How to Do Everything with Microsoft Office Excel 2003

Overview

Looking for clear, concise instructions on creating powerful but easy-to-use spreadsheets? How to Do Everything with Microsoft Office Excel 2003 will quickly get you using Excel's many features. Learn the basics of worksheets and workbooks, how to enter and format data and graphics, and how to create templates so you can reuse the workbooks you develop. Then build databases for storing and analyzing your data, solve problems by performing what-if analysis, and share your workbooks securely with others so that you...

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Overview

Looking for clear, concise instructions on creating powerful but easy-to-use spreadsheets? How to Do Everything with Microsoft Office Excel 2003 will quickly get you using Excel's many features. Learn the basics of worksheets and workbooks, how to enter and format data and graphics, and how to create templates so you can reuse the workbooks you develop. Then build databases for storing and analyzing your data, solve problems by performing what-if analysis, and share your workbooks securely with others so that you can integrate their input. Along the way, you'll learn shortcuts to make it easier to use Excel.

  • Configure and customize Excel to suit your working needs
  • Create spreadsheets, enter data, and format for maximum effect
  • Add impact to your worksheets with graphics, drawings, and photos
  • Use functions and formulas to perform simple and complex calculations
  • Integrate Excel with the other Office applications
  • Build databases and create PivotTables and PivotCharts
  • Use what-if analysis to solve complex business problems
  • Publish your worksheets as interactive Web pages or save them as XML files
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072230710
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/18/2003
  • Series: How to Do Everything Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate J. Chase (Marshfield, VT) is an author, journalist, and online technical support consultant who has written, contributed to, or edited more than a dozen PC reference books, including PC Disaster and Recovery (Sybex, Christmas 2002) and Instant E-Commerce! (Sybex, 2001), as well as Windows XP Power Tools (Sybex, 2002), Office XP Complete (Sybex, 2002), Microsoft Office 2000 Troubleshooting and Problem Solving (Course Technology, 2000), and The IRQ Book (McGraw-Hill, 1999).

Kate has been an active participant in Microsoft’s Office beta program and has been using the Office 11 beta since November. Her work has appeared on Microsoft.com’s Office Web site as well on the Microsoft Network, America Online and ZDnet in addition to her books in print.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I Get Started with Excel and Create Worksheets
Ch. 1 Get Started with Excel 3
Ch. 2 Configure Excel to Suit Your Working Needs 25
Ch. 3 Create Spreadsheets and Enter Data 51
Ch. 4 Format Worksheets for Best Effect 81
Ch. 5 Add Graphics and Drawings to Worksheets 103
Ch. 6 Check, Lay Out, and Print Worksheets 129
Pt. II Calculate, Manipulate, and Analyze Data
Ch. 7 Perform Calculations with Functions 149
Ch. 8 Create Formulas to Perform Custom Calculations 165
Ch. 9 Organize Data with Excel Databases 187
Ch. 10 Outline and Consolidate Worksheets 209
Ch. 11 Analyze Data Using PivotTables and PivotCharts 223
Ch. 12 Solve Problems by Performing What-If Analysis 239
Pt. III Share, Publish, and Present Data
Ch. 13 Create Effective Charts to Present Data Visually 261
Ch. 14 Share Workbooks and Collaborate with Colleagues 287
Ch. 15 Using Excel's Web Capabilities 319
Ch. 16 Use Excel with the Other Office Applications 345
Pt. IV Customize and Automate Excel
Ch. 17 Customize Excel's Interface 369
Ch. 18 Use Macros to Automate Tasks 387
App. : Keyboard Shortcuts 405
Index 411
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