Excel

Easy budget management with Excel

In today’s economy, smart money management is a necessary skill. Whether managing the family budget, planning college expenses, or budgeting for your upcoming wedding, Microsoft Excel can help you track the latest numbers, even while on the go with Excel Mobile 2010 on your Windows Phone 7 or the Excel Web App. Keep reading to learn more about managing your budget in Excel. This is post #8 in the Ten…

Word

Understanding images: Part 3 – Anchoring

Why do figures, or images, sometimes jump to a different page in your Word document? This is one of the great mysteries of Word and today, I’ll reveal the answer. To get to the bottom of this question, it’s important to understand the concept of anchoring. Every floating figure in a Word document is actually attached to the page. This point of attachment is called the “anchor” and is indicated by…

Word

Understanding images: Part 2 – Wrapping styles

Wrapping text around figures, also known as graphic objects or images, can help give your documents a more polished look and help focus attention on the most important content. Last week, I wrote about the basics of inline vs. floating figures. One of the big differences between these types of images is that floating images are positioned separately from the text, allowing text to wrap around, over, and behind the images.…

Excel

Where to begin: PowerPivot for Excel

By now, you’ve probably read about PowerPivot in one of our many posts about it (such as  Introducing PowerPivot, Using PowerPivot with Excel 2010, or Supercharge your budget sheets with PowerPivot for Excel 2010), and you totally get how powerful this feature is. Its ability to process massive amounts of data from various data sources so that you can analyze it right in Excel 2010 is truly promising! But how do…