Melissa P Esquibel

In Excel, when you have a 0-first digit zip code, it usually shows up as only the last four digits. So, take a Massachusetts zip code like 02201. If you just type that into an Excel cell it comes up 2201. You could type an apostrophe in front of it, but then it would appear left justified like all other text. There are several alternatives.

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Q. How do I make a 0 show up as a blank on the screen, but still have the value 0 in the cell? I need the zero for other formulas.

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Here is the problem … You are trying to filter using multiple AND and OR criteria in Microsoft Excel or one or more columns in your list have more than 10,000 unique items (think employee numbers, serial numbers, transactions).

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Especially effective for videos you create from your PowerPoint presentations, rolling titles are easy to add with a little bit of know-how.

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Q. I want to show 3 different types of filtering on the same worksheet, depending upon who’s using it. Can I do that?

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The answers to two questions offer tips on making sure your slides don’t become eyesores.

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Did you ever see a slide whose background was a photo that took up the whole slide? Perhaps it was washed out like a background with bullet points in the forefront. Or, maybe the photo was the main message and was accompanied by just a few words. It looks slick, but it’s really easy.

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With Headers/Footers you get easy Page Numbers. With your document in Print Layout view (default), double click at the top of the page to access the header. Do the same at the bottom of the page to access the footer.

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If you’ve ever worked for hours on a workbook one day, then destroyed it with a few poorly planned changes the next, you’ll appreciate these tips on how to protect your work with cell locking, worksheet and workbook protection.

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Q. I’d like to provide a “legend” so people know what the different Conditional Formatting colors mean in Excel. How can I do this?

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