How-to articles, tips & tricks for MS Office

Apr
17

How to make Excel print gridlines

One of the most common complaints about gridlines is that they are not printed by default. In this article you’ll learn how to print gridlines in Excel and get these faint lines brighter on a hard copy by changing the default gridline color. Continue reading

Apr
15

Send secure email in Outlook 2010 and 2013 using digital signature

Learn about Outlook digital signature, encrypting email connections with SSL, and other ways to send secure email messages in Outlook 2010 and 2013. Continue reading

Apr
11

Email encryption in Outlook – how to encrypt some or all messages with digital ID

Learn how to use Outlook email encryption to protect your email messages against unauthorized reading in Outlook 2010 and 2013. What Exchange hosted encryption is and how send secure encrypted emails between Outlook and other emails clients. Continue reading

Apr
9

6 Reasons Why Your VLOOKUP is Not Working

The VLOOKUP function is the most popular lookup and reference function in Excel. It is also one of the trickiest and the dreaded #N/A error message can be a common sight. This article will look at the 6 most common reasons why your VLOOKUP is not working. Continue reading

Apr
4

Writing persuasive request letters: business letter format, tips and samples

Do you know how to write business letters to convince your recipient to respond or act? And what is the correct letter format? Read the article to find the answers as well as examples of persuasive request letters such as character reference, letter of recommendation, request for information, donation /charity request and more. Continue reading

Mar
28

Move Excel spreadsheets online, share, embed on a web page and make interactive

With the emergence of Excel Online, you no longer need cumbrous HTML code to export your tables to the web. Just save your workbook online and access it literally from anywhere, share with other users and work on the same sheet all together. Continue reading

Mar
21

How to convert Excel tables to HTML

If you created a pretty Excel table and now want to publish it online as a web page, the simplest way is to export it to an old good html file. In this article, we are going to explore several ways of converting Excel data to HTML, determine pros and cons of each, and walk you through the conversion process step-by-step. Continue reading

Mar
19

Get the new Ultimate Suite and save another 10 minutes every day.

For the last 6 months we have been working on a new version of Ultimate Suite that includes 20 helpful add-ins for Excel. We tried to get the most out of Excel to achieve our main goal: speeding up Ultimate Suite for you to get really quick results with less time and energy invested! Continue reading

Mar
19

Ablebits add-ons go to the cloud

Have you heard the news? Ablebits add-ons are now available in the new Google Sheets. Use this exclusive opportunity to try out your favorite tools in the cloud for free! See the first add-ons that made the move and let us know what you think. Continue reading

Mar
13

Alternating row colors and column shading in Excel (banded rows and columns)

See how you can quickly alternate row and colomns colors in your worksheets by using Excel Table Styles. You will also learn a few smart formulas to highlight banded rows and columns with 3 different colors and to shade groups of rows based on a value change. Continue reading

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