Why are some Excel features greyed out in Office 365? … I miss my desktop apps … Is there a way to keep people from turning off Track Changes?

Import a list of holidays into Excel

May 6, 2019 Categorized in: Excel

If you use NETWORKDAYS or the WORKDAY function, it’s useful to import a list of holidays from TimeandDate.com.
One of the things that great project management apps do is calculate project and task start and due dates based on a project start date and task durations. You can also do this in good old Excel or Google Sheets.

Excel web queries have changed

March 4, 2019 Categorized in: Excel

Data stored in defined web page tables is now more accessible directly.

Cleaning up dates in Excel

February 5, 2019 Categorized in: Excel

It might take some maneuvering, but you can probably disassemble a file with funky dates, then reassemble it with text functions.

4 ways to string cell contents together in Excel

December 3, 2018 Categorized in: Excel

Two of them are new.

Making magic with mail merge

October 1, 2018 Categorized in: ExcelOutlook

You may have heard the term; you may even be somewhat familiar with what it does. But do you know why you might need one?

Creating maps in Excel

September 4, 2018 Categorized in: Excel

Did you know that you can create maps from geographically recognizable data in Excel using standard country/region, state/province, county or postal code?

Excel: Shape up your data

July 2, 2018 Categorized in: Excel

There are many tools to help you squeeze information out of your data, but it needs to be in the right shape.

Connecting datasets in Excel

May 7, 2018 Categorized in: Excel

In the newest version of Excel, you may have noticed the “data model.” This allows you to connect multiple datasets and analyze them as one.

Microsoft Office Notes: May ’16

May 1, 2016 Categorized in: Excel

Keeping minutes; find/replace; formatting

The magic of Excel 3-D references

September 2, 2015 Categorized in: Excel

Q. Is there an easier way to create a formula across work sheets than clicking on each cell you want to add to the formula?
Q. I can’t get FlashFill to work in Excel 2013. What am I doing wrong?