Smart Tags

Using Smart tags in Excel

How to implement smart tags in Excel to get a stock quote

Click AutoCorrect options on the Tools menu.

Click the Smart Tags tab, and select the Label data with smart tags check box.

Type a recognized U.S. financial symbol (for example, ADBE, for Adobe Systems Inc) in an Excel cell.

Type the symbol in capital letters.

Click outside of the cell.

Move your mouse cursor over the purple triangle in the lower-right of the cell, and then click the arrow next to Smart Tag Actions to see a list of options.

Click Insert refreshable stock price.

In the Insert Stock Price dialog box, choose whether to insert the stock price on a new Excel worksheet or in a specific area of your current worksheet.  The data that is returned may fill a large portion of your Excel worksheet.

The Excel training video demonstrates the process.

Note: You can also use an add-in to insert a function that retrieves stock quotes and stock data in Excel.

Further reading:

Creating your own smart tags in Excel

Excel Smart Tags Sample

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