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Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Excel 2007

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Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Excel 2007 will ease the upgrade path to the lastest version of Microsoft best-selling spreadsheet program. The author, "Mr. Excel "  introduces you to the new interface, allowing  you to quickly get back up-to-speed in performing your job, and will then introduce the powerful new features available in Excel 2007. Among other skills, you will learn how to create amazing data visualizations using conditional formatting and in-cell data bars. This is the only book you need on Microsoft Office Excel 2007!

Excel 2007 is the biggest, most exciting release of Excel ever. This book’s straightforward approach explains the most important features of Excel 2007 in a thorough, easy-to-understand format. Further, it clearly compares older versions of Excel with Excel 2007, which makes for a seamless transition to this newest version of the program. It is a must-have desk reference for today’s business professional.”

–David Gainer,

Group Program Manager,

Microsoft Excel

THE ONLY  EXCEL BOOK YOU NEED

We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward Excel proficiency and use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on Excel, Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 is the book you need.

Does your life play out in a spreadsheet? Do numbers in columns and rows make or break you in the work world? Tired of having numbers kicked in your face by other Excel power users who make your modest spreadsheets look paltry compared to their fancy charts and pivot tables?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 is the bookthat will make it all better. Learn quickly and efficientlyfrom a true Excel master using the tried and true SpecialEdition Using formula for success. Here, you’ll findinformation that’s undocumented elsewhere–even inMicrosoft’s own Help systems. You’ll learn from finelycrafted, real-life examples built by an author who livesand dies by the integrity of his spreadsheets.

Excel’s backbone is its formulas and functions. Master those and you will master your spreadsheets. Special Edition Using Microsoft Office® Excel® 2007 provides more down and dirty help with your formulas and functions than you’ll find in any other book! See how it’s done in real life! Don’t settle for lame pivot table and chart examples found in other books… This book provides beautifully detailed examples that not only show you how it should be done, but how to be the local worksheet hero!

CONTENTS

Introduction

I Mastering the New User Interface

1 Introducing the Ribbon User Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

2 The Quick Access Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

3 The Mini Toolbar and Other U.I. Improvements . . . 53

4 Keyboard Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

5 Galleries, Live Preview, and Themes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

6 The Excel Options Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

II A Tour of What’s New

7 The Big Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

8 Fabulous Table Intelligence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

9 Visualizing Data in Excel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

10 Using Pivot Tables to Analyze Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

11 Formatting Pivot Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215

12 Pivot Table Data Crunching for Excel 2007 . . . . . . . 237

13 Removing Duplicates and Filtering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271

14 Sorting Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287

15 Using Excel Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299

16 Using SmartArt, Shapes, WordArt, and Text Boxes . . 327

17 Using Pictures and Clip Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351

III Working in a Legacy Environment

18 File Format Differences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365

19 Working with Prior Versions of Excel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371

IV Calculating with Excel

20 Understanding Formulas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385

21 Controlling Formulas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409

22 Understanding Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431

23 Using Everyday Functions: Math, Date and Time,

and Text Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451

24 Using Powerful Functions: Logical, Lookup, and

Database Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525

25 Using Financial Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 587

26 Using Statistical Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 631

27 Using Trig, Matrix, and Engineering Functions . . . . 735

28 Connecting Worksheets, Workbooks, and

External Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 797

29 Using Super Formulas in Excel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 823

30 Using Names in Excel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 841

31 Using What If, Scenario Manager, Goal Seek,

and Solver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 863

V Formatting and Sharing Information

32 Formatting Worksheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 891

33 Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 925

34 Sharing Workbooks with Others . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Contents at a Glance
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. About the Author
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. We Want to Hear from You!
  9. Reader Services
  10. Introduction
  11. Part I: Mastering the New User Interface
    1. Chapter 1. Introducing the Ribbon User Interface
    2. Chapter 2. The Quick Access Toolbar
    3. Chapter 3. The Mini Toolbar and Other U.I. Improvements
    4. Chapter 4. Keyboard Shortcuts
    5. Chapter 5. Galleries, Live Preview, and Themes
    6. Chapter 6. The Excel Options Dialog
  12. Part II: A Tour of What's New
    1. Chapter 7. The Big Grid
    2. Chapter 8. Fabulous Table Intelligence
    3. Chapter 9. Visualizing Data in Excel
    4. Chapter 10. Using Pivot Tables to Analyze Data
    5. Chapter 11. Formatting Pivot Tables
    6. Chapter 12. Pivot Table Data Crunching for Excel 2007
    7. Chapter 13. Removing Duplicates and Filtering
    8. Chapter 14. Sorting Data
    9. Chapter 15. Using Excel Charts
    10. Chapter 16. Using SmartArt, Shapes, WordArt, and Text Boxes
    11. Chapter 17. Using Pictures and Clip Art
  13. Part III: Working in a Legacy Environment
    1. Chapter 18. File Format Differences
    2. Chapter 19. Working with Prior Versions of Excel
  14. Part IV: Calculating with Excel
    1. Chapter 20. Understanding Formulas
    2. Chapter 21. Controlling Formulas
    3. Chapter 22. Understanding Functions
    4. Chapter 23. Using Everyday Functions: Math, Date and Time, and Text Functions
    5. Chapter 24. Using Powerful Functions: Logical, Lookup, and Database Functions
    6. Chapter 25. Using Financial Functions
    7. Chapter 26. Using Statistical Functions
    8. Chapter 27. Using Trig, Matrix, and Engineering Functions
    9. Chapter 28. Connecting Worksheets, Workbooks, and External Data
    10. Chapter 29. Using Super Formulas in Excel
    11. Chapter 30. Using Names in Excel
    12. Chapter 31. Using What If, Scenario Manager, Goal Seek, and Solver
  15. Part V: Formatting and Sharing Information
    1. Chapter 32. Formatting Worksheets
    2. Chapter 33. Printing
    3. Chapter 34. Sharing Workbooks with Others
    4. Chapter 35. More Tips and Tricks for Excel 2007
  16. Part VI: More Power
    1. Chapter 36. Automating Repetitive Functions Using VBA Macros
    2. Chapter 37. Interacting with Other Office Applications
    3. Chapter 38. A Tour of the Best Add-Ins for Excel
  17. Index