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Calculating depreciation using the SLN function

When teaching depreciation in Introduction to Accounting, faculty always cover a variety of different depreciation methods, including straight-line depreciation. Next time you teach this topic, build your students’ Excel skills by showing them how to use the straight-line (SLN) function in Excel.

Use Excel PivotTables to quickly analyze grades

Use Excel PivotTables to quickly analyze grades Want to quickly sort the data in your Excel gradebook by category, such as section number or teaching assistant’s name? PivotTables let you view this data with ease.

Sort by color to group highlighted cells in Excel

Highlighting cells with different colors can help you quickly identify information in a spreadsheet. Excel also lets you sort by color to easily group all the information you’ve highlighted with a given color. Learn how.


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