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Learning through Reading: Four Books You Can Pick Up About Excel

A few months ago, we discussed some of the ways in which you could obtain further information regarding MS Excel. One of those ways that we mentioned included books. We’ve been asked to share our recommendations of the better excel related literature that we’ve come across and today is the day where we deliver!

Tune in to see our picks for the best sort of MS Excel books for anyone who is aiming to better understand this awesome piece of software. Mind you, these are the books that WE found to be useful. You’re free to have your own favorites or have strong opinions about the ones we chose—all that’s important is that you share your opinions respectfully and we’ll all be better for it.

Without further ado, here are our picks:

Microsoft Excel 2016 Bible

This book was put together by John Walkenbach. Don’t let the year 2016 fool you! The information that this text holds a lot of useful information about building charts and streamlining reports! One of the biggest issues that people tend to have is to integrate information between spreadsheets.

If that’s one issue that you’ve been having yourself, you may want to pay attention to what Mr. Walkenbach has to say about it.

Excel 2016 All-in-One for Dummies

You might be quite familiar with the “For Dummies” series of books. They’ve spawned a lot of helpful discussions about a wide variety of subjects which most people may be unfamiliar with. It’s a great precursor to a more advanced level of discussion.

The 2016 version of this book is a pretty big leap from its first incarnation. This version includes all the updates that have been done on the software since 2013. It includes certain shortcuts and formulas which weren’t available before. So if you’re looking to obtain pretty recent information, this is one book that you should consider buying.

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Excel 2016 from Scratch

If you’re a complete beginner or already have an understanding of Excel and would like to refresh your knowledge, this is a good book to get. Not only does it have some fairly comprehensive and friendly discussions about the software, but it comes with exercises and demos.

This can really help those who learn best by doing rather than just by reading about it.

Points to Remember

There are more books published every day so it’s good to keep an eye out. You should always try to further improve your understanding of Excel since they are regularly running updates to further improve it. If books aren’t your cup of tea, there are a lot of other sources of information out there. Just be sure to pick the one that’s really going to help you grow your knowledge.

Do you have any particular MS Excel book that you would recommend? Which one?

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