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How To: Calculate APR, EAR & period rates in Microsoft Excel 2010

As you might guess, one of the domains in which Microsoft Excel really excels is finance math. Brush up on the stuff for your next or current job with this how-to. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, part of his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate APR (Annual Percentage Rate), EAR (Effective Annual Rate) and Period Rate.

How To: Add audio to a video clip in Sony Vegas Pro

In this Vegas user's guide, you'll learn how to add external audio to a video clip. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Create a blob effect with MAXON Cinema 4D

This video explains how to make a "blob" effect with Cinema 4D. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, and to get started using this trick in your own Cinema 4D projects, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Count Mondays between 2 dates in Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun and Mr. Excel, the 44th installment in their joint series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to count the number of Mondays between two dates using the WEEKDAY function or the TEXT function wrapped around the ROW and INDIRECT function.

How To: Count words separated by commas in Microsoft Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 289th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to count words separated by commas using the LEN & SUBSTITUTE functions in a formula.

How To: Dynamically count unique words in a column in MS Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 293rd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn two cell formulas and a named formula that will dynamically count unique words in a column. As you add new records, the count will automatically update. This is accomplished through use of Excel's MAX, ROW, OFFSET, SUMPRODUCT, ISTEXT and COUNTIF f...

How To: Use logical operators in Microsoft Access queries

The Microsoft Office Access 2007 relational database manager enables information workers to quickly track and report information with ease thanks to its interactive design capabilities that do not require deep database knowledge. In this Microsoft Access video tutorial, you'll learn about using mathematical operands and other logical operators to select data in queries. For more information on using logical operators in your own Microsoft Access queries, take a look.

How To: Model the topology of a human head in Blender

Arguably the single most important aspect to modeling is topology. This overview tutorial takes a look at the topology of the human head, examining each of the main edgeloops, poles, etc. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial from the folks at CG Cookie. For more information, including s...

How To: Cross tabulate categorical data with formulas in Excel

If you use Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, odds are you work with numbers. Put those numbers to work. Statistical analysis allows you to find patterns, trends and probabilities within your data. In this MS Excel tutorial from everyone's favorite Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the 17th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to cross tabulate & do percentage cross tabulation for categorical data using formulas rather than pivot tables.

How To: Avoid a #NUM! error when changing NPER inputs in Excel

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 57th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to avoid a #NUM! error when changing the formula input numbers for the NPER function. Learn to love digital spreadsheets more perfectly with the tricks outlined in this free Microsoft Office how-to.

How To: Apply accounting & percentage formatting in Excel

This is the fifth video in the Statistics in Excel. He gives the website address where content can be downloaded. He speaks about the different types of formatting like stylistic and number formatting. He talks about the different formats like accounting and percentage, and how to use both of them. Accounting format is nice because it lines up the decimals nicely. He shows how to apply the accounting format. The percentage format displays the value in as a percentage. He shows you how to appl...

How To: Create a bond discount or premium amortization table in Excel

As you might guess, one of the domains in which Microsoft Excel really excels is finance math. Brush up on the stuff for your next or current job with this how-to. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, the 52nd installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create a bond discount or premium amortization table.

How To: Export a protect to a high-resolution PDF in Adobe Photoshop CS5

In this clip, you'll learn how to save your images as PDFs when working in Photoshop CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned designer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, watch this video guide.

How To: Box model an alien in Blender 2.5

This clip demonstrates how to use the box-modeling technique to create a full character. The box-modeling technique is a good way to quickly visualize the shape of your character, rather than a creating the detail from the beginning. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial from the folks a...

How To: Summarize survey data with a pivot table in MS Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun and Mr. Excel, the 20th installment in their joint series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to summarize survey data with a pivot table (grouping & report filter), COUNTIFS function (4 criteria), SUMPRODUCTS formula, SUMPRODUCTS & TEXT functions and DCOUNT database function.

How To: Count words with the COUNTIF function in Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 266th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn see how COUNT and COUNTA have trouble counting only words or text and how to use a handy workaround.

How To: Create a series AA, AB ... ZZ in Microsoft Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 279th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how use the ADDRESS, LEFT, ROW, ROWS, and COLUMN functions to create the series AA, AB, ZZ with a formula.

How To: Summarize data from multiple sheets in Microsoft Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly advanced as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 506th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to summarize data from multiple sheets. For example, you'll see how take checkbook register data from multiple banks accounts and summarize it based on account names.

How To: Design a car license plate in Photoshop

In this video you will learn how to design how to create a license plate in Adobe Photoshop. To do that that just follow these instructions: Create a new file with 1000x1000 px. Then create a new layer, pick a white color and make a rectangle with the rounded rectangle tool. Use the Rectangular Tool to create a new rectangle on a new layer like in the video. Now color the rectangle and merge the layers. Add the effects for the layers and make a new layer to create the stars for the license pl...

How To: Add continuous music to your PowerPoint presentation

This video helps us how to add continuous music to your PowerPoint presentation. To add continuous music to your PowerPoint presentation, click "Insert" in the Main toolbar. Place arrow key on the Sound icon and wait for options to appear. Select "Sound from File". Locate for and select the sound file. Select "Automatically" button once a window appears. Select "Animation" and then "Custom Animation". A window appears on the right side of the screen. Select "Effect" options and choose the num...

How To: Create window blinds in Photoshop

This video shows you how to create a realistic shadow of window blinds over the picture of a boy in a photograph that had no window blind shadows using Photoshop. Creating a separate layer, he creates shadows first by using the rectangular marquee, then filling in with black and copying the black stripes across the photograph. The opacity is set to 40%. The shadows look like a casting of the shadows of window blinds over the boy, but is not as realistic as he wants them to be. He then makes a...

How To: Use Excel data analysis filter & dynamic ranges

We're on sheet, tab, filter. We want to talk about filter, but we also want to talk about an Excel table or list. It is simply a data set with field names at the top, records in rows, no blanks anywhere and no other data sets touching this data set. When we convert to a table, it does a lot of amazing things. The new keyboard shortcut is "Ctrl T". If data is set up correctly, it will work. Click Ok. You can build a function based on a column of data, i.e. "Alt =" which is the shortcut for sum...

How To: Create dynamic sub tables in Microsoft Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly advanced as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 538th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create dynamic sub tables based on master sheet array as well as how to create array formulae quickly with the Drill-Through method. All this is accomplished with recourse to the COUNTIF, IF, ROWS, INDEX, SMALL, ROW functions.

How To: Save a file in Microsoft Word .docx and .doc format

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to save in .doc file format in Microsoft Word 2007. When saving a file, click on File and select Save As. In Format, change it to Word 97-2004 Document(.doc) and check Append file extension. To set .doc as the default format, go to Word and select Preferences. Under Output and Sharing, click on Save and change the format to .doc in Save word file as. This video will benefit those viewers who want to learn how to save files in .doc format so that it ca...

How To: Extract records that meet certain criteria in Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly advanced as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 186th installment in their series of Excel magic tricks, you'll see how to extract records that meet two conditions (criteria) and list them in order with no extra rows between records as well as how to create a formula to extract part of a table from a larger table based on two criteria. (All of this is accomplished through us...

How To: Calculate monthly sales with Excel's SUMPRODUCT & TEXT

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 45th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to use the SUMPRODUCT & TEXT functions together in 1 formula to sum the month's sales. Learn to love digital spreadsheets more perfectly with the tricks outlined in this free Microsoft Office how-to.

How To: Remove stains, dirt and discoloration in Photoshop

Want to touch up an old printed photograph? Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from the folks at Britec Computer Systems. This video offers a step-by-step guide on how to get rid of unwanted stains, dirt and discoloration using Adobe Photoshop.

How To: Change Excel options directly in the Registry

This video shows us the method to block the formula bar, scroll bars and the status bars in Excel. Click on 'Start' and type 'regedit'. Click on 'regedit' and go to 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER'. Open it and go to 'Software' and 'Microsoft'. Expand it and go to 'Office' and open the version of Office on your computer. Expand it and go to Excel. Choose the options folder. Go to the 'Options' item and right click on it. Go to 'Modify' and type 150 in the text box. Click on 'OK'. Now restart the Excel and...

How To: Build a 15-minute schedule in Microsoft Excel

Want to make a time schedule in Microsoft Excel partitioned into perfectly regimented 15-minute intervals? It's easy, provided you know how to go about it. And in this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 543rd installment in their series of Excel magic tricks, you'll learn how to do just that using the Fill Handle. For a complete walkthrough, watch this Microsoft Office how-to.