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September 14, 2017 Judy S (USA)
Hi Francis, THANK YOU!  You just saved us a ton of time and energy!  I’ve made notes so we don’t have this issue again.  It was so easy once you know the steps!  I brag on you and your tips and assistance all the time and will continue to recommend you to all who will listen!

August 10, 2017 Pam Y. (UK)
Hello Francis, I have been using excel for more years than I care to remember! and I
could not image doing my job without this fantastic tool. My excel knowledge is mostly self taught and I am sure I have only just scratched the surface. Since finding your site yesterday I have already stated using a couple of the shortcuts - your instructions are so clear, thank you! Looking forward to gaining more expertise (with your help 🙂)

August 10, 2017 Mario O.
I really enjoy your new letters, I have learned much more form your tips than from any manuals.

May 3, 2017 Christopher B.
Never been THAT much of a user till I read your excellent E_mails, now I've progressed to where I don't have to pay College kids to do my spreadsheets for me, so you saved me a bunch of dough!

May 3, 2017 Diane L.
Oh! My! Goodness!!!!  I could not use Ctrl+Shift+0 in Excel 2016 and it was such a disappointment but you have solved this!  I am giddy right now. Thank you SOOO much for showing me the Control Panel trick to make that work once again!  Yay!

March 29, 2017 Vinod N.
I have been subscribing to your news letter for a long time now, the best thing I like is that you explain complex things in a simple way. Keep up the good work !!!

March 28, 2017 Matt H., V.P, CFO
I just wanted to take a second and tell you how much I enjoy your XL tips. I refer to them often. Additionally, you just seem to be a delightful person with a wonderful attitude.  I enjoy hearing about what is going in your part of the world and your personal stories very much. Looking over your email every few days is something I look forward to for the tip and to see what interesting things you are up to.

March 28, 2017 Kathy M.
Yea!!!! If I never learn anything else . . . I will be happy just to have found this out!

March 28, 2017 Deb M., Budget Analyst
Who knew?!? That's always been an annoyance for me -- no longer!! Thanks again! :-D

March 22, 2017 Arlene
Your information is always useful and interestingly explained and I looked at a lot of these back ... when I was working...,  it was always kind of de-stressing and comforting to see also your pictures and personal notes, even if just explaining a temporary technical glitch with the blog. For me as a reader, your notes remind us you're not just a (generous) expert,  but also, a real person vs. some mindless marketer. And the world needs all the Nice Guys we can get.

March 8, 2017 Swanlyn
I accidentally found your site today and just love the layout and the way you explain things. It's so easy to follow. Thank you very much and I look forward to receiving your tips.

March 2, 2017 Steven S.
Thanks again for continually making me a better Excel user.

February 23, 2017 Karen G.
Thanks again so much for your assistance! That saves me a lot of time and gives me reassurance that I am getting the result I am looking for. In a large set of data, it is sometimes difficult.

December 15, 2016 Hanne S. (Strasbourg, France)
Thank you for all your great Excel tips. I'm an addict for sure, I looove Excel and have become quite good over the years, I can now juggle with macros and formulas. However, I'm always looking forward to receiving your tips as I almost always find a new or better way of doing things.

December 15, 2016 Philip Z.
Thank you for the help that you provide all of us here.  I have been able to use the tools that you have given us on multiple facets of my job.  I wish that I was able to do more with them.  You keep me on the edge always wanting to see the next newsletter so I can learn something new and hopefully be able to apply it.

November 16, 2016 Derek D.
THIS WAS AN AMAZING TIP!!!  Actually, I enjoy all your tips but this one really struck me for its simplicity and usefulness in my day-to-day job.  Can't wait to share it with my colleagues. Thank you for all your articles Mr. Hayes.  It has really helped me a lot and look forward to receiving your tips in my inbox.

November 16, 2016 Corinne M.
Great tip Francis! I never knew that was available. I don't tell you often enough how much I enjoy - and learn from - your Excel tips. I have been receving them for nine years now and I always find something new and useful. My Thanks!

November 16, 2016 - Kathy W.
I absolutely love your tips!  I love that they come one at a time, so you have a chance to actually use them and get used to using them.  They are quick and easy to read, and not overwhelming.  And I love that they are usually something easy to pick up yet something that will save you time and frustration.  You have hit upon the perfect format!
November 10, 2016 - Jennifer S.
I thought I was pretty familiar with the “basics” of Excel…but can’t believe I hadn’t stumbled across this trick earlier!  Thank you so much for sharing, I’m sure I will use it frequently.  I have subscribed to your email for a several years now, and enjoy hearing both the tips and the personal anecdotes you share about running and Canada.

September 28, 2016 Sue O.
This is awesome!!!!! Gonna make this soooo much easier for me.

September 27, 2016 Richard H.
Looking forward to learning a bunch of new tips and tricks. I’ve used Excel for a long time but mostly in a relatively basic way. My new job with an auditing company requires a lot more analysis of larger data sets. Several of my colleagues in the office really like your newsletter. Thanks in advance for all the info!

May 14, 2016 Rene’ V.
Hi Francis, I couldn’t wait to try it, WOW, Man it is easy if you know how. Once again, Thanks a million!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 11, 2016 Sanjeeb R.
Hi Francis, The kind of energy and enthusiasm that you are showing remarkable, with such energy level one can stay younger through out the life. Great job. Though, initially I subscribed to learn more tricks about Excel but the quote of the day is heart touching and motivating as well. Efficient knowledge in Excel will certainly boost up productivity level and that is the reason of subscribing your newsletter. I always try to read all of your emails. I too agree with you, merely listening or reading will not be beneficial until I practice it. You keep smiling and God bless you.

April 4, 2016 Theresa C.
That was perfect! What used to take me hours I can now do in a matter of a few minutes. THANK YOU!!!!!!

March 23. 2016 Mark G.
My favorite email of the week at work. Thanks for all the great learnings.

March 20, 2016 Stan D.
thanx, francis! love your tips.  they are so easy to understand and practical to use.

March 18, 2016 Dorothy D.
Thank you Francis! I have learned SO MUCH from your Excel helps over the many years that you have been doing this for all of us wannabe Excel experts.  Thank you and I’m looking forward to keep learning from my home now instead of work. 

February 10, 2016 Jessica S.
I want to tell you that I get several Excel newsletters, and some of them I delete without opening if I’m already familiar with the topic in the subject line.  Yours, however, I always open.  There’s always a chance that I will learn a new twist on an old tool and, if nothing else, I enjoy your personal updates and Quote of the Day (I love quotes).  Thank you for taking the time to produce your newsletter; I hope to benefit from it for years to come!

February 2, 2016 Thomas S.
Awesome Francis - I've been wondering about this for years!  Thanks a ton. 

February 2, 2016 Peter R.
No way! You continue to surprise me with these little tips that I never knew or even thought of…. Even when I’ve been using Excel for literally decades. Amazing.  Thanks Francis.  Subscribing to Excel Addict was the best move I ever made! Cheers.

November 9, 2015 Ginene H.
Hello Francis, thanks for the tip, that is exactly what I was looking for, it really makes life easier for me ! Thanks again, Simon T.

November 9, 2015 Ginene H.
Francis, I’ve always been considered the Excel wizard, but your tips often give me insight into another aspect I haven’t explored yet. Thanks again. And keep up the good work!

August 28, 2015 Cathy H.
I have saved every email tip I have received over the last several years.  I consider them priceless. Thank you for all you do for us. 

August 10, 2015 Sally F.  (from New Zealand)
Hi Francis, just wanted to say how much I love your tips and I look forward to receiving them each week. Some don't have any relevance to me, but I file them away in case my needs change in the future - but there are some which are absolutely magic and totally transform my life.
One of these was your "Create Your Own My Links Page" from September 11, 2013.
I used it to create my own My Links page, which over time has grown and grown and is in use constantly. Simple things that save a LOT of time and aggravation.

August 4, 2015 Ari S., Purchasing Manager
Hi Francis, keep up the good work with sharing Excel tips, have been subscribing for almost 8 years now and still getting tips I didn’t know from time to time.

May 7, 2015 Rebecca S., Accounting Manager
Francis, Thanks for your tips!  I have been on your mailing list through several companies, and always have my staff join.  Your tips are so great and the training it takes off my desk is worth the weight in gold!

May 7, 2015 Marti N.
PERFECT!!!!  I knew that you would have the answer. Thanks soo much

May 2, 2015 Jemaville 
Hi Francis Hayes, I inputted the VLOOKUP formula you gave me and YES YES YES, it's what I want and it works!!!! I am soooooooooooooo happy. Thank you thank you thank you so so much!!!!!!  This is the second time you've personally helped me, apart from the free TIPS that I get from your newsletters. I'm really appreciative. Thank you again! Sincerely, Jemaville

March 21,2015 Christine K. Senior Supervising Analyst
Hi Francis…just wanted to say THANK YOU!...your tip is one of the most time saving tips I have come across… I currently run a lot of CSV data reports which I frequently either ‘Save As’ Excel spreadsheets or ‘Copy’ and ‘Paste’ into existing workbooks. When I do this Excel ‘GROANS’ – I get the ‘white screen of death (our name for it LOL) and Excel will get the dreaded ‘Not Responding’ for anything from 3-10 minutes.  I tried you tip out this morning, dragging data from a CSV report into Excel and it worked perfectly – took half a second… to say I am TRILLED is an understatement!

March 21,2015 Ginger L.
Thanks for all you do!  I’ve sat through numerous classes and have learned more from your tips than I ever did in class.  Your newsletter is much appreciated!

March 19, 2015 Maurice B.
Hello Francis – For years I have been receiving your tips, with not even a “thank you” for your time, effort and dedication. I am not one for chatting but instead take your tips and fly away with them and try them out. They have helped me tremendously and even bailed me out when I have been indecisive on how to resolve a problem or design a workbook. Thank you a million times for being my mentor.

March 6, 2015 Steven D.
Francis, Excellent trick with the Document Location bar – what a time saver it is going to be! I love it!!
February 27, 2015 Alecia A.
You will never know how many you are helping, and the way in which you are helping---you just might be sharing tools that will help someone perform well enough to keep their job, get promoted and to have the ability to help someone else, their family, colleagues, etc.  Your blessings will be overly abundant, because you are so generous, it will come back to you and your generations in ways you would never have imagined!  Thank you for being who you are!!!!

Feb 23, 2015 - Gayle C. (Australia)
Hi Francis, I just wanted to send you a quick email to give you some feedback on your webinar recommendations. I recently really enjoyed the dashboard webinar so much and learnt such a lot that I quickly signed up for this one too! Both webinars are fabulous, easy to understand and with good practical examples. I am so excited to be able to start using some of the new skills, my mind is buzzing with all the possibilities :) I was also fascinated by your recent pictures of the snow you have experienced there! I have seen snow once in my life and that was just a sprinkle so my mind grappled with the thought of such a vast amount. I felt cold just looking at your pictures! Like most of my fellow Aussies I complain that it a cold wintery day if it only gets to 12 decrees Celcius and that might actually be a mild/warm day for you guys!!! Please keep up the photos and commentary. I love receiving your newsletters and I have picked up so many valuable tips from them.  Thanks for so generously sharing your knowledge :) warm regards

Feb 23, 2015 - Juan G. (Paraguay)
Hello Francis! Thank you very much for your great work, I am a huge enthusiast of your newsletter. I eagerly wait for them every Friday. Keep up the excellent work you do, it's amazing and above all, you are colaborating to make this a better world. I just loved the tip about filling in the cells with the weekdays, this will save me a great deal of time! :) Previously, I used the WEEKDAY function but it's much more easier with your tip. Awesome! I appreciate that you also share with us the pictures of snow in your area. It's something completely new for me because as I live in South America (Paraguay), there is not snow here at all. Hope to have the chance to see snow personally someday. All the best, have a wonderful week, Francis, take care!

Jan 29, 2015 - Michael W.
Good morning Francis, First, I would like to say thank you for providing your excellent tips to so many people, asking nothing in return.  I am a very advanced Excel user and still find many things in your emails that help simplify my life.  For myself and so many others, you do make a difference. Thank you and keep up the great work.

Jan 22, 2015 - Carolyn H.
Hi Francis, I just signed up for Mynda’s course! Thank you for referring this course, it looks great and I am very excited to take it. I also wanted to mention how much I enjoy your newsletter each week. I have referred you on to my fellow excel users and I hope they enjoy it as much as I do. Thanks,.

Jan 22, 2015 - Harriotte B.
My quality of Excel life took a huge leap thanks to this tip 'A Sheet to Sum all Sheets'. The bane of my existence was updating quarterly and yearly summation formulas across workbooks. It was a perfect setup for an error, and it took as much time error-checking as setting up. This method is clear, concise, and elegant. Like many other Excel techniques, it seems obvious after-the-fact, but it never would have occurred to me. Thank you thank you thank you!

Jan 22, 2015 - Kavli K.
Hi Francis, My name is Kavli, and I got information about you from my Sr. Director. I’m glad I signed up, because I already like your first three tips! I use Excel every single day for reporting purposes that my job calls for. I look forward to learning more from you! Thanks for this service! Thanks.

Jan 20, 2015
- Beth R.
I have subscribed to your website for the last 5 or so years & I have learned a great deal from you over that period of time.  It is fun to pass your tips along to co-workers & see them realize what a great tool Excel can be!

Jan 16, 2015
- Heidi C.
This is fabulous!  I just wanted to say how much I appreciate all your tips!  I’m always amazed at how easy things CAN be, if only you know how!  So many of your tips are huge “Ah ha!” moments for me!  Thank you so much!

Jan 10, 2015 - Dan
Francis: I cannot properly express my gratitude for your newsletter, so I won't try other than SUPERB!! Please keep up the great work ….

Jan 10, 2015 -
Robert D.
Good Morning, Francis; Let me start by telling you that I love your newsletter!  Absolutely fantastic. I am trying to learn VBA, (and have not gotten too far yet) maybe you could do a small section on that?  Or a small section on charting in Excel. Thank you for all of your work, keep it up.

Jan 10, 2015 -
Susie C.
Hi, Francis.  I love your lessons!  They are quick and really helpful.  Thanks!

Dec 29, 2014 -
Charles T.
Cool, as always a perfect and logical answer. Thanks Sir.

Dec 13, 2014 - John S.
Francis, your free Excel tips are tremendously helpful whenever they arrive, and have certainly helped me look like an Excel rock star to my boss and co-workers.

Nov 5, 2014 - Cynthia
You ROCK!!! Thank you so much! You have just saved me so much time at my job.  Thank you!

Oct 23, 2014 - Diana
Francis, Thank you for sharing bits of your life with us as well as your Excel knowledge!  I am so happy to know you are a real person like the rest of us!! Good health and blessings from St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Sep 22, 2014 - Tracey S.
Hi Francis, My name is Tracey and I am brand new to Excel.  Up to now I have worked with Lotus 1-2-3 on a very limited basis but now my company is changing to Excel and I am going to be using it a lot more.  I was so glad to find your website!  You have already answered a couple of questions for me.  I bought Excel for Dummies but I must not be a Dummy because I can't make sense of it at all.  Your instructions, on the other hand, are very clear. So I thank you and my boss thanks you! Look forward to your upcoming newsletters!

Sep 04, 2014 - Richard B.
Francis, I’ve been using (and teaching) EXCEL® for years but I learn something new from you on a regular basis.  I keep all the e-mails and keep a list of the topics so that I might find a use for one of your hints at some point. I’ve subscribed to other EXCEL newsletters in the past and haven’t got much from them so keep up the good work and thanks for making me look smarter than I am!

Aug 27, 2014 - 
Kevin J.
Hi Francis, Thanks for your time and effort on a weekly basis, too. I have been receiving your emails for over 6 years now and I know that I have added just a bit to your circulation through publicising your Excellence on Facebook. Please keep up the good work, and thanks again for the link to Mynda’s Dashboard course – it came at just the right time for me, as the use of Dashboards for me at work will grow exponentially in the coming year and beyond. Kind regards,

Jun 20, 2014 - Susie C.
You are such a wonderful, faithful blessing to us.  Microsoft should be paying you big bucks! Thanks again.

Jun 20, 2014 - Robert D.
Mr. Hayes; I have to tell you, there is nothing better that to receive your newsletter, it is truly a treat.  I love the way you give us a glimpse into your personal life every week. Your newsletter commentary was spot on! Keep up the great work you are doing.

Jun 20, 2014 - Jamie S.
Francis, I have been a subscriber for a couple of years now and have never taken the time to say thank you for all that you do, so THANK YOU! I share your sentiments on Excel users who have no desire to expand their knowledge base and streamline their work. Tip #1 from this week is immensely helpful.  Within the last few months I was given a second monitor and it has been wonderful.  However, I have only been able to open a new workbook as you described to use the dual monitors.  I can now look at separate worksheets within the same workbook simultaneously and make changes to either and save.  This is great advice. Thanks again and have a great day!

Jun 1, 2014 - Rod A., Program Finance Manager
Mr. Hayes, Have been a fan of your tips for several years, great help to me. But #3 is got to be my all-time favorite now. I’ve been buying a 3rd party tool just to do this tip.  Now I will not renew the tool next time, thank you, save me $50 a year.


Would you believe me if I told you that
you can DOUBLE your productivity in Excel?

How about TRIPLE it ? or QUADRUPLE it ? or MORE ?

If I showed you a new trick where you could do a task in five seconds that would typically take you 20 minutes to an hour or more, what would you call that?

I call that Productivity on steroids!

...and that's only ONE tip!
Now let me give you 3 of these quick tips every week. They will take only 10 or 15 minutes of your time each week but they will save you way more time in increased productivity. You will quickly see how learning a few of these time-saving 'Spreadsheet Tips From An Excel Addict' on a regular basis will seem almost effortless BUT will quickly BOOST your productivity in Excel beyond your imagination.
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