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User Voice Fixes Pivot Table Default Settings

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I ve been using Pivot Tables in Excel for twenty years or more. They are one of the features that have made Excel such a killer program. Pivot Tables are easy to use after a bit of learning, and they re fast and flexible. And the Pivot Table default settings used to be alright.

A few Excel versions ago, I believe in Excel 2007, Microsoft added some additional layouts to Pivot Tables, so in addition to the historic Tabular layout, you can now choose Compact or Outline. The problem is that they made Compact the default, and except for the simplest Pivot Tables, I never want to use Compact, I always want the Tabular layout. So right after I build a Pivot Table, I need to fix it. (This may have been Yet Another Reason to hate Excel 2007.)

There are a few other default settings that I need to correct these as well, though they were never as annoying as the Compact layout.

Let me illustrate the problem. I have a simple Table with the headings Greek (containing Alpha , Beta , or Gamma ), Latin (containing A , B , or C ), Arabic (containing (1, 2, 3, or 4), and Values (containing a random two-decimal-digit number between 3 and 8). When I insert a Pivot Table with Greek in the columns area, Latin and Arabic in the rows area, and Values in the values area, here is the out-of-the-box default Pivot Table.

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What s wrong with this Pivot Table?

  1. It s in compact layout, which means all of the row pivot fields are compressed into one column, with field items indented according to their order in the rows area. The field names are not shown at the top of the field; instead there is a single label called Row Labels.
  2. There are subtotals, and I usually do not want subtotals.
  3. There are grand totals on rows and columns, and I usually want no subtotals at all, and if I do want subtotals, I usually only want column totals, or sometimes only row totals.
  4. The columns have all been autofitted, so the first two columns are very wide, and all columns have different widths. When the Pivot Table is refreshed, these widths are subject to change due to the autofitting.

So I have to go to the Pivot Table ribbon tab and fix the first three problems, and to Pivot Table Options to fix the column autofitting. Yeah, big deal, it s only 30 seconds, but it s 30 seconds each, and it s easy to forget to fix them all, and anyway, it s a pain.

For all those years I was merely annoyed about Excel s Pivot Table default settings, Bill Mr Excel Jelen went further, and lobbied with every Excel user and every Microsoft Excel product team member to change them. For years this had no effect, other than he became well known within the Excel product group.

But then Microsoft introduced User Voice, an online forum that lets users suggest new features and improvements to existing features, and vote on other suggestions. Microsoft reads all of the suggestions, and those suggestions with the most votes are considered for inclusion in their product.

Two weeks ago, the official Excel Team blog contained an article entitled PivotTables just got personal. Long story short, they ve implemented Bill s suggestion, and in a very flexible way. Instead of simply changing the Pivot Table default layout back to Tabular, they allow users to set all Pivot Table options to create a custom Pivot Table default. This feature is available to all Excel 2016 users with Office 365, as long as they have gotten the recent updates.

Here s how to change your Pivot Table default settings. On Excel s File tab, select Excel Options, and click on Data in the Excel Options dialog.

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Click the Edit Default Layout button to open the Edit Default Layout button.

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Layout Import uses the settings of an existing Pivot Table as the new custom default layout (I happened to have cell S21 selected when I opened the dialog; this cell was not in any Pivot Table). You can start with that, or simply make any changes in the dialog. You can see that I ve already fixed them all.

You can even click the Pivot Table Options button to access any settings in the entire Pivot Table Options dialog, like that pesky Autofit Column Widths setting.

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After correcting my Pivot Table default settings, when I insert a pivot table, here is the absolute first view of the result. I don t need to change anything!

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Thanks Microsoft, thanks User Voice, and thanks Mr Excel for his tireless whining lobbying to make this improvement to Excel. I hope this Pivot Table Default Layout feature becomes the model for how users interact with all Excel defaults in the future.

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Ultimately means achieving your most free and natural sound. These vocalizations will help your voice blossom and grow as I identify your strengths and weaknesses as a singer. We will work on pitch awareness, range, projection, stamina, expression, depth of sound, vocal clarity and control, dynamics, resonance, and flexibility in order to achieve your greatest vocal potential. You will sing with less effort, release strain and tension, and develop a renewed sense of freedom in your singing.

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I also work with students in leadership positions who are looking to have greater command of their speaking voice and develop strong public speaking skills. By using singing as a vehicle to achieve your goals you will have better control of your vocal ability, increase your confidence, and communicate more effectively.

Q: What ages do you teach?
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Q: Do you teach group classes?
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Q: What are your teaching hours and how long is each lesson?
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Thank you for your possible interest in working with us at Travel Outlook!

Travel Outlook is a company that provides voice reservations services for a select group of hotels. We are a virtual company, which means that we all work from home offices. We take pride in the fact that in our industry, we’re the best.

You’re applying for a position as one of our work-from-home reservations specialists. This means that you will work from a suitable home office, receiving incoming reservation calls that have been routed to you by our sophisticated contact center phone system. Working from home offers many benefits.

  • Productivity Many people prefer an at-home environment to be able to concentrate and work more productively.
  • Comfort Home offices are more comfortable. You can design your own work area, sit on the couch, stand, pace do whatever feels best.
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CUSTOMER SERVICE and COURTESY IS PARAMOUNT You will have a crucial position within our company, because you will be the main representative for our company to both our clients and to their hotel guests. Most likely, in the past you have made a hotel reservation over the phone….think about how the person you spoke with made an indelible first impression in your mind about the hotel. Your role is absolutely critical in our clients’ success. In addition to a warm personal presence, our team members must demonstrate creative problem solving. The most important part of your job will be to provide pleasant, effective service whenever you are called on, and you can expect the same experience when working with other Travel Outlook personnel. We need to make everyone we work with – especially our hotel clients and their guests feel cherished and important.

SALESMANSHIP Professional salesmanship is also important, and we will provide highly-focused, proven sales training for you which focuses on two important areas of hotel sales proficiency: conversion, and nightly rate maximization. Conversion is the measurement of how often you will convert an incoming phone call to a hotel reservation, and, of course we strive to convert as many calls to bookings as we can for our hotel clients. Travel Outlook is known for achieving some of the highest conversion rates in the industry. Rate Maximization refers to the nightly hotel room rate that the caller pays to stay in the hotel, and our sales training focuses on achieving the highest hotel rate for each call. This requires the ability to listen to the caller, and to recognize and capitalize on opportunities to book at the higher rate. We’ll go over these techniques in detail during our sales training.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS Often, we connect directly into a hotel s property management system, so you may learn to enter information into multiple property management systems as well as learning about the features and benefits of each particular hotel. To achieve this, we have specific requirements regarding training availability, your technical skills, your computer equipment, and your Internet connection. The application process covers these in detail, but at minimum, the basic requirements are:

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TRAINING Please note that you must also agree in writing to a background check before employment with us, and we will conduct this check. Employment status is contingent on an acceptable background check. Travel Outlook also reserves the right to perform third-party drug testing on all employees as permitted under your state’s law.

Once hired, you will complete 20 40 hours of group training prior to answering any incoming calls. This includes:

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All training and regularly scheduled hours will be paid bi-weekly in the appropriate pay period. You will be required to complete all four sections of training within four weeks of being hired. Training will take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm MST and will include approximately 30 hours of group and paid self-led sessions.

Additionally, as you progress with Travel Outlook, each month you will be required to complete up to 8 hours of paid continuing education outside of your regularly scheduled work hours.

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Many on our team have found that working in our industry can be interesting and fulfilling. We are always adding new clients in different areas, and you are always welcome to visit these hotels in accordance with our company policies.

Thank you for your interest in us, and we look forward to working with you.

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Kolkata: Actor Vikram Chatterjee on Tuesday gave a statement to the Kolkata Police about the car crash on 29 April that killed model Sonika Chauhan. He was questioned by the police for several hours after he arrived at the Tollygunge police station around 10 pm. Mr Chatterjee was served a notice on May 4, the day he was discharged from the hospital, to record his statement by May 10. Five of Sonika Chauhan’s friends, who were with her on the fateful night, have already made police statements. They are expected to make statements to court today.

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“There is a silent kind of intimidation going on. After I posted on social media, I got calls saying, ‘Don’t push it too much’. I am still speaking out but people are worried about repercussions,” Sonika’s friend Nil, a fashion designer, said.

Nil’s words were echoed by Pranadhika Sinha, who launched the ‘Justice for Sonika’ campaign, which has garnered over 5,000 signatures.

“There is a cover up going on. Where is the toxicology report,” she asked.

“The petition will keep the fight for justice for Sonika alive. Vikram went to court on Friday. He has to appear in court again in September. I don’t want people to forget,” Ms Sinha added.

Vikram Chatterjee, who is already back to work, is also finding a lot of support on the ‘Voice for Vikram’ page. “Don’t worry Vikram da, we are with you,” one supporter posted.

Joint Commissioner (Crime) Vishal Garg of the Kolkata Police said that CCTV footage and bills have been collected from clubs visited by the couple on the fateful night. He added that the staff is being questioned and forensics awaited. Mr Chatterjee’s blood sample, he said, was collected soon after the crash.


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Free phone service FreedomPop unveils $20 ‘Unlimited’ plan

Free phone service FreedomPop is serving up a $20-a-month all-you-can-eat option.

Unveiled on Thursday, the new “Unlimited Everything” plan offers unlimited talk, text, and data for the $20 monthly fee. The only apparent drawback is that once you consume more than 1GB, your data speed drops from 4G to 3G. Free tethering is also included with all new LTE phones to turn them into wireless hot spots.

Founded in 2011, and initially backed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, FreedomPop offers free but limited Net-based phone service (as well as Internet access) by way of wireless broadband. It also offers paid phone plans that include more voice and text but still cap the data (the Unlimited Everything plan does away with the data limit). The company’s services are available only in selected areas.

In line with its official shift to Sprint’s 4G LTE network. FreedomPop is also offering a few new LTE phones. The Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, and Victory join the Galaxy S2, the HTC EVO 4G, and the iPhone 5 as part of the mobile provider’s lineup. All new LTE phones automatically come with the free mobile broadband service that offers 200 voice calls, 500 texts, and 500 megabytes of data per month.

“Now that we have complete access to the most expansive wireless network, we are able to fully upgrade our device portfolio to the high-end smartphones that our customers want,” FreedomPop Chief Operating Officer Steven Sesar said in a statement.

As always, though, you have the option of buying a phone with FreedomPop or bringing your own device to the service. Customers can carry over various Android phones as well as the Sprint-compatible iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or iPhone 5 handsets.

You can find out if FreedomPop’s mobile service is available in your area and check out its phones, hot-spot devices, and mobile plans at the company’s website .

Further, FreedomPop has launched a new Android app called FreedomPop Free Voice and Text. As per its name, the app lets users of Android phones directly sign up for and tap into the company’s free voice and text services to make calls, send texts, and access voicemail. Through the over-the-top communications app, users can also request a new phone number or port over an existing number.

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