Excel Roundup 20141208

Christmas is only 2-1/2 weeks away, so it's time to start planning! Of course you'll want to organize everything in a spreadsheet, so you can download the free Excel Holiday Planner, from my Contextures website.

It has shopping lists, budget sheets, task lists, and even a dinner planner, so get your copy, and get the holidays under control.

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Contextures Posts

Here’s what I posted recently:

  • Type a couple of letters in one columns, and in the next column, you can see a short drop down list , with only items that contain those specific letters.
  • For a humorous peek at what other people are saying about spreadsheets, read the latest collection of Excel tweets, on my Excel Theatre blog. There is a poll at the end, so please vote for your favourite tweet.

Other Excel Articles

Here are a few of the Excel articles that I read recently, that you might find useful.

  • Randy Zwitch would like you to stop using Excel, because it is destroying his data

Excel Announcements

Here are some upcoming events, courses, recently published books, and other new items, related to Excel.

Even You Can Learn Statistics and Analytics, by David M. Levine and David F. Stephan

"Now fully updated for "big data" analytics and the newest applications…Simple jargon-free explanations help you understand every technique, and extensive practical examples…all updated for the newest versions of Microsoft Excel…downloadable practice files, templates, data sets, and sample models – including complete solutions you can put right to work!

 

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Data Analysis: Take It to the MAX()

Registration is open for Felienne Hermans' MOOC Course: "Using video lectures and hands-on exercises, we will teach you cutting-edge techniques and best practices that will boost your data analysis and visualization skills."

You can audit this 8-week course for free, and classes start Apr. 6, 2015.

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Share Your Events and Articles

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

Weekly Excel Roundup http://blog.contextures.com/

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Links to Recent Excel Books on Amazon.com

   

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2 comments to Excel Roundup 20141208

  • I like your summary of Randy Zwitch's rant. Regarding his post I'd say something pithy about baby-laden-bathwater or the liberal use of tarry brushes but... whatever. That is an annoying thing that Excel does to CSVs, but the CSVs I work with tend to be reproducible, e.g., by running the report again, so it's not much more than an annoyance, and one that's pretty easy to get around at that.

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