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Picture Yourself Learning Microsoft® Excel® 2010 by Laurie Ulrich Fuller, Deidre Hayes, Jeffery A. Riley

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Using Other Functions

EXCEL COMES WITH MANY FUNCTIONS, not just SUM. You have already learned about a few of them, such as ROUND and AVERAGE. Because there are so many, Excel groups all of its functions into specific categories, on the theory that this will make it easier for you to find them when needed. For the most part, these categories go a pretty long way in helping you quickly find the function you are looking for. The trick is to get to know what the categories mean, and the best way to do that is to introduce you to the prominent players in each category.

Buttons for each of the function categories are located on the Formulas tab, as shown in Figure 3-13. Click one of these buttons to display a list of functions in that category, and ...

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