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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.
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Tip 69: Using the Quick Analysis Feature

One of the new features in Excel 2013 is Quick Analysis. When you select a range of data, Excel displays a Quick Analysis button in the lower-right corner of the range. Click the button to view some options, shown in Figure 69-1. You can also press Ctrl+Q on the keyboard to display the Quick Analysis options.


Figure 69-1: Quick Analysis options for the selected range.

The words along the top (Formatting, Charts, Totals, Tables, and Sparklines) are menu items. Click an item and a different set of icons appears. When you hover your mouse over an icon, Excel sometimes displays a preview of how the option will appear.

The options available depend on the type of data in the selected range. For example, if the range contains only text, the Sparklines option will not be available.

Figure 69-2 shows an example of a range of numbers in column C, with a preview of the Quick Analysis option to create running totals in column D.