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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Count words separated by commas 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 289th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to count words separated by commas using the LEN & SUBSTITUTE functions in a formula.

How To: Multiply & divide fractions using Excel key points

To multiply and divide the two fractions is a single step problems. Just multiply both the numerators and denominator for obtaining multiplication of two fractions, and for the division just multiply numerator of first fraction with denominator of second fraction and keep it in numerator place, and for the denominator place you just multiply the denominator of first fraction with numerator of second fraction.

How To: Disable quick fill handle & drag-drop Excel features

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to disable the quick fill handle and drag and drop option in Microsoft Excel. This task is very easy, simple and fast to do. Begin by clicking on the Office button and click on Excel Options at the bottom. Then click on the Advanced tab and deselect "Enable fill handle and cell drag and drop" option under Editing Options. Finish by clicking on OK. This video will benefit those viewers who use Microsoft Excel for their work, and would like to learn how...

How To: Create a checkbook-balancing 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, the 233rd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create an efficient checkbook balance formula and see when to use the ROUND function on a sales invoice.

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: 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: Make an Excel gradebook that drops the 2 lowest scores

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 use the SUM, SMALL and VLOOKUP functions to create a gradebook (or grade book) based on a total score minus the two lowest scores.

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: 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: Make distributions, ogive charts & histograms 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 22nd installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create a percent (%) cumulative frequency distribution with formulas, a histogram and an ogive chart. See how to add ...

How To: Make an Excel gradebook that removes the lowest score

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 195th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the SUM, MIN and VLOOKUP functions to create a grade book based on given total score that drops the lowest score and calculates grades automatically.

How To: Set your essay to MLA format in MS Word 2007

In order to apply MLA format in MS Word 2007, you will need to change the lines and spacings. Press Control + A. This will highlight all of your typing. Then, click on No Spacing. Scroll to Times New Roman, in the font style drop down menu. Change the font size to 12. Change the line spacing to 2.0. You will need to re-center anything that was centered before. Your headers and footers will still be in the default font style. So, you will need to change them as well. Double click on the header...

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: Find a weighted average cost ending inventory value

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 43rd installment in their joint series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to calculate weighted average cost ending inventory value from transactional records on 2 different sheets using the COUNTIF, SUMIF and SUMPRODUCT functions.

How To: Find confidence intervals without the sigma 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 82nd installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to construct confidence intervals when the sigma value (the population's standard deviation) in NOT Known using the TINV...

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: 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 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: Save a file in Microsoft Word .docx and .doc format

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to save in .doc file format in Microsoft Word 2007. When saving a file, click on File and select Save As. In Format, change it to Word 97-2004 Document(.doc) and check Append file extension. To set .doc as the default format, go to Word and select Preferences. Under Output and Sharing, click on Save and change the format to .doc in Save word file as. This video will benefit those viewers who want to learn how to save files in .doc format so that it ca...

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: Group quantitative 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 32nd installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to group when the quantitative data are whole numbers, integers or discrete data and how to group when the quantitative ...

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: 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: Calculate Commission Based on Varying Rates 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 673rd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the SUMPRODUCT formula to calculate commission amounts based on varying commission rates based on cumulative sales totals for each month.

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: 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: 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: 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 ...