Formulas and Functions

Formulas and Functions

Microsoft Excel 2010

eBook - 2010
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Provides instructions on the formula-building techniques of Microsoft Excel, covering such topics as ranges, text functions, logical and information functions, list data, regression methods, and working with bonds.

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Excel users utilize only five percent of the program's features says this Microsoft Office expert. To help users take advantage of the other 95%, McFedries covers Excel's intermediate and advanced formula-building features including the new Solver for complex problems. Explanations and step-by-step tutorials treat mastering ranges for building spreadsheet formulas, major function categories, and building business models and financial formulas (e.g., for tracking trends, amortizing loans, analyzing investments and cash-flow). Chapters include practical application examples with screenshots, case studies, tips, cautions, and cross-references. Access to the online edition is included. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Excel expert Paul McFedries shows how to use Excel 2010’s core features to solve problems and get the answers you need! Using real-world examples, McFedries helps you get the absolute most out of breakthrough Excel 2010 improvements–from Sparklines to the brand-new version of Solver. Along the way, you’ll discover the fastest, best ways to handle essential day-to-day tasks ranging from generating account numbers to projecting the impact of inflation.Becoming an Excel expert has never been easier! You’ll find crystal-clear instructions… insider insights… even complete step-by-step projects for building timesheets, projecting cash flow, aging receivables, analyzing defects, and more.


• Create more powerful formulas

• Use conditional formatting to instantly reveal anomalies, problems, or opportunities

• Analyze your data with standard tables and PivotTables

• Use complex criteria to filter data in lists

• Understand correlations between data


• Perform sophisticated what-if analyses

• Use regression to track trends and make forecasts

• Build loan, investment, and discount formulas

• Troubleshoot problems with formulas, ranges, and functions


About MrExcel Library: Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excelskills, and presents focused tasks and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selectedby Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website, these books will:


• Dramatically increase your productivity–saving you 50 hours a year, or more

• Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems

• Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have

• Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make


Paul McFedries, president of Logophilia Limited, is a Microsoft Office expert and full-time technical writer. Paul has been authoring computer books since 1991 and has more than 70 books to his credit, which combined have sold more than three million copies worldwide. His recent titles include Using the Microsoft Office Web Apps, and Microsoft Windows 7 Unleashed. He is also proprietor of Word Spy (, a website that tracks new words and phrases as they enter the English language.


Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Que Publishing, c2010
ISBN: 9780789743060
Characteristics: xvi, 490 p. : ill., charts ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Microsoft Excel 2010
Excel 2010


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