Advanced Excel Success

A Practical Guide to Mastering Excel
 
 
Apress
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 8. Dezember 2020
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 368 Seiten
978-1-4842-6466-9 (ISBN)
 
Explore advanced skills in Excel and gain an amazing array of tricks and tools to increase your productivity. This book discusses new techniques such as power functions, chart tricks, and many more to master Excel.


Advanced Excel Success starts with a few useful data tools in Excel followed by advanced formulas that will help you increase productivity. Here, you will learn power functions that aggregate, return ranges, and much more. Further, you will look at custom formatting tricks along with advanced charting tricks. These include automatically changing the color of key metrics, dynamically sorting chart data, and building creative labels.


Next, you will understand the role of Power Query which is one of the most important upgrades in Excel. Power Query is the Microsoft Data Connectivity and Data Preparation technology that enables business users to seamlessly access data stored in hundreds of data sources and reshape it to fit their needs, with an easy-to-use, engaging, and no-code user experience. Finally, you will learn Power Pivot which is a distinct feature in Excel that goes beyond spreadsheets.


After reading this book, you will be well equipped to work on Excel with its advanced features.


What You Will Learn

Work with the most useful data tools
Understand formulas and the ten power functions Use advanced chart and formatting tricks and techniques for dynamic and effective visuals
Work with power tools

Who This Book Is For


Excel users looking to take the next step to expert level.
1st ed
  • Englisch
  • CA
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 358 s/w Abbildungen
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  • 358 Illustrations, black and white; XVIII, 349 p. 358 illus.
  • Höhe: 254 mm
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  • Breite: 178 mm
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  • Dicke: 19 mm
  • 692 gr
978-1-4842-6466-9 (9781484264669)
10.1007/978-1-4842-6467-6
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Alan is a Microsoft MVP, Excel trainer, YouTuber, and freelance writer. He has been helping people in Excel for over 20 years. He loves training and the joy he gets from knowing he is making people's working lives easier.

Alan runs his own blog - Computergaga - and writes for multiple other websites. His YouTube channel has over 500 videos and over 24 million views. He organizes a monthly Excel meetup in London where the Excel community learns, shares, and enjoys each other's company.

¿Chapter 1: Excel Tricks and Data Tools

Chapter Goal: A look at the most useful Data tools in Excel.

No of pages: 40

This chapter shows tricks and Excel tools to boost productivity. Features such as Text to Columns and Find and Replace that are known by many Excel users. But not a way shown in this chapter. It also covers some lesser known Data tools.

Chapter 2: The 10 Power Functions of Excel

Chapter Goal: Learn advanced Excel formulas like never before understanding them intimately. Then covering the 10 power functions behind dynamic reports and Excel models with 'real world' examples.

No of pages: 60

The chapter begins looking at ranges and Boolean expressions in detail. Functions are then categorised - some aggregate, some return ranges. We then move into the power functions and get creative with scenarios they can be used.

Chapter 3: Advanced Formatting Techniques

Chapter Goal: Learn advanced formatting tricks to add more meaning to your data.

No of pages: 30

This chapter will start with some advanced Conditional Formatting techniques. And then take formatting up another step with some very creative uses and unleash the power of Custom Formatting.

Chapter 4: Advanced Chart Tricks

Chapter Goal: Learn advanced chart tricks to make them pop.

No of pages: 40

This chapter will cover a variety of advanced charting tricks. These include automatically changing the color of key metrics, dynamically sort chart data and make them time relative and build creative labels.

Chapter 5: Power Query - You Will Never Work the Same Way

Chapter Goal: To understand the role of Power Query and how it will change the way you work with data.

No of pages: 60

This chapter is a guide to Power Query, one of the most important upgrades in Excel history. The chapter walks through several examples using Power Query to streamline coming data tasks and preparing data for analysis.

Chapter 6: Power Pivot - The Internal Data Model of Excel

Chapter Goal: An introduction guide to Power Pivot.

No of pages: 60

This chapter is a guide to Power Pivot, a feature that goes beyond the Excel spreadsheet. With Power Pivot we can store huge volumes of data, model it and perform powerful calculations. This is all covered in the chapter.

Explore advanced skills in Excel and gain an amazing array of tricks and tools to increase your productivity. This book discusses new techniques such as power functions, chart tricks, and many more to master Excel.
Advanced Excel Success starts with a few useful data tools in Excel followed by advanced formulas that will help you increase productivity. Here, you will learn power functions that aggregate, return ranges, and much more. Further, you will look at custom formatting tricks along with advanced charting tricks. These include automatically changing the color of key metrics, dynamically sorting chart data, and building creative labels.

Next, you will understand the role of Power Query which is one of the most important upgrades in Excel. Power Query is the Microsoft Data Connectivity and Data Preparation technology that enables business users to seamlessly access data stored in hundreds of data sources and reshape it to fit their needs, with an easy-to-use, engaging, and no-code user experience. Finally, you will learn Power Pivot which is a distinct feature in Excel that goes beyond spreadsheets.

After reading this book, you will be well equipped to work on Excel with its advanced features.

You will:

- Work with the most useful data tools
- Understand formulas and the ten power functions
- Use advanced chart and formatting tricks and techniques for dynamic and effective visuals
- Work with power tools

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