Microsoft Excel continues to grow in power, sophistication, and capability, but one thing that has changed very little since the early '90s is its user interface. The once-simple toolbar has been packed with so many features over the years that few users know where to find them all. Microsoft has addressed this problem in Excel 2007 by radically redesigning the user interface with a tabbed toolbar that makes every feature easy to locate and use. Unfortunately, Microsoft's documentation is as scant as ever, so even if users can find advanced features, they probably won't know what to do with them.
"Excel 2007: The Missing Manual" covers the entire gamut of how to build spreadsheets, add and format information, print reports, create charts and graphics, and use basic formulas and functions. Like its siblings in the Missing Manual series, this book crackles with a fine sense of humor and refreshing objectivity about its subject, guiding readers through the new Excel with clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, lots of illustrations, and friendly, time-saving advice. It's a perfect primer for small businesses with no techie to turn to, as well as those who want to organize household and office information.
The Missing Credits Introduction Part One: Worksheet Basics Chapter 1. Creating and Navigating Worksheets Creating a Basic Worksheet Editing Data Navigating in Excel Saving Files Opening Files Chapter 2. Adding Information to Worksheets Adding Different Types of Data Quick Ways to Add data Chapter 3. Moving Data Around a Worksheet Selecting Cells Moving Cells Around Adding and Moving Columns or Row Chapter 4. Managing Worksheets and Workbooks Worksheets and Workbooks Find and Replace Spell Check Chapter 5. Formatting Cells Formatting Cell Values Formatting Cell Appearance Chapter 6. Smart Formatting Tricks The Format Painter Styles and Themes Conditional Formatting Chapter 7. Viewing and Printing Worksheets Controlling Your View Printing Controlling Pagination Part Two: Formulas and Functions Chapter 8. Building Basic Formulas Creating a Basic Formula Formula Shortcuts Copying Formulas Chapter 9. Math and Statistical Functions Rounding Numbers Groups of Numbers General Math Functions Trigonometry and Advanced Math Advanced StatisticsChapter 10. Financial Functions The World of Finance Financial Functions Depreciation Other Financial Functions Chapter 11. Manipulating Dates, Times, and Text Manipulating Text Manipulating Dates and Times Math with Dates and Times Date and Time Functions Chapter 12. Lookup, Reference, and Information Functions The Basic Lookup Advanced Lookups Information Functions Tutorial: Quickly Generating Invoices from a Product Catalog Chapter 13. Advanced Formula Writing and Troubleshooting Conditions in Formulas Descriptive Names for Cell References Variable Data Tables Controlling Recalculation Solving Formula Errors Part Three: Organizing Worksheets Chapter 14. Tables: List Management Made Easy The Basics of Tables Dealing with Duplicate Rows Performing Table Calculations Chapter 15. Grouping and Outlining Data Basic Data Grouping Grouping Timesavers Chapter 16. Templates Understanding Templates Creating a New Workbook from a Template Part Four: Charts and Graphics Chapter 17. Creating Basic Charts Charting 101 Basic Tasks with Charts Practical Charting Chart Types Chapter 18. Formatting and Perfecting Charts Chart Styles and Layouts Adding Chart Elements Selecting Chart Elements Formatting Chart Elements Improving Your Charts Advanced Charting Chapter 19. Inserting Graphics Adding Pictures to a Worksheet Excel's Clip Art Library Drawing Shapes Part Five: Advanced Data Analysis Chapter 20. Scenarios and Goal Seeking Using Scenarios Using Goal Seek Solver Chapter 21. Pivot Tables Summary Tables Revisited Building Pivot Tables Multi-Layered Pivot Tables Fine-Tuning Pivot Table Calculations Filtering a Pivot Table Pivot Charts Part Six: Sharing Data with the Rest of the World Chapter 22. Protecting Your Workbooks Understanding Excel's Safeguards Data Validation Locked and Hidden Cells Chapter 23. Worksheet Collaboration Preparing Your Workbook Adding Comments Tracking Changes Sharing Your Workbook Chapter 24. Querying Databases and XML Files Excel and Databases Understanding XML Excel and XML Chapter 25. Exchanging Data with Other Programs Sharing Information in Windows Embedding and Linking Objects Transferring Data Chapter 26. Connecting Worksheets to the Web Putting Worksheets on the Web Performing Web Queries Using Hyperlinks Part Seven: Programming Excel Chapter 27. Automating Tasks with Macros Macros 101 The Macro Recorder Macro Security Creating Practical Macros Chapter 28. Programming Spreadsheets with VBA The Visual Basic Editor Understanding Macro Code Exploring the VBA Language Part Eight: Appendix Appendix. Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar Index