A collection of 6 posts


Named Range: The Spreadsheet Timesaver

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The Named range feature found in both Excel and Google Sheet gives the user the ability to name a range of cells with a label that is more memorable than the built in spreadsheet range format of “Sheet!ColumnRow:ColumnRow” (e.g. ‘Excel - Test - One’!A15:AF255’). While


Creating a Day Index in Excel and Google Sheets

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A fun challenge that I faced a few days was creating a weekday/weekend day index in Google sheets to count and index the number of weekdays/weekends in a month. This might sound like something easily achieved by placing a static value next to the date based on the


Better Data Reporting Practices - Benchmarks, Cell References, Notes

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A continuation of part one, [Better Data Reporting Practices - Gridless, Grouping, Layout Direction](http://www.connordphillips.com/2017/02/08/better-data-reporting-practices-gridless-grouping-layout-direction/). Use Benchmarks This tip should be a given, but if you are not comparing your performance against some historical time series or relevant benchmark metric, then there will


Better Data Reporting Practices - Gridless, Grouping, Layout Direction

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One of the most overlooked elements of reporting is data presentation. It is an afterthought compared to core reporting elements like data compilation and analysis largely due to its focus on aesthetics rather than computation. This focus may seem irrelevant to the general purpose of a report, which is to


10 Excel Keyboard Shortcuts & Tricks for Marketers

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A platform that is frequently used by every marketer is Microsoft Excel. This platform is helpful to marketers in a variety of ways with the core purpose of pairing up and analyzing data points from various analytics and marketing platforms. It is an extremely powerful tool and tends to be


Syncing Google Sheets Data to Excel

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Google Sheets is a popular collaborative spreadsheet platform that has become a legitimate threat to Microsoft Excel’s market share over the past few years. Part of the reason why the platform has made such an unprecedented rise in a short period of time is because of its cloud-first product