Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2003

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The world of mathematical formulas and jargon in Microsoft Excel is complex and can be intimidating for even advanced computer users. Perhaps like you, a majority of users find it difficult to get the most they can out of this very valuable program. Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2003 strives to break down the complexities by focusing on the four primary technologies to master: ranges, formulas, data analysis tools and lists. Chapters such as "Getting the Most Out of Ranges," "Building Your Own ...

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Overview

The world of mathematical formulas and jargon in Microsoft Excel is complex and can be intimidating for even advanced computer users. Perhaps like you, a majority of users find it difficult to get the most they can out of this very valuable program. Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2003 strives to break down the complexities by focusing on the four primary technologies to master: ranges, formulas, data analysis tools and lists. Chapters such as "Getting the Most Out of Ranges," "Building Your Own Functions Using VBA," and "Solving Complex Problems with Solver" will teach you practical skills and solutions that you can put to work immediately. Frustration will become a thing of the past as you begin to master the complex world of Excel!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789731531
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 6/11/2004
  • Series: Business Solutions Series
  • Pages: 486
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. While now primarily a writer, Paul has worked as a programmer, consultant, spreadsheet developer and website developer. Paul has written more than 40 books that have sold nearly three million copies worldwide. These books include Access 2003 Forms, Reports and Queries, Absolute Beginner's Guide to VBA and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows XP.

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Table of Contents

I Mastering Excel ranges and formulas
1 Getting the most out of ranges 7
2 Using range names 37
3 Building basic formulas 53
4 Creating advanced formulas 85
5 Troubleshooting formulas 107
II Harnessing the power of functions
6 Using functions 125
7 Working with text functions 133
8 Working with logical and information functions 155
9 Working with lookup functions 181
10 Working with date and time functions 199
11 Working with math functions 229
12 Working with statistical functions 249
III Building business models
13 Analyzing data with lists 283
14 Using Excel's business-modeling tools 315
15 Using regression to track trends and make forecasts 339
16 Solving complex problems with solver 377
IV Building financial formulas
17 Building loan formulas 399
18 Building investment formulas 417
19 Working with bonds 431
20 Building discount formulas 447
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