High Impact Presentations: Gradient – Part 2

Please read the first part of this article – High Impact Presentations: Using Gradient

Fun with gradients continues in this article. I will cover nuances of the gradients like direction, angle, color stops, brightness, transparency. Finally we will see how to apply all this knowledge practically using common scenarios.

using gradient effectively

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High Impact Presentations: Using Gradient

Gradient is a smooth transition from one color to another color. It is a simple concept. Rarely used properly, but misused often. The technology is simple, but effective usage is not.

Let us explore why we should use gradients and how to use them with finesse. This article is for Office versions 2010 and above. The concepts shown here work across all Office tools.

Using gradient

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What did I learn today? LogoImages Folder

Many people ask me – “You teach so many people, but how do you learn?”

I will post specific details on learning methodology later. But periodically, I post this type of blog which lists down new things which I learnt recently. These are not specific to a particular topic. Random assortment.

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Auditors, Risk Managers: Inquire- The ultimate Spreadsheet Comparison tool in Excel 2013

This is the third article in this series. Please read these articles as well:
Auditors, Risk Managers: Excel spreadsheet analysis using the new Inquire tool
Spreadsheet Analysis using Inquire – Relationship Diagrams

Spreadsheet Risk is very important for everyone – from a single user to a large organization. Because an interpretation mistake or a wrong value can be very costly indeed.

In this article we will see how to compare two spreadsheets. Using the old method and the new amazing tool which comes with Office 2013.

Inquire - Best spreadsheet comparison tool

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Auditors, Risk Managers: Excel spreadsheet analysis using the new Inquire tool

These two roles require extensive work with complex workbooks. Auditors need to understand and validate large, complex workbooks in a time bound manner. Risk managers work with complex models with large data sets. They want to implement Spreadsheet Controls in place to reduce the operational risk originating from spreadsheet errors. In either case, you need to understand, validate and troubleshoot spreadsheets in a time bound manner.

In this article, I am not going to cover the regular features of native Excel which include GoTo Special, Trace Precedents, Watch Window, Evaluate Formulas and so on.

Since Office 2013, Microsoft introduced a new add-in called Inquire tool– which is very powerful. But still many people do not know about it. We will explore this tool in this article.

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