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Microsoft® Excel® Functions and Formulas

Third Edition

Bernd Held / Theodor Richardson

ISBN: 978-1-937585-50-1
Pub Date:  June 2014
Specs: 7 x 9   Paperback with CD
Pages: 450
Price: $49.95


In this completely updated edition covering Excel 2013 and previous versions, Microsoft Excel Functions and Formulas 3/e demonstrates the secrets of Excel through the use of practical and useful examples in a quick reference format. A comprehensive CD-ROM accompanies the book with tips, video tutorials, shortcuts, and ready-made Excel formulas. Easy to use and equipped with a variety of functions, Microsoft Excel is the tool of choice when it comes to crunching numbers, building charts, and analyzing tables. Most users only scratch the surface of the program’s functionality, especially the built-in formulas designed to make everyday operations and real-world tasks more efficient.

The book’s extensive examples make it an excellent tutorial for all Excel users who want to understand, create and apply formulas. Intermediate and advanced users will find Microsoft Excel Functions and Formulas 3/e an excellent reference for many of the program’s advanced formulas and functions. The text is easy to understand with numerous step-by-step instructions, before and after screenshots from the application.


Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Formulas in Excel. Chapter 2: Logical Functions. Chapter 3: Text Functions. Chapter 4: Date and Time Functions. Chapter 5: Basic Statistical Functions. Chapter 6: Mathematical Functions. Chapter 7: Basic Financial Functions. Chapter 8: Database Functions. Chapter 9: Lookup and Reference Functions. Chapter 10: Conditional Formatting with Formulas. Chapter 11: Working with Array Formulas. Chapter 12: Special Solutions with Formulas. Chapter 13: User-defined Functions. Chapter 14: Examples. Appendix A: Excel Interface Guide. Appendix B: On the CD-ROM. Index.

About the Author

Bernd Held is the author of more than 40 books and 800 articles and reviews for various publications and a professional consultant specializing in training and customized solutions for a variety of businesses. For the past eight years, Microsoft has recognized him as an MVP (Most Valuable Professional). Theodor Richardson is the Online Program Director at South University and author of several computer science titles. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering with a concentration in multimedia and image processing.