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Excel 2003 Formulasby John Walkenbach
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Everything you need to know about
Heres the formula for Excel excellence
Formulas are the lifeblood of spreadsheets, and no one can bring a spreadsheet to life like John Walkenbach. In this detailed reference guide, he delves deeply into understanding, creating, and applying formulas in everything from basic workbooks to charts, pivot tables, and more advanced Excel applications. He examines financial formulas, explores the many options made possible with array formulas, teaches you to develop custom worksheet functions with VBA, and much more. Once again, "Mr. Spreadsheet" will astound you with the breadth and depth of Excels capacity.
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This reference guide explains the principles and techniques for the creation and application of formulas in workbooks, charts, pivot tables, and advanced Excel applications. Walkenback (a consultant) examines financial formulas, considers array formulas and the options they make possible, and offers instructions for developing custom worksheet functions with VBA. A companion CD-ROM contains a trial version of Power Utility Pak 5 and about 90 sample workbooks illustrating key formula concepts.
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Excel is the standard among spreadsheet applications and is an indispensable tool in the business community. This book helps readers master the basic formula facts, including absolute and relative references, operators, error values, naming techniques and more.
Everything you need to know about
* Mastering operators, error values, naming techniques, and absolute versus relative references
* Debugging formulas and using the auditing tools
* Importing and exporting XML files and mapping the data to specific cells
* Using Excel 2003's rights management feature
* Working magic with array formulas
* Developing custom formulas to produce the results you need
Here's the formula for Excel excellence
Formulas are the lifeblood of spreadsheets, and no one can bring a spreadsheet to life like John Walkenbach. In this detailed reference guide, he delves deeply into understanding, creating, and applying formulas in everything from basic workbooks to charts, pivot tables, and more advanced Excel applications. He examines financial formulas, explores the many options made possible with array formulas, teaches you to develop custom worksheet functions with VBA, and much more. Once again, "Mr. Spreadsheet" will astound you with the breadth and depth of Excel's capacity.
* Trial version of the author's award-winning Power Utility Pak 5
* More than 90 sample workbooks illustrating key formula concepts
Part of the bestselling Power Pack family of technical guides, this book is an excellent resource for learning the tips and techniques about maximizing formulas, one of the most powerful spreadsheet tools Helps the reader master basic formula facts, including absolute vs. relative references, operators, error values, naming techniques, and more Offers practical tips on using Excel' s worksheet functions in formulas, using formulas to enhance charts and pivot tables, developing custom worksheet functions with VBA, using powerful array formulas, and debugging Written by one of the leading authorities on spreadsheet programs who also maintains the popular online Spreadsheet Page CD-ROM includes more than ninety example workbooks that illustrate key concepts for the book, as well as the author' s award-winning Power Utility Pak
About the Author
John Walkenbach, principal of JWalk and Associates Inc., is a leading authority on spreadsheet software and creator of the award-winning Power Utility Pak. He has written more than 30 spreadsheet books and over 300 articles and reviews for publications including PC World, InfoWorld, and Windows, and maintains the popular Spreadsheet Page at www.j-walk.com/ss.
Table of Contents
Part I: Basic Information.
Chapter 1: Excel in a Nutshell.
Chapter 2: Basic Facts about Formulas.
Chapter 3: Working with Names.
Part II: Using Functions in Your Formulas.
Chapter 4: Introducing Worksheet Functions.
Chapter 5: Manipulating Text.
Chapter 6: Working with Dates and Times.
Chapter 7: Counting and Summing Techniques.
Chapter 8: Using Lookup Functions.
Chapter 9: Databases and Lists.
Chapter 10: Miscellaneous Calculations.
Part III: Financial Formulas.
Chapter 11: Introducing Financial Formulas.
Chapter 12: Discounting and Depreciation Financial Functions.
Chapter 13: Advanced Uses of Financial Functions and Formulas.
Part IV: Array Formulas.
Chapter 14: Introducing Arrays.
Chapter 15: Performing Magic with Array Formulas.
Part V: Miscellaneous Formula Techniques.
Chapter 16: Intentional Circular References.
Chapter 17: Charting Techniques.
Chapter 18: Pivot Tables.
Chapter 19: Conditional Formatting and Data Validation.
Chapter 20: Creating Megaformulas.
Chapter 21: Tools and Methods for Debugging Formulas.
Part VI: Developing Custom Worksheet Functions.
Chapter 22: Introducing VBA.
Chapter 23: Function Procedure Basics.
Chapter 24: VBA Programming Concepts.
Chapter 25: VBA Custom Function Examples.
Appendix A: Working with Imported 1-2-3 Files.
Appendix B: Excel Function Reference.
Appendix C: Using Custom Number Formats.
Appendix D: Additional Excel Resources.
Appendix E: What’s on the CD-ROM.
End-User License Agreement.
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