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Excel Annoyances
     

Excel Annoyances

by Curtis D. Frye
 

It's the solution to almost all of your electronic organization needs. Need to present a detailed expense report? Try an Excel spreadsheet. Keeping track of a complicated budget? Excel to the rescue. Want to keep tabs on your office football pool? You guessed it.Thanks to its incredible versatility and power, Excel has emerged as more than just a mainstream program

Overview

It's the solution to almost all of your electronic organization needs. Need to present a detailed expense report? Try an Excel spreadsheet. Keeping track of a complicated budget? Excel to the rescue. Want to keep tabs on your office football pool? You guessed it.Thanks to its incredible versatility and power, Excel has emerged as more than just a mainstream program; it's now one of the most used applications on the planet. Everyone from run-of-the-mill PC users to leading financial analysts count on Excel to make sense of overflowing data. And to keep up with the overwhelming user demand, three different versions of Excel have hit the market since the debut of Excel 97: Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. Naturally, each version offers a new slate of next-generation upgrades--and, of course, operating bugs!At last, Excel users have some relief: Excel Annoyances emerged from the suggestions of numerous Excel users who've struggled with these irritating bugs over the years. Written in the popular Annoyances format, this latest O'Reilly helper addresses all of the quirks, bugs, inconsistencies, and hidden features found in each of the four versions. Chances are if someone, somewhere, found a certain step confusing, then it's addressed in Excel Annoyances.Author Curtis D. Frye breaks down the cavalcade of information into several tip-of-the-finger categories such as Entering Data, Formatting, Charting, Printing, and more. If you're one of the millions of people who use Excel, you're sure to find a goldmine of helpful nuggets that you can use to fix the program's most annoying traits. In the end, Excel Annoyances will help you to truly maximize Excel's seemingly limitless potential.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
What drives you crazy about Excel? Maybe it’s the way it automatically gets rid of leading zeroes you want to keep. Or the maddening way it handles some date/time calculations. Or maybe it’s the PivotTables. Whatever the problem, it’s not you. And it can be fixed, with Excel Annoyances.

Curtis Frye has ferreted out annoyances throughout Excel: in data entry, formatting, formulas, sorting, filtering, what-if analysis, charting, data exchange, printing, customization, VBA, and more. Of course, Microsoft keeps adding more. Frye’s found solutions for 14 new Excel 2003 aggravations, from disappearing Close buttons to XML schema problems.

If you live in Excel, this book will make it a bit more of a luxury resort, and a bit less of a prison. Bill Camarda, from the February 2005 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596007287
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Annoyances Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.56(d)

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Meet the Author

Curtis Frye is a freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon. The author or co-author of a half dozen books on Microsoft Excel (including O'Reilly's Excel Pocket Guide), he's also written about Microsoft Access, database design, programming languages, home networking solutions, and privacy-enhancing technologies. When he's not writing, Curt is a professional improvisational comedian with ComedySportz Portland.

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