The Pivot of Power

The Pivot of Power

What explains this volatility? The Pivot of Power is the second volume in a unique blend of collective biography and institutional history that shows the skills, limitations and passions of incumbents are only part of the story.

Author: Paul Strangio

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 9780522868753

Category: Political Science

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The prime ministership remains the main prize in Australian politics, but it is a precarious one. Leadership turnover in recent years has seen more prime ministers rise and fall than at any time since the decade after federation. What explains this volatility? The Pivot of Power is the second volume in a unique blend of collective biography and institutional history that shows the skills, limitations and passions of incumbents are only part of the story. The ways in which prime ministers thrive and fail are influenced by the resources at their command, the evolving nature of the parties they lead, the daunting public expectations they face under a relentless media gaze, and the challenges that history throws at them. Recent changes in these areas have had a destabilising effect and made the role of prime minister more onerous than ever. After decades of strong national leadership, the office has rarely seemed quite so confounding as it does for its contemporary holders. The Pivot of Power explains how this has come about. And its rich account of prime-ministerial fortune since the mid-twentieth century yields historical lessons for overcoming the current malaise.
Categories: Political Science

Power Pivot and Power BI

Power Pivot and Power BI

Microsoft PowerPivot is a free add-on to Excel from Microsoft that allows users to produce new kinds of reports and analyses that were simply impossible before, and this book is the first to tackle DAX formulas, the core capability of ...

Author: Rob Collie

Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615473496

Category: Computers

Page: 271

View: 450

Microsoft PowerPivot is a free add-on to Excel from Microsoft that allows users to produce new kinds of reports and analyses that were simply impossible before, and this book is the first to tackle DAX formulas, the core capability of PowerPivot, from the perspective of the Excel audience. Written by the world's foremost PowerPivot blogger and practitioner, the book's concepts and approach are introduced in a simple, step-by-step manner tailored to the learning style of Excel users everywhere. The techniques presented allow users to produce, in hours or even minutes, results that formerly would have taken entire teams weeks or months to produce. It includes lessons on the difference between calculated columns and measures; how formulas can be reused across reports of completely different shapes; how to merge disjointed sets of data into unified reports; how to make certain columns in a pivot behave as if the pivot were filtered while other columns do not; and how to create time-intelligent calculations in pivot tables such as "Year over Year" and "Moving Averages" whether they use a standard, fiscal, or a complete custom calendar. The "pattern-like" techniques and best practices contained in this book have been developed and refined over two years of onsite training with Excel users around the world, and the key lessons from those seminars costing thousands of dollars per day are now available to within the pages of this easy-to-follow guide. This updated second edition covers new features introduced with Office 2015.
Categories: Computers

Dashboarding and Reporting with Power Pivot and Excel

Dashboarding and Reporting with Power Pivot and Excel

How to Design and Create a Financial Dashboard with PowerPivot – End to End
Kasper de Jonge ... of using VLOOKUP to consolidate all the data into one table,
as is usual in Excel, Jim knows he can create relationships in Power Pivot.

Author: Kasper de Jonge

Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615473397

Category: Computers

Page: 195

View: 940

Microsoft’s revolutionary Power Pivot is a tool that allows users to create and transform data into reports and dashboards in new and much more powerful ways using the most-used analytical tool in the world: Excel. This book, written by a member of Microsoft’s Power Pivot team, provides a practical step by step guide on creating a financial dashboard. The book covers in detail how to combine and shape the relevant data, build the dashboard in Excel, providing layout and design tips and tricks, prepare the model to work with fiscal dates, and show values used in many financial reports, including year-to-date, variance-to-target, percentage-of-total, and running totals reports. Accessibly written, this book offers readers a practical, real-world scenario and can be used as a day-to-day reference. Though the guide focuses on Power Pivot for Excel 2010, a chapter that discusses Power View—compatible with Excel 2013— and Power BI is also included.
Categories: Computers

DAX Formulas for PowerPivot

DAX Formulas for PowerPivot

This book is the first to tackle DAX formulas, the core capability of Power Pivot, from the perspective of the Excel audience.

Author: Rob Collie

Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615473328

Category: Computers

Page: 239

View: 505

Microsoft's Power Pivot is an add-on to Excel that enables you to produce new kinds of reports and analyses that were simply impossible before. This book is the first to tackle DAX formulas, the core capability of Power Pivot, from the perspective of the Excel audience. Written by a leading Power Pivot educator (and former leader on the Power Pivot and Excel teams at Microsoft), the book's concepts and approach are introduced in a simple, step-by-step manner tailored to the learning style of Excel users everywhere.The techniques presented allow users to produce, in hours or even minutes, results that formerly would have taken entire teams weeks or months to produce. In this book you will learn how Power Pivot:1) Gives you "portable" formulas that can be re-used across multiple different reports with a single click.2) Removes the need to ever write a VLOOKUP formula again.3) Allows you to add smart calculations to pivots, such as "Year over Year" and "Moving Averages" which auto-adjust as the pivot changes.4) Effortlessly merges disjointed sets of data into unified insight.As a bonus, Power Pivot and DAX formulas are both the heart AND brain of Microsoft's "Power BI" system, giving us a long-needed bridge between the worlds of Excel and Business Intelligence – a bridge that any Excel PivotTable user can cross with the help of this easy-to-follow book. Your new career – and your organization's future – starts within these pages
Categories: Computers

Power Excel 2019 with MrExcel

Power Excel 2019 with MrExcel

Updating the previous edition's tips to include features in Office 365 and Excel 2019, this new edition of MrExcel's popular software guide even incorporates suggestions sent in by readers.

Author: Bill Jelen

Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615473670

Category: Computers

Page: 529

View: 399

Updating the previous edition's tips to include features in Office 365 and Excel 2019, this new edition of MrExcel's popular software guide even incorporates suggestions sent in by readers. Each featured topic has a problem statement and description, followed by a broad strategy for solving the problem. MrExcel then walks readers through the specific steps to solve the issue. Alternate strategies are also provided, along with common scenarios that trip up users, leaving readers with not only answers to their specific dilemmas but also new and quicker ways to use formulas and spreadsheets.
Categories: Computers

The Great Power Triangle

The Great Power Triangle

This study will also be concerned with the concept of a pivot power. In each great
power triangle where there is at least a modicum of co-operative relations
between the actors, there is at least one pivot power. A pivot is defined as a state
that ...

Author: Gerald Segal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349060597

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

View: 951

Categories: Political Science

Excel 2013 Charts and Graphs

Excel 2013 Charts and Graphs

... Creating Pivot Charts and Power View Dashboards Creating a PivotChart
Using Recommended Charts Changing the ... Menu Filtering Pivot Charts Using
Slicers Connecting Multiple Pivot Charts to One Slicer Using PowerPivot and
Power ...

Author: Bill Jelen

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780133259513

Category: Computers

Page: 464

View: 816

Use Excel 2013’s radically revamped charting and graphing tools to communicate more clearly, powerfully, and quickly… so you drive your message home, and get the decisions and actions you’re looking for! This book reveals data visualization techniques you won’t find anywhere else and shows you how to use Excel 2013 to create designer-quality charts and graphs that stand out from the crowd. It will help you make the most of new features ranging from Power View to Recommended Charts, and instantly share your insights with anyone, anywhere–even on the Web and social networks. Learning advanced Excel techniques has never been easier. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions, real-world examples and case studies, and more than a dozen YouTube videos, straight from MrExcel! • Create stunning data visualizations instantly with Excel 2013’s new Recommended Charts • Use charts to instantly reveal trends, differences, and relationships • Map your data with Excel 2013, MapPoint, and the new GeoFlow add-in • Quickly generate combo charts that once required complex, frustrating procedures • Use sparklines to imbue worksheets with more context and insight • Highlight and clarify the meaning of data with DataBars, color scales, icon sets, and other conditional formatting tools • Post charts to Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, directly from Excel • Build stock charts that help you make smarter investments • Solve “non-standard” problems such as noncontiguous data or custom data sequences • Generate new charts automatically with Excel VBA • Uncover visual tricks that people use to lie with Excel About MrExcel Library: Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel tasks and presents focused skills and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these books will: • Dramatically increase your productivity–saving you 50 hours a year or more • Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems • Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have • Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make
Categories: Computers

Excel 2010 Power Programming with VBA

Excel 2010 Power Programming with VBA

The hand-crafted code that follows generates the same pivot table as the
procedure previously listed: Sub CreatePivotTable() Dim PTCache As
PivotCache Dim PT As PivotTable ' Create the cache Set PTCache =
ActiveWorkbook.

Author: John Walkenbach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470475358

Category: Computers

Page: 1088

View: 961

All the methods and tools you need to successfully program with Excel John Walkenbach's name is synonymous with excellence in computer books that decipher complex technical topics. With this comprehensive guide, "Mr. Spreadsheet" shows you how to maximize your Excel experience using professional spreadsheet application development tips from his own personal bookshelf. Featuring a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications and fully updated for the new features of Excel 2010, this essential reference includes an analysis of Excel application development and is packed with procedures, tips, and ideas for expanding Excel’s capabilities with VBA. Offers an analysis of Excel application development and a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Features invaluable advice from "Mr. Spreadsheet" himself (bestselling author John Walkenbach), who demonstrates all the techniques you need to create large and small Excel applications Provides tips, tricks, and techniques for expanding Excel's capabilities with VBA that you won’t find anywhere else Includes a CD with templates and worksheets from the book This power-user's guide is packed with procedures, tips, and ideas for expanding Excel's capabilities with VBA. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Categories: Computers

Power Pivot

Power Pivot

This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for all those interested in the subject . We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career & Business.

Author: Rob Collie

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1548981591

Category:

Page: 90

View: 697

Learn to manipulate massive amounts of data using an often overlooked feature of Microsoft Excel. Author James Beresford will demonstrate how to take control of data sets by using a tool that most readers likely already have access to. With PowerPivot, you can take the first step toward mastering your data needs. This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for all those interested in the subject . We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career & Business.
Categories:

Excel 2013 Power Programming with VBA

Excel 2013 Power Programming with VBA

The original macro hard-coded both the data range used to create the
PivotCache object ('Sheet1!R1C1:R13C4') and the pivot table location (Sheet2).
In the CreatePivotTable procedure, the pivot table is based on the current region
 ...

Author: John Walkenbach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118490402

Category: Computers

Page: 1104

View: 948

Maximize your Excel 2013 experience using VBA application development The new Excel 2013 boasts updated features, enhanced power, and new capabilities. Naturally, that means John Walkenbach returns with a new edition of his bestselling VBA Programming book and covers all the methods and tools you need to know in order to program with Excel. With this comprehensive guide, "Mr. Spreadsheet" shows you how to maximize your Excel experience using professional spreadsheet application development tips from his own personal bookshelf. Featuring a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications and fully updated for the latest features of Excel 2013, this essential reference includes an analysis of Excel application development and is packed with procedures, tips, and ideas for expanding Excel's capabilities with VBA. Offers an analysis of Excel application development and a complete introduction to VBA Features invaluable advice from "Mr. Spreadsheet" himself, bestselling author John Walkenbach, who demonstrates all the techniques you need to create Excel applications, both large and small Covers navigating the Excel interface, formatting worksheets, interacting with other Office applications, working with collaboration tools, and using sample workbooks and John Walkenbach's award-winning Power Utility Pak to help enhance your Excel skills Provides tips, tricks, and techniques for expanding Excel's capabilities with VBA that you wont find anywhere else Excel 2013 Power Programming with VBA is packed with procedures, tips, and ideas for achieving Excel excellence with VBA.
Categories: Computers

Excel 2013 Pivot Table Data Crunching

Excel 2013 Pivot Table Data Crunching

Bill Jelen, Michael Alexander. 11 You need to create a date table that converts
daily dates to years and quarters. Yes, you could add 411,000 formulas in the
PowerPivot grid with the =YEAR() function, but it is faster to have a date lookup
table.

Author: Bill Jelen

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780133259339

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 583

CRUNCH ANY DATA, FROM ANY SOURCE, QUICKLY AND EASILY, WITH EXCEL 2013 PIVOT TABLES! Use Excel 2013 pivot tables and pivot charts to produce powerful, dynamic reports in minutes instead of hours… understand exactly what’s going on in your business… take control, and stay in control! Even if you’ve never created a pivot table before, this book will help you leverage all their amazing flexibility and analytical power. In just the first seven chapters, you learn how to generate complex pivot reports complete with drill-down capabilities and accompanying charts. Then, you go even further, discovering how to build a comprehensive, dynamic pivot table reporting system for any business task or function. Learning advanced pivot table and pivot chart techniques for Excel 2013 or the newest Office 365 has never been easier. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions, real-world case studies, even complete, easy recipes for solving your most common business analysis problems. • Create, customize, and change your pivot tables and pivot charts • Transform gigantic data sets into crystal-clear summary reports • Summarize and analyze data even faster with new Excel 2013 recommended pivot tables • Instantly highlight your most (and least) profitable customers, products, or regions • Quickly filter pivot tables using slicers • Use dynamic dashboards using Power View to see exactly where your business stands right now • Revamp analyses on the fly by simply dragging and dropping fields • Build dynamic self-service reporting systems your entire team can use • Use PowerPivot or the Data Model to create pivot tables from multiple data sources and worksheets • Work with and analyze OLAP data, and much more About MrExcel Library: Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel tasks and presents focused skills and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these books will • Dramatically increase your productivity—saving you 50 hours a year or more • Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems • Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have • Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make CATEGORY: Spreadsheets COVERS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013
Categories: Computers

Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools for Excel Analysts

Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools for Excel Analysts

Turn to Chapter 2 if you need to configure a PivotTable with the Pivot Field List.
The PivotTable shown in Figure 3-10 contains all the tables in the Power Pivot
Data Model. With this configuration, you have a powerful cross-table analytical ...

Author: Michael Alexander

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118821565

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 421

Bridge the big data gap with Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools for Excel Analysts The distinction between departmental reporting done by business analysts with Excel and the enterprise reporting done by IT departments with SQL Server and SharePoint tools is more blurry now than ever before. With the introduction of robust new features like PowerPivot and Power View, it is essential for business analysts to get up to speed with big data tools that in the past have been reserved for IT professionals. Written by a team of Business Intelligence experts, Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools for Excel Analysts introduces business analysts to the rich toolset and reporting capabilities that can be leveraged to more effectively source and incorporate large datasets in their analytics while saving them time and simplifying the reporting process. Walks you step-by-step through important BI tools like PowerPivot, SQL Server, and SharePoint and shows you how to move data back and forth between these tools and Excel Shows you how to leverage relational databases, slice data into various views to gain different visibility perspectives, create eye-catching visualizations and dashboards, automate SQL Server data retrieval and integration, and publish dashboards and reports to the web Details how you can use SQL Server’s built-in functions to analyze large amounts of data, Excel pivot tables to access and report OLAP data, and PowerPivot to create powerful reporting mechanisms You’ll get on top of the Microsoft BI stack and all it can do to enhance Excel data analysis with this one-of-a-kind guide written for Excel analysts just like you.
Categories: Computers

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

In a scale , a scale beam of greater width than height , and a pivot support
therefor comprising a member having a ... for applying of the scale to and from
the pivot support of the scale power simultaneously to operate said apparatus
and to ...

Author: USA Patent Office

Publisher:

ISBN: DMM:057002657220

Category:

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Mazda Miata MX 5 Performance Projects

Mazda Miata MX 5 Performance Projects

The front belt is for the power steering and air conditioning . Loosen the pivot bolt
at the bottom of the pump , as well as the two upper mounting bolts . The pivot
bolt is accessed through slots cut in the pulley for this purpose . If they are not ...

Author: Keith Tanner

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610590708

Category: Transportation

Page:

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The Mazda Miata MX-5 has been a popular car among automotive enthusiasts for more than a decade, and hardly a single one of the more than 500,000 sold has not been customized by its owner in some way. This book provides specific how-to instructions through approximately 35 projects that include both maintenance and modification procedures. Each project is treated separately, giving readers very specific information about the commitment in time, tools, money, and talent for each project.
Categories: Transportation

Pivot Table Data Crunching

Pivot Table Data Crunching

You can achieve the same layout by selecting Design from the PivotTable Tools
tab, and then selecting Report Layout in the Layout Redefining Your Pivot Table
... In fact, pivot tables themselves are a testament to the analytical power of Excel.

Author: Bill Jelen

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780789746689

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 255

PivotTables may be Excel's most powerful feature, but Microsoft has estimated that only 15% of Excel users take advantage of them. That's because PivotTables (and their companion feature, PivotCharts) have a reputation for being difficult to learn. Not any more! In this book, Excel legends Bill Jelen ("MrExcel") and Michael Alexander teach PivotTables and PivotCharts step-by-step, using realistic business scenarios that any Excel user can intuitively understand. Jelen and Alexander go far beyond merely explaining PivotTables and PivotCharts: they present practical "recipes" for solving a wide range of business problems. Drawing on more than 30 combined years of Excel experience, they provide tips and tricks you won't find anywhere else, and show exactly how to sidestep common mistakes. Coverage includes: " Creating PivotTables, customizing them, and changing the way you view them " Performing calculations within PivotTables " Using PivotCharts and other visualizations " Analyzing multiple data sources with PivotTables " Sharing PivotTables with others " Working with and analyzing OLAP data " Making the most of Excel 2010's powerful new PowerPivot feature " Using Excel 2010's Slicer to dynamically filter PivotTables " Enhancing PivotTables with macros and VBA code This book is part of the new MrExcel Library series, edited by Bill Jelen, world-renowned Excel expert and host of the enormously popular Excel help site, MrExcel.com. Teaches PivotTables, PivotCharts, and Excel 2010's new PowerPivot feature through real-world scenarios that make intuitive sense to users at all levels Includes proven PivotTable recipes for instant on-the-job results Helps Excel users avoid common pitfalls and mistakes Part of the brand-new MrExcel Library series, edited by Excel legend Bill Jelen
Categories: Computers

Microsoft Excel 2013 Building Data Models with PowerPivot

Microsoft Excel 2013 Building Data Models with PowerPivot

Building Data Models with PowerPivot Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo. The only
macro available should be the one you just recorded. Select it and click OK. At
this point, your workbook should contain a single button on an empty canvas, ...

Author: Alberto Ferrari

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780735676565

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 580

Your guide to quickly turn data into results. Transform your skills, data, and business—and create your own BI solutions using software you already know and love: Microsoft Excel. Two business intelligence (BI) experts take you inside PowerPivot functionality for Excel 2013, with a focus on real world scenarios, problem-solving, and data modeling. You'll learn how to quickly turn mass quantities of data into meaningful information and on-the-job results—no programming required! Understand the differences between PowerPivot for Self Service BI and SQL Server Analysis Services for Corporate BI Extend your existing data-analysis skills to create your own BI solutions Quickly manipulate large data sets, often in millions of rows Perform simple-to-sophisticated calculations and what-if analysis Create complex reporting systems with data modeling and Data Analysis Expressions Share your results effortlessly across your organization using Microsoft SharePoint Authors’ note on using Microsoft Excel 2016: This book’s content was written against Excel 2013, but it is useful and valid for users of Excel 2016 too. Excel 2016 introduces several new DAX functions and an improved editor for DAX without changing any existing behavior. In other words, all of the concepts and examples explained in this book continue to work with Excel 2016.
Categories: Computers

Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013

Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013

Using Power Maps you will create captivating visualizations that map your data in space and time. Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013 is your practical guide to getting maximum insight from your data, and presenting it with impact.

Author: Dan Clark

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430264460

Category: Computers

Page: 324

View: 678

Understanding your company’s data has never been easier than with Microsoft’s new Power BI package for Excel 2013. Consisting of four powerful tools—Power Pivot, Power View, Power Query and Power Maps—Power BI makes self-service business intelligence a reality for a wide range of users, bridging the traditional gap between Excel users, business analysts and IT experts and making it easier for everyone to work together to build the data models that can give you game-changing insights into your business. Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013 guides you step by step through the process of analyzing and visualizing your data. Daniel R. Clark, an expert in BI training and a regular speaker on these topics, takes you through each tool in turn, using hands-on activities to consolidate what you’ve learned in each chapter. Starting with Power Pivot, you will create robust scalable data models which will serve as the foundation of your data analysis. Once you have mastered creating suitable data models, you will use them to build compelling interactive visualizations in Power View. It’s often necessary to combine data from disparate sources into a data model. Power Query allows you to easily discover, combine, and refine data from a variety of sources, so you can make accurate judgments with all the available information. Geographical awareness is another common requirement of data analysis. Using Power Maps you will create captivating visualizations that map your data in space and time. Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013 is your practical guide to getting maximum insight from your data, and presenting it with impact.
Categories: Computers

Learn to Write DAX

Learn to Write DAX

Active learning lessons for mastering DAX Data analysis expressions (DAX) is the formula language of PowerPivot and this book is written to give hands-on practice to anyone who wants to become competent at writing such formulas.

Author: Matt Allington

Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615473540

Category: Computers

Page: 180

View: 625

Active learning lessons for mastering DAX Data analysis expressions (DAX) is the formula language of PowerPivot and this book is written to give hands-on practice to anyone who wants to become competent at writing such formulas. Sample exercises that explain each concept are provided and followed by practice questions and answers to maximize learning and experience with DAX.
Categories: Computers

Excel 2013 In Depth

Excel 2013 In Depth

Pivot. Table. 787. Filtering Using the Row Label Filter 787 Filtering Using the
Search Box 789 Clearing a Filter 791 ... PowerPivot. 813. Joining Multiple Tables
Using the Data Model in Regular Excel 2013 813 Preparing Data for Use in the ...

Author: Bill Jelen

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780133259322

Category: Computers

Page: 1248

View: 575

Get more out of Microsoft Excel® 2013: more productivity and better answers for greater success! Drawing on his unsurpassed Excel experience, Bill Jelen (“Mr Excel”) brings together all the intensely useful knowledge you need: insights, techniques, tips, and shortcuts you just won’t find anywhere else. Excel 2013 In Depth is the fastest, best way to master Excel 2013’s full power; get comfortable with its updated interface; and leverage its new tools for everything from formulas, charts, and functions to dashboards, data visualization, and social media integration. Start by taking a quick “tour” of Excel 2013’s most valuable new features. Then, learn how to Build more trustworthy, error-resistant, flexible, extensible, intelligent, and understandable spreadsheets Get more productive with Excel 2013’s new Start Screen and Timelines Create formulas, charts, subtotals, and pivot tables faster with new Flash Fill and Analysis Lens Quickly apply attractive, consistent formats Master every function you’ll ever need,- including powerful new web services functions Solve real-world business intelligence analysis problems Create amazing PowerPivot data mashups that integrate information from anywhere Use Power View to generate stunningly intuitive maps, dashboards, and data visualizations Share workbooks on the Web and social networks Leverage the improved Excel Web App to create highly interactive web pages and online surveys Automate repetitive functions using Excel macros Supercharge your workbooks with new apps from the Excel App Store Like all In Depth books, Excel 2013 In Depth delivers complete coverage with detailed solutions, and troubleshooting help for tough problems you can’t fix on your own. Whatever you intend to do with Excel 2013, this is the only book you’ll need!
Categories: Computers

Distorted Bodies and Suffering Souls

Distorted Bodies and Suffering Souls

The man is the pivot of power — “he's got so much fucking power over me!
Western Civilisation has given him so much power over the likes of me!” is how
Helen Ayling sums it up in Coombs's The Best Man for This Sort of T hing.2
Women are ...

Author: Chantal Kwast-Greff

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789401209281

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

View: 681

Chaos. Pain. Self-mutilation. Women starve themselves. They burn or slash their own flesh or their babies’ throats, and slam their newborns against walls. Their bodies are the canvases on which the suffering of the soul carves itself with knife and razor. In Australian fiction written by women between 1984 and 1994, female characters inscribe their inner chaos on their bodies to exert whatever power they have over themselves. Their self-inflicted pain is both reaction and language, the bodily sign not only of their enfeeblement but also to a certain extent of their empowerment, of themselves and their world. The texts considered in this book – chiefly by Margaret Coombs, Kate Grenville, Fiona Place, Penelope Rowe, Leone Sperling, and Amy Witting – function as both defiance and ac¬ceptance of prevailing discourses of femininity and patriarchy, between submission and a possible future. The narratives of anorexia, bulimia, fatness, self-mutilation, incest, and murder shock the reader into an understanding of deeper meanings of body and soul, and prompt a tentative interpretation of fiction in relation to the world of ‘real’ women and men in contemporary (white) Australia. This is affective literature with the reader in voyeuristic complicity. Holding up the mirror of fiction, the women writers act perforce as a social lever, their narratives as Bildungsromane. But there is a risk, that of reinforcing stereotypes and codes of conduct which, supposedly long gone, still represent women as victims. Why are the female characters (self-)destroyers and victims? Why are they not heroes, saviours or conquerors? If women read about women / themselves and feel pity for the Other they read about, they will also feel pity for themselves: there is little happiness in being a woman. But infanticide and distorting the body are problem-solving behaviours. In truth, the bodies of the female characters bear the marks and scars of the history of their mothers and the history of their grandmothers – indeed, that of their own: the history of survivors.
Categories: Literary Criticism