By . Calculator Spreadsheet. At Monday, June 14th 2021, 12:19:32 PM.
Lets get this out of the way: Your spreadsheets are full of errors. In an analysis of multiple studies dating back to 2008, Marketwatch reported last year that almost 90% of Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets contain errors. Even when created with the utmost care, the number and complexity of the formulas contained in our spreadsheets create significant opportunities for bad data. With about 1 Billion users of Microsoft Office users in the world, the absolute number of errors that potentially exist range in the hundreds of millions. We have some thoughts on how to prevent errors in Excel spreadsheets. Here are three of them: Most Errors are Caused by Bad Calculations: Check Your Formulas Methods of testing your formulas range from the simple to the absurdly complex. Lets ignore the stuff on the right side of the spectrum, and stick to what we can do right now. Did you know that highlighting a cell that contains a formula and pressing "Ctrl + [" will reveal the cells that feed into the total? Its a simple yet effective way to understand your data sources and identify what you missed, and what might have been double-counted. Simple stuff.
The spreadsheet was introduced back in the 1980s and evolved into a complex program, but with the right experience it can be an effective tool for estimating large or small projects. Standalone programs work fine for estimating large projects; however they cannot estimate all structural elements of the project, such as, concrete, reinforcement, form-work, excavation, and back-fill at one time. Because of this restriction, contractors are forced to develop spreadsheet calculators ensuring bids were covering all required disciplines in their bids to ensure correctness. Construction bids missing important materials or a labor calculation is the number one reason companies incur large loses on projects they would generally have slim profits designed into the bid.
Keyboard Shortcuts When it comes to Excel keyboard shortcuts are something which when learned once goes a long way to save your precious time while working on Excel spreadsheets. Say for example, 1) When you want to select all cells all you need to do is press Ctrl + A. 2) In case you wish to go to cell A1 then you need to hit Ctrl + Home. 3) Similarly, when you want to go to the last cell in the range we press Ctrl + End. 4) When you wish to select from active cell to last cell in the range hit Ctrl+ Shift+ End. 5) Conversely in case you want to Select from active cell to A1 just press Ctrl+Shift+Home 6) When you want to go to next worksheet simply press Ctrl + Page Down. 7) Similarly, when you want to go to previous worksheet hit Ctrl + Page Up. Speed copying in Excel