Formatting is an overlooked skill when it comes to Excel. It is essential for communicating results clearly and powerfully.
By Carlo Pandian
Most Excel users would probably agree that the program is a godsend when it comes to creating spreadsheets, yet the results can often be boring to look at. Thankfully, Excel also provides the tools to make your spreadsheets look polished, professional, and pleasing to the eye. Chris Littlewood is Strategy & Research Director at Filtered, an online learning platform for Excel, and he says that “formatting is an overlooked skill when it comes to Excel. This is a shame because it’s essential not only to communicating results clearly and powerfully, but also to reducing the risk of error. Consistent and meaningful formatting makes formulas more comprehensible and bugs more apparent
Templates help you work more productively and confidentially. Unfortunately, they’re a bit of a mystery to most users. If you’re working on your own and you find yourself making the same changes to every document, learn how to create, alter, and apply templates. If you’re supporting users, make sure they know how to use templates appropriately so they’re getting the most of Word’s template feature.
Over the years, I’ve noticed users making the same mistakes with Word templates. Here are the three most common.
January 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am Olympia Center 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia, WA
Have computer questions ? Stop in and ask for more information. In addition to our general meetings, we offer Computer Help on the 1st Saturday of the month, at the Olympia Center, STARS room from 9-10 am. First SIG is Saturday, August 6th.
The SIGs will provide Demonstrations,discussion and exercises which will help attendees to solve issues concerning hardware,software.
This SIG is not limited to any one thread. We will also try to help one another with Cellphones, Tablets and Operating Systems.
There is also computer help available at Affinity for residents on Friday's from 2-3 pm. If you know someone there, please let them know about this.
Please contact Gary if you are interested in these two opportunities.
January 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Olympia Senior Center, Room 206
Meet others who use WordPress for Websites. Learn the WordPress basics for creating your own blog, or your own website. This will be an opportunity to learn as you go. Bring your laptop and share your insights. Pat Sonnenstuhl, OMUG Webmaster.
Check our Meet Up for topics and to RSVP:
January 23, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm El Sarape Restaurant, 955 Black Lake Blvd. SW 98502
This social interest group is a gathering of fellow OMUGers who just want to spend some quality time getting to know each other. They also enjoy the freedom to discuss the world of personal computing, OMUG, world politics and the current plight of the stock market. As Loren Freeman used to say, we’re at the picket fence of OMUG.
The OMUG Lunch Bunch meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at El Sarape Restaurant, 1200 Cooper Point Road near Staples in West Olympia.
The Olympia Microcomputer Users Group (OMUG) is an volunteer, non-profit organization proudly serving the needs of the computer user community in the south Puget Sound area of western Washington since 1986. We now spend time on other devices as well as basic computers.