Creating Spreadsheets and Charts in Excel

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Peachpit Press, 2004 - Computers - 127 pages
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Excel can be daunting: that empty grid just stares you in the face when you start the program, challenging you to fill in the cells with thenumbers you need to crunch. How do you start? What do you do?

Creating Spreadsheets and Charts in Excel: Visual QuickProject Guideanswers those questions and puts you on the straight track to getting the job done. This new addition to Peachpit'sVisual QuickProject Guideseries by Excel guruMaria Langeruses full color screen shots and numbered steps to walk you through the process of creating an Excel workbook file. You'll learn how to build a worksheet from the ground up, enter data, write formulas, and copy cell contents. You'll then see how to duplicate and modify worksheets to fine-tune them for your needs. The project's steps also include creating a consolidation worksheet, formatting all worksheets, creating a colorful pie chart, and setting options for printing your work. There's no time wasted in this book; Maria shows you the quickest and most efficient way to perform each task and doesn't waste paper with lengthy explanations or alternative methods. This slim book is all you'll need to get started creating spreadsheets and charts with Excel.

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learn the lingo
calculate net income
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About the author (2004)

Maria Langer (Wickenberg, Arizona) is a freelance writer, computer consultant and trainer, and the Owner/President of Giles Road Press. She divides her time between writing computer books--19 so far including Quicken 99: The Official Guide, articles, and software documentation; developing training material; teaching software applications and hardware troubleshooting; and designing and creating World Wide Web pages for clients.

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