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  • Copyright 2013
  • Dimensions: 7-1/2" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-335317-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-335317-4

Excel 2013 On Demand is built from the ground up for today's beginning-to-intermediate-level Exceluser. Like every book in the On Demand Series, it teaches visually, using an easy, friendly, full-color format designed to "show you how," instead of "telling you how." But that's not all. This book:

* Combines step-by-step training with quick-reference material users can rely on long after they've mastered the core skills they need

* Provides easy-to-follow task-based coverage of the techniques you'll use most often, presenting most tasks in just one or two pages

* Offers in-depth coverage of all new MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) exam objectives, so you can use it as a study guide to enhance your job prospects or current career

* Provides additional end-of-chapter workshops, plus even more hands-on projects online

* Includes a complete practical troubleshooting guide

* Helps you upgrade by presenting New Feature icons, plus a detailed list of new features indexed to the pages where they're covered

Simply put, no other book offers beginning-to-intermediate-level Excelusers this much simplicity, usable content, flexibility, and value.

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Table of Contents

Introduction    xvii

1  Getting Started with Excel    1

Starting Excel    2  New!

Viewing the Excel Window    3  New!

Using the Ribbon    4  New!

Choosing Commands    5  New!

Working with the Ribbon and Toolbars    6

Choosing Dialog Box Options    8

Using the Status Bar    9

Creating a Blank Workbook    10  New!

Creating a Workbook Using a Template    11  New!

Opening an Existing Workbook    12  New!

Converting an Existing Workbook    14

Using Task and Window Panes    15

Moving Around the Workbook    16  New!

Arranging Windows    18  New!

Getting Help While You Work    20  New!

Saving a Workbook    22  New!

Saving a Workbook with Different Formats    24  New!

Saving a Workbook to Online Services    26  New!

Working with Accounts    27  New!

Checking Compatibility    28

Checking Accessibility    29

Documenting Workbook Properties    30

Switching Views    31

Recovering a Workbook    32

Closing a Workbook and Exiting Excel    34  New!

2  Basic Workbook Skills    35

Making Label Entries    36

Selecting Cells    37

Selecting Rows, Columns, and Special Ranges    38

Entering Labels on a Worksheet    40

Entering Values on a Worksheet    42

Entering Values Quickly with AutoFill    44

Inserting Content with Flash Fill    46  New!

Editing Cell Contents    48

Clearing Cell Contents    49

Understanding How Excel Pastes Data    50

Storing Cell Contents    51

Copying Cell Contents    52

Moving Cell Contents    54

Inserting and Deleting Cell Contents    56

Finding and Replacing Cell Contents    58

Correcting Cell Contents with AutoCorrect    60

Inserting Information the Smart Way    62

Checking Spelling    64

Changing Proofing Options    65

Using Custom Dictionaries    66

Inserting Symbols    68

Finding the Right Words    69

Inserting Research Material    70

Translating Text to Another Language    71

Using Multiple Languages    72

Work with Touch Screens    73  New!

Undoing and Redoing an Action    74

3  Working with Formulas and Functions    75

Understanding Formulas    76

Creating a Simple Formula    78

Creating a Formula Using Formula AutoComplete    80

Editing a Formula    82

Understanding Cell Referencing    84

Using Absolute Cell References    85

Using Mixed Cell References    86

Using    3-D Cell References    87

Naming Cells and Ranges    88

Entering Named Cells and Ranges    90

Managing Names    92

Simplifying a Formula with Ranges    94

Displaying Calculations with the Status Bar    95

Calculating Totals with AutoSum    96

Calculating Totals with Quick Analysis    98  New!

Performing One Time Calculations    100

Converting Formulas and Values    102

Correcting Calculation Errors    103

Correcting Formulas    104

Auditing a Worksheet    106

Locating Circular References    107

Performing Calculations Using Functions    108

Creating Functions    109

Creating Functions Using the Library    110  New!

Calculating Multiple Results    111

Using Nested Functions    112

Using Constants and Functions in Names    114

4  Modifying Worksheets and Workbooks    115

Selecting and Naming a Worksheet    116

Inserting and Deleting a Worksheet    117

Moving and Copying a Worksheet    118

Hiding and Unhiding Worksheets and Workbooks    120

Selecting a Column or Row    122

Hiding and Unhiding a Column or Row    123

Inserting a Column or Row    124

Deleting a Column or Row    125

Adjusting Column Width and Row Height    126

Freezing and Unfreezing a Column or Row    128

Splitting a Worksheet into Panes    129

Showing and Hiding Workbook Elements    130

Zooming the View In and Out    131

Creating Custom Views    132

Setting Up for Personal Templates    133  New!

Creating a Personal Template    134  New!

Opening a Template    135  New!

Changing a Template    136  New!

5  Formatting a Worksheet    137

Formatting Numbers    138

Formatting Text    140

Applying Conditional Formatting    142  New!

Applying Specialized Conditional Formatting    144  New!

Creating Conditional Formatting    146

Clearing Conditional Formatting    147

Managing Conditional Formatting    148

Finding Conditional Formatting    149

Creating Sparkline Formatting    150  New!

Changing Data Alignment    152

Controlling Text Flow    154

Changing Data Color    155

Adding Color and Patterns to Cells    156

Adding Custom Colors    157

Adding Borders to Cells    158

Formatting Tabs and Background    160  New!

Copying Cell Formats    161

Understanding Color Themes    162

Viewing and Applying a Theme    163

Creating Theme Colors    164

Choosing Theme Fonts    166

Choosing Theme Effects    168

Creating a Custom Theme    169

Choosing a Custom Theme    170

Applying and Creating Cell Styles    172

Modifying a Cell Style    174

Finding and Replacing Cell Formatting    176

6  Viewing and Printing Worksheets and Workbooks    177

Setting Up the Page    178

Adjusting Page Margins    180

Adding Headers and Footers    182

Inserting Page Breaks    184

Customizing Worksheet Printing    186

Setting the Print Area    188

Previewing a Worksheet    189

Printing a Worksheet and Workbook    190

Creating a PDF Document    191

Creating an XPS Document    192

7  Inserting and Modifying Graphics    193

Locating and Inserting Online Pictures    194  New!

Inserting Pictures from an Online Service    196  New!

Inserting Pictures from a SkyDrive or SharePoint    198  New!

Inserting a Picture from a File    199

Inserting a Picture Screen Shot    200

Adding an Artistic Style to a Picture    201

Adding a Quick Style to a Picture    202

Applying a Shape to a Picture    203

Applying a Border to a Picture    204

Applying Picture Effects    205  New!

Modifying Picture Size    206  New!

Compressing a Picture    208

Correcting a Picture    209  New!

Recoloring a Picture    210

Cropping and Rotating a Picture    212

Removing a Picture Background    214

Creating WordArt Text    215

Formatting WordArt Text    216

Applying WordArt Text Effects    218

Modifying WordArt Text Position    219  New!

Creating SmartArt Graphics    220

Using the Text Pane with SmartArt Graphics    222

Modifying a SmartArt Graphic    224

Resizing a SmartArt Graphic    225

Formatting a SmartArt Graphic    226

Formatting a Shape in a SmartArt Graphic    228

Adding Pictures to a SmartArt Graphic    230

Creating an Organization Chart    231

Modifying an Organization Chart    232

8  Drawing and Modifying Shapes    233

Drawing and Resizing Shapes    234

Inserting Multiple Shapes    236

Adding Text to a Shape    237

Drawing Lines and Arrows    238  New!

Creating and Editing Freeforms    240

Copying and Moving Objects    241

Adding a Quick Style to a Shape    242  New!

Adding a Quick Style to Shape Text    243

Applying Color Fills    244  New!

Applying Picture Fills    246  New!

Applying Texture Fills    247  New!

Applying Gradient Fills    248  New!

Applying Shape Effects    250  New!

Adding    3-D Effects to a Shape    252  New!

Adding    3-D Rotation Effects to a Shape    254

Creating Shadows    255  New!

Aligning and Distributing Objects    256

Connecting Shapes    258

Selecting Objects Using the Selection Pane    259

Changing Stacking Order    260

Rotating and Flipping a Shape    261

Grouping and Ungrouping Shapes    262

9  Creating and Modifying Charts    265

Understanding Chart Terminology    266  New!

Choosing the Right Type of Chart    267

Creating a Chart    268  New!

Editing a Chart    270  New!

Moving and Resizing a Chart    272

Selecting Chart Elements    274

Changing Chart Elements    275  New!

Changing a Chart Type    276  New!

Changing a Chart Layout and Style    278  New!

Formatting Chart Elements    280  New!

Changing Chart Gridlines and Axes    282  New!

Changing Chart Titles    284  New!

Changing Chart Labels    286  New!

Pulling Out a Pie Slice    288

Formatting Chart Data Series    289  New!

Formatting Chart Text    290

Formatting Line and Bar Charts    291  New!

Changing the Chart Background    292

Enhancing a Chart    293

Editing Chart Data    294  New!

Adding and Deleting a Data Series    296  New!

Saving a Chart Template    298  New!

Managing Chart Templates    300

10  Analyzing Worksheet Data    301

Understanding Tables    302

Creating a Table    303  New!

Formatting a Table    304  New!

Creating or Modifying a Table Style    305

Formatting Table Elements    306  New!

Creating Calculations in a Table    307

Working with Tables    308

Removing Table Rows and Columns    310

Entering Data in a Table Using a Drop-Down List    311

Sorting Data in a Table    312

Displaying Parts of a Table with AutoFilter    314

Creating Custom Searches    315

Using Slicers to Filter a Table    316  New!

Exporting a Table to a SharePoint List    317  New!

Analyzing Data Using a PivotTable    318  New!

Analyzing Data Using a PivotChart    320  New!

Updating a PivotTable or PivotChart    321  New!

Modifying a PivotTable    322  New!

Formatting a PivotTable    323

Working with PivotTable Data    324  New!

Using Slicers to Filter a PivotTable    326

Displaying a Timeline to Filter a PivotTable    328  New!

Drilling into PivotTable Data    329  New!

Charting a PivotTable    330  New!

Presenting Data with Power View    332  New!

Working with PowerPivot    334  New!

Creating Groups and Outlines    335

Converting Text to Columns    336

Adding Data Validation to a Worksheet    337

Creating a Drop-Down List    338

11  Building More Powerful Worksheets    339

Using Data Analysis Tools    340

Using the Euro Conversion    341

Looking at Alternatives with Data Tables    342

Asking “What If” with Goal Seek    343

Creating Scenarios    344

Using Solver    346

Using Inquire Tools    348  New!

Using Lookup and Reference Functions    350  New!

Using Text Functions    352  New!

Summarizing Data Using Subtotals    353

Summarizing Data Using Functions    354

Using Date & Time Functions    356  New!

Using Logical Functions    358  New!

Using Financial Functions    359  New!

Using Math Functions    360  New!

Using Statistical Functions    361  New!

Using Information Functions    362  New!

Using Compatibility Functions    363

Using Web Functions    364  New!

12  Protecting and Securing a Workbook    365

Inspecting Workbooks    366

Protecting a Worksheet    368

Locking and Unlocking Worksheet Cells    370

Adding Security Encryption to a Workbook    371

Adding Password Protection to a Workbook    372

Adding a Digital Signature    374

Adding a Signature Line    376

Avoiding Harmful Attacks    378

Using the Trust Center    380

Selecting Trusted Publishers and Locations    381

Setting Document Related Security Options    382

Setting App Catalog Security Options    384  New!

Setting Add-in Security Options    385

Setting ActiveX Security Options    386

Setting Macro Security Options    387

Changing Message Bar Security Options    388

Setting Privacy Options    389

Setting External Content Security Options    390

Working with Office Safe Modes    392

Marking a Workbook as Read-Only    394

13  Reviewing and Sharing Workbook Data    395

Sharing Workbooks    396

Creating and Reading a Cell Comment    398

Editing and Deleting a Cell Comment    399

Tracking Workbook Changes    400

Sending a Workbook Using E-Mail    402

Sending a Workbook by Internet Fax    403  New!

Sending a Workbook by Instant Message    404  New!

Presenting a Workbook Online    405  New!

Sharing Information Between Programs    406

Linking Data    407

Linking and Embedding Files    408

Exporting and Importing Data    410

Consolidating Data    412

Getting External Data    414  New!

Getting Text Data    415

Connecting to External Data    416

Getting Query Data from a Database    418

Getting Data from Microsoft Access    420

Working with XML    422

Creating an XML Data Map    424

Exporting and Saving Data in XML    426

14  Publishing Workbook Data as Web Pages    427

Opening a Workbook as a Web Page    428

Previewing a Web Page    429

Creating a Hyperlink    430

Formatting a Hyperlink    432

Changing Web Page Options    433

Saving a Worksheet as a Web Page    434

Publishing a Web Page    436

Copying a Web Table to a Worksheet    437

Creating Refreshable Web Queries    438

Getting Data from Web Queries    439

Getting Documents from the Web    440

15  Tools for Working More Efficiently    441

Getting General Excel Options    442  New!

Setting New Workbook and Start Up Options    443  New!

Setting Editing Options    444  New!

Setting Image Options    446

Setting Chart Options    447  New!

Setting Workbook and Worksheet Display Options    448

Setting Display View Options    450  New!

Setting Advanced Options    451

Setting Formula Options    452

Changing Advanced Document Properties    453

Customizing the Way You Create Objects    454

Accessing Commands Not in the Ribbon    455

Working with Office Tools    456  New!

Maintaining and Repairing Office    458

16  Expanding Excel Functionality    459

Adding and Inserting Apps for Office    460  New!

Viewing and Managing Add-ins    462

Loading and Unloading Add-ins    464  New!

Enhancing a Workbook with VBA    466

Viewing the Visual Basic Editor    468

Setting Developer Options    469

Understanding How Macros Automate Your Work    470

Recording a Macro    471

Creating a Macro    472

Running a Macro    473

Controlling a Macro    474

Adding a Digital Signature to a Macro Project    476

Assigning a Macro to a Toolbar or Ribbon    477

Saving a Workbook with Macros    478

Opening a Workbook with Macros    479

Inserting ActiveX Controls    480

Using ActiveX Controls    482

Setting ActiveX Control Properties    483

Adding VBA Code to an ActiveX Control    484

17  Working Online with Office Documents    485

Working Online with SharePoint and SkyDrive    486  New!

Signing in to SharePoint or SkyDrive    488  New!

Saving and Opening on SharePoint or SkyDrive    490  New!

Accessing Documents on SharePoint    492  New!

Syncing Documents on SharePoint    494  New!

Sharing Documents on SkyDrive    496  New!

Accessing Documents on SkyDrive    498  New!

Managing Documents on SkyDrive    500  New!

Downloading or Uploading Documents on SkyDrive    502

Creating Office Documents on SkyDrive    503

Sending Links to Documents on SkyDrive    504  New!

Comparing the Office Desktop App to the Web App    506

Working with Office Web Apps    508  New!

Saving or Printing in Office Web Apps    510

Co-authoring Documents with Office Web Apps    512  New!

New Features    515  New!

Microsoft Office Specialist    521

Index    529


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