We All Print Spreadsheets — Here’s How To Automate Some of those Tedious Steps

Excel Page Setup — Set Landscape / Fit to Page

Introduction

You know the drill…

Create your spreadsheet, then go through the process to set it up for printing (either hardcopy or digital). Over and over and over…

Fortunately, these steps can be easily automated and done with a keyboard shortcut or button click!

Imagine the time these simple automation steps…

Here’s a basic dataset that it worked wonders on!

Excel’s PowerPivot Data Model, Diagram View of Queries

The overview and analysis below shows the application of Excel’s power tools — PowerQuery and PowerPivot — to a basic, but robust dataset.

The point of this is to highlight that PowerQuery and PowerPivot ARE NOT just for big, complicated projects and data analysis efforts.

Everyday analysis is simplified by…

Use Excel for Financial Reporting? You want to know this!

Percentage Variance Calculations Using LET, IFERROR, and IFS Functions

Variance Calculation and Development

I recently developed a client’s financial management reporting package and implemented the LET function to simplify the formula development.

The best way to understand these new functions (LET is in MS 365 version of Excel only), is to see them used in real world business situations!

In the variance calculations…

We All Need to Do It (But, Generally Don’t)

FileDateCorrector — Must Have Utility for Cleaning Files

The Problem

When was the last time you cleaned up your PC or network drive of folders and files on your computer? Probably never, if you are like most professionals I know.

Why? It’s not easy.

Let’s change that!

Solving the Problem

I’m coordinating a data cleanup project with a client and the effort involves…

Part 2 — Building Basic Data Analysis with Excel Power Tools

Date Dimension Table Query — Viewed in PowerQuery Editor

Overview

Continuing from Part 1 — Use #PowerQuery to IMPORT .csv formatted data from the web”

Once I have extracted data (a list of failed banking institutions), it needs to be transformed in order to simplify analysis.

In this case, a table of date dimensions would prove very useful. …

Don Tomoff

It’s time for DIFFERENT— On a mission to challenge the status quo to a more productive and effective end… #digital #Excel #data #analytics

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