I am one of a two person IT department. Part of my job is to help employees and instruct them in the use of our in house applications. I’m happy to be of assistance . . . however, I can’t tell someone how to do their job and I have little patience for ineptitude
So . . .
An end user comes to my desk and asked me to show him how to do something . . . for the purposes of this post I will call him Duck . . . as in, What the Duck.
He wanted to summarize an spreadsheet report by product code and then total the costs by product code.
Easy peasy . . .
Right . . .
Duck has already been shown how to do similar things in comparable reports . . . it's the same procedure across all reports . . . on a number of different occasions.
No problem. I sigh inwardly and I give him a quick refresher on how to do this. It really is quite easy. So easy a caveman could do it.
You select ‘group by’ on an options drop down menu, select the ‘group by’ option then drag and drop to group the items by product code . . . bink . . . done.
Then you select ‘summary’ on the options drop down menu. Click the column you want to summarize . . . bink . . . done.
It gives a total by product code and a total of all product codes.
Exactly what Duck wanted and how he wanted it to look.
“Did you understand that?”, I asked him.
“Yes”, Duck replied. “Can you come over to my desk when you have time to show me how to do it?”
I . . . just . . . did . . . head explodes.
Green Balls Recipe:
1 - 10 Ounce Package Frozen Chopped Spinach
2 Cup Herb Stuffing Mix, Crushed
1 Cup Firmly Packed Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 C Melted Butter
4 Green Onions, Finely Chopped
3 Eggs, Beaten
Thaw and drain spinach.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Make 1 inch balls and place on greased cookie sheets or cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes. Watch closely because they will burn easily.
They are very good with a honey mustard dipping sauce, cranberry sauce, or by themselves.
Make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze them.