Learn Excel 2013 Expert Skills with The Smart Method e-book


This Excel 2013 e-book is for users who want to upgrade their basic Excel 2013 skills to true expert level. It will teach you to master all of the Excel 2013 advanced features. If you are an absolute beginner you need our Excel 2013 Essential Skills e-book.

The e-book is very, very different to any other computer e-book you have ever read. The Smart Method provides an entirely new and better way to master advanced Excel 2013 features. Here’s just four of the many ways in which the e-book is unique:

  • This e-book won’t waste your time by teaching basic Excel 2013 skills that you already know. All of that material is covered already in our beginner’s Excel 2013 Essential Skills e-book. By assuming that you are already able to use the Excel 2013 basic features, far more ground can be covered.
  • Instruction is logically structured into sessions and lessons. While this makes the e-book ideal for self-instruction, you can also use it to run your own, highly effective, adult training courses.
  • Every lesson is presented on two facing sheets of A4 paper (the pages are much bigger than in any other Excel e-book).
  • Each lesson has a sample file that models a real-world business problem. You’ll immediately appreciate the value and relevance of each skill you learn.

Advanced concepts are explained without needless technical jargon. Everything is concisely described in a simple, no-nonsense way. No matter what your background is, this e-book will enable you to master Excel 2013’s most advanced features.

Amongst other things you’ll learn how to:

  • Master dynamic tables using automatic, manual, qualified and unqualified structured table references
  • Use advanced filters to apply complex logical criteria
  • Use Excel’s Subtotal feature to create both regular and nested subtotals
  • Use formula-driven validations to enforce complex business rules
  • Implement a hyperlink-based navigation system to allow users to easily navigate large workbooks
  • Create beautiful interactive forms using checkbox, combo box, command button, text box and option button controls
  • Record macros with both absolute and relative references
  • Execute macros from button controls
  • Use slicers to allow touch-screen users to quickly filter Pivot Tables by multiple criteria
  • Perform What-If analysis to model and compare business scenarios
  • Use advanced functions to solve real-world business problems
  • Understand and use all of Excel’s security features
  • Completely understand Excel 2013’s new ability to create OLAP cubes
  • Understand primary and foreign keys and use them to create both one-to-many and many-to-many relationships
  • Use Excel 2013’s new OLAP Pivot Tables to present OLAP cube data

Companies who have taken Smart Method courses include:

AOL Time Warner, The United States Army, Daimler Chrysler, Motorola, HSBC, Barclays, American Express, Allied Irish Banks, Imperial Tobacco, Volvo, The BBC, British Petroleum, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Unilever, The Institute of Chartered Accountants, The Ministry of Defence, Keele University, Deutsche Bank, HBOS, Transport For London, The Performing Rights Society, Scottish Power, The Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman, BAE Systems, RBS, The British Museum, The National Gallery, Pokerstars, Marks & Spencer, Virgin, O2, BMW… and many, many others.


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