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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.
  • Understanding spreadsheets2

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

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