Excel 2013 For Dummies

Excel 2013 For Dummies

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 7.62mm | 453.59g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • ill
  • 1118510127
  • 9781118510124
  • 108,960

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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 screen" "Those feisty formulas and functions -- learn what they are and how to use them" "Editing etiquette -- discover the different ways to select and format cells, choose number formats, and customize fonts" "Worksheets and workbooks -- understand the difference and learn to organize data within them" "Basic maintenance -- keep your data in line and your workbooks up to date" "Doing things with data -- create data tables and scenarios that let you use what-if analysis to learn from your data" "What 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 elements How to use the Quick Analysis tool Apps for Office installation tips How to preview chart formats with the Recommended Charts feature Help using Recommended PivotTables to summarize data lists Ways to download and format online graphic images Methods for getting external data into your spreadsheets Data analysis advice "Learn to: " Save spreadsheets in the cloud to work on them anywhere Use Excel 2013 on a Windows desktop, laptop, touchscreen PC, or tablet Share spreadsheets via SkyDrive, online meetings, and social media sites Analyze data with PivotTables
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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
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About Greg Harvey

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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