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How To: Create a Tangent Line with Excel

Given a function, you can easily find the slope of a tangent line using Microsoft Excel to do the dirty work. That is to say, you can input your x-value, create a couple of formulas, and have Excel calculate the secant value of the tangent slope. This is a fantastic tool for Stewart Calculus sections 2.1 and 2.2.

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: Build a 15-minute schedule in Microsoft Excel

Want to make a time schedule in Microsoft Excel partitioned into perfectly regimented 15-minute intervals? It's easy, provided you know how to go about it. And in this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 543rd installment in their series of Excel magic tricks, you'll learn how to do just that using the Fill Handle. For a complete walkthrough, watch this Microsoft Office how-to.

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: Cross tabulate categorical data 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 16th 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 a pivot table (PivotTable).

How To: Create confidence intervals for proportions 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 86th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to construct confidence intervals for proportions using NORMSINV function and other formulas.

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: 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 nominal, ordinal & interval scale 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 10th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how about data sets and the nominal, ordinal, interval and ration scales/levels of measurement and see two Pivot Tables that...

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: Calculate expected return with an Excel array formula

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 3rd installment in his series of Excel array formula series, you'll learn how to create an array formula that will calculate the expected return for a given stock.

How To: Use a macro to arrange a data set in a column 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 644th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a recorded macro that uses formulas to rearrange a proper data set to one listed in a column.

How To: Type a bomb symbol in Microsoft Word

This video will show you how you can simply type a symbol of a bomb in Microsoft Word. Using three easy steps, the symbol can be simply inserted into a word document. After opening up the Microsoft Word program, the user should then change the font type to a font which is called "Wingdings". This font will create symbols in the place of the regularly typed letters. In order to obtain the bomb symbol, simply type "M" (capital m) and the symbol will appear. The symbol should appear as a simple ...

How To: Use TEXT & custom number formatting in Microsoft 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 270000000000000000000000000000000th installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll learn how to use custom number formatting for cells and the TEXT function. Specifically, this lesson covers the following:

How To: Create an interest-only loan schedule 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 create an interest-only loan schedule in Excel.

How To: Create projections for sales numbers in MS 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 10th installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll learn how to create projections for sales numbers from a database using the SUMIF, VLOOKUP and COLUMNS functions and a percentage increase formula.

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: Automatically Hide the Ribbon Menu System in Excel

Teach Excel demonstrates how to completely hide the Ribbon menu system in Excel 2007 as soon as the workbook is opened. This will be done by writing a macro which hides the Ribbon only for the specific workbook in which the macro is implemented. Some helpful shortcuts are Ctrl+F1 which partially hides the ribbon, Alt+F11, which opens the Visual Basic screen, and Alt+F8, which opens the macros list. First, hit Alt+F11 to open the Visual Basic screen. Then double-click "This Workbook" on the le...

How To: Make calculations for inflation and real & nominal rates 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 make inflation calculations.

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: Change Excel options directly in the Registry

This video shows us the method to block the formula bar, scroll bars and the status bars in Excel. Click on 'Start' and type 'regedit'. Click on 'regedit' and go to 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER'. Open it and go to 'Software' and 'Microsoft'. Expand it and go to 'Office' and open the version of Office on your computer. Expand it and go to Excel. Choose the options folder. Go to the 'Options' item and right click on it. Go to 'Modify' and type 150 in the text box. Click on 'OK'. Now restart the Excel and...

How To: Calculate income tax payroll deductions 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 42nd installment in his "Excel Business Math" series of free video lessons, you'll learn about the wage bracket and percentage methods for calculating federal income tax payroll deductions.

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: Create a cumulative frequency distribution 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 26th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create quantitative data cumulative frequency distributions with pivot tables.

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: Find & count the longest or shortest word 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 196th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to find and count the longest and shortest words/strings with the MAX, MIN and LEN functions in an array formula.

How To: Add today's date & time via keyboard shortcut 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 618th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn about a handy key command that will allow you to enter both today's time and date into a single Excel cell.

How To: Solve for total number of periods when you know PV & FV 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 23rd installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to solve for the total number of periods when the present and future values are known to you.

How To: Make a histogram chart in Excel

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a histogram chart in Excel. To create a vertical histogram, you will enter in data to the chart. Then, highlight all of the data and go to "insert", "chart", then choose a regular column chart. Grab a regular 2D column and then make sure your values are correct. Then, right click and go to "chart options", then take the legend off. Now, make these columns all touch each other by right clicking over the columns and formatting them. Go to "options" then ch...

How To: Calculate the coefficient of variation (CV) 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 42nd installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate the coefficient of variation.

How To: Calculate leverage and solvency ratios 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 17th installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate the debt ratio, debt to equity ratio, equity multiplier ratio and times interest earned ratio.

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: Use object-oriented programming in Microsoft Excel

This clip offers a general introduction to using VBA within MS Excel. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular digital spreadsheet application, new to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) or merely new to using the two in tandem, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial from the folks at Lynda. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.