# Excel.01 - COMPREHENSIVE Excel Tutorial 1 Getting Started...

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Unformatted text preview: COMPREHENSIVE Excel Tutorial 1 Getting Started with Excel XP XP Objectives • Understand the use of spreadsheets and Excel • Learn the parts of the Excel window • Scroll through a worksheet and navigate between worksheets • Create and save a workbook file • Enter text, numbers, and dates into a worksheet • Resize, insert, and remove columns and rows New Perspectives on Microsoft Office Excel 2007 2 XP XP Objectives • Select and move cell ranges • Insert formulas and functions • Insert, delete, move, and rename worksheets • Work with editing tools • Preview and print a workbook New Perspectives on Microsoft Office Excel 2007 3 XP XP Introducing Excel • Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (or Excel ) is a computer program used to enter, analyze, and present quantitative data • A spreadsheet is a collection of text and numbers laid out in a rectangular grid. – Often used in business for budgeting, inventory management, and decision making • What-if analysis lets you change one or more values in a spreadsheet and then assess the effect those changes have on the calculated values New Perspectives on Microsoft Office Excel 2007 4 XP XP Introducing Excel New Perspectives on Microsoft Office Excel 2007 5 XP XP Exploring Excel New Perspectives on Microsoft Office Excel 2007 6 XP XP Exploring Excel New Perspectives on Microsoft Office Excel 2007 7 XP XP Navigating a Worksheet • Excel provides several ways to navigate a worksheet New Perspectives on Microsoft Office Excel 2007 8 XP XP Planning a Workbook • Before you begin to enter data into a workbook, you should develop a plan – Planning analysis sheet New Perspectives on Microsoft Office Excel 2007 9 XP XP Entering Text, Numbers, and Dates in Cells • The formula bar displays the content of the active cell • Text data is a combination of letters, numbers, and some symbols • Number data is any numerical value that can be used in a mathematical calculation • Date and time data are commonly recognized formats for date and time values New Perspectives on Microsoft Office Excel 2007 10 XP XP Entering Multiple Lines of Text Within a Cell • Click the cell in which you want to enter the text • Type the first line of text • For each additional line of text, press the Alt+Enter keys (that is, hold down the Alt key as you press the Enter key), and then type the text New Perspectives on Microsoft Office Excel 2007 11 XP XP Changing Column Width and Row Height • A pixel is a single point on a computer monitor or printout • The default column width is 8.38 standard- sized characters • Row heights are expressed in points or pixels, where a point is 1⁄72 of an inch • Autofitting eliminates any empty space by matching the column to the width of its longest cell entry or the row to the height of its tallest cell entry New Perspectives on Microsoft Office Excel 2007 12 XP XP Changing the Column Width and Row Height • Drag the right border of the column heading left to decrease the...
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