Top 10 Excel Books of All time

 

Microsoft Excel is an application which stores spreadsheet information in digital format. It is a space saver and saves a huge amount of time for the people who know how to use it well. For those who don’t know to use Excel that well, fear not. There are numerous books that will help guide you through the application and know its tricks and hacks. Microsoft keeps updating its Office every few years and the software becomes more or less tricky, especially to new users. Here are the top 10 Excel books of all time.

 

MrExcel XL: The 40 greatest excel tips of all time

For all Excel users out there, here is a book to give you tips and shortcuts while using Excel to make your work all the more efficient and time-saving. The tips are easy to understand and explained step-by-step for its readers to grasp quickly.

Read it For:
Learning how to use some tricks and hacks in Excel you might never have even heard of or forgotten. A handy book for the regular Excel user.
Don't Read it For:
Beware. This is a tip book. Not a beginner’s guide. It is useful if you have some familiarity with Excel beforehand.
What makes this book stand out?:
The easily interpreted tips and the explanation to some of the application’s hacks.

Excel For Dummies

The title is a little funny, but it’s true. This is a book for Excel greenhorns out there. The first book is for the initial Excel program, but it makes it no trouble for you to catch up as they release new guides as the Excel is updated. I recommend this to the beginner of Excel, and it teaches everything you need to know regarding using spreadsheets, pie charts, tables and so on.

Read it For:
The reader-friendly steps to understand Excel.
Don't Read it For:
This first book is for the earlier edition of Excel. IF you want, you can get the newer editions under the same title
What makes this book stand out?:
Making it very simple for nervous newbies and keeping it informative too. A good book to start using Excel, at home or the office.

M is for Data Monkey

This book teaches you to use Power Query in Excel and how to save time and clean up information smoothly. This is a guide to M language for Power Query, Excel, and Power Pivot.

Read it For:
Learn how to use Power Query with Excel and thereby manage your data with Excel and Power Pivot.
Don't Read it For:
If you don’t know Excel. This will help you if you have at least the basics of Excel and Power Pivot. Otherwise, you’re not going to find much use in it.
What makes this book stand out?:
You will quickly grasp the contents of this book and will understand the need of this book with Power Query.

Excel 2013 Bible

This book is made keeping the Excel 2013 version in mind. Nevertheless, it is the complete guide to use Excel up to the maximum. It teaches you spreadsheets, pivot tables, worksheets, formulas and more including VBA macros, some Microsoft Excel tools like Flash Fill. It is for every level of spreadsheet user.

Read it For:
The ultimate guide to using Excel as much as it has tools and purposes.
Don't Read it For:
I don’t tell anyone not to read it because it will help you use Excel, irrespective of what level of user you currently are. It will leave you better at it.
What makes this book stand out?:
Its credibility due to the vast information it offers and the author himself is a veteran expert on Excel related books.
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Excel 2003 Power Programming with VBA

To summarize this book- It is a guide for the 2003 Excel program. It tells you how to use VBA in detail for the 2003 version. It is quite detailed and comes from a reliable writer on Excel books.

Read it For:
Learning Excel 2003 and VBA procedures.
Don't Read it For:
the reason that is a book for an older version of Excel. Although it is still very handy and descriptive.
What makes this book stand out?:
The description and information on Excel 2003 and the fact that you can still use some of the topics it has covered back then.

Excel Charts

A guidebook to use Excel 2000 and 2002, one of the earliest versions written by the spreadsheet wizard himself, John Walkenbach. This book deals with using charts and covers the early Excel program’s detailed features.

Read it For:
Learning about charts and the know-how on Excel 2000 and 2002.
Don't Read it For:
The ancient version of the program. Most of the time you might not use this in today’s updated version of Excel.
What makes this book stand out?:
The author. He has been writing on Excel and spreadsheet since its earliest days giving him the authority over the program he has today.

Excel 2010 All-In-One for Dummies

Excel 2010 covers the updates and necessary information on the then-updated 2010 program and tells you how to tackle the complicated aspects of it in a simple way along with the standard explanations on Excel, charts, tables, worksheets, and VBA.

Read it For:
The mini books that come as a part of it break down the content for you to easily understand and apply while you use Excel.
Don't Read it For:
It is a bestseller on Excel programs. I wouldn’t tell anyone not to read this book as it is a must-have.
What makes this book stand out?:
Helping out on the update for the 2010 version which most would have found complicated and difficult to understand, i.e., not user-friendly.

Advanced Excel Essentials

A book for intermediaries looking to climb up to advance level Excel usage. It teaches you how to make use of advanced features and to make your application. This is recommended to the user looking to improve his skills.

Read it For:
Knowing how you can up your level using Excel and make it more efficient to your needs.
Don't Read it For:
A beginner guide. This assumes you know the basics well, and so it teaches advance level spreadsheets.
What makes this book stand out?:
Being one of the few books that help people to learn more regarding spreadsheet than guides have to offer in the market.

Excel 2013 VBA and Macros

Know how to automate your spreadsheet program, save time, use it wherever you want to and learn some discreet features and functions of Excel that you might not have known about. This gives you examples and step by step procedures on how to tackle your Excel obstacles.

Read it For:
Maximizing efficient usage of Excel 2013 and learn how to automate your spreadsheets, pivot tables, VBA, etc.
Don't Read it For:
Choice of the book is left to you because there are many credible writers for Excel guidebooks. All of them are just as useful as you make of it.
What makes this book stand out?:
Teaching automated spreadsheets, saving your time and learning of Excel 2013.

Excel 2007 all-in-one desk reference for Dummies

The steps to use Excel for sharing other programs, using VBA, securing your data and more.

Read it For:
Getting yourself up to date if you’re lagging behind in your Excel and refreshing your usage memory.
Don't Read it For:
The Dummies books are very good and are written keeping in mind that the person reading it has no idea on how to work the program. This is one of the best books for Excel program.
What makes this book stand out?:
Being reader-friendly, showing clear steps to using and accessing certain features and more

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