I’m very proud to present you with the completely revamped and almost totally brand new Excel 2007 For Dummies, the latest version of everybody’s favorite book on Microsoft Office Excel for readers with no intention whatsoever of becoming spreadsheet gurus. The dramatic changes evident in this version of the book reflect the striking, dare I say, revolutionary changes that Microsoft has brought to its ever-popular spreadsheet program. One look at the new Ribbon command structure and all those rich style galleries in Excel 2007 and you know you’re not in Kansas anymore ‘cause this is definitely not your mother’s Excel!
In keeping with Excel’s more graphical and colorful look and feel, Excel 2007 For Dummies has taken on some color of its own (just take a gander at those color plates in the mid-section of the book) and now starts off with a definitive introduction to the new user Ribbon interface. This chapter is written both for those of you for whom Excel is a completely new experience and those of you who have had some experience with the old pull-down menu and multi-toolbar Excel interface who are now faced with the seemingly daunting task of getting comfortable with a whole new user experience. Excel 2007 For Dummies covers all the fundamental techniques you need to know in order to create, edit, format, and print your own worksheets.
In addition to showing you around the worksheet, this book also exposes you to the basics of charting, creating data lists, and performing data analysis. Keep in mind, though, that this book just touches on the easiest ways to get a few things done with these features — I make no attempt to cover charting, data lists, or data analysis in the same definitive way as spreadsheets. This book concentrates on spreadsheets because spreadsheets are what most regular folks create with Excel.
- With more than 2.5 million copies in print of previous editions, Excel For Dummies is the one indispensable guide to Excel, and this updated edition has been completely rewritten to reflect extensive changes in Excel 2007
- Readers discover the notable changes to Microsoft Office, such as the complete redesign of the interface to emphasize tasks, a more graphical interface, easier document searching, and more
- Shows how to create and edit worksheets, enter formulas, create and edit charts, insert graphs, design database forms, and use seek-and-find options
- Demonstrates how to add hyperlinks to worksheets, save worksheets as Web pages, add existing worksheet data to an existing Web page, and send worksheets via e-mail
- Places a special emphasis on the changes to collaboration and application servers