Designed as a project and case-oriented approach to learning Excel, the emphasis of this book is on learning by doing. The book presents a series of progressively reinforcing problem sets, which allow the exploration of real-life business problems. First, the background, theory, formulas, and calculations arediscussed, followed by the design of Excel spreadsheets, which support the creation of effective spreadsheets for these applications. Finally, the proper solution and other related aspects are discussed, forming a cohesive set of practical application problems. Some of the topics explored include amortization tables, weighted averages, cash flows, payroll calculations, break even analysis, and spreadsheet databases. Excel techniques include formulas and functions, cell addressing, conditional and lookup functions, graphs, sorting, and filtering.
- Provides 30 projects, several How-to Guides, and Application Types to learn Excel skills using problems, applications, and case studies featuring practical business problems
- Explores formulas and functions, financial functions, cell addressing, conditional functions, lookup functions, graphs, sorting, and filtering, amortization tables, future values of an investment, weighted averages, cash flows, payroll calculations, break even analysis, economic order quantity, spreadsheet databases, and more
- Instructor resources available with four Excel video tutorials and images from the text.
Table of contents
PROJECT SET 1 SIMPLE SPREADSHEETS USING BASIC EXCEL CAPABILITIES Project 1 Calculating a Grade Average Project 2 Calculating Net Pay Project 3 Calculating Charges for Service Project 4 An Amortization Schedule – Part I Project 5 The Future Value of Invested Funds Project 6 Useful Spreadsheet Functions PROJECT SET 2 ABSOLUTE ADDRESSING Project 7 Using an Absolute Address Project 8 An Amortization Schedule – Part II Project 9 Calculating Weighted-Average Grades Project 10 Calculating Miles per Gallon (mpg) PROJECT SET 3 CASH FLOW PROJECTS Project 11 Net Cash Inflows Project 12 A Cash Balance Spreadsheet Project 13 A Cash Flow Budget Project 14 A Cash Flow Budget with Loan Repayment Project 15 A Second Cash Flow Budget PROJECT SET 4 SIMPLE DECISIONS USING THE IF( ) FUNCTION Project 16 Computing Pass/Fail Grades Project 17 Calculating Pay with Overtime Project 18 Payroll After Deductions Project 19 Cash Flow Budget with Conditional Loan Repayment PROJECT SET 5 MAKING MULTIPLE CHOICES USING VLOOKUP( ) Project 20 Determining a Letter Grade Project 21 Determining a Discount Project 22 Using Multiple Lookup Tables Project 23 Using One Lookup Table Multiple Times PROJECT SET 6 APPLICATIONS AND GRAPHING Project 24 Break-Even Analysis and Line Graphs Project 25 Economic Order Quantity and Line Graphs PROJECT SET 7 DATABASE PROJECTS Project 26 Sorting a Database Spreadsheet Project 27 Searching a Database Spreadsheet Project 28 Database Functions Project 29 Creating Subtotal Groups Project 30 Creating Nested Subtotal Groups HOW-TO GUIDES Guide 1 Creating a Professional Spreadsheet Layout Guide 2 Printing in Landscape and Fit-to-Page Modes Guide 3 Highlighting Cells Guide 4 Copying Cell Contents Guide 5 Creating Line Graphs Guide 6 Creating Scatter Diagrams and Trend Lines Guide 7 Transferring Data Between Spreadsheets Guide 8 Restricting Cell Access BASIC APPLICATION TYPES Appendix A Cash-Flow and Cash-Balance Spreadsheets Appendix B Break-Even Analysis Appendix C Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) Appendix D Basic Database Concepts