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  • During this sessions we will demonstrate:the basics of using an electronic spreadsheet.the Excel 2007 Ribbonbasic formatting featuresentering values and labelsbasic calculationssorting datacreating simple charts
  • Describe the three capabilities of Excel. Strongest area is number crunching.
  • The formula bar displays the content of the active cell.You can still right click to access the shortcut menu.

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  • Understanding spreadsheets
    with
    Excel 2007
  • During this session you will learn:
    • The basics of using an electronic spreadsheet.
    • The Excel 2007 Ribbon.
    • Basic formatting features.
    • Entering values and labels.
    • Basic calculations.
    • Sorting data
    • Creating simple charts
    • Using Excel 2007 online Help
  • Excel is used to
    • analyze,
    • communicate, and
    • manage information.
    This information is used to make informed decisions.
  • You can:
    Perform calculations
    Manage and sort data
    Create visual representations
  • Creating a New Workbook
    Click on the Office Button and select new
    Note: Excel 2007 has a new file extension (.xlsx)
  • Interacting with Excel
  • A spreadsheet(worksheet) consists of a grid-like array of cells.
    A workbook(Excel file) is a collection of spreadsheets.
    A new Excel workbook opens with three spreadsheets and the option to insert more.
  • The active cell is G4
    The Active Cell
    Has a thick border, row and column identifying its address
  • The Active Cell
    Cell C7
    Column F
    Row 9
    Cells, Ranges, Columns, Rows,
    Basic components of a spreadsheet
  • Label
    Label
    Create labels (text)
    Create values (numeric information)
  • Formula Bar
    Cell C2 is the active cell
    To enter data, click in cell and type.
    To delete, click in cell and press Delete or right-click and select Clear Contents
  • Dragging and Dropping Cells
    Select cell(s), click and drag border
  • Working with Basic Formulas
    Always begin formula with “=“
    Add (+)
    Subtract (-)
    Multiply (*)
    Divide (/)
  • Go to the Insert Tab
    Choose Function Library
    Example functions
    =sum(A2:A20)
    =average(B10:T10)
    =max(H50:H100)
  • Select Sort from the Home tab or from the Data tab
  • Creating a Chart
    Select range, choose chart type
  • Browse the help files online through the Internet, or offline using the files on your computer.
    Click Help icon or press F1; click topic to read contents
  • www.it.udel.edu/learnit
    www.udel.edu/help
    831-6000