Microsoft Excel Formulas and Functions (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365)

Microsoft Excel Formulas and Functions (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365)

by Paul McFedries
Microsoft Excel Formulas and Functions (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365)

Microsoft Excel Formulas and Functions (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365)

by Paul McFedries


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Use Excel 365 and Excel 2021 core features to build spreadsheets that solve business problems and deliver reliable answers. Drawing on his unsurpassed experience, Paul McFedries helps you make the most of formulas and functions, including recent improvements ranging from dynamic arrays to XLOOKUP and LET. McFedries' step-by-step projects walk you through handling key tasks, from building timesheets to projecting cash flow and aging receivables. His practical examples and clear instructions demystify intermediate-to-advanced-level formula construction, and help you leverage Excel's most useful functions in your everyday work.

Becoming an Excel expert has never been easier!

By reading this book, you will:

  • Improve business analyses by adding intelligence and knowledge to your models
  • Replace cumbersome formulas with convenient predefined functions
  • Use modern lookups to make your formulas more powerful and flexible
  • Simplify complex calculations with dynamic arrays in Excel 365 and Excel 2021
  • Use conditional formatting to reveal anomalies, problems, or opportunities
  • Calculate loan payments, interest costs, terms, and amortization schedules
  • Project the future value of investments, and plan to achieve investment goals
  • Master essential discounting and cash-flow analysis tools, including NPV and IRR
  • Sort, filter, and analyze any tabular data, from customers to inventory
  • Easily analyze huge datasets with PivotTable calculations
  • Perform sophisticated what-if analyses, scenario planning, and forecasting
  • Optimize profit, cost, or operational efficiency with Solver

About This Book

  • For everyone who wants to get more done with Microsoft Excel in less time
  • For business and financial professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and others who need to efficiently manage and analyze data

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780137559404
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 04/09/2022
Series: Business Skills
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 199,809
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Paul McFedries is an Excel expert and full-time technical writer. Paul has been authoring computer books since 1991 and has more than 100 books to his credit, which combined have sold more than 4 million copies worldwide. His titles include the Que Publishing books My Office 2016, Windows 10 In Depth (with coauthor Brian Knittel), and PCs for Grownups, as well as the Sams Publishing book Windows 7 Unleashed. Please drop by Paul's personal website at or follow Paul on Twitter ( and Facebook (

Table of Contents

Part 1: Mastering Excel formulas

Chapter 1: Building basic formulas

Chapter 2: Creating advanced formulas

Chapter 3: Troubleshooting formulas

Part 2: Harnessing the power of functions

Chapter 4: Understanding functions

Chapter 5: Working with text functions

Chapter 6: Working with logical and information functions

Chapter 7: Working with lookup functions

Chapter 8: Working with date and time functions

Chapter 9: Working with math functions

Part 3: Building business formulas

Chapter 10: Implementing basic business formulas

Chapter 11: Building descriptive statistical formulas

Chapter 12: Building inferential statistical formulas

Chapter 13: Applying regression to track trends and make forecasts

Chapter 14: Building loan formulas

Chapter 15: Working with investment formulas

Chapter 16: Building discount formulas

Part IV: Building business models

Chapter 17: Analyzing data with tables

Chapter 18: Analyzing data with PivotTables

Chapter 19: Using Excel's business modeling tools

Chapter 20: Solving complex problems with Solver
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