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Overview

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through everything you want to do with Excel 2013.

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Excel 2013 screenshots that show you exactly what to do.
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Tips and Notes to help you get the most from Excel 2013.

• Quickly find and use the Excel 2013 features you’re looking for
• Create, save, and organize your spreadsheets
• Build custom formulas using Excel’s powerful built-in functions
• Master time-saving techniques to find, replace, move, filter, and sort data
• Find, fix, and avoid errors that break spreadsheets or cause inaccuracies
• Create a unique look and feel for your spreadsheets with formatting
• Generate powerful charts and visualizations with Excel’s new tools
• Insert images, shapes, SmartArt, and even org charts
• Precisely control what you print and how it looks
• Secure your spreadsheets and control who can view or edit them
• Use improved PivotTables to analyze huge amounts of data
• Store and share workbooks on the Web with SkyDrive

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133380934
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 5/14/2013
  • Series: My...
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 664,151
  • File size: 60 MB
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Meet the Author

Michael Alexander has been named a Microsoft MVP for his ongoing contributions to the Excel community. A Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD), he has authored several books on advanced business analysis with Excel and Access, including Easy Microsoft Excel 2010. He has 15+ years’ experience developing Office solutions, and runs the free Excel and Access tutorial and tips site datapigtechnologies.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     xi
Chapter 1  Working with Excel’s Ribbon Menus     3
Familiarizing Yourself with the Ribbon Tabs     4
Understanding Workbooks and Worksheets     7
   Explore Worksheets     7
   Explore Columns, Rows, and Cells     8
Understanding Contextual Tabs     9
   Work with Contextual Tabs     10
Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar     10
   Add a Command to the Quick Access Toolbar     11
   Add Other Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar     12
   Add Hidden Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar     13

Chapter 2  Managing Workbooks and Worksheets     15
Opening an Excel Workbook     16
Closing an Excel Workbook     17
Saving a Workbook     17
Switching Between Open Workbooks     18
Switching Between Worksheets     20
Viewing Multiple Workbooks     20
Inserting and Deleting Worksheets     22
Renaming Worksheets     23
Coloring Worksheet Tabs     23
Moving Worksheets Within a Workbook     24
Copying Worksheets Between Workbooks     25
Password Protect a Workbook     26
Protecting a Worksheet     28

Chapter 3  Entering and Managing Data     31
Entering Data     32
Editing and Deleting Existing Data     33
Zooming into Your Data     34
Undoing and Redoing Changes     35
Copying and Pasting Data    36
   Cut and Paste Data     37
Freezing Rows and Columns     38
Splitting a Worksheet     39
Inserting Cells     40
Deleting Cells     41
Inserting and Deleting Rows     42
Inserting and Deleting Columns     43
Moving Data     44
Finding Data     46
Replacing Data    47
Applying a Data Filter     48
Sorting Data     49
Adding and Managing Cell Comments     50

Chapter 4  Formatting Worksheet Data     53
Changing the Font and Font Size     54
Changing Column Width     55
Changing the Color of the Cell Background and Cell Text     57
Formatting the Display of Numeric Data     58
   Use a General Format     60
   Use a Number Format     61
   Use a Currency Format     62
   Use a Date Format     63
   Use a Text Format    64
Applying Bold, Italic, and Underline     65
Using Merge and Center on Cells     66
Changing Horizontal Data Alignment     68
Changing Row Height     69
Changing Vertical Data Alignment    70
Changing Cell Orientation     71
Wrapping Data in a Cell     72
Changing Borders      72
Indenting Entries in a Cell      73
Clearing Formatting     74
Hiding and Unhiding Rows     76
Hiding and Unhiding Columns     78
Hiding and Unhiding a Worksheet     80
Using Format as Table     81
Copying Formatting     82
Creating and Applying a Formatting Style     84
Using Conditional Formatting     85

Chapter 5  Working with Formulas and Functions     89
Using AutoSum Calculations     89
   Find a Cell Average (AVERAGE)     91
   Find the Largest Cell Amount (MAX)     92
   Find the Smallest Cell Amount (MIN)     93
   Count the Number of Cells (COUNT)     94
Entering a Formula     95
Editing a Formula or Function     96
Copying a Formula     97
Assigning Names to a Cell or Range     99
Referencing Names in a Function     100
Using Functions Across Worksheets     101
Using Auto-Calculate     104
Finding and Using Excel Functions     105
   Calculate a Loan Payment (PMT)     107
   Perform a Logical Test Function (IF)     110
   Conditionally Sum a Range (SUMIF)     113
   Find the Future Value of an Investment (FV)     115
Recognizing and Fixing Errors     118
   Fix the #DIV/0! Error     119
   Fix the #NAME? Error     120
   Fix the #VALUE! Error    122
   Recognize the #REF! Error     124
Recognizing Circular References     126
Checking for Formula References (PRECEDENTS)     128
Checking for Cell References (DEPENDENTS)     130

Chapter 6  Working with Charts     133
Creating a Chart     134
Changing the Chart Type     136
Altering the Source Data Range     137
Altering Chart Options     138
Formatting the Plot Area     142
Formatting the Chart Area     144
Formatting the Axis Scale     146
Altering the Original Data     147
Adding Data to Charts     149
Adding a Legend     150

Chapter 7  Working with Graphics     153
Using Drawing Tools     153
Inserting Clip Art     156
Inserting a Picture from File     157
Using AutoShapes     158
Inserting WordArt     160
Using Smart Art in Excel     161
Inserting a Diagram     163
Inserting Objects     164
Working with Inserted Objects     166
   Format an Object     167
   Move an Object     168
   Resize an Object     170
   Delete an Object     171

Chapter 8  Printing in Excel     173
Using Print Preview     174
Setting the Print Area     175
Adjusting Page Margins     177
Inserting Page Breaks     178
Working in Page Break Preview Mode     181
Printing a Worksheet on One Page     182
Printing in Portrait or Landscape Orientation     184
Centering a Worksheet on a Page     185
Printing Gridlines and Row/Column Headers     186
Printing Cell Comments     187
Printing Cell Error Indicators     188
Printing Repeating Row and Column Titles     189
Adding Headers and Footers     190
Printing Your Worksheets     191

Chapter 9  Working with Pivot Tables     195
Creating a Pivot Table     196
Rearranging a Pivot Table     199
Adding a Report Filter     201
Refreshing Pivot Table Data     203
Adding Pivot Table Data    204
Customizing Field Names     206
Applying Numeric Formats to Data Fields     207
Changing Summary Calculations     209
Showing and Hiding Data Items     210
Sorting Your Pivot Table     211

Chapter 10  Using SkyDrive to Store and Share Excel Files     215
Signing Up For SkyDrive      215
Signing into SkyDrive     217
Saving a Workbook to SkyDrive     218
Opening a SkyDrive Workbook     220
Downloading a Workbook from SkyDrive     222
Sharing Your SkyDrive Workbooks with Others     223
Managing SkyDrive Workbooks     224

Appendix A  Excel Shortcut Keys     227
Using the Excel Shortcut Key Reference Table     227

Index    231
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