Excel’s Sparkline Charts
Sparkline charts are a new feature in Excel 2010. Sparkline charts are small cell-sized charts that are designed for dashboard reports. The chart sits inside a single cell and its size changes with the size of the cell, both height and width.
Here is an example of a simple macro that solves a problem in Excel 2003 and earlier versions.
Range names can be corrupted if a cell that they refer to gets deleted. This doesn’t mean that the cell value gets deleted, but the cell itself is removed from the sheet.
The ALT key (there’s one on either side of your Spacebar) has some really useful shortcuts. See if they can save you some time and effort. These can be handy if, like me, you sometimes struggle with your laptop’s built-in mouse controller and you don’t have your external mouse handy. And remember most keyboard shortcuts work in all versions of Excel.
Pivot Tables changed in Excel 2007 and 2010. The default setting doesn’t let you drag and drop the field names on the Pivot Table itself. You could do that in Excel 2003 and you can still do it in the newer versions. All you need to do is change a setting.
Excel allows you to easily hide a group of sheets BUT frustratingly, it won’t let you unhide a group of sheets. You have to unhide them one sheet at a time.
The DATE function allows you to easily add or subtract, months or years from dates. The DATE function can also convert any date to the last day of the month or the first day of the month. This can be very useful when working with date ranges.