Have you ever copied a formula to another tab in your workbook, and the result was not at all what you expected? Moved a formula to a new location and were surprised that it didn’t change?
Go faster! Work harder! Get more done in less time! MULTITASK! Sound familiar? Everyone’s trying to find the secret formula for cramming as much work as possible into every workday. Too often, though, the result of our super-scheduled, overly tight timelines is that we obsess over double-, triple- or quadruple-tasking and lose focus on our…
I sat at my desk, fiddling with my pen, clicking the ballpoint in and out repeatedly. Anyone who knew me would have read that as a sure sign of agitation. I tapped the keys of my keyboard and glanced at the clock repeatedly, trying to be obvious – but not TOO obvious (that would be…
What does professionalism look like? Do you “know it when you see it”? Take a look at the images below and sort them into two groups: More Professional and Less Professional.
If you’ve ever repeated the same actions multiple times in a spreadsheet, you’ll benefit from recording a macro to automate those tasks. But, once you have a macro, how do you access it? The easiest way is to add a macro button to your spreadsheet, for which Excel offers three straightforward methods: Add a button…
How often do you need to insert a favorite chart style, consistent with your prior submission, to maintain a consistent look and feel to your monthly reporting packages? That consistency is one element that increases the appearance of professionalism—especially if it reflects your company’s brand, typography, and color scheme.
Have you ever needed to calculate a person’s age from a birthdate in Excel? Or find the number of years since the last audit?