Media praise for Excel 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual

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"When I first encountered the "For Starters" books, I wondered why users would purchase them. For a little more money they could get the whole enchilada in the parent book. But I was wrong. They are very easy to read, provide all the basics and steer clear of those tools most users never touch."
-- Sam Gardner, Polk Computer User Group

"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post

"There are a lot of good books, but I keep returning to the Missing Manual series because they are inexpensive, easy to read and full of cool tricks and tips."
-- Bob Brooks, The South Bay Apple Mac User Group

"The Missing Manual series is simply the most intelligent and usable series of guidebooks..."
-- Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired

"I have never seen a manual for any program, hardware or OS which is anywhere close to this series in its helpfulness to the reader. Anyone other than the well trained techs can find this book valuable."
-- Ray Bowler, Vice President, Des Moines Macintosh User's Group

"The book entitled Excel 2007 For Starters: The Missing Manual is really your best friend for answers. Matthew MacDonald has written another book, Excel 2007 The Missing Manual, designed for advanced users of Excel. For Starters is just that...for those starting out with Excel...Because Excel 2007 For Starters: The Missing Manual gives you more than enough information and gives you more enthusiasm to approach a spreadsheet, you will feel that it is not nearly as difficult as one would have imagined."
-- Esther Schare, Director, Broward Personal Computer Association, Inc.

"O'Reilly's new "For Starters" missing manuals are even more accessible to newcomers than the general "missing manuals" titles: each offers a fast-paced, easy tutorial with a focus on the basics for using each program right out of the box."
-- James A. Cox, The Bookwatch

"The book entitled Excel 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual is really your best friend for answers...Because Excel 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual gives you more than enough information and gives you more enthusiasm to approach a spreadsheet, you will feel that it is not nearly as difficult as one would have imagined."
-- Esther Schare, Director, Broward Personal Computer Association, Inc.

"The books generally are nicely written, easy to read, flow logically, and have a wealth of information to get you up to speed quickly – or at least as fast as you can read. I am a strong proponent of these types of manuals since I find that the time spent in reading them to be more productive than learning to use a software program by trial-and-error or going through the built-in Help files or other online aids."
-- Ted Littman, Orange Bytes, North Orange County Computer Club

"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- Roger Bernau, ACT Apple User Group Incorporated

"Truly intended for the novice, this guide introduces Excel's user interface and basic techniques for creating spreadsheets, entering data, and printing worksheets. Later chapters show how to perform calculations and create formulas using Excel's built-in functions, sort and filter large amounts of information using tables, and depict data visually using charts. "
-- Shannon Hendrickson, SciTech Book News



"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
--Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post