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Microsoft Excel Visio Data Visualizer Add In for Excel: A Quick Guide

IntroductionI wanted to let you know about a really cool new add in for Microsoft Excel. This is one of those modern add-ins you can download from the Microsoft store. This add-in can allow you to easily create hierarchy type process maps and flow charts. The free version creates standalone type charts. The paid version, the […]

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Global Excel Summit – Save 15% Now

I’ve received a ton of buzz over email about the Global Excel Summit! Rather than answer each individual question, I thought I’d put together this FAQ.  How do I use the coupon code Excel.TV-15% to get 15 percent off? To save 15 percent on the registration fee, do this:Go to  https://globalexcelsummit.com/#ticketsSelect the Delegate TicketFill in your personal information […]

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See you at the Global Excel Summit!

See you in London, April 2020!I’m super excited to let you know I’ll be teaching a session at the Global Excel Summit this April in London!  The speaker lineup looks to be incredible, and includes Excel greats like: Celia Alves, Randy Austin, Boriana Petrova, Leila Gharani, Danielle Stein Fairhurst, Cristiano Galvão, Gašper Kamenšek, Michael Olafusi, Purna Duggirala, […]

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Highlighted Timeline Chart in Excel Without VBA: Raw and Uncut

IntroductionI built a chart that let’s you highlight a series from a smaller chart (take a look at that the chart under the timeline) and show it in more detail on a larger chart. Yahoo! Finance used to have something similar, although I can’t find it anymore. But anyone who has looked up stocks online […]

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Visual Analytics in Microsoft Excel Webinar: Raw and Uncut

Get the Download FilesClick here to download the files used in this webinarWhat Happened? Last week, I recorded a webinar for BhamQuants. Unfortunately, the video did not come through well on the webinar. So I rerecorded it on my own.  Unfortunately, I didn’t really have time to edit it this week. So you get to watch it […]

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How to create a relative file path in Power Query

What do you think of the video thumbnail? I was trying to go for Excel Vaporwave.  In this blog post, we’ll talk about how to create a relative file path. I’m sharing this because it’s a common problem: the client asks me to build something, which happens on my computer, but then I need to […]

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Make Your Excel Spreadsheet into a Bitmap Image With This Excel Magic Trick

Turn any image into an Excel file?Ever think about turning your face or that picture of your neighbor’s dog into an Excel file? Well, even if you haven’t, you now can!  Years ago I created this little utility that can turn any image into an Excel file. Click here to download it for yourself.How do we […]

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Excel Data Visualization: Presidential Approval Ratings with Slicers & Power Query – Chart Tricks

No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, you’ll love the chart I’ve created, which you can adapt and use in your own work. The instructions are a bit complicated, so rather than go through every element with figures, I’ve written up what I would do assuming you’re watching and following along in the […]

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5 Questions You Must Answer Before Starting a new Excel Project

In this episode, I discuss how to scope out an Excel project based on my history as a consultant. I give you the 5 questions you must answer before starting an excel project. Before I go into that, however, I should describe why many projects fail. Projects fail because they are too narrowly focused on […]

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Using Power Query to Connect Tables for Reporting | Excel.TV, Episode 55

An Excel Joke to Start Off…Did you hear about the database developer that walked into a bar? They saw two tables and tried to join them.  And that’s what we’re doing this week! Last week, as you might recall, I posted an overly complicated solution to this problem based on formulas.   This week, I’ve simplified it […]

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Advanced Excel Tutorial – VLOOKUP() Speed in Excel | Excel TV, Episode 54

CORRECTIONSeveral people pushed back on the video I release this morning and I want to thank them (and in particular Wim Gielis). This caused me to open my laptop on the train while on the way to a client’s office (so I could see if I was wrong … which I was!). When I realized […]

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Oz du Soleil…Supercut!

Excel.TV’s 50th Episode!It’s finally here! Roll out the red carpet, prep the T-shirt cannons, and turn on that fire house! BECAUSE. TODAY. EXCEL. TV. RELEASES. IT’S. 50TH. EPISODE. LOL: Last week was our 50th episode – but this feels momentous nonetheless!It’s Oz, like you’ve never seen him before!We took some of our favorite clips from the last […]

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Dispatches from the Microsoft MVP Summit

Well, another Microsoft MVP Summit is now one-and-done. It’s my sixth year as a Microsoft MVP, and so much has changed since the first time I went back in the day. Excel 2013 was in development and many of us were still using Excel 2010! Crazy!Reflections on being in this space, and a big thank […]

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4 Takeaways From Our 2017 Reader Survey

This is our second year doing our reader survey. Late in 2017 we asked you about what you liked and didn’t like. In short, we wanted to understand the demographics of our audience so that we create content and products that are aligned with what you expect when you come to a website named “Excel […]

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Please Take Our 2017 Reader/Viewer Survey

We want to make our blog better and more relevant to your needs and interests. To do that, I need to know more about YOU. As a result, we have created the 2017 Reader Survey. Click to Launch the Survey

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