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Our most recent articles are listed below. To jump to a specific category of posts, see the category list to the right. The links at the top of this page will take you to some of our most popular collections of Excel and Word templates.

10 Ways to Use Calendar Templates

Vertex42’s 10 ways to use calendar templates

Over the years we've created many different types of calendar templates. Choosing the right calendar for the situation is a big part of keeping your daily life in order. Below we talk about 10 ways to use calendar templates effectively to help at home, work and school. Quick Links: 1: Easy reference for your wall [...]

6 New Awesome Chart Types in Excel 2016

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Microsoft Excel 2016 has brought us six new built-in chart types. The addition of these new charts is largely due to user feedback and requests. Here is the list of the new charts: 1. Waterfall2. Histogram3. Pareto4. Box & Whisker5. Treemap6. Sunburst Each of these has its own special scenario-based application, but they all take [...]

Gantt Charts Made Easy – New Version 4.0

Gantt Chart Template Pro version 4.0

We've just released a new (beta) version of Gantt Chart Template Pro that is designed to be a lot easier to use. It is available to both new and current customers. Existing customers can return to the download page to get the new version (no new purchase necessary). When I first created the Gantt chart [...]

Analyze Data with a Calendar Chart in Excel

Calendar Heat Map by Vertex42

Use conditional formatting in Excel to display your data as a calendar chart to visualize data over days, weeks, and months. This post explains how to use the template and answers some questions about how it was created.

Templates for Excel Web App on iPad

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Did you know that you can use the Excel Web App to edit spreadsheets on your iPad? Here are my observations after testing many of my Excel templates.