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101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By : John Walkenbach
Book Image

101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By: John Walkenbach

Overview of this book

Excel is a popular program. Millions of people throughout the world use it on a regular basis. But it’s a safe bet that the vast majority of users have yet to discover some of the amazing things this product can do. 101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?is packed with information that you need to know in order to confidently and seamlessly master the challenges that come with using Excel! Excel 2013 is excellent, but there's lots to learn to truly excel at Excel! In this latest addition to his popular Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf series, John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," shares new and exciting ways to accomplish and master all of your spreadsheet tasks. From taming the Ribbon bar to testing and tables, creating custom functions, and overcoming "impossible" charts, mixing nesting limits, and more,?101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?will save you time and help you avoid common spreadsheet stumbling blocks.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)
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Cover
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Table of Contents
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Title Page
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Introduction

Tip 18: Creating a Bulleted List

Word-processing software, such as Microsoft Word, makes it very easy to create a bulleted list of items. Excel doesn’t have a feature that creates bulleted lists, but it’s easy to fake it.

Using a bullet character

You can generate a bullet character by pressing Alt, and typing 0149 on the numeric keypad. If your keyboard lacks a numeric keypad, press the Function key and type numbers using the normal keys.

Figure 18-1 shows a list in which each item is preceded with a bullet character and a space. The cells use wrap-text formatting. Items that occupy more than one line are not indented. In a bulleted list, multiple lines are usually indented so they line up with the first line.

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Figure 18-1: Inserting a bullet character before each item.

Figure 18-2 shows a second attempt. This approach requires two columns. Column A holds the bullet character, formatted so the bullet is top-aligned and right-aligned. The text...