John Walkenbach's Favorite Excel Tips and Tricks

John Walkenbach's Favorite Excel Tips and Tricks

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by John Walkenbach
     
 

  • This unique book offers valuable tips and tricks to maximize the capabilities of Excel, the indispensable and immensely popular spreadsheet application
  • An ideal resource for advancing beginners and intermediate-level users, this book offers shortcuts that are sure to speed up application development with Excel and take readers' skills to the next

Overview

  • This unique book offers valuable tips and tricks to maximize the capabilities of Excel, the indispensable and immensely popular spreadsheet application
  • An ideal resource for advancing beginners and intermediate-level users, this book offers shortcuts that are sure to speed up application development with Excel and take readers' skills to the next level
  • Some of the author's favorite tips and tricks include dealing with function arguments, creating "impossible" charts, tweaking Pivot Tables, copying print settings across sheets, taming "automatic" toolbars, and using a UserForm
  • Additional tips and tricks show how to create dynamic chart data, use Analysis Toolpak, sort on more than three columns, attach toolbars to worksheets, enter fake data for testing purposes, apply custom functions, and much more

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Most Excel users suspect they could be a whole lot more efficient: they could solve their problems more easily, take on more complicated tasks, save more time through automation. But who’s got time to learn how? John Walkenbach has made it easy. He’s bundled his 200 favorite Excel tips and tricks into one surprisingly simple guide.

It’s all bite-size: You’ll never have to wade through oceans of dense prose. And you’ll find something useful on nearly every page: about data entry, formatting, formulas, functions, charts, data analysis, printing, customization, error correction, and much more.

Want to copy dozens of formulas exactly, without manually changing relative references to absolute? Generate a series of dates that automatically updates when you change the first date? Format individual characters within a cell? Create a drop-down list within a cell, without VBA? Print non-continuous ranges on a single page? Convert miles to kilometers? Keep formulas from displaying errors such as #REF or $DIV/0!? Walkenbach shows how. You’ll find solutions to more complicated problems here, too: for example, parsing lists of names into columns for first, middle, and last name.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could create a chart that automatically expands whenever you add new data points -- say, for new months, quarters, or years? Walkenbach walks you through the process: both in Excel 2003, where it’s pretty easy, and in older versions where it’s a bit more challenging. (By the way, this book’s designed for Excel versions from 2000 to 2003, but most of it’ll apply to Excel 97, too.)

Walkenbach has earned the nickname Mr. Spreadsheet for a reason: Practically nobody knows more about using spreadsheets. See for yourself. Bill Camarda, from the September 2005 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764598166
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/08/2005
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.12(d)

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Meet the Author

John Walkenbach is a leading authority on spreadsheet software, and principal of J-Walk and Associates Inc., an Arizona–based consulting firm that specializes in spreadsheet application development. John is the author of about 40 spreadsheet books, and has written more than 300 articles and reviews for a variety of publications, including PC World, InfoWorld, PC Magazine, Windows, and PC/Computing. He also maintains a popular Internet Web site (The Spreadsheet Page, www.j-walk.com/ss), and is the developer of the Power Utility Pak, an award-winning add-in for Microsoft Excel. John graduated from the University of Missouri, and earned a Masters and PhD from the University of Montana.

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John Walkenbach's Favorite Excel Tips and Tricks 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Way too many blank pages. Book is 538 pages, it could be condensed to about 300. Was very disappointed as Excel 2000 Formulas was an excellent book. Was expecting a home run, got a strike out.