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Intro
CRMFreak needs to present their financials to analysts
The dollar sign is part of your cell’s formatting
Use fonts to draw the eye to what is most important
Cell styles keep formatting consistent for elements that repeat
With your cell styles selected, use Themes to change your look
Use proximity and alignment to group like things together
VALUE() returns a number on dates stored as text
When subtracting dates, watch your formatting
Looks like you don’t have time to complete training before a 10K
Excel represents time as decimal numbers from 0 to 1
You qualified for the Massachusetts Marathon
Scenarios helps you keep track of different inputs to the same model
Scenarios saves different configurations of the elements that change
Your database of analytic customers just crashed!
Text to Columns uses a delimiter to split up your data
Text to Columns doesn’t work in all cases
Excel has a suite of functions for dealing with text
LEFT and RIGHT are basic text extraction functions
You need to vary the values that go into the second argument
Business is starting to suffer for lack of customer data
This spreadsheet is starting to get large!
FIND returns a number specifying the position of text
Text to Columns sees your formulas, not their results
Paste Special lets you paste with options
Looks like time’s running out…
Your data crisis is solved!
You’ve enabled Geopolitical Grunts to follow the money trail…
The Top Ten Things (we didn’t cover)
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Head First Excel: A learner's guide to spreadsheets

Head First Excel: A learner's guide to spreadsheets

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Do you use Excel for simple lists, but get confused and frustrated when it comes to actually doing something useful with all that data? Stop tearing your hair out: Head First Excel helps you painlessly move from spreadsheet dabbler to savvy user.

Whether you're completely new to Excel or an experienced user looking to make the program work better for you, this book will help you incorporate Excel into every aspect of your workflow, from a scratch pad for data-based brainstorming to exploratory analysis with PivotTables, optimizing outcomes with Goal Seek, and presenting your conclusions with sophisticated data visualizations.

Organize and clearly present information in a spreadsheet Make calculations across a number of worksheets Change your point of view with sorting, zooming, and filtering Manipulate numerical data to extract and use just what you need Leverage Excel as a grid-based layout program Write formulas for optimal functionality Nest formulas for more complex operations Create sophisticated data visualizations with charts and graphs Use Goal Seek to optimize possible outcomes based on different assumptions Create summaries from large data sets for exploratory data analysis with PivotTables

We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Excel uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, rather than a text-heavy approach that will put you to sleep.

Do you use Excel for simple lists, but get confused and frustrated when it comes to actually doing something useful with all that data? Stop tearing your hair out: Head First Excel helps you painlessly move from spreadsheet dabbler to savvy user.

Whether you're completely new to Excel or an experienced user looking to make the program work better for you, this book will help you incorporate Excel into every aspect of your workflow, from a scratch pad for data-based brainstorming to exploratory analysis with PivotTables, optimizing outcomes with Goal Seek, and presenting your conclusions with sophisticated data visualizations.

Organize and clearly present information in a spreadsheet Make calculations across a number of worksheets Change your point of view with sorting, zooming, and filtering Manipulate numerical data to extract and use just what you need Leverage Excel as a grid-based layout program Write formulas for optimal functionality Nest formulas for more complex operations Create sophisticated data visualizations with charts and graphs Use Goal Seek to optimize possible outcomes based on different assumptions Create summaries from large data sets for exploratory data analysis with PivotTables

We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Excel uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, rather than a text-heavy approach that will put you to sleep.

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