FREE Webinar – Excel Yourself 2018

My annual review webinar where I examine four of my Excel Yourself articles from the monthly INTHEBLACK magazine from the past year.

Includes extra content not included in the magazine. Content applies to all Excel versions.

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.

Date: December 13, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEDST
Event: FREE Webinar - Excel Yourself 2018
Topic: FREE - Excel Yourself 2018
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

FREE Webinar – Excel Yourself 2018

My annual review webinar where I examine four of my Excel Yourself articles from the monthly INTHEBLACK magazine from the past year.

Includes extra content not included in the magazine. Content applies to all Excel versions.

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.

Date: December 12, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEDST
Event: FREE Webinar - Excel Yourself 2018
Topic: FREE - Excel Yourself 2018
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Chapter 13 – Validations

Price: $25 incl GST or free if you own the book

Duration: 1.0 hour

The 20th in my series of webinars based on my book and the last free one.

The book is the manual.

We are up to page 337 in the printed book. We will start and finish Chapter 13 which covers report validation techniques.

The session covers

– Centralised validations
– Rounding Tolerances
– Error tracking and debugging
– Precedents and dependents
– Identifying new codes
– Conditional formats

If you own the book you can use the answer to a question as the voucher code to attend for FREE.

Date: November 29, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEDST
Event: Book Webinar - Chapter 13 - Validations
Topic: Book Chapter 13
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Webinar – Macros 6 – Workshop 1

Price: $25 incl GST

Duration: 1 hour

Learn how to bring together many of the techniques from previous sessions to solve real world problems.

A variety of macros are covered showing you different ways to achieve similar outcomes. Lots of tips and tricks along the way.

The four macros covered are

  • conditionally hide rows (different macros shown)
  • conditionally hide columns (also run via an event)
  • clear input cells (different macros shown)
  • convert a MYOB report in to a data table
Date: November 27, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEDST
Event: Webinar - Macros 6 - Workshop 1
Topic: Macros
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Webinar – Macros 5 – Function Macros

Price: $25 incl GST

Duration: 1 hour

Excel Function macros allow you to create your own cell-based functions, just like Excel’s built-in functions. These are called User Defined Functions (UDFs) and can be used to simplify complex calculations.

Macro Functions also allow you to create re-useable code which can centralise your business logic and make code maintenance easier.

This session will examine a number of Functions to explain how, why and when to use them.

This session will cover

  • the SUMBOLD UDF – add up bold values
  • the JOIN UDF – joins text togther from a range
  • functions for sheet, file and user names
  • alternatives for the SEARCH and FIND functions
  • the SUMCOLOUR UDF – adds up specific values in cells with a certain fill colour
  • an “Are You Sure?” function
  • a function to identify if a one of a list of words is used in a cell
Date: November 26, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEDST
Event: Webinar - Macros 5 - Function Macros
Topic: Macros
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Webinar – Excel Data Validation

Price: $25.00 incl GST

Duration: 1.5 hours

Excel has a built-in Data Validation feature that you can use to limit and control the entries that go into certain cells. You can use this to make sure users comply with your input requirements.

Unfortunately the feature has one failing. Learn what it is and how to handle it.

This session will take you through some useful techniques to create flexible data validations including in-cell drop down lists, as well as how to cope with the major failing of the system.

The session covers

  • setting upper and lower parameters – fixed and flexible
  • creating custom error messages
  • how to validate the validations and show the user when an error has been made
  • creating in-cell drop down lists
  • creating flexible lists that automatically expand and don’t require any complicated formulas
  • how to create dependent drop downs – one drop down affects the entries in a second drop down

As usual I will throw in some useful general tips along the way.

Date: November 22, 2018
Time: 1.00 PM (AEDST)
Event: Webinar - Excel Data Validation
Topic: Excel Data Validation
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Excel Advanced Range Names

 Price: $25 incl GST

Duration: 1 hour

This session covers many advanced techniques. These techniques can be applied to reporting models, dashboards, budgets and forecasts.

The session covers

  • Naming conventions – what they are and how to use them to simplify formula creation
  • Non-formula uses for range names – create an unbreakable hyperlink
  • Linking between files – technique to reduce broken, or corrupted links
  • Advanced techniques – creating a sheet name range name and some advanced ways to refer to ranges
  • The INDIRECT function and range names
  • One Formula to Rule Them All – an amazing technique that can be applied to many situations – a single formula to extract Actuals, Budgets and Forecasts
  • Advanced range reference techniques

As always, I will share a few general tips along the way.

Date: November 20, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEDST
Event: Webinar - Excel Advanced Range Names
Topic: Excel Advanced Range Names
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Excel Range Name Essentials

 Price: $25 incl GST

Duration: 1 hour

Learn the basics, plus some powerful techniques to make your range names more dynamic. This session has everything you need to get started with using range names effectively.

Even if you have been using range names this session provides some useful shortcuts and techniques that you may not be aware of.

This session covers

  • the three ways to create a name (some are much easier than others)
  • naming rules and suggestions
  • keyboard shortcuts
  • name intersections
  • formula-based names
  • using names with formatted tables

As always, I will share a few general tips along the way.

Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEDST
Event: Webinar - Excel Range Name Essentials
Topic: Excel Range Name Essentials
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

FREE Webinar – Excel 2016 Mouse Shortcuts

Following up from the keyboard shortcuts session in October, in November we will look at quick ways to do common tasks with the mouse.

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.

Date: November 21, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEDST
Event: FREE Webinar - Excel 2016 Mouse Shortcuts
Topic: Excel 2016 Mouse Shortcuts
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

FREE Webinar – Excel 2016 Mouse Shortcuts

Following up from the keyboard shortcuts session in October, in November we will look at quick ways to do common tasks with the mouse.

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.

Date: November 13, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEDST
Event: FREE Webinar - Excel 2016 Mouse Shortcuts
Topic: Excel 2016 Mouse Shortcuts
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Excel 2013-2016 Advanced PivotTables

 Price: $25 incl GST

Duration: 1 hour

This updated session assumes you are already using pivottables. Topics covered include

  • Calculated Fields – what they are and how and why to use them
  • Calculated Items – what they are and how and why to use them
  • Advanced filtering
  • Useful Report Layouts
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Adding relationships so you can report on two tables as once
  • Data normalisation and variance analysis example using Power Query
  • Two handy macros that can speed up pivot table creation

 

As always, I will share a few general tips along the way.

Date: October 24, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEDST
Event: Webinar - Excel 2013-2016 Advanced PivotTables
Topic: Excel 2013-2016 Advanced PivotTables
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Excel 2013-2016 PivotTable Essentials

 Price: $25 incl GST

Duration: 1 hour

This updated session will cover the basics of pivot table creation as well as solving some common frustrations. Topics covered include

  • pivot cache what it is and why it is important
  • data rules that make creating pivot tables easier
  • format as table and why you need to use it
  • populating missing entries in the data – manually and with Power Query
  • the basics of creation
  • pivot charts
  • filtering with slicers
  • grouping

As always, I will share a few general tips along the way.

Date: October 22, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEDST
Event: Webinar - Excel 2013-2016 PivotTable Essentials
Topic: Excel 2013-2016 PivotTable Essentials
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Excel 2013-2016 Chart Hacks

 Price: $25 incl GST

Duration: 1 hour

This session will show you how to achieve improved charts and how to create charts that aren’t built-in to Excel.

Topics covered:

  • using text boxes with charts
  • improving Excel’s default charts – before and after charts
  • Variance chart
  • High – Low Chart (column and line)
  • Conditional colours in a chart
  • Waterfall/Bridge chart
  • Adding banding to a chart
  • handling expanding data ranges

As always, I will share a few general tips along the way.

Date: October 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEDST
Event: Webinar - Excel 2013-2016 Chart Hacks
Topic: Excel 2013-2016 Chart Hacks
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

FREE Webinar – Excel 2016 Keyboard Shortcuts

Yes you my be really good with the mouse but sometimes it is quicker to use the keyboard.

When I ran some face to face training sessions recently I was reminded how much people LOVE keyboard shortcuts. So I thought I would update my keyboard shortcut webinar and run it this month.

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.

 

Date: October 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEDST
Event: FREE Webinar - Excel 2016 Keyboard Shortcuts
Topic: Excel 2016 Keyboard Shortcuts
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

FREE Webinar – Excel 2016 Keyboard Shortcuts

Yes you my be really good with the mouse but sometimes it is quicker to use the keyboard.

When I ran some face to face training sessions recently I was reminded how much people LOVE keyboard shortcuts. So I thought I would update my keyboard shortcut webinar and run it this month.

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.

 

Date: October 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEDST
Event: FREE Webinar - Excel 2016 Keyboard Shortcuts
Topic: Excel 2016 Keyboard Shortcuts
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Chapter 12 – Charts – part two

Price: $25 incl GST or free if you own the book

Duration: 1.0 hour

The 19th in my series of webinars based on my book. The book is the manual.

We will continue with Chapter 12 which covers Charts. We are up to page 317 in the printed book. We will complete the chapter in this session.

The chart interface changed a lot in Excel 2013, The book was based on Excel 2010. This session will use Excel 2016, so you can see the new screens and options.

The session will cover

  • Chart basics
  • How to automate charts
  • Handling zeroes and missing data
  • How to create Dual Axis charts
  • Labeling High and Low points
  • Creating a Variance chart
  • Dashboard techniques

If you own the book you can use the answer to a question as the voucher code to attend for FREE.

Date: October 25, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEDST
Event: Book Webinar - Chapter 12 - Charts pt 2
Topic: Book Chapter 12
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

FREE Webinar – Excel 2016 Conditional Formats

In this webinar we will examine Excel’s built-in What-If techniques. This is an introductory session on the topic.

In Excel it is easy to change a few cells and see the results. You can use trial and error to achieve a result. There are a few built-in features that can make this process a lot easier and save you a lot of time. In terms of financial models and budgets you may also want to handle best, worst and base case scenarios. There is also a new feature in Excel 2016 called a Forecast Sheet that can automatically create a forecast for you.

The session introduces the following five topics

  • Goal Seek – simple what-if changes
  • Solver – advanced what-if analysis
  • Scenario Manager – handling different sets of inputs
  • Data Tables – single and double variable sensitivity analysis
  • NEW – Forecast sheet

As always you may pick up a few other tips along the way.

Date: September 26, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEST
Event: FREE Webinar - Excel 2016 What If Techniques
Topic: Excel What If Techniques
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

FREE Webinar – Excel 2016 Conditional Formats

In this webinar we will examine Excel’s built-in What-If techniques. This is an introductory session on the topic.

In Excel it is easy to change a few cells and see the results. You can use trial and error to achieve a result. There are a few built-in features that can make this process a lot easier and save you a lot of time. In terms of financial models and budgets you may also want to handle best, worst and base case scenarios. There is also a new feature in Excel 2016 called a Forecast Sheet that can automatically create a forecast for you.

The session introduces the following five topics

  • Goal Seek – simple what-if changes
  • Solver – advanced what-if analysis
  • Scenario Manager – handling different sets of inputs
  • Data Tables – single and double variable sensitivity analysis
  • NEW – Forecast sheet

As always you may pick up a few other tips along the way.

Date: September 25, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEST
Event: FREE Webinar - Excel 2016 What If Techniques
Topic: Excel What If Techniques
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Chapter 12 – Charts

Price: $25 incl GST or free if you own the book

Duration: 1.0 hour

The 18th in my series of webinars based on my book. The book is the manual.

We will start Chapter 12 which covers Charts. We are up to page 299 in the printed book. This chapter will take two sessions to complete.

The chart interface changed a lot in Excel 2013, The book was based on Excel 2010. This session will use Excel 2016, so you can see the new screens and options.

The session will cover

  • Chart basics
  • How to automate charts
  • Handling zeroes and missing data
  • How to create Dual Axis charts
  • Labeling High and Low points
  • Creating a Variance chart
  • Dashboard techniques

If you own the book you can use the answer to a question as the voucher code to attend for FREE.

Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEST
Event: Book Webinar - Chapter 12- Charts
Topic: Book Chapter 12
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

FREE Webinar – Excel 2016 Conditional Formats

Conditional formats allow you to have cell formats automatically change based on the value in the cell and other cells. This is great for exception reporting. For example when you open a file all the overdue dates could have a red fill colour based on today’s date and the dates for the coming week will be coloured orange. Some of the techniques covered can also be applied to dashboards.

This session will take you through the basics, as well as an introduction to formula-based formats.

  • Data bars
  • Creating a progress bar using a Data bar
  • Colour scales – traffic light colours
  • Amending the default settings – getting the result you want
  • Icon sets – icons can be better for colour blind people
  • Cell-based rules – make the most of built-in features
  • Working with dates automatically
  • Formula-based rules – use formulas and functions to gain total control over conditions

As always you may pick up a few other tips along the way.

 

 

Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM AEST
Event: FREE Webinar - Excel 2016 Conditional Formats
Topic: Excel Conditional Formats
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.