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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Reducing Workbook and Worksheet Frustration

    1. Hacks #1-15

    2. Create a Personal View of Your Workbooks

    3. Enter Data into Multiple Worksheets Simultaneously

    4. Prevent Users from Performing Certain Actions

    5. Prevent Seemingly Unnecessary Prompts

    6. Hide Worksheets So That They Cannot Be Unhidden

    7. Customize the Templates Dialog and Default Workbook

    8. Create an Index of Sheets in Your Workbook

    9. Limit the Scrolling Range of Your Worksheet

    10. Lock and Protect Cells Containing Formulas

    11. Find Duplicate Data using Conditional Formatting

    12. Tie Custom Toolbars to a Particular Workbook

    13. Outsmart Excel's Relative Reference Handler

    14. Remove Phantom Workbook Links

    15. Reduce Workbook Bloat

    16. Extract Data from a Corrupt Workbook

  2. Chapter 2 Hacking Excel's Built-in Features

    1. Hacks #16-38

    2. Validate Data Based on a List on Another Worksheet

    3. Control Conditional Formatting with Checkboxes

    4. Identify Formulas with Conditional Formatting

    5. Count or Sum Cells That Meet Conditional Formatting Criteria

    6. Highlight Every Other Row or Column

    7. Create 3D Effects in Tables or Cells

    8. Turn Conditional Formatting and Data Validation On and Off with a Checkbox

    9. Support Multiple Lists in a ComboBox

    10. Create Validation Lists That Change Based on a Selection from Another List

    11. Force Data Validation to Reference a List on Another Worksheet

    12. Use Replace... to Remove Unwanted Characters

    13. Convert Text Numbers to Real Numbers

    14. Customize Cell Comments

    15. Sort by More Than Three Columns

    16. Random Sorting

    17. Manipulate Data with the Advanced Filter

    18. Create Custom Number Formats

    19. Add More Levels of Undo to Excel for Windows

    20. Create Custom Lists

    21. Boldface Excel Subtotals

    22. Convert Excel Formulas and Functions to Values

    23. Automatically Add Data to a Validation List

    24. Hack Excel's Date and Time Features

  3. Chapter 3 Naming Hacks

    1. Hacks #39-44

    2. Address Data by Name

    3. Use the Same Name for Ranges on Different Worksheets

    4. Create Custom Functions Using Names

    5. Create Ranges That Expand and Contract

    6. Nest Dynamic Ranges for Maximum Flexibility

    7. Identify Named Ranges on a Worksheet

  4. Chapter 4 Hacking PivotTables

    1. Hacks #46-49

    2. PivotTables: A Hack in Themselves

    3. Share PivotTables but Not Their Data

    4. Automate PivotTable Creation

    5. Move PivotTable Grand Totals

    6. Efficiently Pivot Another Workbook's Data

  5. Chapter 5 Charting Hacks

    1. Hacks #50-59

    2. Explode a Single Slice from a Pie Chart

    3. Create Two Sets of Slices in One Pie Chart

    4. Create Charts That Adjust to Data

    5. Interact with Your Charts Using Custom Controls

    6. Three Quick Ways to Update Your Charts

    7. Hack Together a Simple Thermometer Chart

    8. Create a Column Chart with Variable Widths and Heights

    9. Create a Speedometer Chart

    10. Link Chart Text Elements to a Cell

    11. Hack Chart Data So That Blank Cells Are Not Plotted

  6. Chapter 6 Hacking Formulas and Functions

    1. Hacks #60-80

    2. Add Descriptive Text to Your Formulas

    3. Move Relative Formulas Without Changing References

    4. Compare Two Excel Ranges

    5. Fill All Blank Cells in a List

    6. Make Your Formulas Increment by Rows When You Copy Across Columns

    7. Convert Dates to Excel Formatted Dates

    8. Sum or Counting Cells While Avoiding Error Values

    9. Reduce the Impact of Volatile Functions on Recalculation

    10. Count Only One Instance of Each Entry in a List

    11. Sum Every Second, Third, or nth Row or Cell

    12. Find the nth Occurrence of a Value

    13. Make the Excel Subtotal Function Dynamic

    14. Add Date Extensions

    15. Convert Numbers with the Negative Sign on the Right to Excel Numbers

    16. Display Negative Time Values

    17. Use the VLOOKUP Function Across Multiple Tables

    18. Show Total Time as Days, Hours, and Minutes

    19. Determine the Number of Specified Days in Any Month

    20. Construct Mega-Formulas

    21. Hack Mega-Formulas that Reference Other Workbooks

    22. Hack One of Excel's Database Functions to Take the Place of Many Functions

  7. Chapter 7 Macro Hacks

    1. Hacks #81-94

    2. Speed Up Code While Halting Screen Flicker

    3. Run a Macro at a Set Time

    4. Use CodeName to Reference Sheets in Excel Workbooks

    5. Connect Buttons to Macros Easily

    6. Create a Workbook Splash Screen

    7. Display a "Please Wait" Message

    8. Have a Cell Ticked or Unticked upon Selection

    9. Count or Sum Cells That Have a Specified Fill Color

    10. Add the Microsoft Excel Calendar Control to Any Excel Workbook

    11. Password-Protect and Unprotect All Excel Worksheets in One Fell Swoop

    12. Retrieve a Workbook's Name and Path

    13. Get Around Excel's Three-Criteria Limit for Conditional Formatting

    14. Run Procedures on Protected Worksheets

    15. Distribute Macros

  8. Chapter 8 Connecting Excel to the World

    1. Hacks #95-100

    2. Load an XML Document into Excel

    3. Save to SpreadsheetML and Extracting Data

    4. Create Spreadsheets using SpreadsheetML

    5. Import Data Directly into Excel

    6. Access SOAP Web Services from Excel

    7. Create Excel Spreadsheets Using Other Environments

  9. Chapter 9 Glossary

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