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Online, he's known as Mr. Excel, but offline, he's better known as Bill Jelen, a real-life Excel expert. Bill has over 18 years of spreadsheet experience. He has been doing Excel consulting since 1998 and it is now his full-time gig.

Bill works with clients all over the world, designing custom Excel applications, solving their Excel emergencies and providing tips and hints that help Excel users get the most out of their spreadsheet applications.

When he first launched MrExcel.com, Bill had no idea it would take off the way it did. When he received his first two questions five days after the site went live, he didn't know the answer to either one! He forced himself to learn Excel from his user's perspective, using the program in ways that were new to him.

By relating to other Excel users rather than programmers, he firmly believes that there are two ways to program every application. There is an easy and a right way. He'd much rather spend the extra time to give his clients the right solutions that save more time over the long haul than give them the easy solutions that will consume more of the clients' time than they should.

About Easy-XL

Easy-XL is a partnership between Bill Jelen of MrExcel.com and InformationActive Inc., a software company based in Ottawa, Canada.

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  • Copy the Quick Stats Values to the Clipboard
    The question came during an Excel seminar in Tampa: Wouldn’t it be cool if you could copy the statistics from the status bar to the clipboard for later pasting to a range? I pressed the person who asked the question on exactly how the paste should work. Of course, you can not paste the statistics(...)
  • Why One Comma in $1234,567?
    A week ago, I was invited by Areef Ali to do three Excel seminars in the beautiful twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. At one of the breaks in the first day, one of the students in the class showed me the most perplexing problem in her Excel. She and her co-worker, both using two(...)
  • Learn Excel – “Eliminate Worksheet Bottlenecks with Fast Excel V3″: Podcast #1892
    Microsoft Excel MVP Charles “Fast” Williams just released V3 of his Fast Excel add-in. I had the opportunity to see Charles demo this product recently in Amsterdam and it blew me away. Today, Learn Excel from MrExcel Podcast #1892 is a review of the Fast Excel add-in and shows some of my favorite features of the(...)
  • Learn Excel – “Graphics Prototyping with SmartArt”: Podcast #1891
    If you are great at Excel and lousy at Photoshop, why not use the Excel SmartArt tools to rapidly create prototype graphics for your web designer? All you have to worry about is the message and Excel will make the graphics look good. Today, Episode #1891 gives you a start to the process. So, after(...)
  • Learn Excel – “Charting Improvements in Excel 2013″
    Change is nice. And no, there is no ‘Learn Excel from MrExcel’ Podcast today… we’ve an article to read instead. Is your Excel work ‘chart Heavy’? Do you do a lot of Charting in Microsoft Excel? Curious about Charting in Excel 2013? Well, MrExcel is here to tell you that Charting improved greatly in Excel(...)