Everything you need to know to get started with Microsoft Excel
Excel is one of the most powerful and versatile tools in Microsoft's Office suite, combining some serious statistical firepower with a delicate graphical touch that can animate the driest data and help you draw meaningful conclusions from your numbers. Whether you're keeping track of inventory, managing stock portfolios, calculating your profit and loss for the year or simply taming the bills with a budget, Excel has every tool you need. In this guide, we walk you through the basics, showing you the differences between the Mac and Windows interfaces so that you can follow our tutorials no matter what kind of computer you're using, and then start to show you the real potential of Excel. We demystify formulas and teach you how to harness their power. We show you how to put some pizzazz into presentations by throwing up attractive graphs and charts. Finally, we help you explore your data and find out what it's really trying to tell you.
Getting Started - Create your first Excel workbook
Using Formulas - Let Excel do the hard work for you
Formatting Data - Add some creative flair to your spreadsheets
Exploring Data - Uncover the secrets of data analysis
Visualising Data - Improve your presentations with diagrams and charts
Going Further - Discover how to expand Excel's functionality