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How To: Cross-check two lists for discrepancies 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 528th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to check two data sets (lists & tables) to see if there are discrepancies using the MATCH and VLOOKUP functions.

How To: Calculate a bonus 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 and Mr. Excel, the 24th installment in their joint series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn 5 different methods for calculating a bonus using VLOOKUP, MAX, Boolean, and 2 IF formulas.

How To: Completely hide the Ribbon menu in Excel

The instructor of this video shows you how to completely hide the ribbon, or the menu, in Excel. If you only want to partially hide the ribbon, you can use the shortcut control + F1. To completely hide the ribbon, though, go to the Visual Basic screen, hit Alt + F11. Then, go to insert, then module, and type in the macro "sub (Your name for macro)" then hit enter, then type in the code "application.executeExcel4macro''show.toolbar(""Ribbon"", false)''". To set up the code to show the ribbon a...

How To: Create a Powerpoint presentation step by step

In this video, we learn how to create a PowerPoint presentation. Start off by adding in the title and subtitle of the project. After you do this, you can start to change the fonts and colors, as well as add pictures to the background and add transitions to the next page. When you're done with this, go onto your next page and start to add in all the information you need to on the following pages. When you are finished, you will be able to save your project and then use it for a presentation. T...

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: Work with skew and histograms 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 23rd installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to work with skew in histograms for quantitative Data. Learn how to skew left (negative) and skew right (positive) with ...

How To: Repeat a list of names 7 times in Excel

The ExcelIsFun shows how to repeat a list of names seven times. He starts out by telling you a fast way to do this. He starts out by selecting the names already typed in then he presses Control C (Ctrl + c) on the keyboard. The next thing he does is move the cursor to a different column and in the first row. He presses Control V (Ctrl + v) to paste the names into the other column. By watching this video, you will find out how to quickly repeat a list of names 7 times or more.

How To: Cross tabulate categorical data with formulas 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 17th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to cross tabulate & do percentage cross tabulation for categorical data using formulas rather than pivot tables.

How To: Use Excel for daily interest and monthly deposits

Some savings plan pays interest 365 days in a year but you make deposit monthly. You can use Excel functions to calculate the maturity value of the of the monthly plan. To do this you have to use the nominal and effect functions before using the future value functions. First enter the know data like the monthly payment, the number of years of payment, the number of days in a year, and the annual percentage rate. First take the nominal rate and calculate the effective rate with the help of eff...

How To: Creating data-entry forms in Microsoft Access 2010

Learn how to create data-entry forms 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 data-entry forms in your own Access projects, watch this free video guide.

How To: Find & extract duplicate records from a data set

This video is about finding duplicate entries in excel sheet. The example excel sheet contains different names. There are around 1000 different names in the sample excel sheet. CountIf(range,criteria) formula has been used to do the comparison and return of results in True or False mode. Type =CountIf( now move your left arrow key, this will generate the formula like =CountIf(A2. Now press Ctrl+Shift+Down arrow, this will select all the available values in the column. Now press F4 to lock it ...

How To: Create a line-graph in Excel 2007

In excel a left click is made on box A1 and the X title is typed in as year. In A2 the year 2001 is typed and in A3 the year 2002. Both A2 and 3 boxes are highlighted and the bottom right hand corner is used to drag the work into a copied sequence down to A12. In B1 "population in billions" is typed. From the web site the data is copied and typed in as it appeared and the numbers are rounded off. A click is made on the "insert" tab and line is selected from the menu which appears. The upper l...

How To: Build a conditional average calculation table in Exel

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 583rd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the AVERAGEIF & IFERROR functions with absolute and mixed cell references to create a large table of conditional average calculations (averaging with criteria).

How To: Find approximate matches in unsorted columns 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 639th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a formula that will do an approximate match lookup with an unsorted lookup table that can be copied across multiple columns and do lookup from multiple columns.

How To: Count Mondays between 2 dates 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 44th installment in their joint series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to count the number of Mondays between two dates using the WEEKDAY function or the TEXT function wrapped around the ROW and INDIRECT function.

How To: Embed YouTube videos in PowerPoint 2003

This video uses screenshots to show you step-by-step how to add a YouTube video to your Microsoft Office 2003 Powerpoint presentation. It's a great way to help support an argument that you may be trying to make and keeps people's attention. It's easy to do and will help you in whatever you may be doing. Enjoy!

How To: Replace a long IF with a MIN/MAX formula 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 100th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to replace a long IF formula with a simple MIN/MAX formula (or an even simpler MEDIAN function). See 3 amazing examples. When you have a hurdle such a Commission Hurdle or a Payroll Taxable Earning Hurdle, and you are using an IF function fo...

How To: Embed a video in a slide in Microsoft PowerPoint Mac 2011

Want to know how to add a video to a slide in a PowerPoint for Mac 2011 document? This video will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular word digital slideshow application, new to MS PowerPoint 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: Use helper columns with concatenated fields in Excel

Are you looking for a way to make your Microsoft Excel formulas simpler, faster and more efficient? If so, you're in the right place. With this free video lesson from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the 7th installment in his "Excel Formula Efficiency" series, you'll see how a helper column with concatenated fields can dramatically reduce the time a formula takes to calculate.

How To: Create a watermark or background in MS Word 2007

This video shows you how to change the background color and watermark in your Word 2007 document. Both settings are found on the Page Layout tab. The background color can be chosen from a wide palette. The most frequently used colors are immediately applied to the current page as a preview. You can also choose to add a fill effect, like a color gradient, by clicking the Fill Effects item in the Page Color list. The watermark feature allows you to add either a predefined notice, an image or a ...

How To: Build a early zero coupon bond amortization table in 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 build an early zero-coupon bond amortization table in Excel.

How To: Sync songs with PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is used to create presentations. These presentation can contain images and animations. You can even add sound to the presentation. To do this go to the insert and select movies and sounds. Select the sound file from it. Make sure that the file inserted is in .wma format. Go to the slide show and select custom animation. Right click the song in the animations window. Under the effect option in the effect tab, there is the stop playing partition. Select the number of slides...

How To: Create a simple line chart in Excel 2007

Namuoc demonstrates how to create a line chart in Excel. To create a simple line chart in Excel 2007, first highlight the cells in your worksheet that you would like to include in the chart. Then, select the insert tab on the top of the worksheet toolbar. Next, click on the line option. Select the two dimensional line graph option from the given choices. Move the chart to a new sheet. Label the new sheet in the appropriate field and click the OK button. Your line chart will now be created usi...

How To: Use the Report Wizard in Microsoft Access 2010

Learn how to work with the Report Wizard tool 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 Report Wizard in your own Access projects, watch this free video guide.

How To: Count unique items with multiple criteria in 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. With this video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 368th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet video tutorials, you'll learn how to create and use an array formula that will permit you to count unique items within a column while specifying more than one criterion. This guide uses the SUM, IF FREQUENCY, MATCH, ROW, and ISNUMBER functions (in a somewhat unusual combi...

How To: Use NORMSINV with critical values 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 87th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to use NORMSINV to test a hypothesis with population standard deviation (sigma) known and proportions.

How To: Check spelling and grammar in MS Word 2010

This video tutorial is a quick explanation of the ins and outs of spell and grammar check when using MS Word 2010. One of the main things highlighted in this video is that unlike previous additions, this year's version offers more contextual correction. For example, when the word their was used in an article, it was spelled correctly but used in the wrong context. The spell and grammar checker will underline this to let you know that it is incorrect. If you hit the spell and grammar check but...