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Microsoft Office System Step by Step -- 2003 Edition
Online Training Solutions Inc
0735615209
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Discover the new features of Word and master the fundamentals for creating great-looking documents. Topics include using styles, templates, and Smart Tags; formatting, editing, and publishing your ideas in print and online; organizing information and adding impact with tables, chartes and graphics

About the Author
Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI) is a traditional and electronic publishing company with years of experience in the creation, production, and delivery of computer software training. OTSI is the author of Microsoft Office Access 2003 Step by Step, Microsoft Office FrontPage® 2003 Step by Step, Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003 Step by Step, Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2003 Step by Step, Microsoft Office Word 2003 Step by Step, Microsoft...


Cleanroom Software Engineering: Technology and Process

0201854805


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Book Review
For extremely clean and reliable software, Cleanroom software engineering may just do the trick. Aimed at the computer science student, Cleanroom Software Engineering provides a state-of-the-art introduction to a design methodology that is gaining attention in scientific, military, and business circles.

Pioneered at IBM, Cleanroom has grown up from a good academic idea to a successful practice. (The book highlights several military and business projects that have succeeded using Cleanroom.) By decomposing a problem into "black boxes" of mathematical functions and then statistically verifying that all possible inputs to these functions are processed correctly, Cleanroom can guarantee the correctness of software before it ships.

The book looks at the incremental approach to software design favored by Cleanroom, in which...



Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire
Cliff Atkinson
0735620520
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Unload those boring, bullet-riddled slides—and unlock the amazing story buried in your presentation! In Beyond Bullet Points, communications expert Cliff Atkinson shares his innovative three-step system for increasing the impact of your communications with Microsoft® PowerPoint®. He guides you, step by step, as you discover how to combine the tenets of classic storytelling with the power of projected media to create a rich, engaging experience. He walks you through his easy-to-use templates, plus 60 advanced tips, to help build your confidence and effectiveness -- and quickly bring your ideas to life!


Microsoft Office Project 2003 Step by Step with CDROM
Carl Chatfield
0735619557
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn how to develop a project plan with tasks, resources, and assignments; create reports; manage multiple projects and dependencies; and track progress and costs while making real-time adjustments.

About the Author
Carl Chatfield and Timothy Johnson are the authors of Microsoft Project 2000 Step by Step and Microsoft Project Version 2002 Step by Step, both from Microsoft Press. Carl is the UA Manager for Project at Microsoft. Carl is a certified Project Management Professional with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Project as well as specific usability issues. Timothy is a technical editor with the Microsoft Project UA group, and he previously worked as a Project support professional for six years. He possesses in-depth technical knowledge about the software.


More About Software Requirements: Thorny Issues and Practical Advice

0735622671


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Book Description
Have you ever delivered software that satisfied all of the project specifications, but failed to meet any of the customers' expectations? Without formal, verifiable requirements--and a system for managing them--the result is often a gap between what developers think they're supposed to build and what customers think they're going to get. Too often, lessons about software requirements engineering processes are formal or academic, and not of value to real-world, professional development teams. In MORE ABOUT SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: THORNY ISSUES AND PRACTICAL ADVICE, the author of Software Requirements, Second Edition, describes even more practical techniques for gathering and managing the software requirements that help you meet project specifications and customer expectations. A leading speaker and consultant in the...


Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit (The Agile Software Development Series)
Mary Poppendieck
0321150783
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Preface I used to be a really good programmer. My code controlled telephone switching systems, high energy physics research, concept vehicles, and the makers and coaters used to manufacture 3M tape. I was equally good at writing Fortran or assembly language, and I could specify and build a minicomputer control system as fast as anyone. After a dozen or so years of programming, I followed one of my systems to a manufacturing plant and took the leap into IT management. I learned about materials control and unit costs and production databases. Then the quality-is-free and just-intime movements hit our plant, and I learned how a few simple ideas and empowered people could change everything. A few years later I landed in new product development, leading commercialization teams for embedded software, imaging...


Designing Object-Oriented Software

0136298257


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Book Description
Practical and down-to-earth in approach, this bestseller explores the art of designing object-oriented software. It offers basic design principles and a specific design process that can be applied to any software programming effort -- even those not using object-oriented programming languages or environments. Covers the concepts of object-oriented technology, presents a process to apply those concepts, the tools to use throughout the process, and examples to put it all together. For developers of object-oriented software.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall ECS Professional
A practical, down-to-earth introduction to the art of designing object- oriented software.

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Microsoft Office Word 2003 Step by Step with Journal
Online Training Solutions Inc
0735615233
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This practical, hands-on tutorial expertly builds your skills with Microsoft Word 2003—one step at a time! With STEP BY STEP, you work at your own pace through easy-to-follow lessons and practice exercises to learn essential tools and techniques. You’ll discover the new features of Microsoft Word 2003 and master the fundamentals for creating great-looking documents. Topics include using styles, templates, and Smart Tags; formatting, editing, and publishing your ideas in print and online; organizing information and adding impact with tables, charts, and graphics; using the Mail Merge Wizard to create customized letters, labels, and envelopes; and sharing, comparing, and merging documents through e-mail or the Web. The book also helps you prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist exam and makes a great...


Agile Software Development with SCRUM
Ken Schwaber
0130676349
November 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This book was written for several audiences. Our first audience is application development managers that need to deliver software to production in short development cycles while mitigating the inherent risks of software development. Our second audience is the software development community at large. To them, this book sends a profound message: Scrum represents a new, more accurate way of doing software development that Is based on the assumption that software is a new product every time that it is written or composed. Once this assumption is understood and accepted, it is easy to arrive at the conclusion that software requires a great deal of research and creativity, and the therefore it is better served by a new set of practices that generate a self-organizing structure while simultaneously reducing risk and...


Microsoft Office Access 2003 Step by Step with CDROM
Online Training Solutions Inc
0735615179
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn exactly the skills you need for Access 2003 through self-paced, easy-to-follow lessons and hands-on practice files. Topics include: building a database; linking to data from other Microsoft applications, databases, and HTML and XML files; using forms, filters, and queries.

About the Author
Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI) is a traditional and electronic publishing company with years of experience in the creation, production, and delivery of computer software training. OTSI wrote Microsoft Windows® XP Step by Step, Microsoft FrontPage® Version 2002 Step by Step, and Microsoft Access Version 2002 Step by Step. The company publishes the Quick Course® and Practical Business Skills™ series of computer and business training products.


Agile and Iterative Development (Agile Software Development Series): A Manager's Guide
Craig Larman
0131111558
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Introduction Overview What's in this book? Predictable versus new product development. What value will you get from studying this book, an introduction to iterative and agile methods? First , you will know the key practices of four noteworthy methods, Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP) , the Unified Process (UP) , and Evo (one of the original iterative methods). This is a "Cliffs Notes" summary, each chapter has something useful to you as a manager, developer, or student of development methods. Second , your learning curve will be shortened, as this is a distilled learning aid. The four method chapters have the same structure, to speed comprehension and compare-contrast. There's a FAQ chapter, a "tips" chapter of common practices, and plenty of margin pointers to related pages-paper hyperlinks. Third , you will...


Microsoft Office Specialist Study Guide Office 2003 Edition
Online Training Solutions Inc
0735621101
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft Office! This easy-to-use study guide helps you practice and prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification, covering all the exams on the Microsoft Office 2003 Editions track, including both specialist and expert-level certifications. For each exam, you’ll build the skills and knowledge measured by its objectives through a series of step-by-step exercises and end-of-chapter reviews. Easy-to-follow screen shots and explanations bring key concepts to life and expertly guide you through the material so you can shore up your learning and get ready for the real exam. Includes exam preparation for Microsoft Office Word 2003, Word 2003 Expert, Excel 2003, Excel 2003 Expert, PowerPoint® 2003, Access 2003, and Outlook® 2003.

About...


Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
Erich Gamma
0201633612
October 1994
Hardcover
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Book Review
Design Patterns is a modern classic in the literature of object-oriented development, offering timeless and elegant solutions to common problems in software design. It describes patterns for managing object creation, composing objects into larger structures, and coordinating control flow between objects. The book provides numerous examples where using composition rather than inheritance can improve the reusability and flexibility of code. Note, though, that it's not a tutorial but a catalog that you can use to find an object-oriented design pattern that's appropriate for the needs of your particular application--a selection for virtuoso programmers who appreciate (or require) consistent, well-engineered object-oriented designs.

From the Preface
This book isn't an introduction to...


Head First Design Patterns
Elisabeth Freeman, et al
0596007124
October 25, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
You're not alone. At any given moment, somewhere in the world someone struggles with the same software design problems you have. You know you don't want to reinvent the wheel (or worse, a flat tire), so you look to Design Patterns--the lessons learned by those who've faced the same problems. With Design Patterns, you get to take advantage of the best practices and experience of others, so that you can spend your time on...something else. Something more challenging. Something more complex. Something more fun. You want to learn about the patterns that matter--why to use them, when to use them, how to use them (and when NOT to use them). But you don't just want to see how patterns look in a book, you want to know how they look "in the wild". In their native environment. In other words, in real world applications....


Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Step by Step
Online Training Solutions Inc
0735615217
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This practical, hands-on tutorial expertly builds your skills with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. Learn how to set up and manage your e-mail messages, calendar, contacts, and tasks; discover how to organize, personalize, and add rich formatting to e-mail message; and schedule meetings

About the Author
Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI) is a traditional and electronic publishing company with years of experience in the creation, production, and delivery of computer software training. OTSI wrote Microsoft Windows® XP Step by Step, Microsoft FrontPage® Version 2002 Step by Step, and Microsoft Access Version 2002 Step by Step. The company publishes the Quick Course® and Practical Business Skills™ series of computer and business training products. ...


Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products (Agile Software Development Series)
Jim Highsmith
0321219775
March 2004
Textbook Paperback
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From the Back Cover

“Jim Highsmith is one of a few modern writers who are helping us understand the new nature of work in the knowledge economy.”—Rob Austin, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School

“This is the project management book we’ve all been waiting for—the book that effectively combines Agile methods and rigorous project management. Not only does this book help us make sense of project management in this current world of iterative, incremental Agile methods, but it’s an all-around good read!”—Lynne Ellen, Sr. VP & CIO, DTE Energy

“Finally a book that reconciles the passion of the Agile Software movement with the needed disciplines of project management. Jim’s book has provided a service to all of us.”—Neville R(oy) Singham, CEO,...



The Photoshop Channels Book
Scott Kelby
0321269063
February 14, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
One big advantage Photoshop professionals have always had was the understanding of channels. It was their secret weapon, and it enabled them to do things, and work in an entirely different way than their competitors, and maybe that's why the secret power of Photoshop's channels has been such a closely guarded secret. Until now.

Award-winning, bestselling author Scott Kelby (Editor of Photoshop User magazine) shows you how to unlock the power of Photoshop's Channels and really start using Photoshop like a pro. But this isn't a book of theory and technical explanations, this is a step-by-step project-based book that will teach you exactly how to the pros use  channels in their everyday work (Using channels is one of the secrets they use to get twice the work done in half the...


Microsoft Office Word 2003 Quicksteps
Marty Matthews
0072258608
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
We know a picture is worth a thousand words--so we went heavy on pictures and light on words in this easy-to-use guide. Color screenshots and brief instructions show you how to use all of Microsoft Word's features in no time. Follow along and learn to format text, include graphics, use templates, track and merge comments, create mailing labels, design a great-looking resume, and much more. Each chapter's How to list and color-coded tabs make it easy to flip straight to the tasks you need to do. Get the book that gets you started using Word 2003 right away.

From the Back Cover

Learn instantly from step-by-step graphics!

We know a picture is worth a thousand words--so we went heavy on pictures and light on words in this easy-to-use guide. Color screenshots and...



Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art
Steve McConnell
0735605351
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Often referred to as the "black art" because of its complexity and uncertainty, software estimation is not as hard or mysterious as people think. However, the art of how to create effective cost and schedule estimates has not been very well publicized. While the average software organization can struggle with project costs that run double their original estimates, some of the more sophisticated organizations achieve results with estimation errors as low as 5-10%. These best-in-class organizations use scientific techniques that are not cost-effective, however, making them of limited use to most software development organizations. To address these issues, Software Estimation focuses on the art of software estimation and provides a proven set of procedures and heuristics that software developers, technical leads, and...


PM FASTrack: PMP Exam Simulation Software, Version 5
Rita Mulcahy
1932735038
ROM - September 30, 2005
CD-ROM
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Book Description
Practice in a Simulated Testing Environment . . . with the Most Difficult Questions Available! How good would it feel to know you will pass the PMP exam BEFORE you take it? PM FASTrack is an exam simulation software program containing more than 1,400 questions and six testing modes, allowing you to create an unlimited number of different exams. Created with the help of a psychometrician (just like the actual exam) PM FASTrack is designed to simulate the exam and eliminate any surprises. The application also: - Tracks your progress with printable reports and graphs - Provides explanations of answers and page references to Rita's book - Contains "wordy" questions like the exam - Helps you gain confidence and fill your gaps - Decreases your study time! In addition, users with Internet connections receive FREE...


Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Classroom in a Book (Classroom in a Book)
Adobe Creative Team
0321294009
February 21, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
If you're like most Acrobat users--creative, business, and engineering pros who work with complex electronic documents--you can ill afford to miss a beat in your production workflow. Then again, you can ill afford being left behind when it comes to mastering the newest version of the important tool on your desktop, Adobe Acrobat 7. Not to worry: Adobe has brought the classroom to you in this handy volume, completely revised to cover all that's new and different in Acrobat 7. Through a series of self-paced lessons (each of which builds on the last and includes hands-on projects that the you can create using the files on the accompanying CD-ROM), this guide acquaints you with all of Acrobat 7's features for creating, reviewing, editing, commenting on, restructuring, and preflighting PDF files, including the...


Software Requirements 2
Karl E. Wiegers
0735618798
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
"Requirements" are essential for creating successful software because they let users and developers agree on what features will be delivered in new systems. Karl Wiegers's Software Requirements shows you how to define and get more out of software requirements with dozens of "best practices" and tips that make this book a valuable resource for both software project managers and developers.

The book's commonsense approach provides exemplary project management skills tailored to gathering (and refining, implementing, and eventually tracking) software requirements. While the book often cites recent software engineering studies, the focus always returns to practical management techniques. A case study for a chemical tracking application frames the book, and most chapters begin with anecdotes that demonstrate situations in...



Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Step by Step with CDROM
Olga Londer
073562075X
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Teach yourself how to simplify team collaboration using Windows SharePoint Servicesone step at a time! With Step by Step, you work at your own pace through easy-to-follow lessons and hands-on exercises to learn essential techniques for using the document and project collaboration tools in Windows SharePoint Services. Designed for beginning-level and intermediate-level users, Step by Step puts you in charge of developing exactly the skills you need, just when you need them!

About the Author
Olga Londer, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), is a principal technologist at QA, the UK’s leading independent IT training company. Olga is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and has been involved with Web development,...


Software Project Survival Guide
Steve McConnell
1572316217
October 1997
Paperback
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Dr. Dobb's Journal
Read the entire review of this book. Targeted at managers (from the top of organizations down through technical leads), McConnell's book provides a blueprint for a successfully managed project; the postulated development effort involves "3 to 25 team members and schedules of 3 to 18 months." At 288 pages, the book could be thinner, but it's easy enough to get through. McConnell has an engaging, conversational style, with a tinge of irreverent humor -- both of which make this book easy to approach. He uses little jargon and includes a comprehensive glossary, so nontechies should find it easy enough to follow.

Book Description
Covers the concepts and strategies you need for mastering the development process, including planning, design, management, quality assurance, ...


Teach Yourself Visually Office 2003
Sherry Kinkoph
076459687X
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something - and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 230 Office 2003 tasks. Each task-based spread includes these great features to get you up and running on Office 2003 in no time:
* Helpful sidebars that offer practical tips and tricks
* Succinct explanations that walk you through step by step
* Full-color screen shots that demonstrate each task
* Two-page lessons that break big topics into bite-sized modules

Learn how to
* Work with menus, toolbars, and task panes
* Save time with Word's Autotext feature
* Format data in an Excel(r) spreadsheet
...


Professional Excel Development : The Definitive Guide to Developing Applications Using Microsoft(R) Excel and VBA(R)
Stephen Bullen, et al
0321262506
February 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
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From the Back Cover

Finally, there's a book that treats Excel as the powerful development platform it really is, and covers every facet of developing commercial-quality Excel applications.

This is not a book for beginners. Writing for professional developers and true Excel experts, the authors share insider's knowledge they've acquired building Excel applications for many of the world's largest companies—including Microsoft. Professional Excel Development demonstrates how to get the utmost from Excel, addressing everything from application architectures through worksheet and userform design, charting, debugging, error handling and optimizing performance. Along the way, the authors offer best practices for every type...



Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Step by Step with CD (Audio)
Online Training Solutions Inc
0735615225
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Work at your own pace through easy-to-follow lessons and practice exercises to learn how to create and deliver professional presentations. Topics include: working withready-made design templates; creating compelling charts, graphics and text; adding narration, and animation

About the Author
Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI) is a traditional and electronic publishing company with years of experience in the creation, production, and delivery of computer software training. OTSI wrote Microsoft Windows® XP Step by Step, Microsoft FrontPage® Version 2002 Step by Step, and Microsoft Access Version 2002 Step by Step. The company publishes the Quick Course® and Practical Business Skills™ series of computer and business training products.


The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
0201835959
October 1995
Textbook Paperback
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Amazon.com
The classic book on the human elements of software engineering. Software tools and development environments may have changed in the 21 years since the first edition of this book, but the peculiarly nonlinear economies of scale in collaborative work and the nature of individuals and groups has not changed an epsilon. If you write code or depend upon those who do, get this book as soon as possible -- from Amazon.com Books, your library, or anyone else. You (and/or your colleagues) will be forever grateful. Very Highest Recommendation.

Book Info
Anniversary edition includes four new chapters. Author offers insight for anyone managing complex projects in software engineering. Paper. DLC: Software engineering.

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Pro .NET 2.0 Windows Forms and Custom Controls in C#
Matthew MacDonald
1590594398
December 15, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
By using C# and the final beta of NET 2.0, this book covers Windows Forms and GDI+ namespaces thoroughly for the .NET programmer in 2005. Experienced author Matthew MacDonald achieves this by combining careful treatment of the API with detailed discussion of solid user-interface design principles. This is an update for .NET 2.0 of MacDonald’s previous edition (1590590457) which gained wide community recognition. Upon reading this edition, you will be equipped to design state-of-the-art Windows interfaces and program graphics, and know how to create your own controls. As a developer, you must know more than simply adding a control to a window. You must be able to create an entire user interface framework that's scalable, flexible, and reusable. Although this book is not a reference manual, it contains detailed...


Adobe Photoshop CS2 Classroom in a Book (Classroom in a Book)
Adobe Creative Team
0321321847
May 24, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Photoshop is one of those programs that's so cool you just want to dive right in and start creating–but by plunging in head-first, without any guidance, you're likely to miss a lot. There's a solution: With this book, you learn by doing, getting your feet wet immediately as you progress through a series of hands-on projects that build on your growing Photoshop knowledge. Simple step-by-step instructions, review questions at the end of each chapter, and a companion CD with all of the book's project files make learning a breeze as the Adobe Creative Team takes you on a self-paced tour of the image-editing powerhouse. This bestselling guide has been completely revised to cover all of Photoshop CS2's new features, which include advanced tools for digital photographers, such as a new Spot Healing...


Excel 2003 Bible
John Walkenbach
0764539671
September 19, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
* The most comprehensive guidebook available on the most popular spreadsheet program, fully updated to include all-new "X" features
* Written by the leading Excel guru known as "Mr. Spreadsheet," John Walkenbach, who has written more than thirty books and 300 articles on related topics and maintains the popular Spreadsheet Page at www.j-walk.com/ss
* The definitive reference book 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
* Explores Excel programming for those who want advanced information
* CD-ROM includes all templates and worksheets used in the book, as well as sample...

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