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Posted by Andy Brown on 17 June 2019
This month it's Shaun's turn to nominate the five best short-cut tips in Excel.
Posted by Andy Brown on 17 June 2019
When you discover a new short-cut key, should you share it? This blog shows a way to bring up Intellisense for the arguments to user-defined functions in Excel VBA.
Posted by Andy Brown on 14 June 2019
When you're copying worksheets containing range names, Excel can detect conflicts and take you into a seemingly endless loop of Yes/No dialog boxes. This blog explains why this happens, and how to get out of the loop!
Posted by Andy Brown on 09 May 2019
All trainers live for that moment when someone's face lights up, as they learn something new which will change their working life for the better. This blog lists my 5 biggest such OOH moments from our Excel training courses. How many of these tips do you know?
Posted by Andy Brown on 25 April 2018
This blog shows options for creating a webcam focused on one particular area of an Excel workbook! You can do this either by pasting the Excel range into PowerPoint or Word as a linked picture, or by using the Excel camera tool.
Posted by Andy Brown on 15 January 2018
We've revamped our Excel course offerings, to include a new one-day Intermediate Excel course to sit between our introduction and advanced courses.
Posted by Andy Brown on 08 December 2017
Did you know that you can automatically generate multiple versions of a pivot table, with each one configured to filter by a different item? We didn't - this blog is an attempt to apologise for our oversight!
Posted by Andy Brown on 29 November 2017
This short blog explains how you can copy and paste the steps of a query that you've created in Power Query (within Power BI Desktop). The steps also work for queries created in Power Query within Excel.
Posted by Andy Brown on 21 August 2017
Need to get tables of data into Excel from a website? There's no need to write lots of VBA code to scrape the site - just use Power Query to create a live link to the relevant page(s).
Posted by Andy Brown on 29 June 2017
You can pull Excel workbooks (or individual data ranges) into Power BI Service, or push them from Excel using a special add-in. This blog shows how to use both approaches, as well as the underwhelming Analyze in Excel feature.
Posted by Andy Brown on 01 June 2017
There are a few ways to find the differences between two Excel worksheets. This blog considers 3 methods (using Excel formulae, using Query Editor and using the Inquire add-in).
Posted by Andy Brown on 18 February 2017
Excel 2016 has a few interesting new functions! TEXTJOIN allows you to concatenate all the cells in a range, and IFS and SWITCH provide other ways to make choices.
Posted by Andy Brown on 26 January 2017
This short blog explains how you can customise your quick access toolbar to display the path of the file that you are currently working on.
Posted by Andy Brown on 06 October 2016
It's often challenging working out how to use DAX to solve specific problems. This blog shows how to produce a pivot table showing the first and last instances of any category.
Posted by Andy Brown on 22 July 2016
Microsoft are pursuing two separate BI lines at the moment: one for the Power BI tools which run within Excel, and another for the standalone application called Desktop Power BI. This blog attempts to explain the differences between two applications with such confusingly similar names!
Posted by Andy Brown on 07 September 2015
The latest incarnation of Microsoft Office (2016) should be released on 22nd September 2015 (Microsoft are always a bit ahead of themselves with versions). This blog gives a detailed guide to what's new, the biggest changes being in Excel and Outlook.
Posted by Andy Brown on 20 February 2015
The editor for calculated fields in Excel (aka measures) isn't the greatest; this blog shows you how to install and use DAX Studio as a substitute editor.
Posted by Andy Brown on 16 May 2014
Did you know that Excel workbooks are really just a collection of XML files, all zipped together? We didn’t either, so we thought we'd tell the world.
Posted by Andy Brown on 09 January 2014
Power View is an Excel or SharePoint add-in which allows you to create quick and interactive dashboard reports, with built-in drill-down. This blog considers whether you're missing a trick if you don't know how to use Power View.
Posted by Andy Brown on 01 November 2013
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!