First: A Free Ebook
Excel Tips and Tricks contains a number of simple tips and tricks to make using Excel easier and/or faster. (If you use Amazon, double-check it’s free before downloading.)
Next: A Couple Featured New Releases:
Excel 365 for Beginners is the new and improved version of Excel for Beginners which has over 500 5-star ratings on Amazon. It’s written for users of Excel 365 (or Excel 2021) and should teach you 95% of what you need to know to use Excel on a daily basis as well as give you a strong foundation for learning the rest. Includes over 150 screenshots.
Excel 365 LOOKUP Functions covers the new Excel 365 function, XLOOKUP, as well as VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP. Written for those already familiar with Microsoft Excel who just need to expand their knowledge in this one particular area.
Finally: ALL the many available Microsoft Office books.
For a guide on which titles to choose, see “Which Book Do You Need?” at the very bottom of the page. Otherwise, click on the store-specific links below the images or the images themselves for a universal link that will take you to your store in your country.
Also, if you want to access one of these books through your library, just ask your librarian. They may be able to order it for you or add it to their digital catalog if they don’t already have it.
Introductions to Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint In One Book
Excel 365 Essentials
Word Essentials and Mail Merge
Excel Essentials 2019
Word Essentials 2019
Access Essentials 2019
PowerPoint Essentials 2019
Excel Quiz Books and Study Guides
Easy Excel Essentials
The video courses for these titles are also available in a discounted bundle here.
Easy Excel Essentials 2019
Easy Excel 365 Essentials
Easy Word Essentials
Easy Word Essentials 2019
Office Essentials Collections
Office 2019 Collections
Which Book Do You Need?
The generic beginner titles, so Excel for Beginners, Word for Beginners, PowerPoint for Beginners, or Access for Beginners, or Microsoft Office for Beginners which covers Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are all good solid introductions to Microsoft Office that should work with any versions of Office.
They were written using Office 2013, but written to apply to any version of Office. At the beginner level there’s not a lot of difference in working with any of the versions of Office from 2007 onward. And if you have an earlier version than that, the Ctrl shortcuts and what things are called will be the same, you’ll just be dealing with a different layout.
Each of the beginner titles also has an Office 2019 equivalent, so, for example, Excel 2019 Beginner. for users of Office 2019 who don’t need to worry about backwards compatibility.
If you are a user of Office 2021 or Office 365 and don’t need to worry about using older versions of Office or working with those who do, then for Excel you may want to start with Excel 365 for Beginners instead because it will cover all of the newest ways of doing things. At the beginner level there isn’t a huge difference, but there are a few new ways to do things.
From there each series has an intermediate-level title that is meant to continue and build on what was taught in the beginner-level title. For Excel there are also books on Excel formulas and functions.
For Word and Excel there are also the Easy Word and Easy Excel series of titles that just focus on one specific sub-topic such as Tables or Charts. If you just want to master one or two topics they are a good choice, but usually you’ll be better off just buying the book that material came from which is usually indicated in the book blurb.
And, finally, for the original Excel series there are also quiz books meant to test your knowledge of the material. These are written with a section of questions, then questions with the answers, and also include a handful of bonus exercises at the end.