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Excel X for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide

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Excel X for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide


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  • NEW - Online Teacher's Editions—Selected Visual QuickStart Guides will have an annotated Teacher's Edition available in PDF format online at Peachpit's Academic Resource Area. The Teacher's Editions will include learning objectives, review questions, suggested projects and exercises, and teaching tips.
    • Uniquely tailored for classroom use, instructors will have the entire QuickStart text online as well as valuable added support. Ex.___

  • Task-based—Information is broken down into concise, one- and two-page tasks.
    • Allows students to learn the most important tasks of a program or operating system and get right to work on any project. Ex.___

  • Step-by-Step—Numbered, easy-to-follow instructions.
    • Succinct numbered instructions provide a logical approach to learning tasks. Ex.___

  • Visual Reference—Plenty of screen shots illustrate the step-by-step instructions.
    • Visually demonstrates and reinforces the instructions for a particular task as the students work at their computers. Ex.___

  • Quick Reference Tabs—Tabs on each page identify the task.
    • Easy for the instructors and students to find a particular task and makes these texts useful after the course ends. Ex.___

  • Shaded sidebars.
    • Sections that call attention to important features and additional helpful information. Ex.___

  • Tips.
    • Highlighted through the book offer author advice, time-saving shortcuts, and pointers for students who want a further understanding of the program. Ex.___

  • Industry-leading Authors.
    • Many of the authors are industry-leading teachers, writers, and designers, providing students with expert, professional training. Ex.___

  • Value-priced.
    • All Visual QuickStart Guides are reasonably priced, making them an affordable option for learning multiple software programs. Ex.___


  • Copyright 2002
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9"
  • Pages: 336
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-201-75842-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-201-75842-9

Excel X for Mac OS X is the model OS X app, from its Aqua interface to its complete support for OS X's modern architecture. In Excel X for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide, author Maria Langer, veteran Mac writer and consultant, walks you through all that's new and noteworthy in Microsoft's spreadsheet powerhouse, dispensing lots of expert tips along the way.

Maria knows you're a busy professional. That's why Excel X for Mac OS X: VQS was designed to let you learn as you work. Use it as a quick-reference guide: Just look up a topic in the index--or use the page tabs to thumb to it--then follow the simple, concise steps and check your results against the accompanying screenshots. Newcomers can treat the book as a step-by-step introduction to Excel, starting with the basics, then moving on to more advanced techniques, such as inserting objects and multimedia events, creating charts and graphs, and publishing spreadsheets to the Web.


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Table of Contents


 1. The Excel Workplace.

 2. Worksheet Basics.

 3. Editing Worksheets.

 4. Working with Files.

 5. Using Functions in Formulas.

 6. Formatting Cells.

 7. Working with Graphic Objects.

 8. Creating Charts.

 9. Printing.

10. Working with Lists.

11. Working with Others.

12. Using Other Applications.

13. Advanced Techniques.

14. Web Pages & Hyperlinks.

15. Setting Excel Preferences.

Appendix A: Menus & Shortcut Keys.

Appendix B: Function Reference.



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