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Microsoft Excel is a fantastic tool but one of its downfalls is the use of cell addresses especially when you are trying to sum a series of numbers; however Microsoft has a really cool tool that allows you to add up a series of cells simply using the labels around your data. In this article we will investigate the steps you need to follow to be able to use Labels to Sum cells in Microsoft Excel.

How To Use Labels In Microsoft Excel 2003 To Sum Cells

How To Use Labels In Microsoft Excel 2003 To Sum CellsMicrosoft Excel is a fantastic tool but one of its downfalls is the use of cell addresses especially when you are trying to sum a series of numbers; however Microsoft has a really cool tool that allows you to add up a series of cells simply using the labels around your data. In this article we will investigate the steps you need to follow to be able to use Labels to Sum cells in Microsoft Excel.Let us get started To show you how using labels works, the first step we need to undertake is to simply create a new set of data, so open a new Microsoft Excel workbook and click on Sheet 1. First off we are going to build the worksheet so in cell A1 I want you to type - Years, in cell B1 type the word Values and in cell C1 type the word Values1 and in cell D1 type the word Total. These four values we have typed into cell A1, B1, C1, D1 are labels. We are now going to put into the worksheet three more labels. In cell A2 type the value 1999, in cell A3 type the value 2000 and in cell A4 type the value 2001. The last three values entered will in fact become labels but we will convert them to labels a little latter on. In the remaining cells simply put the following values: B2 - 29 C2 - 32
B3 - 54 C3 - 99
B4 - 62 C4 - 72
Now that we have built a very simple spreadsheet and we have a few values to work with we have to tell Microsoft Excel to actually accept labels in our formulas in our spreadsheet. We do this by first going to the Tools menu and then choosing the Options command from the drop down menu. The Options dialog box will now be open in front of you. Simply choose the Calculation tab and in the bottom right hand corner you will see a check box that says Accept Labels in Formulas and you need to click on the check box so that it has a tick in it. Then to complete the process simply press the OK button. Now we can use the labels we put in B1 and C1 to add up the values. Lets try it outIn cell B5, which is the Values column I want you to type the formula - = Sum(Values)The cell should return the total of 145. What you will notice though is that the formula looked up the column to where the label was and said everything in this column will be added together. We could have simply typed the following formula instead of using labels - = Sum(B2:B3)However, as I am sure you will agree, using labels makes your formulas a lot easier to read and much clearer to understand. Now it is your turn. In the cell C5 write the equivalent label formula for that cell. I will give you a hint if you are not sure - = Sum(Values1)How did that go?Alright, the next issue we are going to visit is using numbers as formula labels. Now if we simply typed in cell D2 the formula - = Sum(1999)All that would be returned is the value 1999 so this will not work at all. In fact what we need to do is to tell Microsoft Excel that we want the cells in A2, A3 and A4 to be treated as labels. The first step we must do is to select cells A2,A3 and A4, then go to the Insert menu, choose Name from the drop down menu and then choose the Label command from the expanded menu. The Label Ranges dialog box will now be visible in front of you. All you simply have to do, to have the cells we chose before defined as Labels is to press the Add button and then press the OK button. Click once on the cell D2. What we are going to do now is to type in the same formula I mentioned before and that is - = Sum(1999)By the way, press the Enter key if you have not done so already. As soon as you do that you should see that it adds up the values in cells B2 and C2 and you will see the value of 61 in your cell. Try creating the formulas for the other two cells - D3 = Sum(2000)
D4 = Sum(2001)
Finally, just to finish our spreadsheet off , we can total all of our total values in cells D2, D3 and D4 by typing the following formula in D4 - = Sum(Total)Using labels in Microsoft Excel is a very clean way of summing your values as it ensures that you do not miss a cell address and it makes the formulas a lot simpler. One issue that I do teach my students is not to put blank rows in your spreadsheets as I have seen cases where the blank rows actually affected the ability of the application to work out what was a label and what is not. By following the design process I outlined above you will find that you have absolutely no troubles in using Labels to sum cells in your spreadsheets.

x64 for Imaging Purposes: What's the Catch?

x64 for Imaging Purposes: What

Long gone are the times when 64 bit memory addressing was the prerogative of Itanium, SPARC, RISC processors, PowerPC, etc. Now almost every desktop PC is built on the x86-64 architecture, let alone servers. x64 has become cheap, opening new horizons for a variety of applications.Surely, those who already run (or are about to run) x64 platforms have long-term thinking: taking the pains to migrate to x64 today will pay off manifold in the long run.Migrating to x64 becomes an especially sensible issue when it comes to image processing. If you havent dealt with anything larger than 5000x5000 pixels, you would not probably be reading this article. Otherwise, you might witness your applications throw out of memory errors from time to time and think about lifting the 2-Gb-per-process curse. Install more memory (if necessary) and switch to x64 platform its often just as simple as that. This was essentially the main idea behind porting Graphics Mill to x64here at Aurigma.However, the (often seemingly) cumbersome and costly nature of migrating to x64 is often the key factor in saying no to the natural solution to the problem. So, developers are forced to find roundabouts for out of memory troubles. Some of those remedies are highly performance taxing and are fraught with development and debugging implications. These often outweigh the possible benefits. Also, the added development\debugging cost would often exceed the cost of migration of an entire farm to x64.On the other hand, more and more applications and services are ported to x64 and some are native x64 and those are no longer limited to scientific computing and complex mathematical modeling tasks. In fact, x64 for servers has become an industry standard for quite a while. So, if having a legacy 32 bit application prevents you from switching your IIS permanently to 64 bit, I would reply with a marketer-standard call to action: Think big go x64!, or even more pesky Enlarge your address space now!.So, what are the costs of saying bye-bye to out of mem? For Graphics Mill for .NET, it means replacing a couple of DLLs in the API. If you ask me, I would say its certainly worth a try at the least. Eventually, its up to you to decide whether to stay x86 and reinvent the page file or harness the brute raw power of x64 (I think Ill can those two for future use).

Goldilocks and the three Anti Spyware Products

Goldilocks and the three Anti Spyware Products

Once apon a time, there was a young lady who became lost while traveling. She decided to pull over at a rest stop and get online with her laptop to find directions. As she booted up her trusty laptop, she remembered her AntiVirus was about to expire. Well, she thought, I'll just search online for something that will get me by for now. The search engine results offered a variety of results, all claiming to be the best...some even claimed to cure gout!First she reviewed the freebies. FreeAntiVirus4u.com looked good, but wait, here's a review about it that says it's actually Spyware! That won'tdo. Ah, here's one that's only $ 12.95 and if I download it right now, Wow,I get a Ginsu knife set for free with it! They even cut pipe! But alas, she noticed that it had no online protection and the signatures had to be updated manually. This one won't do either.Goldilocks was beginning to wonder if this was worth all the trouble. After all she thought, I just need a quick look at WolfsMaps.com and I can be on my way to Grandmas, but just then she remembered the website she had been recommended to last week. What a cute dog the websites Company Mascot was! The site stated that a computer could be hacked very easily without proper protection. The thought of losing all of Grandmas recipes stored on her hard drive gave her a chill. The site also said, be it free, cheap or expensive, make sure it works for you! Read the agreement, read the manual, educate yourself in its use, also check reviews for customer satisfaction. Sounds like good advice she thought.Goldilocks now felt purpose in her quest. She would insure her online safety, and then get directions over the hill and thru the woods. Wait a minute, That Website with the cute dog! She was sure it would have what she needed. It just felt....safe, like Grandmas house. After all, her Internet Security was paramount! She had heard horror stories about those wolves lurking online to take advantage of unsuspecting souls. Especially during full moons. (Opps, wrong story)As the site loaded, she gasped! Ah, this is just right! After just a few minutes she found an Anti Virus Product that ranked in the top 4! And it was not even expensive. Happily she downloaded and installed it. It only took her a few minutes to set it up. Before she rebooted to finish the install, she bookmarked the site so she could return later. She wanted information on Anti Spyware Products too. And there was a article titled "Facts about Firewalls" that looked interesting. A few minutes later at Wolfsmaps.com she found where she had made her wrong turn. The way she was going now led to "Wolfsburg" where the "Lil Red Riding Hood Memorial" was. As she pulled back onto the freeway she thought, this would have made a great story!Goldilocks was one of the lucky ones. Many have no idea they are not adequately protected while online. Some suffer incidents of identity theft which is rising drastically. Insure your Online Safety.

Count the Ways Medical Billing Software Helps You Save

Count the Ways Medical Billing Software Helps You Save

Wouldnt you want the newest billing software that meets all the needs of your business? Your clients will be more satisfied with the service you give them. Your staff will stay on top of details and be more efficient. You will be able to manage your practices with less worries and stress. Medical billing software is the easy, simple solution that will help you treat your patients right, make life on your staff less complicated, and help you stay in control of your business.Now lets count the ways medical billing software can help save you time and money.1. Easy-to-use and maintain2. Efficient and accurate in data entry process3. Customizable to your office4. Can work efficiently and effectively with multiple clinics5. Doctors can schedule and manage patients from their office6. Entry screens are easy to handle7. Save on data entry time8. Costs less than old software9. User friendly10. New employees will learn how to use it quickly11. Tracking reports are ever changing to fit practices needs12. Stay connected and updated with all your offices13. Work anywhere with an Internet connection14. Its secureHIPPA-compliant servers back it up 24x715. Technical Remote Service always available for your needs16. Tier 1 data center facility ensures system upkeep17. Reduce IT costs across the boardno extra servers, log-ins, or installations needed18. Synchronize data19. Pay-as-you-goupgrade or keep it simple depending on your practice needs20. Updates installed often (usually weekly) and major upgrades as you go along21. Guided setup makes it easy on staff and you for use22. Professionals train staff and offer continuous help23. Organize and retrieve client folders without hassle24. Multiple locations can work on the same real-time data all day 25. Reports are always up-to-date no matter where you are26. Can archive, download and run reports day or night 27. System speed is quick 28. Pre-configured defaults29. Have option for patient and appointment data imports30. Its web-based and easier to handle for your office than the old software What do all of these mean for you? They mean better accuracy, more efficiency, and greater benefits for all involved. Not only will you save in time and money, but you will also reduce the amount of stress dealing with outdated software that doesnt meet your needs. Medical billing software meets and takes care of your clients needs, your staff needs, and your needs. It will change the way you manage and keep up on all your office affairs for the greater good.

Tips For Choosing Your Home Office Software

There is nothing worse than that sinking feeling in your stomach as you realize that everything you have been working on for the last month is gone! It has happened to many home business owners - maybe even you. You bootup your computer one day and you realize that your computer has been hit by a virus and all your data has been wiped out! Because a lot of your home business operations are likely to be conducted and stored on your computer, setting yourself up with the proper office computer software, including virus protection is essential.Of course before you start choosing software for your home office computer you will need to asses exactly what you need. You will need to select software customized to what you do. For example, if you are entering data reports, you will need to install spreadsheet software. Likewise, if you are writing for a living, you will need a solid word-processing software program. Photographers will require photo editing software, while a book-keeper will not. Beside the specialized programs there will be a few other software programs that every home business should have. You will need a way to keep track of your expenses, invoices and all of the money in your business. There are a number of really good finance software programs on the market that will help you do this. Quickbooks and Quicken offer a few options depending on the size of your business and whether or not you have employees and inventory to track as well. You will also require tax preparation software; however this needs to be purchased every year. Although if you have a separate accountant or book-keeper, you will not need this.You will also want a word-processing program that will handle basic letters, label printing, estimates and other daily business needs.There are a number of choices here. You could try the Microsoft Works package which has an integrated word-processor. If that doesn't quite meet your needs then Microsoft Word offers all the features that you could ever need. If your budget is really tight then make sure and check out the Open Office software package - it's totally free and gives you a complete home office suite of programs. Of course if you are using the Internet, you will need an Internet browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape in order to access the internet. Firefox is an especially good web browser and doesn't suffer from nearly as many "issues" as Internet Explorer. Some of these programs also come with an email program to keep your email filed properly and allow you to compose new messages as you need to. Of course, the most important software that you will get for your computer is virus protection software that will keep your computer safe. A firewall is also a good idea to protect your investment. Be sure to set up a backup system for your computer as well. By backing up your work, every day, once a week or at least once a month, it will not be quite such a disaster if your computer suffers a virus as you'll be able to get all your info back and continue working. There is a wide variety of computer software available on the market today and you may need to look around for the programs that are going to work the best for you. Remember to keep to the basics however and do not overload your computer with a bunch of programs that you will not use.

The 5 Benefits of Automatic Software Promotion

Developing your new software was probably a long and extensive process, now that it has been released, it is about time to promote and expose your 'piece of art' to as many users as possible in order for them to download and evaluate the benefits of using it and eventually - buy it!.As a software developer, you probably already understand that in order for new potential clients and your existing users to find your products, you must submit them to as many download sites and software directories as possible the more, the better!The only problem is that there are hundreds of download sites and directories out there, each of these require you to learn their special requirements and submission policies, while eventually leaving you expending hours and days on boring mechanical form fillings, site after site.A quick calculation shows that on average it requires an entire working day to submit one product to 50 download sites/directories. Submitting to about 700 available download sites can take a minimum of 112 hours, or 14 workdays!It was just a matter of time for someone to develop an effective solution that automates the complete process and relieves software developers from this boring and frustrating task. And indeed, some professional automatic software submission and promotion tools were developed so that they are able to complete the entire task in less than an hour! So, in about an hour your software is actually ready for download by numerous of potential users and clients from all over the globe who are visiting these download sites everyday. A professional automatic software submission and promotion tool can provide you with the following benefits: (1) Saving time and effort involved with manual software submissions.(2) Expanding Your Sales OpportunitiesIf your product is already registered on an affiliate program, the submission tool will automatically register your affiliate ID on many download sites that already support affiliate programs. These sites are pleased to promote products such as yours as they earn a commission for each sale.(3) Increase Your Site's Incoming TrafficSubmitting your software to hundreds of download sites, exposes your site's links to numerous visitors and potential clients. (4) Improve Your Search Engine Page RankingSubmitting your software together with your site's links to relevant categories in hundreds of quality download sites, creates hundreds of quality 'Inbound' links pointing at your site - search engines appreciate these links, and so improve your search engine page rankings, bringing you even more visitors and potential clients.(5) Advantage over CompetitionQuickly and easily reach new potential clients ahead of your competition.Most professional automatic software submission solutions are easy to use, however, it is always recommended to use a quick software submission guide that covers more helpful information and provides important tips. Try the following guide: http://www.software-submission-guide.com 2007, Yaron Lavi

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Microsoft Excel is a fantastic tool but one of its downfalls is the use of cell addresses especially when you are trying to sum a series of numbers; however Microsoft has a really cool tool that allows you to add up a series of cells simply using the labels around your data. In this article we will investigate the steps you need to follow to be able to use Labels to Sum cells in Microsoft Excel.