Starting off on the Right Foot * Basic Terminology * Creating, Saving, Opening, and Closing Workbooks and Worksheets * Navigating in Excel Within a Worksheet and Between Workbooks * Selecting Cells, Rows and Columns, Non-adjacent Cells * Editing, Updating, and Deleting Data Ways Available * Sheet Background, Name, Hiding, and Unhiding * Entering Formulas in Excel * Creating Charts the Basics Excel-lent Tips * Activating the Menus * Accessing the Toolbars with the Keyboard * Basic and Common Shortcut Keys * Twenty Terrific Excel Tips * Links for More Tips Formulas, Functions, and More * What Is a Formula and How Does It Work? * Introducing Array Formulas * Common Error Messages in Formulas * How are Functions Different from Formulas? * What are the Categories and Components of Functions? * Financial Functions * Date and Time Functions * Math, Trig, and Statistical Functions * Math and Trig functions * Database Functions * Text Functions * Logical Functions * Information Functions * Nesting Functions * Troubleshooting and Evaluating Formulas and Functions Data Management in Excel * Database Management the Basics * Data Management Functions Available in Excel * Sorting a Database * Filtering Data AutoFilter and Advanced Filter * Subtotals, Grouping and Outlining * Data Validation Feature * Converting Text to Columns / Importing Text Data * Sound Interesting? Advanced Data Management in Excel * Database Functions the Concept * Detailed Listing of Database Functions * Using Database Functions * Working with Data Tables * Creating and Managing Lists * Consolidation of Data * Importing External Data * Handling XML data * More Terrific Links * PivotTables, PivotCharts, and Reporting * Introducing PivotTables * When Should You Use a PivotTable? * Creating a PivotTable * Filtering and Modifying Fields within a PivotTable * Sorting Data and Listing Specific PivotTable Items * PivotTable Report Formatting Options * PivotTable Field Settings * Things You Should Know When Using PivotTables * Creating a PivotChart * Links for More Information Auditing Tools * Introducing Auditing Tools * Formula Auditing Toolbar * Error Checking Feature * Tracing Precedents * Tracing Dependents * Removing Tracing Arrows * Trace Error Option * New Comment / Edit Comment Option * Circling Invalid Data * Clearing Validation Circles * Showing Watch Window * Evaluate Formula Option * Tracking Changes Made to a Workbook * Viewing and Printing Formulas in Any Sheet * Viewing and Printing Comments and Errors Formatting and Printing Reports * Print Preview Options and Zooming * Controlling Print Selection, Page, Cells, and Copies * Setting, Removing Page Breaks; Page Break Preview * Print Area Setting, Clearing * Page Control Orientation, Size, Scaling, Quality * Alignment Control Margins, Centering Report * Headers and Footers, First Page Numbers * Controlling Sheet Properties During Printing * Printing Charts * Four More Topics Adding Interactivity and Publishing Reports on the Web * Saving as a Web Page * Publishing an Entire Workbook on a Web Page * Publishing One Worksheet / Range / Other Items * Publishing a Chart on a Web page * Publishing a PivotTable Report on a Web Page An Introduction to VBA * What Is a Macro and What Is It Used for? * Recording a Macro the Toolkit * Writing a Macro - the VBE Window * Running a Macro * Other Advanced Topics and Links Case Studies * Peter F Drucker s Advice to CEOs * Reviewing Projects and Their Profitability * Checking Delivery Schedules Using Gantt Charts * Comparing Excel Worksheets/Workbooks * Financial Analysis Models Creation and Automation * Having Your Own Menu Bar * Control Reports Using PivotTables * Using Conditional Statements for Reporting * Controlling Entry of Dates the Dating Problem! * Some Interesting Examples Goal Seek and Scenario Builder * Using Goal Seek * Using Scenario Builder * Other New Techniques and Developments One Journey Ends Another Begins * Appendix A Finding and Launching Excel * Appendix B Excel s Roots
P. K. Hari is a certified Master of Microsoft Excel and a featured expert with www.experts-exchange.com, a solutions forum for IT problems.