September 22, 2015
Hi fellow Excel Addict,
Thanks for being an 'Excel Addict'. This is the first of two newsletters that I will be sharing with you this week.
My 'Excel in Seconds' tips:
"Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out." -- Robert Collier
Got an Excel tip that you use that can be carried out in less than a minute?
Please share it with me so I can use it in this newsletter to help others 'excel in seconds'. Be sure to put 'EXCEL IN SECONDS' in the subject line of your email.
Hope you enjoy this today's tip.
Take care and keep on Excelling,
Francis Hayes (The Excel Addict)
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File, New, Blank Workbook...blah!
I can't believe Microsoft didn't include a 'new workbook' command on the Ribbon.
Most Excel users I observe start new workbooks by clicking File, New, Blank Workbook. It's only 3 clicks. But why make 3 clicks when you don't have to.
Some Excel users use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+N. Yes, nice and easy. But my preferred way is by clicking the New command on the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT). Yes, you can add a button to your QAT or Ribbon that allows you to open a new workbook with one click.
To add a new workbook command to your Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
1) Right-click anywhere on Ribbon and choose 'Customize the Quick Access Toolbar';
2) From the 'Choose commands from' dropdown, select All Commands;
3) Scroll down the list of commands in the list on the left and select New (NOT New...);
4) Click the Add>> button then click OK.
Now you can open new workbooks with just one click or one keyboard shortcut...and save yourself some time.
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