Category Archives: Training

Excel Breakout Puzzle 5

I think it’s about time for another breakout puzzle … yes! This breakout puzzle is inspired by The Matrix. The Matrix? Yes, the movie, you know … with Neo. If you haven’t seen it, it was a popular movie about 20 years ago. (Wow does time fly.) Anyhow, I love that movie and so decided […]


Excel Breakout Puzzle 4

It is time for another breakout puzzle … yay! Have you ever played Sudoku? My family loves doing these puzzles, in fact, last week we had a full-on Sudoku race and competition. Who won? Not me. My daughter totally crushed it. I’d get like 5 squares done, and she’d be like, “done!” Again and again. […]


Excel Breakout Puzzle 3

It is time for another Excel Breakout Puzzle! Excel Breakout Puzzle? Yes … they are totally fun 🙂 You have to use your Excel knowledge and skills to find the hidden code. I’ve hidden a 5 digit code in an Excel workbook, and if you are up for the challenge, see if you can find […]


Tips from 20 Excel Experts

My Excel-friend John Michaloudis does an annual interview of Excel experts from all over the world. The format of his interview is an audio podcast. This year, you can hear directly from 20 Excel experts as they share their best Excel tips and ideas. The tips include shortcuts, functions, and features, and it is a […]



Excel Breakout Puzzles!

Are you aware of the Escape Room trend, or the similar breakout logic puzzles that teachers use in classrooms? Here is the basic idea of the escape room. You and some friends or colleagues go to a company that has created an escape room. Like, in the real world, physically, you go to a place. […]



Volume 4 Available!

Alright…Excel University Volume 4 is available! Well, this volume has taken two years to create, but, I believe the time spent was well worth it. It is, without a doubt, my favorite volume in the Excel University series. We mainly focus on internal-use workpapers, and how to get them done the fast way! I think […]


Three Excel University Announcements

I have three exciting Excel University announcements! They are about QBConnect, Top 10 CPE Courses, and Volume 4. First up, QBConnect! QBConnect I’ll be presenting an Excel session at the QBConnect conference in San Jose, and if you are going, I’d love to see you there! The title of the session is Excel: The Power […]


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 […]