Introduction

MICROSOFT EXCEL 2013 has evolved from being a robust grid-based number-cruncher, to becoming the world’s most robust grid-based number-cruncher that also happens to be pretty good at text manipulation, graphics, and many other things that were barely imaginable back in the days of Excel 1.0.

Excel is a tool that can be applied to many business tasks, including statistics, finance, data management, forecasting, analysis, inventory, billing, business intelligence, even word processing and graphic design. Excel is also one of the world’s most popular programs for keeping all kinds of business and personal lists, from professional contacts to family addresses to home inventories.

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