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The 24-Hour Rule

June 1, 2014 General Update

A long time ago I was doing some reading on how you write and publish blog posts. One suggestion that helps me is the 24-hour rule. And that is to finish your post and then wait 24 hours before reading it one-last-time. After all, a blog post is going to be public, out there on […]

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Where is Control+Home for Excel on a Mac

April 28, 2013 Features

I wrote a post stating that I could not find the Windows Ctrl+Home keyboard shortcut equivalent on a Mac. Well I’m here to tell you that I found the keyboard shortcut combination that does the same thing on a Mac. The Excel Gods are with me. Hallelujah! Finding My Way Home The key to finding […]

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Add Macro Button to the Toolbar in Excel 2011

July 7, 2012 Intermediate

You can add an icon to the toolbar in Excel 2011 for your Personal Workbook Macro. In an earlier post I created a short macro to imitate the Control+Home keyboard shortcut in Excel for Windows. You can add an icon to the toolbar to run that, or any other macro with a few quick steps. […]

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Control + Home in Excel for Mac

June 30, 2012 Features

One of my all-time favorite keyboard shortcuts in Excel is CTRL+Home, but on a Mac there is no Home button. Hence a constant source of frustration these last two years. I finally decided to do something about that and recently figured out a solution using VBA and the Personal Macro Workbook. But before I go […]

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Break Even Calculation with an Unlocked iPhone and International Rates

April 23, 2012 Formulas

I just upgraded my wife to a new iPhone 4S and since she’s finished with her contract, AT&T will now unlock her old iPhone 4. Having an unlocked phone is advantageous when traveling overseas because you can pick up a Sim card with a phone plan and save some money. The question I want to […]

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The VLOOKUP Function – Inside Out

March 25, 2012 Formulas

As part of Shark Week I’ve committed to write something for VLOOKUP week. (It’s what I get for using twitter.) So without further ado. I love the VLOOKUP Function in Excel. As the name implies, it’s a vertical lookup. Meaning the function will lookup data in columns. The VLOOKUP Function Arguments The VLOOKUP function has […]

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Check the Analysis ToolPak Add-In in Excel 2003 [VBA Code]

February 28, 2012 Advanced

I recently began using the NETWORKDAYS function in Excel 2007, yet my file was going to be widely used by people with Excel 2003 (both are Windows versions). The NETWORKDAYS function is a standard function in Excel 2007, but with 2003 you have to install the Analysis ToolPak, otherwise you get an error. The only […]

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Select a Column of Non-Sequential Data

December 19, 2011 Advanced

In one of my posts on using VBA to select a column of data, I received a comment asking if the macro could be modified to select data like the screen shot you see to the left. This data is non-sequential and consequently the CurrentRegion property won’t work. The way around this is to select […]

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Zoom to 125 Percent – Excel 2011 Default Workbook

August 29, 2011 Features

I want to have Excel 2011 (for Mac) open to a blank worksheet that is zoomed to 125% and it has taken a very long time to figure this out. It involves saving a template to a buried location, then manipulating the file in Finder to remove the extension. Simple, once you know the trick. […]

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Settings and Shortcuts for Excel 2003

August 23, 2011 Beginner

I recently found myself with a new, loaner laptop and a brand new copy of Excel 2003 as my default spreadsheet program. This was fine until I realized there were a number of things “missing.” Like shortcuts and settings that I’ve changed over the years to make Excel serve me, instead of the other way […]

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