Microsoft Excel



* Microsoft has updated the Excel Web App so that you can now merge and autofit cells and you can print directly from the Excel web app in the browser. You also now have right-click menus in the web app for things like cut, copy and paste. These are a few oft-requested features to be certain.

Power Map for Excel - May Update

Power Map is a really nifty tool for visualizing geographic data overlain on a map. Microsoft is adding custom regions to the tool which allow data to be mapped to regions other than traditional zip codes, county, state or country regions. Read more...

Using Excel Data Tables for "What If" Scenarios (YouTube)

This video has gone viral and for good reason - it's a very nice tutorial on how to use data tables in Excel to quickly evaluate a number of different scenarios. See the video here...


Excel Basics - Cell Referencing

One of the skills you really need to have to be good at Excel is the ability to reference other cells or ranges of cells, even if they're on other worksheets or in other workbooks. Here's how to do it. Read more...

Handy Keyboard Shortcuts for Excel

Hate to take your hands off the keyboard to use the mouse? Here are some keyboard shortcuts to help solve that problem!  Read more...

Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 1

Microsoft has shipped Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2010 and it contains 52 bug fixes and updates for Excel. To see a summary of some of the most important more...

Tip of the Moment

If your arrow keys are scrolling your worksheet up and down, instead of moving from cell to cell, it most likely means your Scroll Lock is on.  Press the Scroll Lock key on your keyboard to turn it off.

Excel Tip of the Moment Archive



May 18th, 2015
Microsoft ships Power Map update for Excel 2013


Here are some useful resources for lawyers to use for more information on Microsoft Excel


  • Contextures - A blog with excellent Excel tips
  • Chip Pearson's Excel Site: Excellent resource from one of the top Excel MVPs.
  • Microsoft's Official Excel Site: The official site for Microsoft Excel.  Includes tutorials, articles and other information about Excel.
  • Mr. Excel: Great site from Excel expert Bill Jelen.  If you're an Excel enthusiast (or want to be) subscribe to his podcast for daily quick Excel tips via Video Podcast.
  • Excel Easy - A little heavy on ads, but some good free info on Excel.


Microsoft offers a nice collection of free support forums for Microsoft Excel and other Office products.  You can post questions, read answers or even answer some questions yourself if you like.  They're free and easy and just a click away.

How to Ask a Question:  When posting a question to a newsgroup please be sure to indicate what software you're using, what version of the software you're using, what SPECIFICALLY you are trying to do and what happens when you try to do that (especially any error messages you may be receiving).  It is also helpful if you tell us what you have already tried in an effort to fix it so that we don't waste time telling you to try things you've already attempted.

How to Ask a Question...

What's an MVP?

An MVP or "Most Valuable Professional" is a volunteer who has been recognized by Microsoft as an expert on a particular technology.  You'll commonly find them in the Microsoft Support Newsgroups, but they can sometimes be found in other forums or lists.  They can be very helpful but keep in mind that they are only volunteers providing assistance in their spare time.

Last Updated: 08/12/2015