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03/29/2017 12:16 AM

Link to Excel Cells and Ranges from PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Do you want to link to an Excel file from within PowerPoint? You can then use the technique explained within our Linking to Any File in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial. However, click on the link, and you will end up opening your Excel file at the last saved location. What if you always wanted your link to access a particular cell or a range of cells in Excel? This is possible, but you will rarely

03/29/2017 12:16 AM

How do spreadsheets end up on slides – and what you can do differently for your next presentation: by Dave Paradi

I often hear about leaders asking staff members to put a spreadsheet on a slide. I see this in the work I do reviewing slides from participants before my customized corporate workshops. These huge tables of numbers are overwhelming. In my workshops I prepare makeovers of slides and show the participants how the key message of the spreadsheet could be communicated as a visual instead. It is not

03/29/2017 12:16 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Creating Charts Using Excel Data

You may have started scratch with inserting a new chart on your PowerPoint slide. This of course brings up an instance of the Excel sheet with some dummy data -- and indeed you can type in your own data to replace this dummy data. However, what if you already have some data that's within an Excel sheet -- can you use that data to create your PowerPoint chart? The answer is yes, and that's what

03/29/2017 12:16 AM

Meaningful Graphs: Conversation with James Smith

Dr. James M. Smith gives lectures at facilities/colleges and conferences across the country showing healthcare staff how to analyze and present data more effectively. He shows how data presented as data are meaningless, but data presented as information are priceless. In this conversation, James discusses his new book, Meaningful Graphs. Geetesh: James, tell us more about what motivated you

03/29/2017 12:16 AM

Format Cells as Text in Excel 2013

In Excel, the cell type for most of the stuff you type is set to General by default. What does this General mean? This means that the content within the cell is generic and has not been identified as a number, some text, or a date. Depending upon what you are doing with the Excel sheet, it may really not matter if Excel just treats the cell content as General. However, your Excel content may be

03/29/2017 12:16 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Edit Chart Data

When you insert a new chart in PowerPoint 2013, you might notice that an instance of the Excel sheet containing some dummy data for your chart pops up within PowerPoint -- you then change the data within that instance of the Excel sheet to auto-update the chart on your slide. However, this Excel instance that stores your data has no separate existence -- there's no separate Excel sheet that

03/29/2017 12:16 AM

PowerPoint, Word, and Excel 2013: Applying Themes

Applying a Theme to an existing presentation is easy -- and you'll find that plenty of Themes are already contained inside Office 2013. In PowerPoint 2013, these Themes can be found in Design tab of Ribbon. The same Themes that you apply in PowerPoint can also be applied in Word and Excel -- in both of these programs, the way of accessing Themes gallery is different from that of PowerPoint.

03/29/2017 12:16 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Import Tables

If you want to use a table in your presentation, you can insert a new table on your PowerPoint slide and then enter content within this table as required. However, as it happens frequently, there may be a table already created within Excel or Word, or the table content may already be populated in a bunch of contiguous Excel cells. Whether you have, a ready-made table, or just a group of in

03/29/2017 12:16 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Insert Excel Spreadsheet

Many times, you can manage with a table within PowerPoint instead of an actual Excel spreadsheet. This is especially true when you want your table content to have a consistent look and feel with the rest of your slide. However, tables are dumb -- they cannot work with formulas or even do the most basic functions that Excel provides. So there may be times when you would want a real Excel

03/29/2017 12:16 AM

Guidelines: Using Excel and PowerPoint Together

If any two programs were meant to work together in the Microsoft Office suite, they have to be Excel and PowerPoint. Almost everyone who works with Excel has to use PowerPoint to present data and charts to an audience, or even create their business reports in PowerPoint. On the other hand, all PowerPoint charts are essentially created by Excel, even if many of you may not be aware of this fact

03/29/2017 12:16 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Use Excel Content as Tables

It's easy to insert a new table on your PowerPoint slide and then enter content within this table as required. However, as it happens in most offices or other work places, the table content may already be populated in a bunch of contiguous Excel cells. Whether you have a ready-made table, or just a group of in contiguous cells in Excel, it is very easy to use it in PowerPoint as a table.

03/29/2017 12:16 AM

EzPaste-xl2anywhere: Conversation with Avi Benita

Avi Benita is an industrial engineer and statistician with a special expertise in design and analysis of organizational surveys and development of KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators). He owns Metrics Institute, a consultation company working with leading Israeli firms. As a byproduct of its expertise, Avi develops Excel based utilities, as EzPaste-xl2anywhere, for improving work productivity.

03/29/2017 12:16 AM

XL-Addin: Conversation with Aurelian Laic

Aurelian Laic has worked in software development and IT consultancy since 1997 creating many business and enterprise applications. He's been working as consultant for large companies listed in DAX and M-DAX and has been writing articles for various security magazines. He is now the owner of a software company that creates XL-Addin.In this conversation, Aurelian talks about how XL-Addin can help

03/29/2017 12:16 AM

Chart Pattern Fills Add-in: Conversation with Andy Pope

Andy Pope (pictured to the right) works in London, UK, developing in-house reporting systems. He uses VBA to automate Excel and PowerPoint. In his spare time, he frequents various Excel forums and maintains his own website on Excel charting. His contributions to the Excel community have resulted in him being awarded as Microsoft Excel MVP since 2004.In this discussion, Andy discusses the Chart

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