Updated! Interactive Excel files on web pages: An Excel PM explains

Update: See near the end of this post for the latest Office how-tos on embedding Excel and PowerPoint files. Hi everyone, My name is Larry Waldman and I’m a program manager on the Excel team. This week the Crabby Office Lady was nice enough to let me combine a couple of Office’s cool features to highlight one of my favorite little tricks. (Note that this post and these features refer to…

Excel

Wedding budget planner template: From good to great in under 5 minutes (video)

Planning a wedding can be really fun or really stressful. OK, to be honest, it’s usually a little of both. Figuring out where to seat Aunt Mildred at the reception and how to convince all your bridesmaids that yellow taffeta really does look pretty can be hard enough. Now imagine trying to coordinate and keep track of your expenses and overall wedding budget. While it can’t really help you with…

Publisher

What are crop marks and why would you want to print them?

Crop marks, also known as trim marks, are lines printed in the corners of your publication’s sheet or sheets of paper to show the printer where to trim the paper. They are used by commercial printers for creating bleeds where an image or color on the page needs to extend all the way to the edge of the paper. Printers generally can’t actually print to the very edge of the…

Excel

College student and household budgets: From good to great in under 5 minutes (video)

If you’re like me, and you’re still trying to get started on your New Year’s resolutions, hope is not lost. If you made a resolution around getting your budget set up or organizing your monthly financial expenses, you’re in luck. There are some great Excel templates and videos available to show you how to turn your monthly budget spreadsheet into a work of art, all in under 5 minutes! And if…

Access

Use code to “undo” things in Access

One of the more common tasks on a computer is to undo something you just did by mistake. At least, it’s one of my more common tasks. CTRL+Z is my friend. But not everyone uses keyboard shortcuts – that’s why there’s an Undo button in the Microsoft Office user interface. Trouble is, sometimes folks just don’t see it. Moreover, in Access it’s possible that they can’t use the toolbar because…