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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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  • Business Intelligence Bootcamp – April 22-24, 2014
    In case you missed it, on April 22-24, 2014 Bill “MrExcel” Jelen will be in Bentonville, Arkansas to meet up with Michael Alexander on put on a great Business Intelligence Boot Camp Seating is limited and it is coming down to the wire – check it out! Back
  • Learn Excel “=INFO(“Directory”) to find Path”: Podcast #1876
    Suppose that you want to use some VBA to save a file to the Desktop. But what is the real Path to the desktop? It is not C:\Desktop\. In today’s Episode #1876, Bill shows us an arcane Function “= INFO” to return the Path of the current Workbook. …This blog is the video podcast companion(...)
  • Learn Excel – “Launch Rockets with Excel (Rapid Prototyping)”: Podcast #1875
    Bill serves up an ‘Out of This World‘ treat today! In Episode #1875, NASA’s Steven Cox explains how he used Excel’s Shapes and Hyperlinks to Prototype a Rocket Launch System in Excel. For information on NASA Social visit the “NASA Social” website here.  To view more from the event, visit: NASASocial SpaceX3 Here Alloy Jared on(...)
  • Learn Excel – “MrExcel Review of Excel for iPad!”: Podcast #1874
    Something a little different today as Bill switches to the iPad for some Excel-lent entertainment and this is what he reports today in Episode #1874 “I am very impressed with Excel for the iPad. Today, a 20-minute deep dive into Excel for the iPad (Episode #1874) to see which features are supported and which are not.(...)
  • Ready to Step Up? PowerPivot Alchemy Can Help
    “PowerPivot Alchemy: Patterns and Techniques for Excel“ “PowerPivot Alchemy [by Bill Jelen and Rob Collie] is far less ‘techie’ than other PowerPivot books…all you have to do is follow the pattern, and you will have something awesome to show for your time and attention.” —Bill Jelen, MrExcel.com PowerPivot is an amazing new add-in for Excel(...)