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Unformatted text preview: • 91% of spreadsheets created by EXPERIENCED users contain SIGNIFICANT errors o Report grade as F when it is really a C 4. Spreadsheet Goals • CLEAR • FLEXIBLE • EFFICIENT • VERIFIABLE • ACCURATE 5. Clear • Simplicity: spreadsheet contains one idea per row and one idea per column • Unity: Like things are together (tests are either in one column or one row, students are grouped together, different things look different- i.e. TEST column width is wider than the HOMEWORK column width) o Make things look visual different if they should be separated (font changes/size, different colors) • Emphasis: draw attention to important parts of the spreadsheet\ o EX: headings, total points possible (for grading criteria), averages have color attached to them • Balance: taking a rough look a spreadsheet, and make sure it roughly looks like a rectangle (jagged border is okay; one rectangle with another tacked on is NOT okay)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course ACIS 1504 taught by Professor Jmlacoste during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.
- Spring '07