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How To: Use VLOOKUP to add a column of categories in MS Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 646th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a formula to add a column of categories using the VLOOKUP, RIGHT, LEN and SEARCH functions.

How To: Use text functions (TRIM, PROPER, SUBSTITUTE) in Excel

Whether you're interested in learning Microsoft Excel from the bottom up or just looking to pick up a few tips and tricks, you're in the right place. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, ExcelIsFun, the 11th installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll learn how to transform bad data into useful data using formulas and text functions such as TRIM, PROPER, SUBSTITUTE, REPLACE, FIND and LEFT. Also see how to use the ampersan...

How To: Summarize survey results with a pivot table in Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 168th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to summarize survey results with a pivot table (PivotTable) or a formula. See how to create a Pivot Table in Excel 2003 or 2007.

How To: Group duplicates & extract unique records in MS Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 577th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use SUMPRODUCT and the join symbol (&/ampersand) to group duplicates and then see how to use advanced filtering to extract a list of unique records.

How To: Calculate monthly retirement income in Microsoft Excel

As you might guess, one of the domains in which Microsoft Excel really excels is finance math. Brush up on the stuff for your next or current job with this how-to. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, the 12th installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate average and marginal tax rates with Excel.

How To: Use the IF function with letter grades in Excel

This six-minute tutorial shows you how to use the logical IF function with letter grades in Excel. The video features a sample table with a sample assigned grading scheme ranging from A to F, which is a common application of the logical IF statement in Excel. After the data is added to your Excel table, use the IF function in the respective cell or column by inputting the logical test, the value if the test is true, and the value if the test is false. In addition to showing you how to use the...

How To: Rearrange parts of a text string in Microsoft Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 190th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to rearrange three parts in a text string (e.g., last, first, middle name) using the RIGHT, FIND, LEN, & LEFT functions in one formula.

How To: Extract records that meet certain criteria in Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly advanced as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 186th installment in their series of Excel magic tricks, you'll see how to extract records that meet two conditions (criteria) and list them in order with no extra rows between records as well as how to create a formula to extract part of a table from a larger table based on two criteria. (All of this is accomplished through us...

How To: Hide scroll bars, sheet tabs & charts in Excel

This video is a tutorial on how to remove scroll bars, sheet tabs and objects in Excel. To remove scroll bars and sheet tabs, go to the Office button, then Excel Options. On the screen that comes up go to the Advanced tab and scroll down to “Display options for this workbook”, where you will see some check boxes. Uncheck the boxes for horizontal scroll bar, vertical scroll bar and sheet tabs. This will remove them from the current workbook. This feature only works with the current workbook.

How To: Insert a horizontal line in Microsoft Office 2007

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to a horizontal line in Microsoft Office 2007. Begin by clicking on the Page Layout tab and select Page Borders. Then click on Horizontal Line. Scroll through the list and select a type of horizontal line. When finished, click on OK. Users are able to drag the horizontal line around by holding down the left button on the mouse and moving it. When users highlight the line, right-click on it and select Format Horizontal Line. There users will be able to...

How To: Insert, format, resize & crop pictures in MS Word

This video is a Microsoft Word 2007 tutorial on working with pictures. To insert a picture in your document, click on Insert and select Picture, then find the picture, select and insert it. To resize the picture without distorting it, click and hold on the corner circles. You can adjust Brightness and Contrast by using the various choices within these settings. The Recolor setting gives you a number of options for changing the coloring of the picture, such as sepia, black and white, or graysc...

How To: Display trend arrows in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun and Mr. Excel, the 14th installment in their joint series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create formulas and Conditional Formatting that will display UP, DOWN, and SIDE arrows to indicate up or down for a list of numbers.

How To: Score a Full Version of Microsoft Office for Only $10

When it comes to text documents and spreadsheets, Microsoft Office is the be-all and end-all office suite—but it's not cheap. Paying anywhere from $140 to $400 puts a big dent in your bank account, especially if you're a broke college student eating ramen for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Something that I wish I would've known about during college is Microsoft's HUP (Home Use Program). With HUP, any employee or student of an organization that has a Microsoft volume license is eligible to purc...

How To: Create an Excel pivot table with 4-variable tabulation

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 216th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a pivot table (PivotTable) with 4-variable cross tabulation. Learn to use multiple fields in a pivot table with this free video tutorial.

How To: Find the sample size for confidence intervals in Excel

If you use Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, odds are you work with numbers. Put those numbers to work. Statistical analysis allows you to find patterns, trends and probabilities within your data. In this MS Excel tutorial from everyone's favorite Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the 87th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate sample size (n) for confidence intervals.

How To: Chart cross-sectional and time series data in MS Excel

If you use Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, odds are you work with numbers. Put those numbers to work. Statistical analysis allows you to find patterns, trends and probabilities within your data. In this MS Excel tutorial from everyone's favorite Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the 11th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to work with, and create charts for, cross-sectional and time-series data.

How To: Calculate monthly sales with Excel's SUMPRODUCT & TEXT

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 45th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to use the SUMPRODUCT & TEXT functions together in 1 formula to sum the month's sales. Learn to love digital spreadsheets more perfectly with the tricks outlined in this free Microsoft Office how-to.

How To: Make Sure People Will Understand Your Writing by Testing Your Readability Score

There is a substantial number of helpful tools at your disposal in Microsoft Word when it comes to writing; grammar check, word count, dictionary, thesaurus, and tons more. One tool that doesn't necessarily make itself obvious is testing your document's readability. With this built-in tool, you can not only check your spelling and grammar, but also the reading level of your document.

How To: Create a series AA, AB ... ZZ in Microsoft Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 279th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how use the ADDRESS, LEFT, ROW, ROWS, and COLUMN functions to create the series AA, AB, ZZ with a formula.

How To: Create a column line graph in Microsoft Excel 2007

In this software video tutorial you will learn how to create a column line graph in Microsoft Excel 2007. First you type in the data in to the work sheet. Then highlight the data and click 'insert' on the menu bar. Here you select the 'column' option and go down and click on the type of column that you want. And the graph is automatically presented. Now click on 'move chart' and select a sheet where you want the graph to be moved to and click OK. To change any field in the chart in to a line ...

How To: Retrieve data from many tables on many sheets in Excel

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 77th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to do a complicated payroll formula when tax data must be retrieved from multiple tables. See how to use the INDEX, INDIRECT AND MATCH functions in one big formula to retrieve tax data from multiple tables on multiple sheets. Learn to love digital spreadshe...

How To: Add yearly totals from monthly data in MS Excel 2010

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 679th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to summarize yearly totals from monthly totals when there Year Criteria is entered as a serial date. See the SUMPRODUCT and SUMIFS functions. Learn about criteria and how to enter it into the SUMIFS functions.

How To: Do matrix multiplication and inverse in MS Excel

This is a video about the multiplication, determination, and inverse of matrix using excel. First we have to take two matrix in excel. If you take two 3x3 matrices and multiply it then you will get a 3x3 matrix as a result. First we have to select 3x3 cells in the excel and give then a formula of =mmult(and then select the first matrix it will automatically takes the row and cell numbers, next select the second matrix). Then it will give the answer. Next if you want to find the determinant of...

How To: Calculate incentive rates by formula in MS Excel

As you might guess, one of the domains in which Microsoft Excel really excels is business math. Brush up on the stuff for your next or current job with this how-to. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, the 39th installment in his "Excel Business Math" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate (piecework/comission) incentive rates by Excel formula.

How To: Group quantitative data into classes in MS Excel

If you use Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, odds are you work with numbers. Put those numbers to work. Statistical analysis allows you to find patterns, trends and probabilities within your data. In this MS Excel tutorial from everyone's favorite Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the 20th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to take raw quantitative (numerical) data and figure out how to group it into classes so that you can have categories an...

How To: Calculate APR, EAR & period rates in Microsoft Excel 2010

As you might guess, one of the domains in which Microsoft Excel really excels is finance math. Brush up on the stuff for your next or current job with this how-to. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, part of his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate APR (Annual Percentage Rate), EAR (Effective Annual Rate) and Period Rate.

How To: Do bank reconciliation in Microsoft Excel

As you might guess, one of the domains in which Microsoft Excel really excels is business math. Brush up on the stuff for your next or current job with this how-to. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, the 37th installment in his "Excel Business Math" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to do bank reconciliation when accounting in Microsoft Excel.

How To: Generate a dynamic list from a table in MS Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 146th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to extract records from table, putting one record on each sheet with records in rows. This is accomplished with Excel's VLOOKUP, COLUMN, FIND, REPLACE and CELL functions. See also how to create a formula for a sheet name (sheet tab name, works...

How To: Put your MS Access databases on your website

To start off the process of publishing your access database online we first look at a sample MS ACCESS database with typical formats and a online searchable application where users can search by library name or city and get details of the library. There are 3 steps to publish the database. The first step is importing data which can be done through clicking on the file menu and then click on import data through a Microsoft Access Database. Now select the file you want to import through the bro...

How To: Add comments to a document in Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

Want to know how to create annotated docs in Word for Mac 2011? This video will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular word processing application, new to MS Word 2011 or even an expert merely looking to brush up on the fundamentals, you're sure to be well served by this quality video tutorial from the folks at Lynda. For detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch the video.

How To: Calculate interest rate risk in Microsoft Excel

As you might guess, one of the domains in which Microsoft Excel really excels is finance math. Brush up on the stuff for your next or current job with this how-to. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, the 54th installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate interest rate risk or IRR.