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Top Three Long Document Time-Savers in Microsoft Word

Top Three Long Document Time-Savers in Microsoft Word Long document tricks and tips to save you time For your next book, magazine, research paper, or really long document you need to know these three time saving tricks in Microsoft Word to save you enormous amounts of time.  There are many built-in features of Word that you may not be properly taking advantage of, but the ones below have been some of the most overlooked. 1 – Automatic Table of Contents One of the most cumbersome, time consuming components of a long document is creating an...

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When is the right time to learn Visual Basic for Applications?

When is the right time to learn Visual Basic for Applications? Decide when to use the built-in Visual Basic for Applications tools or take your projects to the next level If you’ve ever tried to tackle a Microsoft Office Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) project yourself, then you know how daunting that can be.  While there are built-in Office tools to help you create macros and perform advanced data analysis, at some point you may realize that the default tools are not good enough.  By learning Visual Basic for Applications on your own, you can...

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Custom Excel Visual Basic Application – Project Review – Meeting Services Request Form

Custom Excel Visual Basic Application – Project Review – Meeting Services Request Form Project Description A Colorado utilities company has been managing meeting room requests across multiple campuses on a regular basis.  Their method for organizing and working with these requests was a manual, time intensive process with many user errors throughout. Digital Workshop Center (DWC) was hired to create a custom Visual Basic Application (VBA) in Microsoft Excel and connected to Outlook.  The goals of the project was to reduce the time of manual entry, to reduce the time needed for...

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From Excel Tables to PivotTables

From Excel Tables to PivotTables The evolution of Tables to PivotTables You (and, more importantly, your boss) love what you’ve created thus far in Excel.  You’ve spent hours entering your data into your worksheets, organizing the data using best practices, and creating advanced formulas to calculate what you need to see.  So, what have you learned about your data? At this point, it’s time to get involved with more Excel tools for data analysis.  As you get more creative with data analysis, you can extract useful information...

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Advanced Excel Data Analysis – Data Table

Advanced Excel Data Analysis – Data Table Data Tables can help you save time in Excel data analysis While working in Microsoft Excel on data analysis, there are a handful of built-in analysis tools available.  If you’re interested in studying the effect that a range of values has on the formula, you should consider setting up a data table. Let’s consider an investment analysis example to start.  Suppose that you want to see the future value of an investment with the annual deposit varying between $6,000 and $11,000.  You could...

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