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: Generate random numbers (with decimals) in Excel

This video shows you how to generate random numbers with decimals in Microsoft Excel.When generating random numbers you must have a lower and upper limit, so that your number will be generated between the two limits. For a number without decimals, you only have to use the "=randbetween" function. If you want to use decimals, you will have to use a different but similar function. Start by typing "=rand()". Next, you multiply this by the difference between the limits and add the lower limit. Fo...

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: Use the Advanced Filter tool to extract data in 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 19th installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll learn about using Advanced Filter to extract data from an Excel List/Table/Database. See these 7 Advanced Filter examples:

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: 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: Link two (multiple) workbooks & cells in Excel

In this tutorial, we learn how to link two workbooks and cells in Excel. First, save both of the files that you want to link together. Make sure you only have one Excel window open, then double click the other Excel file, don't open separately. Next, type in the equals sign into the "A" column, then to go the window menu and you will be able to see all the Excel files currently open. Now, click "link" and you will be taken back to the original worksheet. Now, you will be linked to the other n...

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: 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: 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 incentive rates by formula 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 39th installment in his "Excel Business Math" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate (piecework/comission) incentive rates by Excel formula.

How To: Change columns from letters to numbers in Excel 2007

Teach Excel demonstrates how to change the columns from letters to numbers in Excel 2007. The first step is to click on the Office button in the top left part of the window. Next, you click on Excel Options and click on the Formulas tab. There should be a heading labeled "Working with Formulas." The checkbox for R1C1 reference style should be unchecked by default. Check that box and click OK. This changes the column headers from letters to numbers. In order to change back to letters, simply g...

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: Create a bond discount or premium 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 52nd installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create a bond discount or premium amortization table.

How To: Add navigation buttons to a form in Microsoft Access

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 basic form customization. Specifically, this video addresses the adding a few navigation buttons and a label to a form. Simple stuff! Take a look.

How To: Add and subtract numbers with Excel's SUM function

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 10th installment in his "Excel Business Math" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to add and subtract using the SUM function.

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: Extract records that meet certain criteria 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 186th installment in their series of Excel magic tricks, you'll see how to extract records that meet two conditions (criteria) and list them in order with no extra rows between records as well as how to create a formula to extract part of a table from a larger table based on two criteria. (All of this is accomplished through us...

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 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 a scatter diagram for 2 variables 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 30th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create a scatter diagram for 2 quantitative variables.

How To: Find range and interquartile range 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 40th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate range & interquartile range for variability using the MAX, MIN, QUARTILE functions.

How To: Turn off AutoCorrect symbols in Excel

In this Excel magic trick video the instructor shows how to stop automatic copyright symbol ©. While using Microsoft Excel when you type the letter c in between a pair of curved braces Excel automatically turns it into the copy symbol © even if we did not intend to use it. Now to get rid of this feature go to the file menu and then to the options menu. In the options window that pops up go to the proofing sub menu and there is a button for auto correct options. Go into it and it shows the lis...

How To: Create a line chart with time as its x-axis 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 284th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a line chart from years and percentage change. See how Excel makes the chart wrong, but then see how to fix it.

How To: Find the sample size for confidence intervals 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 87th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate sample size (n) for confidence intervals.

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: Extract part of a table from a larger table 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. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 185th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a formula to extract part of a table from a larger table. You'll accomplish this with an array formula that uses Excel's INDIRECT, IF, ROWS, COUNTIF, INDEX, SMALL, and ROW functions. The formula will extract records that meet one con...

How To: Create frequency distributions with Excel pivot tables

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 15th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to use create a frequency distribution, relative frequency distribution, percent frequency distribution and pie chart wi...

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