It's a Frame-Up
In normal circumstances, the printed worksheets don't usually include grids, but
you can add links borders or frames. To do this, select the area of your
worksheet you want to format and click on Range > Properties. Here click on the
Color, Pattern and Line Style tab and choose the border and frame styles you
want to apply.
To disable the opening splash and welcome screens, right-click the shortcut that
opens Lotus 1-2-3 and click on Properties. At the end of the Target line, type
'/q'. To disable only the logo screen, type '/s' (without the quotes). Hence, if
the Lotus is installed in C:\Lotus, the command line would be
C:\LOTUS\123\123W.EXE /L EN /q
Streamlined Data Entry
If you complain of sore fingered because of using Tab button to jump between
cells, then this will definitely help. You can select the cells where you intend
to add data. now you can enter data into the first cell and press Enter to more
the cursor to the next highlighted cell. You can even select disjoint groups of
cells that are not concurrent.
To create custom SmartFill lists, click on File > User Setup > SmartFill Setup.
Click on New List, enter a name for the list and click on OK. click on Add Item
to add items to the list.
To quickly format a range of cells, select a range and click on Range > Range
Properties. Under the Name Style tab, click Style Gallery and pick one of the
Beam it to Me
If you want to add hyperlinks with in your spreadsheet, you can add an Internet
button with the URL anywhere on the sheet. Using the Internet SmartIcons, click
on the Create Internet Button icon, enter the text you want to appear on the
button and the URL it should point to. Click on OK to create the button.
You can make it easier to navigate around a spreadsheet by Freezing row and
column labels so that they are perennially visible onscreen. Click on a cell
just below row labels and/or one to the right of the column labels. Click on
View > Titles. Make the appropriate selections and click OK. To 'unfreeze' these
panes, uncheck these boxes in the Titles dialog box.
Home in on the Range
If you have a massive sheet, and you have trouble moving from one part of it to
another, a good idea is a to identify a range of cells by a name. Select the
range of cells and right click it. On the context menu, click on Name and type a
name for the range. You can use Edit > Go to quickly jump across ranges.
Charts are as Easy as Pie
To generate an elementary chart, select the cells which contain the data and
click on Create > Chart. The cursor will now turn into a crosshair with a chart
icon on it. Click on the cell you want to place the chart.