Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Formulas & Functions for Dummies

  • 5h 15m
  • Ken Bluttman, Peter Aitken
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2007

Make Excel do the math and make sense of your data

Use the Insert Function dialog box, array formulas and functions, and more

Excel 2007 has more than 500 built-in functions. This book looks at the top 150, so you can find out which ones will make your life easier. Want to compare a 15-year mortgage to a 30-year mortgage? Forecast expenses for your college freshman? See how your online business is doing? Here's the fun and easy way!

Discover how to

  • Create worksheets to track costs and revenue
  • Tell the difference among average, median, and mode
  • Work with statistical functions
  • Develop forecasts and track trends
  • Manipulate strings and work with database functions

About the Authors

Ken Bluttman has been working as a software developer for nearly two decades. Ken specializes in VB.Net/VBA/database/web applications. He has written several articles on various computer topics including Office/VBA development, XML, SQL Server, and InfoPath. He has a number of books out on Excel and Access.

Peter Aitken has been writing about computers and programming for over 15 years. He has more than 45 books to his credit with over 1.5 million copies in print, and also has extensive experience writing software documentation, online help, and magazine and trade-publication articles. Some recent book titles are Managing Your Money and Investment with Excel, Powering Office XP with XML, Excel PivotTables and Charts, and Visual Basic.NET Programming with Peter Aitken. He is the proprietor of PGA Consulting, providing custom application development and technical writing services since 1994.

In this Book

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Formulas & Functions for Dummies
  • Excel 2007 Formulas & Functions For Dummies
  • Introduction
  • Tapping into Formula and Function Fundamentals
  • Saving Time with Function Tools
  • Saying “Array!” for Formulas and Functions
  • Fixing Formula Boo-Boos
  • Calculating Loan Payments and Interest Rates
  • Appreciating What You’ll Get, Depreciating What You Got
  • Using Basic Math Functions
  • Advancing Your Math
  • Throwing Statistics a Curve
  • Using Significance Tests
  • Rolling the Dice on Predictions and Probability
  • Dressing Up for Date Functions
  • Keeping Well-Timed Functions
  • Using Lookup, Logical, and Reference Functions
  • Digging Up the Facts
  • Writing Home about Text Functions
  • Playing Records with Database Functions
  • Ten-Plus Tips for Working with Formulas
  • Ten-Plus Functions You Really Should Know