This Excel 2013 book is very, very different to any other computer book you have ever read. The Smart Method provides an entirely new and better way to learn Excel 2013. Here are just four of the many ways in which this book is unique: The book will equip you with excellent Excel 2013 skills, good enough to impress any employer, but it doesn't confuse by attempting to teach skills that are not common in the workplace. Only users who have advanced requirements need progress to the Expert Skills book. Instruction is logically structured into sessions and lessons. While this makes the book ideal for self-instruction, you can also use it to run your own, highly effective, adult training courses. Every lesson is presented on two facing sheets of A4 paper (the pages are much bigger than in any other Excel book).Each lesson has a sample file that models a real-world business problem. The advanced teaching method used in this book will enable you to master Excel in a fraction of the time needed when learning from conventional text books. You'll immediately appreciate the value and relevance of each skill as it is taught. Both IT professionals and absolute beginners will love this book because it avoids needless technical jargon and concisely explains everything you need in a simple and no-nonsense way. Amongst other things you'll learn how to:Use the new Excel 2013 Flash Fill feature to split, concatenate and format text and date valuesUse the new Excel 2013 Apps to add new functionality to worksheetsUse the new Excel 2013 Cloud Computing features to share dataCreate stunning, professional, presentation-quality chartsUse the Themes feature to create visually excellent worksheets Use the Versions feature to recover lost dataUse AutoFill to create textual and numeric seriesHide and show rows, columns and entire worksheetsCreate your own formulasUse Excel functions the professional way using Formula AutoCompleteUnderstand absolute, relative and mixed cell referencesCreate cross-worksheet formulasAdd trend lines and moving averages to charts to forecast future valuesUse Sparklines to visually represent large data sets Bring your data alive with Visualizations Create custom conditional formatting rules with the Rules Manager Streamline your work by creating your own custom templatesCreate both textual and graphical cell commentsCompanies who have taken Smart Method courses include:AOL Time Warner, The United States Army, Daimler Chrysler, Motorola, HSBC, Barclays, American Express, Allied Irish Banks, Imperial Tobacco, Volvo, The BBC, British Petroleum, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Unilever, The Institute of Chartered Accountants, The Ministry of Defence, Keele University, Deutsche Bank, HBOS, Transport For London, The Performing Rights Society, Scottish Power, The Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman, BAE Systems, RBS, Marks & Spencer, Virgin, O2, BMW... and many, many others.
Author: Mike Smart