Excel 2007 For Dummies

by Greg Harvey
October 2003, 408 pages

You'll discover how to:
* Rearrange, delete and insert new information
* Keep track of and organize data in a single worksheet
* Transfer data between the sheets of different workbooks
* Create a chart using the data in a worksheet
* Add hyperlinks and graphics to worksheets
* And more!
Plus, in keeping with Excel 2007's more graphical and colorful look, Excel 2007 for Dummies has taken on some color of its own, with full-color plates in the mid-section of the book illustrating exactly what you'll see on your screen. Whether you read it from cover to cover or skip to the sections that answer your specific questions, the simple guidance in this book will have you excelling at home or in the office no time.

In keeping with Excel's more graphical and colorful look and feel, Excel 2007 For Dummies has taken on some color of its own (just take a gander at those color plates in the mid-section of the book) and now starts off with a definitive introduction to the new user Ribbon interface. This chapter is written both for those of you for whom Excel is a completely new experience and those of you who have had some experience with the old pull-down menu and multi-toolbar Excel interface who are now faced with the seemingly daunting task of getting comfortable with a whole new user experience. Excel 2007 For Dummies covers all the fundamental techniques you need to know in order to create, edit, format, and print your own worksheets.

In addition to showing you around the worksheet, this book also exposes you to the basics of charting, creating data lists, and performing data analysis. Keep in mind, though, that this book just touches on the easiest ways to get a few things done with these features - I make no attempt to cover charting, data lists, or data analysis in the same definitive way as spreadsheets. This book concentrates on spreadsheets because spreadsheets are what most regular folks create with Excel.
* With more than 2.5 million copies in print of previous editions, Excel For Dummies is the one indispensable guide to Excel, and this updated edition has been completely rewritten to reflect extensive changes in Excel 2007
* Readers discover the notable changes to Microsoft Office, such as the complete redesign of the interface to emphasize tasks, a more graphical interface, easier document searching, and more
* Shows how to create and edit worksheets, enter formulas, create and edit charts, insert graphs, design database forms, and use seek-and-find options
* Demonstrates how to add hyperlinks to worksheets, save worksheets as Web pages, add existing worksheet data to an existing Web page, and send worksheets via e-mail
* Places a special emphasis on the changes to collaboration and application servers

Author Information:

Greg Harvey has authored tons of computer books, the most recent being Excel Workbook For Dummies and Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 For Dummies, and the most popular being Excel 2003 For Dummies and Excel 2003 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies. He started out training business users on how to use IBM personal computers and their attendant computer software in the rough and tumble days of DOS, WordStar, and Lotus 1-2-3 in the mid-80s of the last century. After working for a number of independent training firms, Greg went on to teach semester-long courses in spreadsheet and database management software at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
His love of teaching has translated into an equal love of writing. For Dummies books are, of course, his all-time favorites to write because they enable him to write to his favorite audience: the beginner. They also enable him to use humor (a key element to success in the training room) and, most delightful of all, to express an opinion or two about the subject matter at hand.
Greg received his doctorate degree in Humanities in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Asian Studies and Comparative Religion last May. Everyone is glad that Greg was finally able to get out of school before he retired.