Top five features in Microsoft® Excel 2010 for professionals
If you are a professional you would be regularly working on the latest application of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010. So, for the benefit of professionals like you, Microsoft has set the application with a selection of advanced features that you can look forward to using. These features are sophisticated, productive and certainly very useful. Here are the Microsoft Excel 2010 features especially designed for professionals
With Microsoft Excel 2010 you will no longer have to navigate through complex menus and toolbars to locate commands that you most frequently use. The new and improved Ribbon of this application enables you to customize commands. As a professional, this can be of great use to you as you can now save time by having everything at your fingertips.
Presence of the compatibility mode
Another interesting feature that a professional can look forward to in Microsoft Excel 2010 is the availability of the compatibility mode. This feature enables a user to easily access a document that’s been saved in a previous version (.xls). All documents saved in previous versions open in the Compatibility mode in Microsoft Excel 2010. Other than easy accessibility, Microsoft Excel 2010 allows you to disable newly added features such as Sparklines and Slicers while creating a document that may have to be sent to users who use a previous version of Microsoft Office productivity suite. By disabling these tools you can create a smooth spreadsheet that can be easily viewed and edited by all.
Tip: Sparklines and Slicers are additions available in Microsoft Excel 2010 only. They help to better exhibit trends in a report (upward/downward).
Being a professional, you have to create several spreadsheets with detailed data and figures. How about having formatting features that can best highlight the minute details in your documents? By applying conditional formatting, you can define particular cells/ charts that need special attention. Depending upon your preference, you can use color, data bars, and even icon sets to highlight. In addition, you can also control the negative values in the document using the conditional formatting feature.
A professional also has to analyze data, other than create reports that contain plenty of them. Therefore, without good analyzing tools, an application will be as good (or bad) as a half-baked cake if it offered good data-creating tools only. Microsoft Excel 2010 certainly does not offer you anything less than perfect. Its desktop analyzing tools enable you to better filter and analyze data using tools such as Solver add-in, PowerPivot for Excel add-in, and a new ‘Search’ facility for refined searches.
Accessibility of Microsoft Excel 2010 documents
One of the very handy features of Microsoft Excel 2010 for a professional is that you can conveniently create, save, share a file, and even access it from anywhere. With Excel Web Apps to help you out, all you need to access your Microsoft Excel 2010 document is just a web browser. With the web apps, you can view and edit a workbook even when you are away from your workstation and complete the work and meet strict deadlines. Good sharing facilities mean that your teammates can access a document and work on it (edit/manipulate) and thus speed up the productivity.
Available as a part of all the editions of Microsoft Office 2010 and also as a standalone program, Microsoft Excel 2010 is certainly the application to have for all your spreadsheet creating, analyzing, and sharing tasks. As a professional, you definitely cannot do without it. Explore the features as mentioned above and pace up your work!