Excel1 - Introduction to Excel ENGR 102 Fall 2008 Sections...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Introduction to Excel ENGR 102 Fall 2008 Sections 11 and 12
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
What is Excel? • Excel is the spreadsheet application in Microsoft Office • What is a spreadsheet? • Traditionally, a page with rows and columns of numbers arranged for comprehension and analysis • Excel is a computer implementation of the paper spreadsheet • Why use a computer? • Eliminates manual repetition of identical calculations • Allows easy changes of data • Makes complex calculations feasible • Provides a direct link to graphics • Supports separate entry and reporting formats
Background image of page 2
How Did the Spreadsheet Start? • 1961 – Richard Mattesich, "Budgeting Models and System Simulation“ paper • 1969 – Rene Pardo and Remy Landau co-invented "LANPAR" LAN guage for P rogramming A rrays at R andom for mainframes • 1979 – Daniel Bricklin & Bob Franksten conceived and wrote VisiCalc for Apple ][ • 1980 – SuperCalc for CP/M • 1983 – Lotus 1-2-3 written by Mitch Kapor after Lotus bought VisiCalc • 1987 – Excel (Microsoft) and Quattro Pro (Borland) released
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
VisiCalc for DOS Available for download on Dan Bricklin’s website
Background image of page 4
The Excel 2003 Screen Column labels Row labels Active cell Menu bar Toolbars Name box Data entry Function list
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/07/2009 for the course ENGR 102 taught by Professor Likhatchev during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

Page1 / 13

Excel1 - Introduction to Excel ENGR 102 Fall 2008 Sections...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online