Settings in Excel 2013 2010 2007 2003

How to customize your local Excel chart settings

Default installation of Excel have reasonable presets for chart types and colors, but you can change those defaults according your own preferences.

How to customize your local Excel

Excel is heavily used by all Microsoft Office users and automatically opened workbooks, customizations of menu, recent documents and start screen allow you to save a lot of time.

How to turn on/off the Quick Analysis Feature

When you select a range of data, Excel displays a Quick Analysis button in the lower-right corner of the range. But this option can be turned off.

How to change default chart

When Excel is installed, the default chart is a 2-D Column chart but you can easily change the default chart type.

How to change the default colors that Excel uses for chart series

Every workbook uses a palette of 56 colors, but you can change palette for the current workbook or even change the default colors for new workbooks.

How to manage Add-ins

Some function in Excel is available only when the add-in is installed. For example, Solver or the Analysis group is not available in standard ribbons, you need to install the add-in before you can use it. See also Using Solver.

Creating a Drop-Down List in a Cell

This tip will show you how to display a drop-down list in a cell.

Using a form for data entry

Sometimes you need to manage lists where the information is arranged in rows. Excel offers a simple way to work with this big data in rows.

Show the Developer tab

You should display the Developer tab when you want to write macros, run macros that you previously recorded, or create applications to use with Microsoft Office programs. Do the following:

Opening Workbooks Automatically

If you work with the same workbooks every day it will be helpful to open specific workbook files automatically whenever you start Excel. Any workbooks placed in the XLStart folder open automatically.