Chapter 12. More Than Numbers

Excel is a program that works with numbers in tables. But it can do so much more than that. The software can be used for a wide range of tasks. This is particularly true of the latest version of Excel, which offers more possibilities than ever before. The “Big Three”—Excel, Word, and PowerPoint—are gradually moving closer together under the Office umbrella. Unfortunately, they still don’t work in perfect harmony, but they’ve now happily reached a greater level of consensus on many points, some of which are discussed in this final chapter. I’ll also explain the preparatory steps and techniques that are identical, or at least very similar, in Excel’s two “sister” programs.

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