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Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2003


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  • Tight focus on features most relevant to students who intend to use Excel for business applications—Focuses on four crucial Excel features: ranges, formulas, data analysis tools, and lists.
    • Helps students master the specific, advanced techniques they will need as business professionals, without wasting time on coverage that is irrelevant to their goals.

  • Practical know-how, not mathematical theory—Demystifies key Excel features without unnecessary technical jargon.
    • Helps students focus on solving the problems they are most likely to encounter.

  • Full section on business modeling—Coverage of analyzing data with lists, using Excel business modeling tools using regression to track trends and make forecasts, and solving complex problems with Solver.
    • Gives students hands-on practice with one of the most widespread—and rarely explained—Excel business applications.

  • Comprehensive coverage on constructing financial formulas—Includes chapters on building load formulas, building investment formulas, working with bonds, and building discount formulas.
    • Helps students master techniques that are crucial in a wide range of financial applications.

  • Covers text functions, logical and information functions, lookup functions, date/time functions, math functions, and statistical functions—Systematically addresses the Excel functions students will work with most regularly.
    • Helps students master functions in far greater depth than most general books on Excel.

  • By Paul McFedries, one of the worlds most respected experts in using Microsoft Office to solve real business problems—Author is well known for taking difficult tasks in Microsoft Office and providing straightforward, user-oriented solutions in a highly readable format.
    • Gives students confidence that they are receiving information that is thorough, accurate, clear, and useful—and reflects the challenges they will actually face.


  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3153-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3153-1

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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Table of Contents



1. Getting the Most Out of Ranges.

2. Using Range Names.

3. Building Basic Formulas.

4. Creating Advanced Formulas.

5. Troubleshooting Formulas.


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.


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.


17. Building Loan Formulas.

18. Building Investment Formulas.

19. Working with Bonds.

20. Building Discount Formulas.




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