Excel Solutions

2 Methods to Sort the Columns in a Column Chart in Your Excel Worksheet

It is easy for you to sort data in a range in the worksheet. Furthermore, now you can also sort data in a column chart by the 2 effective methods that are introduced in this article. When you demonstrate data and information in a column chart, the order will be the same as in the worksheet. The image below shows such a typical column chart that has the same order with the original range in the worksheet. When you need to change the order, or sort the columns in the chart, you may find...

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How to Use the Windows Username to Limit Access to Worksheets

In a company environment we might wish to control what a user can and can’t see within a workbook, depending on their authority level. Windows usernames and levels are stored in a database (preferably) or, as in this case, a hidden sheet within the workbook. This article assumes the reader has the Developer ribbon displayed, and is familiar with the VBA Editor. If not, please Google Excel Developer Tab or Excel Code Window. Open a blank workbook. In testing our code, Sheets 1, 2 and 3...

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How to Protect Your Excel Application from Unlicensed Use

A developer who intends to license an application might wish to limit its use to, say, a three day trial before locking out unregistered users. One way to do this is discussed below. The article assumes the reader has the Developer ribbon displayed and is familiar with the VBA Editor. If not, please Google “Excel Developer Tab” or “Excel Code Window”. The xlsm in this exercise can be downloaded here. When it opens, it might request a password, which is 123. The development code...

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