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While Excel is a perfect tool so long as your data can be maintained in simple lists, the moment you have to manage more complex data or make frequent changes in the data, you are better off using the Microsoft Access database. Of course, you may still need to exchange data between Excel spreadsheets and Access database to conveniently present some data or till all the data is managed in Access. Excel spreadsheets are great to manage databases that can be maintained in the form of lists. For example, a database of the CDs or DVDs that you have is probably easily maintained in Excel. On the other hand, small and medium enterprises may need to maintain records of customers, sales and product inventory. Not only is the data more complex requiring frequent changes but you may often need to combine data from different sources. Microsoft Access is a wonderful database tool that can be used for small databases as well as fairly large databases. It is easy to build the databases and modify the data in Access. Further, there are powerful features built in Access that help it to protect the data in databases and carry out an Access recovery when the need arises.
A better way to simplify your formulas and guard against skipping cells is to use Range Names. Range Names group like cells together by some logic you decide. So rather than adding together the monthly sales in cells M5-M100, you can instead identify those cells by a name (say, MONTHSALES). Any data inserted between the first and last rows will be counted, your formulas will be easier to understand without all of those alphanumeric characters, and any errors will be much more obvious. Finally, use the "Trace Precedents" and "Show Dependents" functions in the Formulas tab for a visual representation of the values used to populate a sum, average, or other formula. This wont help you is the values themselves are bad, but itll help you visualize the flow of data into a destination cell and make any extraneous data obvious.
Change the Comment Font or Background Colour This is easy to do but needs to be done through your operating system not in Excel. For Windows 7: 1. Right-click the desktop and choose Personalize 2. Click Window Color at the bottom of the box that opens 3. Click Advanced Appearance Settings 4. Under Item, click the drop-down arrow and choose ToolTip 5. Make changes to the look of the ToolTip 6. Click OK 7. Click Save changes Any comments that already exist will remain unchanged, but new ones will take on the modified properties. Change the Shape of the Comment The command that allows you to do this is not on a ribbon, so you need to add it to your Quick Access Toolbar. 1. Choose More Commands from the QAT drop-down 2. Change Choose commands from to All Commands 3. Highlight Change Shape and click Add to include it in your QAT 4. OK the dialog box 5. Select the cell with the comment you want to change the shape of 6. Click Edit Comment in the ribbon 7. Hover your mouse along the edge of the comment until the cursor changes to the four way arrow and then click If the Change Shape command you added to the QAT continues to be greyed-out repeat step 7. The comment box must be active for the command to be useable. 8. Click the Change Shape button and choose the shape you want