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Formulas and Functions: Microsoft by Paul McFedries

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1. Getting the Most Out of Ranges

Other than performing data-entry chores, you probably spend most of your Excel life working with ranges in some way. Whether you’re copying, moving, formatting, naming, or filling them, ranges are a big part of Excel’s day-to-day operations. And why not? After all, working with a range of cells is a lot easier than working with each cell individually. For example, suppose that you want to know the average of a column of numbers running from B1 to B30. You could enter all 30 cells as arguments in ...

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