by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 20, 2014)
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:
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