Excel Tip: Mail Merge to PowerPoint via Word Outline

A reader asked how to convert an Excel workbook into a PowerPoint presentation where the first column was a title page and the next two columns were the subtitles. This sounded to me like a Mail Merge problem, and indeed Word proved a bridge to getting this done. This is a circuitous solution but avoids […]

Excel Tip: It’s all in the PDF and Print.

These are the little things that make a good analyst. You should not assume your recipient has Excel, especially if the recipient will be reading the report from a point of service like a retail register or nursing station. You should also assume that your recipient will print your workbook. So, ladies and gentlemen, prepare […]

How do I download Microsoft Excel?

One common question I’m asked is how to download Excel — and, just as important, how much will it cost? Good news: you can get Excel for free! Microsoft has done a good job at making Office more accessible, and that includes offering “Office apps” for free on all major devices (PC, Mac, tablet, smartphone, […]

Never Fear, Excel is Here (to stay!)

Image from Gartner study If you’re worried that your Excel skills may soon become obsolete, take comfort. A recent Gartner study positions Microsoft as an industry leader in BI and Analytics. I’m very impressed with Microsoft’s products and services lately. They have become a more collaborative, multi-platform BI provider. Their customer service is killer. I […]

Free Ebook: The Beginner’s Guide to Getting Hired with Excel®

  An increasing number of jobs require quantitative aptitude. Where to begin? Get hired… start with Excel. This PDF is a preview of a course I developed specifically for job seekers and others hoping to advance their career through Excel. Download below. Like what you see? Check out my course.  With over two hours of video […]