Outstanding Macro Function Reference

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 20, 2014)

6

When creating workbooks, it can sometimes be intimidating to keep all the available worksheet functions straight. And for some functions, it can be downright impossible to put your finger on how to use the various parameters available. (Exactly how, again, am I supposed to put together the CHITEST function?)

Excel itself provides a modicum of help, visible as you start to type a function in a formula or through the use of the Insert Function tool. When you want more detailed information, though, you may be at a loss as to where to turn.

Here's a great resource you can download and use for free: the Excel Function Bible. Developed by Norman Harker and Ron de Bruin, the work is massive. It comes (appropriately enough) as an Excel workbook and an associated set of example workbooks.

You can find more information about this free resource here:

http://www.rondebruin.nl/efb/efb.htm

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (13342) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

MORE FROM ALLEN

Protecting Parts of a Document

Word doesn't require you to protect entire documents. Instead, you can protect different sections within a document, as ...

Discover More

Changing Existing Captions

Word allows you to automatically create captions for various elements of your document, such as figures and tables. These ...

Discover More

Automatically Adding Captions

Word can automatically add captions to various elements of your document, such as tables or figures. Here's how to ...

Discover More

Program Successfully in Excel! John Walkenbach's name is synonymous with excellence in deciphering complex technical topics. With this comprehensive guide, "Mr. Spreadsheet" shows how to maximize your Excel experience using professional spreadsheet application development tips from his own personal bookshelf. Check out Excel 2013 Power Programming with VBA today!

More ExcelTips (ribbon)

Using the ABS Function

Need to find the absolute value of a number? That's where the ABS function comes into play.

Discover More

Ways to Concatenate Values

Users of the most recent versions of Excel have four different ways available to combine values into strings. Even those ...

Discover More

Displaying Letter Grades

Grading in schools is often done using numeric values. However, you may want to change those numeric values into letter ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in ExcelTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is five more than 4?

2015-01-09 04:32:27

balthamossa2b

Ron de Bruin is one of my particular Excel Gods. Didn)t know he had this.

DLing as we speak.


2014-12-22 12:25:25

Nick

This is pretty great...though I wish the sheet wasn't protected, so I could make my own notes within it (bold my favorites, etc.)


2014-12-20 13:38:41

Juan

Thank you very much for sharing this valuable resource.

May you celebrate a blessed and wonderful Christmas and the new year with your dear ones!


2014-12-20 13:29:32

KAHSR

WOW, talk about information overload! These guys really put some serious work into this project.

Thanks to them and thanks to you for sharing it with your readers.

Wishing you and yours a Blessed Christmas and 2015.


2014-12-20 12:32:28

Thomas Redd

Wow! This is a wonderful resource. Allen, I love you tips and when you are willing to link to other people's tips I respect you all the more! Thanks! Is there such a "Bible" for the functions and tools available in Word 2013?


2014-12-20 12:16:14

JT

Thanks for such a great FREE resource.


This Site

Got a version of Excel that uses the ribbon interface (Excel 2007 or later)? This site is for you! If you use an earlier version of Excel, visit our ExcelTips site focusing on the menu interface.

Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in ExcelTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.