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### Excel Presentation

1. 1. Excel Spreadsheets Berni Durham-Jones
2. 2. <ul><li>Can make it easier to perform calculations and experiment with numbers. </li></ul><ul><li>You can type in formulas once, change the data many times and the computer will auto.matically re-doing the calculations </li></ul>
3. 3. <ul><li>A spreadsheet is a grid of columns and rows. </li></ul><ul><li>Where a cell and a column meet is called a &quot;cell&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Cells are referred to by their column letter and row number. </li></ul>
4. 4. <ul><li>To launch Excel i n college click </li></ul><ul><li>Start </li></ul><ul><li>All Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Core Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Excel . </li></ul>
5. 5. <ul><li>First we’ll look at how to enter and format text and numbers. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the mouse on the cell where you want data to appear, do the following:- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click your mouse in Cell A1 and type “Mobile Phone – Most Popular Brands&quot;, then press the Enter key. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notice that if a cell is not wide enough to hold the text you type, the text simply spills into the adjoining cells to the right. </li></ul></ul>
6. 6. <ul><li>To make text bold, click on Cell A1 again, then click the Bold icon at the top of the screen (same as word processing, right?). </li></ul><ul><li>Still on Cell A1 , increase its font size by clicking on the Font Size drop-down list (the example is set to 12 point). </li></ul>
7. 7. <ul><li>Now, how to get the text in Cell A1 to appear centred between columns A to G?. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple - highlight cells A1 to G1 (click and hold the mouse button on A1 then drag to the right to D1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Then click the Merge and Center button. Cells A1 through G1 are now merged (treated as if they were one cell) and the text is now centred. </li></ul></ul>
8. 8. <ul><li>Instead of typing the formula yourself, you can also the Autosum button. </li></ul><ul><li>This will automatically calculate the figures for you. </li></ul><ul><li>Delete the data in Cell B5 and use the autosum function instead. </li></ul><ul><li>Change the figures and see what happens. </li></ul>