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Harness the Power of Excel, Part 2: Data Analysis Zachary Schroeder April 25, 2008 For audio call Toll Free 1 - 888-886-3951 and use PIN/code 930076
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Agenda TopicTime Functions and Formulas10 minutes Using Multiple Worksheets10 minutes Summarizing Data with Pivot Tables15 minutes Creating and embedding charts10 minutes Using Macros15 minutes
Minimum, Average, Maximum Functions Returns smallest and largest numbers from a group of values Calculates average of a group of numbers without having to create a formula Syntax: =MIN(range) =AVERAGE(range) =MAX(range)
Linking Worksheets Create references between cells In the same worksheet On a different worksheet In a different workbook Create 3-D references in formulas
Pivot Tables Useful when you need to summarize data or analyze data in different ways Data must be laid out in an orderly fashion Click Data, Pivot Table and Pivot Chart Report to start the Pivot Table Wizard Drag and drop data and headings as rows or columns
Embedding Charts You can embed a chart into a Word document Create the chart in Excel. Copy and then use Paste Special to paste it into Word. It can be linked to the original Excel worksheet Double click the chart to edit, click on the Word document (away from the chart) to close the edit session.
Creating a Macro Useful for automating repetitive tasks Click Tools, Macro, Record Macro Dont forget to turn it off! Give it a keyboard shortcut for ease of use – use the shift key and select a letter