Exploring Microsoft Excel 2010
Welcome to Part 3 (see Part 1 and Part 2) of a series of tech tips on the new and improved Office 2010 software programs; Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Houston IT Consulting expert, Cheryl Smith, shares of the new features along with listing some of the improved features of Excel 2010.
New features in Excel 2010:
- Sparklines-tiny, word-sized charts that can appear in a cell. (Insert tab)
- Slicer-allows you to filter your pivot table similar to the way Filter fields filter in a pivot table. The difference is that Slicers offer a user friendly interface, allowing you to see the current filter state easier. Provides a rich visualization of your pivot table. (Insert tab)
Improved features of Microsoft Excel 2010:
- Pivot Tables-(insert) now possible to fill-down labels in pivot tables.
- Charting-(Insert) Improved chart feature:
- Ability to double-click chart with a format dialog box.
- Macro recording is available and
- The limitation of data point that can be created has been removed.
- Named Sets-(formula)create your own named sets, field, items & sets on Ribbon allows you to define your own sets.
- Filter Capabilities-(data) New search filter-use this when searching in Excel tables, pivot tables, and pivot charts which allows you to also deselect what you don’t need.
- Conditioning Formatting-(home) makes it easier to highlight cells or range of cells & new icon sets, more options with data bars, along with the ability to refer to values in other worksheets in your workbook.
- Performance Enhancements - It is more responsive when you move or resize charts, work in page layout view and interact with shapes on a worksheet. Also takes less time to perform commonly performed task on large data sets such as; filtering, sorting, and copy/paste. Opening and saving large files is faster than before.
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