Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Inside Out

Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Inside Out

by Craig Stinson, Mark Dodge

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Hey, you know your way around a spreadsheet—so now dig into Excel 2003 and really put your data to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and handy workarounds in concise, fast-answer format. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover the best and fastest ways to perform everyday tasks, and challenge yourself to new levels of Excel mastery!

  • Build on what you already know about Excel and quickly dive into what’s new
  • Learn how the experts design more powerful spreadsheets
  • Sharpen your core to advanced document editing and formatting skills
  • Perform calculations, analyze data, and build PivotTable reports
  • Drill into new Excel functions for statistical analysis
  • Create high-impact charts, including bubble, radar, and Gantt charts
  • Link and embed Excel data in other Microsoft Office programs
  • Capture, reuse, and share data by exploiting XML features
  • Use macros and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications to automate Excel

CD features:

  • Complete eBook
  • Insider Extras—including 30-day trial edition of Spreadsheet Assistant add-in.
  • Catalog of select Excel resources with links to third-party tools and demos
  • Microsoft add-ins, demos, and trials, including Insider’s Guide to Microsoft Office OneNote eBook
  • Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition, eBook—10,000+ entries

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735615113
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Publication date: 08/27/2003
Series: Microsoft Inside Out Series
Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
Pages: 1056
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.85(d)

About the Author

Craig Stinson is a journalist and author. He has written or coauthored more than 20 books including Windows Vista® Inside Out, Deluxe Edition and Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 Inside Out.

Mark Dodge has coauthored several popular books on Excel®, including Microsoft® Office Excel® 2003 Inside Out. He is a former senior technical writer for the Microsoft® Office User Assistance group.

Table of Contents


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About the CD

Conventions and Features Used in this Book

About the Authors

Part 1: Examining the Excel Environment

Chapter 1: What's New in Microsoft Office Excel 2003

Chapter 2: Excel Fundamentals

Chapter 3: Custom-Tailoring the Excel Workspace

Part 2: Building Worksheets

Chapter 4: Worksheet Design Tips

Chapter 5: How to Work a Worksheet

Chapter 6: How to Work a Workbook

Part 3: Formatting and Editing Worksheets

Chapter 7: Worksheet Editing Techniques

Chapter 8: Worksheet Formatting Techniques

Chapter 9: Advanced Formatting and Editing Techniques

Part 4: Adding Graphics and Printing

Chapter 10: Creating Spiffy Graphics

Chapter 11: Printing and Presenting

Part 5: Creating Formulas and Performing Data Analysis

Chapter 12: Building Formulas

Chapter 13: Using Functions

Chapter 14: Everyday Functions

Chapter 15: Formatting and Calculating Date and Time

Chapter 16: Functions for Financial Analysis

Chapter 17: Functions for Analyzing Statistics

Chapter 18: Performing What-If Analysis

Part 6: Collaboration and the Internet

Chapter 19: Collaborating with Excel

Chapter 20: Transferring Files to and from Internet Sites

Part 7: Integrating Excel with Other Applications

Chapter 21: Linking and Embedding

Chapter 22: Using Hyperlinks

Chapter 23: Using Excel Data in Word and PowerPoint Documents

Part 8: Creating Charts

Chapter 24: Basic Charting Techniques

Chapter 25: Enhancing the Appearance of Your Charts

Chapter 26: Working with Chart Data

Chapter 27: Advanced Charting Techniques

Part 9: Managing Databases and Lists

Chapter 28: Managing Information in Lists

Chapter 29: Working with External Data

Chapter 30: Analyzing Data with PivotTable Reports

Part 10: Automating Excel

Chapter 31: Recording Macros

Chapter 32: Creating Custom Functions

Chapter 33: Debugging Macros and Custom Functions

Part 11: Appendixes

Appendix A: Installing Microsoft Excel

Appendix B: Using Speech and Handwriting Recognition

Appendix C: Keyboard Shortcuts

Appendix D: Function Reference

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