Archive for the ‘Excel’ Category


Best Program For A List

Dear Computer Lady, My prayer group meets weekly and prays for many people. We keep a list by category, say those with cancer, with heart problems etc. Could you recommend a good way to keep these lists of names on my computer by category so that I could add or delete names and then print […]

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Excel Formula Repeat Question

Dear Computer Lady, A question about Excel — a pretty elementary question, I think, but I am not a practiced Excel user. I have (and use slightly) Excel 2007 and 2010 on my laptops. I use the program to maintain a record of the business miles I drive each year, for tax purposes, so each […]

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How To Learn Excel

Dear Computer Lady, Could you please advise me of the best way to learn excel. With thanks, Karen

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Question About Excel Email Cell Format

Dear Computer Lady, I am baffled by a cell format issue in Excel (ver. 2003). For some unknown reason, when I enter a person’s email address in a cell, Excel automatically formats the entry with a “Mailto” format or tag. So when I click on the cell, my email client opens up with a blank […]

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How To Make Two Lines in A Cell

Dear Computer Lady, I am using Windows XP with Excel 2002. I would like to know if there is a way to have 2 lines of type in each cell (for a round robin tournament spreadsheet I’m trying to create)? Thanks, Geri

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How To Highlight in Excel

Dear Computer Lady, I’m working on a list in Microsoft Excel. I need to highlight certain lines with either yellow or purple, but still leave the text black. When I highlight the line and chose yellow or purple, it changes the text to either yellow or purple. Please help!!! Sylvia

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Excel Formats Email Addresses

Dear Computer Lady, I am baffled by a cell format issue in Excel (ver. 2003). For some unknown reason, when I enter a person’s email address in a cell, Excel automatically formats the entry with a “Mailto” format or tag. So when I click on the cell, my email client opens up with a blank […]

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How To Create Excel Template

Dear Computer Lady, Is there a way to set Excel 2007 so that a header and footer appear on all new documents instead of entering it on each separate document? I read your column all the time. Thanks for all you help, Jayne

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Spreadsheet Programs

Dear Computer Lady, I got Windows 7 and I find that Microsoft Works is not there anymore. I want to do spreadsheets. Can you help? I have some of your lessons but haven’t seen anything about that. Thanks, Helen

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Mail Merge

Dear Computer Lady, Thanks for your newsletter. I always look forward to reading it. I have Windows XP, along with MS Word 2000 and Excel 2000. I have a spreadsheet in Excel that contains about 200 names, addresses, and phone numbers. Could you tell me how to print labels from Excel using this spreadsheet? Do […]

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