Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2003
- By Paul McFedries
- Published Jun 11, 2004 by Que. Part of the Business Solutions series.
- Copyright 2004
- Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
- Pages: 504
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-7897-3153-3
- ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3153-1
- eBook (Adobe DRM)
- ISBN-10: 0-7686-6303-2
- ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-6303-7
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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.
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!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
So much better than online help!,
This review is from: Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2003 (Paperback)I got a copy of this book through a publisher I work with and think it's amazing. The author does a great job of making formulas and functions accessible and practical for the reader in a way that the online help is unable to do. Each description of a function comes with practical and interesting examples of how to apply what you've learned. This new series from Que is going to be a great addition to their lineup.
19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
A Warning Regarding the ODDL... and ODDF... Bond Functions,
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This review is from: Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2003 (Paperback)I bought this book to get the definitions of the ODDF... and ODDL... bond functions used in Excel, as the mathematical definitions of both these functions and the parameters used in them, as given in the MS Excel 2000 Help topics, are missing a crucial 10% of the needed text. Unfortunately, there are major errors in concept in the discussion of the Excel ODDL... and ODDF... bond functions in this book (July 2004 printing). The author appears to have guessed at how these functions are to be used and at the meaning of certain parameters used by these functions, and guessed horribly wrong. He has communicated to me that any changes to be made will be made on release of the next edition. I have no reason to believe that any other material in the book is incorrect. (A rating was required for this warning to be submitted.)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
An excellent buy for experienced users,
This review is from: Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2003 (Paperback)The book provides insights regarding everyday functions, which you didn't know. The author explains each step thoroughly, however nothing can replace the knowledge you gain by trying it yourself. Nevertheless, its a very interesting book that helps you gain more solid knowledge about almost every formula in excel which you are already using or interested about.
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Table of Contents
I. MASTERING EXCEL RANGES AND FORMULAS.
1. Getting the Most Out of Ranges.
2. Using Range Names.
3. Building Basic Formulas.
4. Creating Advanced Formulas.
5. Troubleshooting Formulas.
II. HARNESSING THE POWER OF FUNCTIONS.
6. Using Functions.
7. Working with Text Functions.
8. Working with Logical and Information Functions.
9. Working with Lookup Functions.
10. Working with Date and Time Functions.
11. Working with Math Functions.
12. Working with Statistical Functions.
III. BUILDING BUSINESS MODELS.
13. Analyzing Data with Lists.
14. Using Excel's Business-Modeling Tools.
15. Using Regression to Track Trends and Make Forecasts.
16. Solving Complex Problems with Solver.
IV. BUILDING FINANCIAL FORMULAS.
17. Building Loan Formulas.
18. Building Investment Formulas.
19. Working with Bonds.
20. Building Discount Formulas.
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