Spreadsheets are a nerd’s data-driven dream. For most regular people, though, they’re a complicated mess. Fortunately, they don’t need to be. Here’s how to bend data to your will with Microsoft Excel 2016. This post is part of Microsoft Office Week, a series at Lifehacker where we offer tips to get started with or master Microsoft Office. Want more? Be sure to keep an eye on the Office Week tag page throughout the week. Advertisement Get Up and Running With Excel Quickly Excel is deceptively simple to get started with. The ribbon interface works exactly like the other Microsoft apps. Each tab along the top opens a new selection of menu options. If you can’t find a feature you’re looking for, explore the other tabs to find it. You can also click the green box that reads “Tell me what you want to do” to search for a menu option. When you create a new document, you can also choose from a wide variety of templates. Excel 2016 can … [Read more...] about How to Master Microsoft Office Excel
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Android: Microsoft is currently testing a fun new feature that allows you to import data into Excel by taking a picture of it—preferably a data table and not, say, your cat. That won’t do anything. On paper, the feature is great, especially if you work with numbers all day long. I don’t even want to think about the hours I spent in past jobs performing mindless data entry because colleagues needed some crazy analysis for material that wasn’t in a digital format. Insert long sigh here. Advertisement In practice, though, Microsoft’s tool still needs a little refinement. And that’s fine. It’s a beta feature right now, so it gets a pass. In fact, it’s so beta, that you can only try it out if you’re using the Android version of Microsoft’s Excel app. (iOS support is coming at some future point.) And even then, you’ll need to be an Office Insider to get access to the feature. Here’s a quick guide for using … [Read more...] about Excel’s New ‘Insert Data From Picture’ Tool Works Pretty Well With Dungeons & Dragons
If a week is a long time in politics, three weeks feels like an eternity in Brexit. Newly installed in No 10 in July, Boris Johnson vowed that he would not sit down for talks with EU leaders until they agreed to drop the Irish backstop from the Brexit withdrawal agreement. Less than a month later, the prime minister was in Paris and Berlin, where he heard the leaders of France and Germany pledge their support for the “indispensable” backstop – the insurance plan to avoid a hard border on Ireland that has become the stumbling block of Britain’s EU exit. Johnson said he was “powerfully encouraged” by what he had heard from Angela Merkel, declaring she had set “a blistering timetable” to reach a Brexit deal. Yet Merkel quickly poured cold water over reports that she had set a 3o-day deadline to ditch the backstop. She simply wanted to emphasis that time was short, she said. “It is not about 30 days. The 30 days were meant as an example … [Read more...] about Brexit deal solution at risk from ticking clock, not Merkel or Macron
An office worker who transferred her employer's cash to an online fraudster allegedly ignored a warning telling her she was falling victim to a scam.Patricia Reilly is said to have received a message from bankers about con artists trying to fool employees that their bosses wanted them to make payments to companies.She had earlier received a number of email messages which appeared to be from her boss Yvonne Bremner.But they were sent by an imposter.Ms Bremner is managing director of Glasgow firm Peebles Media Group, which is suing Mrs Reilly at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.The company is claiming £107,984 from the former employee - the sum outstanding after the bank refunded more than £85,000 of the almost £200,000 stolen.'Gone apoplectic'Ms Bremner, 58, claims Mrs Reilly acted negligently.She told Scotland's highest civil court that Mrs Reilly was not authorised to make payments on behalf of the company.She also said she never knew Mrs Reilly was able to make … [Read more...] about Company sues worker who fell for email scam
History was made by men - or at least that what the BBC ’s Icons audience might have us believe. When viewers were asked to vote for the most iconic human beings of the 20th century, only male figures made the final seven. Among them were deserving contenders such as Nelson Mandela , Pablo Picasso and ‘father of computing’ Alan Turing. But many - just as worthy - women didn’t get a look in, such as Nobel prize winner Marie Curie, suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe. Down the centuries women have played a central part in shaping the world, and the 20th century had more impressive women than ever - Rosa Parks, Florence Nightingale, Mother Teresa and Queen Elizabeth II, to name just a few. So why, when presented with both the male and female history-makers, did viewers of the BBC2 show cast their votes for the men, not the women? A BBC spokesperson would only point out that the programme “gave the public their say on who … [Read more...] about BBC finalists for 20th century greatest person are all men – where are the women?