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Excel 2007: Introduction to Formulas and Functions

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Demonstrates how to build various arithmetic and statistical analysis formulas and use Excel's built-in functions.

Excel 2007: Introduction to Formulas and Functions shows how to build impressive spreadsheets with the application's built-in capabilities. Excel expert and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Curt Frye shares his vast knowledge of Excel, demonstrating how to build various arithmetic and statistical analysis formulas. Curt explains how to summarize values in sets of cells, create conditional formulas using IF and other related functions, and use validation rules to make data entry more accurate. He even teaches how to search for data within a list or table using the VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions. Exercise files accompany this course.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Introducing Excel 2007 Functions and Formulas
  • Familiarizing yourself with functions and formulas
  • Creating a formula
  • Introducing arithmetic operators
  • Using cell references in formulas
  • Copying and pasting formulas and values
  • Editing a formula
  • Getting help using Excel functions
2. Creating Basic Summary Formulas
  • Creating a SUM or AVERAGE formula
  • Creating an AutoSum formula
  • Creating MIN, MAX, MEDIAN, and MODE formulas
  • Creating formulas to count cells
  • Creating formulas to summarize cells conditionally
  • Summarizing data on the Status bar
  • Rounding cell values up and down
3. Sorting and Filtering PivotTable Data
  • Summarizing data using named ranges
  • Creating a dynamic named range
  • Editing and deleting named ranges
  • Summarizing list data by creating subtotals
  • Grouping and outlining list data
  • Summarizing data using an Excel table
  • Referring to Excel table cells in formulas
  • Finding data using VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP formulas
4. Preparing Data for Analysis in Excel
  • Importing data into Excel
  • Connecting to an external data source
  • Cleaning up data imported into Excel
  • Creating data validation rules
  • Using lists to limit values entered into a cell
5. Auditing Worksheet Formulas
  • Managing Excel formula error indicators
  • Identifying and tracing errors
  • Tracing formula precedents and dependents
  • Evaluating Excel formulas step by step
  • Watching cell values
6. Performing What-If Analysis
  • Creating scenarios and applying them to an Excel worksheet
  • Editing, deleting, and summarizing scenarios
  • Creating a single-input data table
  • Creating a double-input data table
  • Finding target values using Goal Seek
  • Goodbye

Taught by

Curt Frye

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