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Easy Microsoft Excel 2010


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  • Copyright 2010
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4287-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4287-2

This year, millions of beginner-to-intermediate-level users will be searching for the easiest possible way to master Excel 2010's new features - and, with Easy Microsoft Excel 2010, you'll find exactly what you're looking for. This full-color, utterly simple, step-by-step book has been carefully crafted to provide instant access to the 100+ tasks you'll find most useful and valuable. As with all books in the Easy series, it's designed to teach visually: you never have to work your way through lengthy text explanations. Its large typeface makes it even more accessible to all readers - especially senior readers whose needs are disregarded by most computer books. Written by an experienced Microsoft Excel trainer and author, Easy Microsoft Excel 2010 walks you through the easiest, fastest, most direct procedures for getting the results they're looking for.Coverage includes: getting started fast; managing, viewing, and editing workbooks; formatting data; using formulas, functions, charts, and graphics; analyzing data; printing; and even advanced techniques. Along the way, you will learn how to make the most of many of Excel 2010's most powerful innovations, such as Sparklines and the Excel Web App.

  • 100+ hands-on, step-by-step tasks show novices and inexperienced upgraders the easiest, fastest, most direct way to accomplish common tasks
  • Written by an experienced Microsoft Excel trainer and author
  • Fully revamped for Excel 2010's most powerful new tools and features
  • Large typeface improves readability and appeals to senior readers ignored by most computer books
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    Table of Contents

    Introduction     x


    The Ribbon User Interface     2

    The Anatomy of the Ribbon Interface     3

    Familiarizing Yourself with the Ribbon Tabs     4

    Understanding Contextual Tabs     6

    Understanding Workbooks and Worksheets     7

    Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar     8

    Adding Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar     9

    Adding Hidden Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar     10


    Opening an Excel Workbook     14

    Closing an Excel Workbook     15

    Saving a Workbook     16

    Switching Between Open Workbooks     17

    Switching Between Worksheets     18

    Viewing Multiple Workbooks     19

    Inserting and Deleting Worksheets     20

    Renaming Worksheets     21

    Coloring Worksheet Tabs     22

    Moving Worksheets Within a Workbook     23

    Copying Worksheets Between Workbooks     24

    Password Protect a Workbook     25

    Protecting a Worksheet     26


    Entering Data     30

    Editing and Deleting Existing Data     31

    Zooming Into Your Data     32

    Undoing and Redoing Changes     33

    Copying and Pasting Data     34

    Freezing Rows and Columns     36

    Splitting a Worksheet     37

    Inserting Cells     38

    Deleting Cells     39

    Inserting and Deleting Rows     40

    Inserting and Deleting Columns     41

    Moving Data     42

    Finding Data     43

    Replacing Data     44

    Applying a Data Filter     45

    Sorting Data     46

    Adding and Managing Cell Comments     48


    Changing the Font and Font Size     52

    Changing Column Width     53

    Changing the Color of the Cell Background and Cell Text     54

    Formatting the Display of Numeric Data     55

    Using a General Format     56

    Using a Number Format     57

    Using a Currency Format     58

    Using a Date Format     59

    Using a Text Format     60

    Applying Bold, Italic, and Underline     61

    Using Merge and Center on Cells     62

    Changing Horizontal Data Alignment     63

    Changing Row Height     64

    Changing Vertical Data Alignment     65

    Changing Cell Orientation     66

    Wrapping Data in a Cell     67

    Changing Borders     68

    Indenting Entries in a Cell     69

    Clearing Formatting     70

    Hiding and Unhiding Rows     71

    Hiding and Unhiding Columns     72

    Hiding and Unhiding a Worksheet     73

    Using Format As Table     74

    Copying Formatting     75

    Creating and Applying a Formatting Style     76

    Using Conditional Formatting     78


    Using AutoSum (SUM)     82

    Finding a Cell Average (AVERAGE)     83

    Finding the Largest Cell Amount (MAX)     84

    Finding the Smallest Cell Amount (MIN)     85

    Counting the Number of Cells (COUNT)     86

    Entering a Formula     87

    Editing a Formula or Function     88

    Copying a Formula     89

    Assigning Names to a Cell or Range     90

    Referencing Names in a Function     91

    Using Functions Across Worksheets     92

    Using Auto-Calculate     94

    Finding Functions     95

    Calculating a Loan Payment (PMT)     96

    Performing a Logical Test Function (IF)     98

    Conditionally Summing a Range (SUMIF)     100

    Finding the Future Value of an Investment (FV)     102

    Fixing the #### Error     104

    Fixing the #DIV/0! Error     105

    Fixing the #NAME? Error     106

    Fixing the #VALUE! Error     107

    Recognizing the #REF! Error     108

    Recognizing Circular References     109

    Checking for Formula References (Precedents)     110

    Checking for Cell References (Dependents)     111


    The Chart Tools Contextual Tab     113

    Creating a Chart     114

    Changing the Chart Type     116

    Altering the Source Data Range     117

    Altering Chart Options     118

    Formatting the Plot Area     120

    Formatting the Chart Area     121

    Formatting the Axis Scale     122

    Altering the Original Data     123

    Adding Data to Charts     124

    Adding a Legend     125


    Using Drawing Tools     128

    Inserting Clip Art     130

    Inserting a Picture from File     131

    Using AutoShapes     132

    Inserting WordArt     133

    Using Smart Art in Excel     134

    Inserting a Diagram     135

    Inserting an Object     136

    Selecting an Object     137

    Formatting an Object     138

    Moving an Object     139

    Resizing an Object     140

    Deleting an Object     141


    Using Print Preview     144

    Setting the Print Area     146

    Adjusting Page Margins     148

    Inserting Page Breaks     150

    Working in Page Break Preview Mode     152

    Printing a Worksheet on One Page     154

    Printing in Portrait or Landscape Orientation     155

    Centering a Worksheet on a Page     156

    Printing Gridlines and Row/Column Headers     157

    Printing Cell Comments     158

    Printing Cell Error Indicators     159

    Printing Repeating Row and Column Titles     160

    Adding Headers and Footers     161

    Printing Worksheets     162


    Creating a Pivot Table     166

    Rearranging a Pivot Table     168

    Refreshing Pivot Table Data     169

    Adding a Report Filter     170

    Adding Pivot Table Data     172

    Changing the Pivot Table Layout     173

    Customizing Field Names     174

    Applying Numeric Formats to Data Fields     175

    Changing Summary Calculations     176

    Showing and Hiding Data Items     177

    Sorting Your Pivot Table     178


    INDEX     184


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