Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac Versus Excel 2011 for Mac

Excel 2016 for Mac Versus Excel 2011 for Mac: The Inside Scoop from Excel Experts   It’s a common computerized conundrum: the latest software is out, but is it what you want? Is it something IT will approve and support? Should you switch from your reliable, existing program to the flashy, new, exciting, and supposedly […]

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Constructing Custom CRMs with Microsoft VBA

Constructing Custom CRMs with Microsoft VBA   ♦ We recently published a handful of blog posts centered around Microsoft VBA (Visual Basic for Applications, aka macros) and how the various Microsoft desktop productivity applications that make up Microsoft Office can use this code to get the maximum power and ease of use out of the […]

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Integration and Automation with Microsoft’s VBA

Integration and Automation with Microsoft’s VBA   If you want to get the most out of your Microsoft desktop productivity tools, such as Excel, Access, and Microsoft’s Power BI you will need to maximize both integration and automation with Microsoft’s VBA. VBA is the glue that binds the various Microsoft Office applications, in addition to […]

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Making Microsoft’s Vision a Reality

Making Microsoft’s Vision a Reality We’ve revealed Microsoft’s vision of integration and automation for its suite of software in our earlier post (Making Microsoft’s Vision a Reality). Find out how Excel Consultant fulfills this imagined future.   In our previous post, we revealed Microsoft’s true vision for its products: a seamless, unified system of software […]

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What You Might Not Know About Microsoft’s Vision

What You Might Not Know About Microsoft’s Vision It’s absolutely undeniable: Microsoft is a company of mammoth proportions. What You Might Not Know About Microsoft’s Vision is what Microsoft the powerhouse it is today. It’s a household name throughout the United States and even in the global marketplace. It is also how we at Excel […]

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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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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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Joseph Carrier, CTO and Project Manager, Promotion

Excel Consultant’s business is booming. Our team currently helps companies, organizations, and institutions throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia leverage Microsoft tools to their advantage. Our experienced programmers, instructors, and consultants use their expertise to design customized, sophisticated solutions that help businesses succeed in the digital age. As our company expands, we rely […]

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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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – PV Function

The Microsoft Excel Present Value (PV) Function is used to determine the current status of an investment. This is calculated keeping in mind a constant interest rate within a constant payment schedule. his is an evaluation mechanism that is put to use keeping in mind a future payment that is due. The current value here […]

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Free Excel Help – PPMT Function

The Microsoft Excel PPMT function is a tool that calculates the payment on a basic amount during a defined period of time. The amount may be upon a loan or just an investment in some business that is supposed to return a value at a pre-settled interest rate. The payment that is to be made […]

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Free Excel Help – Date Function

In this free Excel help article we will look at some more of the Microsoft Excel date functions. To this list we will also add some of the Microsoft Excel time functions too as they both go hand-in-hand. EOMONTH  – The function stands for End Of the Month. It is a very useful Excel function […]

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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 – IRR Function

The Microsoft Office Suite has a wide range of software that is essential for any business to run properly and one such application in the suite is Microsoft Excel. Excel is the dominant spreadsheet application and business tool that almost every firm uses nowadays. Because of its easy to use features and host of functions […]

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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 – SUMSQ Function

Microsoft Excel features built-in functions that have the ability to perform calculations. These mathematical functions are useful especially to Excel consultants. You can perform different mathematical operations with the use of these Excel’s functions. While there lots of functions in Excel, this free Excel help article will provide a detailed discussion of the SUMSQ function. […]

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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 – 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 – SQRTPI Function

Microsoft Excel has lots of useful functions for Excel consultants to use, especially the mathematical functions which can be used by students and even the professional in their respective fields as well. These functions allow the Excel programmers to perform from simple to complex mathematical calculations. Also, they automate the calculation process for the users. […]

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Free Excel Help – SQRT Function

Basic Description of the SQRT Function in Microsoft Excel The SQRT function in Microsoft Excel computes the positive square root of a given numeric value. The formula of the SQRTR function is: =SQRT (number) In this formula, the number argument is the number in which you want to calculate the square root of. This argument […]

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Free Excel Help – SINH Function

In mathematics, there are the so-called hyperbolic functions which are almost similar to the trigonometric functions. One of these functions is the hyperbolic sine. Hyperbolic functions are mostly used in solving mathematical problems or equations, specifically, trigonometric problems. They are most often used by students in engineering, mathematics and science or even the experts. Not […]

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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 – SIGN Function

Microsoft Excel features numerous built-in functions for the average Excel consultant to use. This Excel help article will discuss just one of the functions of Microsoft Excel which is called the SIGN function. In order for you to learn the usage of this function easily, you will also be provided with a simple procedure on […]

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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 – RADIANS Function

When talking about programs that can be used for calculations the number one option is Microsoft Excel. This program is used by companies engaged in huge computations such as finance companies, architectural companies, engineering companies and a lot more. The program provides different mathematical functions for it to accommodate different mathematical problems. In this free […]

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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 – POWER Function

The Basics of the POWER Function in Microsoft Excel The POWER functions in Microsoft Excel computes a given numerical value raise to a supplied exponent or power. The formula of the POWER function is: POWER (number, power) In this formula, the power and number arguments are number values. These arguments can be entered in the […]

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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 – ODD Function

The Excel’s ODD function rounds an entered number value to the nearest odd number away from zero. The function rounds up a positive number and it rounds down a negative number. The syntax of the Excel’s ODD function is: =ODD(number value) In this formula, the number argument is the numeric value that needs to be […]

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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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