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Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Inside Out [Paperback]

Craig Stinson , Mark Dodge
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Jan. 17 2007 073562321X 978-0735623217 1

You’re beyond the basics, so dive in and really put your spreadsheet skills to work! This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Excel 2007—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery!

  • Learn expert techniques for designing powerful spreadsheets
  • Apply built-in functions—or write your own—and carry out complex calculations
  • Use rich charting capabilities and new SmartArt graphics to visually represent data
  • Perform sophisticated data analysis: financial, statistical, and “what-if”
  • Design PivotTable reports to dynamically analyze data
  • Share spreadsheets and collaborate with colleagues—and control access to sensitive data
  • Link and embed Excel data into other documents
  • Create macros with Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications

  • CD includes:
    • Fully searchable eBook
    • Sample spreadsheets from inside the book
    • Add-ins and other resources to help you extend Microsoft Office programs
    • Links to demos, user communities, and product support
    • References for finding Excel 2003 commands in Excel 2007
    • Windows Vista Product Guide eReference and other eBooks


    • For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

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Mark Dodge has coauthored several popular books on Excel, including Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Inside Out. He is a former senior technical writer for the Microsoft Office User Assistance group. Craig Stinson is a computer journalist and author. He has written or coauthored more than 20 books, including Microsoft Windows XP Inside Out, Deluxe Edition and Windows Vista Inside Out.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great book, but not for indicated audience June 27 2007
Format:Paperback
The back of this book lists it's applicability as "Intermediate/Advanced". This is incorrect as there is absolutely nothing advanced in the entire book.

The first 700 pages can easily be viewed as beginner material. Very well written beginner material, but still beginner.

About 1/4 of the pivot table chapter (the last quarter) would be what I would consider intermediate.

The chapters on external data, again, are presented at an intermediate level. The chapters on Collaborating are beginner to intermediate level. The VBA chapters manage to be superficial and intermediate at the same time. Not an easy feat!

The final part, again, beginner to intermediate.

Very well written, clear, and good examples. A great beginners book. But if you are truly looking for an 'intermediate/advanced' book on Excel (as the back cover suggests), you had best look elsewhere.
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you need to go beyond the Dummies publications April 27 2008
By Crystal - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I had the Dummies publication to start me off on Excel 2007. I was familiar with 2003, but 2007 with its "ribbon" threw me off because the commands were in different places. Plus there are some new bells and whistles for 2007. I needed to finish a project for work and figure out ways I could work within the security/systems constraints and this book did it for me. Most of the other books didn't have enough detail to solve my problem. Not a perfect book and Excel and the other Office applications have gotten so sophisticated I don't think any book cover possible cover everything, but if you need to go beyond Dummies, consider this publication as an overall guide to assist you with Excel 2007.
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good information, poor quality control July 6 2008
By R. Beerbower - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The information presented in the book is quite detailed, and generally on the money in showing me what I need to know. I hit a problem with chapter 6 though. At first it looked like half the chapter was missing. On further investigation pages 131-162 are out of order. The pages run from 1 - 130, 163 - 194, 131 - 162, and then 195 and on. I'm returning the book to Amazon for replacement. Otherwise I'm quite happy with the book
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book Oct. 24 2008
By Andy757 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I love this book. It is very detailed and very well structured. A must have if you are new to Excel 2007 (which is different than the previous versions but 100 times better and easier to use).
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Excel Reference Jan. 14 2009
By John A. Durant - Published on Amazon.com
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Complete rundown of the 2007 features with solid explanations. I would call this a thinking person's manual in that there is a certain level of technical expertise assumed. My wife has taken a job where she has been asked to provide some more elegant solutions for existing docuemnts. So far the book has not failed her.
43 of 57 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than Jelen for Minutae May 18 2007
By Brews - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
To parallel my review of "Special Edition: Using Excel 2007", let me consider the same examples.

1. Cursor motion: complete discussion on p. 136 under Data Entry: no reference in the index, however.
2. File properties: not discussed, but correct information given in the "Menu to Ribbon Command Reference, Appendix A" p. 909
3. Single data point label on a chart: Procedure on p. 624
4. Setting Maximum Iterations and Maximum Change for Goal Seek: p. 601
5. How to access Solver once installed: p. 603

So all these annoying omissions in "Special Edition" are corrected here. That leads me to think this book is preferable to "Special Edition" for many minutae.

However, its index is not great, and many topics are given only short discussion. For example, the discussion of "Naming a Formula" (p. 448) is only a paragraph, while Jelen has a five-page discussion with several examples to show its utility (pp. 857-862).
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