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Excel 2013 Formulas

John Walkenbach

ISBN: 978-1-118-49044-0 April 2013 864 Pages


Maximize the power of Excel 2013 formulas with this must-have Excel reference

John Walkenbach, known as "Mr. Spreadsheet," is a master at deciphering complex technical topics and Excel formulas are no exception. This fully updated book delivers more than 800 pages of Excel 2013 tips, tricks, and techniques for creating formulas that calculate, developing custom worksheet functions with VBA, debugging formulas, and much more.

  • Demonstrates how to use all the latest features in Excel 2013
  • Shows how to create financial formulas and tap into the power of array formulas
  • Serves as a guide to using various lookup formulas, working with conditional formatting, and developing custom functions
  • Shares proven solutions for handling typical (and not-so-typical) Excel formula challenges
  • Includes links to the "Mr. Spreadsheet" website, which contains all the templates and worksheets used in the book, plus access to John Walkenbach's award-winning Power Utility Pak.

From charts to PivotTables and everything in between, Excel 2013 Formulas is your formula for Excel success.

Introduction 1

PART I: Basic Information

Chapter 1: Excel in a Nutshell 9

Chapter 2: Basic Facts about Formulas 33

Chapter 3: Working with Names 61

PART II: Using Functions in Your Formulas

Chapter 4: Introducing Worksheet Functions 105

Chapter 5: Manipulating Text 123

Chapter 6: Working with Dates and Times 149

Chapter 7: Counting and Summing Techniques 187

Chapter 8: Using Lookup Functions 221

Chapter 9: Working with Tables and Lists 243

Chapter 10: Miscellaneous Calculations 283

PART III: Financial Formulas

Chapter 11: Borrowing and Investing Formulas 307

Chapter 12: Discounting and Depreciation Formulas 327

Chapter 13: Financial Schedules 345

PART IV: Array Formulas

Chapter 14: Introducing Arrays 369

Chapter 15: Performing Magic with Array Formulas 395

PART V: Miscellaneous Formula Techniques

Chapter 16: Importing and Cleaning Data 421

Chapter 17: Charting Techniques 449

Chapter 18: Pivot Tables 493

Chapter 19: Conditional Formatting 545

Chapter 20: Using Data Validation 571

Chapter 21: Creating Megaformulas 583

Chapter 22: Tools and Methods for Debugging Formulas 601

PART VI: Developing Custom Worksheet Functions

Chapter 23: Introducing VBA 629

Chapter 24: Function Procedure Basics 643

Chapter 25: VBA Programming Concepts 665

Chapter 26: VBA Custom Function Examples 701

PART VII: Appendixes

Appendix A: Excel Function Reference 751

Appendix B: Using Custom Number Formats 769

Index 791

Examples from the book