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ExcelExperts.com - Excel VBA Consultancy is open for business !



ExcelExperts.com is excited to announce that our Excel VBA Consultancy service is open for business, and we have completed the first Excel VBA consultancy job.

The task involved analysing the valuation of a large development site by way of complex discounted cash flows prepared by property valuation experts.

The work included:

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Nov-2009 - ExcelExperts.com Update

You've probably been wondering what I have been up to for the last few months given that there have not been many updates on the site.

Wellll... I've been looking after my new daughter, redecorating the entire house, and making photography books...

Here's the first one:

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 27 - Create Hyperlinks


Create Hyperlinks

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So, we have added data, pivot tables, and charts. We're now going to create an index page.

Steps:

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 26 - Create A Chart


Create A Chart

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Now we are going to create charts of our pivot tables so that we can get a visual representation of all this data.

Steps:

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 25 - Create A Pivot Table


Create A Pivot Table

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And now the lesson you've all been waiting for - How to create a pivot table !

A pivot table is an ingenious invention that allows you to slice and dice your data in as many ways as you can think of.

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 24 - Inserting And Renaming Worksheets


Inserting And Renaming Worksheets

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We have finished with the data entry sheet now, so lets create an index page. We now need to insert a worksheet.

Insert A Worksheet

Steps:

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02-June-2009 - ExcelExperts.com Update

June 2009 Stats update from ExcelExperts.com

 

 

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 23 - Find And Replace


Find And Replace

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Suppose I've changed my mind and now prefer to use the term "Entertainment" instead of "Eating Out"

How do I do this ?

Easy..

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 22 - VLOOKUP Formula


VLOOKUP Formula

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Now, it has occurred to me that I can save time when entering future expenses because I have realised that I can pretty much categorise the expenses.

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 21 - Filter Data


Filter Data

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Now you want to know how many of those expenses occurred in the last 1000 days.

Autofilter is perfect for this!

Steps:

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 20 - Sort Data


Sort Data

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So you've entered a load of expenses, and now realise that you have entered them in the wrong order. It would be nice to sort them.

Steps:

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 19 - Freeze Panes


Freeze Panes

This lesson is on how to freeze the panes. Freezing panes is about keeping the headings in view whilst being able to scroll down to enter data at the end.

To demonstrate why you want to do this:

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 18 - Protection


Protection

When designing a spreadsheet, it is important to differentiate between areas to enter data, and areas that are calculating values based on that data.

Think:  Inputs    /    Outputs

As a general rule, cells containing formulae should be protected, and coloured differently, so lets do that here.

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 17 - Copy And Paste Special Values


Copy And Paste Special Values

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We've just learnt how to enter a formula, so this lesson is on how to convert the formulae to values.

Steps:

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 16 - Absolute References


Absolute References

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Now we want to enter a formula to calculate how many days ago we spent the money. 

Steps:

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 15 - Insert A Column


Insert A Column

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I now want to calculate how many days ago I spend the money, but I forgot to add a heading for that. I'll need to insert a column.

Steps:

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 14 - Copy A Formula


Copy A Formula

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In the last lesson, we entered a formula. We now want to apply that formula to all the dates in column A.

There's a quick way to copy a formula that saves us from entering it again and again.

Steps:

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 13 - Enter A Formula


Enter A Formula

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We've entered some dates in our Expense tracker, and now we need to enter a formula that will tell us the month and the year of those dates so we can use this information in the summary of our expenses.

Steps:

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 12 - Dates


Dates

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A lesson on Dates in Excel is a very important one as understanding Dates is crucial to writing an  effective spreadsheet.

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 11 - Save A File


Save A File

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So, we've entered some data in our spreadsheet, and now it's important to save that data so it's not lost.

How to Save

There is nothing worse than losing data that you've spent hours entering so here's a note on saving.

To save your file:

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 10 - Format Data


Format Data

 

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Now we've entered some data, it's a good idea to format it nicely.

First, we'll format the date column

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 9 - Delete Data


Delete Data

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Now we're going to learn how to delete data.

Suppose the last expense entry you did was completely wrong, and you need to delete it.

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 8 - Data Validation


Data Validation

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We have our headings entered, so now we need to enter some expenses.  

Enter the following data:

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 7 - Change Column Width


Change Column Width

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Having entered your data in the previous lesson, You'll immediately notice that you cannot see all the data as the columns are too small.

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 6 - Enter Data


Enter Data

From now on, we will build up a blank workbook step by step in order to make the finished Expense Tracker. Each lesson will follow-on from the previous one, and at each stage, you will be able to download the correct files at the beginning and the end.

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 5 - Sheet Navigation


Sheet Navigation

Now, you'll learn how to find your way around Excel.

Practice all of these before proceeding: 

NOTE: The + in this case means hold down the first key before pressing the second once

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 4 - Definitions


Definitions

Familiarise yourself with the definitions of the basic components as we'll be referring to them a lot during the course.

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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 3 - How To Open Excel

How To Open Excel

 

Step1:

With your mouse, click on the START button:

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That brings up a menu that will look like this:

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Step2: Press R (to Run a program).. You'll now see this:

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Teach Yourself Excel - Online Course Outline


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Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 1 - Why Should I Use Excel ?


Why Should I Use Excel ?

If you've found this page, you're probably asking: Why should I use Excel ?... I've managed my whole life without it.. What is this Excel thing ?

Well, here's my list of top reasons why you might want to learn how to use it:

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