Synopses & Reviews
Every time you turn around, you run into Excel. It’s on your PC at work. It’s on your PC at home. You get Excel files from your boss. Wouldn’t you like to understand this powerful Microsoft Office spreadsheet program, once and for all? Now, you can crunch financial data, add sparkle to presentations, convert static lists of numbers into impressive charts, and discover what all the shouting’s about regarding databases, formulas, and cells. You may even decide that getting organized with a good spreadsheet is downright useful and fun!
Flip open Excel 2003 For Dummies, and you’ll quickly start getting the basics of Excel in plain English. Written for the rest of us, this down-to-earth book gently shows you how to:
- Create a spreadsheet from scratch
- Apply the basics of formatting cells
- Take on database forms—even add records—and prevail
- Get organized and stay that way
- Save worksheets as Web pages for your company intranet
In a clear and easy-to-understand style, veteran software trainer and technology writer Greg Harvey explains the basics of worksheets and workbooks, how to enter data and work with formulas, and how to print your masterpieces. When you’re feeling very bold, he’ll have you adding comments and pictures, saving files with security protection, and learning to zip between multiple worksheets in a workbook with ease. And there’s much more:
- Clip and save the Top Ten Beginner Basics of Excel 2003
- Pay heed to the Top Ten Commandments of Excel 2003
- Impress your colleagues by creating a company org chart
- Re-open those documents and add or edit new data with aplomb
- Move between these sheets without trouble
- Decipher and take charge of helpful tools and commands such as Sort, Filter, Format Cells, and PivotTable
You’ll finally be able to stop pestering the Excel experts in your office. Become your own expert with the friendly and down-to-earth practical instruction you’ll find in Excel 2003 For Dummies.
Excel is the most widely used spreadsheet application in the world, especially in business settings, and is supported in over 40 countries. It is the spreadsheet and data analysis tool attached to the Microsoft Office suite, which holds 90% of the market share. This reliable Excel guide has sold more than 2 million copies in previous editions, and is now fully updated for the newest release.
Covers creating and editing worksheets, formatting cells, entering formulas, creating and editing charts, inserting graphs, designing database forms, adding database records, using seek-and-find options, printing, adding hyperlinks to worksheets, saving worksheets as Web pages, adding existing worksheet data to an existing Web page, and sending worksheets via e-mail.
* Author Greg Harvey is a bestselling technology writer, with more than 50 computer books to his credit
* Written in clear, easy-to-understand style that helps the reader comprehend and use the information.
* Includes all the new features of the latest Microsoft Office release.
Excel is the most widely used spreadsheet application in the world, especially in business settings, and is supported in over 40 countries. It is the spreadsheet and data analysis tool attached to the Microsoft Office suite, and this guide is fully updated for the newest release.
Format cells, enter formulas, and print your worksheets
You too can excel at organizing information in spreadsheets, charts, graphs, and more
There it sits on your computer Excel 2003. Now, what do you do with it? Hundreds of things, and this friendly guide gets you started! It gently leads you through the basics, so you can build great ways to organize business data, create cool charts for presentations, or just keep track of whats in your pantry.
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
About the Author
Greg Harvey is a veteran computer trainer, consultant, and the author of more than 50 books. He also owns and manages a multimedia publishing venture, Mind Over Media.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting In on the Ground Floor.
Chapter 1: What Is All This Stuff?
Chapter 2: Creating a Spreadsheet from Scratch.
Part II: Editing Without Tears.
Chapter 3: Making It All Look Pretty.
Chapter 4: Going Through Changes.
Chapter 5: Printing the Masterpiece.
Part III: Getting Organized and Staying That Way.
Chapter 6: Oh, What a Tangled Worksheet We Weave!
Chapter 7: Maintaining Multiple Worksheets.
Part IV: Life Beyond the Spreadsheet.
Chapter 8: The Simple Art of Making Charts.
Chapter 9: How to Face a Database.
Chapter 10: Of Hyperlinks and Web Pages.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 11: Top Ten Features in Excel 2003.
Chapter 12: Top Ten Beginner Basics.
Chapter 13: The Ten Commandments of Excel 2003.