Category Archives: Basic Excel

Excel’s Newest Features That You’ll Want to Know About!

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If you use Excel through an Office 365 subscription, you know that new features appear regularly throughout the year. Because of this ‘trickle’ you might easily miss something new and useful, especially if your updates take place automatically in the background. As we head into a new year, here are several new features and functions…
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Top Excel Interview Questions to Prepare For

Computer skills and Data analysis are among the top “hard” skills that employers are looking for in job candidates. Employers want to know that you can use the tools you need to stay organized, to communicate important information and accurately interpret the information you use daily. Microsoft Excel is the most popular spreadsheet tool in…
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5 Excel Data Entry Tips and Tricks You’ll Wish You’d Learned Earlier

When you start learning Excel, you begin by using the simplest methods for entering data and creating calculations. It is a credit to the software that so many tasks are able to be performed by the most inexperienced of users right from the beginning of their training. Once you gain experience and confidence, however, these…
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How to Lock Cells in Excel to Protect Your Work from Changes

We’ve all done it.  Mis-clicked. Mis-typed. Hit enter when we meant to hit tab. And while it’s frustrating to make mistakes in a spreadsheet of our own data, when managing important company assets those mistakes can have expensive consequences. When many people work on the same spreadsheet, these normal opportunities for errors are multiplied. This…
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How to Password Protect an Excel File

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Why You Might Need to Protect an Excel File Information in today’s corporate environment is as important as raw materials are to a manufacturer or labor is to the service industry. Organizations collect data from consumers, vendors, employees and even competitors every day. When that data contains sensitive information, then it is in the organization’s…
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Microsoft® Excel® – Getting Help

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Like many software tools, Microsoft® Excel® has a LOT more functionality than most people need for most standard assignments. Consistent with the 80/20 rule, which holds that 80% of the results flow from 20% of the work, most people really only need 20% of the functionality of a tool for 80% of their work.  Unfortunately,…
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