Hot Microsoft Office How-Tos

How To: Create a Basic Attendance Sheet in Excel

If you're a teacher in any type of school, whether it's high school, college, or middle school, it's imperative that you keep an attendance sheet. The paper and pen route can get pretty messy, and very disorganized, and that's where Microsoft Excel comes in. With this software, you can create a simple yet functional attendance sheet to keep track of your students.

How To: Enter formulas in Excel with a macro

In order to enter formulas in Excels with a macro, you will need to open your spreadsheet. Formulas are used to do calculations. Go to the field, where you want to enter a formula. Type in the formula. Then, highlight the formula. Press Control + C to copy the formula. Next, delete the contents of the cell. Press Alt + F11.

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: 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: Add continuous music to your PowerPoint presentation

This video helps us how to add continuous music to your PowerPoint presentation. To add continuous music to your PowerPoint presentation, click "Insert" in the Main toolbar. Place arrow key on the Sound icon and wait for options to appear. Select "Sound from File". Locate for and select the sound file. Select "Automatically" button once a window appears. Select "Animation" and then "Custom Animation". A window appears on the right side of the screen. Select "Effect" options and choose the num...

How To: Freeze titles and create split screens in Microsoft Excel 2010

In this clip, you'll learn how to quickl create frozen titles and split screens or splitscreens within MS Excel 2010. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular digital spreadsheet application or a seasoned business professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Excel 2010 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, watch this free video guide.

How To: Solve for rate of change 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 29th installment in his "Excel Business Math" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to solve for rate, amount of change and rate of change.

How To: Make discount & proceed calculations 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 55th installment in his "Excel Business Math" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to make basic discount and proceed calculations in Microsoft Excel.

How To: Calculate invoices and trade discounts 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 43rd installment in his "Excel Business Math" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to complete an invoice and calculate trade discounts.

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: 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: Create a relative 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 14th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create relative & percent & frequency distributions with formulas for categorical data. See, too, how to create a per...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Create an Excel inventory template with running totals

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 79th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to add conditional formatting to an entire table based on the content of a cell outside the table area. Learn to love digital spreadsheets more perfectly with the tricks outlined in this free Microsoft Office how-to.

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: Use Chebyshev's Theorem 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 46th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn about Chebyshev's Theorem and how to apply it in three different ways.

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: 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: 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: Calculate excess over a hurdle 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 99th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the IF, MAX and the MIN functions to solve a basic problem in three different ways! See how to calculate the excess amount over a hurdle with three different methods!

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Chart cross-sectional and time series 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 11th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to work with, and create charts for, cross-sectional and time-series data.

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