What’s in a Name?


What’s in a Name?

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Using Excel Names When using formulas or referring to a specific cell in your worksheet, you’ll typically reference ‘range’ or specific cell. For example, B6:B10 is a range reference, where B6 is a cell reference. A problem with this sort of reference is that it’s not very meaningful and easy to forget. If you want […]


Windows 10 Housekeeping

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The Windows 10 Start menu includes so many apps that it can be overwhelming. With so many choices it can be hard to find the app you’re looking for. You may resort to saving shortcuts on your desktop because that’s what you’ve always done. But then your desktop is cluttered also! The Solution The solution […]


Windows 10 Steps Recorder

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Did you know that Windows 10 has a built-in app that will not only record the steps of what you’re doing, but it also snags screenshots as you go! I’ve recorded the steps for how to rearrange the tile groups on your Windows 10 start menu. Ready? This is how the results look (except not […]


Excel List Management

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What is a List? A list is a collection of related data. Examples might include your contact list, an inventory, or your price list. Lists are organized in Rows and Columns, with the first row containing labels. The labels identify the value, or data, directly below the columns. Features of a well designed List include […]


Quick Parts

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What are Quick Parts? Quick Parts, simply stated, are re-usable Word elements. The elements include formatted text, enabling the user to quickly create professional documents. Since Office 2007, Word includes dozens of built-in Quick Parts. Including headers, footers, cover pages, tables, bulleted and numbered lists, Tables of Contents, and AutoText. Create Your Own Creating your […]


Formulas vs Functions

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How They Differ The words Formula and Function are often used interchangeably, but they don’t mean the same thing. At the very core level, they are similar. However, it may help you understand them better if we break them down and view them as different from one another. Formulas Think of Formulas as mathematical calculations […]


Excel: Data Tab

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The Excel Data Tab has tools to help you work with the data in your worksheets. There are tools to import data from external sources. Also, tools to sort and filter. As well as tools to separate data into more columns. Sorting and Filtering Sorting and Filtering are relatively simple tools at their face. However, […]


Pages From the Book

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When I teach groups, I generally create custom handouts for those in attendance. I’m in the process of developing two handouts for a new client right now. As a result, the training they get will be relevant to their organization. These images are in the Excel Essentials book that I put together for UNR Extended […]


Excel Spreadsheets

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Local Support with Excel Spreadsheets: The Power of Excel A spreadsheet is little more than columns and rows, comprised of lists and lists. The real power in Excel spreadsheets is when you use Formulas and/or Functions. Formulas and Functions aren’t the same Contact us using the form below or give us a call if you […]


Enforce Excel Formatting in Mail Merge

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Advanced Mail Merge Settings Creating multiple documents with unique recipients, sales totals, or dates is accomplished with Mail Merge. Mail merge takes two files (the main document and the data source) and merges them into one. Basic addition: 1 + 2 = 3 1 Main Document (Start Mail Merge) + 2 Data Source (Select Recipients) […]