Beginning PivotTables in Excel 2007: From Novice to Professional

Beginning PivotTables in Excel 2007: From Novice to Professional

by Debra Dalgleish
     
 

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Beginning PivotTables in Excel 2007 explains what PivotTables are, how you can benefit from using them, how to create them and modify them, and how to use their enhanced features. Using a Pivot Table in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 is a quick and exciting way to slice and dice a large amount of data.

  • Carefully explains the benefits of using Pivot

Overview

Beginning PivotTables in Excel 2007 explains what PivotTables are, how you can benefit from using them, how to create them and modify them, and how to use their enhanced features. Using a Pivot Table in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 is a quick and exciting way to slice and dice a large amount of data.

  • Carefully explains the benefits of using Pivot Tables for fast data analysis
  • Provides a step-by-step approach to those new to Pivot Tables
  • Offers tips and tricks that cannot be found elsewhere

What you’ll learn

  • Summarize thousands of records in a PivotTable with a few clicks of the mouse
  • Quickly change the PivotTable layout to view a different summary of the data
  • Filter a PivotTable to focus on one region or the top 10 products
  • Add colors or icons to highlight the high or low results
  • Use calculations to enhance the PivotTable summaries
  • Create visual impact with a pivot chart

Who this book is for

This book is for Excel users who want to learn about PivotTables. If you work with financial data, logistics records, sales orders, customer service reports, web site statistics, resource tracking, event planning, or any other set of records, a PivotTable can help you review, analyze, monitor, and report on the data. When your reporting requirements change, you can make minor adjustments to the PivotTable, instead of starting a worksheet summary from scratch.

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"The style of the book is very didactic. The book is best used as a step-by-step guide for performing all the operations needed to present data in a consistent way. Each chapter is full of figures and screen shots that support the topic being explained … which makes it very easy to reproduce them. … This book will be invaluable to any reader who is not an information technology (IT) professional, and could be asked … to present data in consistent way." (Andrea Paramithiotti, Computing Reviews, Vol. 50 (1), January, 2009)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590598900
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Series:
Expert's Voice Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
295
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Debra Dalgleish is a computer consultant in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, serving local and international clients. Self-employed since 1985, she has extensive experience in designing complex Excel and Access applications, as well as sophisticated Word forms and documents. She has led hundreds of Microsoft Office corporate training sessions, from beginner to advanced level. In recognition of her contributions to the Excel newsgroups, she has received the Microsoft Office Excel "Most Valuable Professional" award each year since 2001. You can find a wide variety of Excel tips and tutorials, and sample files, on her Contextures website: Contextures.com/tiptech.html.

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