Yes, We Work With Educational Institutions (Colleges)

Yes, we work with dozens of Educational Institutions (Colleges) across the country   Last week we received a phone call from a university that was looking for a professional Microsoft Excel consulting services firm to help them with their Microsoft Excel applications. They were specifically looking to hire an Excel consultancy that had experience working […]

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The Story of Microsoft Excel

The Story of Excel Today, only talk of an electronic spreadsheet and Microsoft Excel quickly comes to mind. You wonder whatever happened to Lotus 123 and other products that once seemed to rival Microsoft Excel. In its current format, Microsoft Excel 2016 (Both Windows & the Mac), delivers a game changing relational database via Microsoft’s […]

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Meet Our Team: Jacob

Name: Jacob Hildebrand. Position: Premier Developer – Senior Excel, Access, SQL Server, Word, Outlook, VB.Net Developer Bio: Jacob is one of our most prolific, powerful programmers at Excel Consultant. He is one of the core members of our outstanding team, and for good reason. After attending Mesa Verde High School in Citrus Heights, California, Jacob […]

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Our Team: Meet Stan B.

Name: Stan B. Position: Senior Access Consultant, Project Manager, Senior Access Trainer Bio: Excel Consultant is delighted to have Stan B. as a member of our team. While he is a multitalented Microsoft master, his prowess lies particularly in Access, the relational database management system. Those with the proper skills can use this powerful tool to […]

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Our Team: Meet Paul Delke

Name: Paul Delke Position: Senior Project Manager and Programmer (Irvine Office) Bio: Paul Delke has been a spreadsheet specialist for the past three decades. Since 1989, he has served as President of Automated PC Systems, Incorporated. As an independent consultant, he provides software solutions to major corporate clients using spreadsheets from Lotus and Excel. He joined […]

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Expand Your Excel Knowledge with VBA Express

Microsoft Experts At Excel Consultant, our team of expert instructors, programmers, and advisers is passionate about helping individuals and businesses harness the power of Microsoft technology. Many people merely skim the surface of what programs like Excel can accomplish, never realizing how useful they could truly be. Our cutting-edge consultants have devoted themselves to learning everything […]

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Our Team: Meet Dennis Taylor

Name: Dennis Taylor Position: Senior Excel Trainer (PC and Mac Cross-Platform Expertise) Bio: Simply put, Dennis Taylor is an Excel expert. He has worked extensively with Microsoft products (especially spreadsheet programs) since the mid-1990s. He’s traveled the United States and Canada giving seminars to help his students unlock the full potential of Excel (so far, […]

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Our Team: Meet Helen Feddema

Name: Helen Feddema Position: Senior Access, Word, Outlook, and Excel Developer Bio: Helen is a New York City native who has been dedicated to digital software for nearly as long as it’s existed. While she waited for computer technology to catch up with her coding skills, Helen passed her time as an Ivy League student. She […]

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Office 2016 is Here! How Excel Consultant Can Help

Today is an exciting day for the Microsoft community! Office 2016 is making its big debut. This release is the first major update Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other applications since Microsoft launched Office 2013 over two years ago. At Excel Consultant, we understand that figuring out how to implement new programs can be both exciting […]

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Free Excel Help – Chart Titles

There are many features available in Microsoft Excel that could help you in making your presentations come to life. One of the features is that you can make use of are Microsoft Excel charts and graphs, which help you when it comes to presenting large amounts of numerical data. There are a lot of choices […]

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Free Excel Help – Data Types

What you enter in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheets is read by the program as general data, text, or numeric data. But there are limitations to each, and you obviously have to suit your own needs and preferences while using Microsoft Excel. The cell data type can be interpreted by Microsoft in different ways: numeric, general […]

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Free Excel Help – Named Ranges Vlookups

For those new to Microsoft Excel the Excel VLOOKUP can initially be difficult to understand, yet it is so useful that it is a requirement for anyone that wants to be an Excel consultant or financial analyst must master it. As you probably already know, Microsoft Excel is a powerful spreadsheet application that contains numerous […]

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Free Excel Help – Slicers

Dealing with massive amounts of data on your Microsoft Excel 2010 worksheets can be really messy. Particularly when you want to select some values for financial analysis and skip other entries, the job can be really frustrating. In a long spreadsheet, one with hundreds of thousands of rows, where the entries to be skipped from […]

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Free Excel Help – Power Pivot Tables

Through Microsoft Excel’s 2010 PowerPivot (Power Pivot) service application you give meaning to your data recorded in your Microsoft Excel worksheets. With Excel’s PowerPivot you can stay connected as a group and get help in running your business smoothly and keep an eye on the progress throughout, no matter how much data you have.  Creating […]

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Free Excel Help – Macros

Tired of repeating the same manual operations while managing data? It is very understandable. Repeating the very same action again and again, day in and day out, can be very frustrating not to mention expensive.  Excel spreadsheets can be managed effectively, repeating tasks and getting frustrated can be successfully prevented in Microsoft Excel using Macros. […]

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Free Excel Help – If Statements

Microsoft Excel If functions are very useful in the flexibility and decision making aspects of your spreadsheets. It helps in generating and in testing if the data or the state of your spreadsheet is true or false. The function will carry out an action if the condition or state of your spreadsheet is true or […]

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Free Excel Help – Named Ranges

Dynamic named ranges are one of the strongest aspects of Excel. It is commonly used in listing the controls, PivotTables, and charts. First thing is to formulate a list in column of A of your worksheet. Before anything else, there are still problems that could surface such as the updating or redefining of the named […]

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Free Excel Help – Arrays

A variable which has is a similar type but holds a different value is what an array means. It is used in almost every programming language which can also be mixed or paired to different variables for a simple or more complicated structure of data. Due to the property of an array that it holds […]

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Free Excel Help – Updating Pivot Tables

A Pivot Table is very useful in visually deriving meaning from data. It is also very helpful in analyzing the relationships between the data’s columns and the rows. Manipulation of data, viewing of data in different perspectives, and other data related actions can be done in the Pivot Table, dynamically. After creating the Pivot Table […]

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Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables

Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables are used in the user’s spreadsheet to present quantitative data in an easy and user-friendly manner to allow the user to quickly analyze large amounts of data. To manipulate data in an Excel PivotTable it must have data that is capable of being able to be categorized or grouped. To create […]

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Free Excel Help – DGET Function (Part 2)

This free Excel help article on the Microsoft Excel DGET function is a part 2, or continuation of the article, Excel DGET function. Please read the first article so that you may understand the DGET function better and then follow up with this one. In the previous free Excel help article you learned how to […]

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Free Excel Help – Pivot Tables Data

In Microsoft Excel, Pivot Tables are interactive tables allowing the user to summarize and group numbers of data in a tabular concise format for easy analysis and reporting. Excel Pivot Tables aim is to count, total and sort the data, thus, this table is also available in Microsoft Access. It was originally called Pivot Tables […]

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Free Excel Help – Keyboard Shortcuts

Free Excel help article on Microsoft Excel keyboard shortcuts. Navigating within a worksheet Keyboard shortcut                                          Action Tab, ->                                                             Skips to the next cell on the right Shft+Tab, <-                                                    Skips to the cell on the left ?                                                                     Move one cell up. ?                                                                     Move one cell down. Ctrl+->                                                             Move to the last occupied cell of a row of data Ctrl+<-                                                             Move to the […]

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Free Excel Help – Keyboard Shortcuts For Business

For most people, when it is your first time to work with Microsoft Excel, you will concentrate on just completing your task rather than learning how to work efficiently for a faster completion of your task. That can usually be said for any software application. However, when you are ready to learn about the keyboard […]

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Free Excel Help – XNPV Function

Microsoft Excel is one of the leading analytical software tools available in the international market and is widely used by Excel consultants, financial and analytical firms as well as small business for calculating and analyzing data. Microsoft Excel is known for its ease of use and sheer power. Most importantly, it possesses a wide array […]

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Free Excel Help – SumProduct Function

The Microsoft Excel application is one of the global leaders when it comes to financial computing and analyzing data, from an Excel consultant and financial analyst point of view at least. This iconic piece of software, ever since it was released by Microsoft, has been a the first choice among all the major business organizations […]

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Free Excel Help – SumIf Function

The Microsoft Excel application is one of the greatest programs that Microsoft has ever been able to create and without a doubt a software without which you just can’t do without if you are an Excel consultant. Because of its easy to use and learn implementation, Excel has become hugely popular all over the world […]

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Free Excel Help – RoundDown Function

For all the analysis that is being done by the Excel consultants at the major as well as small-scale business firms all around, Microsoft Excel is the primary tool used by almost all of them. It is known for its very easy to use features. Without a doubt, the best feature in Microsoft Excel is […]

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Free Excel Help – Dates Functions

In this free Excel help article we’ll look at some of the Microsoft Excel’s Date functions. The format of the date used in our article is mm/dd/yyy but this of course can be changed in Microsoft Excel. TODAY – This is a function that does not take in any arguments.  Used in a cell as […]

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Free Excel Help – DVAR Function

The DVAR function is one of several database functions available in MS Excel. If you are not an Excel consultant, but rather a business users, you might be wondering how a Microsoft function in Excel is being called a database function when Microsoft Excel is only a worksheet and not an actual database, such as […]

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Free Excel Help – DSTDEV Function

The DSTDEV function is one of the database functions in Microsoft Excel. You might be asking yourself how a function in Excel is being called a database function when Excel is only a spreadsheet and not a database, such as Microsoft Access. We’ll see that in a moment. As the name suggests DSTDEV or Database […]

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Free Excel Help – DPRODUCT Function

The DPRODUCT function is one of several database functions in Microsoft Excel. You might be wondering how a function in Excel is being called a database function when Excel is only a spreadsheet. We’ll see that in a moment. As the name suggests DPRODUCT or Database Product multiplies numeric field values in a column. This […]

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Free Excel Help – DGET Function (Part 1)

You might recall in an earlier free Excel help article we wrote where we discussed about the Microsoft Excel VLOOKUP function how we explained fetching data from one worksheet into another.  In this article we’ll look at another function that fetches data, the DGET function. The DGET function is one of the several database functions […]

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Free Excel Help – Median Function

Microsoft Excel has been one of Microsoft’s iconic releases and even many years have passed since it first came into being but its popularity has only increased. Excel provides us with the power of tabulating and evaluating data of all sorts and types with main focus given to the operation asked for by the business […]

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Free Excel Help – Max Function

Microsoft Excel is the most preferred data analysis tool in the market today. All the major analytical firms and business organizations have long back started using Excel as their major financial tool and it is no surprise that such a thing has happened. If you are an Excel consultant you live in Excel. If you […]

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Free Excel Help – NPV Function

Microsoft Excel has been one of the most used applications in the Microsoft Office Suite and over the years has developed not just as a vital tool for Excel consultants and office workers but also for all data-related activity that is possible both at home, and business. So, with Excel there lies the power of […]

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Free Excel Help – COUNTIF Function

The Microsoft Office Suite has a wide range of efficient and relevant software that is essential for any business to run properly and one such application in the Suite is Microsoft Excel. Excel is the widely preferred data business analysis and reporting tool that almost every firm uses nowadays. Because of its easy to use […]

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Free Excel Help – CountBlank Function

Microsoft Excel is one of the global leaders when it comes to financial computing and analyzing data. This iconic piece of software, ever since it got released from Microsoft, has been a firm favorite among all the major business organizations in the world for their day to day computing purposes. Excel has got a massive […]

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Free Excel Help – COUNTA Function

COUNTA is a function available in Microsoft Excel that is used during counting of the numbers in a series of cells. This function is implemented to calculate the number of cells that are not empty within a selected range. When you supply a set of values within cells that block is taken to be occupied. […]

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Free Excel Help – AVERAGE Function

Microsoft Excel is one of the leading analytical tools available in the market, and is the most used spreadsheet application in the world, being widely used by financial and analytical firms as well as students for calculating and analyzing data. Excel is known for its simple nature and high affectivity. Because of its easy to […]

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Free Excel Help ISERROR Function

  If you are an experienced Excel consultant you know what this free Excel help article covers. If you are a small business owner looking for help on this topic, it means that you might have not come across this before. So exactly what is the problem and what does this article cover? A cell […]

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Free Excel Help – Subtotal Function

Among the functions that are featured in Microsoft Excel, the SUBTOTAL function is probably the most versatile. This function can be used for different purposes unlike the other Excel functions which can only do one thing. The SUBTOTAL function in Microsoft Excel is employed to get the subtotal of a given array of cells. The […]

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Free Excel Help – TAN Function

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet that is used by business to manage data. By default, when you create a new Excel workbook the workbook will contain three worksheets. Sheet is a shortened name for a worksheet or spreadsheet in Excel. A worksheet is comprised of a grid or table composed of columns and rows making […]

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Free Excel Help – TANH Function

  Microsoft Excel is a software program used to develop, create and organize data using the spreadsheet or worksheet interface. Excel users and businesses often use it to deal with calculating, organizing, graphing and formatting data. Microsoft Excel has basic features, which are used for organizing data and for data management. Excel is also used […]

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Free Excel Help – TRUNC Function

If you work in business you should know what Microsoft Excel is. Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application produced by the Microsoft Corporation. It allows businesses and its users to calculate, format and organize data using formulas and functions. Excel is part of the Office Suite, thus, it is compatible with other software applications in […]

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Free Excel Help – Data Consolidation

For our example let us consider several Microsoft Excel worksheets say for the various months from January till December containing sales data spread across an array of cells ranging from B5 to E16. Now suppose we wish to do a sum function just on only the data for the months of January and February, i.e. […]

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Free Excel Help – Advanced Functions

The Microsoft Excel function we’ll learn in this Excel help article is the RANDBETWEEN function. So what does the RANDBETWEEN function do? RANDBETWEEN generates random numbers between a range of numbers. This Excel function is very useful if you want to generate numeric data in a spreadsheet for testing purposes.  The syntax of the function […]

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Free Excel Help – SIN Function

Using Microsoft Excel, you can easily create a new spreadsheet. However, you have to be familiar with the different functions and formulas of Excel to make it useful. One of the available functions in Microsoft Excel is the SIN function. Not often used by Excel consultants, but still of importance, so we will cover it […]

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Free Excel Help – ROUND Function

When it comes to mathematical operations, one of the most efficient computer programs to use is Microsoft Excel. Lots of businesses, companies, professionals and students depend to this program for them to efficiently organize and compute data on a daily basis, especially professional Excel consultants. One of the vital Excel function in mathematical operation is […]

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Free Excel Help – Remove Duplicates

There may be several occasions when you don’t want duplicate records in your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. For instance you are preparing a list of employees in your company for the annual bonus payments and you certainly do not want an employee’s name occurring twice. In this article we’ll look at how duplicates can be detected […]

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Free Excel Help – ROMAN Function

Microsoft Excel is the most widely used spreadsheet application in the world, it is written by Microsoft for both the Mac OS X and for Windows. It is typically used to manipulate and display numerical data. In Microsoft Office, Excel is used to manipulate data via various tools for analysis and organization, enabling the user […]

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Free Excel Help – RANDBETWEEN Function

Microsoft Excel is a powerful spreadsheet application featuring formulas used for organizing, calculating and formatting data. It’s usually bundled by Microsoft in their Office Suite, which is compatible with other Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Outlook. Excel is used in almost every business, by almost every Excel consultant, in almost every part of […]

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Free Excel Help – RAND Function

Microsoft Excel is a powerful spreadsheet application featuring formulas used for organizing, calculating and formatting data. It’s usually bundled by Microsoft in the Office Suite which is compatible with other Microsoft applications. In 1982, the earliest software program released was called the Multiplan, which has the same features as with Excel. With Excel an Excel […]

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Free Excel Help – QUOTIENT Function

When it comes to organizing and calculating data, one of the widely used computer programs is Microsoft Excel. In terms of calculation, Excel has so many functions, in order to be able to perform mathematical operations efficiently. One of the functions in Excel is quotient. This is very essential particularly in dividing the values entered […]

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Free Excel Help – PRODUCT Function

One of the Microsoft programs mostly used is Microsoft Excel. It is used to organize data and information and to perform calculations. Using this program requires proper knowledge about the different functions for it to work efficiently. In connection with the different functions that Microsoft Excel has, this free Excel help article will talk about […]

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Free Excel Help – Nested IF Statements

We’ll  look at the nested ifs and how to enhance if formula using the “AND” and “OR” conditions. So what is a nested if? Nested if or Nested ifs (if there are more than two used in a nested fashion) is when you can use more than one or more if formula within another if […]

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Free Excel Help – String Functions

In an earlier free Excel help article we explained how you could use basic formatting of text to extract data from a cell, particularly when we import text and data from other files such as .csv files. In this article we’ll delve a bit deeper and study them more closely. Assuming we imported names of […]

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Free Excel Help – Index and Match Functions

For this free Excel help article, for our example let us assume we have a table of sales data for a year for 6 salespersons in a company. Now let us see how using match we can pull out sales data from this table when a month and a salesperson’s name is provided. The format […]

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Free Excel Help – Prevent Duplicates

In this free Excel help article we’ll discuss the various methods that will ensure that you do not have duplicate entries in your Excel spreadsheet. The method we are going to use is Data Validation where we can use a custom formula to prevent duplicates from being entered into the spreadsheet. Assume that we have […]

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Free Excel Help – AutoFilter

Have you ever used a Microsoft Excel AutoFilter? If not have you at least heard of it? No, well let me give you a quick overview of the Excel AutoFilter. The Excel AutoFilter allows you to filter and sort records based on one or more criteria. You do so using a simple interface, a drop-down […]

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