The article How to easily sum values by a cell's background color in Excel explained how to combine color and built-in filters to sum values by a cell's fill color. It's an easy way to turn colors into meaningful information. A simple filtering technique won't always be adequate though, especially if you're reusing the sum in other expressions. If you need a stand-alone sum, you can use one of two VBA user-defined functions (UDFs). One relies on a helper column; the other one doesn't.
Outlook is the errant child of the Office set—and all that power can often yield a mess. We want to love Outlook; the potential is fabulous. But in practice, we often find Outlook difficult to handle and we make mistakes. After all these years, most of us know we shouldn't write in all uppercase letters and it's a good idea to use spell check. So in this article, I'll share a few ways to keep Outlook in line that you might not think of yourself.
Outlook's New Tasks window displays a built-in Priority field with three settings: Low, Normal, and High. Using this setting, you can sort tasks by priority level rather than due date, to give you a bit more perspective. This insight can help you reorganize your tasks when necessary. For better or worse, those three levels are it, and they won't be adequate for everyone.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".