Pivot Table Shopping List + more Excel tips
Excel Weekly News from Contextures October 07, 2014
In this week's Excel news, you'll see how to create a shopping list with a pivot table, and much more. Thank you for reading the Excel news, and I hope that you are enjoying the Excel articles. If you have suggestions for future topics, please let me know.
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If you create a custom tab for the Excel Ribbon, you can use the built-in icons, or draw one of your own. Even if your artistic skills are limited (like mine!), you can make a simple shape in Paint, of use the drawing tools in Excel to design it. It's fun, once you get started.
Click here to see the details, and watch the video: Add Your Own Icon to a Custom Ribbon Tab
We usually think of Excel as a business tool, but it can help around the house too. Unfortunately, it can't do the cooking, but there is a weekly meal planner on my Contextures website, that you can download. Enter the meal and product information, then pick your meals for the upcoming week, and click a button to create a weekly shopping list, in a pivot table.
Click here to see the details, and download the sample file: Excel Meal Planner With Pivot Table
Here are a few of the Excel articles that I read recently, that you might find useful:
Here are some upcoming events, courses, recently published books, and other new items, related to Excel:
2-Day Course (Dutch): Excel VBA for Financials, 2-day course
(in Dutch), led by Excel experts, Jan Karel Pieterse and Tony
de Jonker. This course is specifically aimed at the Finance professional.
It has no frills, and no technical mumbo-jumbo – just the VBA
you need to achieve more success in your daily job.
Date: November 19 and December 3, 2014. Location: Utrecht (Netherlands)
Sometimes a column of numbers doesn't add up correctly on a worksheet. Instead of showing a total, the sum is zero. This usually occurs if you've imported the numbers from somewhere else, and Excel doesn't recognize the data as real numbers..
See the steps for fixing the numbers in this short video tutorial. The video shows an older version of Excel, but the trick still works nicely, in the newer versions. Just use the Copy and Paste Special commands on the Ribbon's Home tab.
When I started using Excel, long ago, my computer was a Macintosh. Eventually, I switched to Windows, but every fall I still enjoy buying some tart, crispy McIntosh apples. They were first developed in Eastern Ontario, where I grew up.
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