How would you like to win a ticket to the Global Exist Summit 2023?
The winner will receive a 3-day conference pass to the Global Excel Summit (worth $195). The conference runs on 6, 7 & 8 February 2023. All the sessions are recorded, so you will still receive access to the recordings even if you can’t attend live.
- 30+ Main Stage sessions
- Access to Company Showroom
- 3-Day Lounge Access
- Microsoft Office Specialist & Microsoft Office Expert Exam Prep
- Lifetime access to all Event Recordings
- 30+ CPD Hours & CPD Certificate of Attendance
Competition is now closed
To enter, participants just needed to answer the following question:
What do you think is the most significant change to happen in Excel in the last ten years?
The winner is…… Zach Prins. Who said “Definitely Power Query!”
Thank You to everybody who took part. Congratulations to Zach!
About the author
Hey, I’m Mark, and I run Excel Off The Grid.
My parents tell me that at the age of 7 I declared I was going to become a qualified accountant. I was either psychic or had no imagination, as that is exactly what happened. However, it wasn't until I was 35 that my journey really began.
In 2015, I started a new job, for which I was regularly working after 10pm. As a result, I rarely saw my children during the week. So, I started searching for the secrets to automating Excel. I discovered that by building a small number of simple tools, I could combine them together in different ways to automate nearly all my regular tasks. This meant I could work less hours (and I got pay raises!). Today, I teach these techniques to other professionals in our training program so they too can spend less time at work (and more time with their children and doing the things they love).
Do you need help adapting this post to your needs?
I'm guessing the examples in this post don't exactly match your situation. We all use Excel differently, so it's impossible to write a post that will meet everybody's needs. By taking the time to understand the techniques and principles in this post (and elsewhere on this site), you should be able to adapt it to your needs.
But, if you're still struggling you should:
- Read other blogs, or watch YouTube videos on the same topic. You will benefit much more by discovering your own solutions.
- Ask the 'Excel Ninja' in your office. It's amazing what things other people know.
- Ask a question in a forum like Mr Excel, or the Microsoft Answers Community. Remember, the people on these forums are generally giving their time for free. So take care to craft your question, make sure it's clear and concise. List all the things you've tried, and provide screenshots, code segments and example workbooks.
- Use Excel Rescue, who are my consultancy partner. They help by providing solutions to smaller Excel problems.
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