"I spend hours every day buried in Excel and feel overwhelmed by my work..."

Excel is a huge part of your job. You spend tons of time at work struggling with formulas and functions — and, even though you can usually solve your problems eventually, you can’t help but wondering whether you’re doing things the right way.

Do you ever:

  • Feel a lack of confidence when presented with data analysis and spreadsheet challenges?
  • Wonder whether you could be saving time at work if you knew the right Excel formulas and functions?
  • Feel guilty about bugging your team with Excel questions?
  • Wonder whether your co-workers see you as a competent, high-performing analyst?
  • Feel uninspired when you go to work each morning?

Don’t worry — you’re not alone. Around the world, thousands of employees just like you struggle with these problems each and every day. It’s totally normal.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

How much more enjoyable would your job be if you knew how to make Excel work with you, not against you?


  • You would feel confident and prepared on the job.
  • You would free up hours every day to spend on more important things — like critical work tasks, meetings, or even more ‘you time’.
  • You wouldn’t have to nag your team with requests for spreadsheet help.
  • Your co-workers would respect you as a high-performing analyst.
  • You would feel excited to go to work every day.

And, best of all — what if your new skills qualified you for more senior, higher-paying positions in your industry? That would have a huge impact on your career — and your lifetime earnings.

So, where to start?

You’re a independent, productive person, and you like solving problems on the fly — so you’ve tried to learn Excel on your own. You’ve read forums and articles trying to figure out which formulas and functions will help you out the most, but there’s so much information out there that it’s hard to figure out where to begin.

And even if you know what to look for, most tutorials available are confusing and hard-to-follow. After hours of searching and trial-and-error, you still aren’t getting the answers you need.

There's an easier way:

Deskbright's Ultimate Excel Book

The Ultimate Excel Book will save you hours of time that you could be spending more productively. Written for the casual-to-intermediate Excel user looking to master the art of automating day-to-day work, this book will start with the basics and build your spreadsheet skills from the ground up. When you’re finished reading, you’ll feel confident in your ability to tackle any spreadsheet task that’s thrown your way.

The Ultimate Excel Book is based on years of experience, trial and error, and hard-earned expertise. It’s the perfect resource to help you take the next step in your career by enabling you to solve tough analysis problems quickly and easily — and feel excited to go to work every day.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

If you don't love this book, you'll get your money back.

Buy the book, read through it, and use it to improve your Excel skills. On the rare chance that you don't love it, send me an e-mail within 30 days of your purchase and I will refund 100% of the cost — no questions asked. You don't have to return anything — just let me know and I'll issue a refund.

It's literally that easy. If you don't love the book, you keep it and get your money back.

With zero risk on your end, you can't afford to pass up this amazing opportunity to take charge of your professional development. Think about it: just one promotion or pay raise, and this book has already paid for itself a hundred times over.


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What's inside?

The Ultimate Excel Book contains all the information you need to master Excel in convenient .pdf, .epub, and .mobi formats — so you can read on your computer or easily send to a device like your Kindle. Here's what you'll find inside:

  • Overview section to explain the basics of Excel for complete beginners...
  • A function reference on the absolute most useful functions Excel has to offer, and how to take full advantage of their power...
  • Detailed, real-world examples of how to use each feature, including real data...
  • Advanced charting, PivotTables, and formatting guides to help you create dashboards, dynamic tables and more...
  • Expert function overviews like INDEX MATCH MATCH and array functions...
  • Plus... reference section so that you know where to go for additional help...

Here's a detailed, chapter-by-chapter overview of what you'll get:


Brief introduction from the author and an overview of what you'll find in the book

Getting started

'Start from zero' introduction to Microsoft Excel, including spreadsheet basics and how to navigate the interface and work with basic data, like sorting and filtering lists

The basics of functions

Overview of what a 'function' is, and how we can chain them together to create complex strings of logic and mathematical calculations in Excel

Common mathematical functions

Basics of the most common mathematical functions used in everyday spreadsheets, including SUMs, cumulative SUMs with absolute and relative cell references, AVERAGEs, and MAX / MINs

Working with dates and times

Introduction to Excel's unique time formatting system, and an overview of date-based functions that allow us to manipulate, add, and subtract dates and times

Working with strings

Summary of Excel's string manipulation capabilities, including concatenation, LEFT and RIGHT functions, and searching for substrings; overview of advanced string parsing with wildcards

Lookup functions

Detailed dive into Excel's most useful functions, like VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP; expert-level tutorials on more complex lookups with multiple criteria and dimensions

Logical functions

Introduction to boolean logic and how it can be used to create dynamic, intelligent spreadsheets with the IF function; deep dive into conditional logic functions like SUMIFS and COUNTIFS

Creating charts and graphs

Advanced overview of Excel's charting capabilities, including chart input requirements; different chart types; and visual modifications / data labeling

Working with PivotTables

End-to-end exploration of the power of PivotTables, from simple one-dimensional Pivots through complex multi-dimensional tables that summarize metrics in different ways

Advanced formatting

Information on how to use advanced formatting to make your spreadsheets easier to read an interpret, including conditional formatting and data bars


Thorough reference section outlining Excel tutorial websites, help forums, and more

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This stuff works. Ask our customers.

Here's what some happy customers have to say about the Ultimate Excel Book:

"The tutorials are so easy to follow, it's amazing. I find it's easy to learn things that I've never been able to get my head around before."

-Ruth R.

"It's been such a huge time-saver knowing these formulas — especially the lookups. Who knew I'd been wasting so much time at work?"

-Jesse L.

About the author

This book is written by Deskbright founder Sam McIntire. Sam taught himself Excel after landing a job at a top management consultancy, and is passionate about sharing his spreadsheet knowledge with others.

With years of experience teaching students around the world advanced Excel skills, his easy-to-follow style is perfect for beginners to advanced learners alike. Sam:

  • Has helped thousands of students learn the Excel formulas and functions they need to succeed at work;
  • Is an experienced management consultant who learned Excel on-the-job at a top tier firm;
  • Has been featured in top business publications like Fast Company, Business.com, and Forbes;
  • Has received hundreds of positive reviews and 'thank you' e-mails from students whose work was transformed by his lessons.

So... what are you waiting for? Don't waste time and risk missing out on lessons that will transform your career. Pick up the Ultimate Excel Book today!


Customer reviews

Learning something new  

Been using Excel for decades and thought I was fairly knowledgeable about it but this course has proven me wrong. Even in the Basics section I learned a couple of shortcuts that will be time-savers. And don't get me started about INDEX MATCH. Thank you for writing this in just the right tone and clarity.


The handbook is detailed enough for the topics covered and provides practical invited as well as alternatives... I also love the chronological order of the topics..Makes for easy understanding. I recommend it to be bought for novices, beginners. Intermediate to advanced users... U never know what you might learn..

It's all you need up to intermediate level  

Very well structured and complete without being in any way laborious. Shows great pedagogy as well. Multiple support platforms. Next for me will be the modelling course. Thanks very much Sam.

Excellent resource  

This has helped me immensely and has given me the confidence to optimize all my metrics at work!

Good Work  

Content is good but can be Improve further as the excel is very vast and Endless.

Wow, that was a quick fix!  

In a review of Sam's Ultimate Excel Book I wrote a few days ago, I dinged two stars off of what I otherwise would have awarded 5-stars because the pdf version did not have an interactive TOC. However, just a few moments ago I got an email from Sam saying that he fixed the TOC so that clicking on any page number will scoot you right to the subject matter you wanted to get at! Woo Hoo! Thanks, Sam, for such a quick update and for writing such a helpful ebook! 5 stars now in my book!

Great Book  

I took a course in Advanced Excel but it was foo fast-paced for me. I followed the exercises in the book and I was able to fully understand and apply the new learning in my work.

Great product, quite comprehensive  

Any book can only cover Excel in part, but this book has identified much of what is important and explains it well.

never thought I'd pay for excel tutorials  

Exactly what I needed to know, and broadened my horizons beyond what I thought I needed to know.

Excellent product, Am enjoying using it.  

Very easy to use and concepts well explained. Good work deskbright.

So much useful  

I love this product & its clean and clear to understand. Please add some practicals as well

Excellent book!  

This is an excellent book that I highly recommend for both beginners and advanced Excel users. There is so much information included that will help everyone take their Excel skills to the next level. Well worth the price!


Very practical approach which are useful for day to day's working

Great Product- Love it.  

I am very happy with purchase of The Ultimate Excel Book. It covers certain areas not covered by some of the other products. Love the Pivot table section and use of functions. It is great.

Best Excel book in the market!  

I work in Corporate Finance and very often I come across some complicated spreadsheets. This book has been fantastic for providing me great tips which are explained in detail.

Awesome product!  

Wonderful online learning experience! Very well-organized and efficient delivery of instruction. It's everything I was hoping for in an online Excel training platform. Thank you!

Very Clear, And A Great Reference  

I bought this book after visiting the INDEX MATCH page about 7 times a day trying to solve a data-entry problem. The tutorials are clearly laid out and easy to follow, and I like that I can both work through them now and use them as a reference later on. Thanks!


I have found this book very useful for reference, rather than looking in lots of different places for an answer, I have them in one place, for myself it is a reminder for the formulas I do not use that often. For my wife who is a novice it has been an excellent read with easy to understand examples, she has even got the hang of using INDEX MATCH.

Immediately practical - worth the money in less than 20 minutes  

Thanks Deskbright! I just had a look at the online version of the Ultimate Excel Book this afternoon and it's laid out so clearly, I found exactly what I needed. In about 20 minutes I *finally* bloody understood the practical value of INDEX MATCH over V LOOKUP. Plus I worked out a way to use INDEX MATCH MATCH with a search/wild-card combo to combine some reporting for the business. That's going to save us a load of time and about $600 this year on a data integration service. Thanks again for the clear and practical explanations! Cheers, Jake Digital Marketing Manager

Amazing resource!  

This Excel overview is amazing - detailed, clear, and very easy to follow. As an Excel beginner, it got me up to speed and very comfortable using Excel in a professional setting. Thanks!!

Handy help  

This book is far the most handy help i have ever had on excell. I just cant emphasize much

Super comprehensive book, Super customer service!  

This is a thorough overview of Excel's basic, and some uber-useful not-so-basics (e.g. INDEX/MATCH vs VLOOKUP). Well laid out and illustrated with ample screen-shots, the explanations are all clear and approachable. Perhaps a "hot" table of contents to ease moving around the e-book for the next edition, but all in all, a good solid reference backed by a committed, responsive author.