Mactopia Newsletter for Excel help


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alanl3

Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Processor: Intel Does the newsletter provide helpful information on a beginner's use of Excel?
 If so, how do I find this information?
I have signed up for the newsletter at least 6 times in as many months and have never received one
Thanks,
Alan
 
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Jim Gordon Mac MVP

Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Processor:
Intel Does the newsletter provide helpful information on a beginner's
use of Excel?
If so, how do I find this information?
I have signed up for the newsletter at least 6 times in as many months
and have never received one
Thanks,
Alan
Hi Alan,

Microsoft does not send out very many of those newsletters. I haven't
received one for a long time, either. When they do come, they tend to
have links to the MacTopia web site, which you can visit on your own.
They frequently recommend joining a user group.

There are lots of ways to learn how to use Excel. I recommend starting
with Excel's help. When you fire up Excel and click the blue question
mark in the standard toolbar, Help opens and under the heading Popular
Training is a link Get Started with Excel 2008. It's a great starting
place for learning.

The Office 2008 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies by your's truly and
Geetesh Bajaj is a good reference manual and has lots of step-by-step
examples. It's available in softcover and also Kindle format.

Bill Jelen, an Excel MVP, has a fast-paced daily podcast on Excel. It's
WIndows Excel oriented, but Excel is pretty much Excel, so they are
almost always useful to Mac users. Click this link to see the current
offerings in iTunes
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=82989468

-Jim
 
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alanl3

Thanks Jim for your suggestions.
I am Looking for something basic. For example place an = sign at the beginning of a formula in a cell so that Excel knows that it is a formula and double clicking a cell to put it in Edit mode. There must be many examples such as these that I and many others don't know.
Thanks again,
Alan
 
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Jim Gordon Mac MVP

Thanks Jim for your suggestions.
I am Looking for something basic. For example place an = sign at the
beginning of a formula in a cell so that Excel knows that it is a
formula and double clicking a cell to put it in Edit mode. There must be
many examples such as these that I and many others don't know.
Thanks again,
Alan
Hi Alan,

You can see the table of contents and the index at Amazon.com, which is
where the link at the bottom of this message takes you. If you first
sign in to Amazon.com you can search the All-in-one book and see some of
the content. We tried to cover all the basics - different views, the
formatting palette, selecting cells, snd even how to use the Help
system. You'll probably like Chapter 2 on page 379 starting with the
heading Interacting with Excel.

Excel's help system was completely revamped for 2008. Don't be shy about
giving it a try.

-Jim
 
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schwa4u

Hi Alan,

You can see the table of contents and the index at Amazon.com, which is
where the link at the bottom of this message takes you. If you first
sign in to Amazon.com you can search the All-in-one book and see some of
the content. We tried to cover all the basics - different views, the
formatting palette, selecting cells, snd even how to use the Help
system. You'll probably like Chapter 2 on page 379 starting with the
heading Interacting with Excel.

Excel's help system was completely revamped for 2008. Don't be shy about
giving it a try.

-Jim

--
Jim Gordon
Mac MVP
Co-author of Office 2008 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies
http://tinyurl.com/Office-2008-for-Dummies
Jim do you do smallproject work? need couple of tasks done with importing csv files
 

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