Reshaping your data easily – Case study [Pivot tables FTW]

April 17, 2017 0

Late. Jayaram, my uncle is also a teacher. When I was a kid, I used to spend a lot of time with him, learning all sorts of things. He taught me chess, maths and so many life lessons. I remember one such lesson very vividly.  One day, he asked me to do something. I did it in a very long way. After seeing me struggle for several minutes, he chipped in and showed me how to do it easily. He then said, “when someone asks you where your nose is, you don’t twist arm around your head. You just point to your nose directly.”

The idea is that when you have a direct, simple way to do something, you should use it.

Nose and pivot tables… how are they connected?

We are coming to the point. Read on for full case study and solution. Read More

Quickly reset the last cell and minimize the used range

April 13, 2017 0

Quickly reset the last cell on your sheet and minimize the used rangeSave 5 minutes a day by using ASAP Utilities to quickly reset the used range on your worksheet. “Easily reset the last cell on your sheet” Have you ever been frustrated when Excel acts as if the active area of your worksheet is significantly larger than the actual area where you have data? Sometimes the […] Read More

Auto numbering on steroids

April 12, 2017 0

Quick numbering on filtered data tooSave 5 minutes a day by using ASAP Utilities to quickly insert a series of values into your cells. “Easily insert a series of values” Sometimes you need a bit more flexibility than Excel offers with its built-in Fill tool. For example to restart the count when a certain value is reached, add a pre-fix […] Read More

Easy ways to combine the contents of multiple cells

April 11, 2017 0

Merge column data (join cells)Save 5 minutes a day by using ASAP Utilities to quickly combine the contents of multiple cells into once cell. “Is there a quick way to merge the contents of multiple cells?” We were recently asked: “Does ASAP have a quick alternative for merging the contents of many cells into a single one? Using ampersands […] Read More

Quickly fix the trailing minus sign for negative numbers

April 10, 2017 2

Fix trailing minus sign for negative numbersSave 5 minutes a day by using ASAP Utilities to quickly fix numbers with a trailing minus sign. “How can I flip the minus sign and make it a real negative number?” We were recently asked: “I have downloaded a report that shows negative numbers as follows: 123.25- How can I make the negative symbol […] Read More

Latest pre-release new version 5.1 now available

April 9, 2017 0

Latest pre-release new version 5.1 now availableWe’re happy to announce that the latest pre-release of the new version 5.1 of ASAP Utilities is now available. Many improvements have been made. If you use Excel 2013 or 2010 you will also see speed improvements when editing data formatted as Tables. We tested this pre-release thoroughly and have now made it available to you […] Read More

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