General Format

The General format is Excel’s default format.

It doesn’t really do much. It can be handy to use though if Excel applies a format you don’t want, like a date or a percentage.

The keyboard shortcut to apply the General format is

Ctrl + Shift + ~

Be careful if you forget the Shift key as it will display formulas. If that happens, press it again (without the Shift key) and it will revert back to normal.

One Minute to Excel #28 – Eight More Charts in a Minute

Fast mouse work to the rescue

OK in the last video I cheated and used Sparkline charts to create 8 charts in a minute.

This time I set myself a real challenge to create 8 real charts in a minute.

Its close – check out the video and learn a few useful techniques.

One Minute to Excel #27 – Eight Charts in a Minute

Sparklines to the rescue

Let’s see if I can create 8 charts in a minute – one for each state and territory in Australia

I cheat a little bit and use Sparkline charts. If you haven’t seen Sparklines before check out the video.

One Minute to Excel #26 – Fix AutoSum’s Weakness

Get the right range every time

AutoSum’s cryptonite is a blank cell – it stops AutoSum in its tracks every time.

Here’s how you can avoid AutoSum’s blind spot.