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Ian Lamont

Excel 2019 vs. Google Sheets: Which is better for you?

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Updated! In 13 minutes, learn the main differences between Excel Online (Microsoft’s free online spreadsheet program) and Google Sheets (Google’s free online alternative). Topics and timecodes are listed below, and include interfaces, features, examples, collaboration, and more. Narrator Ian Lamont is the author of EXCEL BASICS IN 30 MINUTES and the publisher of the EXCEL 2019 REFERENCE AND CHEAT SHEET.

00:00 Basic comparison of Excel 2019 and Google Sheets
01:30 Excel Online registration requirements and OneDrive
02:20 Google Sheets registration and online storage in the cloud
02:45 Google Sheets offline compatibility mode
03:30 Excel Online cost vs Excel 2019
04:00 Feature comparison – Creating a chart I
05:20 Excel Online ribbon interface and features
05:45 Google Sheets toolbar
06:20 Functions comparison
07:40 Interface comparison
08:00 Creating a chart II – making modifications
11:20 Which one I use – Google Sheets or Excel Online?
11:45 Collaboration comparison

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How to convert Google Sheets to Excel on an iPhone

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Learn how to convert Google Sheets to Microsoft Excel .xlsx using the iOS Google Sheets mobile app on an iPhone or iPad. In this 90 second video, learn how to convert between Sheets and Excel using your iPhone or iPad! This technique uses the Google Sheets mobile app for iOS, available for free on your iPhone or iPad. Narrated by the author of Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes and Excel Basics In 30 Minutes. https://in30minutes.com

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Excel 2019 Cheat Sheet

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Do you need a quick reference for Microsoft Excel 2019? The four-panel Excel 2019 Reference & Cheat Sheet contains tips, examples, and screenshots of basic Excel functions and features. A list of keyboard shortcuts for Windows and macOS is also included. Fully recyclable and designed for readability.

Excel 2019 printed cheat sheet

What’s Inside

  • New features of Excel 2019
  • An overview of Microsoft’s Ribbon interface.
  • Annotated list of Home tab features and settings with the new Excel 2019 icons.
  • Creating and saving workbooks.
  • How to add, edit, and hide data.
  • How to import and export .txt, .csv, .tsv, and .xls files.
  • How to use static cell references.
  • Setting the Excel print area.
  • Examples of basic formulas, functions, and AutoFill.
  • How to perform simple math and calculate averages.
  • How to sort and filter data.
  • How to create a chart or graph.
  • Universal keyboard shortcuts for Excel 2019.

How to buy the Excel 2019 Cheat Sheet

The four-panel reference is printed on 8.5 by 11 inch high-quality card stock, perfect for desks, walls, and shelves. It has holes for three-ring binders. Fully recyclable and designed for readability.

Purchase the Excel 2019 Cheat Sheet on the IN 30 MINUTES shop or Amazon, or download the PDF version which can be read on any screen or printed out.

The Excel 2019 Reference and Cheat Sheet was created by the publisher of the award-winning IN 30 MINUTES guides and is based on Excel Basics In 30 Minutes.

How to use addition in Excel

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There are several ways to perform addition in Microsoft Excel 2016. In this short video, a sample spreadsheet of three salespeople’s monthly salaries and commissions is used to demonstrate how to add cell values, how to use the SUM function, and how to use AutoSum. The tutorial applies to Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel Online, and Google Sheets. The narrator is the author of Excel Basics In 30 Minutes.

How to compare Excel and Excel Online

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What is the difference between Excel 2016 and Excel Online, Microsoft’s free online spreadsheet program? In about 10 minutes, learn how they compare, including:

00:00 – Overview of both tools
01:45 – OneDrive requirements
02:20 – Excel Online vs. Excel 2016 comparison of ribbon interface (Home, Insert, Layout, Data, and Review) and basic features on each.
05:10 – How features are implemented – Insert / Chart example
07:45 – OneDrive and Collaboration
08:15 – Cost differences and Microsoft Accounts, Excel Functions

This video is narrated by the author of Excel Basics In 30 Minutes.

How to export a PDF from Excel

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In less than 3 minutes, learn how to take an .xls or .xlsx file and export a PDF from an Excel 2016 for Windows and macOS (part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite) using two export methods. This can be useful for restricting editing on a spreadsheet or sharing an Excel file with someone who does not have Excel 2016 or the Excel app for Android or iOS. The Excel 2016 PDF export tutorial can help Excel power users, accountants, bookkeepers, MBA students, and others save time using Excel. The video is narrated by the author of Excel Basics In 30 Minutes.

How to print gridlines on Excel 2016 for Windows 10

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A reader of my Excel book wrote to me about a problem he had to print gridlines for Excel 2016 on Windows 10, which he installed after purchasing an Office 365 subscription. It’s a common problem as many options are buried deep within Excel’s settings. Here’s how to print gridlines using Excel 2016 for Windows 10:
  1. Open the Excel document.
  2. Go to Backstage View by clicking File.
  3. You will see a list of different print options. Scroll to the bottom and click the link that says Page Setup.
  4. The Page Setup pop-up will appear. There are four tabs. Click the one that says Sheet.
  5. Select the checkbox that says Gridlines.

Here’s the location of the checkbox:

Excel 2016 print gridlines Windows 10

Excel 2016 Cheat Sheet

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Readers of Excel Basics In 30 Minutes may be interested to know that publisher i30 Media offers a product that can help them get the most out of Microsoft’s powerful spreadsheet program: The Excel 2016 Cheat Sheet. The printed version of the Excel 2016 Cheat Sheet is available for purchase on Amazon (or bulk order 20 copies here). It is also available as a downloadable PDF. Read on for a full description!

Excel 2016 Cheat Sheet: What’s inside?

Excel 2016 Cheat Sheet and reference

The four-panel Excel 2016 Reference & Cheat Sheet contains tips, examples, and screenshots of basic Excel functions and features. In addition to covering Excel 2016 for Windows and Macs, the reference also covers Excel Online, Microsoft’s free Web-based spreadsheet program. Almost all of the instructions and examples also apply to Excel 2013. Topics include:

  • Excel 2016 vs Excel Online.
  • An overview of Microsoft’s Ribbon interface.
  • Annotated list of Home ribbon features and settings.
  • Creating and saving workbooks.
  • How to add, edit, and hide data.
  • How to import and export .txt, .csv, .tsv, and .xls files.
  • How to use static cell references.
  • Printing basics.
  • Examples of basic formulas, functions, and AutoFill.
  • How to perform simple math and calculate averages.
  • How to sort and filter data.
  • How to create a chart or graph.
  • Universal keyboard shortcuts for Excel 2016.

Note that the Excel 2016 Cheat Sheet does not cover advanced features of Excel 2016, the Excel mobile apps for tablets and phones, or other Microsoft Office/Office 365 applications.

The four-panel reference is printed on 8.5 by 11 inch high-quality card stock, perfect for desks, walls, and shelves. It has holes for three-ring binders.

The Excel 2016 Cheat Sheet was created by 30 Media, the publisher of the top-selling guides Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, and Dropbox In 30 Minutes. i30 Media has also published a Google Sheets Cheat Sheet.

The Excel 2016 Cheat Sheet is an independent publication and is not affiliated with Microsoft Corporation.

How to order the Excel 2016 Cheat Sheet

To order a printed copy of the Excel 2016 Cheat Sheet, visit Amazon. The PDF can be downloaded using this secure order form. There is also an option to purchase 20 copies of the printed Excel 2016 Cheat Sheet at 25% off the retail price, ground shipping included!

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