Hot Microsoft Office How-Tos

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: Enable macros in Excel to run correct spreadsheets

The Costsheet demonstrates how to enable macros in Excel 2007 to run correct spreadsheets. First, open up the spreadsheet. Make sure that the macros are enabled. If they have not, enable the macros by placing them in a trusted source by saving them in a particular folder. You can also choose to recognize the publisher as a trusted source. Click the office button and scroll down to Excel options. Click on the trust center option and go to trust center settings. Then, view the trusted locations...

How To: Create an interest-only loan schedule 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 create an interest-only loan schedule in Excel.

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: 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: 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.

How To: Retrieve data from many tables on many sheets in Excel

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 77th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to do a complicated payroll formula when tax data must be retrieved from multiple tables. See how to use the INDEX, INDIRECT AND MATCH functions in one big formula to retrieve tax data from multiple tables on multiple sheets. Learn to love digital spreadshe...

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: Save a file in Microsoft Word .docx and .doc format

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to save in .doc file format in Microsoft Word 2007. When saving a file, click on File and select Save As. In Format, change it to Word 97-2004 Document(.doc) and check Append file extension. To set .doc as the default format, go to Word and select Preferences. Under Output and Sharing, click on Save and change the format to .doc in Save word file as. This video will benefit those viewers who want to learn how to save files in .doc format so that it ca...

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: Calculate commissions with Excel's VLOOKUP 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 206th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to calculate commissions with the VLOOKUP function when the lookup value is an account type instead of a number.

How To: Find critical values with T functions 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 91st installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to use TINV and TDIST functions to find critical values given an unknown sigma value.

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: Insert a horizontal line in Microsoft Office 2007

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to a horizontal line in Microsoft Office 2007. Begin by clicking on the Page Layout tab and select Page Borders. Then click on Horizontal Line. Scroll through the list and select a type of horizontal line. When finished, click on OK. Users are able to drag the horizontal line around by holding down the left button on the mouse and moving it. When users highlight the line, right-click on it and select Format Horizontal Line. There users will be able to...

How To: Compare loans with a spreadsheet in Microsoft 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've come to the right place. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, ExcelIsFun, the 45th installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll learn how to perform debt analysis with the following input variables: % Down Payment, APR, Years, Points, Extra Fee. See how to calculate Amount to Borrow, Monthly Pay...

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: 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: Calculate commissions with Excel's IF & VLOOKUP

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 555th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the IF and VLOOKUP functions to make one of two types of commission calculations based on what is put in the referral column.

How To: Add drawings and free-form shapes in MS Word 2007

In this Microsoft Word tutorial the instructor shows how to add a drawing or a free form shape to a document. Using the canvas in the Microsoft Word 2007 can be very helpful in adding graphical content to your document. Adding shapes and special effects like shadows, 3D will give a rich look to the document. To do this open a document in Word 2007. In the tool bar go to the Insert tab and in that select the Shape button. Now you are presented with plenty of predefined auto shapes. First at th...

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: Extract the top 5 values from a given list in MS Excel

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 40th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to use the filter and advanced filter tools to extract the top 5 values from a list. Learn to love digital spreadsheets more perfectly with the tricks outlined in this free Microsoft Office how-to.

How To: Create a column of unique values in an Excel LU table

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 159th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to solve Duplicate VLOOKUP function problems with a COUNTIF formula that creates a column of unique values for the first column in the lookup table.

How To: Update inventory records by formula 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 348th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to build a formula that will take invoice information for inventory quantity sold and update inventory records to show correct amount on hand (in stock).

How To: Insert, format, resize & crop pictures in MS Word

This video is a Microsoft Word 2007 tutorial on working with pictures. To insert a picture in your document, click on Insert and select Picture, then find the picture, select and insert it. To resize the picture without distorting it, click and hold on the corner circles. You can adjust Brightness and Contrast by using the various choices within these settings. The Recolor setting gives you a number of options for changing the coloring of the picture, such as sepia, black and white, or graysc...

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: 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: 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: 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.