"Excel" category, page 23

How to Consolidate Data in Excel 2013 - 2003

There are many ways to consolidate data in Microsoft Excel. You can use the Table feature and its associated filters, you can create PivotTables, or you can consolidate large amounts of data into a summary form. In this post I'll show you how to use the Consolidate data feature in Excel to take data from a series of worksheets – or workbooks – and summarize them into a single worksheet. Continue reading

Creating and using Custom Lists in Excel

If you have to work with a spreadsheet that will always have the same list of information, or maybe you just don't want to use copy/paste every time, it would be most beneficial to have a pre-set list stored so that Excel can help you with what you are trying to do. Having a Custom List is the way to go and I'm going to show you how you can create a custom list in Excel. Continue reading

Merge all your Students' Data into a single Excel File

School has begun again as hot summer days gave way to classrooms full of students. With tighter budgets we are facing classrooms with more students and less time for getting to know them. With all the data scattered in different reports, let me show you how quickly you can create a single Excel data binder using Merge Tables Wizard… Continue reading

How to group data in an Excel Pivot Table to help further summarize and analyze your data

When you're working with a PivotTable in Excel you may find that you have a lot of data in the table that needs to be summarized even further. This can be done by grouping the data and in this post I'll explain how to do this Continue reading

Interactive elements in Excel with Spin Buttons and Scroll Bars

Whenever your user has a discrete number of choices to make for inputting data into an Excel worksheet you can save time by automating how they enter this data. You can do this in a number of ways and one of them is to use a spin button or a scroll bar to do the work... Continue reading

Conditional formatting in Excel Pivot Tables

With the release of Excel 2007, Microsoft provided some additional conditional formatting options such as data bars and icon sets which makes it easy to apply formats to cells to show visually the relative values in those cells. Microsoft also changed how conditional formatting is applied to PivotTables which gives you a greater flexibility when using conditional formats with data summarized in a PivotTable... Continue reading

Hello, World - why we are starting one more blog for Office users

We initially started creating our add-ins for Microsoft Office applications to make some common tedious tasks simple and fast. A few thousand support requests later, we decided to start this blogging tips site... Continue reading