Monthly Archives: December 2017

Microsoft Excel – gridlines lost when formatting cell background

When you add colour to a cell background in Excel, either manually using the Cell Background   button or by using Conditional Formatting, you lose the gridline round the cell.   If you really want to see the gridline, you … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word – getting back to normal text after using text effects

If you use the Text Effects   button in the Font group on the Home tab, you produce some interesting effects. However, it is not then obvious how to get back to normal writing! To do so, click the Clear … Continue reading

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Microsoft Excel – Sorting by colour and within that alphabetically

If you conditionally format data in Excel, you can sort by colour.  In the above data set, I have conditionally formatted all those with word ESTATE in the description. Then, on the Data tab, I click the big Sort button … Continue reading

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