Any tip that saves time while using Microsoft Excel is worthwhile, and one of the most simple time-saving tools is to modify your quick access toolbar, which is usually located above the ribbon tabs at the top left-hand side of the screen. It's circled below, in red.
In our short Microsoft Excel tutorial below you'll learn how to quickly add frequently used icons to the quick access toolbar. It's a great time saver; by placing your high-usage icons in this always-visible area, you'll no longer have to hunt through ribbon tabs to find the tools you need. It's easy to do and easy to modify, as you'll see in the following video: https://youtu.be/X5IzCZ4i61Q
Participants in any work-related training course are never more excited than when they learn a technique or tool that has an immediate application in the work they’re doing. If we, as participants, recognise that a newly-learned tool will increase our productivity we’ll leap on it, especially in today’s work environment
As Microsoft Excel has grown from its early versions, large numbers of functions have been added with each successive version. By the 2003 version of Excel, there were so many additional tools that the number of toolbars needed to hold them had started to become unworkable.
The electronic spreadsheet has been in existence since 1978, but it was 1982 that Microsoft became involved. The first major leap occurred in 1978 when VisiCalc was created by Dan Bricklin, a student at Harvard Business School. It was basic software, capable of producing a spreadsheet of only 5 columns by 20 rows.