Excel 97 Secrets

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With Excel firmly established as the most popular and powerful spreadsheet program around, you might expect Microsoft to slack off a bit. Excel 97 Secrets, however, proves that the folks up in Redmond have not been idle. In this in-depth guide to Excel 97's most advanced features -- including many not covered in the official documentation -- Excel know-it-alls Patrick J. Burns and Alison Barrows reveal tips and techniques to boost you right to the top of the learning curve.

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Overview

With Excel firmly established as the most popular and powerful spreadsheet program around, you might expect Microsoft to slack off a bit. Excel 97 Secrets, however, proves that the folks up in Redmond have not been idle. In this in-depth guide to Excel 97's most advanced features -- including many not covered in the official documentation -- Excel know-it-alls Patrick J. Burns and Alison Barrows reveal tips and techniques to boost you right to the top of the learning curve.

With Excel 97 Secrets, you get up to speed quickly no matter which earlier version you've been using. Burns and Barrows orient you and provide clear explanations and practical examples of how to

  • Take advantage of 16 levels of undo (if only life were so easy¬Ö)
  • Publish worksheets and workbooks on the World Wide Web, for everyone on the Internet to see or for only your workgroup or organization to see
  • Use enhanced PivotTables (they're not only more powerful now, but also they're easier to use)
  • Enjoy near-WYSIWYG editing
  • Run queries in the background
  • Build formulas using more natural labels rather than abstract cell addresses
  • Share workbooks with your workgroup -- and cobble together budgets and proposals more easily than ever before
  • Increase productivity by automating tasks with Visual Basic for Applications

Plus, Excel 97 secrets comes complete with a CD-ROM packed with outstanding shareware, freeware, demos, and VBA programming utilities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764530449
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/17/1997
  • Series: Secrets Series, #43
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 792
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 1.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Configuration Secrets: Laying the Foundation.

Chapter 1: Before You Begin.

Chapter 2: Setting Up and Configuring Excel.

Chapter 3: Organizing Your Workspace.

Chapter 4: Managing Workbooks, Sheets and Files.

Part II: Data Management Secrets: Leveraging Your Input.

Chapter 5: Strategies for Entering and Editing Data.

Chapter 6: Connecting to Formulas, Functions and Links.

Chapter 7: Way Beyond Basic Workbook Organization.

Chapter 8: Taking Charts and Maps to the Limit.

Part III: Spreadsheet Design Secrets: Insider Presentation Strategies.

Chapter 9: The Essentials of Spreadsheet Design.

Chapter 10: Power-Formatting with Styles and templates.

Chapter 11: Illustrating Your Point with Graphics.

Chapter 12: Advanced Printing and Reports.

Part IV: Integration Secrets: Sharing Data Intelligently.

Chapter 13: Sifting Your Data with Lists.

Chapter 14: Excel in Workgroups.

Chapter 15: Handling Old Excel and Alien Spreadsheet Files.

Chapter 16: Excel and Its Microsoft Office Partners.

Part V: Number-Crunching Secrets: To Prove a Point.

Chapter 17: Charts as Data-Analysis Tools.

Chapter 18: When Pivot Tables Swing the Decision.

Chapter 19: Forecasting with What-If Techniques.

Chapter 20: Solving Complex Problems with Solver.

Chapter 21: Statistics Made Easy.

Part VI: Programming Secrets: Making Excel Jump Through Hoops.

Chapter 22: Controlling Excel from VBA.

Chapter 23: VBA Coding So Excel Does All the Work.

Chapter 24: Managing VBA Entry Points.

Chapter 25: Communicating with the User.

Chapter 26: Finishing Touches.

Appendix: The Excel 97 SECRETSCD-ROM.

Index.

License and Disclaimer.

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