Synopses & Reviews
Use Excel functions to solve problems every day
Evaluate your investments, calculate credit card costs, predict expenses, and more
When you figure in the interest, just how much ARE you paying for that car? You may not want to know, but if you do, Excel has a formula and function for that and over two hundred others. This book makes it easy to discover what they are, what they do, and how they can help you!
Discover how to:
- Save time with the Insert Function dialog
- Calculate loan payments and interest rates
- Understand array functions
- Correct formulas
- Use significance tests
- Work with date and time functions
Synopsis
- Targets beginning to intermediate Excel users seeking real-world examples of how they can use Excel's powerful built-in functions
- Shows readers how to use Excel functions in formulas to help them decide between buying and leasing a car, calculate mortgage costs, compute grades, evaluate investment performance, figure college expenses, and more
- Gives explanations and examples of real-world situations
- Provides an abbreviated discussion of an additional 200 functions
- Excel commands nearly 90 percent of the market for spreadsheet applications; although this book is written for Excel 2003, the functions described are in earlier versions as well
About the Author
Ken Bluttman has been working as a software developer for 15 years. Ken specializes in VB/VBA based applications, often with an emphasis on Microsoft Office. Ken has written several articles on various computer topics including Office/VBA development, XML, SQL Server, and InfoPath. His most recent book is
Developing Microsoft Office Solutions. Ken lives in New York with his wife, son, and dog.
Peter Aitken has been writing about computers and programming for over 10 years, with over 35 books well as hundreds of magazine and trade publication articles to his credit. His recent book titles include Powering Office 2003 With XML, Excel Programming Weekend Crash Course, .NET Graphics and Printing, Visual Basic .NET Programming With Peter Aitken, Office XP Development With VBA, XML the Microsoft Way, Windows Script Host, and Teach Yourself Visual Basic .NET Internet Programming in 21 Days.
Table of Contents
Introduction.
Part I: Getting Started with Excel Formulas and Functions.
Chapter 1: Understanding Fundamentals, Formulas, and Functions.
Chapter 2: Saving Time with the Insert Function Dialog Box.
Chapter 3: Understanding Array Formulas and Functions.
Chapter 4: Correcting Formulas.
Part II: Evaluating Loans and Investments.
Chapter 5: Calculating Loan Payments and Interest Rates.
Chapter 6: Performing Advanced Financial Calculations.
Part III: Working with Numbers.
Chapter 7: Using Math Functions to Figure Basic Math Answers.
Chapter 8: Getting More Advanced with Math.
Chapter 9: Using Descriptive Statistical Functions.
Chapter 10: Using Significance Tests.
Chapter 11: Using Prediction and Probability Functions.
Part IV: Working with Data.
Chapter 12: Working with Date Functions.
Chapter 13: Keeping Track with Time Functions.
Chapter 14: Using Lookup, Logical, and Reference Functions.
Chapter 15: Working with Information Functions.
Chapter 16: Working with Text Functions.
Chapter 17: Summarizing Data with Database Functions.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten + One Great Tips for Working with Formulas.
Chapter 19: Top Ten Functions You Must Know to Be an Excel Guru.
Chapter 20: Ten Cool Things to Do with the Analysis ToolPak Add-In.
Index.