AE News: Auto Hide/ Unhide Columns, Too Many Cell Formats, Which Excel Course to Do

Happy Easter to all and hope you have a good break.

 Updated: After some confusion on where to see the report of 'Which Excel Course you should do' we have updated the tool to show the report immediately under the questions. See more below.

In this update:

NEW Excel Questinnaire

Excel Training Dates

Excel Tips and Tricks

How to use our new online courses

Which Excel Course Should YOU Do

One of the biggest difficulties with Excel courses is which one is correct for you, specifically based on the type of work you do in Excel.

You can already assess what your skill level is on this site, but what are the most important things to learn to help YOU in YOUR job (as there are so many things you can learn in Excel).

This questionnaire asks you to rate how often you have to perform 20 typical Excel tasks (should take less than 15 minutes to complete) and then tells you which live and online courses you should do.

As it is still in Beta, please give it time to open up and provide us with feedback on its usefulness.  Read more

Excel Training Courses in Durban and Cape Town

We have booked the following dates for a 3 day Advanced Excel course in Durban and Cape Town.

Durban- 16th-18th May 2016, Cape Town- 13th-15th June 2016

Please contact us if you are interested.  Request Info

Upcoming Excel Courses- JHB


  •  In House courses
    • Whenever it is convenient for you.
    • Over suitable time periods (e.g. half days)
    • Customised to suit your requirements based on what YOU do with Excel
    • Reply to this email for more details

Email us if you need more details or visit the calendar page


Automatically hide/ unhide columns with no VBA

Without using VBA, a method to hide columns that are not required, and make them automatically unhide when required       Read More

Too Many Cell Format Errors

If you get a corrupted file as a result of a ‘Too Many Cell Format’ Error message, you may want to understand what this is and how to stop it Read More

Insert Copied Cells Not Working

You have copied the columns, you know where you want to insert them, but when you right click the ‘Insert Copied Cells’ option is not available! Read More

Import Scanned PDF into Excel

Do you need to get PDF’s into Excel, sometimes ones that are scanned and a bit skew?    Read more


How to use the online Excel courses

Instructions on how to use the new online Excel training course. We will be launching more modules of the live courses over the next few months. Read More

Online Excel Course Available

Below the online courses we currently offer with the South African costs. To get an invoice in Rands please email us with what you want and we will send the invoice (only available for South African residents- foreigners need to use the credit card system unless you can pay via SWIFT)

Course ZAR (incl VAT)
Pivot Tables Course R700
Auditing a Spreadsheet NEW R0
Excel Fundamentals R0
Cleaning up Data using Excel R700
PowerPivot R700
WhatIf Analysis R160


Online Pivot Table Course

Our Pivot Table course is now available online. Have a look at the topics.   Read more


Updated Excel Skills Assessment Reports

We have updated the reports we provide for your skills assessments. You can now not only see the overall score, but also your score per area and compare them to typical scores. If you already have a skills score (if you have a number next to your name above) then simply reply and we will send you the updated report.

If you don’t have a skills score, now is the time to find out what you don’t know and do something about it. Read More


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