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Straightforward and up-to-date — the nitty-gritty on working with Excel
Want to spend more time on your projects and less time trying to figure out Excel? This handy, portable guide gives you the facts in an easy-to-use format. Two Excel gurus bring you quickly up to speed on the 2010 version and then lay out the stuff you need to know: how to compare workbooks, manage worksheets, enter dates, work with formulas and functions, and much more.
New for 2010 — learn to use the slicer report filter for PivotTables, in-cell charts (called Sparklines), table and PivotTable search filters, interactive PivotChart filters, and PivotTable custom calculations
More than one — share workbooks, protect them from unauthorized use, or compare two side-by-side
It's relative — use relative, absolute, and mixed references, and convert formulas to values
Cell development — edit cell contents, copy cells and ranges, and enter dates, formulas, text, and values
Chart your progress — choose a chart, modify its axis, create and add elements, and add context to numbers
Tables and more — use tables, PivotTables, and PivotCharts effectively
Open the book and find:
A tour of the Excel 2010 window
Keyboard shortcuts that save you time
How to undo changes and correct mistakes
All you need to know about naming constants and formulas
Advice on formatting numbers and ranges
How to adjust settings and print your worksheet
The different types of charts and how to change them
What to do with the slicer report filter
Navigate the new interface
Use the Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar
Create formulas and functions
Save, protect, and recover workbook files
Find the answers to your most important Excel questions with this reference
John Walkenbach’s name is synonymous with excellence in computer books that decipher complex technical topics. Known as "Mr. Spreadsheet," Walkenbach—along with Excel expert Colin Banfield—answers your most common and important Excel questions in this easy-to-understand reference.
You'll learn how to open, save, protect, and recover workbook files; add, copy, and delete worksheets; enter and edit data and text; create formulas and functions; audit, format, and print; and more. Highly organized and free of unnecessary jargon, this essential reference allows you to find the answers you’re looking for quickly and easily.
- Excel gurus Walkenbach and Banfield offer quick and easy answers to common Excel questions
- Offers information in a highly organized, easy-to-understand format so you can find exactly what you need
- Includes information on opening, saving, protecting and recovering workbook files; adding, copying, and deleting worksheets; entering and editing data and text; creating formulas and functions; auditing; formatting; printing; and more
- Covers navigating the user interface; using the Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar; saving, protecting, and recovering workbook files; entering and editing data; creating formulas and functions, and much more
Excel 2010 For Dummies Quick Reference enables you to spend more time working on your projects rather than trying to figure how to make Excel work for you!
About the Author
is an Excel expert with more than 20 years in the telecommunications field.
John Walkenbach, aka Mr. Spreadsheet, has written more than 50 books on Excel and spreadsheet use. Visit his popular Spreadsheet Page at spreadsheetpage.com.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Getting to Know Excel 2010.
Part 2: Managing Workbooks.
Part 3: Working with Worksheets.
Part 4: Entering and Editing Worksheet Data.
Part 5: Using Formulas and Functions.
Part 6: Creating and Using Names.
Part 7: Auditing Your Work.
Part 8: Formatting Your Data.
Part 9: Previewing and Printing Your Work.
Part 10: Charting Your Data.
Part 11: Working with Tables.
Part 12: Analyzing Data with PivotTables.
Part 13: Sorting and Filtering Your Data.