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Excel Workbook For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Greg Harvey
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Book Description

Excel is the most sophisticated spreadsheet program available, making it easy for you to create a variety of analyses and calculations for personal and professional use. However, this program is much more than just an electronic version of an accountant’s green sheet, and mastering even the most basic functions can be a challenge.

Excel Workbook For Dummies is specially designed to give you the hands-on experience you need to start using this great program with confidence and efficiency. This guide is packed with hundreds of exercises that walk you through the ins and outs of Excel at your own pace. You’ll have all the tools you need to:

  • Enter spreadsheet data
  • Format, modify, and print your spreadsheet
  • Copy and correct formulas
  • Create date and time formulas
  • Use math, statistical, lookup, and logical functions
  • Chart spreadsheet data
  • Add graphics to the spreadsheet
  • Manage and secure your data
  • Perform what-if analyses
  • Generate pivot tables
  • Publish spreadsheets as Web pages
  • Add hyperlinks to spreadsheets
  • Take advantage of Macros and Visual Basic Editor

Included is a bonus CD-ROM full of useful features, including sample files for all exercises in the book, a variety of important Excel tools, worksheets, and templates for financial planning, and a trial version of Crystal Xcelsius to get you started making progress and becoming an Excel expert!

Note: The Kindle edition of this book does not include any CDs or DVDs.

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From the Back Cover

  • Develop spreadsheets to calculate, analyze, explain, and present data
  • Create diverse spreadsheets to set up lists and tables
  • Master formulas and functions
  • Practice using dozens of Excel functions from basic to complex

Start using Excel spreadsheets, formulas, and chartspractice exercises make it easy

You don't have to be overwhelmed by Excel — this workbook helps you get the hang of the most popular spreadsheet program by doing! From working with pivot tables to adding graphics to building dynamic charts, managing and securing data, performing data analysis, adding hyperlinks, and creating macros, you will do it all with the help of practice files on the CD-ROM.

See how to

Set up, format, and edit basic spreadsheets

Create a variety of formulas for finance, date and time, math, and more

Calculate return on investments or loan amortization

Master data analysis with pivot tables

Turn spreadsheets into Web pages and master hyperlinks

About the Author

Greg Harvey, PhD is president of Mind Over Media, Inc. and is an experienced educator. He has written numerous books on Excel.

Product Details

  • File Size: 6301 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0471798452
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (May 21, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003S9VREI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,156,414 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excel Workbook for Dummies February 18, 2008
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Excellent step by step walk through of Excel. Good for intermediates who may have skipped some steps along the way and for beginners who want a higher degree of proficiency. Good use of humor to lighten the load and to make the chapters flow.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excel Workbook for Dummies June 10, 2008
This is a well written and easy to follow guide to excel. Covers all the basics, but be warned that you have to have the actual program to use the CD. My workplace has the program on the office computers and when I got an office position I wanted to brush up on Excel before I transferred, but since Excel is an expensive program I didn't own it on my home pc. So the CD wasn't much use. Was able to study the text and get some useful pointers and tips on shortcuts tho.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great reference book for Excel June 14, 2009
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So far I have used this book the most of the 3 Excel books I bought. It is easy to follow the instructions and have the results work. I was able to create column functions with little to no effort with this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Outdated January 13, 2014
I bought this book to help me move through excel with practical applications. I found that Excel 2010 is very different from the version which the author was using. This being said, it actually caused more confusion than clarity. I recommend buying a version which is more up-to-date.
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More About the Author

Greg Harvey has authored tons of computer books, the most recent being Excel Timesaving Techniques For Dummies and Roxio Easy Media Creator For Dummies, and the most popular being Excel 2003 For Dummies and Excel 2003 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies. He started out training business users on how to use IBM personal computers and their attendant computer software in the rough and tumble days of DOS, WordStar, and Lotus 1-2-3 in the mid-80s of the last century. After working for a number of independent training firms, he went on to teach semester-long courses in spreadsheet and database management software at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
His love of teaching has translated into an equal love of writing. For Dummies books are, of course, his all-time favorites to write because they enable him to write to his favorite audience, the beginner. They also enable him to use humor (a key element to success in the training room) and, most delightful of all, to express an opinion or two about the subject matter at hand.
Greg received his doctorate degree in Humanities in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Asian Studies and Comparative Religion last May. Everyone is glad that Greg was finally able to get out of school before he retired.

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