Excel Links – Getting used to life in Windy Wellington Edition

So we moved to Wellington, New Zealand few weeks back (on 17th of July 2016, to be precise). After spending first 3 weeks in Jeff’s house and a hotel, we moved in to our rental home over the weekend (on 6th of August). Around the same time, the worst of Wellington winter waved welcome to us. We quickly learned how to stay warm indoors (layers, hot water bottles, rugs and more layers). Kids started going to school few days back and they are loving it. I bought a bike and managed to go out on few rides on the hilly roads of Wellington and found a strange for sale sign too.

For sale: Pony poo and pine cones

Anyhow, Since we didn’t have internet connection until today, I thought I will start by sharing a few Excel links with you. Check them out to get your fix of spreadsheets.

Excel links for you…

Diverging stacked bar charts

Leave it to Jon Peltier to unearth relative truthfulness of politician’s statements. Where I come from, almost all politicians lie. But apparantly, some politicians lie more than other, at least in USA. Jon shows us how to make a diverging stacked bar chart to understand the true lies.

Drug overdoses data from connecticut, analyzed in Excel

Drug overdose, how about Excel overdose? Spreadsheet Journalism, a new blog I started reading just today, shows how to analyze publicly available data sources to uncover interesting stories. Abbot Katz does a fine job of mixing Excel with data journalism. Give it a read.

Hide tabs by color using VBA

Debra shows us how to hide worksheets by color of the tab. This can be useful if you work with a massive workbook that has tons of tabs and want to hide all calculations worksheets or sensitive data tabs before emailing the file to entire department.

Enjoy reading them. See you soon with more Excel stuff.