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Go To Special Places in Excel

By Jeff Lenning | April 25, 2013 |

Have you ever called up the Go To dialog in Excel? There is a little button in it that enables you to go to special places in Excel. This post explores some of these special destinations. For starters, let’s call up the Go To dialog within an empty workbook. There are a few different ways…

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Data Validation Alert Styles

By Jeff Lenning | April 18, 2013 |

The Data Validation feature allows you to control what a user can type into a cell. This post digs into the details of the data validation alert style options. Data Validation Primer First, a quick overview of the Data Validation feature. Data Validation has been in Excel for a long time, and it is one of…

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Make an Excel Worksheet Very Hidden

By Jeff Lenning | April 4, 2013 |

Did you know that Excel has two levels of hidden worksheets?  Excel has “hidden” worksheets, and, “very hidden” worksheets. This post walks through the differences, and how to hide worksheets at each level. By default, all new worksheets are visible.  A visible worksheet’s tab appears in the bottom of the Excel window, enabling the user…

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Pull External Data into Excel

By Jeff Lenning | March 28, 2013 |

Often, we use Excel to summarize detail that comes from some other program or accounting system. There are essentially three ways that I am aware of to get data from another program into a destination Excel worksheet, I’ll nickname them: Copy/Paste Pull Push Copy/Paste The Copy/Paste method is probably the most common.  It is when…

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Create an Index Worksheet using Excel Hyperlinks

By Jeff Lenning | February 21, 2013 |

Have you ever worked in a workbook with only a few worksheets…say three or four sheets? Navigating to the correct sheet is fast and easy, and you spend very little time getting to the spot you need to be to do your work. Have you ever worked in a workbook with more sheets? Say, 10,…

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Cell styles and worksheets

Excel Cell Styles and Worksheet Protection

By Jeff Lenning | January 17, 2013 |

Overview Starting with Excel 2007, Microsoft enhanced the Excel Cell Styles feature providing great built-in choices and flexibility. The purpose of this post is to briefly discuss the styles feature and demonstrate how it can be used in conjunction with worksheet protection. Cell Styles Think of a cell style as a comprehensive set of cell…

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