Media praise for Excel 2003 for Starters: The Missing Manual
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"Another gem by Pogue Press!! I just finished reviewing another one of the books from this line and I am hard-pressed to come up with a lot of things to say other than "buy it". Excel is probably one of the most well-known applications on the planet...If you are new to spreadsheets and want to learn how to create workbooks, input data, work with formulas, sort, etc. save the time and money of driving to a class and just pick up Excel for Starters by Matthew MacDonald and I guarantee you will NOT be disappointed!! "
-- , Amazon.com
"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- , Bangkok Post
"Excel for Starters: The Missing Manual is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to quickly get up to speed on Excel. Its a FOUR STAR volume, and I look forward to the next one in the series."
-- , Golden Gate Computer Society (GGCS)
"Books in this series won't make you an expert, but [they] can make you a competent user; if you want to further your knowledge of the subject they will provide a sound grounding...A good index and detailed table of contents makes information easy to find. A well-priced book that will continue to serve as a desk reference. Highly recommended to libraries."
-- , Book News
"Few, if any, computer programs provide manuals that identify the many features available and how to use them. OReillys "The Missing Manual" series has filled this gap admirably for experienced and professional computer users but has sometimes proven to be too difficult for use by beginners...This book makes it easy to get started on the path to greater expertise and catch up with whats new."
-- , SW Indiana PC Users Group
"...the book is a very useful one for the beginning user of this wonderful software and will definitely save a lot of time and effort in number of internet searches as well as going through the extensive inbuilt help provided by Excel. I would say that this is definitely a value for money book for the beginning user of Excel."
-- , Desicritics.com
"There are a lot of good books, but I keep returning to the Missing Manual series because they are inexpensive, easy to read and full of cool tricks and tips."
-- , The South Bay Apple Mac User Group
"If you are a beginner in the use of spreadsheets, this "for Starters" tutorial will be valuable for learning the basics and becoming familiar with the specific capabilities of the Excel program."
-- , Orange Bytes (North Orange County Computer Club)
"A clearly written and illustrated guide to Microsoft Excel 2002 and 2003. The author provides information on all aspects of the program with many tips and notes that provide insight into getting the most from the application."
-- , The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing
"One of the strengths of the book beyond a lot of great tips is the inclusion of many keyboard shortcuts...All in all as a sometime Excel user, I learned a great deal from reading the book."
-- , Greater Cleveland PC Users Group
"I have never seen a manual for any program, hardware or OS which is anywhere close to this series in its helpfulness to the reader. Anyone other than the well trained techs can find this book valuable."
-- , Des Moines Macintosh User's Group
"The books generally are nicely written, easy to read, flow logically, and have a wealth of information to get you up to speed quickly or at least as fast as you can read. I am a strong proponent of these types of manuals since I find that the time spent in reading them to be more productive than learning to use a software program by trial-and-error or going through the built-in Help files or other online aids."
-- , Orange Bytes, North Orange County Computer Club
"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- , ACT Apple User Group Incorporated