Published at Friday, June 11th 2021, 03:22:38 AM by Marcia Hines. Calculator Spreadsheet. I never guestimate a job. After measuring and counting I take my numbers and go to my office and prepare my estimate. If you do a search in Ezines, you will find other articles by me describing how I use the Excel Spread Sheet to total up and multiply high time factors to those elements of the job that are over eight foot high. Why? It takes you a lot more time to paint a window at twenty feet that it does at eight feet of height. After I total everything using the formulas built into the spreadsheet, I go to my estimating software and prepare the estimate. I itemize everything, I never do an estimate that says $2000 (or whatever amount it is), for painting the interior. I itemize everything, and its easier because that is how I count things. Also, because if I count 16 shutters and when I am painting them I count 20, I tell the customer that I only charged for 16, and they can see it in black and white, so they have to pay extra for the extra shutters, this way I dont get cheated. Anyway the subject of itemizing your estimate is a whole new article.
Published at Sunday, June 13th 2021, 00:26:47 AM by Sandy Wade. Calculator Spreadsheet. If there is any change in the payroll calculations, there might be a change in the summaries as well. By using a query or an Office Data Connection you can link the source and retrieve data as required. The data in the Excel sheet will be refreshed when there are changes in the source. Of course, if there are problems such as corruption in the Access database, it might have an effect on the Excel worksheet as well. You might have to reconstruct the worksheet after carrying out an Access recovery. Similarly, you might want to move some Excel data permanently into an Access database in order to take advantage of the many features of Access such as multi-user capabilities, data management abilities and security. You can convert the data from an Excel worksheet to Access by converting an entire Excel range into an Access database. On the other hand, you might want to simply summarize or analyze the data from an Excel worksheet. You can create an Access report that will take the data from the range specified in the Excel spreadsheet.
Published at Wednesday, June 16th 2021, 22:53:05 PM. Calculator Spreadsheet By Caitlin Carr. Avoid lots of Volatile Functions. A volatile function is one that re-calculates every time a work sheet changes. These include NOW(), TODAY(), OFFSET functions. If you use multiple or large amounts of these in a work book it will eventually start to slow it down. 5. Avoid Unnecessary Complex Formulas. One thing I have learned by developing spread sheets solutions for users is they (eventually) want to see all of the workings out of a formula. For example a typical sales formula of =(Price*SalesQuantity)-(Price*SalesQuantity)*Discount+(Price*SalesQuantity)*Tax Users will want to know the Sales Value Totals, the Discounted Totals and the Sales Tax Value displayed is separate columns. This is where we can break down the formula components into smaller formulas in their own columns or what we call helper columns. If you can increase transparency of calculations it will make the logic of the spreadsheet easier for users to follow resulting in less queries.
Published at Wednesday, June 16th 2021, 22:13:38 PM. Calculator Spreadsheet By Kathie Horne. The first thing I do when I estimate a painting job is to get a feel for the customers motivation for their paint job. Are they looking to sell? Are they fixing the home up for a special event, like wedding or birthday? Or is it just overdue and really needs a paint job? The next thing I do after I have digested their reason for painting their home, is to look at the job and IMAGINE doing the job. Go through the job in your mind. Making notes about the job, things that may affect the time spent working. It could be anything like we cant use a ladder to paint the family room ceiling because the room is too large and we have to cut in the lights, or there is a lot of spackling to do like cracks and nail pops. Try to get a "feel for the job". Will it take longer than usual, or will it go faster than normal? Is the area cluttered? Will you be able to move fast or slow? Is there going to be a lot of traffic? Are there kids or pets? I do all this before I measure.
Published at Wednesday, June 16th 2021, 21:21:24 PM. Calculator Spreadsheet By Sandy Wade. 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 Wednesday, June 16th 2021, 20:30:16 PM. Calculator Spreadsheet By Lorena Watson. Validate Your Input Values You can use Excels Data Validation function to reduce the likelihood of bad data. This feature allows you to specify the conditions a value needs to meet and reject any values that dont meet your conditions. If you know, for example, the minimum and maximum values of your data, simply instruct Excel to highlight values that fall outside of that range. To take it a step further, create a drop-down list of values in an adjacent workbook, then use those to populate your active one. Youll limit your potential for error by choosing from an already known list of values. No fat finger errors here. Automate the Whole Thing Were biased, but the easiest and best way to prevent errors in Excel is to automate your work. Todays automation software packages (and there are many) work within and between your spreadsheets and other sources of data, like websites, to import, manipulate, copy, paste, and format data however you wish. Some log critical process information, sorts, and transforms data just like you would - through the presentation layer of the application. Unlike you (no offense), good automation software works without errors. If youre a CPA or work for any other firm that uses spreadsheets on a regular basis, consider automation software as an alternative to those every day manual processes.
Published at Wednesday, June 16th 2021, 19:48:11 PM. Calculator Spreadsheet By Isabel Cotton. He will now depend on you for the information, instead of going to the people who prepare the raw spreadsheets. You gain access to him, and as you know, "access is power." Tip #2: Offer to help him with spreadsheets you dont get (yet) If you know that your boss gets other spreadsheets from elsewhere in the company (but you dont get them), ask him to get you copied on them, so you can include those on his dashboard. Find out what totals, charts, or "top n" lists he tends to scan those spreadsheets for. Then, tell your boss that you can consolidate the key information from all those spreadsheets as well (both what you prepare and what others prepare). You can add that to the Excel dashboard you send him every day (after implementing Tip # 1). Tell him how much time youll save him; how he can stay on top of the numbers with the all-inclusive dashboard.
Published at Wednesday, June 16th 2021, 18:50:32 PM. Calculator Spreadsheet By Leola Griffith. Add a Picture to the Background of the Comment This also involves adding an additional button to the Quick Access Toolbar. Follow the first four steps we used previously but this time add the Format command. Continue following steps 5 through 7 8. Click the Format button on the QAT 9. From the bottom of the list choose Format Comment 10. Click on the Colors and Lines tab If you only have a Font tab, go back and repeat step 7. 11. Click the drop-down next to Color and choose Fill Effects 12. Choose the Picture tab and then click on Select Picture 13. Navigate to the picture you want to use and select it 14. OK both the dialog boxes Voila, your comment now has a picture background. Comments are extremely useful to share your thoughts and ideas with others or simply to remind you of things you have done or need to do. You may never need to change the shape or add a picture to the background, but knowledge is power. You never know when ones of these skills could be just what you need. Reen Rose is an experienced Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Office Specialist Master. She has been described as focused, fun and very effective. Reen believes in guiding people to become empowered Microsoft Office users by giving them the skills they need to be successful, in an engaging and enjoyable environment.
Published at Wednesday, June 16th 2021, 17:51:47 PM. Calculator Spreadsheet By Isabel Cotton. Try not to use of keep the use of merging cells to an absolute minimum. I cant express how much this can create a lot of issues like losing the ability to sort data correctly, use copy and paste correctly and the ability to run VBA code as its does not handle merged cells very well. One great way around is to use the alternative Centre Across Selection. This can easily be achieved by Format | Cells Alignment | Horizontal | Centre Across Selection. Give this alternative a try. 7. Always try to leave at least three or more blank rows above your data table. This can be easily used for criteria for features such as database functions and advanced filtering. Formatting a spreadsheet is something that can be a personal choice in particular colour schemes, or how busy the spreadsheet is, but one should always keep in mind the user, and how easy it is for a new user to follow your spreadsheet. In summary keep it neat, simple and adhere to predefined formats to eliminate any slow down or errors in formulas due to incorrect cell formatting.