Excel 2007: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks

You already know Excel 2007. Now you'd like to go beyond with shortcuts, tricks, and tips that let you work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someone shows you how, this is the book for you. Inside, you'll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach timesaving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteedto make you more productive with Excel 2007.

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Biography

Denise Etheridge ( Burlington, NJ) is the president and founder of BayCon Group, Inc. She publishes Web sites, provides consulting services on accounting-related software, and teaches college-level computer and accounting courses. Denise has also written several Web-based software tutorials, and has been training and assisting clients with the implementation of accounting-related software since 1985. Stanford University and the United States House of Representatives are among her former clients.

#1 Validate with a Validation List.

#2 Validate with Data Entry Rules.

#3 Extend a Series with AutoFill.

#4 Insert Symbols or Special Characters.

#5 Hide Rows by Grouping and Outlining.

#6 Find and Replace Formats.

#9 Create Your Own Sort or AutoFill.

2. Work with Formulas and Functions.

#10 Enter Formulas Using a Variety of Methods.

#11 Name Cells and Ranges.

#12 Define a Constant.

#13 Create Formulas That Include Names.

#14 Calculate with the Function Wizard.

#15 Figure Out Loan Terms.

#16 Determine the Internal Rate of Return.

#17 Determine the Nth Largest Value.

#18 Create a Conditional Formula.

#19 Calculate a Conditional Sum.

#21 Find Products and Square Roots.

#22 Perform Time Calculations.

#23 Perform Date Calculations.

3. Copy, Format, and More.

#24 Check Your Formulas for Errors.

#25 Trace Precedents and Dependents.

#26 Change Text to Numbers.

#27 Convert a Row to a Column.

#28 Copy with the Office Clipboard.

#29 Adjust Column Widths with Paste Special.

#30 Specify How to Paste with Paste Special.

#32 Copy Styles to Another Workbook.

#34 Track Changes While Editing.

#35 Consolidate Worksheets.

4. Manipulate Records.

#36 Enter Data with a Form.

#37 Filter Duplicate Records.

#38 Perform Simple Sorts and Filters.

#39 Perform Complex Sorts.

#40 Sort by Cell Color, Font Color, or Icon.

#41 Perform Complex Filters.

#42 Filter by Multiple Criteria.

#43 Subtotal Sorted Data.

#44 Chart Filtered Data Easily.

#45 Count Filtered Records.

#46 Look Up Information in Your Worksheet.

#47 Define Data as a Table.

#48 Modify a Table Style.

5. Explore the Patterns in Your Data.

#49 Create a PivotTable.

#50 Modify PivotTable Data and Layout.

#51 Compute PivotTable Sub and Grand Totals.

#52 Create a PivotTable Calculated Field.

#53 Hide Rows or Columns in a PivotTable.

#54 Sort a PivotTable.

#55 Create a PivotChart.

#56 Describe Data with Statistics.

#57 Find the Correlation between Variables.

#58 Explore Outcomes with What-If Analysis.

#59 Optimize a Result with Goal Seek.

6. Create Charts.

#60 Create a Chart That Has Visual Appeal.

#62 Change the Chart Type.

#64 Add and Remove Chart Data.

#66 Create a Histogram.

#67 Create a Combination Chart.

7. Present Worksheets.

#68 Format Numbers, Dates, and Times.

#69 Apply Formats to Cells.

#71 Format Quickly with Format Painter.

#72 Insert Shapes into Your Worksheet.

#73 Insert Text Boxes into Your Worksheet.

#74 Insert Photographs into Your Worksheet.

#75 Arrange the Graphics in Your Worksheet.

#76 Insert a Background Image.

#77 Take a Picture of Your Worksheet.

8. Protect, Save, and Print.

#79 Save a Workbook as a Template.

#80 Choose a Format When Saving a Workbook.

#81 Print Multiple Areas of a Workbook.

#82 Print Multiple Worksheets from a Workbook.

9. Extend Excel.

#83 Paste Link into Word or PowerPoint.

#84 Embed a Worksheet.

#85 Create a Link from an Excel Workbook.

#86 Query a Web Site.

#87 Copy a Word Table into Excel.

#88 Import a Text File into Excel.

#89 Import an Access Database into Excel.

#90 Query an Access Database.

#91 Reuse a Saved Query.

#92 Import an Excel Worksheet into Access.

#93 Using Excel with Mail Merge.

10. Customize Excel.

#96 Work with Multiple Windows.

#97 Save Time by Creating a Custom View.

#98 Create a Custom Number Format.

#99 Automate Your Worksheet with Macros.

#100 Add a Button to Run a Macro.

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