Issue - Apr 2013
The complete change in the Excel 2007 interface has jolted many Excel users out of their comfort zone as they struggle to locate and familiarize themselves with the regular functions they have been using for many years. Most Excel users tend to stick to the regular functions that they have been using to get their job done and may not be aware of shorter and more productive methods of working with the new version of Excel. As such, we have specially identified and compiled more than 30 Tips and Tricks using the new Excel 2007 interface. Each of the Tips and Tricks has the potential of saving you hours of cleaning up the data manually, drastically changing the way you use Excel.
Our Tips and Tricks include:
In March, I attended a seminar regarding the Singapore Budget and how companies could make use of the government incentives to transform themselves, increase their productivity and manage their businesses with a tighter labour market. The event organized by a high profile association attracted hundreds, maybe close to a thousand participants. As I approach the reception, I saw three persons, each holding a stack of paper with the names of the participants, checking whether participants have made the payment for the seminar prior to the seminar. I paid on the day of the seminar using cash and requested for a receipt. However, I was told that the receipt could only be issued via post after the seminar because it would be too time-consuming to write receipts on the spot. Their response immediately triggered me to wonder why they had not prepared a laptop and used Excel to print the receipt. That would have saved them an estimated $1.00 per receipt (which includes receipt writing, handling and postage costs). Multiply that by 1000 participants and that would have been a savings of $1,000. But, how could they have printed the receipt using simple Excel formulas?
I use a work book to keep a record of each staff members holiday records.
Work book comprises of a master sheet which collates entitlement and remaining hours for each staff member (linked from their individual worksheet). Each staff members records are recorded on a desperate worksheet named as a number. 1, 2, 3 etc
The workbook is protected to read only for staff, but all staff members can view each others records.
What I want to achieve is to set up individual passwords for each staff member so that when opening the workbook they can only see their worksheet. But, also set so that I can open all worksheets with only entering one password and not having to use staff members individual passwords to update their records.
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