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Excel Workbook for Dummies with CDROM (For Dummies)by Greg Harvey
Synopses & Reviews
Excel is the most sophisticated spreadsheet program available, making it easy for you to create a variety of analyses and calculations for personal and professional use. However, this program is much more than just an electronic version of an accountant’s green sheet, and mastering even the most basic functions can be a challenge.
Excel Workbook For Dummies is specially designed to give you the hands-on experience you need to start using this great program with confidence and efficiency. This guide is packed with hundreds of exercises that walk you through the ins and outs of Excel at your own pace. You’ll have all the tools you need to:
Included is a bonus CD-ROM full of useful features, including sample files for all exercises in the book, a variety of important Excel tools, worksheets, and templates for financial planning, and a trial version of Crystal Xcelsius to get you started making progress and becoming an Excel expert!
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Book News Annotation:
This workbook uses jargon-free language and hands-on exercises to teach beginners how to use the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program. It is designed to be used with versions of the software ranging from Excel 2000 through Excel 2003 on Windows PCs. Topics include (for example) using formulas, working with graphics, doing data analysis, and creating macros. Sample files for all exercises in the book are found on the accompanying CD-ROM, along with a trial version of Crystal Xcelsius. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"Excel Workbook For Dummies is structured like a normal For Dummies title by providing reference information the fun and easy way on how to perform a common or particularly challenging Excel task. The new feature in For Dummies workbooks then include exercises to practice or plan the task. The book includes a section on formulas and functions, creating graphic displays and data analysis with plenty of exercises and space for financial planners. The book will feature special exercises for Office “ X” .
How This Book Is Organized
Part I: Creating Spreadsheets
Part II: Using Formulas and Functions
Part III: Depicting Data Graphically
Part IV: Managing and Securing Data
Part V: Doing Data Analysis
Part VI: The Part of Tens
Appendix: Using the Practice Material on the CD-ROM
Start using Excel spreadsheets, formulas, and charts — practice exercises make it easy
You don't have to be overwhelmed by Excel — this workbook helps you get the hang of the most popular spreadsheet program by doing! From working with pivot tables to adding graphics to building dynamic charts, managing and securing data, performing data analysis, adding hyperlinks, and creating macros, you will do it all with the help of practice files on the CD-ROM.
See how to
All this on the bonus CD-ROM
About the Author
Greg Harvey has authored tons of computer books, the most recent being Excel Timesaving Techniques For Dummies and Roxio Easy Media Creator For Dummies, and the most popular being Excel 2003 For Dummies and Excel 2003 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies. He started out training business users on how to use IBM personal computers and their attendant computer software in the rough and tumble days of DOS, WordStar, and Lotus 1-2-3 in the mid-80s of the last century. After working for a number of independent training firms, he went on to teach semester-long courses in spreadsheet and database management software at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
His love of teaching has translated into an equal love of writing. For Dummies books are, of course, his all-time favorites to write because they enable him to write to his favorite audience, the beginner. They also enable him to use humor (a key element to success in the training room) and, most delightful of all, to express an opinion or two about the subject matter at hand.
Greg received his doctorate degree in Humanities in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Asian Studies and Comparative Religion last May. Everyone is glad that Greg was finally able to get out of school before he retired.
Table of Contents
Part I: Creating Spreadsheets.
Chapter 1: Entering the Spreadsheet Data.
Chapter 2: Formatting the Spreadsheet.
Chapter 3: Printing Spreadsheet Reports.
Chapter 4: Modifying the Spreadsheet.
Part II: Using Formulas and Functions.
Chapter 5: Building Formulas.
Chapter 6: Copying and Correcting Formulas.
Chapter 7: Creating Date and Time Formulas.
Chapter 8: Financial Formulas and Functions.
Chapter 9: Using Math Functions.
Chapter 10: Using Statistical Functions.
Chapter 11: Using the Lookup Functions.
Chapter 12: Using the Logical Functions.
Chapter 13: Text Formulas and Functions.
Part III: Working with Graphics.
Chapter 14: Charting Spreadsheet Data.
Chapter 15: Adding Graphics to the Spreadsheet.
Part IV: Managing and Securing Data.
Chapter 16: Building and Maintaining Data Lists.
Chapter 17: Protecting the Spreadsheet.
Part V: Doing Data Analysis.
Chapter 18: Performing What-If Analysis.
Chapter 19: Generating Pivot Tables.
Part VI: Excel and the Web.
Chapter 20: Publishing Spreadsheets as Web Pages.
Chapter 21: Adding Hyperlinks to Spreadsheets.
Part VII: Macros and Visual Basic for Applications.
Chapter 22: Using Macros.
Chapter 23: Using the Visual Basic Editor.
Part VIII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 24: Top Ten Tips for Using Excel like a Pro.
Chapter 25: Ten (More or Less) Shortcut Keys for Entering Data.
Chapter 26: Ten (More or Less) Shortcut Keys for Formatting the Worksheet.
Chapter 27: Ten (More or Less) Shortcut Keys for Editing Data.
Chapter 28: Ten (More or Less) Miscellaneous Shortcut Keys.
Appendix A: About the CD.
Appendix B: Table of Exercises.
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