Scott Gottlieb, CPA
Assistant editor: Susan A. Maffetone, CPA
15th is Here
Hopefully your taxes are done, if you cannot
complete your tax returns by the April 15th deadline, the government
allows you an automatic four month extension to August 15th,
keep in mind this extension is only an extension of time
to file and not an extension of time to pay. All your
estimated tax liability is due by April 15th.
Software tips of the month
Name Those Excel Worksheets
You can name Excel sheets most anything you want but there
is exceptions, If you've named one of your sheets "My
1997 Expenses Data." you have to be careful when you make
a reference to the newly named sheet.
you have data in cell A1 on the worksheet named "My 1997
Expenses Data." You'd like to place this data into
cell A1 of Sheet1. You need to enclose the new sheet name in
single quotes. For example,
1997 Expenses Data' A1 will work. If you omit the
single quotes, it won't work.
a Single Cell in Excel
quickly set the format of a single cell in Excel, select the
cell and then right-click it. When the pop-up menu opens, select
Format Cells. This opens the Format Cells dialog box. Once in
the dialog box, you can click the Number tab to set up the cell's
format. You can also set Alignment, Font, Border, Patterns,
or Protection. Make your selections and click OK to record your
choices and close the dialog box.
Tip From Last Months Column
Software tips of the month- Excel 97
software bug has been found in Excel 97. The updated Excel
97 Auto-Recalculation Patch resolves a recalculation issue discovered
in Microsoft Excel 97 for Windows, which prevents certain cells
within a worksheet from automatically recalculating. This updated
version also fixes a more recently discovered problem involving
shared formulas in Excel 97. If you downloaded the original
Excel Patch before March 20, 1998, you should also download
this patch. There is also a patch for Office 97 at Microsoft's
site. Visit Microsoft at http://www.microsoft.com/officefreestuff
Words of Wisdom:
out your closets, look through items that you did not use this
year or last.
Donate them to a charity or a local nursing home. There
are many individuals that can use that winter coat and shoes.
Take the time to drop them off yourself, maybe you can volunteer
some time or a skill you have. Do something for someone
less fortunate than you and it will come back twofold.
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