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Neale Blackwood

Neale is an accountant with over 30 years’ experience, specialising in spreadsheet consulting, training, writing and webinars. He has published over 120 Excel-related articles for INTHEBLACK magazine since 2002. He became a grandfather in 2014, the same year he had his first book published. He plays tennis, squash, badminton and enjoys ballroom dancing.

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Excel reporting dashboards: how to make them work for you


How the Excel LEN function helps you allocate values month by month


Allocating amounts across months


Uncover buried treasure by using mapping tables in Excel


Improve your Excel moves by converting a budget into a forecast

Convert a budget into a forecast in Excel


The frequent updates to Power BI mean that settings could change and things may look a bit different as time goes by.

Power BI Update: new features for business intelligence


'IF functions are one of the most common source of errors in Excel spreadsheets. Learn how to use them correctly.

How to use Excel's IF function


This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to use icons in Excel.

How to use icons in Excel


Hitting the slope charts in Excel


Excel's INDIRECT function is useful for carried forward balances

Understanding Excel's INDIRECT function