Carol's Ramblings

Spring has Sprung – Sort of…

Yes, I know Spring has not officially started, but as I have stated many times in the past, despite what the calendar says, Mother Nature lets me know when Spring is here.  The birds can be heard trilling and singing when I open my eyes in the morning and the peepers greet me every morning singing sweetly when I leave the house. Every evening when I return the peepers’ chorus is very loud letting me know that yes, Spring has arrived (for me anyway).

I have been very busy writing articles and knitting, which is what I do to relax.  It has certainly taught me patience, which is a very good thing and why I stick with it.  I have a baby shower coming up in a few weeks and so I patiently sat many evenings knitting a sweater, hat and booties which will be my gift along with a book.

I have also been busy with my grandchildren, taking them shopping and outfitting them for Easter.  We had a trip to a nature center as well to learn about Maple and Walnut trees are tapped for sap and how the sap is boiled to make that tasty syrup we put on our pancakes and waffles.

Yes, I am excited for Spring and the rebirth of everything and I hope that you are as well.  Remember to look after each other and be kind to one another – let the folks you care about – know it – we are not promised tomorrow!

Until next time, take care…


Excel 2013

How to Create A Workbook Clone in Excel

There may come a  time when you would like to make a copy of your workbook, without affecting the original. Excel does provide an easy method to do this.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Display the Open dialog box. (If you are using Excel 2007, click Office button | Open. If you are using Excel 2010 , click File | Open. If you are using Excel 2013, click File | Open | Computer |Browse.
  2. Select the workbook you would like to make a copy of.
  3. Click on the down-arrow on the right-hand side of the Open button. Excel will displas a list of different ways you can open the selected workbook.
  4. Select Open As Copy . Excel will  open a copy of the workbook.

The workbook that has been opened will use the same file name, but Excel will attach something at the beginning of the file name, as a prefix. For instance, you might see the file name prefixed with Customers copy or Copy (1). Thus, if the original workbook you selected in above is named Customers.xlsx, Excel will create a workbook named Copy of Budget.xlsx” or “Copy (1)Budget.xlsx.” If you want to rename the file, you will need to either use the Save As command, or rename the workbook after closing it.

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