Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Office Excel 2007 by Paul McFedries

By Paul McFedries

“If you’ve by no means relatively grasped formulation and services, Paul McFedries will considerably extend your realizing and use of Excel. And if you’re already a professional and you’re relocating as much as Excel 2007, this e-book will speedy convey you positive aspects you’ve basically dreamed of till now...”

—Thomas ‘Duffbert’ Duff, Duffbert’s Random Musings, http://www.twduff.com

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Develop your Microsoft Excel services immediately with confirmed techniques

  • Master Excel levels
  • Create robust Arrays
  • Troubleshoot formulation difficulties
  • Validate Worksheet information
  • Perform What-If research
  • Model your enterprise
  • Track traits and Make
  • Forecasts
  • Analyze info
  • Find optimum ideas
  • Build Dynamic personal loan
  • SchedulesВ 

Most Microsoft® Excel clients study just a small percent of the program’s positive aspects. They recognize they can get extra out of Excel in the event that they might simply get a leg up on construction formulation and utilizing services. regrettably, this aspect of Excel appears to be like advanced and intimidating to the uninitiated—shrouded within the mysteries of arithmetic, finance, and impenetrable spreadsheet jargon.

Sound wide-spread? If you’re a businessperson who must use Excel as an daily a part of your task, then you’ve come to the fitting book.  formulation and capabilities with Microsoft® place of work Excel 2007 demystifies worksheet formulation and offers the main valuable Excel features in an accessible,  jargon-free way.  This ebook not just takes you via Excel’s intermediate and complex formula-building gains, it additionally tells you why those good points are invaluable to you and indicates you ways to exploit them in daily events. during the booklet you’ll locate no-nonsense, step by step tutorials and plenty of sensible examples aimed at once at enterprise users.

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     •    Focuses like a laser at the 4 applied sciences that you need to grasp to get the main out of Excel: levels, formulation, features, and information research tools.

     •    Shuns spreadsheet thought in desire of functional knowledge so that you can positioned to exploit correct away.

     •    offers various real-world examples and suggestions that can assist you study and comprehend the significance of every section.

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Introduction

1В В В  Getting the main Out of Ranges

2В В В  utilizing diversity Names

3В В В  development uncomplicated Formulas

4В В В  growing complicated Formulas

5В В В  Troubleshooting formulation IIВ В В  Harnessing the ability of FunctionsВ В В 

6В В В  knowing Functions

7В В В  operating with textual content Functions

8В В В  operating with Logical and data Functions

9В В В  operating with search for Functions

10В  operating with Date and Time capabilities 11В  operating with Math Functions

12В  operating with Statistical Functions

IIIВ В В  development company ModelsВ В В 

13В  studying facts with Tables

14В  reading facts with PivotTables

15  utilizing Excel’s Business-Modeling Tools

16В  utilizing Regression to trace developments and Make Forecasts

17В  fixing advanced issues of Solver

IV В В В Building monetary FormulasВ В В 

18В В  construction mortgage Formulas

19В В  development funding Formulas

20В В  development Formulas

Paul McFedries is famous as a instructor of home windows and workplace, fairly Excel, and is the president of Logophilia restricted, a technical writing corporation. Paul has been operating with spreadsheets for greater than twenty years and has been constructing Excel recommendations because the overdue Eighties. Now essentially a author, Paul has written greater than 50 books that experience offered greater than 3 million copies around the world. those books contain Microsoft place of work entry 2007 kinds, experiences, and Queries; tips of the Microsoft place of work 2007 specialists (all from Que); and Microsoft home windows Vista Unleashed (Sams).

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CategoryВ  workplace productiveness Suite

CoversВ В В  Microsoft workplace Excel 2007

User LevelВ В В В В В В В  Intermediate - Advanced

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Copied range Clearing a Range Deleting a range actually removes the cells from the worksheet. What if you want the cells to remain, but you want their contents or formats cleared? For that, you can use Excel’s Clear command, as described in the following steps: 1. Select the range you want to clear. 2. Choose Home, Clear. Excel displays a submenu of Clear commands. 3. Select either Clear All, Clear Formats, Clear Contents, or Clear Comments, as appropriate. To clear the values and formulas in a range with the fill handle, you can use either of the following two techniques: ■ If you want to clear only the values and formulas in a range, select the range and then click and drag the fill handle into the range and over the cells you want to clear.

102. ■ If you’re not sure what a circular reference is, see “Fixing Circular References,” p. 120. ■ To learn how to create formula-based rules, see “Applying Conditional Formatting with Formulas,” p. 175. ■ To learn more about using Excel for trend analysis, see “Using Regression to Track Trends and Make Forecasts,” p. 385. 1 This page intentionally left blank Using Range Names Although ranges enable you to work efficiently with large groups of cells, there are some disadvantages to using range coordinates: ■ You cannot work with more than one set of range coordinates at a time.

Why? When you accept the formula, Excel then converts the name to the case you used when you first defined it. If the name remains in lowercase letters, it tells you that Excel doesn’t recognize the name, so it’s likely that you misspelled the name when typing it. 4. Use the Scope list to select where you want the name to be available. In most cases, you want to click Workbook, but later I’ll talk about the advantages of limiting the name to a worksheet (see “Changing the Scope to Define Sheet-Level Names”).

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