Special Edition Using Microsoft Excel 2000
Question 1: I can not find the date function NETWORKDAYS that is listed in the Date and Time functions list in Excel 2000.
Solution 1: This is from the Help files in Excel:
Returns the number of whole working days between start_date and end_date. Working days exclude weekends and any dates identified in holidays. Use NETWORKDAYS to calculate employee benefits that accrue based on the number of days worked during a specific term.
If this function is not available, run the Setup program to install the Analysis ToolPak. After you install the Analysis ToolPak, you must enable it by using the Add-Ins command on the Tools menu.
Start_date is a date that represents the start date.
End_date is a date that represents the end date.
Holidays is an optional range of one or more dates to exclude from the working calendar, such as state and federal holidays and floating holidays.
If any argument is not a valid date, NETWORKDAYS returns the #NUM! error value.
DATEVALUE("11/28/91")) equals 43
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Special Edition Using Microsoft Excel 2000 puts a renewed emphasis on realistic applications and uses of the program features. This book does NOT take the cradle to grave approach in coverage. You get the most focused content and value of the essential intermediate to advanced level coverage. Additional coverage of undocumented features, often ignored topics, and practical advice on how to set up a "designer" look spreadsheet is provided. There is no waste of space--or your time--on beginner level coverage.
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This review is from: Special Edition Using Microsoft Excel 2000 (Paperback)In "Using Excel 2000", Patrick Blattner sets new benchmarks for clarity, thoroughness, and progressive teaching of its subject matter. It is actually a joy to read its 1000+ pages.
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This review is from: Special Edition Using Microsoft Excel 2000 (Paperback)This is by far the most uselful book I've bought this year. I consider myself an above-average user when it comes to Excel, and wanted to get a head start on this new release before my office upgrades. When I purchase a computer book I want something that reads easily, and explains the workings of the software in a coherent way. I'd bought Laurie Ulrich's books in the past and stuck with her for just these reasons. Blattner's chapters read almost as well, and I guess that's why the publishers teamed them up: they know what they're talking about, and know how to explain it. The best thing about this book is you don't need to be a rocket scientist to get something out of it. My wife, who's not a computer person, has been using the book too and feels it's one of the few books that doesn't make her feel inadequate because she's not a "power-user". What more can I say? I highly recommend it.
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This review is from: Special Edition Using Microsoft Excel 2000 (Paperback)This Special Edition Using Excel is the exception to my personal rule that Really Big Computer Books are boring and hard to use. This book is accessible and clear, but doesn't baby you. Having taught myself to use Excel, I had a lot of holes in my own knowledge base, and this book helped me master basic things (like setting up a worksheet, editing my data) and the more advanced stuff I need to do (like setting up pivottables, building macros, and adding Excel objects to other applications). If you have other needs, you'll find them covered in this book.
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Table of Contents
I. WORKBOOK BASICS.
II. EDITING WORKSHEET CONTENT.
III. FORMATTING AND PRINTING EXCEL WORKSHEETS.
IV. USING FORMULAS AND FUNCTIONS.
V. CREATING AND MODIFYING CHARTS.
VI. ANALYZING AND MANAGING YOUR DATA.
VII. TAKING EXCEL TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
VIII. INTEGRATING EXCEL WITH OTHER APPLICATIONS.
IX. CUSTOMIZING AND AUTOMATING EXCEL.
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