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Convert a text value into a date in Excel. Learn Microsoft Excel | Five Minute Lessons

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/09

To match dd/mm/yyyy and mm/dd/yyyy column values in columns C (Date1) and N (Date2), I used these formulas in row 2:

Meaning: Column: Formula: Explanation:
Date1Text I =TEXT(C2,”dd/mm/yyyy”) Interpret date text of the original text no matter the Excel settings
Date1Value J =DATE(RIGHT(I2,4),MID(I2,4,2),LEFT(I2,2)) Encode the date text to an actual date: dd#mm#yyyy format where # is any separator
DatesEqual K =J2=L2 Are the encoded dates equal?
Date2Value L =DATE(RIGHT(M2,4),LEFT(M2,2),MID(M2,4,2)) Encode the date text to an actual date: mm#dd#yyyy format where # is any separator
Date2Text M =TEXT(N2,”mm/dd/yyyy”) Interpret date text of the original text no matter the Excel settings

 

Learn how to convert text values into dates in Excel. This lesson covers a range of different scenarios to help you. The comments have even more examples.

Source: Convert a text value into a date in Excel. Learn Microsoft Excel | Five Minute Lessons

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Deleting Horizontal Lines From Word

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/08/01

Oh man, why didn’t they make a line object out of this…

But if you realize it is a bottom border, then deleting is easy:

The answer is something of a trick, as the horizontal line is not a line (or a graphic), it’s a bottom border.

–jeroen

via: Deleting Horizontal Lines From Word.

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PowerPoint 2013: when Date, Slide Number or Footer don’t show – via: Academic Technology @ Palomar College

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/18

Coming from an Office pre 2000 background, I’m still amazed at how will things are hidden in modern Office versions.

Take the page numbers not showing on slides – Microsoft Community.

I bumped into that recently as well on a new blank presentation:

You see the placeholders at design time, but they don’t show up at presentation time.

The obvious action for me: Right click on each to see if there is anything about special formatting or hiding. It doesn’t work.

What does work is to:

  1. Go to the top of the Slide Masters
  2. Click the Ribbon
  3. Choose Insert
  4. Choose Text
  5. Choose Header & Footer
  6. Put a check marks for the place holders you want to be visible

–jeroen

via: PowerPoint 2013: Date, Slide Number and Footer | Academic Technology @ Palomar College.

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Improve Word performance with tables

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/25

Apart from the obvious “use less tables” and “break tables apart”, these can also help big time:

  1. Run %WinDir%\System32\SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe
  2. Choose “Ajust for best performance” (it will disable all visual enhancements)
  3. Re-enable “Smooth edges of screen fonts” (it will make it easier to set bold and italic apart in Word)

If it is still too slow, I might look into these:

–jeroen

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Displaying Full Message Headers and Source in Microsoft Outlook (Windows) – via: Yale ITS

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/12/07

Showing message headers and source used to be easy in early Outlook versions.

But as of Outlook 2007 they hid the internet message headers even further away than in Outlook 2003.

Steps for Outlook 2007+:

  1. Start Outlook.
  2. Double-click the message for which you want to view full internet headers.
  3. Click Options (2007) or Tags (2010/2013).
  4. The Message Options dialog box is displayed. You are after the Internet headers field at the bottom of the dialog box.

Same for the message source:

  1. Start Outlook
  2. Double-click the message for which you want to view full internet headers.
  3. In the Move section of the Ribbon, click on Actions
  4. Click Other Actions
  5. Click View Source
  6. Notepad (or the program associated with html source files) opens with a file email.txt containing the message source.

–jeroen

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