Excel Formulas & Functions For Dummies, 5th Edition
- Length: 400 pages
- Edition: 5
- Language: English
- Publisher: For Dummies
- Publication Date: 2018-10-19
- ISBN-10: 1119518253
- ISBN-13: 9781119518259
Put the power of Excel functions to work in your formulas
There are more than 400 built-in functions in Excel 2019, from AGGREGATE to Z.TEST. The question is which ones will make your work easier? How and why should you use a particular function in your formulas? Excel Formulas and Functions For Dummies offers thorough but easy-to-read coverage of powerful Excel functions.
With this book, you'll learn to apply the power of Excel functions and formulas to make your work and other tasks easier. Compare 15-year vs. 30-year mortgage terms, choose between leasing or buying a car, compute classroom grades, create an amortization table, evaluate investment performance, calculate the real cost of credit card purchases, or forecast college expenses and savings. All of this and more is possible when you master functions and formulas in Excel. Although it covers the latest software version, Excel 2019, the techniques and functions described in this book can be used on any version of Excel.
Step-by-step instruction on Excel's 150 most useful functions Each function is illustrated by helpful, real-world examples 85 specialized functions are described in abbreviated form Includes Excel's must-know functions This book is a must-read for beginning to intermediate Excel users who want to find out how to use Excel's powerful built-in functions.
Table of contents
Part 1: Getting Started with Formulas and Functions Chapter 1: Tapping Into Formula and Function Fundamentals Chapter 2: Saving Time with Function Tools Chapter 3: Saying “Array!” for Formulas and Functions Chapter 4: Fixing Formula Boo-Boos Part 2: Doing the Math Chapter 5: Calculating Loan Payments and Interest Rates Chapter 6: Appreciating What You’ll Get, Depreciating What You’ve Got Chapter 7: Using Basic Math Functions Chapter 8: Advancing Your Math Part 3: Solving with Statistics Chapter 9: Throwing Statistics a Curve Chapter 10: Using Significance Tests Chapter 11: Rolling the Dice on Predictions and Probability Part 4: Dancing with Data Chapter 12: Dressing Up for Date Functions Chapter 13: Keeping Well-Timed Functions Chapter 14: Using Lookup, Logical, and Reference Functions Chapter 15: Digging Up the Facts Chapter 16: Writing Home About Text Functions Chapter 17: Playing Records with Database Functions Part 5: The Part of Tens Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Working with Formulas Chapter 19: Ten Functions You Really Should Know Chapter 20: Ten Really Cool Functions
About The Author
Ken Bluttman is a veteran software and web developer specializing in Excel/VBA and database-centric web applications. He has written numerous articles and books on a variety of technical topics. His latest projects include large-scale cloud-based applications and mobile app development.