Microsoft Excel for Accounting: The First Course / Edition 1

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Overview

Microsoft Excel is the most widely used spreadsheet software available. By practicing with sample assignments using Excel, readers will work more efficiently while enhancing their understanding of accounting. Introduces the fundamental tools and techniques available in Excel today. Offers real-world applications throughout. Features example worksheets in each chapter. Provides detailed instructions for using Microsoft Excel; covers the most current version, but is applicable for most other versions as well. Includes a Website keyed to the book that offers additional information and related links. Accountants and business managers will find this a useful Excel handbook.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130085511
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Taken Smith. Dr. Katherine T. Smith has served on the faculties at the University of Mississippi and Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Smith has authored numerous research articles which have appeared in various professional journals such as The CPA Journal, Today's CPA, Accounting Education (UK), and National Public Accountant. Currently she serves on the editorial boards of five national journals. She has authored five books, including an educational novel entitled The Bottom Line is Betrayal ( http://www.iolbv.com/murphy/novels/ ) which has been described as an "instructional thriller" that provides an innovative way to present business concepts and issues to students. In addition, she has made presentations at professional meetings in the U.S. and abroad.

L. Murphy Smith. Dr. L. Murphy Smith, CPA is Assistant Department Head and Professor in the Accounting Department at Texas A&M University. He received his doctorate from Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Smith's accomplishments include numerous professional journal articles, research grants, books, and professional meeting presentations in the U.S. and abroad. His major research interests are systems, auditing, ethics, and international issues. His work has been cited in various news media, including Fortune, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Among the books he has published, his accounting information systems text ( http://acct.tamu.edu/smith/books/aisbook/ ) is now in its third edition. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Advances in International Accounting, Journal of Information Systems, Research on Accounting Ethics, Teaching Business Ethics, and The CPA Journal.

Lawrence C. Smith, Jr. Lawrence C. Smith, Jr., PhD is a Professor of Economics at Louisiana Tech University. He received his doctorate from the University of Mississippi. He has developed expertise on a wide variety of business and economics issues. In his distinguished career, Dr. Smith has made significant academic contributions in teaching, research, and service. He has played many roles in various professional organizations, including serving 27 years as Secretary-Treasurer of the Academy of Economics and Finance. In 1999 he was selected as the first Fellow of the Academy of Economics and Finance. Dr. Smith's accomplishments include numerous professional journal articles, books, and professional meeting presentations. Among the journals in which he has published are the following: Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Economics and Finance, Southwestern Economic Review, Journal of Real Estate Appraisal and Economics, and Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly.

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Read an Excerpt

The purpose of this book is to introduce students to the fundamental tools and techniques available in Microsoft Excel™ spreadsheet software. Applications are presented that pertain to specific financial accounting and principles topics. Students will learn through experience by following directions and creating the example worksheets shown in each chapter. Assignments maybe selected from those contained within the book or other sources provided by your instructor.

The book provides detailed instructions for using Microsoft Excel. These instructions are designed for the most current version of Excel but are applicable for most other versions as well. Additional information is available on the website corresponding to this book.

WEBSITE

For updates, example files, suggested assignment schedules, and other helpful information, check the website (http://www.iolbv.com/murphy/excel4acctAA/).

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Table of Contents

1. Computer Basics.

Components of the Computer. Operating Systems Software. Windows Operating System. Loading Your Excel Spreadsheet Program. Basic Commands. Saving a File. Closing Files. Retrieving Files. Exiting.

2. Making a Worksheet.

Worksheet Layout. An Illustration. Editing. Moving Cell Contents. Inserting Rows and Columns. Deleting and Shifting Cells. Centering. Changing Column or Row Width. Copy and Paste. Printing.

3. Formulas, Functions, and Formatting.

Automatic Sums. Formulas. Writing Formulas. Copying Formulas. Functions. Date and Other Functions. Numeric Formatting. Percentage Symbol. Currency Style. Commas. Customized Formatting.

4. Charts.

Column Chart. Stacked-Column Chart. Line Chart. Pie Chart.

5. Worksheet Manipulation.

Range Names. Freeze Panes. Split Screen. Importing Data.

6. Database Tools.

Data Form. Data Sort. Sorting a Single Column or Row. Sorting Multiple Columns or Rows. Autofill. Autofilter.

7. Macro Commands.

Creating a Macro. Running a Macro.

8. Guidelines for Worksheet Design.

Requirements Outline. File ID. Data Input and Output. Input Alignment. Manual Recalculation. Backup Files. Testing

9. Step-by-Step Excel Example.

Creating an Excel Worksheet. Editing a Cell. Centering. Inserting Formulas. Manipulating Data. Numeric Formatting. Column Expansion. Printing. Creating an Excel Pie Chart.

Spreadsheet Assignments That Correspond to Course Topics.

Solutions to Selected Assignments.

Index.

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Preface

The purpose of this book is to introduce students to the fundamental tools and techniques available in Microsoft Excel™ spreadsheet software. Applications are presented that pertain to specific financial accounting and principles topics. Students will learn through experience by following directions and creating the example worksheets shown in each chapter. Assignments maybe selected from those contained within the book or other sources provided by your instructor.

The book provides detailed instructions for using Microsoft Excel. These instructions are designed for the most current version of Excel but are applicable for most other versions as well. Additional information is available on the website corresponding to this book.

WEBSITE

For updates, example files, suggested assignment schedules, and other helpful information, check the website ( http://www.iolbv.com/murphy/excel4acctAA/ ).

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