MS Office blogs
Showing blogs 1-20 (out of 111)
You can get at all sorts of system information within Visual Basic for Applications by using environment variables - this blog shows you how to get at your user's name, computer name and much more besides.
A short blog explaining how to use Visual Basic for Applications to loop over enumerations.
The RANKX function works out where a measure lies in order for any dimension, but it has a couple of gotchas to watch out for, as this blog explains.
Range names can have either worksheet or workbook scope - this blog shows how to make sure that you're referring to the right range names!
A short blog showing how to stop Excel hiding duplicate values for pivot table groups.
The SUMPRODUCT function is one of the hardest ones to understand in Excel, but it's also pretty useful. This blog gives clear examples of how to use SUMPRODUCT for conditional sums, weighted averages and the like.
A previous blog showed how to get Excel to speak to you; this one shows how to change the voice in which it does it!
Deep within its bowels Excel contains a feature allowing it to read out the contents of cells (you can also get your VBA macros to talk to users). This blog goes to those deep places hidden within Excel!
Ever had the feeling that you're missing something obvious? This blog highlights one particular chart option that you may well have overlooked.
If you have a colleague who trusts you, you could always betray this trust by sending them a workbook which misbehaves: it won't close and you can't leave it!
If your chart has more than a thousand data labels, this blog explains why you may experience problems.
This blog shows how to use each of the 5 arguments of the RANKX function to rank rows in PowerPivot.
PowerPivot is a superb addition to Excel: it allows you to create pivot tables based on multiple tables taken from a variety of data sources, and its DAX language lets you report any statistic you want. This overview summarises how to get started with PowerPivot, and what it does.
Excel 2013 contains radical changes to charts, pivot tables and the user interface. This review explains all the new features of Excel 2013
This blog shows you how to create a calendar of dates for use in PowerPivot. Instructions are included for Excel and Access.
A short blog explaining how to use the keyboard to cycle through previous cursor positions.
This blog includes the SQL script to generate a table of calendar dates for linking to from within PowerPivot.
You can use VBA to talk to Internet Explorer, providing that you understand the structure of the web page you're talking to. This blog shows how to do this!
Up, down, ceiling, floor or multiples… and you thought rounding numbers was simple!
Ever wondered if you can make negative columns automatically turn red in an Excel chart? Well now you can in Excel 2010!