The Lonely Life of an Excel Guru

You’re probably the Excel guru in your office, and everyone comes to you to solve their Excel problems. But what happens when you have a question, or want to learn a new technique? Do you hunt for answers in Google, read blogs, and flip through books looking for instructions?

Instead of struggling on your own, imagine how much you could learn in a workshop with other Excel gurus, led by a couple of legendary Excel MVPs. Yes, it will take you away from your desk for a day or two, but you’ll go back energized, with an arsenal of new Excel skills that will help you get things done.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? And you won’t have to wait too long to dive in.  Excel MVPs Jon Peltier and Bob Umlas are holding an Advanced Excel Conference in Atlantic City, June 17-18, 2009.

The Conference Leaders

If you’ve ever made a chart in Excel, you’ve probably visited Jon Peltier’s web site, and been amazed by his ability to do the impossible with Excel charts. Jon will show you advanced charting techniques that you can use to improve your company’s reports, in Excel and PowerPoint. Instead of wrestling with Excel, frustrated with its limitations, you’ll learn the secrets that make the impossible possible.

Bob Umlas is the master of Excel oddities, and making it do amazing, and useful tricks. His book, This isn’t Excel, it’s Magic, is packed with tips that you’ve probably never seen before. Bob has been pushing Excel to its limits since it was released. In his workshops you’ll learn how to make Excel dance, do amazing things with VBA and UserForms, and dazzle your boss and co-workers.

Go to the Conference

Invest a bit of time, go to the conference, and learn from Jon, Bob, and all your fellow Excel gurus who’ll be there. You’ll be glad you did! The sessions will be packed with information, you can dig deep with Excel masters, and you’ll enjoy brainstorming with a smart bunch of people. Back at the office, you’ll save time and money by improving your Excel workbooks, and automating complex procedures.


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9 Responses

  1. Ajay Singh says:

    Dear All
    I would like to know formula in excel sheet. I have some data in excel sheet such as 199950,145200,239500 and this has to convert automatically as 200000,150000,250000. Please help me with example in simple way. i would request you to kindly send on my above mail id.

  2. Lincoln says:

    Sounds easy Ajay. Please forward $1500 to my bank account listed above. On receipt of funds, the solution to your problem will arrive in your inbox.

    Seriously though, you may need to give some more precise information about what you are trying to achieve, and maybe ask Debra directly, or visit an Excel Help Forum like

  3. Thanks Lincoln, a help forum or Excel Newsgroup would be a much better place for Ajay to ask his question. And the answer won’t cost $1500!

  4. TheQ47 says:

    Would love to go!

    Unfortunately, at 3,160 miles according to google maps It’s probably not too practical!!

  5. TheQ47, you could add a few extra days, and turn it into a nice vacation. It’s the perfect time of year to visit the east coast.

  6. TheQ47 says:

    It’d mean an international trip, as I’d be crossing the Atlantic (from the west coast of Ireland to the East Coast of USA)

  7. Ah, well maybe Jon and Bob could organize a conference on your side of the Atlantic, sometime in the future.

  8. Murali says:

    Hi All

    I am currently working on two huge data spread sheets. My requirements is that based on the common unique column which is available in both the spread sheets I need to pull multiple records from multiple columns from spreadsheet one and insert and append to the end of the column in spread sheet two. Any valuable suggestions

    Spreadsheet 1:

    StudentNumber Semester English Maths Science Computer Biology
    10001 I B B A A C
    10001 II A A A A B
    10001 III B A A B B
    10001 IV A A A A C
    10002 I B B A A C
    10002 II A A A A B
    10002 III B A A B B
    10002 IV A A A A C
    10003 I B B A A C
    10003 II A A A A B
    10003 III B A A B B
    10003 IV A A A A C

    Spredsheet 2:

    StudentNumber First Name Last Name Grade DOB
    10001 Mark Good 8 10/12/2001
    10002 Jame Hary 8 11/03/2001
    10003 Ben Handy 8 3/09/2001


    StudentNumber First Name Last Name Grade DOB Semester English Maths Science Computer Biology
    10001 Mark Good 8 10/12/2001 I B B A A C
    II A A A A B
    III B A A B B
    IV A A A A C
    10002 Jame Hary 8 11/03/2001 I B B A A C
    II A A A A B
    III B A A B B
    IV A A A A C
    10003 Ben Handy 8 3/09/2001 I B B A A C
    II A A A A B
    III B A A B B
    IV A A A A C

    Any valuable suggestions and fast approach to achieve this
    Look Forward


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