Absolute Beginner's Guide To Microsoft Excel 2002 / Edition 1

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Microsoft Excel 2002 is an incredibly versatile and easy-to-use spreadsheet program that can help individuals calculate and analyse numerical data. Users can create simple spreadsheets, invoices, and even complex ledger reports. With this guide, readers learn how to perform simple tasks, and then move on to slightly more advanced functionality. Among other things, readers will be able to create spreadsheets that include formulas and built-in Excel functions, use clip art, pictures, borders, and colors to add interest to spreadsheets, publish Excel data to the World Wide Web, and use the new speech feature for voice dictation and voice commands. The book assumes no prior knowledge of the topic, and the information is presented in a lighthearted, easy-to-read style that makes learning quick and simple.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789729200
  • Publisher: Pearson Technology Group 2
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Absolute Beginner's Guide Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Kraynak has taught hundreds of thousands of novice computer users how to master their computers and their software. His long list of computer books includes The Complete Idiot's Guide to Computer Basics, Using and Upgrading PCs, CliffsNotes Buying Your First PC, More Easy Windows 98, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Office XP.

Joe graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in creative writing and philosophy and a master's degree in English literature. After college, Joe spent several years as a technical writer and trainer, designing training programs and writing manuals for various manufacturing plants throughout the state of Indiana. Joe's extensive computer and training experiences have helped him develop a knack for making computers, software, and the Internet more easily accessible to beginning users.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
I Excel Worksheet Orientation Day
1 Understanding Excel Worksheets (Spreadsheets) 7
2 Starting and Navigating Excel 21
3 Working with Workbook Files 47
II Creating Your First Worksheet
4 Entering and Editing Labels and Values 67
5 Controlling Rows, Columns, and Cells 91
6 Automating Calculations with Formulas and Functions 103
III Formatting, Charting, and Printing Your Worksheet
7 Formatting Your Worksheet 127
8 Charting (Graphing) the Worksheet Data 145
9 Inserting Clip Art and Other Graphics 159
10 Printing and Protecting Your Workbook, Worksheets, and Charts 183
IV Going Beyond the Basics
11 Managing a Database with Excel 203
12 Customizing Excel 223
13 Automating Tasks with Macros 239
14 Using Excel on the Web 253
15 Using Excel's Speech and Handwriting Recognition Features 267
A Excel Shortcut Keys 283
B: Glossary 285
Index 295
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