Monday, January 22, 2007


Sometimes it's the little things...

My dad emailed today asking a question about Excel that seems simple, but it's one of those little things that can drive you crazy. If you've hidden a column in an Excel chart, where's the tool that enables you to unhide it? How can you select it once it's gone? What do you do to get it back?

I knew this one because once upon a time I went searching for the same solution in a panic after I'd hidden a couple of vitally important columns in a spreadsheet. I was rushing to meet a deadline and couldn't remember how to get the columns back. Just in case you ever experience that same kind of mind-blanking adrenalin rush, here are the steps:

Simple, but important. The line between visible and invisible is very thin. :)

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