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How To: Generate random numbers (with decimals) in Excel

This video shows you how to generate random numbers with decimals in Microsoft Excel.When generating random numbers you must have a lower and upper limit, so that your number will be generated between the two limits. For a number without decimals, you only have to use the "=randbetween" function. If you want to use decimals, you will have to use a different but similar function. Start by typing "=rand()". Next, you multiply this by the difference between the limits and add the lower limit. Fo...

How To: Create a Basic Attendance Sheet in Excel

If you're a teacher in any type of school, whether it's high school, college, or middle school, it's imperative that you keep an attendance sheet. The paper and pen route can get pretty messy, and very disorganized, and that's where Microsoft Excel comes in. With this software, you can create a simple yet functional attendance sheet to keep track of your students.

How To: Enter formulas in Excel with a macro

In order to enter formulas in Excels with a macro, you will need to open your spreadsheet. Formulas are used to do calculations. Go to the field, where you want to enter a formula. Type in the formula. Then, highlight the formula. Press Control + C to copy the formula. Next, delete the contents of the cell. Press Alt + F11.

How To: Extract part of a table from a larger table in 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 185th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a formula to extract part of a table from a larger table. You'll accomplish this with an array formula that uses Excel's INDIRECT, IF, ROWS, COUNTIF, INDEX, SMALL, and ROW functions. The formula will extract records that meet one con...

How To: Generate a dynamic list from a table 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 146th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to extract records from table, putting one record on each sheet with records in rows. This is accomplished with Excel's VLOOKUP, COLUMN, FIND, REPLACE and CELL functions. See also how to create a formula for a sheet name (sheet tab name, works...

How To: Change Skin Tone in Photoshop

With Adobe Photoshop on your computer, it's super easy to change or adjust the skin tone of somebody in a digital photo. The process uses some basic selection and color adjustment tools, and it's a fun way to make a friend's face nauseously green or lessen the effects of overly strong, sometimes even orange, makeup.

How To: See Through Clothes with Gimp 2.6

If you can't seem to find any photos of naked people on the internet, don't fret, this how to will show you how to "see through" clothing using some simple techniques with Gimp 2.6 photo editor. Gimp is like Adobe Photoshop without the heavy price tag. Tight, white clothing works best for this trick, so keep that in mind. Watch the video and get one step closer to seeing someone naked. Right on your own computer! See through clothes with Gimp 2.6.

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: Turn a male voice to female voice with Audacity

If you're a user of digital editing software Audacity, you already know you can do a ton of cool things. One of the cooler things you can do is changing a guy's voice to sound like a woman's. This is done with pitch control, or autotune, and will like you modify the voice by a number of octaves. I this video, rock band 30 seconds to Mars is made to sound like Avril Lavigne. Check it out! Of course, this can also be done with your own voice too!

How To: Create glass material in 3ds Max

Dave shows you how to produce a glass three different ways in 3ds Max in the video tutorial. Put two panels away, then concentrating on sensor one press m on the keyboard to bring up the materials editor. On the material editor go to the first sphere, choosing a slight blue color, bring up the specter level, bring up the glossy level, click on two sided and bring down the last two to about four. Look to see it is fairly transparent, in a test window. This is glass one, put on hide. Go to glas...

How To: Change a person's sex in an image editing program

Want to change someone's sex in Adobe Photoshop—making a boy look like a girl or a girl a boy? This clip will get you started. 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: Group duplicates & extract unique records 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, the 577th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use SUMPRODUCT and the join symbol (&/ampersand) to group duplicates and then see how to use advanced filtering to extract a list of unique records.

How To: Calculate Commission Based on Varying Rates 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 673rd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the SUMPRODUCT formula to calculate commission amounts based on varying commission rates based on cumulative sales totals for each month.

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: Summarize survey results with a pivot table 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 168th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to summarize survey results with a pivot table (PivotTable) or a formula. See how to create a Pivot Table in Excel 2003 or 2007.

How To: Disable quick fill handle & drag-drop Excel features

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to disable the quick fill handle and drag and drop option in Microsoft Excel. This task is very easy, simple and fast to do. Begin by clicking on the Office button and click on Excel Options at the bottom. Then click on the Advanced tab and deselect "Enable fill handle and cell drag and drop" option under Editing Options. Finish by clicking on OK. This video will benefit those viewers who use Microsoft Excel for their work, and would like to learn how...

How To: Format proper & improper fractions in Microsoft Excel

Tearing yourself to pieces trying to format fractions in Microsoft Excel? Give this video tutorial from everyone's favorite YouTube Excel guru, ExcelIsFun, your undivided attention. With it, you'll learn how to format fractional values via the custom number formatting tool in the number tab in the format cells dialog box. This video discusses proper, improper, like, unlike and mixed fractions.

How To: Retrieve the name of a lowest-bidding vendor 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 283rd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the INDEX, MATCH and MIN functions to retrieve vendors name when they have made the low bid.

How To: Find critical values with T functions in MS 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 91st installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to use TINV and TDIST functions to find critical values given an unknown sigma value.

How To: Completely hide the Ribbon menu in Excel

The instructor of this video shows you how to completely hide the ribbon, or the menu, in Excel. If you only want to partially hide the ribbon, you can use the shortcut control + F1. To completely hide the ribbon, though, go to the Visual Basic screen, hit Alt + F11. Then, go to insert, then module, and type in the macro "sub (Your name for macro)" then hit enter, then type in the code "application.executeExcel4macro''show.toolbar(""Ribbon"", false)''". To set up the code to show the ribbon a...

How To: Extract a unique list from a huge data set 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, the 581st installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the advanced filter tool with criteria to extract a unique list of employees for each department from a huge data set with transactional records.

How To: Solve pan and crop problem in Sony Vegas Movie Studio

This video is all about pan and crop in Sony Vegas Movie Studio. There are two video clips and the top clip is to be put into the other clip as in this case. First of all select the pan and crop button and the pan and crop window appears on the screen. From the window that appears, select the zoom option and then change the zoom so that more of the screen can be seen. Make sure that the preview window is shown in the side. It is useful to change the size of the event pan and crop. Sometimes t...

How To: Hide scroll bars, sheet tabs & charts in Excel

This video is a tutorial on how to remove scroll bars, sheet tabs and objects in Excel. To remove scroll bars and sheet tabs, go to the Office button, then Excel Options. On the screen that comes up go to the Advanced tab and scroll down to “Display options for this workbook”, where you will see some check boxes. Uncheck the boxes for horizontal scroll bar, vertical scroll bar and sheet tabs. This will remove them from the current workbook. This feature only works with the current workbook.

How To: Create a skewed checkerboard pattern in Illustrator

Check out this simple Adobe Illustrator CS4 tutorial to learn how to create a skewed checkerboard pattern. This technique will save you the trouble of having to use the Option and Drag method multiple times. Veerle Pieters expertly takes you through this easy pattern technique. For more Adobe Illustrator tutorials, search for Illustrator on WonderHowTo.

How To: Fix Blurry Photos in Photoshop

It's very easy to get a slightly blurry photograph due to a moving subject, camera shake, or just an incorrect auto-focus, but you don’t have to let that ruin an otherwise terrific picture. All it takes is a little finesse in Photoshop or another photo editing software. This guide covers sharpening a blurry image using Photoshop specifically.

How To: Calculate interest rate risk in Microsoft 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 54th installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate interest rate risk or IRR.

How To: Fix common Excel spreadsheet problems & errors

Whether you're interested in learning Microsoft Excel from the bottom up or just looking to pick up a few tips and tricks, you're in the right place. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, ExcelIsFun, the 25th installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll learn how to interpret and resolve the nine most common Excel formula errors — namely, ####, #NAME?, #N/A, #REF!, #VALUE!, #NUM!, #DIV/0!, Circular Reference, and #NULL!.

How To: Apply bones to images and Photoshop files in CS4

This video tutorial will help you to use the bone tool on an imported or Photoshop image while in Flash. If you want to use an image from Photoshop you must first pull the image up in the Photoshop program. Once the photo is pulled up in Photoshop you can save it by going to, file, and save us. Save your file as whatever file extension you would like to use (Photoshop, jpeg, etc). Pull up the Flash program and find file, and import. At this point you can import your Photoshop picture to your ...

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