# Software Tips & Reviews

• #### Microsoft Excel: Find the Area of a Circle

Problem: You need to order pizza for the department staff meeting. The pizza joint has two deals. You can buy three Medium (12”) pizzas for \$15 or two Large (16”) pizzas for \$16. Which is the better deal?
By  July 6, 2011

• #### Microsoft Excel: Draw Perfect Squares

Problem: How can you draw a perfect square by using the AutoShape tools in the Drawing toolbar?
By  July 6, 2011

• #### Microsoft Excel: Draw Perfect Circles

Problem: The oval tool in the Drawing toolbar is hard to use. With the rectangle tool, if you start dragging immediately above a cell, as shown in Fig. 1341, you can drag to the end of the range and effectively draw a perfect rectangle every time...
By  July 6, 2011

• #### Microsoft Excel: Draw Org Charts With Excel

Problem: As shown in Fig. 1444, Excel offers a nice utility for drawing organizational charts, but you want to know more about it.
By  July 6, 2011

• #### Microsoft Excel: Draw Business Diagrams With Excel

Problem: Your manager needs you to graphically document the steps in a project plan, as shown in Fig. 1428.
By  July 6, 2011

• #### Microsoft Excel: Draw an Arrow to Visually Illustrate That Two Cells Are Connected

Even though most people associate Excel with numbers and databases, the software also has a number of drawing tools to help with data presentation.
By  July 6, 2011

• #### Microsoft Excel: Double Underline a Grand Total

Looking for an easy way to double underline the value in a cell? Read on.
By  July 6, 2011

• #### Microsoft Excel: Display Profitability In A Profit Waterfall Chart

Problem: Your sales team is ready to make a large sale. You have done an analysis of the list price, discount, revenue, and all the internal costs of the sale, as shown in Fig. 1109. You would like to present this in a meaningful chart.
By  July 6, 2011

• #### Microsoft Excel: Delete All Pictures In Pasted Data

Problem: You copy data from your bank’s Web page into Excel. On the Web page, the bank has little “check” icons that let you view a physical copy of the check, as shown in Fig. 1326.
By  July 6, 2011

• #### Microsoft Excel: Customize Anything On A Chart With Right-Click

Problem: The standard Excel chart is ugly. They gray background on the plot area is annoying and wastes toner in the copier and printer.
By  July 6, 2011
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