Excel 2013, 2010 and 2007 book, e-book and video tutorials
We recommend that you do not learn Excel using one of these earlier versions of Excel.
Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013 have now all reached the end of Microsoft’s five-year mainstream support life cycle and are no longer fully supported by Microsoft. The most recent to leave mainstream support was Office 2013 that reached its five-year birthday on April 10th 2018.
The current version of Excel (Excel 365) is a very different product from Excel 2013 as it now includes Power Pivot and a greatly enhanced Get & Transform module making it suitable for a different type of analysis using OLAP techniques (that Microsoft call “modern data analysis”).
If you are learning Excel for the first time our recommendation is clear: Use Excel 365. This is the latest and greatest version of Excel and there’s even a 30-day free trial version that will provide enough time to learn. If you need longer access, Microsoft will provide Office 365 personal to you for less than six dollars a month. If you don’t like the idea of a subscription Excel 2019 would be our second choice. If you master Excel 365 (or Excel 2019) you’ll still be able to use the old versions – they just won’t have as many features.
We no longer sell e-books (or video courses) for these retired versions but we do (for the moment) still produce them as physical printed paper books that are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million (BAM!) and most other online sellers.