Free Excel Webinar Recording – Excel Yourself 2018

Feedback score 89%

In December 2018 I reviewed four of my articles from the INTHEBLACK magazine from 2018. Download the materials using the button below and watch the video.

Webinar Materials

Includes extra content not included in the magazine.

This year’s smorgasbord webinar includes

  • how to handle validations
  • dynamically highlighting the current row in a table (uses a macro)
  • centralising logic – how and why to do it – alternatives to the IF function
  • creating a slope chart (includes a macro to speed up the process)

As always there will be a few more tips and tricks shared in the session.

Open Filter the Drop Down

If you have filters turned on and you are in the heading row of the table you can press Alt + down arrow to open the filter drop down.

You can then use the arrow keys to move up and down.

Related Posts

 

Distinct Count in Excel

The Data Model to the rescue

Counting is the poor cousin to summing in Excel. Not many people count things, but everyone adds up things. There is a special sort of count that can be useful. A distinct count counts unique entries and is hard to do with a formula. If you have Excel 2013 or a later version you can use a PivotTable to perform a distinct count.

Free Excel Webinar Recording – Mouse Shortcuts

Feedback score 93%

When I ran some face to face training sessions recently I was reminded how much people LOVE shortcuts. I did a keyboard shortcut webinar session in October 2018.

In November 2018 I shared lots of mouse shortcuts. Download the materials using the button below and watch the video.

Webinar Materials

Some of the topics and techniques you will learn include:

  • the various cursor shapes and how to use them correctly
  • right clicking options you may not know exist
  • copying anything quickly with the mouse, even sheets
  • drawing perfect circles and squares
  • lining up charts and other shapes perfectly
  • cool techniques with the Fill Handle
  • something you may never have tried with the right mouse button
  • using the the Office clipboard
  • a trick to use the Series dialog

This session will demonstrate lots of techniques using the mouse and also using the mouse with the keyboard.

Even if you prefer using the keyboard you might learn a few useful new techniques.

Bold Your Headings

Apparently this is not widely known, but you should always bold the headings in your tables.

Then when you use Format as Table (Ctrl + t) on the Home ribbon tab the header row will be correctly identified.

This also applies to the Ctrl + Shift + L shortcut to insert the filter drop downs.

It also applies to the ranges used for charts.

In general ALWAYS BOLD your headings – it is something Excel looks for.

Ctrl + b is the bold shortcut.

Related Posts

Atomic Habits (2018)

A new book that covers how you can make small incremental changes over time that lead to large results.

Atomic means small, as in atoms.

I have followed James’s Blog (link below) for a number of years and this book covers topics from the blog plus new material.

James Clear’s blog

His back story is interesting and inspiring.

It is a practical book and he provides ideas to increase your good habits and reduce your bad habits – useful strategies to do both are included.

Habits are automatic and many times unconscious, so the more automated and intentional you make your habits the more time you have for other important things.

You may need to read it a couple of times to get the most out of all his suggestions.

Highly recommend.

Free Excel Webinar Recording – Keyboard Shortcuts

Feedback score 93%

When I ran some face to face training sessions recently I was reminded how much people LOVE keyboard shortcuts. So I decided to update my keyboard shortcut webinar.

In October 2018 I shared lots of keyboard shortcuts. Download the materials using the button below and watch the video.

Webinar Materials

Using the mouse isn’t always the quickest way to perform tasks in Excel. Keyboard shortcuts can speed up your work and save you hunting through screens and dialogs. Some of the keyboard shortcuts you will learn in this session are:

  • wrap text and other useful formats
  • applying row and column grouping
  • selecting a table quickly
  • copying visible cells only
  • apply and remove Freeze Panes
  • returning after following a hyperlink
  • how to avoid an annoying feature of formula and reference dialogs when you press an arrow key to move around
  • get the most out of the Tab key

There will be lots of other shortcuts as well. Even if you prefer using the mouse you might learn a few useful new techniques.