Excel 2007 PivotTables Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

Excel 2007 PivotTables Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

by Debra Dalgleish

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Excel 2007 PivotTables Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Debra Dalgleish

Debra Dalgleish, Microsoft Office Excel "Most Valuable Professional" since 2001, and an expert and trainer in Excel, brings together a one-stop resource for anyone curious about representing, analyzing, and using their data with PivotTables and PivotCharts. You’ll find this book inimitable when facing any new or difficult problem in PivotTables, covering the entire breadth of situations you could ever encounter, from planning and creating, to formatting and extracting data, to maximizing performance and troubleshooting.

The author presents tips and techniques in this collection of recipes that can’t be found in Excel’s Help section, while carefully explaining the most confusing features of PivotTables to help you realize their powerful potential.

The chapters in this book have been organized into a collection of recipes to take you step by step from the problem you are experiencing to the solution you are aiming for. Without fuss, you’ll find clear and precise information to help you assess your situation, whether common or unique, and solve your problem. Working examples of complex PivotTables and numerous PivotTable programming examples will help you solve problems quickly, without the need to digest heavy content.

What you’ll learn
  • How to create and format PivotTables to be as attractive as they are useful
  • How to reuse prepackaged “recipe” code to put PivotTables to work in a variety of data-driven scenarios
  • How to determine why results of your computations and charting might not match what you expect and how to understand and fix those problems
  • Related programming techniques using working examples of advanced PivotTables
Who this book is for

This book is a must-have resource for anyone who uses Excel frequently.

Table of Contents
  1. Creating a Pivot Table
  2. Sorting and Filtering Pivot Table Data
  3. Calculations in a Pivot Table
  4. Formatting a Pivot Table
  5. Grouping and Totaling Pivot Table Data
  6. Modifying a Pivot Table
  7. Updating a Pivot Table
  8. Pivot Table Security, Limits, and Performance
  9. Printing and Extracting Pivot Table Data
  10. Pivot Charts
  11. Programming a Pivot Table

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430205043
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 12/09/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Debra Dalgleish is a computer consultant in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, serving local and international clients. Self-employed since 1985, she has extensive experience in designing complex Excel and Access applications, as well as sophisticated Word forms and documents. She has led hundreds of Microsoft Office corporate training sessions, from beginner to advanced level. In recognition of her contributions to the Excel newsgroups, she has received the Microsoft Office Excel "Most Valuable Professional" award each year since 2001. You can find a wide variety of Excel tips and tutorials, and sample files, on her Contextures website: Contextures.com/tiptech.html.

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