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21 of 22 found the following review helpful:
Hard for a rookieFeb 06, 2012
Pros: comprehensive book, and for sure it has tons of info you would ever need.
Cons: 1: quite hard to read and you have to be really concentrated.
2: it mentions a lot of buttons' names throughout the book, but the name of a button is only differentiated from the rest of the text by giving it an uppercase letter, that is it. As a result, you have to be super super concentrated, and so it slows you down.(why not give it a box, an underline, or a tiny real-time snapshot).
3. There are even some errors for button names (I cannot believe it! Maybe the author's Excel 2010 is not the same as mine???). For example, this book says "click the Funciton Wizard button on the Formula bar...", but heck, my Excel 2010 shows "Insert Function", So go figure how that feels for a rookie.
4. There should be more exampels to illustrate how to use the programs, but this book reads very boring like a gigantic instruction manual.
I am new to learn Excel 2010, but know other job related softwares; and I think this book is not a great book for those who have no basic computer know-how.
22 of 25 found the following review helpful:
Excel for Dummies All-In-One BookMar 08, 2011
This book is great in that I've used for solutions and answers when in the process of using Excel. It has adequately shown me how to use Excel more effectively that I was able to before. I was going to take a course (for ~$100), but this is a better solution because it only gives me what I need at the time and not what I don't need!
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
A great blanket on ExcelMar 11, 2012
By Matthew R. Killam
Harvey does a great job organizing and covering all the important topics in Excel. I regularly use this book as a quick reference, but having read it cover to cover I highly recommend it for all levels of users.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
nice reference and learning toolMar 09, 2012
I've used excel for 10 years or so, and what I've learned about it has been just what I needed to learn in order to perform data analysis as a portion of my job. Using this book as a self-teaching tool has given me a much firmer foundation in the program. I've also found it helpful as a resource on my desk to turn to in order to perform specific functions. (In fact, so have others in my office) Pleased with the purchase on both a personal and professional level.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Heavy Excel UserJan 21, 2013
By Rhonda Lucas
I actually thought my Excel skill level was intermediate. However,
compared to my co-workers, I feel like a beginner. So I purchased
this book to add to the skills I already have, since many employers
use this software and are looking for advanced users. And you can
never go wrong with these "Dummies" publications. I also have one
for Quickbooks, that I refer to at work. It is well worth the small investment.
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