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The 7 Characters You Can’t Use in Excel Worksheet Tab Names

Also, there is one word that cannot be assigned to an Excel worksheet. Find out what that word is and its backstory.
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Here is How You Can Find Circular References in Microsoft Excel

Tracking down circular references scattered across numerous worksheets can be tricky. But there's a way to do it.
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Understanding How to Use Circular References in Microsoft Excel

This technique may look like it defies the laws of logic, but in reality, it's a powerful tool with many uses.
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My Quixotic Pursuit of Microsoft Excel for the Android Platform

It was easy, right? No, because we're dealing with Microsoft, and nothing is ever easy with Microsoft.
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Learn How to Highlight Rows in Excel Based on Duplicates

It’s possible to extend conditional formatting to not only identify duplicates in a single column, but further highlight the adjacent cells in the same row.
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How You Can Determine the First Sunday in a Month in Excel

To determine the first Sunday, it’s a simple matter of using the WEEKDAY and CHOOSE functions together.

Mastering the Conversion of Minutes to Hours/Minutes in Excel

Understanding the decimal concept and Excel’s time-based number formats will help you grasp time-based values.
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Ringstrom: Microsoft gets its act together on Excel - 'It's their game to lose'

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is having a noticeable impact on Excel, says technology editor-at-large David H. Ringstrom. Meanwhile, despite reports to the contrary, Excel is alive and well.
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Freezing a Middle Row in Excel While Scrolling Above/Below

Would you like to freeze a row in the middle of an Excel spreadsheet but have the rows above it and below it scroll together? It's possible—as we show in this reader-requested article.
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Keyboard Shortcuts for Saving & Emailing Spreadsheets as PDF

Many users go through several mouse clicks instead of choosing PDF as the file type in the Save As dialog box. However, this technique can be streamlined even further with a single mouse-click.
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When Excel Dates Mysteriously Shift by 4 Years

Sometimes the most mundane tasks, such as copying and pasting a series of dates from one workbook to another, can send you down a mysterious rabbit hole where things become frustrating.

High Impact Excel: Shortcuts Edition

Do you work Excel? Or does it work you? In this presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA focuses exclusively on how to perform repetitive tasks more efficiently in Excel. Hidden techniques abound in Excel, as a simple double-click or right-click with your mouse can uncover hidden functionality.

High Impact Excel: Error Prompt Edition

In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA tackles what to do when bad things happen to good spreadsheets. Users often get stopped in their tracks by disabled features, inscrutable error prompts, or just quirky behavior in Excel.
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High Impact Excel: Linked Workbooks Edition

Many Excel users have a love-hate relationship with workbook links. For the uninitiated, workbook links allow you to connect one Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to other spreadsheets, Word documents, databases, and even web pages.
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High Impact Excel: Dashboard Edition

In this jam-packed presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA will give you a crash-course in creating spreadsheet-based dashboards. A dashboard condenses large amounts of data into a compact space, yet enables the end user to easily drill down into details when warranted.
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Exploring the Nuances of Excel's SUM Function

The SUM function may be the most used—and abused—of all worksheet functions. Although it's far better than manually adding cells together, there are some importance nuances.
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Maximizing Excel's Alt-Down Arrow Keyboard Shortcut

Alt-Down Arrow is one of the most versatile Excel keyboard shortcuts, giving users an easy means to speed through repetitive data entry, and more. Learn its three main uses.
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Embed Frequently Used Lists into Excel

You can create a list of days of the week or months of the year in Excel—but there's more. This is part of the Custom Lists feature, and you can use it to add your own lists. It's easier than you probably thought.
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High Impact Excel: Basics Edition

In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom helps beginners get up to speed in Microsoft Excel. However, even experienced Excel users will learn some new tricks, particularly when David discusses under-utilized aspects of Excel.
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Excel Puzzler: MAXIF Without Using an Array Function

Special AccountingWEB Article: A recent piece addressed the lack of MAXIF in Excel. A clever reader uncovered an alternative buried deep in Excel. Can you uncover it too? Test your Excel skills!

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