Published at Tuesday, May 25th 2021, 16:19:43 PM by Alexandra Reid. Expenses Spreadsheet. When developing a spread sheet solution in Excel, you make decisions and change features and formulas which at the time make perfect sense and have a logical flow. Once you come back to amend, or enhance or troubleshoot your spread sheet, what made sense at the time of development, may not be so obvious at a later date. So here are my top 5 things to avoid when developing a spreadsheet solution to enable you to troubleshoot any issues and make your spread sheet as efficient as possible. 1. Merged Cells. They may look good, but they can play havoc on the functionality of you spreadsheet including losing the ability to sort data correctly or run VBA as it does not handle merged cells very well. You also lose the functionality of a normal data table in Excel; that is the great functions such as Pivot Tables, SUMIF, COUNTIF etc the list goes on!. If you want to use Auto Fill- no chance with merged cells and do not expect to be able to copy and paste either.
Published at Monday, May 31st 2021, 17:11:02 PM. Expenses Spreadsheet By Leanna Everett. If you can do that, you become the "gatekeeper" for all spreadsheet data going to your boss. You could pre-analyze the data in all those spreadsheets, and tack on comments that make the boss aware of your incomparable analytic capabilities. Nobody else (other than he, himself) gets all that data, so only you can come up with those insightful analyses. Tip #3: Automate the dashboard preparation Unless you are not doing any real work, you are probably thinking: "How am I supposed to do all the extra work to consolidate those spreadsheets into a dashboard"? If youre a programmer type, you can use little-known, built-in Excel capabilities such as the camera tool with VBA macros. Thats it. If you can successfully implement those 3 tips, youll be the person who controls the spreadsheet data your boss sees. Theres a catch, though: youd better be the first one to implement it. Because if one of your peers does this before you do, he becomes the indispensable person. Or, look for Excelential, a new kind of software that makes Excel dashboards easy to create. With software like Excelential, it will only take you minutes to create an Excel dashboard that brings charts and tables of data together from multiple spreadsheets. And once you have the dashboard set up, it will automatically update the dashboard for you every day.
Published at Monday, May 31st 2021, 16:25:25 PM. Expenses Spreadsheet By Autumn Clark. When developing a spread sheet solution in Excel, you make decisions and change features and formulas which at the time make perfect sense and have a logical flow. Once you come back to amend, or enhance or troubleshoot your spread sheet, what made sense at the time of development, may not be so obvious at a later date. So here are my top 5 things to avoid when developing a spreadsheet solution to enable you to troubleshoot any issues and make your spread sheet as efficient as possible. 1. Merged Cells. They may look good, but they can play havoc on the functionality of you spreadsheet including losing the ability to sort data correctly or run VBA as it does not handle merged cells very well. You also lose the functionality of a normal data table in Excel; that is the great functions such as Pivot Tables, SUMIF, COUNTIF etc the list goes on!. If you want to use Auto Fill- no chance with merged cells and do not expect to be able to copy and paste either.
Published at Monday, May 31st 2021, 15:39:47 PM. Expenses Spreadsheet By Nellie Graham. 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.
Published at Monday, May 31st 2021, 14:52:28 PM. Expenses Spreadsheet By Sally Dotson. Spreadsheet bid calculators are evolving through years of trial and error by individuals designing their own spreadsheets due to cost and affordability, which is a viable option for them if they have time to design these spreadsheets. Large contracting firms compile their constructions bids using expensive standalone programs, because they have proven platforms with a record of accuracy. Spreadsheet calculators deliver detailed bids to the user with excellent results and without the high operating cost of expensive programs. Spreadsheet calculators when placed on a laptop give contractors flexibility to estimate small projects and/or large projects on construction projects. Contractors waste valuable time and money returning to the office with the clients project information just to calculate the bid, then return to deliver the clients bid. Spreadsheet calculators calculate the required 10% overage on materials, including the contractors pricing structure for labor/material/equipment designed in the calculator.
Published at Monday, May 31st 2021, 14:00:48 PM. Expenses Spreadsheet By Caitlin Carr. Another useful function is that you can add hyperlinks to your PowerPoint slides that lead to your MS Excel documents. This can prove useful should you want to have spreadsheets available to add extra information, if it is required during your presentation. Once you have created charts in MS Excel you may like any changes to them to be linked to PowerPoint slides. This is possible using the Microsoft Office Excel Chart Object, which allows you to create links to diagrams that have been updated, ensuring your presentation contains the most recent adaptations to spreadsheet data. Another application that you can paste your MS Excel data into is MS Word. This can be beneficial to those who need to create informative documents that feature spreadsheets.
Published at Monday, May 31st 2021, 13:11:49 PM. Expenses Spreadsheet By Rene Paul. 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
Published at Monday, May 31st 2021, 12:29:32 PM. Expenses Spreadsheet By Freda Hernandez. Hidden Rows and Columns. Unless you really need to hide any rows or columns, just dont. Why, well because they are hidden!. They can confuse users who are trying to follow the logic of a spreadsheet, users cant see them but Excel will still use those cells in calculations which can then appear to users to cause erroneous data. They can also cause issues with importing new data into your work book and issues with and VBA code. 3. Avoid Blank Cells, Rows and Columns. You may not always have a value for every single cell in your work book, but leaving cells completely blank has a massive impact on some functions in Excel. For example -AUTOSUM or using filtering with blank cells will affect Excels calculations. If you have blanks, always consider using zeros or an appropriate descriptive value such as NA.