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.
In a recent webinar on conditional formatting I was demonstrating how to create a horizontal progress bar using conditional formats when someone asked an interesting question about creating a vertical progress bar. It is possible and in this blog post I will explain both techniques.
Conditional Format Feedback
The Conditional Format webinars I ran in August were popular and well received- 94% feedback score.
An email I received recently is shown below.
To watch the recording and download the materials click here.
Here’s another way to create a Step Chart. This one is quicker. I wrote previously about using a scatter plot and error bars but it required a lot of chart changes. This one hacks a line chart and requires no chart changes.
If your sheet has a lot of colour and you want to print it on a black laser printer, one of the Page Setup options can improve the print.
On the Sheet tab of the Page Setup dialog there is a Black And White option – see image below.
This removes all the colour and prints in black only,
You can access the Page Setup dialog from the Page Layout tab. Click the small arrow on the bottom right of the Page Setup section.