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Excel tutorial: How to import and parse complicated data

Importing data into Excel from other sources can result in long, messy strings of text you need to parse. We'll show you how.

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7 Excel tips for huge spreadsheets: Split Screen, Freeze Panes, Format Painter and more

The bigger and uglier your Excel spreadsheet gets, the more you need these tips to handle the data with as little hassle as possible.

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Use PowerPoint Photo Album to chronicle corporate or personal events

PowerPoint 's Photo Albums feature makes creating a slideshow super-easy, with intuitive menus and dialog screens.

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How to make Word custom bullet points to enhance your documents

Word's built-in bullet points can give boring reports a bit of bling, but you can do even more by creating custom bullets from an image file. Here's how.

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Meet DATEDIF(), Excel’s secret Date & Time function that's still handy

DATEDIF(), which means Date + Dif, is a compatibility function left over from Lotus 1-2-3 that Microsoft adopted in Excel version 2000. It's fallen off current Excel menus, but you can still use it. Here's how.

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Excel Date and Time functions: WEEKNUM, ISOWEEKNUM, WORKDAY, WORKDAY.INTL

Bookkeepers, project managers, HR departments and more use the Excel Date & Time functions WEEKNUM, ISOWEEKNUM, WORKDAY, WORKDAY.INTL to calculate time. Here's how.

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Excel tips: 6 slick shortcuts, handy functions and random-number generators

You can't have too many Excel tips. These cover some handy shortcuts, and useful functions for calculation payments or generating random numbers.

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Excel formula tips: How to troubleshoot by tracing dependents and precedents

In Excel, when you need to debug a complex web of formulas, you need to trace dependent and precedent formulas. Here's how they work.