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Excel® 2010 Workbook for Dummies® by Greg Harvey

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Introduction

Excel is the most sophisticated spreadsheet program available in the world of personal computing. As such, this program is much more than just an electronic version of an accountant's familiar green sheet for crunching numbers. For millions of users the world over, Excel is also their number-one forms designer, their interface to the corporate database, as well as their premier charting program.

Given Excel's indisputable versatility, it should come as no surprise that mastering the basics of the program, not to mention its finer points, is no small undertaking. My experience, however, in teaching adults to use all manner of Excel's capabilities has convinced me that this mastery is greatly accelerated with just a modicum of hands-on experience judiciously applied to rather simple but realistic data-related problems.

About This Book

As its name suggests, Excel 2010 Workbook For Dummies is designed to give you the kind of hands-on experience with all the major aspects of the program you need to start using the program for business or home with a certain degree of confidence and efficiency. As you'd expect from this type of book, the workbook is primarily composed of questions and exercises that give you plenty of opportunities to experience the purpose and benefits of Excel's many features.

It's my hope that as a result of doing the exercises in this workbook, you'll not only be in firm command of the basic skills necessary to work with confidence in the Excel spreadsheet, ...

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