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Francis; Allelulia!!!!!!!!! Finally;.......... a way to copy only
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find a way to do this for years. This weeks set of tips is perhaps the
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for the camera tip ... and I thought I had at least seen all the
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A GREAT TIP!!! Been using excel since 1989 and never encountered this
tip. THANKS!!! -- Richard W. (Re: Select Only Visible Cells tip)
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day, every day. I was already an intermediate user, however, I have
learned so many more ‘tricks’ from reading your
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think your newsletters are fantastic, please keep them coming,
I’ve learnt huge tips from your efforts. Regards -- Joff
Francis, I have just tried this out on my spreadsheet and
it’s worked perfectly! This will save me hours in the future.
The amount of times I have gone into each row to manually change the
reference, or tried to hash it all together by concatenating cells to
make a formula is unbelievable. You are a star. Thank you so much. Best
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time now and with rare exception, have learned something every time. I
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am an accountant and have been since way before spreadsheets were even
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long time. Thank you -- Sharon P. (Senior Accountant)
Secrets of Excel addict helps me a lot and the bunch of tips
kept handy in one book is easy to refer and use...Thanks very much. --
Francis, Just want to thank you all your tips you're sending though
weekly! I subscribed to your tip email a copule of months ago and I
find it really useful. I always read it - just didn't get the chance so
far to say thank you for it. I was an average user - now maybe I can
consider myself as advanced, but my target is much more! I want to know
every little trick in excel! :-) Yes, I know: couple of years.... :-)
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everyone interested in improving their Excel skills. -- Abbigail
you for your weekly tips column. I've been using Excel over 10 years.
I'm amazed at some of the tips you provide. -- David R.
Mr. Hayes, As a current college student at Fordham University I am a
big fan of your newsletter and the growing knowledge it provides me in
preparation for entering the business world. Thank you for what you do
and keep up the good work! -- Joe L.
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wanted you to know - again - YOU ROCK! Thank you! -- Linda H.
Mr. Hayes. I stumbled upon your site a few months ago & have
learned much more from it than I have from my Excel for dummies book
gathering dust in a drawer. Thanks! Keith J. (Groves, Texas)
Francis Many many thanks for imvaluable tips. Actualy i dont have words
to praise your hard work and spreadsheet tips. Sometime i wake up in
the midnight and read your tips. Its realy realy imvaluable like
Kohinoor Diamond. Many Many thanks again. Thanks Prakash J.
Francis Thank you so much for your weekly tips and ideas. By using many
of these I have greatly increased my skill level in using Excel and
have been able to assist colleagues at my office. (They call me 'Data
God' now). My job involves working with large databases and you have
made my life a lot easier. In fact I am now using Excel more than
Access as I find it often does the job in a more efficient manner.
Thanks again and keep up the good work. Cheers -- Brian G.
that is what I was looking for. Thanks -- Ralph P.
Great, it worked! Made my job much easier :) Thanks very much. Take
care, -- Liz S.
Francis, I finally just had to send you a note to thank you for your
newsletter. The tips are fantastic – I always look forward to
trying them out. You continually present solutions to questions I never
even think to ask if Excel can do this or that or the other. Thank you
very much for your efforts. They are very much appreciated by this
user. -- Marina O.
so gratiously thank you for your newsletter. Each week I print it out
at work and I keep a chronological file of all of them in my desk
drawer. I can tell you that the absolute most helpful tip that you have
given (to me) is how to delete blank rows in a form. In my work, I use
this ALL of the time. I pretty much had to learn Excel on my own by
trial, error and success. Everyone thinks I am such a wizbang at this
program. I have used it for many years and I can honestly say that it
is my most used program on any computer that I have ever used (at work
and at home). Thank you again for all of your diligence. -- janis
you for the great tips. It is my motto as an IT Trainer to "Learn
something new everyday and teach something new everyday". Your tips
make it easy to learn something new. As soon as I get your message, I
try each of your tips and then run around and show them to the people I
think could use them to "Work Smarter not Harder". Thanks again and
keep the tips coming. -- Joanne W. (Documentation/Training)
receive your spreadsheet tips through email and absolutely love them!
You have helped me tremendously in my job - thank you! -- Trisha F.
Excel tips are wonderful…! Thank you so much for providing
them to us! You have a natural way of teaching which makes it really
easy to learn and remember. -- Susie M.. Orlando, Florida
Hayes, I hope that you receive this. I have been receiving your Excel
Tips for a few years now and it is one of the best programs that I have
ever signed up for and it is free. I’m not an expert in
Excel; but with your help, I have learned many new ways of working in
Excel. Today is my last day to work as I am retiring and will not be
receiving your tips for a short while. However, I will sign up again
when I have a computer at home. Thank you for all of the help you have
given me these past few years. Take care, Myrna R.
love your emails and learn something I use regularly almost every time!
You are a huge force to helping me slowly convert the many computer
users I service at our school from Excel Avoiders into Excel Addicts
like me. Keep up the great work! Jane H PS: My kids bought me your
ebook for Christmas and it was my favorite Christmas gift, hands down!
just want to say that your tips are extremely helpfull. You are
concise. You make it all seem so simple -- Jason K.
Just had to let you know how much I enjoy your newsletter. The tips
range from the (to me) obvious to the simply fantastic – you
cover questions I never even thought to ask. One tends to stay within
the limits of one’s knowledge, accepting the status quo, not
asking if there might be a better way to do things. I get quite exited
when I learn something new from you that is the solution to a
long-standing peeve. Three tips at a time allows time try them out and
digest them, whereas a whole book tend to overwhelm. Thank you very
much.. -- Marina
Excel Addict: I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the work
you do and share. I am a self-taught user who uses excel as a data
reporting methodology and was always frustrated because I couldn't
figure out how to change formats or how to present the information on
the spreadsheets. My husband also gets your newsletter at work and
suggested I sign up. With your help, Excel has become more tool and
less frustration. And the best part is that your directions are easy to
understand and follow. Thank you again for taking the time and being
willing to share. -- Robbie S.
am sorry for not responding to your email until now but I was in such
shock by your time and effort that it was all I could do to mumble, I
can't believe he did that, Hey come look at this, I can't belive he did
this. I wish I had a better command of the English language because
saying thank you for the mere fact you took time out of your life to
first respond at all, but to then undertake what you did truly humbles
me but at the same time empowers my will to continue to always look for
the positive side of life and to have meaningful life experiences to
share with all of the people that surround us everyday that thinks that
the times of helping strangers and random acts of kindness do happen
and that we are all not so self absorbed as to now have time for others
unless we think there is a reward or gain in it for us. Once again,
thanks for everything and I will touch base with you soon. Regards --
I just wanted to send a thank you note to you and let you know how much
I enjoy learning to make Excel "Scream" by using your tips and lessons.
It is the high-light of my week to learn something new. I have always
believed it is better to remain "Green & Growing" than to
become "Ripe & Rotten" - Learning is the only way to go to
accomplish this!!! :-) Thank you very much for all your help and
lessons!! Sincerely, -- Kandice B
YOU, THANK YOU, AND THANK YOU AGAIN for the (c) copyright clue. I
finally had just given up and was using [c]. I am such a happy camper
!! Rhonda H :-)
Francis, Firstly I would like to thank you for the tip you sent last
week about the insert of rows/columns / functions. It works, and you
would not believe how much time that saves me -- Benita from South
Francis, congratulations, you do here a great job, itīs one
of the few mailīs that I read as soon as I get it, even
before work mailīs. Best regards -- Julio C.
you so much Francis, Yes I did create this workbook. It was my first
attempt at creating a spreadsheet and apply it to a real life
application for my job. I know that I have a lot more to learn but I am
just now beginning to explore this very powerful application, and
thanks to you I am now more motivated than ever to learn as much as I
can. Thank you again for your time and effort, it was very much
appreciated and your suggestion solved my problem. With gratitude, --
Francis, Don’t know if you get thanked for what you do and
the valuable information you share but I wanted to take the time to do
so, especially after this week’s second tip. I did not know
that you could use the paste special function like that. This is a
great tip for me to know so thank you again! Regards -- Charlene M.
Francis, I enjoy your newsletter every week, but this week's tips were
simply mind-blowing! So very simple and elementary, and yet they -- all
three of them -- are basic tips that can make my daily work so much
easier! I'm sure the "close all" tip, for example and the "paste link"
tip will help make my excel use very much more efficient. Thought I'd
convey my appreciation for the great work. Thanks a lot! Regards --
Francis, Thank you so much! You have saved me a ton of time. I love
you! Thanks for sending me the tutorials. I’m going to watch
it now. Thanks a million. Take care -- Debbie
I have been following your tips on Excel and it has helped me a lot in
improving the unexplored part of Excel . This brings to light that
excel is so vast that we only tends to use only few of it. Thanks for
coming up with such a good tips. -- Regard Dinesh M.
Francis, Thank you for your excellent newsletter. I have used many of
your tips. My manager now thinks I am some kind of 'Magician' as he
often accuses me of 'performing magic' in Excel when I use your tips
:O) -- Paul W.
Thanks very much for the weekly newsletter. Even though I am an
experienced Excel-user, you often give tips I did not know of before.
M.v.gr.-- Bert V
Francis, I have subscribed to your weekly newsletter for some time now
and find the tips extremely helpful and save me a great deal of time.
Well done in providing this service. -- Many Regards, Martin W
teach part-time at our local community college and since finding your
newsletter I have made it a part of my curriculum. I encourage them to
sign up for your newsletter (by offering extra credit points) and then
include your articles to supplement the material from the textbook and
my own examples.
use your newsletter as a launch pad for my sermon about taking
responsibility for your own life, education, and advancement. Learning,
or reviewing a couple of topics each month really adds up during the
course of a year.
obviously have the talent to explain and teach - and you're obviously
passionate about the topic.
keep up the great work.
I just thought it was time to let you know:
I am an Excel instructor for business adults at a Community College in
Lincoln Nebraska. I have been a spreadsheet guru since the early
1980's, when IBM pcs first started coming out. I regularly glean web
sites to refer to my students to help them continue learning after
classes are done. When I discovered your newsletter, I was intrigued.
Most of what you write, I know also. However, also most of what you
write is not easily found in computer training texts, and are useful
has just been my pleasure to refer your newsletter to my students at
the end of some really long days. I can honestly feel like I am giving
them something that will be helpful and useful to them in the days
ahead, and I just want to thank you for what you are doing. Your
examples are allways so clearly laid out, and the screenshots clearly
illustrate what you are saying.
have seen many Excel help sites, but yours seems to have no ego
involved. Just purely helpful information. Again, thank you for what
you are doing!!
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