Excel Stop Annoying Warning
October 29, 2019
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In a few of my Excel files, a warning message pops up, when I click the Save button - "Be careful! Parts of your document may include personal information that can't be removed by the Document Inspector."
Even after I removed personal information, the message kept popping up. Finally, I found a way to get rid of that warning, so maybe this tip will help you too!
NOTE: This setting affects the active workbook only. Repeat the steps in other workbooks, if they show the same message.
Get more Workbook tips on my Contextures site.
If you have a long list of daily data, it can be hard to spot trends, as you scroll through the list. Maybe you're keeping track of sales per region, or machine downtime, or other numbers and text entries.
Here's how I use conditional formatting, to show the trends in my daily weather records. Those two hot and sunny days from last October really stand out!
There are two types of conditional formatting in the list:
The rules use an INDEX/MATCH formula that refers to a named Excel table with weather types (WthTypeList) and weather descriptions (WthDescList). Here's the Snow rule, and if the result is True, the cell gets light blue fill colour.
=INDEX(WthTypeList, MATCH(D4, WthDescList,0))="Snow"
Here are a few Excel-related articles that you might find useful or interesting.
Zombies: Here's a Halloween treat from David Ringstrom - a free 1-hour "Zombie Excel" webinar. See old features that were killed off, and some that can be resurrected. Thursday, Oct 31, 2 PM Eastern time. (Level - All)
Data Analysis: Detailed steps from Lisa Charlotte Rost, show how to prepare your data for analysis and charts. Data preparation takes work, but it's worth it! (Level - All)
Excel Tweets: See what people tweeted about Excel this week. Do you use Excel for "non-number" things?
It's almost Halloween, so my grandson and I carved pumpkins on the weekend. My grandson made a scary jack-o'-lantern face, and I carved a frightening Excel face on mine -- a V mouth, with eyes that look up and shoot laser beams. Do you think the trick-or-treaters will be afraid of the VLOOKUP pumpkin? Maybe their parents will !
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Last updated: October 28, 2019 11:30 AM