Excel Formulas and Functions For Dummies: Edition 3

John Wiley & Sons

Learn to use Excel for practical, day-to-day calculations

Excel is a powerful program with more than 300 built-in functions that can be used to perform an almost infinite number of calculations. This friendly book shows you how to use the 150 most valuable ones in real-world situations: to compare the cost of buying vs. leasing a car, calculate classroom grades, or evaluate investment performance, for example. Another 85 specialized functions are also described. Detailed, step-by-step instructions help you understand how functions work within formulas and how you can use them to solve everyday problems.

  • Excel is a complex tool, making it a perfect subject for the straightforward, plain-English approach of this book
  • Formulas and functions are explained in classic For Dummies fashion, with examples of how to apply the 150 most commonly used functions in real-world situations
  • Discover how to use Excel to compare the cost of 15 and 30-year mortgages, decide whether to buy or lease a car, calculate the actual cost of credit card purchases, forecast college expenses, design a database for your own use, and much more
  • Serves as an excellent resource for all versions of Excel, including the latest version 2013

Excel Formulas and Functions For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you put the power of Excel to work in your daily life.

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About the author

Ken Bluttman is a veteran software developer specializing in developing web applications and VB/VBA-based applications. He has written several books and articles on Office/VBA development, XML, and SQL Server, and was coauthor of two previous editions of Excel Formulas and Functions For Dummies.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Feb 8, 2013
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Pages
408
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ISBN
9781118460856
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Desktop Applications / Spreadsheets
Computers / Software Development & Engineering / General
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Are you intimidated by major financial choices, like which loan to get or how to grow your savings? Don't worry—we all are! But Excel Formulas & Functions For Dummies, 4th Edition can take some of the pain out of the data organization and analysis processes. This step-by-step reference sheds light on Microsoft Excel's 150 most useful functions, and offers detailed instructions on how to implement them. Additionally, each function is illustrated by helpful, real-world examples that show how they are used within a larger formula. To take your knowledge of Excel's functions a step further, 85 specialized functions are described in abbreviated form so you can use Excel to better support your decision-making process when securing a mortgage, buying a car, computing classroom grades, evaluating investment performance, and more.

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