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Excel 2007: Advanced Formulas and Functions
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Excel 2007: Advanced Formulas and Functions

with Dennis Taylor

Video: Welcome

(Music playing.) Hello! I am Dennis Taylor and I am pleased to present Excel 2007 Advanced Formulas and Functions. If you are like most Excel users, you want to know more about this software. You used some of the other 300-plus functions, but you realize that you might be missing something. Shouldn't there be a better way to do what it is you are doing? In this course, I'll show you practical examples of some of the advanced formulas and functions in Excel to make you more confident as you work with your data.
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  1. 2m 37s
    1. Welcome
      1m 30s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 7s
  2. 44m 29s
    1. Using the entire row/column references
      4m 1s
    2. Copying column formulas instantly
      4m 56s
    3. Converting formulas to values with a simple drag
      4m 39s
    4. Creating 3D formulas to gather data from multiple sheets
      6m 6s
    5. Updating values without formulas
      3m 34s
    6. Showing all formulas with a single command
      4m 52s
    7. Highlighting formulas with two clicks
      4m 25s
    8. Simplifying debugging formulas
      5m 36s
    9. Creating range names to enhance readability
      6m 20s
  3. 21m 0s
    1. Understanding and using basic Excel functions
      9m 43s
    2. Using common functions: SUM, AVERAGE, MAX, and MIN
      5m 58s
    3. Using and extending AutoSum
      5m 19s
  4. 18m 23s
    1. Exploring IF logical tests and using relational operators
      5m 46s
    2. Creating and expanding the use of nested IFs
      5m 43s
    3. Using the AND, OR, and NOT functions with IF to create compound logical tests
      6m 54s
  5. 40m 48s
    1. Looking up information with VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP
      5m 56s
    2. Using VLOOKUP for approximate matches
      7m 38s
    3. Using VLOOKUP for exact matches
      4m 59s
    4. Nesting Lookup functions
      3m 28s
    5. Finding table-like information within a function with CHOOSE
      4m 2s
    6. Locating data with MATCH
      5m 35s
    7. Retrieving information by location with INDEX
      2m 33s
    8. Using MATCH and INDEX together
      6m 37s
  6. 12m 32s
    1. Tabulating information on a single criterion with COUNTIF, SUMIF, and AVERAGEIF
      6m 14s
    2. Tabulating information on multiple criteria with COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, and AVERAGEIFS
      6m 18s
  7. 13m 12s
    1. Finding the middle value with MEDIAN
      2m 54s
    2. Ranking data without sorting with RANK
      4m 51s
    3. Finding the magnitude data with LARGE and SMALL
      2m 11s
    4. Tabulating blank cells with COUNTBLANK
      3m 16s
  8. 25m 16s
    1. Understanding Excel date/time capabilities in formulas
      10m 36s
    2. Identifying the day of the week with WEEKDAY
      4m 16s
    3. Counting working days with NETWORKDAYS
      3m 12s
    4. Determining a completion date with WORKDAY
      4m 51s
    5. Tabulating date/time differences with DATEDIF
      2m 21s
  9. 25m 40s
    1. Working with rounding functions
      11m 30s
    2. Finding the remainder with MOD
      4m 19s
    3. Building random number generators with RAND and RANDBETWEEN
      5m 52s
    4. Converting a value between measurement systems with CONVERT
      3m 59s
  10. 27m 48s
    1. Extending formula capabilities with Arrays
      7m 40s
    2. Counting unique entries in a range with an Array formula
      4m 44s
    3. Determining frequency distributions with FREQUENCY
      3m 39s
    4. Flipping row/column orientation with TRANSPOSE
      3m 28s
    5. Building analysis via regression techniques with TREND and GROWTH
      2m 38s
    6. Combining multiple functions in arrays
      5m 39s
  11. 39m 4s
    1. Locating and extracting data with FIND and MID
      7m 49s
    2. Extracting specific data with LEFT and RIGHT
      3m 12s
    3. Removing excess spaces with TRIM
      4m 33s
    4. Using CONCATENATE with functions
      4m 59s
    5. Adjusting case within cells with PROPER, UPPER, and LOWER
      3m 48s
    6. Adjusting character content with REPLACE and SUBSTITUTE
      5m 51s
    7. Reviewing additional text functions
      8m 52s
  12. 15m 3s
    1. Calculating payments with PMT
      6m 52s
    2. Finding future values with FV
      5m 25s
    3. Determining total amount of future payments with PV
      2m 46s
  13. 30m 38s
    1. Working with the IS information functions
      5m 40s
    2. Using error-checking functions: ISERR, ISERROR, IFERROR
      8m 14s
    3. Getting data from remote cells with OFFSET
      5m 50s
    4. Returning references with INDIRECT
      10m 54s
  14. 39s
    1. Goodbye
      39s

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In Excel 2007: Advanced Formulas and Functions, author and trainer Dennis Taylor demystifies some of the most challenging of the 300+ formulas and functions in Excel and shows how to put them to their best use. Dennis starts with a review of the more basic, building-block functions, and a few critical keyboard shortcuts that will speed up working with Excel data, even on multiple sheets. He then covers how to perform advanced searching and data retrieval with Lookup functions, tabulate and sort data with counting and statistical functions, format data with text and math functions, and even work with financial data using advanced formulas. Dennis focuses on practical examples that will help users easily transition to using these formulas and functions in real-world scenarios. Exercise files accompany this course.

Topics include:
  • Referencing, copying, updating, and converting formulas
  • Using the logical functions and creating compound logic tests
  • Searching for and matching data based on specific criteria
  • Formatting cell data using functions
  • Calculating dates, times, and days of the week
  • Analyzing mathematical and financial data
Subjects:
Business Spreadsheets
Software:
Excel
Author:
Dennis Taylor

Welcome

(Music playing.) Hello! I am Dennis Taylor and I am pleased to present Excel 2007 Advanced Formulas and Functions. If you are like most Excel users, you want to know more about this software. You used some of the other 300-plus functions, but you realize that you might be missing something. Shouldn't there be a better way to do what it is you are doing? In this course, I'll show you practical examples of some of the advanced formulas and functions in Excel to make you more confident as you work with your data.

I'll start by giving you some great shortcuts and tips to speed your work in Excel, then a quick review of the basic functions as a foundation. I'll show you the powerful If function and a variety of LOOKUP functions, including VLOOKUP, Match and Index to help you find exactly what you are looking for. You'll see how to use some vital Math and Financial functions and how to work with the very useful Date functions to analyze data in a variety of ways. I'll teach you how to use powerful Array formulas and functions to expand your analytical powers, and use a few indispensable text functions to organize your data.

Finally, I'll show you a dazzling technique for creating multi-tiered pick-lists via the obscure Indirect function. With this wealth of tips and practical examples, I know you'll be ready to tackle more Excel challenges in ways you never thought possible. So let's get started working on Excel 2007 Advanced Formulas and Functions.

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