How to make a spreadsheet to track weight, with a graph 

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Today is Sunday, December 6
Saint Nicholas Day

>From Cora
Thank you, Thank you, Webby,
My windows 10 now feels like 7 again.  
If any out there are unhappy with windows 10, 
do what DearWebby said.  You won't regret it.
Happy again, 

>From Neil
Re speakers for laptop

If Denise has a Win 10 laptop it likely has bluetooth built 
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Aliexpress Bluetooth

Another option is to purchase wireless bluetooth speakers for 
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Merry Christmas!


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______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Lydia Re: Spreadsheet for tracking weight Dear Webby, I need an Excel spreadsheet to track my weight. Unfortunately I have long forgotten all about spreadsheets, so please tell me in small words like you did in the late 80's. And with a graph! Btw., my average weight now is around 150. Thanks Lydia Dear Lydia Sounds like you successfully cured your anorexia! Congratulations! For the graph to make sense it's best to ignore the bottom part, and only show the variations. So let's deduct the bottom 130 pounds and only show what is above 130. Men just focus on the top anyway. OK, in the first column we put the date. Type 12/1/2015 into the first cell. Right Click on it, Format Cells Select Date, and on the right side 14-Mar or whatever short date format you want. OK Now go into the cell below that and type +a1+1. Actually that is Quattro Style, but Excel will "correct" that to =+a1+1 That will show 2-Dec Now copy that cell with CTRL C Paste it down in the same column about 10 rows You might have to click on the big A column header to highlight the entire column, and format the date. On to column B Here you will enter your weight. Just enter some example numbers between 140 and 160. Column C =IF(B1>0,B1-130,"") That first checks if there IS something in column B. If there isn't, there is no point deducting 130 from nothing. However, if there IS something there, it deducts 130 from that, and puts it into Column C. If there is nothing, it does nothing. Leaves cell C empty. Copy that formula down column C as far as you want. Now it gets tricky. Smear column A to selct it. Hold down CTRL and smear colum C down just as far. Yes, I know, normally that would loose the previously selected column A. In this case it doesn't. Once you have Column A and C selected down to equal length, click on the Graph button above. Select either the top for upright bars or the third for lines. The top one works well for what you want. Highlight that and hit Next And Next again Then you can fill in the titles. For the top title type, for example: Weight above 130 Then click on Legend above, and take the checkmark off. That is only if you have different sets of data, for example also the weight of ol Chubby. Then you would use different color bars for you and for him. Then click finish Next rightclick on the dates at the bottom. Excel always messes them up. Right-click them and select Format Axis Select for example 3/14 or any short version. If the date is not rotated to save space, you can do that there too. Same for fonts. The rest is just dragging the graph to where you want it, squishing parts and selecting colors. Once you have made one, you will see how easy it is. Just keep in mind that weird, non-standard way of selecting data ranges. Once you have reached the bottom of the example, you don't have to dump the graph. You can adjust the ranges. Right-click between the columns Select Source Data OK, there you see a witches brew of Gobbledigook. In that you will spot the numbers of the lowest used cells, for example two occurrences of 16, one for the dates and one for the top weights. Change those two to for example 50. Now the graph takes the data for 50 days. If you change it to 365, it will do it for a year. That is all there is to it. Have FUN! DearWebby _____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ >From Petra: I wish to complain - the instructions on your deodorant were very misleading. I followed your instructions on a stick of deodorant to the letter: 'Take Off Top, Push Up Bottom', and was left semi-naked in some not inconsiderable pain. And it didn't help my perspiring. ______________________________________________________ If you can help with the cost of the Humor Letter, please donate what you can! ______________________________________________________ Daily tip from Almond Crescent Cookies A twist on the classic sugar cookie recipe, these almond horns are perfect for a Christmas tea or enjoyed alongside hot cocoa on a snowy afternoon. Approximate Time: 90 minutes Yield: 6 dozen Ingredients: 1 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 3 Tbsp milk 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp amaretto 3 cups flour 1.5 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup cornstarch 1 cup almonds, ground 1 cup confectioners sugar Steps: Mix sugar, butter, egg, milk, and salt thoroughly. Gradually add in flour, baking powder, cornstarch and amaretto until dough is smooth and pliable. Fold in almond bits. Shape dough into small logs (about 1 inch long) and bend to form crescents. Bake at 375 degrees F for 7-9 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then roll in confectioners sugar. Source: My Italian Grandmother :-) By Rae G. [21] ______________________________________________________
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1492 Columbus discovered Hispaniola (now Haiti) and 
 the Dominican Republic. 
1774 Austria became the first nation to introduce a state 
 education system. 
1865 The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was 
 ratified. The amendment abolished slavery in the U.S. 
1877 Thomas Edison demonstrated the first gramophone, 
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1884 The construction of the Washington Monument was 
 completed by Army engineers. The project took 34 years. 
1889 Jefferson Davis died in New Orleans. He was the first 
 and only president of the Confederate States of America. 
1907 In Monongah, WV, 361 people were killed in America's 
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1917 More than 1,600 people died when two munitions ships 
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1917 Finland proclaimed independence from Russia. 
1921 The Catholic Irish Free State was created as a self
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1926 In Italy, Benito Mussolini introduced a tax on 
1947 Everglades National Park in Florida was dedicated 
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1957 America's first attempt at putting a satellite into 
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1982 11 soldiers and 6 civilians were killed when a bomb 
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1983 In Jerusalem, a bomb planted on a bus exploded killing 
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1989 The worst mass shooting in Canadian history occurred when 
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1990 Iraq announced that it would release all its 2,000 
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1992 In India, thousands of Hindu extremists destroyed a 
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1994 Orange County, CA, filed for bankruptcy protection due 
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1997 A Russian Antonov 124 military transport crashed into a 
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1998 In Venezuela, former Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chavez was 
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1998 Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour connected 
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2002 Winona Ryder was sentenced to 36 months of probation and 
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2002 Officials released the detailed plans for a $4.7 million 
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