Excel 2003 All-in-one Desk Reference for Dummies

Excel 2003 All-in-one Desk Reference for Dummies

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By (author) Greg Harvey

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  • Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 840 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 236mm x 48mm | 1,225g
  • Publication date: 10 October 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Foster City
  • ISBN 10: 076453758X
  • ISBN 13: 9780764537585
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 180,939

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When you think of number crunching and spreadsheets, you think of Excel, right? After Word, it's the most popular program in the Microsoft Office suite. But if technical jargon isn't your first language, you may have found Excel just a teeny bit frustrating. It can be really hard to pick your way through the many features and make Excel do what you need for it to do. Once you know how, you can use Excel to: create fill in the blank forms; prepare expense reports and invoices; manage all sorts of data; keep sales and inventory records; analyze financial data and create forecasts; and, present information in charts and graphs. "Excel 2003 All in One Desk Reference For Dummies" tames the Excel monster. Nine minibooks break things down into manageable, logical sections covering the basics, worksheet design, formulas and functions, worksheet collaboration, charts and graphics, data management, data analysis, working on the Web, and tweaking Excel with a programming language called Visual Basic for Applications, or VBA. In the friendly, plain English "For Dummies" style, this book makes it easy to find what you're looking for and get instructions for doing what you need to do. You'll be able to: find your way around Excel's menus, toolbars, and dialog boxes, and access online help; format a professional looking spreadsheet that presents data the way you choose; edit an existing spreadsheet without disturbing its design or contents; build Excel formulas and use built in functions to produce the calculations you want; share spreadsheet data with other people and programs, and collect comments; create great looking charts and find out how to choose the right format to display your data effectively; use Excel to maintain large amounts of data, then filter the data to extract the information you need; publish spreadsheets and charts on the Web in HTML format; and, explore ways to customize Excel with VBA. Best of all, it's easy to find what you need in "Excel 2003 All in One Desk Reference For Dummies". Before you know it, you'll discover you've developed a friendship with Excel that will make your life easier, boost your business, and impress your friends!

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Greg Harvey is a veteran computer trainer and consultant who has written more than 50 books. He's the owner of a multimedia publishing venture called Mind Over Media.

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9 books in 1- your key to Excel 2003 success!Your one-stop guide to building worksheets, creating formulas, managing data, and moreExcel is famous for its incredible range of capabilities - accompanied by incredibly complex explanations that only a devout techie can understand. Jettison the jargon with this perfectly organized reference guide! You'll discover how to use Excel's every feature, and best of all, find the answer in a hurry should you still get stuck.The Dummies WayCoverage of the essentials and beyondExplanations in plain English"Get in, get out" informationThumbtabs and other navigation aidsTear-out cheat sheetA dash of humor and fun

Table of contents

Introduction.Book I: Excel Basics.Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Excel.Chapter 2: Getting Help.Chapter 3: Customizing Excel.Book II: Worksheet Design.Chapter 1: Building Worksheets.Chapter 2: Formatting Worksheets.Chapter 3: Editing Worksheets.Chapter 4: Managing Worksheets.Chapter 5: Printing Worksheets.Book III: Formulas and Functions.Chapter 1: Building Basic FormulasChapter 2: Logical Functions and Error TrappingChapter 3: Date and Time FormulasChapter 4: Financial FormulasChapter 5: Math and Statistical FormulasChapter 6: Lookup, Information, and Text Formulas.Book IV: Worksheet Collaboration.Chapter 1: Sharing and Reviewing Workbooks.Chapter 2: Protecting Worksheets.Chapter 3: Sharing Data with Other Programs.Chapter 4: Sharing Data via a SharePoint Team Services Web Site.Book V: Charts and Graphics.Chapter 1: Charting Worksheet Data.Chapter 2: Adding Graphic Objects.Book VI: Data Management.Chapter 1: Building and Maintaining Data Lists.Chapter 2: Filtering and Querying a Data List.Book VII: Data Analysis.Chapter 1: Performing What-If Scenarios.Chapter 2: Generating Pivot Tables.Book VIII: Excel and the Web.Chapter 1: Worksheets As Web Pages.Chapter 2: Adding Hyperlinks to Worksheets.Book IX: Excel and Visual Basic for Applications.Chapter 1: Building and Running Macros.Chapter 2: VBA Programming.Index.