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Learn Excel 2013 Essential Skills With The Smart Method [Paperback]

Mike Smart
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Book Description

17 Dec 2013

This Excel 2013 book is very, very different to any other computer book you have ever read. The Smart Method provides an entirely new and better way to learn Excel 2013. Here are just four of the many ways in which this book is unique:

  • The book will equip you with excellent Excel 2013 skills, good enough to impress any employer, but it doesn't confuse by attempting to teach skills that are not common in the workplace. Only users who have advanced requirements need progress to the Expert Skills book.
  • Instruction is logically structured into sessions and lessons. While this makes the book ideal for self-instruction, you can also use it to run your own, highly effective, adult training courses.
  • Every lesson is presented on two facing sheets of A4 paper (the pages are much bigger than in any other Excel book).
  • Each lesson has a sample file that models a real-world business problem.

You'll immediately appreciate the value and relevance of each skill as it is taught. Both IT professionals and absolute beginners will love this book because it avoids needless technical jargon and concisely explains everything you need in a simple and no-nonsense way.

From the Back Cover

Amongst other things you'll learn how to:

  • Use the new Excel 2013 Flash Fill feature to split and concatenate text
  • Use the new Excel 2013 Apps to add new functionality to worksheets
  • Use the new Excel 2013 Cloud Computing features to share data
  • Use the Versions feature to recover lost data
  • Understand absolute, relative and mixed cell references
  • Create stunning, professional, presentation-quality charts
  • Use the Themes feature to create visually excellent worksheets
  • Use Sparklines to visually represent large data sets
  • Bring your data alive with Visualizations
  • Create custom conditional formatting rules with the Rules Manager
  • Create your own formulas with the Formula Autocomplete feature
  • Master Excel 2013's Fluent User Interface and Ribbon

Companies who have taken Smart Method courses include:

AOL Time Warner, The United States Army, Daimler Chrysler, Motorola, HSBC, Barclays, American Express, Allied Irish Banks, Imperial Tobacco, Volvo, The BBC, British Petroleum, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Unilever, The Institute of Chartered Accountants, The Ministry of Defence, Keele University, Deutsche Bank, HBOS, Transport For London, The Performing Rights Society, Scottish Power, The Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman, BAE Systems, RBS, Marks & Spencer, Virgin, O2, BMW... and many, many others.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 362 pages
  • Publisher: The Smart Method Ltd (17 Dec 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1909253065
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909253063
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 20.7 x 29.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Mike Smart is the founder of The Smart Method Ltd who develop and run IT courses. Mike has trained delegates from many of the world's largest companies in England, Europe and America (see back cover of book for more details).

Mike's unique teaching method is fun, absorbing and virtually 100% effective.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 26 Feb 2014
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Being a novice at Excel after all these years, I was amazed at how little I knew Excel.

This book has helped build my confidence and my mates are amazed at how much knowledge I exhibit.

I believe this is partly because the instructions in the book are so easy to follow.

If I have any advise to give to anyone, practise makes perfect. Keep going through the book over and over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars bringing the classroom into your home 15 Mar 2014
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I bought this book as it has been produced based on classroom lessons.It is easy to follow as promised and, i like the pictures which for me are very helpful as written instructions are not always understood by the reader.So far so good!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Want excel, buy this book. 8 July 2014
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I only have a small amount of knowledge with excel, but this book makes it very easy it starts from the begining but thats ok i found a couple of basics i did not know about. The progress is rapid and easy to take in. If you need excel buy this book, you won't be disapointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 3 July 2014
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Brilliant, have used The Smart Method before you won't be disappointed and you will learn a lot
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 23 Jun 2014
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Very Good. Have been all through this before why do you require so much feedback? with a set number of words.
Just wasting my time - next time I'll ignore the feedback!
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