O'Reilly logo

Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 Inside Out by Mark Dodge, Craig Stinson

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Do You Need More Than One Worksheet?

Spreadsheet programs began as a better way to store, present, and interpret information that previously had been kept on paper and calculated by hand, probably using a 10-key calculator. Often the first sheets we created when we were climbing the old Excel learning curve were little more than clean two-dimensional reproductions of what we used to do on paper. One way to step up from the old paper paradigm is to use modular design. Modular design is a sort of "structured programming" or "object oriented" approach, where you carve your data into logical chunks that make sense as stand-alone elements. (The other design approach is called hierarchical, which is organized for error identification and maximum readability.) ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required