth (or mediocre vs. sky rocketing growth rates). See this example:Continue »