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How to rename account in navigation pane in Outlook 2013?


If you setup your account in Outlook 2013 using Exchange ActiveSync and want to rename the account from [email protected] to Personal, you cannot rename it as a regular IMAP/SMTP account: File > Account Settings > Select account and then Change… > More Settings…

However, you can rename the account by going to Send/Receive > Define Send/Receive Groups and edit the Group Name then select the account and click on the General tab. Under Mail Account you can name the account any way you want to.

Define Send/Receive Groups

Edit Send/Receive Groups

Rename Exchange Active Sync Account

Click OK and now you will see in Outlook pane the new account name.


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Change page orientation in Word 2013 for one page only

Portrait-Landscape Page

In order to change the page orientation in Word 2013 for one page only you have to use Section Breaks. First you should enable Paragraph marks and other hidden formatting symbols to be easier to work in your document

Enable paragraph marks

No go to the last page you want to keep current page orientation (usually the default orientation for all documents is Portrait) and select PAGE LAYOUT tab and click on Breaks > Next Page Continue reading Change page orientation in Word 2013 for one page only

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How to generate random numbers in Excel

Here is how you can generate random numbers in Excel:

Put all your possible characters into an individual cell, such as A1:

You can name this cell MySource. You could then use a formula such as the following to return the random string of characters (broken into individual lines for clarity, but it is still a single formula):

This long formula concatenates eight characters pulled from the cell source entered in A1

There is another approach for this that uses a table that contains all the characters you want in your random text string. Start by placing the number 1 through 62 in a column, one number in each row. To the left of these numbers place your other charactheres – A, B, C, D, E etc. (this should be the same characters you placed in cell A1, using the previous method).

Select both columns of the 63 rows and name it MyTable. You can then use the following formula to generate the random characters (broken into individual lines for clarity, but it is still a single formula)


Attention: Both approaches have one drawback – they are regenerated each time the worksheet is calculated making it impossible to have a single generated random string that will not change on a regular basis. The best way around this is to use a macro that will put the random strings into your workbook starting at a specific cell location

Run the macro, and whatever is in cells D4:D53 is overwritten by the random values. If you want the values written into a different location, change the Range statement near the beginning of the macro.

If you want to try it you can get it from my Skydrive: Download Random Numbers Generator

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Count Cells with Numbers

Excel Count Formula

If you need to count all cells with numbers you can use the Excel COUNT function which counts cells that contain numbers. Its syntax is:
=COUNT(value1, value2,…valueX).
value1, value2,…, valueX  can be cell references, or values typed into the COUNT formula.

Excel COUNT function example – count numbers in cells A2:A7.

  1. In the cell where you want to count number enter the following formula =COUNT (A2:A7)
  2. Press Enter to complete the formula

Excel Count Formula

The result will be 3, the number of cells that contain numbers.

Excel Count Formula Result

Cells A2, A4, and A6 aren’t counted, because they contains text

Note: Dates are stored as number, so the COUNT function will include any cells that contain dates.

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Find duplicate cells values in Excel 2010 & 2013

Duplicated Values result

To quickly find duplicate values in a Excel spreadsheet you can use Conditional Formatting under Home tab. There is a special rule for this called Duplicate Values…

Highlight the cells in which you want to find the duplicates and click on the Conditional Formatting | Highlight Cells Rules | Duplicate Values

Excel Duplicate Values

Select the formatting for duplicates and click OK.

Duplicated Values result

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Create a pie chart from distinct values from a single column

The Country column represents the data for which you want to create the pie chart (with percentage for each country). You need to add a column and fill it with 1 (this will be used to count how many times each country appears in my Country column).


Select the data from both columns and create a Pivot Table: go to Insert tab and click on the Pivot Table | PivotTable button. You have the option to create the pivot table in the same worksheet or on a new sheet)


On the PivotTable Field List drag Country to Row Labels and Count to Values.


Now select the pivot table data create the pie chart:


Using pivot tables allows you to update the data in the pie chart very easily – all you need is to update the Country column.