Introduction

In this introduction

Jaw-Dropping New Excel Features 2

Where Are My Menus and Toolbars? 6

Introducing the Ribbon 11

Where Is the Classic Mode? 16

Conventions Used in This Book 17

I get to play the role of comic book superhero. As the “mighty man of macro,” I take the stage and wow people with the amazing things they can do in Excel. In small teaching settings, I ask everyone to answer the most pointless question: “What version of Excel are you using?”

Why is this a pointless question? Because it simply does not matter. If the answer is any version of Excel that has come out in the past decade—going back to Excel 97—then every tip I have to share will work.

Microsoft has asked us to upgrade from Excel 97 to 2000, 2000 to XP, and XP ...

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