Teach Yourself VISUALLY Excel 2013

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Excel 2013

by Paul McFedries


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The step-by-step, visual way to learn Excel 2013

Excel can be complicated, but this Visual guide shows you exactly how to tackle every essential task with full-color screen shots and step-by-step instructions. You'll see exactly what each step should look like as you learn to use all the new tools in this latest release of the world's most popular spreadsheet program. In easy two-page lessons, author Paul McFedries shows you how to organize, present, analyze, and chart data, over the web or on a network.

  • The Visual learning system is perfect for teaching Excel; previous editions of this book have sold more than 230,000 copies
  • Covers common Excel 2013 tasks such as creating spreadsheets and charts, filtering and sorting data, and working with PivotTables
  • Provides step-by-step instructions for each task
  • Each step is illustrated with full-color screenshots

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Excel 2013 offers visual learners the ideal way to master this popular but complex spreadsheet program.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118505397
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/26/2013
Series: Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech) Series , #141
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 748,019
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Paul McFedries (Toronto, Ontario) is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. He has been programming since he was a teenager in the mid-1970s and has programmed everything from mainframes to desktops to bar code scanners. He has worked with many different languages, including Fortran, assembly language, C++, and, JavaScript. Paul has written more than three dozen books that have sold more than three million copies worldwide, including: Windows Vista Simplified, Teach Yourself Visually Windows Vista, Macs Portable Genius, Office 2007 Visual Quick Tips, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs. Paul encourages all readers to drop by his Web site, www.mcfedries.com.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Working with Excel

Getting to Know Excel 4

Start Excel 6

Tour the Excel Window 8

Work with the Excel Ribbon 9

Work with the Excel Galleries 10

Customize the Quick Access Toolbar 12

Customize the Ribbon 14

Change the View 16

Configure Excel Options 18

Add Excel to the Windows Taskbar 20

Quit Excel 21

Chapter 2 Entering Data

Learning the Layout of a Worksheet 24

Understanding the Types of Data You Can Use 25

Enter Text into a Cell 26

Enter a Number into a Cell 28

Enter a Date or Time into a Cell 30

Insert a Symbol 32

Edit Cell Data 34

Delete Data from a Cell 36

Chapter 3 Working with Ranges

Select a Range 40

Fill a Range with the Same Data 42

Fill a Range with a Series of Values 44

Flash Fill a Range 46

Move or Copy a Range 48

Insert a Row or Column 50

Insert a Cell or Range 52

Delete Data from a Range 54

Delete a Range 56

Hide a Row or Column 58

Freeze Rows or Columns 60

Merge Two or More Cells 62

Transpose Rows and Columns 64

Chapter 4 Working with Range Names

Understanding the Benefits of Using Range Names 68

Define a Range Name 70

Use Worksheet Text to Define a Range Name 72

Navigate a Workbook Using Range Names 74

Change a Range Name 76

Delete a Range Name 78

Paste a List of Range Names 80

Chapter 5 Formatting Excel Ranges

Change the Font and Font Size 84

Apply Font Effects 86

Change the Font Color 88

Align Text Within a Cell 90

Center Text Across Multiple Columns 92

Rotate Text Within a Cell 94

Add a Background Color to a Range 96

Apply a Number Format 98

Change the Number of Decimal Places Displayed 100

Apply an AutoFormat to a Range 102

Apply a Conditional Format to a Range 104

Apply a Style to a Range 106

Change the Column Width 108

Change the Row Height 110

Wrap Text Within a Cell 112

Add Borders to a Range 114

Copy Formatting from One Cell to Another 116

Chapter 6 Building Formulas

Understanding Excel Formulas 120

Build a Formula 122

Understanding Excel Functions 124

Add a Function to a Formula 126

Add a Row or Column of Numbers 128

Build an AutoSum Formula 130

Add a Range Name to a Formula 132

Reference Another Worksheet Range in a Formula 134

Move or Copy a Formula 136

Switch to Absolute Cell References 138

Hide the Formula Bar or Ribbon 140

Troubleshoot Formula Errors 142

Chapter 7 Manipulating Worksheets

Navigate a Worksheet 146

Rename a Worksheet 147

Create a New Worksheet 148

Move a Worksheet 150

Copy a Worksheet 152

Delete a Worksheet 154

Change the Gridline Color 156

Toggle Worksheet Gridlines On and Off 158

Toggle Worksheet Headings On and Off 159

Set the Worksheet Tab Color 160

Set the Worksheet Background 162

Zoom In on or Out of a Worksheet 164

Split a Worksheet into Two Panes 166

Hide and Unhide a Worksheet 168

Chapter 8 Dealing with Workbooks

Create a New Blank Workbook 172

Create a New Workbook from a Template 174

Save a Workbook 176

Open a Workbook 177

Arrange Workbook Windows 178

Find Text in a Workbook 180

Replace Text in a Workbook 182

Check Spelling and Grammar 184

Close a Workbook 186

Chapter 9 Formatting Workbooks

Modify the Workbook Colors 190

Set the Workbook Fonts 192

Choose Workbook Effects 194

Apply a Workbook Theme 196

Add a Workbook Header 198

Add a Workbook Footer 200

Chapter 10 Printing Workbooks

Adjust the Workbook Margins 204

Change the Page Orientation 206

Insert a Page Break 207

Choose a Paper Size 208

Set the Print Area 210

Configure Titles to Print on Each Page 212

Preview the Printout 214

Print a Workbook 216

Chapter 11 Working with Tables

Understanding Tables 220

Get to Know Table Features 221

Convert a Range to a Table 222

Select Table Data 224

Insert a Table Row 226

Insert a Table Column 227

Delete a Table Row 228

Delete a Table Column 229

Add a Column Subtotal 230

Convert a Table to a Range 232

Apply a Table Style 233

Build a Custom Table Style 234

Create a PivotTable 236

Chapter 12 Analyzing Data

Sort a Range or Table 240

Filter a Range or Table 242

Set Data Validation Rules 244

Create a Data Table 246

Summarize Data with Subtotals 248

Group Related Data 250

Analyze Data with Goal Seek 252

Analyze Data with Scenarios 254

Remove Duplicate Values from a Range or Table 258

Load the Excel Analysis ToolPak 260

Chapter 13 Visualizing Data with Charts

Examine Chart Elements 264

Understanding Chart Types 265

Create a Chart 266

Create a Recommended Chart 268

Add Chart Titles 270

Add Data Labels 271

Position the Chart Legend 272

Display Chart Gridlines 273

Display a Data Table 274

Change the Chart Layout and Style 275

Select a Different Chart Type 276

Change the Chart Source Data 278

Move or Resize a Chart 280

Add a Sparkline to a Cell .282

Chapter 14 Adding Worksheet Graphics

Draw a Shape 286

Insert a Clip Art Image 288

Insert a Photo 290

Insert a WordArt Image 292

Insert a SmartArt Graphic 294

Move or Resize a Graphic 296

Crop a Picture 298

Format a Picture 300

Chapter 15 Collaborating with Others

Add a Comment to a Cell 304

Protect a Worksheet’s Data 306

Protect a Workbook’s Structure 308

Share a Workbook with Other Users 310

Track Workbook Changes 312

Accept or Reject Workbook Changes 314

Save a Workbook to Your SkyDrive 316

Send a Workbook as an E-Mail Attachment 318

Save Excel Data as a Web Page 320

Make a Workbook Compatible with Earlier Versions of Excel 322

Mark Up a Worksheet with a Digital Pen 324

Collaborate on a Workbook Online 326

Chapter 15 Collaborating with Others

Index 328

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