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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 67: Getting Data from a Web Page

This tip describes three ways to capture data contained on a web page:

→ Paste a static copy of the information.

→ Create a refreshable link to the site.

→ Open the page directly in Excel.

Pasting static information

One way to get data from a web page into a worksheet is to simply highlight the text in your browser, press Ctrl+C to copy it to the Clipboard, and then paste it into a worksheet. The results will vary, depending on what browser you use and how the web page is coded.

If pasting doesn’t yield the results you want, choose Home⇒Clipboard⇒Paste⇒Paste Special and then try various paste options.

Figure 67-1 shows some currency exchange rates, pasted from a web page at msn.com. As you can see, even the hyperlinks are pasted.

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Figure 67-1: A table of exchange rates copied from a website and pasted to a worksheet.

Pasting refreshable information

If you...