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Five free tools that add functionality to Excel 2013
One of the really great thingsrnabout Microsoft Office 2013 is that you can extend the functionality of thernvarious Office applications by running apps within the applications. These appsrnare available through the Microsoft Office Apps store. This article lists five handy apps for Excel.
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Bing Maps allows business data to be mapped within a spreadsheet.rnAfter selecting a data range, you can plot the data on a map.
PayPal Invoicing is a free invoicing app for Excel. It requires you torndownload PayPal’s invoicing workbook, which is also free. After doing so, yourncan populate the workbook with all the information you would normally includernon an invoice.
Although there are countless invoicing applications inrnexistence, the PayPal Invoicing App has one feature that sets it apart fromrnmany of the others. When you create an invoice, it contains a pay button. Yourrncustomers can click the button to pay the invoice, even if they don’t have arnPayPal account.
Although People Graph’s primary focus is people, it offers arnnumber of other icons, including moneybags, clocks, hearts, stars, diamonds,rnand even a cat.
Gaugernlets you create gauge charts within an Excel spreadsheet. What’s arngauge chart? It’s a chart that displays business data in a format similar to arncar speedometer.