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Finding a Good Guide / Reference book on Microsoft Excel can often end up being a bit of a confusing task. So many books to choose from!  It is not always clear as to the book's concise content and at  what level of user experience the book is targeted!

 

As a leading training provider in Microsoft Excel we often get asked if we would recommend any particular MS Excel books.

 

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Recommended Excel Books for Dummies

Excel For Dummies reference books are written for those frustrated and hard-working souls who know they're not dumb, but find that the technical complexities of Microsoft Excel make them feel helpless. For Dummies Excel manuals use a lighthearted approach, a down-to-earth style, and even cartoons and humorous icons to dispel fears and inspire confidence. Lighthearted but not lightweight, For Dummies books are the perfect survival guide for anyone who finds themselves in difficult situations

The For Dummies options available for Excel include:

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Excel 2007 Books

 

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Excel 2003 Books

 

 

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Excel 2000 Books

 

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If you are looking to buy a good quality book on Microsoft Excel, we would recommend you consider  the following Excel Guides and Manuals:

Scroll below to find our favourite Excel books for various user levels.
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Microsoft Excel 2007 Recommended Books

 

  Microsoft Office Excel  2007 Plain & Simple  
  Beginner to Intermediate Level Book  
  by Curtis D. Frye  
 
  Get the fast answers - in full colour - that make learning the new version of Excel plain and simple! This no-nonsense guide helps you learn the easy way to navigate Office Excel 2007 with numbered steps and concise, straightforward language to show the most expedient ways to learn a new skill or solve a problem.  
   
  Book Detail: Buy Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Plain & Simple by Cutis Frye at Amazon.com in US  
  Paperback: 288 pages (Published January 2007) ISBN 9780735622913  
  Also Available: Excel 2002 Plain and Simple  
    Excel 2007 Bible  
  Beginner to Advanced Level Book  
  by John Walkenbach  
  This book is a single reference that's indispensable for Excel beginners, intermediate users, power users, and would-be power users everywhere. Fully updated for the new release, this latest edition provides comprehensive, soup-to-nuts coverage, delivering over 900 pages of Excel tips, tricks, and techniques readers won't find anywhere else.  
  Book Detail: Buy Excel 2007 by John Walkenbach at Amazon.com in US  
  Paperback: 912 pages (Published Jan 2007) ISBN 9780470044032  
  Also Available: Excel 2003 Bible & 2000 Bible    

  Excel 2007 Formulas    
  Intermediate to Advanced Level Book  
  by John Walkenbach  
  It is estimated that only 10% of Excel Users really understand how to get the most out of worksheet formulas. In this book Excel Master John Walkenbach shows you how to create financial formulas, release the power of array formulas, develop custom worksheet functions with VBA, debug formulas and more with Excel 2007.  
  Book Detail: Buy Excel 2007 Forumla by John Walkenbach at Amazon.com in US  
  Paperback: 814 pages (Published Feb 2007) ISBN 9780470044025  

  Excel 2007 Power Programming with VB    
  Advanced Level Book  
  by John Walkenbach  
  This Power User Guide is packed with procedures, tips and ideas for expanding Excels capabilities with Visual Basic for Applications. You'll learn how to customise Excel UserForms, develop new utilities, use VBA with charts and Pivot Tables, create event handling applications, and so much more.  
  Book Detail: Buy Excel 2007 Power Programming with VBA by John Walkenbach at Amazon.com in US  
  Paperback: 1104 pages (Published April 2007) ISBN 9780470044018  
  Excel Hacks  
 

Intermediate  to Advanced Level Book

 
  by David & Raina Hawley  
  (2nd Edition Updated to include Excel 2007  
 
  Excel Hacks shows even the most experienced users how to do things with Excel they might never have thought of doing and lets them have a little fun while they're at it.  The book shows you a wide variety of Excel tasks you can put to use, most of which are off the beaten path. Tips include little known "backdoor" adjustments for everything from reducing workbook and worksheet frustration to hacking built-in features such as pivot tables, charts, formulas and functions, and even the macro language.  
 
  Book Detail: Buy Excel Hacks by David & Raina Hawley at Amazon.com in US  
 

Paperback: 410 pages (Published June 2007) IBN 978-0596528348

 
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Microsoft Excel 2003 Recommended Books

Excel XP 2003 Straight 2 the Point eBook

Excel XP 2003 Straight 2 the Point
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  Excel XP 2003 Straight 2 the Point  
 

Beginner to Advanced Level Book

 
  by Success Insights  
  Discover the real "Power User" secrets that many users seek, but few every obtain! This comprehensive eBook, written with the assistance of  our own trainers at Computer Literacy, ensures that you are able to use Excel to work smarter rather longer. An authoritative and quality resource for new and competent users alike - a great price too!  
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  eBook: 157 pages (Published June 2006)  

  Excel 2003 Bible  
  Beginner to Advanced Level Book  
  by John Walkenbach  
 
  Written by the leading Excel guru known as "Mr. Spreadsheet," John Walkenbach, this is the definitive reference manual for beginning to advanced users, featuring expert advice and hundreds of examples, tips, techniques, shortcuts, work-arounds, and more.  Covers expanded use of XML and Web services to facilitate data reporting, analysis, importing, and exporting information.  
 
  Book Detail: Buy Excel 2003 Bible by John Walkenbach at Amazon.com in US  
  Paperback: 936 pages (Published October 2003) ISBN 0764539671  
  Also Available:2007 Bible  & Excel 2000 Bible  & Excel 97 Bible  
  Excel 2003 All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies  
  Beginner to Intermediate / Advanced Level  
  by Greg Harvey, PHD  
  Organised in convenient mini guides to help the reader find necessary information about particular topics quickly and easily. The book covers everything a normal user needs to know to perform the task at hand.   Also includes basic coverage of importing data, building and editing worksheets, creating formulas and graphs, generating PivotTables, and performing financial functions, what-if scenarios, database functions, and Web queries - as well as various advanced topics.  
  Book Detail: Buy Excel 2003 All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies by Greg Harvey at Amazon.com in US  
  Paperback: 840 pages (Published October 2003) ISBN 076453758X  
  VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel  
  Advanced Level Book  
  by Bill Jelen and Tracy Syrstad  
 
  Designed for people who know Excel, but need to learn how to use Excel VBA to unleash the power of Excel and automate tasks. Written by the principals behind the leading Excel Web site, MrExcel.com, the book teaches you ways to customse Excel to meet your specific needs. Event programming, user forms, carts, pivot tables, multi-dimensional arrays and Web queries are just a few of the areas you will cover.  
 
  Book Detail: Buy VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel by Bill Jelen and Tracy Syrstad at Amazon.com in US  
  Paperback: 608 pages (Published July 2004) ISBN 0789731290  
  Guerilla Data Analysis Using Microsoft Excel  
 

 Intermediate to Advanced Level Book

 
  by Bill Jelen  
  A "Must Have" for any one charged with taking 1000s of rows of Excel data and making something useful out of it. The manual teaches you many power tricks for analysing data in Excel. Bill Jelen uses real-life examples of real-life management requests, walking you through the various Excel tools and formulas that cut out valuable time from the process.  
  Book Detail: Buy Guerilla Data Analysis Using Microsoft Excel by Bill Jelen at Amazon.com in US  
  Paperback: 108 pages (Published Aug 2003) ISBN 978-0972425803  
  Excel 2003 Inside Out  
 

Beginner to Advanced Level Book

 
  by Craig Stinson and Mark Dodge  
 
  The definitive Excel book from Microsoft Press. Describes the fundamentals of creating spreadsheets along with information on such topics as formatting and editing worksheets, adding graphics, building formulas, creating charts, and working with external data. This superbly organised reference manual contains hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips and handy workarounds in a concise, fast answer format.  
 
  Book Detail: Buy Excel 2003 Inside Out by Craig Stinson and Mark Dodge at Amazon.com in US  
  Paperback: 1010 pages (Published July 2003) ISBN 073561511X  
Also Available: Excel 2002 Inside Out
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Microsoft Excel 2002 XP Recommended Books

  Excel 2002 Plain and Simple  
  Beginner to Intermediate Level Book  
  by Inc Perspection  
  Get fast answers in full colour that make learning Microsoft Excel 2002 XP plain and simple! This Microsoft Press no-nonsense Excel guide uses easy numbered steps and concise, straightforward language that show the most expedient ways to perform everyday tasks and solve arising problems. You'll learning the essential tools and techniques for organising, processing, and presenting data in Excel.  
  Book Detail: Buy Excel 2002 Plain & Simple by Inc Paerpection at Amazon.com in US  
  Paperback: 256 pages (Published October 2001) ISBN 0735614512  
Also Available: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Plain & Simple
  Excel 2002 Inside Out  
 

Beginner to Advanced Level Book

 
  by Craig Stinson and Mark Dodge  
 
  The foremost reference to Excel 2002 from Microsoft Press. Complete in one volume, this book provides a thorough overview of the most-used features and functions. It delivers comprehensive information about each major Excel tool and task, including using worksheets, analyzing data, interfacing with other applications, using charts, creating databases and managing lists, and more.  
 
  Book Detail: Buy Excel 2002 Inside Out by Craig Stinson and Mark Dodge at Amazon.com in US  
  Paperback: 1055 pages (Published May 2001) ISBN 0735612811  
  Also Available: Excel 2003 Inside Out  
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Microsoft Excel 2000 Recommended Books

  Excel 2000 Bible  
  Beginner to Advanced Level Book  
  by John Walkenbach  
  Written by the leading Excel guru John Walkenbach, Excel 2000 Bible is an extremely comprehensive reference guide. This book will be equally at home in the hands of a spreadsheet novice wanting a bar-chart as on the desk of an Excel Power User constructing databases, pivot tables and VB scripts. It is abundantly illustrated, indexed, and easy to find your way around.  
  Book Detail: Buy Excel 2000 Bible by John Walkenbach at Amazon.com in US  
  Paperback: 1000 pages (Published May 1999) ISBN 0764532596  
  Also Available:2007 Bible  &  Excel 2003 Bible & 97 Bible  
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Microsoft Excel 97 Recommended Books

    Excel 97 Bible  
 

Beginner to Advanced Level Book

 
  by John Walkenbach  
 
  The Excel 97 Bible is the indispensable, all-in-one reference manual you need to get up to speed the world's most popular spreadsheet application. You'll get the low-down on everything from enhanced what-if analysis tools to the easy-to-use Internet Assistant, which turns your spreadsheet into a Web page that others can view over the Internet or your organisation's intranet.  
 
  Book Detail: Buy Excel 97 Bible by John Walkenbach at Amazon.com in US  
  Paperback: 960 pages (Published January 1997) ISBN 0764530364  
  Also Available: 2007 Bible & Excel 2003 Bible & Excel 2000 Bible  
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