Articles by David Ringstrom

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Microsoft Office 2013 Crosses RTM Threshold

Microsoft Office 2013 has crossed an important threshold referred to in the industry as Release to Manufacturing (RTM). This means the development team has finalized the flagship suite and beta testing is complete.
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Little Known Techniques for Opening Excel Files

David Ringstrom, an expert in Excel, explains hidden techniques you can use to give you more control when opening unfamiliar spreadsheets.
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Microsoft Reveals New Office 2013 Pricing Scheme

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled a major pivot in how it plans to market its flagship productivity suite in the future. In his latest article, David Ringstrom provides an overview of upcoming options.
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Transposing Data in Excel Worksheets

Excel expert, David Ringstrom, CPA, shows you how you can transform a list of data into a columnar list.
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Microsoft Excel: Taking the Pain Out of Freezing Panes

Freezing or unfreezing worksheet panes typically involves multiple mouse clicks, but Excel expert David Ringstrom shows you a way to carry out this task with a single keystroke.
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Yes, Microsoft Excel Is Talking to You

From time to time, you may need to compare a set of figures or text in an Excel spreadsheet to a paper document, and doing so can be time consuming and error-prone. Expert David Ringstrom offers a better approach.
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Microsoft to Fully Embrace Open Document Standards

After years of hegemony, Microsoft has finally acknowledged that the world wants to be able to save documents in open formats that are freely shareable with other software applications.
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Excel Tip: Calculating Interest

In his latest article in our Excel Tips series, expert David Ringstrom explains how to calculate interest within a single worksheet cell.
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Managing Excel Add-ins

In his latest article in our Excel Tips series, expert David Ringstrom explains how to manage Excel add-ins, including all the toolbars, ribbons, and headaches that come with them.
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First Look at Excel 2013

The "customer preview," or public beta version, of Office 2013 became available today. Excel expert David Ringstrom gives you a quick overview.
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Is This Excel Worksheet Protected?

David Ringstrom's latest Excel tip will show you how to make sure your worksheets are protected.
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Using Clip Art in Excel Charts

Excel expert David Ringstrom is sharing his tips for optimizing the way you use Excel in our new Excel Tips series.
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Automating Excel Chart Titles

In this, his latest article in our Excel Tips series, expert David Ringstrom shows you how you can further automate your chart with a self-updating title.
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Automate Excel Charts in Two Keystrokes

David Ringstrom shows you the typical way most users add data to a chart. He then shares a simple technique that eliminates this mundane need.
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Farewell Peachtree Accounting, Hello Sage 50

After thirty-five years, the venerable software program known as Peachtree Accounting is adopting a new moniker - Sage 50 Accounting.
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Microsoft Excel: Thirteen Double-Click Tricks

The impact of single-clicking on a menu or object in Microsoft Excel is generally intuitive, but double-clicking sometimes reveals hidden shortcuts. In this article I'll discuss a baker's dozen of techniques where double-clicking can save you time and effort.
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Excel Tip: Calculating Straight-Line Depreciation

Excel expert David Ringstrom is sharing his tips for optimizing the way you use Excel in our new Excel Tips series.
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Excel Tip: Automatic Backup of Key Excel Workbooks

Excel expert David Ringstrom is sharing his tips for optimizing the way you use Excel in our new Excel Tips series.
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Excel Tip: Data Entry Shortcut

Excel expert David Ringstrom is sharing his tips for optimizing the way you use Excel in our new Excel Tips series.
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Excel Tip: Pasting Text into Excel 2010

Excel expert David Ringstrom is sharing his tips for optimizing the way you use Excel in our new Excel Tips series.

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