John Walkenbach's Favorite Excel Tips and Tricks Paperback – Jun 24 2005
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From the Back Cover
Want some advice from Mr. Spreadsheet? Here it is!
Nobody knows Excel like John Walkenbach. For this one-of-a-kind collection, he's handpicked over 200 of his favorite shortcuts, secrets, and workarounds for Excel 2000, 2002, and 2003. He'll help you tame automatic toolbars, create charts you thought were impossible, find what you need in Excel's help system, and deal with function arguments.
You'll learn to streamline routine procedures and create complex solutions. Build dynamic charts. Transform data with or without formulas. Troubleshoot common setup problems. Create custom add-ins, hide field buttons in a PivotChart, and control automatic functions. Record and run macros with workbooks. And more.
Mr. Spreadsheet knows how to make Excel work for you.
- Tip # 39 Creating a drop-down list in a cell
- Tip # 59 Setting up alternate row shading
- Tip # 96 Displaying a calendar in a range
- Tip # 118 Creating a picture chart
- Tip # 153 Reducing the size of a workbook
About the Author
John Walkenbach is a leading authority on spreadsheet software, and principal of J-Walk and Associates Inc., an Arizona–based consulting firm that specializes in spreadsheet application development. John is the author of about 40 spreadsheet books, and has written more than 300 articles and reviews for a variety of publications, including PC World, InfoWorld, PC Magazine, Windows, and PC/Computing. He also maintains a popular Internet Web site (The Spreadsheet Page, www.j-walk.com/ss), and is the developer of the Power Utility Pak, an award-winning add-in for Microsoft Excel. John graduated from the University of Missouri, and earned a Masters and PhD from the University of Montana.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
As the title implies, this book consists of a couple of hundred quick little things that mostly fall into the "I could have done that if I'd only thought that this was what I wanted to do" type. This includes things like wrapping text in a cell.
Some of the other points, like why does Excell take a credit card number and make the last digit a zero, fall into the obvious once you see the explanation.
This is not for the absolute beginner, you need to have some experience with Excell before you realize that you need the information that is here. For the advanced beginner to intermediate or even advanced user, the tips and tricks here will save you time and effort.
The book is practical in it's examples and in it's explanations. It's a general use book. It's a great spring board to Walkenbach's other, more thoroughly detailed books on charts, formulas, and VBA programming.
Excel is an amazing program that will astound you at what it can do--if only you took the opportunity to discover it's amazing assembly of tools.