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I do consulting and training on MS Excel, Business Intelligence Dashboards,
Business Plans / Financial Models and PowerPoint Presentations

I am putting together everything about Excel and PowerPoint Presentations
that I have learnt (and still learning) on this blog

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Time Scales in Financial Modeling – Part 2

August 26, 2014| No Comments

Hi Guys, the second and the final post in the Time Scale series got a bit delayed, my sincere apologies. Let’s begin

Recap of our earlier post

In the earlier post we had seen how can we map the project period in a calendar and link that to our financial model. Do a quick review of the earlier post here – Time Scales in Financial Modeling Part 1

The Problem

Sometimes mere mapping of the relevant project period is not enough but we also have to calculate the number of days during the project period. The number of days would help us calculate accurately things like..

  • The interest payments for the relevant number of days
  • Or the revenue or cost calculation as per the number of days
A snapshot of what we are trying to do
Timescales in FM2 - 1
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3 Ways to Integrate your Excel Charts to PowerPoint Slides

August 25, 2014| No Comments

Charts and PowerPoint Presentations are like two friends which are seen together in boardrooms around the world. Wouldn’t you like to know the sanctity of keeping them together in multiple ways 😀

Integrating Charts in PowerPoint 1

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Which quarter is it ?

August 20, 2014| 4 Comments

Finding Quarters for Dates in Excel

I am dedicating this post to my brother, who asked me a simple question last night to find out quarters for a given set of dates. For example

  • 02-Feb-2014 is the 1st Quarter
  • 15-Apr-2013 is the 2nd Quarter
  • 27-Aug-2010 is the 3rd Quarter

I have 2 ways to solve this

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A typical problem with Pictures in Excel

August 18, 2014| No Comments

Filtering Pictures

Hi Guys,

What’s happening ? Lately (16 August) I visited a holy place for Sikhs in Amritsar (Northern India) known as the Golden Temple, more on this later 😀 but as of now lets continue with a problem asked by one the participants in an Excel session. So the question was..

Participant : Chandeep, can we filter photos in Excel ?

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Cell Referencing (& tricks) – the foundation of excel formulas

August 14, 2014| No Comments

Cell Referencing (Main)

Hi Guys,

As you delve deeper into excel formulas you have to be insanely good at some ‘bird’ called Cell Referencing. If you have not heard of it.. that’s okay, heard of it but not know much .. that is also okay. Let’s go and unravel this concept..

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