Being the 115th ranked general Excel blog on the internet sure has a nice ring to it. Well deserving of your e-mail subscription (located in the bottom right hand corner) if I was to be rather James Blunt about it. But what good is a rank if there are multiple categories to be considered? “Voted best burger […]Read more "I’m Unsure How Official This Ranking System Really Is…"
If repetition is the key to mastery, repeating an activity the wrong way is a killer in disguise. A countless waste of hours dedicated to a mundane task. Fortunately, Excel is intended to avoid such things, and the distance between getting it done and being a master is much shorter than you may realize. killer filler [kil-er] verb, Slang task or activity, that is particularly […]Read more "All Filler – No Killer"
Undoubtedly you have called a function a formula and a formula a function; it’s just the nature of the Excel-lingo beast. That stops now. I want you to see functions for what they truly are: computer programming. You may feel like you are not yet ready to call yourself a computer programmer – but you are. And I […]Read more "What The Func?!"
The founding fathers of Multiplan intended that spreadsheets would be for everyone: the rich and the poor, the data analyst and the data scientist, the sighted and the vision impaired. Often, things that we take for granted make a world of difference to others. Take the appropriate steps now to ensure that your work is up to accessibility standards. Download Workbook Add It: Navigate to […]Read more "Make Spreadsheets Accessible Again!"
Until you’ve tasted the sour you can never truly enjoy the sweet. Let’s look at two varying statements objectively – Excel is a great application because of its incredible ease of use. Excel is a terrible application because of its incredible ease of use. Getting started is as easy as clicking in a square box and […]Read more "The Illusion of Movement"
In our last lesson we talked about following the laws of fields and records. Now is the time to expand on that thought process because everything you knew about cell ranges and formulas is about to get turned upside down with two simple keyboard strokes. Right now is your come-to-Jesus moment. You have been abusing yourself managing […]Read more "The Million Dollar Bracket"
There’s nothing better than releasing the final version of your workbook – every bit of sacrifice, blood, sweat and coffee stain for the world to bask in its majesty, for small children to sing songs about and draw pictures of in kindergarten classrooms. Having finally realized Maslow’s theory of self actualization in this single project […]Read more "A Five Star Dinner On A Table With A Broken Leg"