The world of mathematical formulas and jargon in Microsoft Excel is complex and can be intimidating for even advanced computer users. Perhaps like you, a majority of users find it difficult to get the most they can out of this very valuable program. Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2003 strives to break down the complexities by focusing on the four primary technologies to master: ranges, formulas, data analysis tools and lists. Chapters such as “Getting the Most Out of Ranges,” “Building Your Own Functions Using VBA,” and “Solving Complex Problems with Solver” will teach you practical skills and solutions that you can put to work immediately. Frustration will become a thing of the past as you begin to master the complex world of Excel!
The old "80/20" rule for software - that 80 percent of users use only 20 percent of a program's features - doesn't apply to Microsoft Excel. Instead, this program operates under what could be called the "95/5" rule: 95 percent of Excel users use a mere 5 percent of the program's features. Most of those users know that they could be getting more out of Excel by using more of its commands and options, but aren't sure where to start. Excel is big and complex, and most of its intermediate-to-advanced features are shrouded in the mysteries of mathematics, finance, and impenetrable spreadsheet jargon. This Business Solutions title demystifies the program's features and presents them in a jargon-free way. This book not only takes them through Excel's intermediate and advanced options, but also tells them why these options are useful and shows them how to use them in everyday situations and real-world models. This book aims to do all of this with no-nonsense, step-by-step tutorials and lots of practical, useful examples. About the Author Paul McFedries
is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. While now primarily a writer, Paul has worked as a programmer, consultant, spreadsheet developer and website developer. Paul has written more than 40 books that have sold nearly three million copies worldwide. These books include Access 2003 Forms, Reports and Queries
, Absolute Beginner's Guide to VBA
and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows XP