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Excel 97 For Windows For Dummies

Overview

Just because electronic spreadsheets like Excel 97 have become almost as commonplace on today's personal computers as word processors and games doesn't mean that they're well understood or well used. In fact, many computer users – even those well versed in the art of writing and editing in Microsoft Word – have little or no idea of what they could or should do in Excel.

Do you fall into that category? If so, rest assured – you're not alone. Excel is...

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Overview

Just because electronic spreadsheets like Excel 97 have become almost as commonplace on today's personal computers as word processors and games doesn't mean that they're well understood or well used. In fact, many computer users – even those well versed in the art of writing and editing in Microsoft Word – have little or no idea of what they could or should do in Excel.

Do you fall into that category? If so, rest assured – you're not alone. Excel is a great organizer for all types of data, be they numeric, textual, or otherwise. Because the program has loads of built-in calculating capabilities, most people turn to Excel when they need to set up financial spreadsheets and create fancy reports with charts and graphs. But those aren't the only things Excel can do, and Excel 97 For Windows For Dummies can help you discover all the cool things you can do with Excel.

Written in a breezy, easy-to-understand style by veteran Dummies author Greg Harvey, Excel 97 For Windows For Dummies is the perfect resource for anyone who uses Excel, whether you're new to spreadsheets or you've been using them for a while and want to pick up some additional pointers. Here's just a sampling of what you can find in Excel 97 For Windows For Dummies:

  • Moving around in the Excel interface
  • Creating a spreadsheet from scratch
  • Entering your spreadsheet data with ease
  • Making your spreadsheet presentable
  • Creating charts and putting your spreadsheet on the Web
  • Working with multiple worksheets and collaborating with others
  • Top Ten lists on setting Excel preferences, creating Excel macros, and customizing your Excel toolbars

So, if all you want to know is how to accomplish the things you need to do in Excel – and without having to become a spreadsheet guru – then Excel 97 For Windows For Dummies is the perfect introduction to the world of spreadsheets.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764500497
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Harvey is a veteran software trainer and the author of more than thirty computer books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Getting In on the Ground Floor.

Chapter 1: What Is All This Stuff?

Chapter 2: Creating a Spreadsheet from Scratch.

PART II: Editing without Tears.

Chapter 3: Making It All Look Pretty.

Chapter 4: Going through Changes.

Chapter 5: Printing the Masterpiece.

PART III: Getting Organized and Staying That Way.

Chapter 6: Oh, What a Tangled Worksheet We Weave!

Chapter 7: Maintaining Multiple Worksheets.

PART IV: Life beyond the Spreadsheet.

Chapter 8: The Simple Art of Making Charts.

Chapter 9: How to Face a Database.

Chapter 10: Of Hyperlinks and HTML.

PART V: Doing a Custom Job.

Chapter 11: Stating Your Preferences.

Chapter 12: Macros Like Your Mom Used to Make.

Chapter 13: Button Up That Toolbar!

PART VI: From the Home Office in Indianapolis.

Chapter 14: Top Ten New Features in Excel 97.

Chapter 15: Top Ten Beginner Basics.

Chapter 16: The Ten Commandments of Excel 97.

Chapter 17: Top Ten Things in Excel 97 That Can Trip You Up.

Chapter 18: Top Ten Ways to Impress the Boss.

Chapter 19: Top Ten Thousand Keystroke Shortcuts.

Glossary.

Index.

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