Excel Worksheet Navigation Tips

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It can be a real pain to find a specific sheet, if an Excel file has lots of worksheets. If I'm making a big file for a client, I'll often colour groups of sheet tabs, to they're easier to find. Then, if you want the admin lists sheets, look for the red group.

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Excel Roundup 20150817

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In this week's roundup, take the pivot table survey, learn new chart tricks, see what's new in Power BI Desktop, and much more.

We're on our summer schedule now, so the next roundup will be published on Monday, August 31st.

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Drop Down Hours and Minutes

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Last week, someone asked me how to create drop down lists for hours and minutes, and also control the total time that was entered. Production time and Defect time would be entered, and Defect total time could not be greater than the Production total time.

He sent a sample file, with drop down lists in place, but they allowed invalid times to be entered. Was there any way to make it work?

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Excel Roundup 20150803

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In this week's roundup, see the results from last week's Excel survey, find a seat for everyone, compare Excel and Power BI, and more.

We're on our summer schedule now, so the next roundup will be published on Monday, August 17rd.

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Choose Excel Dashboard Chart in Drop Down List

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You can make an interactive dashboard in Excel, even if you can't use macros, or prefer to avoid them. Select a chart or chart data from a drop down list, and the selected item will instantly appear on the dashboard – no macros required.

See how to build this dashboard, watch the video, and download the sample file to see the completed version.

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In the screen shot above, "Chart Data – East" is selected in the drop down list, and that data will appear on the dashboard, replacing the current data.

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Excel Roundup 20150720

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In this week's roundup, let me know if you like the version of Excel that you're using at work, get productivity tips, add a sneaky filter to a pivot table, and more.

We're on our summer schedule now, so the next roundup will be published on Monday, August 3rd.

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Copy Numbers Only in Excel

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Someone emailed me recently, asking how to copy just the numbers, from a column that also contained some blank cells. The goal was to paste those numbers in another location, in a solid block, without all the blanks.

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Excel Roundup 20150706

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In this week's roundup, create bullet charts, export dashboards, use the Rank feature in pivot tables, and many other Excel tips

We're on our summer schedule now, so the next roundup will be published on Monday, July 20th.

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Show Rank in Excel Pivot Table

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A pivot table is a great way to quickly summarize number, to see how your business is doing. But sometimes those numbers are too large to analyze in your head, so let the pivot table give you a bit of help, with the pivot table Rank calculation.

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Excel Roundup 20150622

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In this week's roundup, plan your meals, fix dates, multiply cells, refer to tables, and many more Excel tips.

NOTE: Now that summer is here, I'll publish the Excel Roundup once every  two weeks, so you will see the next one on July 6th.

If you read or wrote any other interesting Excel articles recently, or have upcoming Excel events, please let me know. Thanks!

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