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15 downloads to improve Microsoft Office

15 downloads to improve Microsoft Office

Now you can get much more out of Microsoft Office, using these 15 great, indispensible downloads

Excel downloads

You don't need to be a spreadsheet pro if you want to get more out of Excel. With the following downloads, you can create a calendar, and get hundreds of new functions for managing your business.

Excel Calendar Template

Excel Calendar Template; click to view full-size image.

This program's name says it all: It's a template for Excel that lets you create a calendar. Included are 2008, 2009, and 2010, as well as several past years. The calendar covers popular holidays, and is elegant and easy to read; each month gets its own tab. It's great for printing, or for using right inside Excel.

You can customise the calendar's look by changing the colour scheme. In addition to a month-by-month calendar, you also get a year at a glance, including a space for notes.

Download Excel Calendar Template | Price: Free

Business Functions

Business Functions; click to view full-size image.

Looking to use Excel to run your business? Then you'll want this free add-in, which has 500 functions to help with just about any business analysis, budgeting, or tracking you require. Need functions specifically for real estate, such as those having to do with rent? They're in here. So are functions for other specific industries, as well as hundreds of general-purpose functions.

No need to run this program separately; it integrates directly with Excel, and is available as menu options. No matter what you desire for your business, it probably has something for you, including a nifty time-chart creator and much more.

Download Business Functions | Price: Free

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