# Introduction

If you’re an Excel beginner, this is the perfect place to start.

Microsoft Excel is one of the most used software applications of all time. Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Microsoft Excel. You can use Excel to enter all sorts of data and perform financial, mathematical or statistical calculations.

1 Range: A range in Excel is a collection of two or more cells. This chapter gives an overview of some very important range operations.

2 Formulas and Functions: A formula is an expression which calculates the value of a cell. Functions are predefined formulas and are already available in Excel.

## Introduction +

Take the next step! You can find related examples and features on the right side of each chapterat the bottom of each chapter. Below you can find an overview.

2 Formulas and Functions: Most Used Functions | Subtract | Multiply | Divide | Square Root | Percentage | Named Range | Dynamic Named Range | Paste Options | Discount

# Functions

Discover how functions in Excel help you save time. If you are new to functions in Excel, we recommend you to read our introduction to Formulas and Functions first.1 Count and Sum: The most used functions in Excel are the functions that count and sum. You can count and sum based on one criteria or multiple criteria.2 Logical: Learn how to use Excel’s logical functions, such as IF, AND, OR and NOT.

3 Cell References: Cell references in Excel are very important. Understand the difference between relative, absolute and mixed reference, and you are on your way to success.

4 Date & Time: To enter a date, use the “/” or “-” characters. To enter a time, use the “:” (colon).

5 Text: Excel has many functions to offer when it comes to manipulating text strings.

6 Lookup & Reference: Learn all about Excel’s lookup & reference functions, such as VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, MATCH, INDEX and CHOOSE.

7 Financial: This chapter illustrates Excel’s most popular financial functions.

8 Statistical: An overview of some very useful statistical functions in Excel.

9 Round: This chapter illustrates three functions to round numbers in Excel. ROUND, ROUNDUP and ROUNDDOWN.

10 Formula Errors: This chapter teaches you how to deal with some common formula errors.

11 Array Formulas: This chapter helps you understand array formulas in Excel. Single cell array formulas perform multiple calculations in one cell.

## Functions +

Become an Excel pro! You can find related examples and functions on the right side of each chapterat the bottom of each chapter. Below you can find an overview.

10 Formula Errors: IfError | IsError | Aggregate | Circular Reference | Formula Auditing | Floating Point Errors | IFNA

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