John Walkenbach's Favorite Excel Tips and Tricks

John Walkenbach's Favorite Excel Tips and Tricks

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This unique book offers valuable tips and tricks to maximize the capabilities of Excel, the indispensable and immensely popular spreadsheet application. An ideal resource for advancing beginners and intermediate-level users, this book offers shortcuts that are sure to speed up application development with Excel and take readers' skills to the next level. Some of the author's favorite tips and tricks include dealing with function arguments, creating 'impossible' charts, tweaking Pivot Tables, copying print settings across sheets, taming "automatic" toolbars, and using a UserForm. Additional tips and tricks show how to create dynamic chart data, use Analysis Toolpak, sort on more than three columns, attach toolbars to worksheets, enter fake data for testing purposes, apply custom functions, and much more.
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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 182.9 x 236.2 x 33mm | 816.48g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0764598163
  • 9780764598166
  • 1,048,438

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Want some advice from Mr. Spreadsheet? Here it is!

Nobody knows Excel like John Walkenbach. For this one-of-a-kind collection, he's handpicked over 200 of his favorite shortcuts, secrets, and workarounds for Excel 2000, 2002, and 2003. He'll help you tame automatic toolbars, create charts you thought were impossible, find what you need in Excel's help system, and deal with function arguments.

You'll learn to streamline routine procedures and create complex solutions. Build dynamic charts. Transform data with or without formulas. Troubleshoot common setup problems. Create custom add-ins, hide field buttons in a PivotChart, and control automatic functions. Record and run macros with workbooks. And more.

Mr. Spreadsheet knows how to make Excel work for you.

Tip # 39 Creating a drop-down list in a cell Tip # 59 Setting up alternate row shading Tip # 96 Displaying a calendar in a range Tip # 118 Creating a picture chart Tip # 153 Reducing the size of a workbook
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Basic Excel Usage. Part II: Data Entry. Part III: Formatting. Part IV: Basic Formulas and Functions. Part V: Useful Formula Examples. Part VI: Charts and Graphics. Part VII: Data Analysis and Lists. Part VIII: Working with Files. Part IX: Printing. Part X: Customizing Toolbars and Menus. Part XI: Spotting, Fixing, and Preventing Errors. Part XII: Basic VBA and Macros. Part XIII: Conversions and Mathematical Calculations. Part XIV: Sources for Excel Information. Index.
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About John Walkenbach

John Walkenbach is a leading authority on spreadsheet software, and principal of J-Walk and Associates Inc., an Arizona-based consulting firm that specializes in spreadsheet application development. John is the author of about 40 spreadsheet books, and has written more than 300 articles and reviews for a variety of publications, including PC World, InfoWorld, PC Magazine, Windows, and PC/Computing. He also maintains a popular Internet Web site (The Spreadsheet Page,, and is the developer of the Power Utility Pak, an award-winning add-in for Microsoft Excel. John graduated from the University of Missouri, and earned a Masters and PhD from the University of Montana.
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