Archive for August 14, 2013
I never had any formal training in Excel. I have worked in offices all my life and as a matter of trial and error I came to pick up numerous Excel spreadsheet tips. Inevitably, in whatever office I worked at, word got around that if you had a problem with Excel then I was the person to go to. What this meant was that I had to really be on my game, and so over the years I have acquired a lot of solutions.
Few people know that Excel in its earliest form was known as Multiplan. It was used on some of the earliest computing systems. After a brief battle with Lotus, it took the throne as the best and most widely used spreadsheet program in the late 1980s. You would think that because Excel has been around so long, more people would know how to use it, but I can tell you first hand that is not the case.