Pivot Table Makeover + more Excel tips
January 20, 2015
In this week's Excel news, you'll see how to give your pivot table a makeover, and much more., and more, in this week's Excel news. Visit my Excel website for more tips, tutorials and videos, and check the index for past issues of this newsletter.
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Did you know that you can filter a list based on the conditional formatting colours that you applied? This is one of the newer features in Excel, and in this example, I used it to select highlighted rows, then delete them..
Click here to see the details: Delete Rows With Conditional Formatting Color
When you create a new pivot table, it is automatically formatted with the Compact Report Layout. You can change to one of the other layouts, and make a few other simple changes, so your pivot table looks better, and the data is easier to read and understand.
See the details in my blog post, and download the sample file: Give Your Excel Pivot Table a Makeover
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:
To make data entry easier, you can add a drop down list in a cell, then quickly select an item from that list. This video has a few quick tips for creating a named range, then using that name to create the drop down.
Click here to watch the short video that show how it works: Quick Drop Down List Video.
It is supposed to warm up a bit this week, so perhaps I'll be able to get out to the conservation area, and get some outdoor pictures to share with you. In the meantime, I'm getting lots of work done, while staying inside, and eating healthy and hot food, like this delicious kale and lentil soup. I hope you're staying warm too (or cool if it's summer where you are)!
That's it for this week! If you have any comments or questions, send me an email.
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