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How To: Retrieve the name of a lowest-bidding vendor 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 283rd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the INDEX, MATCH and MIN functions to retrieve vendors name when they have made the low bid.

How To: Calculate proportions and percentages in Excel

This Excel Statistics series of video shows how to calculate proportions and percentages in Microsoft Excel. This video shows how to do percentage calculations using formulas in Microsoft Excel. To make a formula for a percentage, you need to first make a formula to calculate the total sum of objects you are going to use. To do that, use the sum formula. Now, divide the current object's value with the previously generated sum formula, which gives you the frequency. When you multiply this by 1...

How To: Convert TRUE & FALSE values to 1 & 0 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 314th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn four different methods for converting TRUE and FALSE values to 1 and 0 (zeroes).

How To: Find range and interquartile range in Microsoft 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 40th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate range & interquartile range for variability using the MAX, MIN, QUARTILE functions.

How To: Measure the spread of a data set with Excel's AVEDEV

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 97th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the AVEDEV function to measure the spread (variation) in a data set. Also see the STDEV function and learn how to measure whether a mean represents its data points fairly.

How To: Create a sudoku puzzle in Excel with array formulas

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 242nd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a sudoku puzzle using array formulas, the INDEX function with criteria and data validation.

How To: Fix common Excel spreadsheet problems & errors

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 25th installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll learn how to interpret and resolve the nine most common Excel formula errors — namely, ####, #NAME?, #N/A, #REF!, #VALUE!, #NUM!, #DIV/0!, Circular Reference, and #NULL!.

How To: Automate tasks with macros in Microsoft Access 2010

Learn how to use create macros when working in Microsoft Access 2010. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular database management application or a seasoned MS Office professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Access 2010 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started using macros in your own Access projects, watch this free video guide.

How To: Create collapsible and expandable cell ranges in Excel

This video demonstrates how to create collapsible and expandable cell ranges in Excel. The first thing that you will have to is to prepare your Excel worksheet that contains the data which you need to be expandable and collapsible. On the first cell under your Running Total column, type in the function, "=SUM". Select the Sales cell corresponding to that cell then type in Shift+Colon. Click on the first value and hit the F4 key to lock your row reference. The result will automatically show. Y...

How To: Create a weighted gradebook 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 197th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the SUM and VLOOKUP functions to create a grade book based on a specified total score with weights assigned to different categories.

How To: Allow only Monday dates in a cell 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 593rd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to add data validation to allow only Monday dates in a cell using the custom option and the WEEKDAY function.

How To: Create a distribution for categorical 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 12th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to use Advanced Filter 'Unique Records Only" to extract a list of unique items from a data base, and then use the COUNTI...

How To: Use the Backstage view in Microsoft Access 2010

Learn how to use the Backstage view option when working in Microsoft Access 2010. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular database management application or a seasoned MS Office professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Access 2010 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started using the Backstage view in your own Access projects, watch this free video guide.

How To: Create a form from linked Access data 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 Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 574th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to import data from Microsoft Access as well as how to use the VLOOKUP function to populate data into a printable form.

How To: Repeat each successive date in an Excel date column

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 579th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the MOD function and date math to create a column of dates where each successive date is repeated twice.

How To: Make calculations for markup & markdown in 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 7th installment in his "Business Math" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to make calculations for markup (mark up) & markdown (mark down).

How To: Password protect queries in Microsoft Access

The Microsoft Office Access 2007 relational database manager enables information workers to quickly track and report information with ease thanks to its interactive design capabilities that do not require deep database knowledge. In this Microsoft Access video tutorial, you'll learn how to force a password to be entered in order to run a query.

How To: Calculate bonuses based on years worked 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 601st installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the VLOOKUP & IF functions to make bonus calculations based on the number of years worked.

How To: Make a shrinking data validation list 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 241st installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a data validation drop-down cell list where the list shrinks as you select values.

How To: Assign a macro in Excel to a button, check box & more

In this video tutorial we learn how to assign a macro to a button or a check box in Excel. The first thing you want to do is to place the macros you want to use in the spreadsheet. You can assign a macro to any object within Excel. Next draw the shape in the spreadsheet that you will want to assign the macro to. Then, right click on the shape that you've drawn. Then go down to assign macro and select your Macro in the pop up box and click OK. Now, anytime you click on the button the Macro wil...

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: Sort numbers with a formula 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 and Mr. Excel, the 12th installment in their joint series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create formulas that will take an unsorted list and sort smallest to biggest or biggest to smallest using the MAX, LARGE, SMALL, ROW and ROWS functions.

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: Use AGGREGATE instead of SUBTOTAL 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 664th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how about how the new Excel 2010 AGGREGATE function that can calculate these 19 different functions depending on what number you put into the 1st argument of the AGGREGATE function. This is an improvement over the SUBTOTAL function wh...

How To: Calculate a standard (z) score in Microsoft 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 45th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to see how to calculate a z-score.

How To: Copy & paste a list of all names in an Excel workbook

Looking for a primer on how to create and work with names in Microsoft Office Excel? You've come to the right place. In this free video tutorial from everyone's favorite MS Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, the 12.66th installment in his series of Excel name tricks, you'll learn how to paste a list of all names in the workbook, both the name and the formula that defines the name.

How To: Dynamically count unique words in a column 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 293rd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn two cell formulas and a named formula that will dynamically count unique words in a column. As you add new records, the count will automatically update. This is accomplished through use of Excel's MAX, ROW, OFFSET, SUMPRODUCT, ISTEXT and COUNTIF f...

How To: Construct confidence intervals with TINV 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 83rd installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to construct confidence intervals when the sigma (population standard deviation) in NOT known using the TINV function.

How To: Add title labels & set data labels in MS Word 2007

This video is from HelpVids and describes how to change the axis titles on charts in Microsoft Word 2007. To access the chart tools, select the chart and the tools will appear above the ribbon. There are many different design options that you can preview on the screen to make your final selection. To change the chart title, click on the Chart Title button which is located on the Layout ribbon. You can then select where you would like the title to appear. Once you select the location you can t...

How To: Solve a basic percent formula word problem in 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 28th installment in his "Excel Business Math" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to solve a basic percent (rate * base) formula word problem using Excel.

How To: Find the largest increase in a data set in MS Excel

Looking for a primer on how to create and work with arrays in Microsoft Office Excel? You've come to the right place. In this free video tutorial from everyone's favorite MS Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, the 12th installment in his series of Excel array formula series, you'll learn how to create array formulas for finding the largest improvement in sales from one year to the next.