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Put the power of Excel formulas and functions to work for you! Excel is a complex program. Mastering the use of formulas and functions lets you use Excel to compute useful day-to-day information, such as calculating the true cost of credit card purchases or comparing 15-year and 30-year mortgage costs. This fun and friendly book demystifies Excel's built-in functions so you can put them to work. You'll find step-by-step instructions on 150 of Excel's most useful functions, how they work within formulas, and how to use them to make your life easier. See how to use 150 of Excel's most useful functions, with real-world examples showing how each function is used within a formula Learn to calculate the costs of leasing versus buying a car, compute classroom grades, create an amortization table, or evaluate investment performance Fully updated for Excel 2010, but the principles will work with earlier versions of Excel as well Includes essential coverage of an additional 85 functions In the ever-popular, non-threatening For Dummies style, Excel Formulas and Functions For Dummies, 2nd Edition makes Excel's power accessible to you.
Millions of users create and share Excel spreadsheets every day, but few go deeply enough to learn the techniques that will make their work much easier. There are many ways to take advantage of Excel's advanced capabilities without spending hours on advanced study. Excel Hacks provides more than 130 hacks -- clever tools, tips and techniques -- that will leapfrog your work beyond the ordinary. Now expanded to include Excel 2007, this resourceful, roll-up-your-sleeves guide gives you little known "backdoor" tricks for several Excel versions using different platforms and external applications. Think of this book as a toolbox. When a need arises or a problem occurs, you can simply use the right tool for the job. Hacks are grouped into chapters so you can find what you need quickly, including ways to: * Reduce workbook and worksheet frustration -- manage how users interact with worksheets, find and highlight information, and deal with debris and corruption. * Analyze and manage data -- extend and automate these features, moving beyond the limited tasks they were designed to perform. * Hack names -- learn not only how to name cells and ranges, but also how to create names that adapt to the data in your spreadsheet. * Get the most out of PivotTables -- avoid the problems that make them frustrating and learn how to extend them. * Create customized charts -- tweak and combine Excel's built-in charting capabilities. * Hack formulas and functions -- subjects range from moving formulas around to dealing with datatype issues to improving recalculation time. * Make the most of macros -- including ways to manage them and use them to extend other features. * Use the enhanced capabilities of Microsoft Office 2007 to combine Excel with Word, Access, and Outlook. You can either browse through the book or read it from cover to cover, studying the procedures and scripts to learn more about Excel. However you use it, Excel Hacks will help you increase productivity and give you hours of "hacking" enjoyment along the way.
Whether you are an Excel neophyte, a sophisticate who knows the program inside out, or an intermediate-level plodder, Excel: The Missing Manual will be sure to become your go-to resource for all things Excel. Covering Excel 2002 and 2003, the book is an indispensable guide to one of the most popular and complicated programs. It has all you need to help you excel at Excel.
Today's data environment demands more from business analysts than ever before. The volume and types of data sources with which an analyst works reach far beyond the relatively small amount of data encountered just a few years ago. Analysts find themselves spending valuable time cleaning, shaping and integrating disparate data from an ever increasing array of data sources. It's becoming increasingly important for business analysts to expand their skill-set from the one dimensional spreadsheet to new territory like relational databases, data integration, and multidimensional reporting. Microsoft has addressed these data processing woes with the release of the new Power BI toolset. This toolset includes two tools that have been embedded into Excel 2016 as native functionality: PowerPivot and Power Query. These new power tools provide analysts a set of easy-to-use features for automating the steps needed to integrate a wide array of data sources into Excel reporting models. Excel Power Query & PowerPivot For Dummies will introduce readers to this new set of tools and reporting capabilities that can be leveraged to more effectively source and incorporate "big data" Business Intelligence and Dashboard reports. Not only can these tools allow Excel analysts to save time and simplify their processes, they will also enable them to substantially enhance their data analysis and reporting capabilities.
A great guide to Excel programming that is perfect for visual learners and takes you beyond Excel basics!This book is the perfect reference for Excel users who want to delve deeper into the application to create powerful and dynamic programs. From creating macros to customizing dialog boxes, this step-by-step guide helps you get more out of Excel than you knew was possible. Each step has callouts so you can see exactly where the action takes place and this Web site offers tons of usable code and sample macros that you can put to use instantly.Explains step-by-step how to automate Excel, the world's leading spreadsheet application from MicrosoftCovers most tasks in two-page spreads -- no flipping back and forth required!Teaches you over 130 tasks, including how to record macros, program in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), debug code, automate charts, interface with other macros, automate functions -- all in an easy-to-follow visual formatUses clear, step-by-step, numbered instruction and lots of graphics and screenshots -- perfect for visual learners!Helps you maximize your productivity with practical examples, tips, and advice Harness everything that Excel has to offer with this friendly, practical, visual guide.
This is a starter guide, covering the basics you need to get up and running as quickly as possible. This book is written for users of Excel who want to speed up and streamline normally arduous tasks for maximum productivity.
Given the improved analytical capabilities of Excel, scientists and engineers everywhere are using it--instead of FORTRAN--to solve problems. And why not? Excel is installed on millions of computers, features a rich set of built-in analyses tools, and includes an integrated Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language. No wonder it's today's computing tool of choice. Chances are you already use Excel to perform some fairly routine calculations. Now the Excel Scientific and Engineering Cookbook shows you how to leverage Excel to perform more complex calculations, too, calculations that once fell in the domain of specialized tools. It does so by putting a smorgasbord of data analysis techniques right at your fingertips. The book shows how to perform these useful tasks and others: Use Excel and VBA in general Import data from a variety of sources Analyze data Perform calculations Visualize the results for interpretation and presentation Use Excel to solve specific science and engineering problems Wherever possible, the Excel Scientific and Engineering Cookbook draws on real-world examples from a range of scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry, and physics. This way, you'll be better prepared to solve the problems you face in your everyday scientific or engineering tasks. High on practicality and low on theory, this quick, look-up reference provides instant solutions, or "recipes," to problems both basic and advanced. And like other books in O'Reilly's popular Cookbook format, each recipe also includes a discussion on how and why it works. As a result, you can take comfort in knowing that complete, practical answers are a mere page-flip away.
Master VBA automation quickly and easily to get more out of Excel Excel VBA 24-Hour Trainer, 2nd Edition is the quick-start guide to getting more out of Excel, using Visual Basic for Applications. This unique book/video package has been updated with fifteen new advanced video lessons, providing a total of eleven hours of video training and 45 total lessons to teach you the basics and beyond. This self-paced tutorial explains Excel VBA from the ground up, demonstrating with each advancing lesson how you can increase your productivity. Clear, concise, step-by-step instructions are combined with illustrations, code examples, and downloadable workbooks to give you a practical, in-depth learning experience and results that apply to real-world scenarios. This is your comprehensive guide to becoming a true Excel power user, with multimedia instruction and plenty of hands-on practice. Program Excel's newest chart and pivot table object models Manipulate the user interface to customize the look and feel of a project Utilize message boxes, input boxes, and loops to yield customized logical results Interact with and manipulate Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook from Excel If you're ready to get more out of this incredibly functional program, Excel VBA 24-Hour Trainer, 2nd Edition provides the expert instruction and fast, hands-on learning you need.
Increase your productivity and save time and effort with Excel VBA This unique book-and-DVD package prepares you to get more out of Excel by using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to automate your routine or labor-intensive Excel tasks. Microsoft Excel MVP and author Tom Urtis walks through a series of lessons while the accompanying DVD provides demos to complement each lesson. Urtis takes an in-depth look at how manual tasks in Excel can be programmed with VBA for greater speed, efficiency, and accuracy. You'll learn how to use VBA to manipulate Excel in ways you may never have thought possible. Excel VBA 24-Hour Trainer: Introduces you to VBA and discusses topics including object oriented programming, variable declaration, objects and collections, and arrays Teaches you how to write your own macros for programming loops, events, charts, pivot tables and pivot charts, and user-defined functions Shows you how to customize the look and feel of Excel with User Forms, Input Boxes, Message Boxes, and embedded controls Examines advanced topics including class modules, add-ins, and retrieving external data with ADO and SQL Demonstrates how to interact with other Office Applications from Excel, including Word, Access®, PowerPoint®, and Outlook® Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved. Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox. com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.
Having Excel and just using it for standard spreadsheets is a little like getting the ultimate cable system and a 50" flat panel plasma HDTV and using it exclusively to watch Lawrence Welk reruns. With Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming, you can take advantage of numerous Excel options such as: creating new worksheet functions; automating tasks and operations; creating new appearances, toolbars, and menus; designing custom dialog boxes and add-ins; and much more. This guide is not for rank Excel amateurs. It's for intermediate to advanced Excel users who want to learn VBA programming (or whose bosses want them to learn VBA programming). You need to know your way around Excel before you start creating customized short cuts or systems for speeding through Excel functions. If you're an intermediate or advanced Excel user, Excel VBA For Dummies helps you take your skills (and your spreadsheets) to the next level. It includes: An introduction to the VBA language A hands-on, guided, step-by-step walk through developing a useful VBA macro, including recording, testing, and changing it, and testing it The essential foundation, including the Visual Basic Editor (VBE) and its components, modules, Excel object model, subroutines and functions, and the Excel macro recorder The essential VBA language elements, including comments, variables and constants, and labels Working with Range objects and discovering useful Range objective properties and methods Using VBA and worksheet functions, including a list and examples Programming constructions, including the GoTo statement, the If-Then structure, Select Case, For-Next loop, Do-While loop, and Do-Until loop Automatic procedures and Workbook events, including a table and event-handler procedures Error-handling and bug extermination techniques, and using the Excel debugging tools Creating custom dialog boxes, also known as UserForms, with a table of the toolbox controls and their capabilities, how-to for the dialog box controls, and UserForm techniques and tricks Customizing the Excel toolbars Using VBA code to modify the Excel menu system Creating worksheet functions and working with various types of arguments Creating Excel add-ins such as new worksheet functions you can use in formulas or new commands or utilities Author John Walkenbach is a leading authority on spreadsheet software and the author of more than 40 spreadsheet books including Excel 2003 Bible and Excel 2003 Power Programming with VBA. While this guide includes tons of examples and screenshots, Walkenbach knows there's no substitute for hands-on learning. The book is complete with: A dedicated companion Web site that includes bonus chapters plus all sample programs to save you a lot of typing and let you play around and experiment with various changes Information to help you make the most of Excel's built-in Help system so you can find out other stuff you may need to know What are you waiting for? Sure, learning to do VBA programming takes a little effort, but it's a Very Big Accomplishment.
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Courageous, inspiring examples of educational equity in action! This illuminating book builds the case that equity is the most powerful means we have to lift all children to higher achievement and to benefit society at large. Readers will find: Examples of high-leverage practices used by award-winning schools and districts System-level examples of excellence through equity including whole state and district-wide Examples of classroom level practice that lead to success for students from underserved populations as well as for their more privileged peers A powerful concluding chapter that focuses on what we can learn from other nations that have pursued the goals of educational equity
America's great research universities are the envy of the world-and none more so than Harvard. Never before has the competition for excellence been fiercer. But while striving to be unsurpassed in the quality of its faculty and students, Universities have forgotten that the fundamental purpose of undergraduate education is to turn young people into adults who will take responsibility for society. In Excellence Without a Soul, Harry Lewis, a Harvard professor for more than thirty years and Dean of Harvard College for eight, draws from his experience to explain how our great universities have abandoned their mission. Harvard is unique; it is the richest, oldest, most powerful university in America, and so it has set many standards, for better or worse. Lewis evaluates the failures of this grand institution-from the hot button issue of grade inflation to the recent controversy over Harvard's handling of date rape cases-and makes an impassioned argument for change. The loss of purpose in America's great colleges is not inconsequential. Harvard, Yale, Stanford-these places drive American education, on which so much of our future depends. It is time to ask whether they are doing the job we want them to do.
Emma McGraw is good at many things. She?s good at science. She?s good at being a friend. But is she good enough to make her father proud? Suddenly she?s not so sure. Her father and stepmother?s niece has just won a big prize for horseback riding. How will Emma ever measure up? Before long, she has a plan. Winter Games Day is coming up at school and if Emma trains really hard, she?s sure to win her own prize?maybe even more than one! But once the games begin, Emma starts to see that being an excellent athlete isn?t the same as being an excellent daughter. .
From the internationally bestselling author of The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World, a heartfelt coming-of-age story that Karen Joy Fowler calls "a timeless classic...a book you will read and reread."Mary Frances "Frankie" Lombard is fiercely in love with her family's sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. Content to spend her days planning capers with her brother William, competing with her brainy cousin Amanda, and expertly tending the orchard with her father, Frankie desires nothing more than for the rhythm of life to continue undisturbed. But she cannot help being haunted by the historical fact that some family members end up staying on the farm and others must leave. Change is inevitable, and threats of urbanization, disinheritance, and college applications shake the foundation of Frankie's roots. As Frankie is forced to shed her childhood fantasies and face the possibility of losing the idyllic future she had envisioned for her family, she must decide whether loving something means clinging tightly or letting go.
Two monks seeking refuge bring with them a troubling mystery that will test Brother Cadfael's beliefsIn the year of our Lord 1141, August comes in golden as a lion, and two monks ride into the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul bringing with them disturbing news of war--and a mystery. The strangers tell how the strife between the Empress Maud and King Stephen has destroyed the town of Winchester and their priory. Now Brother Humilis, who is handsome, gaunt, and very ill, and Brother Fidelis, youthful, comely--and totally mute--must seek refuge at Shrewsbury. From the moment he meets them, Brother Cadfael senses something deeper than common vows binds these two good brothers. What the link is he can only guess. What it will lead to is beyond his imagining. As Brother Humilis's health fails--and nothing can stop death's lengthening shade--Brother Cadfael faces a poignant test of his discretion and his beliefs as he unravels a secret so great it can destroy a life, a future, and a holy order.
Why did James find Patience Kirby so damned attractive? With her wild red hair and elfin looks, she looked nothing like the cool blondes he had pursued in search of the perfect wife.
A murder witness flees to California for protection, taking refuge in the theaterDiane Cutler is half drunk and half stoned when she sees her stepfather carrying the body out of the house. She and her boyfriend look on, horrified, as real estate tycoon Preston Daniels loads his dead mistress into the car. Unable to resist their curiosity, they follow him, and watch as he dumps the poor woman's body in the rocks and sand of the Cape Cod landfill. Diane doesn't know what to do with this dark knowledge, but her boyfriend sees it as an opportunity for blackmail--and is nearly beaten to death for it.Terrified of her stepfather, Diane flees to the West Coast to ask theater director and sometimes private detective Alan Bernhardt for help. Alan is unavailable, but recommends his girlfriend and protégé, Paula, for the job. Paula may be an excellent actress, but playing PI will prove to be one of the most dangerous performances of her career.
In the cold Toronto winter of 1895, the unclad body of a servant girl is found frozen in a deserted laneway. Detective William Murdoch quickly finds out that more than one person connected with the girl's simple life has something to hide.From the Paperback edition.
You can't go home again. . . But apparently Kimmer Reed had to. The government had hidden a young computer mastermind who held the key to the country's defense right in Kimmer's hometown. Now, if the Hunter Agency's top operative hoped to keep the government's secrets safe, she had to cozy up to the people she'd once left behind to discover just what the bad guys knew. And the good guys, too. Because mastermind Caroline Carlsen had a self-appointed bodyguard in her cousin Rio Carlsen. Ex-CIA Rio might have made a good ally--if Kimmer had been allowed to tell him they were on the same team. Instead, she had to shadow his every move, watching while he walked comfortably in a world that had been lost to her. A world of family and connection. A world Kimmer would do anything to regain.
The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media that Love Themby Amy Goodman David Goodman
Host of Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now! Analyzes world events.
A new book by former Vice President and #1 New York Times bestselling author Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney.
When the going's tough, companies that survive will be those that build the greatest loyalty-by exceeding expectations. Yet, too often, companies ignore their customers' needs and wants. Today, industries like airlines, retail businesses, and restaurants are feeling consumer pushback. With new, updated examples from more than fifty companies-from Chik-Fil-A restaurants to the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain to online retailer Zappos.com-this book shows managers how to go from so-so service to amazing service. In today's market, customer service is a key competitive advantage. This book shows you how to expand your customer base when the industry is shrinking, use new media to reach consumers, and make a lasting, great impression on customers. When businesses are fighting to survive, creating a great experience for customers isnit just important-it's essential.
In today's market, customer service is a key competitive advantage. Learn to expand your customer base when the industry is shrinking, use new media to reach consumers, and make a lasting, great impression on customers. When businesses are fighting to survive, creating a great experience for customers isn't just important - it's essential.
This is not a book of fiction. There are no imagined characters here. Every student, every teacher, every parent, every friend is real. To tell their stories serves a powerful didactic purpose: to describe, in their own words and through these snapshots of their lives, how special education benefits each and every one of them. These students, educators, family members, and friends show you what can happen--how exceptional lives can be made all the more exceptional--when you approach them on the basis of principles and state-of-the-art teaching techniques.
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