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Excel Formulas and Functions for Dummiesby Ken Bluttman
Synopses & Reviews
Use Excel functions to solve problems every day
Evaluate your investments, calculate credit card costs, predict expenses, and more
When you figure in the interest, just how much ARE you paying for that car? You may not want to know, but if you do, Excel has a formula and function for that — and over two hundred others. This book makes it easy to discover what they are, what they do, and how they can help you!
Discover how to:
Book News Annotation:
This desktop reference reviews how to use the insert function dialog box and array formulas, then describes 150 built-in functions for evaluating loans and investments and working with numbers and data in Excel spreadsheets. The functions are arranged into categories, such as descriptive statistics and dates, and accompanied by a real example.
Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Ken Bluttman has been working as a software developer for 15 years. Ken specializes in VB/VBA based applications, often with an emphasis on Microsoft Office. Ken has written several articles on various computer topics including Office/VBA development, XML, SQL Server, and InfoPath. His most recent book is Developing Microsoft Office Solutions. Ken lives in New York with his wife, son, and dog.
Peter Aitken has been writing about computers and programming for over 10 years, with over 35 books well as hundreds of magazine and trade publication articles to his credit. His recent book titles include Powering Office 2003 With XML, Excel Programming Weekend Crash Course, .NET Graphics and Printing, Visual Basic .NET Programming With Peter Aitken, Office XP Development With VBA, XML the Microsoft Way, Windows Script Host, and Teach Yourself Visual Basic .NET Internet Programming in 21 Days.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with Excel Formulas and Functions.
Chapter 1: Understanding Fundamentals, Formulas, and Functions.
Chapter 2: Saving Time with the Insert Function Dialog Box.
Chapter 3: Understanding Array Formulas and Functions.
Chapter 4: Correcting Formulas.
Part II: Evaluating Loans and Investments.
Chapter 5: Calculating Loan Payments and Interest Rates.
Chapter 6: Performing Advanced Financial Calculations.
Part III: Working with Numbers.
Chapter 7: Using Math Functions to Figure Basic Math Answers.
Chapter 8: Getting More Advanced with Math.
Chapter 9: Using Descriptive Statistical Functions.
Chapter 10: Using Significance Tests.
Chapter 11: Using Prediction and Probability Functions.
Part IV: Working with Data.
Chapter 12: Working with Date Functions.
Chapter 13: Keeping Track with Time Functions.
Chapter 14: Using Lookup, Logical, and Reference Functions.
Chapter 15: Working with Information Functions.
Chapter 16: Working with Text Functions.
Chapter 17: Summarizing Data with Database Functions.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten + One Great Tips for Working with Formulas.
Chapter 19: Top Ten Functions You Must Know to Be an Excel Guru.
Chapter 20: Ten Cool Things to Do with the Analysis ToolPak Add-In.
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