• Excel: How Fast Can You Work in Excel?

  • Excel Shortcuts, Formulas and Functions
  • By: Hein Smith
  • Narrated by: William Bahl
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

These days, it doesn’t matter what your profession is, odds are you will be called upon to make use of spreadsheets at one time or another. Luckily, while some of the things you are being asked to do will seem arcane at first, with a little practice, you should find them quite manageable.  

This doesn’t mean there aren’t some unique ins and outs you need to be aware of in order to ensure things go smoothly, however, which is why Excel: How Fast Can You Work in Excel? (Excel Shortcuts, Formulas and Functions) was made in the first place, as it is here to discuss everything you need to know in order to use Excel as effectively as possible.

If you know how to use it properly, Microsoft Excel can provide you with all of the tools you need to organize a wide variety of information types in a grid-based interface. Excel has been around for nearly 30 years at this point, and many of the features offered in the first edition of the software are still going strong today. Unfortunately, some of the related old conventions are still around as well, which is why you will find step-by-step instructions for everything you will do to ensure that, regardless of your level of technical prowess, by the end of this audiobook, you will be manipulating cells and utilizing functions with the best of them. 

Inside, you will find:

  • Tips to make all your common Excel tasks easier than ever
  • Everything you ever wanted to know when it comes to manipulating cells and worksheets
  • Easy ways to solve for the number of periods, periodic interest rate, present value, and more
  • Simple ways to find that one cell you seem to have misplaced
  • A step-by-step guide to creating your own macros
  • And more

Grab your audio copy of Excel: How Fast Can You Work in Excel? (Excel Shortcuts, Formulas and Functions) now and immediately improve your work productivity.  

©2018 Hein Smith (P)2018 SJ Publishing

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Builds a solid foundation

Hi Mr. Smith! Like always, great guidebook. I love the "extras" that you keep throwing in along the way. This is great for business and financial professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and others who need to efficiently manage and analyze data.

Throughout this book, I was able to work more efficiently with ranges, cells, and formulas. Hein Smith did a great job of explaining the subjects in a very simple way. He provides shortcuts, formulas, and functions on how to overcome common problems.

If you would like to start your journey to start building excel programs, this is for you. I'll surely recommend this to anyone to get more done with MS Excel.

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Helped me a lot

Excel: How Fast Can You Work In Excel? (Excel Shortcuts, Formulas, and Functions) written by Mr. Hein Smith will let you know the essential information on how to properly use MS Excel. After listening to it, I now feel confident that to apply things I learned as I already have a better understanding of Excel.

Mr. Smith explains the topics very clearly. He provides amazing Excel Shortcuts, Formulas, and Functions to master Excel. In it, you'll also learn common tasks and shortcuts, manipulating cells and worksheets, and more. I liked the course a lot and it was very informative.

This book is for you whether your goal is to use Excel in your job to enhance your productivity or you would like to use your Excel skills in another profession.

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I enjoyed this book

This book was amazing! The author will take you step-by-step through listening to this audiobook. He provides everything you need to know to be able to use MS Excel to save time and automate your current Excel projects.

With this guidebook, I learned the common tasks that can be performed with Excel as well as how to complete them as quickly as possible. Through it, I've also learned the shortcuts, manipulating worksheets. calculator functions/formulas, and VBA, among others.

If you want to learn more about it, don't miss the chance to grab this book. Very well thought out and structured guide.

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Trying to figure out Excel as a complete novice was very confusing. When I listened to this book, I can say that I feel like a pro now. This book is easy to follow and understand with some actual examples of applications that helped me grasp the concepts. I was so blessed and glad to have this.

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Cool lecture

I've learned a ton from this book that covered a range of topics by building an application from scratch. I love the trick to update the dictionary value. I'll definitely be utilizing enum and the settings class. I used to use Application.ScreenUpdating = False, Application.Calculation, etc and reset them to True at the end. Class modules are still foreign to me, but I'll first utilize your template! Thank you again!

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Well-presented

After I listened to this book, I would say that it is not a waste of time for listeners who already know the basics. It contains excellent and handy tips in creating Excel Worksheets. The contents of the book itself are informative and helpful. I absolutely love all the information that the book has to offer.

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Fabulous audible

A fabulous audiobook. The book has absolutely transformed my career. I literally couldn't even do a sum formula. But through this, I was able to understand and apply the things contained in it. I believe it’s definitely worth the purchase. I absolutely love all the information given by the author.

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Very useful

I was glad that I found this guide and able to do macros. I've been struggling with Excel and don't know how to fix it. This book provides tips and tricks on how to use Excel shortcuts, formulas, and functions. It introduces numerous Excel options starting right from the different tools and operations that you can perform using Visual Basic.

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Builds a solid foundation

This book is a must-have for beginning to intermediate Excel users who want to find out how to use Excel’s powerful built-in functions. Each function is illustrated by helpful, real-world examples. Thank you, Hein, for sharing this wonderful topic.

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Highly suggested.

A very wonderful guidebook that must be listened to. With this book, I have learned to apply the power of Excel functions and formulas to make my work and other tasks easier. The Excel Shortcuts, Formulas, and Functions described in this book can be used on any version of Excel. Now I can accomplish tasks faster thus reducing time-sensitive stress.

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  • Sarah Anderson
  • 05-08-20

Best Excel guidebook

This book was exactly what I needed. Each chapter will discuss everything you need to know in order to use Excel as
effectively as possible. The real-life examples of problems and solutions were really fantastic as most of them I'm facing in my current projects. A good introduction and easy to understand.

I can say that Mr. Smith has the ability to explain how everything works, focusing on the most important parts, so that you not only know how to do something but also why you do it that way. This book is excellent and very professional. The content is clearly explained, well-structured, and covers many things.

I do recommend this guide to anyone interested in learning Microsoft Excel. Don't miss this guide even if you're a novice. Get yours as well.

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  • Jonathan Lee
  • 05-13-20

Educational

This Microsoft Excel guide is great for all levels. Whether you're new to Excel or totally a novice, Mr. Hein Smith provides different techniques and tips to master this course.

Through it, you'll learn further knowledge about Excel that makes you work done fast. Each chapter will discuss everything you need to know in order to use Excel effectively. You will learn all about common tasks that can be performed and how to manipulate worksheets and cells to do your bidding no matter what it is you need.

If you are looking forward to learning Advance Excel skills just go for this course and you will not regret it.

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  • Gary Perry
  • 05-10-20

Excellent info

Throughout this guidebook, I was able to work more efficiently with ranges, cells, and formulas. It guide is great for business and financial professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and others who need to efficiently manage and analyze data.

Hein Smith did a great job of explaining the subjects in a very simple way. He provides shortcuts, formulas, and functions on how to overcome common problems. I'll surely recommend this to anyone, especially for anyone to get more done with MS Excel.

If you would like to start your journey to start building excel programs, this is for you. I was so glad to found it. Lots of thanks to the author.

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  • Isaiah Curtis
  • 05-11-20

Easy to listen to

This is an excellent book on Excel. Its formulas, functions, and shortcuts are very essential to make the work easier. I have learned many helpful tips and tricks from this book. I found the techniques very easy to follow. I recommend this book to those who have an interest in this field.

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  • Bernard Go
  • 05-09-20

Well-explained

Such a wonderful book! Provides an explicit direction and guidance on how to help you make the most of formulas and functions, including the latest improvements to arrays, formula error handling, and statistics. Well-detailed explanations in all aspects. This book is for everyone who wants to get more done with Microsoft Excel in less time.

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  • Alexander Griffin
  • 05-07-20

Concise and to the point

I would say that this is a must-have book if you want to learn Excel well. This book is packed with good information on different techniques that you can use to develop custom toolbars, menus, and dialog boxes. You can, therefore, create an application in Excel that will fit your needs.

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  • Luise Wood
  • 05-14-20

Highly suggested

Trying to figure out Excel as a complete novice was very confusing. When I listened to this book, I can say that I feel like a pro now. This book is easy to follow and understand with some actual examples of applications that helped me grasp the concepts. I was so blessed and glad to have this.

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  • John Sy
  • 05-13-20

Perfect for beginners

Perfect especially for the beginners. This guidebook offers tips, tricks, and practical examples with all the code and sample templates you need to start your journey from humble data analyst to Excel programming pro. Take your Excel skills to the next level by harnessing the power of the VBA language. Hurry up! Get it now!

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  • Barbara Bennet
  • 05-12-20

Well-presented

The book refreshed what I knew but also showed may things I didn't know before. It was explained in an easy and understandable manner. I can say that this is great for those who already have an idea in Excel. It is also a good starting point for the first-timers.

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  • Lorelie M.
  • 05-11-20

Clear explanations

I'm just new to excel so this guide works so much better than trying to find something in the book the course came with. Use it over and over again. Works especially on those worksheets you only have to work on once every month or so. Thank you, Hein, for sharing this. A life-saver for me!

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