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: 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: 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: 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: Do multiple regression with MS Excel's LINEST function

Looking for a primer on how to create and work with array formulas 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 13th installment in his series of Excel array formula series, you'll learn how to do multiple regression and linear algebra problems with Excel's LINEST array function. Also see how to use the SLOPE, INTERCEPT and the FORECAST functions for linear algebra and how to create a s...

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: 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: Copy and move worksheets in Microsoft Excel 2007

Learn how to copy and move sheets in MS Excel 2007. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular spreadsheet application or a seasoned business professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the unique features of Excel 2007, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started manipulating your own Excel 2007 worksheets, watch this free video guide.

How To: Use and assign categories in Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

Interested in sorting your mail with Outlook's categories feature? This video will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular word processing application, new to MS Outlook 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 detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch the video.

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: 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: 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: Repeat each successive date in an Excel date column

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 579th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the MOD function and date math to create a column of dates where each successive date is repeated twice.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Track cash on hand with a table Microsoft Excel 2010

Learn how to keep track of cash on hand via special table in your MS Excel 2010 workbooks. 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, and to get started tracking cash for your own budgets, take a look.

How To: Calculate cash flow from assets 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 11th installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate cash flow from assets, cash flow to creditors and cash flow to shareholders using accounting financial statements.

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: 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: Format proper & improper fractions in Microsoft Excel

Tearing yourself to pieces trying to format fractions in Microsoft Excel? Give this video tutorial from everyone's favorite YouTube Excel guru, ExcelIsFun, your undivided attention. With it, you'll learn how to format fractional values via the custom number formatting tool in the number tab in the format cells dialog box. This video discusses proper, improper, like, unlike and mixed fractions.

How To: Sort and extract by cell color in Microsoft Excel 2007

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 33rd installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to sort by color in Excel 2007 as well as how to use the copy and paste tools to extract records. Learn to love digital spreadsheets more perfectly with the tricks outlined in this free Microsoft Office how-to.

How To: Calculate stock value based on the value of future dividend cash flow 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 61st installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate the value of a stock based on the present value of a future dividend cash flow.

How To: Use date and time functions in Microsoft Access 2007 queries

Looking for a quick guide on how to utilize date & time functions in your Access queries? You're in luck. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular data management application or a seasoned MS Office professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Access 2007 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, watch this free video guide.

How To: Speed up calculations with custom Excel formulas

Are you looking for a way to make your Microsoft Excel formulas simpler, faster and more efficient? If so, you're in the right place. With this free video lesson from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the very first installment in his "Excel Formula Efficiency" series, you'll learn how a custom function (i.e., a user-defined function) can speed up calculations.

How To: Create a multiuser login system 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 creating a multi-user login form to password protect different areas of your database.

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).

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