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Excel 2010: Advanced Formulas and Functions

with Dennis Taylor

Video: Welcome

Provides formula examples and demystifies some of the nearly 400 functions in Excel.
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  1. 1m 49s
    1. Welcome
      1m 25s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 47m 12s
    1. Using the entire row/column references
      5m 43s
    2. Copying column formulas instantly
      4m 35s
    3. Converting formulas to values with a simple drag
      5m 10s
    4. Creating 3D formulas to gather data from multiple sheets
      5m 17s
    5. Updating values without formulas
      4m 25s
    6. Displaying and highlighting formulas
      7m 15s
    7. Simplifying debugging formulas
      6m 29s
    8. Enhancing readability with range names
      8m 18s
  3. 22m 32s
    1. Reviewing function basics
      7m 12s
    2. Using and extending AutoSum
      4m 55s
    3. Using absolute and relative references
      4m 52s
    4. Using mixed references
      5m 33s
  4. 16m 39s
    1. Exploring IF logical tests and using relational operators
      4m 43s
    2. Creating and expanding the use of nested IF statements
      4m 47s
    3. Using the AND, OR, and NOT functions with IF to create compound logical tests
      7m 9s
  5. 41m 1s
    1. Looking up information with VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP
      4m 27s
    2. Finding approximate matches with VLOOKUP
      6m 22s
    3. Finding exact matches with VLOOKUP
      4m 21s
    4. Nesting LOOKUP functions
      5m 51s
    5. Finding table-like information within a function with CHOOSE
      3m 51s
    6. Locating data with MATCH
      5m 3s
    7. Retrieving information by location with INDEX
      4m 51s
    8. Using MATCH and INDEX together
      6m 15s
  6. 12m 27s
    1. Tabulating information on a single criterion with COUNTIF, SUMIF, and AVERAGEIF
      4m 49s
    2. Tabulating information on multiple criteria with COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, and AVERAGEIFS
      7m 38s
  7. 11m 35s
    1. Finding the middle value with MEDIAN
      1m 35s
    2. Ranking data without sorting with RANK
      4m 50s
    3. Finding the magnitude data with LARGE and SMALL
      1m 46s
    4. Tabulating blank cells with COUNTBLANK
      3m 24s
  8. 23m 27s
    1. Understanding Excel date/time capabilities in formulas
      7m 18s
    2. Identifying the day of the week with WEEKDAY
      6m 2s
    3. Counting working days with NETWORKDAYS
      3m 5s
    4. Determining a completion date with WORKDAY
      2m 24s
    5. Tabulating date/time differences with DATEDIF
      4m 38s
  9. 25m 37s
    1. Working with rounding functions
      8m 4s
    2. Finding the remainder with MOD and using MOD with conditional formatting
      4m 42s
    3. Building random number generators with RAND and RANDBETWEEN
      4m 42s
    4. Converting a value between measurement systems with CONVERT
      3m 7s
    5. Using the powerful new AGGREGATE function to bypass errors and hidden data
      5m 2s
  10. 27m 16s
    1. Extending formula capabilities with arrays
      7m 12s
    2. Counting unique entries in a range with an array formula
      4m 46s
    3. Determining frequency distributions with FREQUENCY
      3m 6s
    4. Flipping row/column orientation with TRANSPOSE
      4m 38s
    5. Building analysis via regression techniques with TREND and GROWTH
      3m 7s
    6. Combining multiple functions in arrays
      4m 27s
  11. 36m 11s
    1. Locating and extracting data with FIND and MID
      6m 18s
    2. Extracting specific data with LEFT and RIGHT
      3m 2s
    3. Removing excess spaces with TRIM
      5m 42s
    4. Using CONCATENATE with functions
      4m 24s
    5. Adjusting case within cells with PROPER, UPPER, and LOWER
      4m 17s
    6. Adjusting character content with REPLACE and SUBSTITUTE
      5m 56s
    7. Reviewing additional text functions
      6m 32s
  12. 13m 30s
    1. Calculating payments with PMT
      4m 34s
    2. Finding future values with FV
      4m 3s
    3. Determining total amount of future payments with PV
      4m 53s
  13. 11m 13s
    1. Working with the IS information functions
      4m 42s
    2. Using error-checking functions: ISERR, ISERROR, IFERROR
      6m 31s
  14. 14m 29s
    1. Getting data from remote cells with OFFSET
      4m 46s
    2. Returning references with INDIRECT
      9m 43s
  15. 41s
    1. Final thoughts

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Excel 2010: Advanced Formulas and Functions
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In Excel 2010: Advanced Formulas and Functions, author Dennis Taylor demystifies formulas and some of the most challenging of the nearly 400 functions in Excel and shows how to put them to their best use. The course reviews the building-block functions, along with a few critical keyboard shortcuts that will speed up working with Excel data. It also covers how to perform advanced searching and data retrieval with LOOKUP functions, tabulate data with counting, statistical, and math functions, reformat data with text functions, and work with financial data using advanced formulas. Exercise files accompany the 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
  • Reconfiguring cell data using text functions
  • Calculating dates, times, and days of the week
  • Analyzing mathematical and financial data
  • Using the power functions, COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, and AVERAGEIFS
  • Working with rounding functions
  • Returning cell references


Hi! I am Dennis Taylor, and I am pleased to present Excel 2010 Advanced Formulas and Functions. For many Excel users, the central focus of what they do is writing formulas and functions. If you really want to take advantage of Excel's power, you need exposure to its many functions. Nobody needs to know them all, of course, but just mastering the intricacies of such vital functions as IF and VLOOKUP-- as well as the related MATCH and INDEX functions--gives you enormous control over your data, and opens the door to creative data analysis and manipulation.

I'll start it off by showing you some great shortcuts for building formulas and functions, numerous variations on the aforementioned IF and LOOKUP functions, vital statistical and MATH functions, and some DATE functions that could prove to be indispensable. I'll show you how TEXT functions can help you clean up flawed data, how powerful array formulas and functions give you even more analytical possibilities, and I'll show you how to use functions in combination with one another to achieve even greater power.

To become a proficient and more confident Excel user, you need to know more about formulas and functions. This course is filled with tons of techniques and tools to help you reach those objectives. Welcome to Excel 2010 Advanced Formulas and Functions!

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