Better Excel charts and dashboards
June 09, 2015
Build a nested IF formula, improve your dashboards, work with dates, change a pivot table layout, 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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In case you missed them, here are the articles that I posted recently:
Use the keyboard, or right-click menus, to move fields in a pivot table layout without dragging (Level - Basic)
For a humorous peek at what other people are saying about spreadsheets, read the latest collection of Excel tweets, on my Excel Theatre blog.
If math teacher Mohammed Ladak could only use one piece of software in his classroom, he would choose Excel. See a few examples of how he uses it in lessons.Level - Intermediate
Watch a video presentation by Stephen Hughes, on Taking Dashboards to the Next Level, hosted by the Excel BI Virtual Chapter of the PASS BA Conference. The video is about an hour long, and the presentation starts at the 4:00 mark. Level - Intermediate/Advanced
Doug Jenkins takes a detailed look at how Excel handles the display and entry of dates, and how they're affected by regional settings. Level - Basic/Intermediate
Ann K Emery shows how to make columns in a chart closer together. It's a simple step, but can make a big improvement in the chart's appearance. Level - Basic
Mary Ann Richardson sets up a two-variable data table, to get the answer to a "What If" question, then adds conditional formatting, to highlight the top 10 and bottom 10 results.
You can see another example, and a one-variable data table, on my Contextures website. Level - Intermediate
My daughter works for Movember Canada, and they're posting "My Dad's Moustache" pictures, in honour of Father's Day, on June 21st. One of the pictures they used is this old photo of Mr. D and our daughter, enjoying a book together. Love those cheeks!
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