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Excel Dashboards & Reports For Dummies

Published 04-05-2022

<p><b>It&rsquo;s time for some truly &ldquo;Excel-lent&rdquo; spreadsheet reporting</b> <p>Beneath the seemingly endless rows and columns of cells, the latest version of Microsoft Excel boasts an astonishing variety of features and capabilities. But how do you go about tapping into some of that power without spending all of your days becoming a spreadsheet guru? <p>It&rsquo;s easy. You grab a copy of the newest edition of <i>Excel Dashboards &amp; Reports For Dummies</i> and get ready to blow the pants off your next presentation audience! <p>With this book, you&rsquo;ll learn how to transform those rows and columns of data into dynamic reports, dashboards, and visualizations. You&rsquo;ll draw powerful new insights from your company&rsquo;s numbers to share with your colleagues &ndash; and seem like the smartest person in the room while you&rsquo;re doing it. <p><i>Excel Dashboards &amp; Reports For Dummies</i> offers: <ul> <li>Complete coverage of the latest version of Microsoft Excel provided in the Microsoft 365 subscription</li> <li>Strategies to automate your reporting so you don&rsquo;t have to manually crunch the numbers every week, month, quarter, or year</li> <li>Ways to get new perspectives on old data, visualizing it so you can find solutions no one else has seen before</li> </ul> <p>If you&rsquo;re ready to make your company&rsquo;s numbers and spreadsheets dance, it&rsquo;s time to get the book that&rsquo;ll have them moving to your tune in no time. Get <i>Excel Dashboards &amp; Reports For Dummies </i>today.

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Excel Macros For Dummies

Published 03-22-2022

<p><b>Save time and become an Excel wizard with the world&rsquo;s leading Excel macro guide</b> <p>Do you love Excel and all the things you can do with it, but wish you could just work&hellip;faster? Excel macros&mdash;automated workflows that save you time and energy&mdash;might be just what you need. In <i>Excel Macros For Dummies</i>, you&rsquo;ll learn over 70 of the most productive, time-saving macros in less time than it takes to back up the files on your computer! <p>Every chapter in the book gives you practical info and exercises you can put to work immediately, alongside step-by-step instructions and guidance on how to customize Excel to fit your every need. Inside, you&rsquo;ll find: <ul> <li>Automations that take your Excel productivity to the next level, and beyond</li> <li>Fully updated macros compatible with the newest version of Excel included in Microsoft 365</li> <li>Careful explanations of the basics as well as tips for the advanced user</li> </ul> <p>With something for everyone, <i>Excel Macros For Dummies</i> is the productivity supercharger you&rsquo;ve been waiting for. Grab a copy today!

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Excel Power Pivot & Power Query For Dummies

Published 03-02-2022

<p><b>Learn to crunch huge amounts of data with PowerPivot and Power Query</b> <p>Do you have a ton of data you need to make sense of? Microsoft&rsquo;s Excel program can handle amazingly large data sets, but you&rsquo;ll need to get familiar with PowerPivot and Power Query to get started. <p>And that&rsquo;s where Dummies comes in. With step-by-step instructions&mdash;accompanied by ample screenshots&mdash;<i>Excel PowerPivot &amp; Power Query For Dummies </i>will teach you how to save time, simplify your processes, and enhance your data analysis and reporting. Use Power Query to discover, connect to, and import your organization&rsquo;s data. Then use PowerPivot to model it in Excel. You&rsquo;ll also learn to: <ul> <li>Make use of databases to store large amounts of data</li> <li>Use custom functions to extend and enhance Power Query</li> <li>Add the functionality of formulas to PowerPivot and publish data to SharePoint</li> </ul> <p>If you&rsquo;re expected to wrangle, interpret, and report on large amounts of data, <i>Excel PowerPivot &amp; Power Query For Dummies</i> gives you the tools you need to get up to speed quickly.

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Excel Data Analysis For Dummies

Published 02-15-2022

<b>Turn jumbles of numbers into graphics, insights, and answers with Excel</b> <p>With Microsoft Excel, you can, well, excel at data analysis. And <i>Excel Data Analysis For Dummies</i> can help, with clear and easy explanations of the mountain of features for creating, visualizing, and analyzing data. PivotTables, charts, what-if analysis, statistical functions&mdash;it's all in here, with examples and ideas for Excel users of all skill levels. <p>This latest edition covers the most recent updates to Excel and Microsoft 365. You'll beef up your data skills and learn powerful techniques for turning numbers into knowledge. For students, researchers, and business professionals, Excel is the spreadsheet and data application of choice&mdash;and Dummies is the best choice for learning how to make those numbers sing. <ul> <li>Learn how to use Excel's built-in data analysis features and write your own functions to explore patterns in your data</li> <li>Create striking charts and visualizations, and discover multiple ways to tell the stories hidden in the numbers</li> <li>Clean up large datasets and identify statistical operations that will answer your questions</li> <li>Perform financial calculations, database operations, and more&mdash;without leaving Excel</li> </ul> <p><i>Excel Data Analysis For Dummies</i> is the go-to resource for Excel users who are looking for better ways to crunch the numbers.

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Excel VBA Programming For Dummies

Published 02-02-2022

<b>Find out what Excel is capable of with this step-by-step guide to VBA</b> <p>Short of changing the tires on your car, Microsoft Excel can do pretty much anything. And the possibilities are even more endless when you learn to program with Excel Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Regardless of your familiarity with Excel VBA, <i>Excel VBA Programming For Dummies</i> can enhance your experience with the popular spreadsheet software. <p>Pretty soon, you'll be doing things you didn't think were possible in Excel, from automating processes to writing your own worksheet functions. You'll learn how to: <ul> <li>Understand the basic tools and operations of Visual Basic for Applications</li> <li>Create custom spreadsheet functions that make life easier for you and the people maintaining your spreadsheets</li> <li>Deal with errors and exceptions and eliminate the bugs in your code</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for anyone who's never even heard of <i>Excel VBA, Excel VBA Programming For Dummies</i> is also a fantastic resource for intermediate and advanced Excel users looking for a heads-up on the latest features and newest functionality of this simple yet powerful scripting language.

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Excel Workbook For Dummies

Published 01-19-2022

<b>Get practical walkthroughs for the most useful Excel features</b> <p>Looking for easy-to-understand, practical guidance on how to go from Excel newbie to number crunching pro? <i>Excel Workbook For Dummies</i> is the hands-on tutorial you've been waiting for. <p>This step-by-step guide is packed with exercises that walk you through the basic and advanced functions and formulas included in Excel. At your own speed, you'll learn how to enter data, format your spreadsheet, and apply the mathematical and statistical capabilities of the program. <p>Work through the book from start to finish or, if you'd prefer, jump right to the section that's giving you trouble, whether that's data visualization, macros, analysis, or anything else. You can also: <ul> <li>Brush up on and practice time-saving keyboard shortcuts for popular commands and actions</li> <li>Get a handle on multi-functional and practical pivot tables with intuitive practice exercises</li> <li>Learn to secure your data with spreadsheet password protections</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for new users of Excel, <i>Excel Workbook For Dummies</i> is also the ideal resource for those who know their way around a spreadsheet but need a refresher on some of the more advanced features of this powerful program.

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Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies

Published 01-19-2022

<p><b>Become a&nbsp;stats superstar&nbsp;by&nbsp;using&nbsp;Excel&nbsp;to&nbsp;reveal&nbsp;the&nbsp;powerful secrets&nbsp;of&nbsp;statistics&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Microsoft Excel&nbsp;offers&nbsp;numerous&nbsp;possibilities for statistical analysis&mdash;and you don&rsquo;t have to be a&nbsp;math wizard to unlock them. In&nbsp;<i>Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies,</i> fully updated for the 2021&nbsp;version of Excel,&nbsp;you&rsquo;ll&nbsp;hit the ground running with&nbsp;straightforward techniques&nbsp;and&nbsp;practical&nbsp;guidance&nbsp;to&nbsp;unlock the power of statistics in Excel.</p> <p>Bypass&nbsp;unnecessary jargon and skip right to&nbsp;mastering formulas, functions, charts,&nbsp;probabilities, distributions, and correlations.&nbsp;Written for&nbsp;professionals and students&nbsp;without&nbsp;a&nbsp;background in&nbsp;statistics or math, you&rsquo;ll&nbsp;learn to&nbsp;create, interpret, and translate statistics&mdash;and have fun doing it!&nbsp;</p> <p>In this book&nbsp;you&rsquo;ll find out how to:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Understand, describe,&nbsp;and&nbsp;summarize&nbsp;any kind of&nbsp;data, from sports stats to sales figures&nbsp;</li> <li>Confidently draw&nbsp;conclusions from your analyses, make&nbsp;accurate&nbsp;predictions, and&nbsp;calculate&nbsp;correlations&nbsp;</li> <li>Model the probabilities of future outcomes based on past data&nbsp;</li> <li>Perform statistical analysis on any platform: Windows, Mac,&nbsp;or iPad&nbsp;</li> <li>Access additional resources and practice templates through Dummies.com&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>For anyone&nbsp;who&rsquo;s&nbsp;ever wanted&nbsp;to unleash&nbsp;the full potential of&nbsp;statistical analysis in&nbsp;Excel&mdash;and impress&nbsp;your&nbsp;colleagues or classmates along the way&mdash;<i>Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies</i>&nbsp;walks you through&nbsp;the&nbsp;foundational concepts&nbsp;of analyzing statistics&nbsp;and the step-by-step&nbsp;methods you&nbsp;use to apply them.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p>

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Financial Modeling in Excel For Dummies

Published 01-19-2022

<p><b>Turn&nbsp;your&nbsp;financial data into insightful decisions with this straightforward guide to financial modeling with Excel&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Interested in learning how to build&nbsp;practical financial models and forecasts but concerned that you don&rsquo;t have the math&nbsp;skills&nbsp;or technical know-how?&nbsp;We&rsquo;ve got you covered!&nbsp;Financial&nbsp;decision-making&nbsp;has never been easier than with&nbsp;<i>Financial Modeling in Excel&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>.&nbsp;Whether you&nbsp;work at a mom-and-pop retail store or&nbsp;a multinational corporation, you can learn how to build budgets, project your profits into the future, model capital depreciation, value your assets, and more.&nbsp;</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll learn by doing&nbsp;as this book walks you through practical, hands-on exercises to help you build powerful models using&nbsp;just a regular version of Excel, which you&rsquo;ve probably already got on your PC.&nbsp;You&rsquo;ll also:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Master the tools and strategies&nbsp;that help you draw insights from numbers and data you&rsquo;ve already got&nbsp;</li> <li>Build a successful financial model from scratch, or work with and&nbsp;modify&nbsp;an existing one&nbsp;to your liking&nbsp;</li> <li>Create new and unexpected business strategies with the ideas and conclusions&nbsp;you&nbsp;generate&nbsp;with scenario analysis&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Don&rsquo;t go buying specialized software or hiring that&nbsp;expensive consultant when&nbsp;you don&rsquo;t need&nbsp;either&nbsp;one.&nbsp;If you&rsquo;ve got this book and a working version of Microsoft Excel, you&rsquo;ve got all the tools you need to build sophisticated and useful financial models in no time!&nbsp;</p>

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Excel Formulas & Functions For Dummies

Published 12-21-2021

<b>Unlock the power of Excel with a step-by-step roadmap to its formulas and functions</b> <p>There's a Swiss Army knife in your digital toolbox that can multiply your productivity and make you the smartest guy or gal in almost any room. It's called Microsoft Excel. <p>If you're like most people, you've barely scratched the surface of what this powerful tool's hundreds of built-in functions can do. But with a little help from <i>Excel Formulas & Functions For Dummies,</i> you'll soon be organizing, analyzing, and interpreting data like a pro. <p>For those who don't know the difference between a spreadsheet and a bedsheet, the book gets you up to speed with formula and function basics first. But you can also skip ahead to the fancy stuff and learn about working with probabilities, significance tests, and lookup functions. <p>This easy-to-use Excel formulas and functions survival guide shows you how to: <ul> <li>Work with financial functions like PMT, PPMT, NPER, RATE, and PV</li> <li>Calculate mean, median, mode, standard deviation, and many more statistical functions</li> <li>Troubleshoot formulas for common errors and validate your data to avoid mistakes</li> <li>Work with dates, times, logic operators, conditions, and basic and advanced mathematical functions</li> </ul> <p>You don't need a degree in data science or advanced mathematics to take advantage of the full functionality and flexibility of Microsoft Excel. Let <i>Excel Formulas & Functions For Dummies</i> show you how to transform this unassuming program into the most useful tool in your toolbox.

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Excel All-in-One For Dummies

Published 12-14-2021

<b>Excel-erate your productivity with the only guide you'll need to the latest versions of Microsoft Excel</b> <p>Microsoft Excel offers unsurpassed functionality and accessibility for data exploration and analysis to millions of users around the world. And learning to unlock its full potential is easier than you can imagine with help from <i>Excel All-in-One For Dummies.</i> <p>Follow along with Excel expert and veteran author Paul McFedries as he walks you through every feature and technique you <i>need</i> to know to get the most out of this powerful software. You'll learn how to design worksheets, use formulas and functions, collaborate with colleagues and review their work, create charts and graphics, manage and analyze data, and create macros. Plus, you'll discover all the capabilities Microsoft has included in the newest versions of Excel, including dark mode and accessibility features. <p>This indispensable reference allows you to: <ul> <li>Get a firm grasp of Excel basics with the book's step-by-step guides before moving on to more advanced topics, like data analysis</li> <li>Access up-to-date information on all the new versions of Excel, including the ones bundled with Microsoft 365, Office 2021, and the LTSC/Enterprise Edition</li> <li>Enjoy the convenience of a single, comprehensive resource detailing everything you need to know about Excel</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for people coming to Excel for the very first time, <i>Excel All-in-One For Dummies, Office 2021 Edition</i> is also a must-read resource for anyone looking for a refresher on foundational or advanced Excel techniques.

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