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Excel tips

Printing large amounts of spreadsheet data

which cells contain decimal numbers

A quick way of hiding/showing columns in a spreadsheet

Calculating age in excel

Drop down lists in excel

create a chart without a chart

Excel Impress your colleagues with this quick way to navigate through a mult-sheet workbook

How to hide error messages when printing a spreadsheet

How to insert an autosum function into a spreadsheet using a keyboard shortcut

Would you like to format cells with a colour code when a specific date has passed?

Insert a Graph/Chart on to a spreadsheet with the touch of a single key

Highlight whole rows using Conditional Formatting

Freeze rows and columns on your spreadsheet screen

Colour code a record in a spreadsheet using conditional formatting

Format your spreadsheet as a table

Some useful short cut keys for Excel

Word Tips

Using keyboard short cuts to apply line spacing in Word

How to highlight everything in a document quickly

change background colour of Word documents

General tips

Keep your Microsoft files safe by protecting them with a password

Using Google Spreadsheet docs