Excel 2008 for Mac: Pivot Tables for Data Analysis

with Curt Frye
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Excel 2008 for Mac: Pivot Tables for Data Analysis
Video duration: 0s 1h 7m Intermediate


In Excel 2008 for Mac: Pivot Tables for Data Analysis, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Curt Frye helps dispel the common fear of the Pivot Table feature, demonstrating how to use this powerful tool to discover valuable business intelligence. Curt shows how to create Pivot Table reports from internal Excel data and outside data sources, use filters to focus on the most important data in the sheet, and prepare a Pivot Table report by applying formats and rules. Exercise files accompany this course.

Topics include:
  • Sorting across data sources to show relative importance Adding, removing, and positioning subtotals and grand totals Creating conditional formats to highlight subsets of data Using color scales to emphasize specific information Adding a trendline to a PivotChart report Updating and refreshing PivotTable data sources
Excel for Mac


(cheerful music) - Hi, I'm Curt Frye. Welcome to Excel 2008 for Mac Pivot Tables for Data Analysis. In this course, I'll show you how to use Pivot Tables to make sense of your organization's data. I'll begin by showing you how to create a Pivot Table from data already in your Excel workbooks. Then, using that knowledge as a base, I'll demonstrate how to create Pivot Tables using data from an external source. We'll enhance your ability to analyze your data by showing you how to reorganize, or pivot, a Pivot Table. After you organize your Pivot Table's data, you can sort the data to show relative importance and relevance, or create filters that enable you to focus on the data you need to develop useful insights into your business.

In short, I'll show you how to summarize and analyze data using one of Excel's most powerful and overlooked features. Let's get started with Excel 2008 for Mac Pivot Tables For Data Analysis.

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