acis 2504 ch 2 class notes

acis 2504 ch 2 class notes - Chapter 2 Excel Formulas...

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Chapter 2: Excel Formulas Chapter Skills Recall the four goals of good spreadsheet design: Copy and paste formulas using cell references entering cell references into formulas use absolute cell references in formulas use relative cell references in formulas use mixed cell references in formulas Construct formulas using correct order or operations (PEMDAS: P lease E xcuse M y D ear A unt S ally) Use references to assumption cells in formulas View all worksheet formulas Recognize the advantages of using named cell ranges in Excel formulas Use named cell ranges in formulas Recall common causes of the following error values: (For this chapter, you need to know cause(s) for only the first 3 error values listed below.) ####### (Introduced in Chapter 1) #NAME? #REF! #VALUE! (wait until Chapter 3 for this one) Recall three types of errors encountered in Excel formulas Troubleshoot formula errors using the Evaluate Formula feature Properly apply worksheet protection Chapter Vocabulary cell reference: location (involves the row and the column) absolute cell reference: references exact cell in old and new locations. Neither column nor row adjusts-use the $ sign. So when you copy and paste it stays exactly the same. $A$2 (both stay the same) F4 makes the cell absolute. relative cell reference: (default reference) both row and column reference change relative to the pasted location mixed cell reference: row or column changes, but not both. assumption cell 1
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“named” cell range (a.k.a. "range name") formula error value Chapter Demonstration 1 1. Open the practice file “ProductMix_exCh2.xlsx” that is posted on Blackboard. 2. Construct a formula in cell D7 that calculates the total product labor cost for Product 1. a. Select cell D7 and type in the = sign b. Select the cell (use mouse) that contains the unit cost for labor. c.
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2009 for the course ACIS 2504 taught by Professor Mtgriffin during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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acis 2504 ch 2 class notes - Chapter 2 Excel Formulas...

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