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Microsoft Excel Formulas and Functions

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  • Length: 512 pages
  • Edition: 1
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  • Publication Date: 2022-04-13
  • ISBN-10: 0137559402
  • ISBN-13: 9780137559404

Book Description

Use Excel 365 and Excel 2021 core features to build spreadsheets that solve business problems and deliver reliable answers. Drawing on his unsurpassed experience, Paul McFedries helps you make the most of formulas and functions, including recent improvements ranging from dynamic arrays to XLOOKUP and LET. McFedries’ step-by-step projects walk you through handling key tasks, from building timesheets to projecting cash flow and aging receivables. His practical examples and clear instructions demystify intermediate-to-advanced-level formula construction, and help you leverage Excel’s most useful functions in your everyday work.

Becoming an Excel expert has never been easier!

By reading this book, you will:

  • Improve business analyses by adding intelligence and knowledge to your models
  • Replace cumbersome formulas with convenient predefined functions
  • Use modern lookups to make your formulas more powerful and flexible
  • Simplify complex calculations with dynamic arrays in Excel 365 and Excel 2021
  • Use conditional formatting to reveal anomalies, problems, or opportunities
  • Calculate loan payments, interest costs, terms, and amortization schedules
  • Project the future value of investments, and plan to achieve investment goals
  • Master essential discounting and cash-flow analysis tools, including NPV and IRR
  • Sort, filter, and analyze any tabular data, from customers to inventory
  • Easily analyze huge datasets with PivotTable calculations
  • Perform sophisticated what-if analyses, scenario planning, and forecasting
  • Optimize profit, cost, or operational efficiency with Solver

About This Book

  • For everyone who wants to get more done with Microsoft Excel in less time
  • For business and financial professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and others who need to efficiently manage and analyze data

Table of contents

Part 1. Mastering Excel Formulas
Chapter 1. Building basic formulas
Chapter 2. Creating advanced formulas
Chapter 3. Troubleshooting formulas

Part 2. Harnessing the Power of Functions
Chapter 4. Understanding functions
Chapter 5. Working with text functions
Chapter 6. Working with logical and information functions
Chapter 7. Working with lookup functions
Chapter 8. Working with date and time functions
Chapter 9. Working with math functions

Part 3. Building Business Formulas
Chapter 10. Implementing basic business formulas
Chapter 11. Building descriptive statistical formulas
Chapter 12. Building inferential statistical formulas
Chapter 13. Applying regression to track trends and make forecasts
Chapter 14. Building loan formulas
Chapter 15. Working with investment formulas
Chapter 16. Building discount formulas

Part 4. Building Business Models
Chapter 17. Analyzing data with tables
Chapter 18. Analyzing data with PivotTables
Chapter 19. Using Excel’s business modeling tools
Chapter 20. Solving complex problems with Solver

About The Author

Paul McFedries

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