Reading about the SCLC's impact in their voter registration efforts leads to a fantasy about how to build a database for civil rights metrics. Hats off to my personal hero, Jack O'Dell.
Need to maintain multiple views of the same data? Learn about my "Filter Square Mindset" of applying Filter Views rather than Filters in Google Sheets! Plus, gifs, cartoons, puns, and more!
=IF(FIND(ers, keepers), "", "weepers"). In other words, using text functions to make sense of lists. Plus, gifs and my pet turtle, Prince!
I think it's a best practice to design ALL spreadsheets as if they will be manipulated by other people, which means leaving a strong "breadcrumbs trail" of your assumptions, formulas, variables, data sources, and more. In my case, it's a matzo meal trail until tomorrow evening when Passover ends and I will devour pizza with all my might!
What do pigs, horses, donkeys, formulas, and tables have in common? Read more to find out, plus GIFs and best practices for formatting spreadsheets for optimum share-a-bility.
A challenge to calculate "Returning Volunteers" has me waxing poetic about re-gifting, digging deep into the Meme Stache, and writing some gnarly formulas. Join me!
I think I stumbled upon an Excel "bug" (gasp!!) when I was combining SUMIF formulas plus sorting alphabetically. @___@ This is a new one, grasshoppers and honeybees! Sit down, buckle in, and enjoy the ride - we're gonna get technical with some formulas and explore what to do when you get real confused.
Slicers, Subtotals, Tables, Ranges, Sort criteria, OH MY. We've got it all in this post about dealing with frustration, solutions, and spreadsheet empowerment.
Isn't it great when spreadsheets just WORK, making your repetitive tasks faster and more accurate? Here are two examples of spreadsheet tools I've built with a combination of Salesforce exports and spreadsheet prowess. Using them makes me feel proud and blissful!
I wanted to share a set of tips that could supercharge ANY spreadsheet maker's work. So what could be better than SHORTCUTS? For repetitive functions, selecting cells, and navigating around a spreadsheet, keyboard shortcuts will make a heck of a difference. Here are 5 Excel shortcuts you shouldn't live without!