Microsoft Excel Resources

A clearly written, no-nonsense guide that is just what I needed.

– From a review of Excel for Beginners by Opossum on dated December 1, 2017.


Note: If you shop on Amazon, this link will take you to the M.L. Humphrey author page where you can find all of the books listed below. Otherwise you can click on a book image to be taken to a page to choose your store for your country for that book or you can choose the store-specific page on the right-hand side and click on the book you want to be taken to in that store.

If you just want to learn the basics you need to know to use Excel on a daily basis, then start with Excel for Beginners. ($4.99 USD in ebook, $12.95 USD in paperback, $19.95 USD in hard cover)

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If you already know the basics and want to learn about more advanced topics such as pivot tables, charts, conditional formatting, and more then try Intermediate Excel. If you want to learn about how to use formulas and functions in Excel, then try 50 Useful Excel Functions or 50 More Excel Functions. ($5.99 USD in ebook, $12.95 USD in paperback, $19.95 USD in hard cover)

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And if you’re ready to just dive in and read all four books at once, then your best bet is Excel Essentials.

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You can also get an introduction to Excel, Word, and PowerPoint in one book with Microsoft Office for Beginners.

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If what you’d rather do is test your knowledge of Excel then each of the above Excel Essentials titles has a quiz book associated with it that includes questions as well as five bonus exercises. ($3.99 USD in ebook for the individual titles, $9.99 USD in paperback for the individual titles and $9.99 USD in ebook and $21.99 in paperback for The Excel Essentials Quiz Book)

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And if you just need information on one specific topic, like pivot tables, then the Easy Excel Essentials series contains excerpts from the Excel Essentials titles on specific topics. ($2.99 USD in ebook, $5.99 USD in paperback)

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You can also purchase one of the following specialty Excel titles as well as their associated template. (Templates are Excel files and only available from the Payhip store.)

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These additional titles related to Microsoft Office, data, and budgeting are available as well:

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Blog Posts:

This site also contains the following blog posts that may be of interest to you:

Excel, Word, and PPT Books Now in Hard Cover

Data Principles for Beginners (new release notice)

A Quick Excel Copy and Paste Trick

How to Count TRUE or FALSE Entries in a Range

A Little Reminder on Backwards Compatibility

Using Excel for an Optimization Problem

How to Split a Cell Diagonally in Excel

The Excel PRODUCT Function

Excel for Budgeting is Live

Excel Essentials Quiz Books Now Available

A New Release: 50 More Excel Functions