Synopses & Reviews
Master the leading spreadsheet and data analysis tool with this book-and-CD package!
Excel is essential to business today, and it can be complex. This multimedia kit tackles Excel 2010 with both a book and a CD so you can learn by your preferred method — even if you prefer both! Learn step by step to create worksheets, work with formulas and functions, format data, use financial functions, create charts and PivotTables, and more.
Work with worksheets — set one up, understand how cells work, and insert or delete rows and columns
The function of formulas — write formulas that calculate, learn to use basic functions, and use named ranges
All about formatting — format cells and numbers, cell content, and entire worksheets
Master the math — work with math, statistical, and text functions including SQRT, AVG, and UPPER
Validate and share — find and fix errors, use data validation, enable sharing, and secure workbooks
Open and find:
A tour of the Excel interface
Tips on using AutoFill
How to set up and print a worksheet
Advice on merging and splitting data
What the PMT, NPER, and PV functions are for
All about scenarios and how to use them
How to add a legend and data table to a chart
Directions for formatting PivotTables
Includes CD-ROM and Online Course
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Book, CD, or both — pick the way you learn best
Four hours of Excel 2010 instruction
Easy-to-follow format that lets you learn at your own pace
The For Dummies eLearning Kit lets you choose your ideal way to learn—from the book, the CD, or both!
A full-color, richly illustrated book teaches you Excel 2010
If you prefer to learn from a book, this one is perfect. Full of colorful illustrations and screen shots, hands-on tutorials, summaries, definitions, and progress assessments, this book makes learning Excel 2010 easy.
The book includes:
Eleven lessons covering the essentials of Excel 2010
Step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color
Chapter summaries, concept descriptions, and practice exercises
Learn interactively and see how it's done with the CD-ROM
If you like to see and hear instructions, the CD offers narrated screencasts, illustrations, animations, exercises, resources, and more. Learn Excel 2010 from interactive lessons and plenty of practice questions.
The CD-ROM includes:
Four hours of interactive training to teach you all the basics of Excel 2010
Integrated audio and video instruction
Easy navigation controls and progress-tracking features
In this complete Basics-to-Advanced course, you’ll learn it all: Covers everything you need to know to perform the task at hand. Includes information on 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.
In each lesson, you’ll find clear, expert instruction, interactive quizzes, hands-on activities, summaries, and a way to review topics so you can progress at your own pace.
**The purchase of this card includes an access code that is entered and fulfilled at the For Dummies eLearning Center. You will receive access to the course for six (6) months from date of access code entry. Details are inside the card.
For Dummies eLearning Courses are the perfect way to get you up-to-speed on a new skill! With integrated audio and video instruction, including screencasts, illustrations, animations, and video, as well as course interactivity to immediately reinforce what you’ve learned, For Dummies is making learning easier.
In this complete Basics-to-Advanced course, you’ll learn it all: the basics of creating Excel spreadsheets, creating and using formulas and functions, and formatting worksheets, discovering how worksheets work, how to add and edit content, what formulas and functions do, and how to format your spreadsheet to best demonstrate your data. Moving at your own pace, you’ll go on to create and format several types of Excel charts, present data clearly, store and manage data in tables and lists, work with PivotTables and PivotCharts, and correct, protect, and share your workbook data. In each of the 11 lessons, you’ll find clear, expert instruction, interactive quizzes, hands-on activities, summaries, and a way to review topics so you can progress at your own pace.
The course covers:
• Creating an Excel worksheet and entering cell content
• Understanding workbooks
• Adjusting rows and columns and formatting cells
• Using formulas and functions such as square roots, sines, cosines, and tangents
• Using advanced formatting techniques to make your Excel data accessible
• Tackling common financial chores such as calculating loan payments and interest
• Applying Excel’s tools for sophisticated data analysis
• Creating and formatting PivotTables and PivotCharts
• Correcting, protecting, and sharing the data in your workbooks
• Tips and tricks to make you more productive
About the Author
Faithe Wempen has been educating people about computer hardware and software since 1992. She's the author of over 100 books, including Office 2010 eLearning Kit For Dummies. She also teaches Computer Information Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) and online at Powered.com.
Table of Contents
About the Author iii
Author's Acknowledgments iii
Lesson 1: Creating Basic Worksheets 5
Lesson 2: Creating Formulas and Functions 31
Lesson 3: Formatting and Printing Worksheets 57
Lesson 4: Formatting Data 89
Lesson 5: Storing and Managing Tables and Lists 137
Lesson 6: Exploring Financial Functions and Scenarios 161
Lesson 7: Working with Math, Statistical, and Text Functions 193
Lesson 8: Creating and Formatting Charts 219
Lesson 9: Working with PivotTables 253
Lesson 10: Correcting and Validating Data 285
Lesson 11: Protecting and Sharing Data 307
About the CD 333