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3/19/2011 2:15:33 PM
Excel 2010 Expert 1
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This is the first tutorial in the Excel 2010 Expert series. It covers lots of new techniques for working with formulas and functions. We will begin by closely examining all of the popular functions in Excel, starting with the text manipulation functions in this class.

- Ways to Enter Functions & Formulas
- Relative vs. Absolute References
- Named Cells & Ranges
- Referencing Values on Other Sheets
- Creating a Summary Info Sheet
- Text Functions
- Exact, Concatenate, Left, Right, Mid
- Find, Search, Substitute, Replace, and more!

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Concatenate Comment from Roy Gushwa @ 5/9/2013
Good day.  Every time I try the concatenate feature, my results always give a an error message followed by the cell changing to 0.  I have tried it many times.  Not sure what I might be doing wrong.  Thanks.

Reply from Richard Rost:

Well, in order for me to tell you what you're doing wrong, I need to see your concatenation. Copy and paste your formula here so I can see it. :)
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Absolute Reference in a Header Comment from Laurie Jones @ 4/16/2013
I want to have the name of the document in the header, but keep the information on a summary sheet for easy updating.  Is it possible to use an Absolute Reference in the header while keeping the information on a summary sheet? Thank you.

Reply from Richard Rost:

I'm sorry, Laurie, but I'm still not following. The reason to use an Absolute Reference is so that copy and paste operations (or AutoFill) don't CHANGE the reference to the cell as you move down a column or across in a row. It wouldn't be necessary to do this in the page header.

As far as putting the "name of the document" in the header, there are element codes for the FilePath, FileName, and SheetName. You can use those or type in your own.
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Absolute Reference in a Header Comment from Laurie Jones @ 4/15/2013
I want to have the name of the document in the header, but keep the information on a summary sheet for easy updating.
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Absolute Reference in a Header Comment from Laurie Jones @ 4/13/2013
Regarding Absolute References, is it possible to have an Absolute Reference in a Header? Thanks.

Reply from Richard Rost:

I'm not sure what you mean. You want to display a value from your sheet in the header?
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Comment from Laurie Jones @ 4/12/2013
Great tips on naming cells, Richard. Thank you!
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Comment from Patrick Breuer @ 1/31/2013
I always thought that when you link data from one sheet to another the way you had with the Sales Tax Example (around the 4 minute marker) the link in your Summary Sheet would not refer to it as $B$1, rather as its named reference, SalesTaxRate.
Appreciate your feedback.

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Comment from Phil Gatchell @ 2/24/2012
I must say that Expert 1 was rather confusing, but by playing it over and over, if necessary, I will have to figure out where I can use it my finance ledgers, reports, etc. I'm sure I can use it in my quarterly and annual reports. Thanks Richard - should make those reports easier.

Reply from Richard Rost:

There's a lot of tough material in that class. That's why you're an EXPERT now. :) A lot of the material (like absolute references) make much more sense after you go through it a second time. Do you think more examples are needed?
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Comment from Phil Gatchell @ 2/24/2012
Enjoying beginner 1 with Exel 2010.
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Comment from Becky Young @ 1/12/2012
I have 2003 version should i upgrade to 2007 or 2010?

Reply from Richard Rost:

Go right to 2010 unless you find a REALLY good deal on 2007. They're almost identical in function, but 2010 has some nifty new features.
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Comment from Svend Christensen @ 12/8/2011
Hi Rich,

First of all, thank you for your excellent tutorial series.

I am working with office 2007.
However I can't find the paste options you refer to in this video clock counter 04:30

Does this option not exist in office 2007?

Thank you in advance

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Excel 2010 Expert 1 Comment from Lynn Robbins @ 10/2/2011
I very much enjoyed the Excel Expert
course one

Reply from Richard Rost:

Thank you!
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