Hot Microsoft Office How-Tos

How To: Do matrix multiplication and inverse in MS Excel

This is a video about the multiplication, determination, and inverse of matrix using excel. First we have to take two matrix in excel. If you take two 3x3 matrices and multiply it then you will get a 3x3 matrix as a result. First we have to select 3x3 cells in the excel and give then a formula of =mmult(and then select the first matrix it will automatically takes the row and cell numbers, next select the second matrix). Then it will give the answer. Next if you want to find the determinant of...

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: Group quantitative data into classes 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 20th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to take raw quantitative (numerical) data and figure out how to group it into classes so that you can have categories an...

How To: Force text formulas to wrap with Excel's CHAR function

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 228th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the CHAR (10) function to add hard line returns (forced wrapped text) to a text formula created with the ampersand (&) and concatenation tools.

How To: Count whole and half workdays 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 535th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the NETWORKDAYS, NETWORKDAYS.INTL, WEEKDAY, ROW, INDIRECT and SUMPRODUCT functions to count weekdays including half (1/2) workdays.

How To: Randomly generate 1s, 0s & blanks with Excel's CHOOSE

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 392nd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to randomly generate 1, 0 and blank values with the CHOOSE, RAND, RANDBETWEEN and INT functions.

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: 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: Type a bomb symbol in Microsoft Word

This video will show you how you can simply type a symbol of a bomb in Microsoft Word. Using three easy steps, the symbol can be simply inserted into a word document. After opening up the Microsoft Word program, the user should then change the font type to a font which is called "Wingdings". This font will create symbols in the place of the regularly typed letters. In order to obtain the bomb symbol, simply type "M" (capital m) and the symbol will appear. The symbol should appear as a simple ...

How To: Display trend arrows in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet

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 14th installment in their joint series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create formulas and Conditional Formatting that will display UP, DOWN, and SIDE arrows to indicate up or down for a list of numbers.

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: Find the diagonal sum in Excel

In this how to video, you will learn how to create a diagonal sum in Microsoft Excel 2007. First, open the program and make a large selection. Type in =int(rand()*500) and then press control enter. This will create random numbers for the cells in the selection. From here, click conditional formatting and select new rule. From here, type in =column(A1)-row(A1)=$H$1. For the format, choose a contrasting look, such as a purple background and bold numbers. Click okay. If you type -1 or -2 in this...

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: Identify the first occurrence of a value in a column 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 697th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a column of 1s and 0s (ones and zeroes) where 1 indicates the first occurrence and 0 indicates any remaining duplicates.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Use Boolean operators in Microsoft Access queries

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 using the Boolean logical operators AND OR and NOT in queries in Access. To get started using Boolean operators in your own Access queries, take a look.

How To: Paste an Excel table into a PowerPoint for Mac 2011 presentation

Need to know how to paste an Excel table into a Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2011 presentation? This video will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular word digital slideshow application, new to MS PowerPoint 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: 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: Create a savings plan with Excel's FV & PMT functions

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 22nd installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll see a lifetime savings plan using the FV and PMT functions and other formulas. See how to calculate how much you will have at retirement from a basic savings plan. Then see ...

How To: Average with the MONTH function in Microsoft Excel

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 90th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll see a complicated average calculation with multiple criteria using the MONTH function on a date field. Learn to love digital spreadsheets more perfectly with the tricks outlined in this free Microsoft Office how-to.

How To: Create an Excel pivot table with 4-variable tabulation

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 216th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a pivot table (PivotTable) with 4-variable cross tabulation. Learn to use multiple fields in a pivot table with this free video tutorial.

How To: Password protect queries 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 how to force a password to be entered in order to run a query.

How To: Create a pdf document using Microsoft Word

In this software video tutorial you will learn how to create a pdf document using Microsoft Word. First you select the document you want to convert to pdf, click on file and select print. When the print window opens up, on the left had bottom, you will see the pdf button. Click on it and a dropdown menu comes up. Select 'save as pdf' from the dropdown menu, give the file a name and click 'save'. Exit the word program and you will see the pdf document on the desktop. You can now open it to see...

How To: Create value-based formatting using data bars in Excel

See how to create value-based formatting using data bars and color scales in Excel 2007. See how to use the Format Cells dialog box and the pop-up mini-toolbar in Microsoft Excel 2007. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular digital spreadsheet application or a seasoned business professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with this particular iteration of the program, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, w...

How To: Migrate from Microsoft Access 2003 to Access 2007

Interested in upgrading from Microsoft Access 2003 to MS Access 2007? 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, and to get started making the switch from Access 2003 to 2007 yourself, watch this free video guide.

How To: Retrieve multiple values from a horizontal Excel table

hether you're interested in learning Microsoft Excel from the bottom up or just looking to pick up a few tips and tricks, you've come to the right place. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, ExcelIsFun, the 21st installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll learn how to use the HLOOKUP and ROWS function to retrieve multiple values from a horizontal table.