April 2017

### Excel Security | How to lock cells in excel | Protect Sheet

How to lock cells in excel while Maintaining the integrity of an excel file that has to be shared with peers is a challenging job. Earlier versions of MS excel had a password feature but they were widely criticized because they were pretty easy to crack. However, the latest versions have fortified the security and...

### How to make original Good-looking Presentation slides

Guide to make original Good-looking Presentation slides. Today, if you want to succeed in your corporate job, you must know how to impress the ‘higher-ups‘ of your organization using your presentation slides.

### How to Use VLOOKUP Formula Excel

What is VLOOKUP ? VLOOKUP is an Excel function to lookup and retrieve data from a specific column in table. VLOOKUP supports approximate and exact matching. The “V” stands for “vertical”. Lookup values must appear in the first column of the table, with lookup columns to the right. you will learn all this in blog...

### Excel Dashboard using What-if Analysis, Indirect Function & more

In this topic, I will try to cover the features of what-if Analysis. It is a tool that allows you to try to different formulas. If you apply what-if analysis you will notice changing the values in cells and how those changes will affect the outcome of the formulas in your spreadsheet. There is three...

### Working with Excel INDEX Formula

Excel Index is probably one of the most favourite Excel Formulae of many. In my previous post, I had mentioned about my favourite Excel formula. And it was not INDEX(). In my excel training sessions, when I happen to ask my participants about their favorite Excel formula, I am not surprised to hear the answer to...

### Create Magnifier Glass Effect in Powerpoint Picture

I frequently visit “Investor Relations” section of numerous companies. On one such occasion, I stumbled upon an Investor PowerPoint Presentation of a Global Auto major (BMW Jan 2014). I was mesmerized by the look of a Powerpoint picture in certain slides and started exploring techniques on how to highlight in powerpoint slides. The following picture...

### Drag and Drop: 5 Simple MS Excel Shortcuts that really Work

Working on your Excel spreadsheets can be much faster than you think if you use this 5 Simple drag and drop MS Excel Shortcuts: 1. MS Excel Shortcut for Copying and Moving: Excel has a unique feature hidden somewhere in the “Paste Special” column which many people don’t know about. Values can be added, subtracted,...

### PowerPoint Tips on converting text to graphics using Smartart

MS Word & PowerPoint Tips on how to convert a simple ordered or unordered List like converting text to graphics. Microsoft Word & PowerPoint has built-in shapes and designs in SmartArt Tool which can be used directly; while preparing project report or presentation you may need to design some charts, lists, graphs, shapes etc. In order to...

### Create report in excel using Pivot Table Techniques

Create a report in excel using pivot table for sales data analysis is an important aspect of any business. Unless you are able to measure and analyse data, how can you improve your performance? It’s true that improving performance is a whole new story, but unless your data measurement isn’t accurate, you can never hope...

### 20 Excel Shortcuts Keys For Beginners Using Keyboard 2017

When starting with Microsoft Excel, knowing a few excel shortcuts will reduce your work time and make it easier to work on Excel. Using the mouse to do all the task reduces your productivity. Here are a few shortcuts to use when you just begin working with Microsoft Excel. These MS Excel Keyboard shortcuts for beginner...

### Excel VLOOKUP Function: Why and How?

Before we learn how to use Excel VLOOKUP function, we must learn WHEN do we use Excel VLOOKUP function? Task: Imagine if you have to find when does train no. 6948 departs in the schedule chart above? Your approach: You will scan the first column top to bottom. When you find the same train no.,...

### Time Travel with PowerPoint tricks – Smart Art for Powerpoint

Powerpoint Tricks Time travel has been a core theme for many Hollywood science fiction flicks. Well, let me make it a reality for you. You can zoom past an hour in less than five minutes with these special power point tricks. 1) Convert boring bullet points in attractive SmartArt in 5 seconds – I borrowed...

### PowerPoint Picture Tools to Create Magnifier Glass Effects

Learn a new PowerPoint trick using picture tools: Magnifier Case Study: Let’s say my company has launched a new water dispenser. I would like to highlight the new features of the product. To do so, I will like to use a magnifier like an effect to attract the viewers attention (Picture tools). This is a...

### How to remove password from Excel or Unprotect an Excel

How to remove password from excel spreadsheet or Unprotect Excel Spreadsheet without using any software.  So what it includes? This includes changing file extension and manipulating its constituents to get an unprotected excel file. Almost ALL Excel users wish at some point or the other felt the need of some magic to “Unprotect Excel Sheet”...

### How to Customize PowerPoint Slides Only in 15 Minutes?

Is your boss constantly nagging on your head to complete the PPT in few minutes? In such cases, use shortcuts to get your work done faster, smoother as well as qualitative. I exhibit five effective PowerPoint Presentation Tips that you wished you would know much before so that you would complete creating your presentation within...

### Learn how to use Countif function in Excel

Countif function will help you to know how many records of a certain type you have in your Excel spreadsheet. The Excel Countif function returns the number of cells within a supplied range, that satisfy a given criteria. When to use Countif Function? COUNTIF function can be used when you want to count the number of...

### Excel Versions: Evolution of Spreadsheets [Infographic]

Excel versions aka Spreadsheets have a come a long way over the years and plenty of companies today are attempting to build the best one. Spreadsheets have been used by accountants for hundreds of years. Computerised or electronic spreadsheets are of much more recent origin. Information Systems oral history and some published newspapers and magazines...

### 9 Excel Error in Formula and How to correct it

Do you feel agitated when you are engrossed in setting up formulas in your EXCEL and suddenly you see jargon of excel error like #NAME, #REF appearing in your excel spreadsheet? [This post on Excel tips and tricks is just a 5 min read] Here’s a list of top 9 mistakes that one makes while...

### Export data from SQL to Excel spreadsheet using VBA

In this blog, we will Import data from SQL to Excel spreadsheet using VBA. Assuming that you have a little bit of knowledge on SQL server. Now if you are preparing reports in Excel and the data is on your SQL server then you don’t need to copy the data first from SQL server to...

### Learn how to create a horizontal bar chart in Excel

Horizontal bar chart may look appealing, but to make it may be troublesome. This article shows a step by step process to make a percentage horizontal bar chart in Excel. Consider there are two tables i.e. Income and Expense Select the data with headers and Press Ctrl + T. Do it for both Income and...
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