Lecture 17 - Excel 1

Lecture 17 - Excel 1 - Computer Applications for Business...

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CS170 Computer Applications for Business Fall 2008 Instructor: Kristian Stout Lecture 17 Introduction to Spreadsheets Readings: Chapter 14
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Topics List: Spreadsheets Lecture 1 Microsoft Excel Getting Started Workbook and Worksheets Columns, rows and cells Entering Data Editing Data Inserting a column or a row Calculations based on Data Absolute and Relative reference
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A note I use the latest version of Office the functions and features will be the same --- the layout on screenshots might be different. for exact locations of the specific menus in your version of excel see the recommended texts or ask your TA in recitation
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Getting Started Microsoft Office Excel is a powerful tool you can use to create and format spreadsheets, and analyze and share information to make more informed decisions. One can use Excel to create budgets, work with taxes, record student grades, or even track daily exercise or the cost of a remodel. Professional or personal, the possibilities are nearly endless.
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Getting Started When you start Excel you're faced with a big empty grid. There are letters across the top, numbers down the left side, tabs at the bottom named Sheet1 and so forth.
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Example Workbook
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Workbook and worksheets You open a file called a workbook . The first workbook you open is called Book1 (or workbook1) by default you can change this when you save the document Each new workbook comes with three worksheets, like pages in a document. On a mac it opens with 1 You enter data into the worksheets. On the File menu, click New . In the New Workbook task pane, click Blank workbook .
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Workbook and worksheets Each worksheet has a name on its sheet tab at the bottom left of the workbook window: Sheet1, Sheet2, and Sheet3. You view a worksheet by clicking its sheet tab.
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default title default three sheets; change sheets by clicking different tabs You enter data in this area
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Workbook and worksheets It is a good idea to rename the sheet tabs to make the information on each sheet easier to identify. You can add additional worksheets if you need more than three. Or if you don’t need as many as three, you can
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