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The races which ruled the Galactic Federation knew they were vastly superior to the inferior species restricted to the narrow confines of their own star systems by the crudity of their technology . . . and they had every intention of keeping things that way. Yet all good things come to an end, and the Galactics made one mistake. It didn't seem all that terrible at first, only a single merchant guild which bought itself a Roman legion to use as enslaved sepoys on the primitive worlds where they weren't permitted to use their own weapons to force trading concessions. But the Romans were too good at what they did, and a desperate competing guild decided that the only way it could continue to compete was if it had Romans of its own. Unfortunately, Roman legions were no longer available, so the competing guild had to settle for something else: English longbowmen on their way to the Battle of Crecy. Roman legions make dangerous pets . . . but English longbowmen are even worse. It may take a century or so, but the Galactics are about to discover what happens when the sword finally comes out of the stone.
[Back of Book] In The Winter King and Enemy of God Bernard Cornwell demonstrated his astonishing ability to make the oft-told legend of King Arthur fresh and new for our time. Now, in this riveting final volume of The Warlord Chronicles, Cornwell tells the unforgettable tale of Arthur's final struggles against the Saxons and his last attempts to triumph over a ruined marriage and ravaged dreams. This is the tale not only of a broken love remade, but also of forces both earthly and unearthly that threaten everything Arthur stands for. Peopled by princesses and bards, by warriors and magicians, Excalibur is a story of love, war, loyalty, and betrayal-the work of a magnificent storyteller at the height of his powers.
The premier historical Jesus scholar joins a brilliant archaeologist to illuminate the life and teaching of Jesus against the background of his world. There have been phenomenal advances in the historical understanding of Jesus and his world and times, but also huge, lesser known advances in first-century Palestine archaeology that explain a great deal about Jesus, his followers, and his teachings. This is the first book that combines the two and it does it in a fresh, accessible way that will interest both biblical scholars and students and also the thousands of lay readers of Biblical Archaeology Review (150,000+ circulation), National Geographic, and other archaeology and ancient history books and magazines. Each chapter of the book focuses on a major modern archaeological or textual discovery and shows how that discovery opens a window onto a major feature of Jesus's life and teachings.
Jesus scholar and archeologist combine to look at life of Jesus.
High in the Andes, Dr. Henry Conklin discovers a 500-year-old mummy that should not be there. While deep in the South American jungle, Conklin's nephew, Sam, stumbles upon a remarkable site nestled between two towering peaks, a place hidden from human eyes for thousands of years. Ingenious traps have been laid to ensnare the careless and unsuspecting, and wealth beyond imagining could be the reward for those with the courage to face the terrible unknown. But where the perilous journey inward ends--in the cold, shrouded heart of a breathtaking necropolis--something else is waiting for Sam Conklin and his exploratory party. A thing created by Man, yet not humanly possible. Something wondrous . . . something terrifying.
This book discusses how faith comes to us, defines what faith is, discusses the three parts of us--body, soul and spirit, believing with the heart, how to train the human spirit, the steps to write our own "ticket" with God, and defines the God-kind of faith. Hebrews 11:6 tells us that it is impossible to please God without faith. That sounds hopeless until we learn that God has told us how to obtain faith by telling us how faith comes--by hearing the word of God. Then Biblical faith is defined. What it means to believe with the heart is discussed. Head knowledge is not what it takes to build faith. We are body, soul and spirit. Each of those elements of our being contact the three realms--the physical realm, the intellectual realm and the spiritual realm. We communicate with God through the spiritual realm. There are rules one can use to educate the spirit to train and develop it. This training builds faith. The faith has to be acted upon. When four steps are operated upon, we can receive something the Bible promises instantaneously, or these steps could take time to develop and lived out as principles that must be put into practice over a period of time. Finally, what it means to have the God-kind of faith as Jesus displayed is defined and discussed.
Excel 2000 in a Nutshellis a one-stop reference to every one of Excel's menu options and functions, for both professional and power users of Excel 2000. In typical Nutshell fashion, information is organized for quick and easy access, providing readers with everything they need to know about the premier spreadsheet application.
The dominant spreadsheet program and one of the most widely used software applications in the world, Microsoft Excel is unbelievably powerful--and can be downright intimidating. If you're new to Excel or among the many existing Excel users who are dazed and confused by all that the program can do (and by how little it has actually done for you), Excel for Starter: The Missing Manual is your ideal resource. For everyone who wants to quickly get up to speed on Excel to create, organize, and present household and/or office data and information, this smart new guide delivers just the essentials: it concentrates on the must-have information and the best, most practical Excel features that people like you can use to maximize your productivity and minimize your spreadsheet confusion and frustration. Excel for Starters: The Missing Manual demystifies spreadsheets and explains how to use them most effectively and efficiently. Clear explanations (with lots of examples), step-by-step instructions, helpful illustrations, and timesaving advice guide you through all the most common and useful features of Excel 2002 and 2003--including how to build spreadsheets, add and format information, print reports, create charts and graphics, and use basic formulas and functions. Sure, there are plenty more thorough, more massive Excel books on the bookstore shelves. But why wade your way through a swamp of details you'll never need--or want--to use? Let author Matthew MacDonald, an educator and software developer who also wrote the highly popular Excel: The Missing Manual, be your trusted guide as you learn which Excel features will serve you best and which are best ignored. Utterly practical and refreshingly funny, this down-to-earth guide gives you nothing more (and nothing less) than what you need to make Excel do exactly what you want it to do. It's a quick read you'll want to keep on hand for reference again and again.
Every time a new version of Microsoft Excel appears, you're introduced to another batch of powerful features--most of which you'll never understand or use. Even if you're experienced with this spreadsheet program, you'll struggle to keep up with all of the improvements. But if you're a beginner, you probably don't know where to start. Now, with Excel 2003 Personal Trainer , beginners and experts alike can become black belts, quickly and easily. This fully illustrated book takes a modular approach to learning, allowing you to start with the fundamentals and work your way to advance topics through dozens of task-oriented lessons---at your own pace. The companion CD tutorial guides you through each lesson interactively. Excel 2003 Personal Trainer includes sections on editing, formatting, functions, formulas, lists, macros, creating and managing workbooks, and creating and editing charts. You'll also learn data analysis, what-if analysis, pivot tables, how get Excel to work with other programs and the Internet, and advanced topics like using detect and repair. Every chapter includes detailed diagrams and a review at the end to help you absorb and retain all you have learned. If you already use Excel, you can dive right into those topics (and only those topics) that you need or want to learn. Unlike many consumer software tutorials that dumb down the material or present it in a confusing fashion, Excel 2003 Personal Trainer is written in a non-technical and engaging style that you will find fun, easy, and most of all, clear and informative. You don't have to wade through tons of jargon and technical information to become proficient with Excel. Part of our new Personal Trainer Series, this book is based on content from CustomGuide ( http://www.customguide.com ), a leading provider of computer training materials. Founded by instructors who grew dissatisfied with the industry's dry course materials, CustomGuide offers courseware (for instructors and students), quick references, to software bulletins and e-learning courses that are fun, flexible, and easy to use.
On the surface, it doesn't appear as if much in Excel 2003 has changed. There are a handful of new objects and the user interface is largely the same. But beyond a superficial glance, you'll see that there are fundamental shifts implied by the new features: Lists, XML, web services, .NET, and InfoPath build a framework for entirely new ways to exchange data with Excel. In fact, that's much of what Excel 2003 is all about--solving problems that deal with teamwork-- collecting and sharing data, programming across applications, and maintaining security. The latest in our Developer's Notebook series, this guide introduces intermediate to advanced Excel VBA programmers to the newest programming features of Excel 2003,--focusing just on what's new--so you can get up to speed quickly. Light on theory and long on practical application, the book takes you directly to the topics you'll want to master through a series of hands-on projects. With dozens of practical labs, you'll be able to decide for yourself which new aspects of Excel will be useful or not in your own work. And best of all, you won't have to buy an expensive revision of a legacy Excel programming tutorial to learn about the new features--if they're covered there at all. Excel 2003 Programming: A Developer's Notebook shows you how to work with lists and XML data, secure Excel applications, use Visual Studio Tools for Office, consume Web Services, and collect data with Infopath. Each chapter is organized into a collection of labs, each of which addresses a specific programming problem. You can follow along to complete the lab on your own, or jump ahead and use the samples the author has built for you. The new Developer's Notebooks series from O'Reilly covers important new tools for software developers. Emphasizing example over explanation and practice over theory, they focus on learning by doing--you'll get the goods straight from the masters, in an informal and code-intensive style that suits developers. If you've been curious about Excel 2003, but haven't known where to start, this no-fluff, lab-style guide is the solution.
Master the Ribbon, powerful graphics capabilities, and more!Your one-stop guide to great-looking spreadsheets that actually mean somethingCreate colorful spreadsheets and charts, use Live Preview, and maximize everything Excel 2007 has to offer! Find just what you need to know about using the new Ribbon, designing spreadsheets that communicate, editing and printing them, working with formulas, protecting your data when you collaborate, turning out cool charts, and much more. The included four-color insert highlights the Ribbon, new graphics features, and more!Discover how toCreate dynamic spreadsheets with style galleriesWork with more than 40 new cell stylesAutomate formatting with Live PreviewShare Excel data with other programsUse VBA to write custom Excel functions
Excel, the top number-crunching tool, now offers a vastly improved charting function to help you give those numbers dimension and relativity. John Walkenbach, a.k.a. Mr. Spreadsheet, clearly explains all these charting features and shows you how to choose the right chart for your needs. You'll learn to modify data within the chart, deal with missing data, format your chart, use trend lines, construct "impossible" charts, create charts from pivot tables, dress them up with graphics, and more.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
What's the use of putting out reports that no one reads? Properly created dashboards are graphical representations that put data in a context for your audience, and they look really cool! How cool? You'll find out when you see the dazzling examples in Excel 2007 Dashboards & Reports For Dummies. And, before long, everyone's eyes will be riveted to your dashboards and reports too!This revolutionary guide shows you how to turn Excel into your own personal Business Intelligence tool. You'll learn the fundamentals of using Excel 2007 to go beyond simple tables to creating dashboard-studded reports that wow management. Get ready to catch dashboard fever as you find out how to use basic analysis techniques, build advanced dashboard components, implement advanced reporting techniques, and import external date into your Excel reports. Discover how to:Unleash the power of Excel as a business intelligence toolCreate dashboards that communicate and get noticedThink about your data in a new wayPresent data more effectively and increase the value of your reportsCreate dynamic labels that support visualizationRepresent time and seasonal trendingGroup and bucket dataDisplay and measure values versus goalsImplement macro-charged reportingUsing Excel 2007 as a BI tool is the most cost-efficient way for organizations of any size create powerful and insightful reports and distribute throughout the enterprise. And Excel 2007 Dashboards and Reports for Dummies is the fastest you for you to catch dashboard fever!
This is the first book to show the capabilities of Microsoft Excel to teach educational and psychological statistics effectively. It is a step-by-step exercise-driven guide for students and practitioners who need to master Excel to solve practical problems using statistics. If understanding statistics isn't your strongest suit, you are not especially mathematically-inclined, or if you are wary of computers, this is the right book for you. Excel, a widely available computer program for students and practitioners, is also an effective teaching and learning tool for quantitative analyses in courses in education and psychology. Its powerful computational ability and graphical functions make learning statistics much easier than in years past. However, Excel 2007 for Educational and Psychological Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems is the first book to capitalize on these improvements by teaching students and managers how to apply Excel to statistical techniques necessary in their courses and work. Each chapter explains statistical formulas and directs the reader to use Excel commands to solve specific, easy-to-understand statistics problems. Practice problems are provided at the end of each chapter with their solutions in an appendix. Separately, there is a full Practice Test (with answers in an Appendix) that allows readers to test what they have learned.
Welcome to the only guidebook series that takes a visual approach to professional-level computer topics. Open the book and you'll discover step-by-step screen shots that demonstrate over 130 key techniques for working with PivotTables and PivotCharts, including: Building PivotTables from Excel ranges Customizing PivotTable field lists Converting PivotTables to regular data Grouping numeric, text, or date/time values Developing various summary calculations Turning a PivotTable into a PivotChart Displaying data tables with a PivotChart Creating an OLAP cube data source Exporting Access(r) PivotTable(r) forms to Excel Using Microsoft Query with PivotTables EXTRA Apply It "Apply It" and "Extra" sidebars highlight useful tips High-resolution screen shots demonstrate each task Succinct explanations walk you through step by step Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
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 is 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.
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.
Step-by-step instructions for creating VBA macrosHarness the power of VBA and create custom Excel applicationsMake Excel 2007 work for you! This clear, nonintimidating guide shows you how to use VBA to create Excel apps that look and work the way you want. Packed with plenty of sample programs, it explains how to work with range objects, control program flow, develop custom dialog boxes, create custom toolbars and menus, and much more.Discover how toGrasp essential programming conceptsUse the Visual Basic EditorNavigate the new Excel user interfaceCommunicate with your usersDeal with errors and bugs
A comprehensive, up-to-date, user-friendly guide to Excel 2010 Excel is the standard for spreadsheet applications and is used worldwide, but it's not always user-friendly. That makes it a perfect For Dummies topic, and this handy all-in-one guide covers all the essentials, the new features, how to analyze data with Excel, and much more. Eight minibooks address Excel basics, worksheet design, formulas and functions, worksheet collaboration and review, charts and graphics, data management, data analysis, and Excel and VBA. Excel is the leading spreadsheet/data analysis software and is used throughout the world; the newest revision includes upgraded tools and a redesigned interface For Dummies books are the bestselling guides to Excel, with more than three million copies sold Excel 2010 All-in-One For Dummies covers the changes in the newest version as well as familiar tasks, such as creating and editing worksheets, setting up formulas, and performing statistical functions Eight self-contained minibooks cover the basics, worksheet design, formulas and functions, worksheet collaboration, presenting data in charts and graphics, data management, data analysis, and creating macros with VBA. Newcomers to Excel as well as veterans who just want to learn the latest version will find Excel 2010 All-in-One For Dummies has everything they need to know.
A comprehensive reference to the newest version of the world's most popular spreadsheet application: Excel 2010 John Walkenbach's name is synonymous with excellence in computer books that decipher complex technical topics. Known as "Mr. Spreadsheet," Walkenbach shows you how to maximize the power of all the new features of Excel 2010. An authoritative reference, this perennial bestseller proves itself indispensable no matter your level of skill, from Excel beginners and intermediate users to power users and potential power users everywhere. Fully updated for the new release, this latest edition provides comprehensive, soup-to-nuts coverage, delivering over 900 pages of Excel tips, tricks, and techniques you won't find anywhere else. Excel guru and bestselling author John Walkenbach ("Mr. Spreadsheet") guides you through every aspect of Excel Delivers essential coverage of all the newest features of Excel 2010 Presents material in a clear, concise, logical format that is ideal for all levels of Excel experience Includes a CD that contains all the templates and worksheets used in the book plus John Walkenbach's award-winning Power Utility Pak Excel 2010 Bible serves as an excellent resource on all things Excel! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
The Cookbook format means each technique is explained with step-by-step instructions, and you can jump straight to the techniques you need. You won't need to read this book from start to finish in order to get value out of it.This book is for anybody who wants to use Excel to manage their revenues, budgets, and other financials. It's especially suitable for small businesses that already use Excel and want to get more from it.
Find the answers to your most important Excel questions with this referenceJohn Walkenbach's name is synonymous with excellence in computer books that decipher complex technical topics. Known as "Mr. Spreadsheet," Walkenbach--along with Excel expert Colin Banfield--answers your most common and important Excel questions in this easy-to-understand reference.You'll learn how to open, save, protect, and recover workbook files; add, copy, and delete worksheets; enter and edit data and text; create formulas and functions; audit, format, and print; and more. Highly organized and free of unnecessary jargon, this essential reference allows you to find the answers you're looking for quickly and easily.Excel gurus Walkenbach and Banfield offer quick and easy answers to common Excel questionsOffers information in a highly organized, easy-to-understand format so you can find exactly what you needIncludes information on opening, saving, protecting and recovering workbook files; adding, copying, and deleting worksheets; entering and editing data and text; creating formulas and functions; auditing; formatting; printing; and moreCovers navigating the user interface; using the Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar; saving, protecting, and recovering workbook files; entering and editing data; creating formulas and functions, and much moreExcel 2010 For Dummies Quick Reference enables you to spend more time working on your projects rather than trying to figure how to make Excel work for you!
This is the first book to show the capabilities of Microsoft Excel to teach social science statistics effectively. It is a step-by-step exercise-driven guide for students and practitioners who need to master Excel to solve practical social science problems. If understanding statistics isn't your strongest suit, you are not especially mathematically-inclined, or if you are wary of computers, this is the right book for you. Excel, a widely available computer program for students and managers, is also an effective teaching and learning tool for quantitative analyses in social science courses. Its powerful computational ability and graphical functions make learning statistics much easier than in years past. However, Excel 2010 for Social Science Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Statistics Problems is the first book to capitalize on these improvements by teaching students and managers how to apply Excel to statistical techniques necessary in their courses and work. Each chapter explains statistical formulas and directs the reader to use Excel commands to solve specific, easy-to-understand social science problems. Practice problems are provided at the end of each chapter with their solutions in an Appendix. Separately, there is a full Practice Test (with answers in an Appendix) that allows readers to test what they have learned. Each chapter explains statistical formulas and directs the reader to use Excel commands to solve specific, easy-to-understand social science problems. Practice problems are provided at the end of each chapter with their solutions in an Appendix. Separately, there is a full Practice Test (with answers in an Appendix) that allows readers to test what they have learned. Includes 164 Illustrations in color.
Take your Excel formulas to the next level with this updated reference John Walkenbach's name is synonymous with excellence in computer books that decipher complex technical topics. Known as "Mr. Spreadsheet," Walkenbach provides you with clear explanations on all the methods you can use to maximize the power of Excel with formulas within the frameworks of all the new features of Excel 2010. You'll learn how to create financial formulas, maximize the power of array formulas, develop custom worksheet functions with VBA, debug formulas, and much more. This invaluable reference is fully updated for the new Microsoft Office release and provides comprehensive formulas coverage, delivering more than 800 pages of Excel tips, tricks, and techniques you won't find anywhere else. Demonstrates how to use all the new features of Excel 2010 to maximize your formulas Shows how to develop custom worksheet functions with VBA, debug formulas, create financial formulas, and more Serves as an indispensable reference no matter your skill level Includes a valuable CD-ROM with sample files, templates and worksheets from the book, plus John Walkenbach's award-winning Power Utility Pak Prepare to excel with Excel when you have John Walkenbach and Excel 2010 Formulas by your side! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Pick your Excel task, find it fast, and get it done with Just the Steps! If you want to see how to do a particular Excel task, this is the perfect book. Each page includes step-by-step instruction in one column and illustrations and screenshots in the other column, so you have all the information you need in one place-no flipping pages! Improve your Excel skills with just the steps for entering spreadsheet data, building formulas, protecting excel data, formatting cells, designing spreadsheets with graphics, managing workbooks, changing worksheet values, sorting and filtering data, creating charts, creating PivotTables, building macros, integrating Excel into other Office programs, and-whew!-still more. Explains essentials tasks for Excel 2010, the spreadsheet application that is part of the Microsoft Office 2010 suite Shows you just the steps for numerous Excel tasks using an easy-to-follow, two-column page layout, with step-by-step instruction on one side and illustrations and screenshots on the other Covers entering spreadsheet data, building formulas, protecting excel data, formatting cells, designing spreadsheets with graphics, managing workbooks, changing worksheet values, sorting and filtering data, creating charts, creating PivotTables, and building macros Walks you step by step through collaborating in Excel and integrating or using Excel with Word, PowerPoint, and Access Make your tasks easier, improve your Excel skills, and get better results with this step-by-step guide.