Excel 2007 PivotTables Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

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Apress, Mar 11, 2008 - Computers - 272 pages

Debra Dalgleish, Microsoft Office Excel "Most Valuable Professional" since 2001, and an expert and trainer in Excel, brings together a one-stop resource for anyone curious about representing, analyzing, and using their data with PivotTables and PivotCharts. You’ll find this book inimitable when facing any new or difficult problem in PivotTables, covering the entire breadth of situations you could ever encounter, from planning and creating, to formatting and extracting data, to maximizing performance and troubleshooting.

The author presents tips and techniques in this collection of recipes that can’t be found in Excel’s Help section, while carefully explaining the most confusing features of PivotTables to help you realize their powerful potential.

The chapters in this book have been organized into a collection of recipes to take you step by step from the problem you are experiencing to the solution you are aiming for. Without fuss, you’ll find clear and precise information to help you assess your situation, whether common or unique, and solve your problem. Working examples of complex PivotTables and numerous PivotTable programming examples will help you solve problems quickly, without the need to digest heavy content.

 

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Contents

Creating a Pivot Table
1
CHAPTER
3
CHAPTER
5
CHAPTER
6
CHAPTER
8
Field List
18
Sorting and Filtering Pivot Table Data
21
Calculations in a Pivot Table
41
Modifying a Pivot Table
123
Selected Field
131
Updating a Pivot Table
139
Pivot Table Security Limits and Performance
155
Printing and Extracting Pivot Table Data
167
Pivot Charts
189
Programming a Pivot Table
205
INDEX
237

Formatting a Pivot Table
71
Grouping and Totaling Pivot Table Data
101

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Debra Dalgleish is a computer consultant in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, serving local and international clients. Self-employed since 1985, she has extensive experience in designing complex Excel and Access applications, as well as sophisticated Word forms and documents. She has led hundreds of Microsoft Office corporate training sessions, from beginner to advanced level. In recognition of her contributions to the Excel newsgroups, she has received the Microsoft Office Excel "Most Valuable Professional" award each year since 2001. You can find a wide variety of Excel tips and tutorials, and sample files, on her Contextures website: Contextures.com/tiptech.html.

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