Conquer Microsoft Excel — from the inside out!
Dive into Microsoft Excel — and really put your spreadsheet expertise to work. This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds — all you need to make the most of Excel’s most powerful tools for analyzing data and making better decisions.
Renowned Excel expert Bill Jelen offers a complete tour of Excel in Office 365, from efficient interface customizations to advanced analysis, visualizations, and dashboards. Discover how experts tackle today’s key tasks — and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Topics include:
- Customizing the Excel workspace
- Best practices for designing and managing worksheets
- Creating formulas and functions
- Performing statistical, what-if, and other data analysis
- Core to advanced charting techniques
- Using graphics and sparklines
- Managing databases and tables
- Automating Excel with macros and custom functions
- Collaborating in Excel online, in the cloud, and more
- Extending Excel
Table of contents
Part I: The Excel interface Chapter 1. What’s new in Microsoft 365 Excel Chapter 2. Using the Excel interface Chapter 3. Customizing Excel Chapter 4. Keyboard shortcuts Part II: Calculating with Excel Chapter 5. Understanding formulas Chapter 6. Controlling formulas Chapter 7. Understanding functions Chapter 8. Using everyday functions: math, date and time, and text functions Chapter 9. Using powerful functions: logical, lookup, and database functions Chapter 10. Using names, LET, LAMBDA, and Data Types in Excel Chapter 11. Connecting worksheets and workbooks Chapter 12. Dynamic array formulas and names in Excel Part III: Data analysis with Excel Chapter 13. Transforming data with Power Query Chapter 14. Summarizing data using subtotals or filter Chapter 15. Using pivot tables to analyze data Chapter 16. Using slicers and filtering a pivot table Chapter 17. Mashing up data with Power Pivot Chapter 18. Using What-If, Scenario Manager, Goal Seek, and Solver Chapter 19. Automating repetitive functions using VBA macros Chapter 20. More tips and tricks for Excel Part IV: Excel visuals Chapter 21. Formatting worksheets Chapter 22. Using data visualizations and conditional formatting Chapter 23. Graphing data using Excel charts Chapter 24. Using 3D Maps Chapter 25. Using sparklines Chapter 26. Formatting spreadsheets for presentation Chapter 27. Printing Chapter 28. Collaborating in Excel Part V: Appendixes Appendix A. Excel functions Appendix B. Excel functions with DAX or Power Query equivalents Appendix C. Adding functionality to Excel with add-ins
About The Author
Bill Jelen, Excel MVP and the host of MrExcel.com, has been using spreadsheets since 1985, and he launched the MrExcel.com website in 1998. Bill was a regular guest on Call for Help with Leo Laporte and has produced more than 2,200 episodes of his daily video podcast, Learn Excel from MrExcel. He is the author of 57 books about Microsoft Excel and writes the monthly Excel column for Strategic Finance magazine. Before founding MrExcel.com, Bill spent 12 years in the trenches, working as a financial analyst for the finance, marketing, accounting, and operations departments of a $500 million public company. He lives in Merritt Island, Florida, with his wife, Mary Ellen.