Excel Formulas and Functions For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: April 2010
Pages: 384

Roll up your sleeves and start working with functions from ABS to ZTEST

Get your hands dirty and dig for the nuggets in your data! This book shows you how, walking you through over 150 built-in functions in Excel 2010. Want to calculate a loan payment? How about finding a trend in your data? It's all covered with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, so you can put the power of Excel functions to work.

  • Put the fun in functions — from using the Insert Function dialog box and array functions to correcting formulas, you'll brush up on Excel

  • Do the math — create worksheets to track costs and revenue

  • Simple to sophisticated — take advantage of finance-related functions and learn how to sum and round numbers to get just the answers you need

  • Statistically speaking — test for central tendencies, analyze deviation, and count items in a data sample

  • Dive into forecasting — apply statistical functions to develop sound predictions

  • Make the data work for you — work with dates, times, and strings of text and pluck out pieces of data from a database

  • What's your function? — get the most from several cool functions, such as the amazing IF and the workhorses HLOOKUP and VLOOKUP

Open the book and find:

  • Tips for tapping into formula and function fundamentals

  • How to catch errors and audit formulas

  • Steps for moving from basic to advanced math functions

  • How to solve problems with statistics

  • Best practices for working with data

  • How to compare, find, and measure text

  • Ways to use lookup, logical, and reference functions

  • How to put data into a database structure

Learn to:

  • Use Excel's built-in formulas to make everyday calculations

  • Determine what functions to use in your formulas

  • Create amortization tables, calculate classroom grades, or evaluate investments

  • Design a database

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