If I print emails I typically only want the first page. To do that in Outlook takes a few clicks each time.
When dealing with data lists in Excel it is a common requirement to extract the unique entries from a field. Excel has a built-in feature that will create a unique list.
Line charts are frequently used in Excel but their default settings leave a lot to be desired. See the transformation of a standard line chart to a simpler and easier to read line chart.
A Column chart walks into a Bar chart … sorry, I couldn’t resist that. Column charts are one of the most popular and straightforward of Excel’s many chart types. Its close cousin is the Bar chart.
Excel 2007 introduced the new interface called the Ribbon. It’s a cross between a toolbar and a menu. It also has a Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) that many people don’t seem to be using.
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.
Make Your Own Lists like January, February etc
When you drag a cell with January in it with the fill handle (the small cross at the bottom right corner of the cell), Excel creates a series with February and March etc. This is quick and useful. It also works for days of the week. Eg drag a cell with Monday in it to get Tuesday, etc. This is an example of a custom list.