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Head First Excel: A Learner's Guide to Spreadsheetsby Michael Milton
Synopses & Reviews
Do you use Excel for simple lists, but get confused and frustrated when it comes to actually doing something useful with all that data? Stop tearing your hair out: Head First Excel helps you painlessly move from spreadsheet dabbler to savvy user.
Whether you're completely new to Excel or an experienced user looking to make the program work better for you, this book will help you incorporate Excel into every aspect of your workflow, from a scratch pad for data-based brainstorming to exploratory analysis with PivotTables, optimizing outcomes with Goal Seek, and presenting your conclusions with sophisticated data visualizations.
We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Excel uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, rather than a text-heavy approach that will put you to sleep.
Book News Annotation:
Are you afraid to try something different? Then this book is not for you. However, if you prefer stimulating dinner party conversation to dull academic lectures, welcome home. With b&w photos, screen shots, thought balloons, and illustrations, this guide to Excel employs an unusual visual layout based on the latest cognitive science, and incorporates humor and a conversational tone. Information is presented in different ways for different learning styles, with emphasis on word-picture relationships, stories, and open-ended questions. The book covers beginning and advanced skills for new and experienced Excel users, with material progressing from formulas through data types, text functions, pivot tables, Booleans, and segmentation. The book ends with brief instructions for installing the Excel add-in called Solver. Milton is a programmer. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Whether completely new to Excel or an experienced user looking to make the program work better, this book can help users incorporate Excel into every aspect of their workflow, from a scratch pad for data-based brainstorming to exploratory analysis with PivotTables.
About the Author
Michael Milton is a Head First fanatic. He has a degree in philosophy from New College of Florida and one in religious ethics from Yale University.
Table of Contents
Advance Praise for Head First ExcelPraise for other Head First booksAuthor of Head First ExcelHow to Use This Book: IntroChapter 1: Introduction to Formulas: Excels real powerChapter 2: Visual Design: Spreadsheets as artChapter 3: References: Point in the right directionChapter 4: Change your Point of View: Sort, zoom, and filterChapter 5: Data Types: Make Excel value your valuesChapter 6: Dates and Times: Stay on timeChapter 7: Finding Functions: Mine Excels features on your ownChapter 8: Formula Auditing: Visualize your formulasChapter 9: Charts: Graph your dataChapter 10: What if Analysis: Alternate realitiesChapter 11: Text Functions: Letters as dataChapter 12: Pivot Tables: Hardcore groupingChapter 13: Booleans: TRUE and FALSEChapter 14: Segmentation: Slice and diceLeftovers: The Top Ten Things (we didnt cover)Install Excels Solver: The Solver
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