This hub looks at troublesome number formats in excel. A common and frustrating problem with many Excel spreadsheets is where numbers are in a format that Excel does not recognise. This hub explains how to fix this problem and put these numbers into a format that Excel will recognise.
System software can be broken down into five categories: Operating systems, device drivers, firmware, programming language translators and utilities.
The Windows command line is usually dodged by the everyday computer user. These are the Ten Best Windows 7 Command Line commands to get them started.
The OFFSET and COUNTA functions allow you to create dynamic ranges of data. Formulas created to SUM this data (for example) will automatically update if data is added or removed from within the range.
Having DNS Server issues and can not reach specific or all web pages on a Windows XP or Vista computer? Understand the causes, troubleshoot and fix DNS issues in Win XP and Win Vista.
Android emulators for your Windows PC let you test your new Android application before you post it on Google Play, and also let you try out new Android games and apps.
Lists the main causes of the 0x00000050 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA blue screen of death, along with troubleshooting tips.
The Insert Function allows you to search for a function and easily create formulas. The Function Library groups all Excel 2007 and Excel 2010's functions in logical groups to make them easy to find.
Microsoft OneNote 2007 can wrap text around an image, sort of. OneNote is not a full fledged word processing nor layout and design software. Microsoft Word and Publisher were designed for those purposes. Unfortunately, that means the programers...
With SmartArt, anyone can add professional looking graphic elements to their presentation without leaving Microsoft Word. These elements are great for lists, process diagrams, hierarchy charts and other “relationship” graphics. This is the second installment in a series of tutorials on the graphic capabilities of Microsoft Word.
It is really frustrating when the bullets are always changing and you are constantly re-setting the size, indents, and position. But you can learn it all in just 3 minutes.
Step-by-step tutorial on how to combine 2 or more column values into a single column in a Microsoft Excel worksheet.
The CHOOSE function allows you to ask Excel to select an item from a list, add up or average a range of numbers by using CHOOSE with SUM or AVERAGE or to replace multiple nested IF statements.
VLOOKUP is a very powerful function in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 that when used in formulas looks for a value within a table of data and returns some specific information related to that value.
The view tab is important as it will be used to check the status of the completed document. There are important commands such as the documents view, the show or hide, and zoom command among others.
VirtualBox is great for testing out different operating systems and makes it easy to prepare for CompTIA exams. However, wouldn't it be great if you could carry all of your virtual machines on a usb drive? Here's how to do it!
Is Steam taking up a lot of space on your computer? This guide will show you the process (with pictures) of uninstalling Steam.
Are you seeing blank PDF pages between each of your scanned documents? Why are there blanks and how do you get rid of them. Learn to set up adobe so those empty pages go away.
If you run a business you understand the importance of Invoicing. Without an invoice, you’re not going to get paid. Small firms often do not have dedicated software that allows you to do all your accounting including the creation of Invoices, so...
This tutorial shows you how to install Sony's Picture Motion Browser (PMB) on your Windows 7 device.
In Excel 2010, Conditional Formatting Icon Sets and Data Bars have been greatly improved. Icons Sets can now be mixed and matched and Data Bars show negative values on an axis in a different colour.
This tutorial will go through the steps of installing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012R2.
This article walks you through taking the Ubuntu installer ISO file and using the Rufus USB installer on a Windows computer to create a bootable USB Ubuntu installer.
Use the MATCH function in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 to compare lists or look for an item in lists to find its relative position which can then be compared to see if the item has moved up or down.
Now that pfSense version 2 has been officially released, it's a great time to upgrade your firewall to the latest version. I will demonstrate three different methods of installing the upgrade.
Creating a list box (drop-down menu) in Excel can reduce data input and increase your work flow. Use these steps to create a simple list box in minutes that may save you hours of time.
If you use Windows operating system, DirectX is, by chance, a term that is not unfamiliar to you. Especially if you are quite fond of playing games developed for Windows platform, chances are you hear about the term day in day out. Yes, you may have...
The article will show you how to create a set of buttons allowing you to filter a spreadsheet and revert to your original view quickly. A document template for the task will be provided.
This page shows you how to use array formulas in Excel so that you can eliminate those cumbersome extra columns in your spreadsheets.
Devices that run Windows or Android often aren't so easily compatible with others of the same operating systems because they're made by different companies. But what what if they changed that?
There are many ways to become a more efficient Windows 7 User. Keyboard shortcuts for Windows 7 is a great way to start.
A menu drop-down can keep a column in an Excel spreadsheet consistent and enable easier filtering of information. Here's two easy methods to add your drop-down list to a spreadsheet.
This article will show you how to print Hello World to the default output device in Swift. It is meant as an introduction to learning to program in Swift.
A Gantt chart in Excel 2007 or Excel 2010 is a Project Management tool that shows the progress of tasks over time. This hub shows how to create a 3D Gantt chart template from a stacked bar chart.
After April 8, 2014 Microsoft will no longer supply security updates for Windows XP. Here’s what one small church plans to do to be able to continue to safely use WinXP.
Pivot tables within Microsoft Excel help you summarize large amounts of data quickly and efficiently. They are very easy to use and format and can be refreshed very quickly if the data changes.
Here’s how to install and use Google’s free remote access software to centrally control your remote computers.
The Excel 2007 / 2010 Rank and Percentile tool allows you to create ranking tables. In this hub we use Rank and Percentile with MATCH, INDEX and IF functions to create a fully automated ranking table.
If you currently use Mailpoet for your email subscription list, you've probably seen that they have a new version available. Is it worth making the switch?
You have a proposal to show to others and want to share information to others. You can do it simply by creating a PowerPoint presentation. It allows you to create powerful presentations.
Here are 8 free and simple to use online word cloud generators. Let your words tell a story in a creative way and let your imagination run wild.
Detailed guide on creating league tables and top 10 lists using the MIN, MAX, SMALL, LARGE, INDEX and MATCH functions in Excel 2007.
An easy tutorial for anyone to take batch screenshots or screencaps with VLC Media Player version 2.1.5 - Rincewind. WORKS WITH NEWEST VERSION 2.2.6 UMBRELLA.
Backtrack Linux is a powerful distribution designed for penetration testing. This hub explains how to create a bootable USB drive that can be used to run Backtrack. The USB boot method is the preferred method for running backtrack because it doesn't require a DVD.
There are times that when forms are sent, they need fields to be no longer able to be edited. This tutorial shows how to make an interactive PDF form read-only before submitting.
If "Search" in Windows 7 is not working properly, it may be due to indexing issues. Here is a simple step-by-step guide to fixing the indexing function.
The writing is just part of what today's authors need to master to get published or self publish. Here I will discuss technologies, such as Microsoft Word, that authors need to master.
The Excel CONVERT function allows you to convert numbers between a variety of measurements including weight and mass (grams, pounds and ounces), distance (meters and miles) and time among many others.
Conditional formatting in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 allows you to add visual impact to your spreadsheets. Use icon sets and cell formatting to add colour to highlight data or illustrate trends.
Dropbox backs up files and syncs them between different devices. The free version offers limited online storage space, but this space can be easily increased.
Steam is a free piece of software from Valve that's part DRM, part games library and part gaming community. Not sure how it works? Get the answers here.
PfSense logs can be viewed through the web gui but it is much more convenient to view them remotely. Kiwi syslog server can receive syslog messages sent over the network from one or more pfSense systems.
The view menu is important when working with Microsoft Office Word 2003. It contains commands that are used when editing and formatting word documents. This tutorial is specifically designed for you.
Outlook templates are a great time-saving tool. Any email you send regularly can be stored either in Outlook or on your computer as a template and re-used as often as you like to save you time.
Step by step guide to importing data into Excel 2007 from text files such as *.csv and *.txt files. The correct use of delimiters such as commas when importing data is also covered. Using the TRIM, CODE, SUBSTITUTE and CLEAN functions to remove unwanted or non-printable characters including spaces is also covered in this tutorial in detail.
SQL Server offers many different technologies for system integration. This tutorial demonstrates how to link an Excel 2007 file with SQL Server 2008.
Here is a list of useful Microsoft Word shortcuts that will save you valuable time and are easy to use. Save this list for future reference. It will come in handy.
There are a few different options when printing your presentation in PowerPoint 2007. You can print handouts with notes for your audience as well slides with notes for your personal use. This article describes the print options and how to use them.
High quality graphs and can be achieved quite easily using Excel once you have a solid foundation of the basics. This tutorial walks you through the basics of how to graph a time series using excel. Everything from downloading a data set from the...
Google Sheets can solve a lot of server-side problems and data handling issues because of its huge add-on store and many other features. Know how you can integrate Google Sheets and MySQL.
If you make the bold decision to block automatic updates for Windows, you have the options to disable related services or use NetBalancer to control and block individual resources.
Microsoft OneNote can serve as a soup-to-nuts solution for project managers where they can store everything from your meeting notes, generate and manage your to-do list, and more.
Check boxes can be used to create visually striking but easy to use lists including To Do lists in Excel 2007 / Excel 2010. This hub covers how to create, configure, edit, copy and align a check box.
This article shows you how to navigate through the MS Excel options menu to enable visibility of the developer tab within the Excel main menu.
When you are almost done with your document, it is important to do some reviewing like checking spelling and grammar. This and other useful commands are found on the Review Tab of Microsoft Word 2007
What you need and what needs done to create a ReactJS with Web API 2 project from scratch! This will also include basic client side routing with React Routes.
Edit menu in Ms Word 2003 is very important. It helps us to edit the documents that we type. Knowing how to use it is much more important to you. This article introduces you to the edit menu.
This article introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Paint Program. It will enable you work with paint efficiently and easily. MS Paint can be used to create simple and detailed drawings.
If you find your Windows Vista PC or laptop to be too slow, here are ten easy and simple tips that you can follow to dramatically increase the performance of your Windows Vista computer. Each tip includes step-by-step instructions as well as visual guides to make speeding up you computer fast and easy!
Easy, step-by-step instruction on installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox. VirtualBox is an easy way to try out (or use) a new operating system on a virtual machine.
This article shows you in step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions exactly how to do the Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test in Excel. Anytime that you are running a t Test, and regression, a correlation, or ANOVA, you should make sure you're working...
The Windows 10 lock screen is mainly intended for touchscreen-enabled PCs and laptops. If you are thinking of permanently disabling the lock screen in Windows 10, this article will teach you how.
Ways to compute the response time of each transaction in Maximo and identify each transaction's message ID using the logs and the message tracking table.
Discover how you can Get Things Done in Wunderlist with this step by step guide to implementing a digital version of David Allen's productivity system.
Microsoft Excel is a very powerful tool that allows you to produce professional line graphs quickly and easily. It's possible to create professional and relevant graphs with the click of some buttons!
Shapes in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 can be renamed and reordered using the Selection Pane. To save time, shapes can also be grouped so that they can be formatted, manipulated or moved together.
Dynamic charts in Excel change automatically if data it is added or removed saving you time and effort. They use a formula with the OFFSET and COUNTA functions and named ranges using Defined Names.
Going insane trying to figure out a quick way to remove that white background from that .jpeg that was handed to you to make a logo out of? Follow the steps below and find transparency bliss!
The Home Tab of Microsoft Excel 2007 with its seven groups has very important commands necessary for formatting your document. The commands are discussed here in details.
The REPLACE and REPLACEB functions allow you to precisely replace part of a cell's contents and can be combined with functions such as IF. Find and Replace is best used for replacing entire cells.
Browser extensions for Microsoft Edge are now available. Learn how to add the ones you need to super charge your favorite Windows web browser.
Writing a letter to a list of contacts and making it address personal information can be quickly and easily achieved through using Microsoft Office Word's mail merge function and an Excel Spreadsheet.
Plex Cloud lets you connect your Microsoft OneDrive account, choose content from your OneDrive account to make available in your Plex Cloud library, and then stream that content through Plex apps.
This tutorial will teach you how to use the file menu found in Microsoft Word 2003. It is important to familiarize with the file menu so that you can be able to work with Ms Word comfortably.
Read a beginner's tutorial on how to create a tri-fold brochure using only Microsoft Word and a minimal amount of computer skills.
Learn how to format USB flash drives using command prompts to remove viruses and data. Select the format option for your pen-drive and know its benefits.
Skype is a computer communications program that enables free voice/video calls between two computers with an Internet connection. You can also make international calls at the cost of a local call.
This is a step-by-step tutorial to use the Substitute function to replace some text (usually recurring) in an Excel sheet.
This a tutorial that will introduce you to windows, the desktop and how to use the mouse. It is a user friendly, step by step guide good for beginners.
Administrator rights are necessary to install programs and edit system preferences. This tutorial will help you reset your Windows administrator password, in case your forgot yours.
Easy way of converting psd and psb to JPG, TIFF or PNG in Photoshop without using any converter software (uses Photoshop itself).
The IF function returns one value if a condition is true and another if false. The AND, OR, and NOT functions allow for comparisons against multiple conditions. Use IFERROR to suppress known errors.
The Sampling Tool from the Analysis Toolpak in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 allows you to create random samples or smaller samples from larger data sources as well as analysing your data for variations.
This tutorial will go through the installation of Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2016 was released for general availability by Microsoft on 12th October 2016.
Toggle Buttons in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 using Visual Basic code allow you to toggle or switch between two states; e.g. turning grid lines on and off, hiding or showing rows by clicking a button.
Free alternatives to Microsoft word - a list of the best open source word processors you can install on a Windows computer.
For beginners, it is important to know how to make use of the format menu of Microsoft Office Word 2003. It helps us to format documents we type in MS Word to achieve the desired effects.
Keeping track of your checking account activity does not have to be boring. Follow these easy to follow steps to create your own checkbook register.
This tutorial will go through the necessary post-installation tasks to make the Exchange Server able to send and receive e-mails with the outside world.
When you want to insert an Excel table into your Word document, you can use the Paste Special command to paste the cells from the Excel table into a blank Word table.
This article contains a list of Microsoft Office shortcuts and tips for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Detailed step by step guide to creating a beautiful thermometer chart using Excel 2007. Starting with a 2D stacked column chart, each step is detailed throughout. Included are tips to remove the zero on the vertical axis and tips on creating the various shapes needed.
Learn how to use the maths operators + - * / % ( ) and SUM, COUNT and AVERAGE in formulas in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010. Also how to use & to join cells and $ to make a cell an absolute reference.
Ever wondered why the comments attached to cells are not printed when the Excel sheet is printed? This step-by-step tutorial will show you how.
Here are step-by-step instructions for giving Lubuntu Linux a look that’s very close to Windows XP. The idea is to make the transition from Windows to Linux as easy as possible.
This article troubleshoots some problems found in using IDM, including downloads that stop at 99%, or downloads that fail to resume after pausing.
Easy way to fix the PAIGEfilter Missing Plug-ins error in Adobe InDesign when working with two different versions of the program. A lot of times when opening an older version document in a newer version software this error will pop up. If it is not fixed it will create pre flight issues when attempting to PDF or print the document. This is a quick and easy way to fix the error.
It is important to know how to format a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel as it can transform data into information. This article covers the basics of formatting an Excel spreadsheet.
The PMT function within Excel is a financial function that is used to calculate loan payments (it can also be used to calculate the value of investments over time); with the associated IPMT and PPMT functions it is easy to create a worksheet that will calculate an amortization schedule for a mortgage or other loan.
Microsoft Excel has many terms and terminologies. Some are intuitive, some are not. Here are 10 of the basic ones with full explanations.
Microsoft Excel has become the standard spreadsheet for most business use, but with it's functionality and ease of use the advantages of Excel can be used at home as well.
How-to guide on using shapes in Excel 2007. I illustrate how to create a button in Excel 2007 using a rounded rectangle and a hyperlink.
FontBundles.net is a great website providing amazing premium fonts and font bundles at affordable prices. Their carefully collated bundles are actually dream come true for crafters and designers.
The VLOOKUP function finds a value within a range of cells and returns information about that value. The TRUE / FALSE values allow you to choose whether Excel looks for an exact or approximate match.
This hub provides a guide for resizing a Linux file system running under the Logical Volume Manager (LVM). These steps WILL NOT work for a file system that is not running under the LVM.
This hub describes ways to be able to type text vertically or at an angle in a Microsoft Excel Sheet.
Want to learn how to make a table to analyze the relationship between two variables in Microsoft Excel? This hub explains the basics of creating a contingency table (crosstab) using survey data.
How to make an e-card on Microsoft Powerpoint. Create a great Christmas e-card to email to friends, do it all on Microsoft's presentation package, Powerpoint.
Text Boxes may contain the written word but they are really a graphic tool. Used properly, they can add polish and professionalism to any written presentation. This is my first installment in a series of tutorials on the graphic capabilities of Microsoft Word.
How to employ WUBI, the Windows Ubuntu Installer, as the the quickest and easiest way to migrate from Windows XP To Lubuntu.
One of the most frustrating problems in Excel is having a spreadsheet which dates are in a funny format that isn’t recognised by Excel. This hub explains how to fix this problem and put these troublesome dates into a format that Excel will recognise.
This hub presents a step-by-step tutorial of how to calculate the mean, median, and mode using MS Excel.
Microsoft's withdrawal of support from Windows XP is forcing users to find an replacement. For those who can't or don't want to upgrade to Windows 7 or 10, Lubuntu Linux is a good alternative.
Reduce Excel file size using this techniques like file compression, data management, switching to a binary format.
Koobface is the latest virus that has attacked the social networking phenomenon. Top social networking websites like facebook and myspace are the places where this thing has done nothing but mischief. The virus originated in early December and is...
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a software application that can store, manipulate and display location based data. This article explains some of the basic concepts and theory behind GIS.
An easy way to improve the quality of your economic or financial graphs is to add recession bars; they enhance both the professional look and usefulness of your graph. The common way people add recession bars is simply drawing colored rectangles...
Form controls can be added to an Excel spreadsheet to create interactivity with the user. This article looks at using option button controls to allow a user to choose the data they want to see on a chart. The first thing you need to do is have...
In this hub I'll explain how to create a bootable USB drive for installing pfSense. Installing pfSense from a USB memstick is faster and more convenient than using a CD. Using this method you can setup a new fully featured router for your network in no time.
This article is a step by step process on how to create interactive PDF forms using Adobe Acrobat. These forms are great for saving paper, time management, and regulating the information that is necessary. This is also great for users because it is quicker which in turn will increase a response rate. These forms can be used by any company and any business setting. They are completely custom, and easy to create.
When working on a document, it's useful to be able to keep another window always on top of the active window. This saves having to constantly switch backwards and forwards between applications.
If you need to add the file location path on your Excel worksheet print outs this post will help you do just that .
This tutorial will go through the steps of installing Microsoft System Centre Operations Manager 2012R2 ( also known as Microsoft SCOM 2012R2 ).
Learning how to use nested IF statements in Excel will save you time and help you to be more efficient. They look challenging, but with the help of this tutorial, you can be using them in no time.
A beginners guide to the free Notepad++ code editor, with everything you need to know to get started as a programmer!
Why is a section of my Excel spreadsheet not printing out on the hard copy page? This article will help you to fix why part of or all of the spread sheet won't print.
The Windows command line is usually dodged by the everyday computer user. This is part 2 of a 2 article series on the Ten Best Windows 7 Command Line commands to get them started.
If you are a designer working with a development team who is building a piece of stand-alone software, chances are you’ve experienced the need to provide them with 4-bit graphics and icons. It’s not something that is entirely intuitive to do in...
Using Scroll Bars in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 allows you to add visually appealing,easy to use and intuitive controls to your spreadsheets; users can then quickly and easily select a value using it.
Upgrading FreeNAS to the latest version allows you to take advantage of bug fixes and new features. This hub explains how to upgrade FreeNAS 8 using three different methods.
Guide to installing and configuring the shadow copy client on Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000 and Windows 98. Detailed Instructions for the configuration of Shadow Copy on a server running Server 2003. Demonstration of how to use Previous Versions to restore a deleted file or a deleted folder.
First, add your contacts to the web-based calendar. Then after you've connected your Google Account to your mac, open your iCal preferences and choose the "Delegates" tab of your Google CalDAV account.
In case you get stuck with the notification on your computer screen "preparing to configure windows. Please do not turn off your computer". Here is the solution for Microsoft Windows 7.
When working with a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel, you may have to end up merging and unmergin cells a lot. This article covers multiple easy ways to unmerge cells in Microsoft Excel.
If you upgraded to Windows 10 from a computer that came with Windows 7 pre-installed, reverting to Windows 7 will wipe out your product key and mark your operating system as "not genuine."