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: 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: 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: 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: Count characters (including spaces) with LEN 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 221st installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the LEN function to count charters including spaces. Then see how to use the LEN, SUBSTITUTE, and TRIM function to count characters but not unwanted spaces.

How To: Insert and format a text box in Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

Interested to learn how to insert and format text boxes 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 all of the details, and to get started using text boxes in your own Mac 2011 projects, watch the video.

How To: Grade test responses with formulas 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 578th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a formula to grade student answers where more than one possibility exists using the IF and OR functions.

How To: Format the X and Y axes in Excel

This video is about formatting the charts in Excel especially the x and y axes. The video begins by selecting a chart and right clicking the dates at the bottom of the data points. The format axis window pops up and by making changes to the style, color and the weight of lines given in the patterns tab, you can change the way the x-axis looks like. You can also change appearance of characters appearing close to the x-axis by selecting options in the font menu. You can also change the format o...

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: Create a frequency distribution 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 15th installment in their joint series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use a pivot table with grouping and a count function to create a frequency distribution.

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: Create quantitative data cross tabulation 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 29th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create quantitative data cross tabulation using a pivot table (PivotTable).

How To: Calculate commissions with Excel's VLOOKUP function

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 206th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to calculate commissions with the VLOOKUP function when the lookup value is an account type instead of a number.

How To: Force text formulas to wrap with Excel's CHAR function

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 228th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the CHAR (10) function to add hard line returns (forced wrapped text) to a text formula created with the ampersand (&) and concatenation tools.

How To: Create a savings plan with Excel's FV & PMT functions

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 22nd installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll see a lifetime savings plan using the FV and PMT functions and other formulas. See how to calculate how much you will have at retirement from a basic savings plan. Then see ...

How To: Calculate commissions with Excel's IF & VLOOKUP

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 555th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the IF and VLOOKUP functions to make one of two types of commission calculations based on what is put in the referral column.

How To: Create a stem & leaf chart with Excel's REPT & COUNTIF

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 28th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create quantitative data stem & leaf charts using the REPT and COUNTIF functions.

How To: Chart a categorical 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 13th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create a column chart from a frequency distribution for categorical data.

How To: Translate documents in Microsoft Office: Mac 2008

If you've ever had to work with documents written in other languages, you know how painstakingly difficult it can be if you're not a fluent speaker of the language. But now, with the help of Office 2008 for Mac, translating those documents is easy. You can know easily translate a PowerPoint presentation in almost any language to almost any language! And you can also translate Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and even emails in Entourage! This translator is available right in the reference ...

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: Use SUMIFS or SUMPRODUCT to get invoice info 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 497th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll see a formula that uses SUMIFS or SUMPRODUCT functions that will take invoice information for inventory quantity sold and update inventory records to show correct amount on hand (in stock) for each store or branch of the company.

How To: Calculate vacation days with TODAY, YEAR & IF 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 202nd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a formula that calculates the number of vacation days an employee gets based on hire date using the TODAY, YEAR and IF functions.

How To: Add scatter & bar data series to an Excel chart

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 204th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to add a mean value as a scatter diagram data series to a box plot or box & whisker that is set up as a bar chart.

How To: Navigate the Microsoft Word 2010 user interface

Before you can work in Word 2010, you'll need to learn how to work with it. See how to use the Microsoft Word 2010 user interface with this free video software tutorial. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular word processor or just wish to get to know Word 2010 a little better, you're sure to find much of value in this video lesson. For more and better information, and to get started using the Word 2010 UI yourself, take a look.

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.

How To: Summarize survey data with a pivot table 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 and Mr. Excel, the 20th installment in their joint series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to summarize survey data with a pivot table (grouping & report filter), COUNTIFS function (4 criteria), SUMPRODUCTS formula, SUMPRODUCTS & TEXT functions and DCOUNT database function.

How To: Calculate probabilities with Excel's NORMDIST function

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 22nd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the NORMDIST function to calculate probabilities for a population with a normal (bell) distribution! You even get to see the four types of situations that you most commonly encounter -- plus visual pictures of each situation...

How To: Create a switchboard in Microsoft Office Access 2007

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 about creating a simple four-button switchboard in Microsoft Access. For more information, watch this Access how-to.

How To: Use the MEDIAN IF function 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 145th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a formula that will calculate the median when you have more than 1 criterion.

How To: Calculate average and marginal tax 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, 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: Build frequency tables & histogram charts 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've come to the right place. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, ExcelIsFun, the 31st installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll learn how to build frequency tables and simple histogram charts in Microsoft Excel. Specifically, this video addresses the following subjects:

How To: Create a box plot or box-and-whisker chart 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 124th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a box plot or box-&-whisker chart using a stacked bar chart and a open-high-low-close stock chart. You'll also learn how to use the QUARTILE function.

How To: Extract records with 2 criteria with Excel's AGGREGATE

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 671st installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the AGGREGATE function to create a formula for extracting records with two criteria. This is a lookup problem where you want to return multiple records from two lookup values. This formula is not an array formula because it...