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XBRL International, a global consortium of more than 200 accounting, technology and financial service organizations, releases version 2.1 of extensible business reporting language (XBRL), a protocol for electronic financial reporting ( www.xbrl.org/newsandevents/index.asp?sid=4 ). The new implementation will make it easier for software developers to create XBRL tools that work without major modifications to operating systems.

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Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.