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Foolish Collective Spreadsheet Project Archive

Here is the final project archive of the spreadsheet project. The purpose of this project is to teach a novice how to create and use a spreadsheet. These lessons are meant to be applied to the field of investment and financial analysis.

I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to this project. They are 1971simon, confusedfool100, eeii, gebinr, GrandpaRalph, haywool, HGBG, KennyO, Lostinthought, lynbee, obenation, Olya, PosFCF, Rijer, sean1arch, and Zarff.

Week #1: Cells, Rows, Columns, Sheets & Referencing

Week #2: Functions
Math Functions

Financial Functions

Statistical Functions

Boolean logic & nested functions

Lookup/Reference/Database Functions

Week #3: Formatting, Posting to boards/web

Week #4: Charts & Graphs

Week #5: Macros

Week #6: Web Querries & linking spreadsheets

Part 1: File structure conventions and file naming conventions

Part 2: A simple “canned” web query – downloading a set of stock quotes

Part 3a: Making your own web query – Downloading 4 quarters of Income Statement data with Excel 2000

Part 3b: Making your own web query – Downloading 4 quarters of Income Statement data with Excel 2002

Part 4: Editing the query to make it generic

Part 5: Combining several queries and computations to make a “stock” spreadsheet

Part 6: Setting up a “Master” spreadsheet and linking the first and subsequent “stock” spreadsheets to the “master” spreadsheet

Part 7: Tips, Tricks, and Things that go Bump! in the Night.

Web Querries for Excel '97:

Sample Template

Week #7: Debugging & troubleshooting
Common errors and debugging

Data Manipulation (sorting, filtering, importing data):

Week #8: Data sources that provide Excel downloads and Sample spreadsheets

Tips & Tricks -
Shortcut keys

Find & Replace, Splitting Windows, Freezing Panes, Comments, Names in a workbook

Spreadsheet Advice board:

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