By Loren Abdulezer

Spreadsheets became the de facto normal for speaking company details and the popular device for studying enterprise information. during this present weather, the accuracy and readability of spreadsheets are paramount. despite the fact that, busy managers have little time to sift via lots of reference books to extrapolate strategies for making polished spreadsheets. inspite of complete spreadsheets in hand, managers and company pros nonetheless want a publication which holds up a reflect to their actual global events and displays hidden flaws; after which takes your next step and publications the reader in particular how one can transform those severe records.

Excel top Practices for Business permits readers to check their paintings and ask severe questions. And as soon as requested, this publication additionally solutions with dynamic, sensible ways and gives Take-Aways extrapolated from actual occasions throughout a managerial spectrum, making this e-book extra mentor than reference. during this booklet, a severe desire is met.

Book Highlights:

  • XML in Microsoft place of work Excel 2003: completely new to Excel 2003 is significant help for XML, making Excel really internet able and net prepared. This publication presents large assurance of those new good points from a hands-on viewpoint. It identifies subtleties, gotchas and difficulties, and exhibits you functional ideas and workarounds.
  • SPREADSHEET PORTALS: This ebook introduces the subject of Spreadsheet Portals, which elevates spreadsheet practices for the Internet-ready software program to the subsequent point. apart from explaining the elemental options and rules of computing device purchaser Portals, top perform suggestions for construction your portal pages and reference implementations are supplied. those reference implementations, pattern spreadsheets, and on-line demos are supplied at the book's CD.
  • SPREADSHEET MAKEOVERS: What do you do while your supervisor or boss asks you to take over a fancy, spreadsheet-based software and ship out experiences each weeks? the individual that created the spreadsheet not works for the corporate. apart from a number of emails, there is no documentation. You examine the spreadsheet and also you locate it has flaws. by no means brain approximately solving the previous reviews; the recent ones are going to move out together with your identify on it. This document isn't your leading accountability. you don't have the time or assets to show this right into a complete venture, but you cannot have the funds for to depart it how it is. Excel top Practices for Business offers a step by step method of those "Mission most unlikely" occasions and walks you thru the stairs with absolutely labored out examples.
  • ASSISTIVE applied sciences: For the 1st time in a mainstream publication, the subject of getting ready available spreadsheets for people with disabilities is addressed. executive enterprises desiring to make digital info part 508 compliant and companies making a choice on to not alienate groups with exact wishes will locate the recommendations awarded precious. you are going to research from a hands-on point of view how you can manage and layout available spreadsheets for the visually impaired that would paintings with monitor Reader software program, tips on how to arrange reveal Reader software program, and the way to construct graphical parts that would paintings with display Readers. those practices are carried to the following point with the creation of Assistive Portals. this permits you to make spreadsheets available and stay away from having to change your unique spreadsheets. The Portal web page does all of the paintings. since it is desk pushed, there are not any formulation or scripts to change. contemplate how this may switch the economics of getting ready obtainable documents.

There are many extra themes in Excel most sensible Practices For Business together with: useful concepts for visualizing hard-to-present facts, incorporating "Smart facts" into your spreadsheets, the way to construct an information Overpass, quantification of uncertainty, conversion of mountains of legacy info into workable and helpful shape, spreadsheet auditing to validate the paintings of others, a hands-on method of operating with the Excel Solver device, spreadsheet building strategies via either uncomplicated layout and big, complicated functions. that allows you to locate approximately those and lots of different ideas lined, then Excel top Practices for Business is the precise guide!

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The formula: =SUM(B3:E12,D9:H20) would first evaluate the sum of B3:E12 (which is 10500), and then evaluate the sum of D9:H20 (which is 10003), and then add these together to get a total of 20503. So, if the numbers are represented more than once, they will be counted more than once. Figure 1-15: Overlapped regions can be double counted. Keyboard and cursor navigation tips Although the use of spreadsheets and the windowing environment is intuitive, people sometimes find it not so easy to manage large spreadsheets that may have many thousands of rows of data.

Just use your arrow keys on the keyboard to quickly pass over cells that should be identical. If one of them is different, the formula will not appear the same as the others. ◆ You begin to think about the relationship between cells visually. After all, one of the major appeals of using a spreadsheet is to visually spread out your numbers onto rows and columns, in much the same way as you would think about laying out cards and arranging them on a table. ◆ You think more clearly about your formulas.

Xls on your CD-ROM. You may also want to explore the FLOOR worksheet function (information on this can be searched from the Excel Help menu). Figure 1-21: Example computations involving rounding There is another function you need to know about. It’s called INT. As would be expected for positive numbers, it literally lops off the decimal digits. 9) becomes 2. Negative numbers are treated somewhat differently. They are chopped down to the next lower number. xls shows some examples of this. 9) returns -3 This is an important subtlety.

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