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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 83: Using Pivot Table Slicers and Timelines

If you’ve worked with pivot tables, filtering data in a pivot table is fairly easy. Just click the filter button for a field, and remove the check mark from items that you don’t want to see. This tip describes two ways to simplify pivot table filtering: slicers and timelines. These methods are most useful when the worksheet will be viewed by novices, or for those who prefer things very simple.

Using slicers

Figure 83-1 shows an unfiltered pivot table that summarizes bank account information by three fields: Customer Type (either New or Existing), Branch (either Central, North County, or Westside), and OpenedBy (either New Accts or Teller).

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Figure 83-1: The normal way to filter items in a pivot table.

A slicer is an interactive control that makes it easy to apply simple filters to data in a pivot table. Figure 83-2 shows a pivot table with three slicers. Each slicer represents a particular field in the...