Excel University Scholarship Winners!

It is with great pleasure that I’m able to announce this year’s Excel University scholarship winners! The scholarship is supported by Excel University enrollments, so, thanks to all of you who have helped to make this possible. Both of these winners are wonderful examples of the type of accounting student that the Excel University scholarship was […]

Use Power Query to Create a Drop-Down List without Duplicates

In this post, we’ll create a drop-down that contains a unique list of choices derived from a column that contains duplicate values. This may sound familiar as we previously accomplished this with a PivotTable. However, the Power Query feature that’s built-in to Excel 2016 makes this process easier. Objective We have a data table that contains RepID, […]

Hyperlinks Article

Back in the old days, when I used workpapers that were made with, you know, paper, I used a red pencil to create cross-references that made it easy to navigate to related documents. Today, I use Excel hyperlinks instead. Check out this CalCPA Technology and Business Resource Guide article where I describe how to use Excel hyperlinks to cross-reference digital […]


I recently had the immense pleasure of being a guest on the My Excel Online Podcast with John Michaloudis. He is a PivotTable master and an Excel friend. If you’d like to listen to the audio interview, I’ve provided the link below. While you are there, be sure to subscribe to John’s podcast, he does an amazing […]

Sort by Color

Sort by color

In this post, I’ll answer a question submitted by reader Chérie about sorting by color. The basic question is this. “I have created a color coded list, where yes=green, no=red, maybe=orange, and other is any other color. How can I sort the list so that all the yes rows are first, then no, then maybe, […]