Welcome to the only guidebook series that takes a visual approach to professional-level computer topics. Open the book and you'll discover step-by-step screen shots that demonstrate over 110 Excel data analysis techniques, including:
• Identifying trends in your data
Sorting, filtering, and identifying lists
Creating, editing, and checking formulas
Calculating interest rates and depreciation
Performing simple sorts and filters
Hiding rows or columns in a PivotTable
Adding and removing chart data
Querying an Access database
Assigning digital signatures
Solving a formula with a data table
"I was stuck on an Excel problem for two days. Finally, I opened one of your books, and there was a macro to accomplish exactly what I needed! You made me look good to the boss."
-Rob L. Meerscheidt(The Woodlands, TX)
• High-resolution screen shots demonstrate each task
Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
"Apply It" and "Extra" sidebars highlight useful tips
About the Author
Denise Etheridge is a certified public accountant as well as the president and founder of Baycon Group, Inc. She publishes Web sites, provides consulting services on accounting-related software, and authors computer-related books.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED.
CHAPTER 2: CREATING FORMULAS.
CHAPTER 3: CREATING AND USING FUNCTIONS.
CHAPTER 4: USING FINANCIAL FUNCTIONS.
CHAPTER 5: USING STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS AND TOOLS.
CHAPTER 6: ORGANIZING WORKSHEET DATA.
CHAPTER 7: WORKING WITH PIVOTTABLES.
CHAPTER 8: CHARTING DATA.
CHAPTER 9: WORKING WITH EXTERNAL DATA.
CHAPTER 10: USEFUL DATA ANALYSIS TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES.
CHAPTER 11: SHARING YOUR WORKBOOK WITH OTHERS.
CHAPTER 12: AUTOMATING WITH MACROS.
APPENDIX A: EXCEL KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS.
APPENDIX B: EXCEL FUNCTION QUICK REFERENCE.
APPENDIX C: FORMULA BASICS.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Unlike some other books on various versions of Excel, Etheridge's presentation accentuates a strong visual pedagogy. She has also hewed to a style where very 2 facing pages discusses some operation you can do. Those of you who read the O'Reilly books will recognise this as analogous to the O'Reilly Hacks series. So what Etheridge offers is really a set of bite-sized tasks. Easy to learn and immediately apply. The tasks are diverse. Like doing date computations. Or using the built in future value function. Or the interest rate, compounded over several payment periods. Some tasks relate to the visual display of the tables. As in changing a table's style. Or making a PivotTable. The tasks are not comprehensive. The book should not be considered as such. This is not an official Excel manual, per se. Instead, enough is shown to be useful, of common activities that you are likely to perform. Well suited for an Excel novice.
This book was a major disappointment, The author did not show much creativity. I was not inspired by the limited number of examples compared to what I have in other books on earlier versions of Excel. I have learned more from online web tutorials. Save your money.