Articles by David Ringstrom

Technology

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.
A&A

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

Excel Tip: Using Today() versus NOW()

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

Excel Tip: Text Centering Trick

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

Excel Tip: Text Boxes

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

Seven Quick Excel Tips

Here are seven quick Excel tips for: converting data, amortizing tables, spanning Excel across multiple monitors, filtering for blank rows in Excel 2010, recovering unsaved workbooks in Excel 2010, identifying duplicate values in Excel 2007/2010, and recovering damaged Excel workbooks.
Practice

Quick Steps to Take in Advance of Google's Privacy Policy Changes

If you use Google products - Gmail, Google, YouTube, etc. - on or after March 1, you'll give them implicit permission to aggregate your web search history and other information Google has gleaned about you into a single mega-dossier.
Technology

Excel Tip: Table Feature Enables Effective Analysis

Excel 2007 and 2010 users often overlook the useful Table feature, which can streamline data analysis. The feature is a major overhaul of the List feature that has been on the Data menu of earlier Excel versions. This article will introduce you to the Table feature and show you how it can help you work faster.
Technology

Deloitte Buys Boutique Mobile App Firm

Big 4 accounting firm Deloitte started the new year by purchasing Seattle-based Ubermind. The 200-person firm develops mobile apps, e-commerce, and content management solutions for such companies as Apple, Target, Alaska Airlines, TruTV, Amtrak, and REI.
Technology

Intuit's New QuickBooks Online Accountant Brings the Cloud – and Its Benefits – to Accountants

Intuit has introduced a new product: QuickBooks Online Accountant (QBOA). This add-on to QuickBooks Online is aimed squarely at helping accountants serve their clients more efficiently.
Technology

Excel Tip: Multiple criteria SUM, MIN, and MAX formulas

Most Excel users are familiar with the SUM, MIN, and MAX functions in Excel. Used in their traditional fashion, you provide a range of cells to the function to derive a result. However, in certain cases you may wish to use this functions based on multiple criteria.
Technology

Stealth Price Increase Awaits QuickBooks 2008 Users

As of May 31, 2011, Intuit will no longer provide live technical support or add-on services for the 2008 version of QuickBooks Pro, Premier, and Simple Start.
Technology

Business vs. Personal: Controlling What People See on Your Facebook Pages

If you have a Facebook account, you've probably faced the dilemma of whether to accept a friend request from a business associate. Learn how configure your friends list so that different groups see just what you want.
Tax

Two Things You Can’t Avoid: Apps and Taxes

For many iPhone or Android owners, apps are like potato chips: You can’t stop at just one. Indeed, apps seem to be one of the leading fads of the 2010s – even the IRS has gotten into the game.
Tax

Free spreadsheet-based Form 1040 available for 2010 tax year

Glenn Reeves of Burlington, Kansas, has created a free Microsoft Excel-based version of the 2010 U.S. Individual Tax Return, commonly known as Form 1040.

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