breadcrumbs trail / matzo meal

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!

encountering a real, live Excel bug

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.

spreadsheet bliss

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!

strawberry shortcut cake

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!