Each new version of Microsoft Excel brings new features to make spreadsheet work easier. This blog post will highlight some of the most important new features in Excel 2016. These features are worth exploring, regardless of whether you’re new to Excel or an experienced user.
1. Data Transformation: Get and Transform
Are you ever forced to manually copy and paste data into a spreadsheet? It would be amazing if all your company’s data could be consolidated into one location for sharing, analysis and reporting. This is possible with the Get & Transform option. There are many databases you can connect to, including Teradata, Oracle, and Netezza. You can also connect files (such.csv), folders, or personal OneDrive accounts. You have many options that will help you refine the data before you import it into Excel. Power Query makes it easy to quickly advance your data by “mashing” multiple data sets from different sources. This makes pivot tables more powerful than if you only have one spreadsheet.
2. Excel Online Collaboration Tools
Excel 2016 also offers a great collaboration tool: you can share your file with other people without needing to send them the software. Unlike previous versions of Microsoft Office 2016, co-authors don’t need to have an Office 365 subscription in order to view or work on files stored online. This can be done using Excel Online without any cost. It is now easier than ever for those who don’t know Excel desktop to work on the spreadsheets they have shared. This is also possible with A1office’s mobile application XLSX editor and viewer
3. Excel Mobile Insights
Cloud services can be used to analyze data when working on mobile devices like tablets and phones. These devices should be accessible from anywhere you are, not just at work or home. Excel Mobile for Windows 10 devices offers insights that help to deliver a more personal experience. These insights are based on the software’s suggestions and location services like GPS. This improves the user experience, regardless of whether your spreadsheet is online or offline.
4. New Visualization Tools & Charts
Excel 2016 offers many new tools that allow you to create stunning charts and graphs. You can use the “insights” option to visualize your data in new ways. It draws information from both within Excel and external sources. These visualizations can be shared with others by being annotated and highlighted.
5. New Design Themes
Excel 2016 offers a number of new design themes to make it easier for users to create spreadsheets. Many users will also be pleased to learn that Excel 2016 does not depend on Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This makes it much easier to personalize their workbooks using keyboard shortcuts, such as auto filters and pivot tables.
6. Grammar Tools for Lists
Grammar tools for lists are part of Excel Online’s collaboration tools. This feature formats the items in your lists based on the rules that you have set up. This feature will automatically format items in your lists based on your rules. For example, if you have items that are supposed to be written in bullet points or numbers (with appropriate indents), the feature will apply this formatting so that you don’t have to spend your time justifying, bulleting and numbering each item.
7. New Commands and Functions
Excel’s command buttons can now be found at the top of Ribbon. This means that instead of searching for them under “Insert”, or scrolling through multiple menus, all information is available on one screen. Other improvements include new commands and functions that allow users to work with text, tables, and data more efficiently. These tools make it easier to create complex formulas.
8. Connected Apps and OpenAPI Providers
Excel 2016 developers now have the option to use the Open-application Programming Interface (OpenAPI) This allows third-party services and apps to connect to Excel, allowing you to automate tasks like importing data from a website or saving it to cloud storage. This improves the user experience, making it easier to create, modify, and share spreadsheets quicker and more efficient than ever before.
9. Business Add-Ins
Excel 2016 offers many add-ins that will help businesses save time, increase productivity, and more. Power Query, for example, allows you to import data directly from web services and databases. You can also save queries to share with others and link back to a worksheet. Excel Online also offers this feature.
10. Excel 2016 allows users to import specific views from other files to make their spreadsheets more interactive.
This allows you to save time and allow you to concentrate on the task at hand. Users simply need to select the workbook and then choose the view or sheet they wish to copy and paste in their spreadsheet.