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Excel 2013 For Dummies

Excel 2013 For Dummies

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By (author) Greg Harvey

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 234mm x 25mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 5 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118510127
  • ISBN 13: 9781118510124
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 65,677

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The bestselling Excel book - completely updated for Excel 2013! As the world's leading spreadsheet application, Excel has an enormous user base. The release of Office 2013 brings major changes to Excel, so Excel For Dummies comes to the rescue once more! Featuring the friendly For Dummies style, this popular guide shows beginners how to get up and running with Excel while also helping more experienced users get comfortable with the newest features. Walks you through the exciting new features of Excel 2013 Presents everything you need to know to perform basic Excel 2013 tasks Covers creating and editing worksheets and charts, formatting cells, entering formulas, inserting graphs, designing database forms, and adding database records Discusses printing, adding hyperlinks to worksheets, saving worksheets as web pages, adding existing worksheet data to an existing web page, and much more Whether you're new to Excel or are looking to get up and running with the 2013 version, Excel 2013 For Dummies has everything you need to know!

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Greg Harvey, PhD, is President of Mind Over Media, an online media company. He has written all editions of Excel For Dummies, Excel All-in-One For Dummies, and Excel Workbook For Dummies. Greg is an experienced educator with a wide variety of interests.

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What do you need to do with Excel? This book shows you how to do it!So you don't plan to devote your life to mastering Excel, but you "do" need to use some of its features? You've come to the right book! This bestselling guide, completely updated for Excel 2013, tells you how to use the program for basic, everyday number-crunching tasks. Create, edit, and print a worksheet, present data in cool ways, and much more."Moving around the parts -- get familiar with the Ribbon, Quick Access toolbar, Formula bar, and other elements of the Excel screenThose feisty formulas and functions -- learn what they are and how to use themEditing etiquette -- discover the different ways to select and format cells, choose number formats, and customize fontsWorksheets and workbooks -- understand the difference and learn to organize data within themBasic maintenance -- keep your data in line and your workbooks up to dateDoing things with data -- create data tables and scenarios that let you use what-if analysis to learn from your dataWhat it means -- turn your data into professional-looking charts that are easy to interpret"Open the book and find: Steps for using Flash Fill to extract and copy elementsHow to use the Quick Analysis toolApps for Office installation tipsHow to preview chart formats with the Recommended Charts featureHelp using Recommended PivotTables to summarize data listsWays to download and format online graphic imagesMethods for getting external data into your spreadsheetsData analysis advice"Learn to: "Save spreadsheets in the cloud to work on them anywhereUse Excel 2013 on a Windows desktop, laptop, touchscreen PC, or tabletShare spreadsheets via SkyDrive, online meetings, and social media sitesAnalyze data with PivotTables

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Excel 2013 9 Chapter 1: The Excel 2013 User Experience 11 Chapter 2: Creating a Spreadsheet from Scratch 41 Part II: Editing without Tears 95 Chapter 3: Making It All Look Pretty 97 Chapter 4: Going Through Changes 143 Chapter 5: Printing the Masterpiece 175 Part III: Getting Organized and Staying That Way 201 Chapter 6: Maintaining the Worksheet 203 Chapter 7: Maintaining Multiple Worksheets 229 Part IV: Digging Data Analysis 251 Chapter 8: Doing What-If Analysis 253 Chapter 9: Playing with Pivot Tables 267 Part V: Life beyond the Spreadsheet 289 Chapter 10: Charming Charts and Gorgeous Graphics 291 Chapter 11: Getting on the Data List 327 Chapter 12: Linking, Automating, and Sharing Spreadsheets 351 Part VI: The Part of Tens 375 Chapter 13: Top Ten Beginner Basics 377 Chapter 14: The Ten Commandments of Excel 2013 379 Index 381