Microsoft© Office Excel© 2007 Step-by-step

by Curtis Frye
January 2007, 432 pages

* Learn how to use Office Excel 2007 by taking just the lessons you need or by working from cover to cover--you set the pace
* Includes coverage of all the fundamentals, including sorting and filtering information, working with workbooks and PivotTableR views, and using collaboration features
* Features easy-to-follow lessons and hands-on skill-building exercises
* Includes a companion CD with practice files and other resources
Excel provides an easy-to-use, powerful spreadsheet environment that helps you handle calculations and data more effectively. With Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Step by Step, youll learn all the ins and outs of working with Excel features, including the exciting new interface for this latest version of Office. This information-packed guide provides numbered steps and hands-on examples that show you how to get the most out of Excel. With this book, youll learn how to work with tools to make worksheet entry faster, make your Excel documents more attractive, present information visually with charts, sorting and filtering data, publish documents on the Web, and lots more. The companion CD provides all exercise source files so that you get hands-on with Excel right away.

The smart way to learn Office Excel 2007--one step at a time! Work at your own pace through the easy numbered steps, practice files on CD, helpful hints, and troubleshooting help to master the fundamentals of working with the latest version of Excel, including how to navigate the new user interface. You'll learn how to create a wide-variety of documents, how to present information visually with charts, and how to add graphics to your spreadsheets. You will discover how to work with features to make data entry faster, how sort and filter data, how to create dynamic lists with Pivot Tables, and even how to publish your documents to the Web--plus more! With STEP BY STEP, you can take just the lessons you need or work from cover to cover. Either way, you drive the instruction--building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Includes a companion CD with hands-on practice files.

About the Author

Curt Frye is a freelance writer and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Microsoft Office Excel. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and is the author of eight books from Microsoft Press, including Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Step by Step, Microsoft Office Access 2007 Plain & Simple, Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Plain & Simple, and Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 Step By Step. He has also written numerous articles for the Microsoft Work Essentials web site. Before beginning his writing career in June 1995, Curt spent four years with The MITRE Corporation as a defense trade analyst and one year as Director of Sales and Marketing for Digital Gateway Systems, an Internet service provider. Curt graduated from Syracuse University in 1990 with an honors degree in political science. When he's not writing, Curt is a professional improvisational comedian with ComedySportz Portland.