Exponential trend equation and forecast

If the data is strictly positive and increases or decreases rapidly with a constantly increasing rate, the best type of trend line is exponential. See more about the different types of trendlines you can create in Excel:

Polynomial trend equation and forecast

If the data set is large enough and the data alternately increases and decreases, fluctuates - go up and down, the best type of trend line is polynomial. However, keep in mind that the polynomial trend is intended to describe the current data set and calculate the values within it. It is not intended for making predictions at all. See more about the different types of trendlines you can create in Excel:

Power trend equation and forecast

If you have data with only positive values that show a steady increase or decrease with a fixed rate of growth or decline, use the power trendline. See more about the different types of trendlines you can create in Excel:

How to add text to the connector in the flowchart

When you create the process flow chart, process map, business flow diagram, or data flow diagrams and UML activity diagrams, you often need to add some text or labels to the connectors. Unlike many other free and commercial diagram drawing packages, Microsoft Office shapes provide extremely rich text formatting features.

How to create a cycle flow chart using four arrows in a circle

If you create a diagram, graphic, or even flow chart with cyclic procedures, you can use predefined SmartArt graphics, but the Cycle diagrams set is very limited. Moreover, modification of SmartArt graphics is not easy, and sometimes you will spend a lot of time on even trivial changes. So, it is easier to create your own arrows in a circle diagram if you want to add a fresh look to your presentation.

Select special types of cells

While working in Excel, you may need to find certain types of cells in your worksheets. For example, cells that contain comments, formulas, or only formulas with errors. See how to select all the embedded charts on the worksheet and how to select a large data range in one click in Excel.

Creating and using named ranges

Named ranges (also known as defined ranges) are a powerful feature in Excel that allows you to assign a symbolic name to a cell, range of cells, or formula. These defined names are a convenient replacement for the address of a cell, data range, or formula in other formulas, charts, diagrams, shapes, etc.

How to stress cyclic processes using two arrow circle diagram

If you want to stress the cyclic nature in a diagram, schema or chart will be useful to create circling arrows or arrows in a circle and use them for the background picture.
PowerPoint proposes several predefined features for circular diagrams, such as SmartArt, and you can find plenty of them on the Internet. However, it is easy to create your own diagram to give your presentation a professional look.

Turn off or on automatically opening of Design Ideas pane

The new PowerPoint Designer feature automatically generates design ideas on the new Design Ideas pane. By default, this pane appears on the right side of the slide and can be very useful for creative users:

How to work with a large number of objects in Excel

When you work with many graphical objects such as pictures, charts, text boxes, shapes, etc., it is sometimes challenging to select one of the objects - it can lay behind other objects, or it can be too small, etc.
Excel proposes an excellent feature named Selection pane to help navigate between different objects and groups.