Excel 2007 Pocket Guide: A Quick Reference to Common Tasks

Excel 2007 Pocket Guide: A Quick Reference to Common Tasks

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Moving to Excel 2007 is not a routine upgrade. Microsoft's radical redesign of the application's user interface has led to confusion among many who people who have relied on Excel for years. Our new edition of the Excel 2007 Pocket Guide has been written from the ground up to help newcomers and longtime users alike find their way around without getting lost.

With this book in hand, you'll be able to find your favorite Excel tools quickly. It's packed with information to guide beginners through the basics of creating spreadsheets and entering data, while providing advanced users with information on formulas, pivot tables, and more. Inside, you'll find:

  • A visual guide to the new Ribbon interface that helps users find familiar tools


  • A section designed to give beginners enough information to dive right in and start creating rich Excel workbooks immediately


  • Quick answers about how to perform specific tasks in Excel, such as working with files, editing data, formatting, summarizing and displaying data


  • Convenient techniques for connecting data across worksheets and projects


  • Help for moving from the basics of spreadsheet construction to more advanced features


This edition also includes an extensive reference on commonly used formulas, which reveal at a glance the many possibilities Excel 2007 provides for easy calculation. Tasks in the book are presented as answers to How do I... questions -- such as How do I change the formatting of part of a cell's contents? -- followed by concise instructions for performing the task. You'll learn ways to customize Excel to fit your needs, and how to share workbooks and collaborate with others. And much more.

Don't let Excel 2007 baffle you. Pick up this convenient pocket guide and learn to navigate this redesigned application with ease.

Author: Curtis D. Frye
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Published: 11/20/2007
Pages: 174
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.34lbs
Size: 7.06h x 4.44w x 0.42d
ISBN: 9780596514525

About the Author

Curt is the author of numerous books on Excel and other Office products, most recently the Excel 2007 Pocket Guide. He graduated from Syracuse in 1990 with a degree in political science, and then moved to Washington, DC, where he worked as a defense trade analyst for four years and as the director of sales and marketing for an ISP for one year. He moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1995 to launch his freelance writing career. When Curt's not writing, and often while he is writing, he is a keynote speaker, mentalist, and professional improvisational comedian.