# Excel 2003 Formulas

ISBN: 978-0-7645-4073-8
864 pages
October 2003

## Description

Everything you need to know about
* Mastering operators, error values, naming techniques, and absolute versus relative references
* Debugging formulas and using the auditing tools
* Importing and exporting XML files and mapping the data to specific cells
* Using Excel 2003's rights management feature
* Working magic with array formulas
* Developing custom formulas to produce the results you need

Here's the formula for Excel excellence

Formulas are the lifeblood of spreadsheets, and no one can bring a spreadsheet to life like John Walkenbach. In this detailed reference guide, he delves deeply into understanding, creating, and applying formulas in everything from basic workbooks to charts, pivot tables, and more advanced Excel applications. He examines financial formulas, explores the many options made possible with array formulas, teaches you to develop custom worksheet functions with VBA, and much more. Once again, "Mr. Spreadsheet" will astound you with the breadth and depth of Excel's capacity.

CD-ROM Includes
* Trial version of the author's award-winning Power Utility Pak 5
* More than 90 sample workbooks illustrating key formula concepts
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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: Basic Information.

Chapter 1: Excel in a Nutshell.

Chapter 2: Basic Facts about Formulas.

Chapter 3: Working with Names.

Part II: Using Functions in Your Formulas.

Chapter 4: Introducing Worksheet Functions.

Chapter 5: Manipulating Text.

Chapter 6: Working with Dates and Times.

Chapter 7: Counting and Summing Techniques.

Chapter 8: Using Lookup Functions.

Chapter 9: Databases and Lists.

Chapter 10: Miscellaneous Calculations.

Part III: Financial Formulas.

Chapter 11: Introducing Financial Formulas.

Chapter 12: Discounting and Depreciation Financial Functions.

Chapter 13: Advanced Uses of Financial Functions and Formulas.

Part IV: Array Formulas.

Chapter 14: Introducing Arrays.

Chapter 15: Performing Magic with Array Formulas.

Part V: Miscellaneous Formula Techniques.

Chapter 16: Intentional Circular References.

Chapter 17: Charting Techniques.

Chapter 18: Pivot Tables.

Chapter 19: Conditional Formatting and Data Validation.

Chapter 20: Creating Megaformulas.

Chapter 21: Tools and Methods for Debugging Formulas.

Part VI: Developing Custom Worksheet Functions.

Chapter 22: Introducing VBA.

Chapter 23: Function Procedure Basics.

Chapter 24: VBA Programming Concepts.

Chapter 25: VBA Custom Function Examples.

Appendix A: Working with Imported 1-2-3 Files.

Appendix B: Excel Function Reference.

Appendix C: Using Custom Number Formats.

Appendix E: What’s on the CD-ROM.

Index.

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## Author Information

John Walkenbach, principal of JWalk and Associates Inc., is a leading authority on spreadsheet software and creator of the award-winning Power Utility Pak. He has written more than 30 spreadsheet books and over 300 articles and reviews for publications including PC World, InfoWorld, and Windows, and maintains the popular Spreadsheet Page at www.j-walk.com/ss.
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## Notes

All Wiley titles authored or co-authored by John Walkenbach
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