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Three Ways to Fill Blank Cells within Excel Spreadsheets

Periodically, you may have a need to fill in gaps within an Excel spreadsheet. One way to do so is to manually fill in each cell, but in this article, I'll show you three easy alternatives.
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Hide and Unhide Multiple Excel Worksheets with Ease

It's easy to hide worksheets in Excel, but unhiding multiple worksheets within a given workbook can be a tedious exercise. Users who don't know otherwise are relegated to unhiding worksheets one at a time.
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AccountingWEB's 2012 Most-Read Articles

We thought it might be fun to share with you a list of our top ten, most-read articles of 2012. Overall, it looks like technology topics are of the most interest to you and your colleagues, followed by career and tax-related stories. Enjoy!
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Utilizing Excel's COUNTIF Function to Break Ties

If two items on a list share the same value, MATCH/INDEX will return the same name for both items. Excel expert David Ringstrom describes how to use the COUNTIF function to create a tiebreaker in such situations.
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Identifying Largest and Smallest Values in an Excel List

Excel guru David Ringstrom explains how to rank a series of items within an Excel spreadsheet using the LARGE and SMALL functions.
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Managing Protected View in Excel 2010/2013

Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, explains Protected View and how you can adjust this security measure to suit your needs.
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Microsoft Excel: Use Color to Identify Variances

Accountants are often tasked with identifying variances that exceed specific tolerances. Rather than trying to eyeball columns of numbers, you can use Excel's Conditional Formatting feature to make such variances leap out on the screen.
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Automating Excel Spreadsheet Report Titles

Many users tire of retyping report titles such as "For the Period Ended October 31, 2012" month after month. Excel expert David Ringstrom explains a couple of techniques you can use to simplify, and even automate, such date-based report titles.
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Trapping Errors within Excel Formulas

Sometimes a formula you craft will return an error, such as #DIV/0! or #N/A. Many users overcome this by using combinations of the IF, ISERROR, and ISNA worksheet functions. However, using these functions in concert can result in complex formulas.
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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 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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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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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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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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