Hot Microsoft Office How-Tos

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: 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: Check your voicemail in Microsoft Outlook

In this how to video, you will learn how to check your voice mail in Microsoft Office Outlook. Your exchange administrator must enable unified messaging for these messages to appear. First, open the program to set up your voice mail options. Go to options and click the voice mail tab. Your phone number should appear in the correct form. Click call to check your voice mail. Enter your number and click x and okay. Now you are ready to listen to your voice mail messages on your computer. From Ou...

How To: Allow only Monday dates in a cell 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 593rd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to add data validation to allow only Monday dates in a cell using the custom option and the WEEKDAY function.

How To: Use borders in MS Word 2007

To use borders in Microsoft Word 2007, you begin by clicking on the Page Layout tab. Next, click on Page Borders. This will open a window. Page borders will border the entire page. You are able to custom choose the width of the lines, the style of the border, or the color of the border. The color drop down menu will allow you to choose automatic colors or custom colors. You can also choose to remove one or more of the sides. You can decide which pages to add borders to, as well. There are als...

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: 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: Use the SUMIF function with an array 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 694th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how the SUMIF function (and COUNTIF, etc.) cannot accept arrays. If you need to sum by year from transactional data the SUMIF and YEAR functions cannot be used together. Instead we can use the SUMPRODUCT function.

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: 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: Calculate YTM and effective annual yield from bond cash flows 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 49th installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate YTM & effective annual yield from bond cash flows.

How To: Summarize data from multiple sheets in Microsoft 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 506th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to summarize data from multiple sheets. For example, you'll see how take checkbook register data from multiple banks accounts and summarize it based on account names.

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: 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: Connect data to your Visio diagram

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to analyze how a process or other area is actually performing by connecting data to the shapes in your diagram with Microsoft Visio 2007. You can also add different visual effects based on the data values. For example, you can link sales data from an Excel workbook to the shapes it relates to. When a phase of the sales process takes longer than guidelines recommend, the shape for that phase changes color or shows an icon that alerts you to...

How To: Calculate leverage and solvency ratios 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 17th installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate the debt ratio, debt to equity ratio, equity multiplier ratio and times interest earned ratio.

How To: Compare text with text & numbers with numbers 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 634th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to build logical formulas for counting with criteria or conditional formatting so that the comparison is between text and text or numbers and numbers. Text-to-number comparisons (e.g., 2003 to "2003") do not yield matches. Learn h...

How To: Work with math equations in Microsoft Excel 2010

Learn how to store, use and manipulate equations in MS Excel 2010. 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 2010, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started using mathematical equations and formulas in your own 2010 worksheets, watch this free video guide.

How To: Randomly generate whole numbers 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 17th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the RANDBETWEEN function to randomly generate whole numbers as well as how to randomly assign numbers to employees.

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: Randomly select an employee name from an Excel sheet

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 169th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to randomly select an employee from a list using the INDEX and RAND and INT functions (also RANDBETWEEN).

How To: Build an amortization table for a consumer loan with Excel's PMT function

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 4nd installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to build an amortization table for a consumer loan in Excel with the PMT function.

How To: Create envelopes and labels in Microsoft Word 2007

Interested in designing and printing out custom envelopes within MS Office Word 2007? Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular word processing application or a seasoned professional merely looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this video tutorial. For complete instructions, and to get started designing your own envelopes and labels in Word 2007, take a look.

How To: Use the SUMPRODUCT function in Microsoft Excel

Are you looking for a way to make your Microsoft Excel formulas 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 about the basics of Excel's SUMPRODUCT function — why some people use double negative and why other use times one.

How To: Use SUMPRODUCT for deposit calculations in Excel

Excel Magic Trick 475 talks about Sumproduct for bank deposit calculation. Here, the total money can be calculated by just a click. Total is taken as Sumproduct and can be obtained by clicking on the number of bills that get added to give the final checked amount. If these steps are followed, the viewers will find themselves in a new world of deposit and bill calculation

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: Create dynamic sub tables in Microsoft 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 538th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create dynamic sub tables based on master sheet array as well as how to create array formulae quickly with the Drill-Through method. All this is accomplished with recourse to the COUNTIF, IF, ROWS, INDEX, SMALL, ROW functions.

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.

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