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#1
July 24th 07, 03:40 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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If I were new to a subject, I would read a book about it and practice the
exercises, rather than ask simple questions like: "How do I add the value in
cell A1 to the value in cell A2 and put the result in cell A3?". Excel is
like algebra. After discovering the solution to the equation 4x+1 = 9,
(answer: x = 2), by asking someone else, did you learn how to derive the
answer by yourself and will you always continue to ask for help rather than
getting a book on the subject, be it Excel or algebra, and learn by reading?
Or is that too difficult? I see so often, "I just got Excel, but I'm not
willing to read and learn so I'll ask others." Got news for you. That
approach will not work; you won't learn much about Excel or anything else
for that matter. Have fun. . We all have questions about things such as
Excel or algebra. It's just that some of us try to rely upon ourselves
before asking others, whereas some just say: someone else will provide the

To those of you brand new to Excel, I recommend books such as:

For absolute newbies:

Excel 2003 Step by Step (ISBN: 0-7356-1518-7) or Excel 2007 Step by
Step (0-7356-2304-X) both \$24.99 at Barnes and Noble

Beyond newbie:

Excel 2003 Bible (ISBN: 0-7645-3967-1) or Excel 2007 Bible (ISBN:
0-4700-4403-9) both \$39.99 at Barnes and Noble
Excel 2003 Inside Out (ISBN: 0-7356-1511-X) or Excel 2007 Inside Out
(ISBN: 0-7356-2321-X) both \$44.99 at Barnes and Noble.

Just a thought. May your days be kind to you.

Regards,

Dave

#2
July 24th 07, 04:33 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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Why are so many of your posts duplicates? You only have to click the SEND
button once. I suggest your get a good book. <g

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Dave Thomas" wrote in message
et...
If I were new to a subject, I would read a book about it and practice the
exercises, rather than ask simple questions like: "How do I add the value
in cell A1 to the value in cell A2 and put the result in cell A3?". Excel
is like algebra. After discovering the solution to the equation 4x+1 = 9,
(answer: x = 2), by asking someone else, did you learn how to derive the
answer by yourself and will you always continue to ask for help rather
than getting a book on the subject, be it Excel or algebra, and learn by
reading? Or is that too difficult? I see so often, "I just got Excel, but
I'm not willing to read and learn so I'll ask others." Got news for you.
That approach will not work; you won't learn much about Excel or anything
else for that matter. Have fun. . We all have questions about things
such as Excel or algebra. It's just that some of us try to rely upon
ourselves before asking others, whereas some just say: someone else will

To those of you brand new to Excel, I recommend books such as:

For absolute newbies:

Excel 2003 Step by Step (ISBN: 0-7356-1518-7) or Excel 2007 Step by
Step (0-7356-2304-X) both \$24.99 at Barnes and Noble

Beyond newbie:

Excel 2003 Bible (ISBN: 0-7645-3967-1) or Excel 2007 Bible (ISBN:
0-4700-4403-9) both \$39.99 at Barnes and Noble
Excel 2003 Inside Out (ISBN: 0-7356-1511-X) or Excel 2007 Inside Out
(ISBN: 0-7356-2321-X) both \$44.99 at Barnes and Noble.

Just a thought. May your days be kind to you.

Regards,

Dave

#3
July 24th 07, 05:42 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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I do, I read books, mostly medical books. Dave do you read medical books?
Cause then maybe you could either treat youself if you got sick Usually a bad
thing) or realize just how complicated medicine is even with the books. For
some of us excel is like that - complicated even with a book. Therefore we
rely on those good souls, expert in their field to easily and accurately
assess, diagnose, and treat our problems. I also use search and that in
itself is often the cliff notes of what one needs to answer the question at
hand.

Later Dave,

Kazdagi
--
It is getting harder and harder to concentrate . . . what was I saying again?

"Dave Thomas" wrote:

If I were new to a subject, I would read a book about it and practice the
exercises, rather than ask simple questions like: "How do I add the value in
cell A1 to the value in cell A2 and put the result in cell A3?". Excel is
like algebra. After discovering the solution to the equation 4x+1 = 9,
(answer: x = 2), by asking someone else, did you learn how to derive the
answer by yourself and will you always continue to ask for help rather than
getting a book on the subject, be it Excel or algebra, and learn by reading?
Or is that too difficult? I see so often, "I just got Excel, but I'm not
willing to read and learn so I'll ask others." Got news for you. That
approach will not work; you won't learn much about Excel or anything else
for that matter. Have fun. . We all have questions about things such as
Excel or algebra. It's just that some of us try to rely upon ourselves
before asking others, whereas some just say: someone else will provide the

To those of you brand new to Excel, I recommend books such as:

For absolute newbies:

Excel 2003 Step by Step (ISBN: 0-7356-1518-7) or Excel 2007 Step by
Step (0-7356-2304-X) both \$24.99 at Barnes and Noble

Beyond newbie:

Excel 2003 Bible (ISBN: 0-7645-3967-1) or Excel 2007 Bible (ISBN:
0-4700-4403-9) both \$39.99 at Barnes and Noble
Excel 2003 Inside Out (ISBN: 0-7356-1511-X) or Excel 2007 Inside Out
(ISBN: 0-7356-2321-X) both \$44.99 at Barnes and Noble.

Just a thought. May your days be kind to you.

Regards,

Dave

#4
July 24th 07, 05:57 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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No, but a simple book on Excel could help you to get off the ground and use
Excel.You could learn the basics in one day.

"Kazdagi" .(donotspam) wrote in message
...
I do, I read books, mostly medical books. Dave do you read medical books?
Cause then maybe you could either treat youself if you got sick Usually a
thing) or realize just how complicated medicine is even with the books.
For
some of us excel is like that - complicated even with a book. Therefore
we
rely on those good souls, expert in their field to easily and accurately
assess, diagnose, and treat our problems. I also use search and that in
itself is often the cliff notes of what one needs to answer the question
at
hand.

Later Dave,

Kazdagi
--
It is getting harder and harder to concentrate . . . what was I saying
again?

"Dave Thomas" wrote:

If I were new to a subject, I would read a book about it and practice the
exercises, rather than ask simple questions like: "How do I add the value
in
cell A1 to the value in cell A2 and put the result in cell A3?". Excel is
like algebra. After discovering the solution to the equation 4x+1 = 9,
(answer: x = 2), by asking someone else, did you learn how to derive the
answer by yourself and will you always continue to ask for help rather
than
getting a book on the subject, be it Excel or algebra, and learn by
Or is that too difficult? I see so often, "I just got Excel, but I'm not
willing to read and learn so I'll ask others." Got news for you. That
approach will not work; you won't learn much about Excel or anything else
for that matter. Have fun. . We all have questions about things such as
Excel or algebra. It's just that some of us try to rely upon ourselves
before asking others, whereas some just say: someone else will provide
the

To those of you brand new to Excel, I recommend books such as:

For absolute newbies:

Excel 2003 Step by Step (ISBN: 0-7356-1518-7) or Excel 2007 Step by
Step (0-7356-2304-X) both \$24.99 at Barnes and Noble

Beyond newbie:

Excel 2003 Bible (ISBN: 0-7645-3967-1) or Excel 2007 Bible (ISBN:
0-4700-4403-9) both \$39.99 at Barnes and Noble
Excel 2003 Inside Out (ISBN: 0-7356-1511-X) or Excel 2007 Inside Out
(ISBN: 0-7356-2321-X) both \$44.99 at Barnes and Noble.

Just a thought. May your days be kind to you.

Regards,

Dave

#5
July 24th 07, 05:59 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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Do not begin the compare Excel with medicine. Excel is a tool. Not a
science. I am amazed that if you are learned in medicine, you would not
recognize a tool and not a science. I think you are not what you claim to
be.

"Kazdagi" .(donotspam) wrote in message
...
I do, I read books, mostly medical books. Dave do you read medical books?
Cause then maybe you could either treat youself if you got sick Usually a
thing) or realize just how complicated medicine is even with the books.
For
some of us excel is like that - complicated even with a book. Therefore
we
rely on those good souls, expert in their field to easily and accurately
assess, diagnose, and treat our problems. I also use search and that in
itself is often the cliff notes of what one needs to answer the question
at
hand.

Later Dave,

Kazdagi
--
It is getting harder and harder to concentrate . . . what was I saying
again?

"Dave Thomas" wrote:

If I were new to a subject, I would read a book about it and practice the
exercises, rather than ask simple questions like: "How do I add the value
in
cell A1 to the value in cell A2 and put the result in cell A3?". Excel is
like algebra. After discovering the solution to the equation 4x+1 = 9,
(answer: x = 2), by asking someone else, did you learn how to derive the
answer by yourself and will you always continue to ask for help rather
than
getting a book on the subject, be it Excel or algebra, and learn by
Or is that too difficult? I see so often, "I just got Excel, but I'm not
willing to read and learn so I'll ask others." Got news for you. That
approach will not work; you won't learn much about Excel or anything else
for that matter. Have fun. . We all have questions about things such as
Excel or algebra. It's just that some of us try to rely upon ourselves
before asking others, whereas some just say: someone else will provide
the

To those of you brand new to Excel, I recommend books such as:

For absolute newbies:

Excel 2003 Step by Step (ISBN: 0-7356-1518-7) or Excel 2007 Step by
Step (0-7356-2304-X) both \$24.99 at Barnes and Noble

Beyond newbie:

Excel 2003 Bible (ISBN: 0-7645-3967-1) or Excel 2007 Bible (ISBN:
0-4700-4403-9) both \$39.99 at Barnes and Noble
Excel 2003 Inside Out (ISBN: 0-7356-1511-X) or Excel 2007 Inside Out
(ISBN: 0-7356-2321-X) both \$44.99 at Barnes and Noble.

Just a thought. May your days be kind to you.

Regards,

Dave

#6
July 24th 07, 06:00 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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Years ago, we had an expression. RTFL. I'm sure many of you recognize it.

"Dave Thomas" wrote in message
et...
If I were new to a subject, I would read a book about it and practice the
exercises, rather than ask simple questions like: "How do I add the value
in cell A1 to the value in cell A2 and put the result in cell A3?". Excel
is like algebra. After discovering the solution to the equation 4x+1 = 9,
(answer: x = 2), by asking someone else, did you learn how to derive the
answer by yourself and will you always continue to ask for help rather
than getting a book on the subject, be it Excel or algebra, and learn by
reading? Or is that too difficult? I see so often, "I just got Excel, but
I'm not willing to read and learn so I'll ask others." Got news for you.
That approach will not work; you won't learn much about Excel or anything
else for that matter. Have fun. . We all have questions about things
such as Excel or algebra. It's just that some of us try to rely upon
ourselves before asking others, whereas some just say: someone else will

To those of you brand new to Excel, I recommend books such as:

For absolute newbies:

Excel 2003 Step by Step (ISBN: 0-7356-1518-7) or Excel 2007 Step by
Step (0-7356-2304-X) both \$24.99 at Barnes and Noble

Beyond newbie:

Excel 2003 Bible (ISBN: 0-7645-3967-1) or Excel 2007 Bible (ISBN:
0-4700-4403-9) both \$39.99 at Barnes and Noble
Excel 2003 Inside Out (ISBN: 0-7356-1511-X) or Excel 2007 Inside Out
(ISBN: 0-7356-2321-X) both \$44.99 at Barnes and Noble.

Just a thought. May your days be kind to you.

Regards,

Dave

#7
July 24th 07, 06:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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You really don't want to help anyone. Just show your "MVP". If you did, you
would suggest books to read and other sources of learning. . Not act like an
"MVP". Grow up.

"T. Valko" wrote in message
...
Why are so many of your posts duplicates? You only have to click the SEND
button once. I suggest your get a good book. <g

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Dave Thomas" wrote in message
et...
If I were new to a subject, I would read a book about it and practice the
exercises, rather than ask simple questions like: "How do I add the value
in cell A1 to the value in cell A2 and put the result in cell A3?". Excel
is like algebra. After discovering the solution to the equation 4x+1 = 9,
(answer: x = 2), by asking someone else, did you learn how to derive the
answer by yourself and will you always continue to ask for help rather
than getting a book on the subject, be it Excel or algebra, and learn by
reading? Or is that too difficult? I see so often, "I just got Excel,
but I'm not willing to read and learn so I'll ask others." Got news for
you. That approach will not work; you won't learn much about Excel or
anything else for that matter. Have fun. . We all have questions about
things such as Excel or algebra. It's just that some of us try to rely
upon ourselves before asking others, whereas some just say: someone else

To those of you brand new to Excel, I recommend books such as:

For absolute newbies:

Excel 2003 Step by Step (ISBN: 0-7356-1518-7) or Excel 2007 Step by
Step (0-7356-2304-X) both \$24.99 at Barnes and Noble

Beyond newbie:

Excel 2003 Bible (ISBN: 0-7645-3967-1) or Excel 2007 Bible (ISBN:
0-4700-4403-9) both \$39.99 at Barnes and Noble
Excel 2003 Inside Out (ISBN: 0-7356-1511-X) or Excel 2007 Inside Out
(ISBN: 0-7356-2321-X) both \$44.99 at Barnes and Noble.

Just a thought. May your days be kind to you.

Regards,

Dave

#8
July 24th 07, 06:15 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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If you want to learn Excel, read Excel books. Then come to the Excel
newsgroups.

"Kazdagi" .(donotspam) wrote in message
...
I do, I read books, mostly medical books. Dave do you read medical books?
Cause then maybe you could either treat youself if you got sick Usually a
thing) or realize just how complicated medicine is even with the books.
For
some of us excel is like that - complicated even with a book. Therefore
we
rely on those good souls, expert in their field to easily and accurately
assess, diagnose, and treat our problems. I also use search and that in
itself is often the cliff notes of what one needs to answer the question
at
hand.

Later Dave,

Kazdagi
--
It is getting harder and harder to concentrate . . . what was I saying
again?

"Dave Thomas" wrote:

If I were new to a subject, I would read a book about it and practice the
exercises, rather than ask simple questions like: "How do I add the value
in
cell A1 to the value in cell A2 and put the result in cell A3?". Excel is
like algebra. After discovering the solution to the equation 4x+1 = 9,
(answer: x = 2), by asking someone else, did you learn how to derive the
answer by yourself and will you always continue to ask for help rather
than
getting a book on the subject, be it Excel or algebra, and learn by
Or is that too difficult? I see so often, "I just got Excel, but I'm not
willing to read and learn so I'll ask others." Got news for you. That
approach will not work; you won't learn much about Excel or anything else
for that matter. Have fun. . We all have questions about things such as
Excel or algebra. It's just that some of us try to rely upon ourselves
before asking others, whereas some just say: someone else will provide
the

To those of you brand new to Excel, I recommend books such as:

For absolute newbies:

Excel 2003 Step by Step (ISBN: 0-7356-1518-7) or Excel 2007 Step by
Step (0-7356-2304-X) both \$24.99 at Barnes and Noble

Beyond newbie:

Excel 2003 Bible (ISBN: 0-7645-3967-1) or Excel 2007 Bible (ISBN:
0-4700-4403-9) both \$39.99 at Barnes and Noble
Excel 2003 Inside Out (ISBN: 0-7356-1511-X) or Excel 2007 Inside Out
(ISBN: 0-7356-2321-X) both \$44.99 at Barnes and Noble.

Just a thought. May your days be kind to you.

Regards,

Dave

#9
July 24th 07, 06:18 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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I suggest you stop being so insolent.

"T. Valko" wrote in message
...
Why are so many of your posts duplicates? You only have to click the SEND
button once. I suggest your get a good book. <g

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Dave Thomas" wrote in message
et...
If I were new to a subject, I would read a book about it and practice the
exercises, rather than ask simple questions like: "How do I add the value
in cell A1 to the value in cell A2 and put the result in cell A3?". Excel
is like algebra. After discovering the solution to the equation 4x+1 = 9,
(answer: x = 2), by asking someone else, did you learn how to derive the
answer by yourself and will you always continue to ask for help rather
than getting a book on the subject, be it Excel or algebra, and learn by
reading? Or is that too difficult? I see so often, "I just got Excel,
but I'm not willing to read and learn so I'll ask others." Got news for
you. That approach will not work; you won't learn much about Excel or
anything else for that matter. Have fun. . We all have questions about
things such as Excel or algebra. It's just that some of us try to rely
upon ourselves before asking others, whereas some just say: someone else

To those of you brand new to Excel, I recommend books such as:

For absolute newbies:

Excel 2003 Step by Step (ISBN: 0-7356-1518-7) or Excel 2007 Step by
Step (0-7356-2304-X) both \$24.99 at Barnes and Noble

Beyond newbie:

Excel 2003 Bible (ISBN: 0-7645-3967-1) or Excel 2007 Bible (ISBN:
0-4700-4403-9) both \$39.99 at Barnes and Noble
Excel 2003 Inside Out (ISBN: 0-7356-1511-X) or Excel 2007 Inside Out
(ISBN: 0-7356-2321-X) both \$44.99 at Barnes and Noble.

Just a thought. May your days be kind to you.

Regards,

Dave

#10
July 24th 07, 06:22 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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LOL!

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Dave Thomas" wrote in message
. net...
You really don't want to help anyone. Just show your "MVP". If you did,
you would suggest books to read and other sources of learning. . Not act
like an "MVP". Grow up.

"T. Valko" wrote in message
...
Why are so many of your posts duplicates? You only have to click the SEND
button once. I suggest your get a good book. <g

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Dave Thomas" wrote in message
et...
If I were new to a subject, I would read a book about it and practice
the exercises, rather than ask simple questions like: "How do I add the
value in cell A1 to the value in cell A2 and put the result in cell
A3?". Excel is like algebra. After discovering the solution to the
equation 4x+1 = 9, (answer: x = 2), by asking someone else, did you
learn how to derive the answer by yourself and will you always continue
to ask for help rather than getting a book on the subject, be it Excel
or algebra, and learn by reading? Or is that too difficult? I see so
often, "I just got Excel, but I'm not willing to read and learn so I'll
ask others." Got news for you. That approach will not work; you won't
learn much about Excel or anything else for that matter. Have fun. .
We all have questions about things such as Excel or algebra. It's just
that some of us try to rely upon ourselves before asking others, whereas
some just say: someone else will provide the answer.

To those of you brand new to Excel, I recommend books such as:

For absolute newbies:

Excel 2003 Step by Step (ISBN: 0-7356-1518-7) or Excel 2007 Step by
Step (0-7356-2304-X) both \$24.99 at Barnes and Noble

Beyond newbie:

Excel 2003 Bible (ISBN: 0-7645-3967-1) or Excel 2007 Bible (ISBN:
0-4700-4403-9) both \$39.99 at Barnes and Noble
Excel 2003 Inside Out (ISBN: 0-7356-1511-X) or Excel 2007 Inside Out
(ISBN: 0-7356-2321-X) both \$44.99 at Barnes and Noble.

Just a thought. May your days be kind to you.

Regards,

Dave

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