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Excel 2013 Tutorials: Advanced Formulas and Functions

with Dennis Taylor

Video: Welcome

The 2013 update to our popular series of Excel tutorials demystifies some of the most challenging of the 300+ formulas and functions in Excel and shows how to put them to their best use.
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  1. 1m 23s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 37m 48s
    1. Displaying and highlighting formulas
      5m 10s
    2. Auditing tools
      4m 38s
    3. Using entire row/column references
      3m 43s
    4. Copying column formulas instantly
      3m 11s
    5. Converting formulas to values with a simple drag
      3m 32s
    6. Updating values without formulas
      2m 55s
    7. Simplifying debugging formulas
      3m 51s
    8. Enhancing readability with range names
      5m 50s
    9. Creating 3D formulas to gather data from multiple sheets
      4m 58s
  3. 24m 12s
    1. Understanding the hierarchy of operations in Excel formulas
      3m 19s
    2. Using the Formulas tab on the Ribbon for locating functions
      3m 14s
    3. Using the Insert Function button for guidance with unfamiliar functions
      4m 36s
    4. Using and extending AutoSum button capabilities
      5m 6s
    5. Using absolute and relative references in formulas
      3m 30s
    6. Using mixed references in formulas
      4m 27s
  4. 15m 42s
    1. Exploring IF logical tests and using relational operators
      3m 33s
    2. Creating and expanding the use of nested IF statements
      4m 22s
    3. Using the AND and OR functions with IF to create compound logical tests
      7m 47s
  5. 41m 58s
    1. Looking up information with VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP
      3m 57s
    2. Finding approximate matches with VLOOKUP
      7m 27s
    3. Finding exact matches with VLOOKUP
      4m 47s
    4. Nesting lookup functions
      4m 11s
    5. Using VLOOKUP with large tables
      3m 23s
    6. Finding table-like information within a function with CHOOSE
      3m 34s
    7. Locating data with MATCH
      4m 35s
    8. Retrieving information by location with INDEX
      2m 46s
    9. Using MATCH and INDEX together
      7m 18s
  6. 10m 22s
    1. Tabulating information using a single criterion with COUNTIF, SUMIF, and AVERAGEIF
      5m 9s
    2. Tabulating information using multiple criteria with COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, and AVERAGEIFS
      5m 13s
  7. 18m 57s
    1. Finding the middle value with MEDIAN
      2m 46s
    2. Ranking data without sorting with RANK
      4m 24s
    3. Finding the largest and smallest values with LARGE and SMALL
      2m 19s
    4. Tabulating blank cells with COUNTBLANK
      5m 43s
    5. Using COUNT, COUNTA, and the status bar
      3m 45s
  8. 36m 59s
    1. Working with ROUND, ROUNDUP, and ROUNDDOWN
      6m 5s
    2. Working with MROUND, CEILING, and FLOOR for specialized rounding
      5m 21s
    3. Using the INT and TRUNC functions to extract integer data
      3m 2s
    4. Finding the remainder with MOD and using MOD with conditional formatting
      5m 26s
    5. Practical uses for the random number functions RAND and RANDBETWEEN
      6m 8s
    6. Converting a value between measurement systems with CONVERT
      3m 17s
    7. Using the powerful AGGREGATE function to bypass errors and hidden data
      4m 55s
    8. Using the ROMAN and ARABIC functions to display different numeral systems
      2m 45s
  9. 39m 44s
    1. Understanding Excel date/time capabilities in formulas
      9m 2s
    2. Using TODAY and NOW functions for dynamic date/time entry
      3m 55s
    3. Identifying the day of the week with WEEKDAY
      4m 8s
    4. Counting working days with NETWORKDAYS
      3m 32s
    5. Determining a completion date with WORKDAY
      3m 38s
    6. Tabulating date differences with DATEDIF
      5m 43s
    7. Calculating end-of-month and future/past dates with EDATE and EOMONTH
      5m 0s
    8. Converting text entries into dates and times with DATEVALUE and TIMEVALUE
      4m 46s
  10. 28m 34s
    1. Extending formula capabilities with arrays
      8m 27s
    2. Counting unique entries in a range with an array formula
      5m 46s
    3. Determining frequency distributions with FREQUENCY
      3m 54s
    4. Flipping row/column orientation with TRANSPOSE
      3m 27s
    5. Building analysis via regression techniques with TREND and GROWTH
      2m 31s
    6. Using array formula techniques with the MATCH function for complex lookups
      4m 29s
  11. 16m 38s
    1. Getting data from remote cells with OFFSET
      6m 16s
    2. Returning references with INDIRECT
      3m 50s
    3. Using INDIRECT with data validation for two-tiered pick list scenarios
      6m 32s
  12. 34m 3s
    1. Locating and extracting data with FIND, SEARCH, and MID
      5m 4s
    2. Extracting specific data with LEFT and RIGHT
      2m 29s
    3. Removing extra spaces with TRIM and removing hidden characters with CLEAN
      5m 5s
    4. Using ampersands and CONCATENATE to combine data from different cells
      5m 38s
    5. Adjusting the case within cells with PROPER, UPPER, and LOWER
      3m 6s
    6. Adjusting character content with REPLACE and SUBSTITUTE
      5m 56s
    7. Using other utility text functions: LEN, REPT, VALUE, TEXT
      6m 45s
  13. 19m 55s
    1. Extracting information with the CELL and INFO functions
      5m 47s
      5m 20s
    3. Using error-checking functions ISERR, ISERROR, IFERROR, ISNA, and IFNA
      6m 18s
    4. Using the ISFORMULA function with conditional formatting
      2m 30s
  14. 26s
    1. Goodbye

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Excel 2013: Advanced Formulas and Functions
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Conquer some of the most daunting features in Microsoft Excel once and for all. In this 2013 update to his popular series, author 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. The course 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. Dennis 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 work with financial data using advanced formulas. Dennis focuses on practical examples that transition effortlessly to real-world scenarios.

Topics include:
  • Displaying and highlighting formulas
  • Converting formulas to values
  • Creating 3D formulas to gather data from multiple sheets
  • Understanding the hierarchy of operations in formulas
  • Using absolute and relative references
  • Creating and expanding the use of nested IF statements
  • Looking up information with VLOOKUP, MATCH, and INDEX
  • Using the power functions: COUNTIF, SUMIF, and AVERAGEIF
  • Analyzing data with the statistical functions
  • Performing basic math
  • Calculating dates and times
  • Editing text with functions
  • Checking for errors with formulas
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Hi. I'm Dennis Taylor and I'm happy to present Excel 2013 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. I'll start off by showing you some great shortcuts for building formulas and functions, numerous variations on the aforementioned IF and VLOOKUP 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. Welcome to Excel 2013 Advanced Formulas and Functions. (MUSIC).

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