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  1. 1. 3-D Pie Chart3-D ReferenceAbsolute AddressActive CellActive WindowALTApplication WindowArgumentArgument PlaceholderArgumentsArithmetic OperatorsAs New SheetAs Object InAutoCalculateAutoCorrectAutoFillAutoFilterAutoFilter Control ButtonAutoFit SelectionAutoFormatAverageBook IconBook#Border TabBordersBrowsingCalculated FieldCellCell AddressCell CommentsCell ReferencesCell ShadingChart Text BoxesChart TitleChart ToolbarChartsClickClick-and-dragClick-entry MethodCloseColon SymbolColumn HeadingsColumn LetterColumn WidthColumnsColumn-SelectComment Indicator
  2. 2. Comparison OperatorsConditional FormattingContents And IndexContents CardContext-sensitive HelpCountCriteriaCTRL+`Currency FormatData FormData RangeDatabaseDefaultDELETEDialog BoxDimmedDocumentDocument IconDocument WindowDocuments CommandDollar Sign ($)Drag-selectEdit LineExclamation PointF4F4FieldField ButtonFile ListFill By ExampleFill HandleFill PointerFind CardFit To PageFontFont StylesFooterFormattingFormulaFormula BarFormula PaletteFormula PaletteFormulasFreeze Panes CommandFunctionsGeneral FormatGoal Seek
  3. 3. GraphicsGridlinesHand Mouse PointerHeaderHeadersHelp Mouse PointerHot SpotIf FunctionIn-cell EditingIndex CardLabelLegendsListList BoxLockedLogical FunctionLogical TestMacroMargin HandlesMarginsMarquee-selectMaxMenu BarMinMixed AddressesMoving BordersName BoxNon-contiguous CellsNumber FormattingObjectsOffice AssistantOpen Dialog BoxOperatorsOrder Of PrecedencePage OrientationPage SetupParentheses in FormulasPaste FunctionPatternsPatterns TabPivotTablePivotTable WizardPoint SizePop-up WindowPrint AreaPrint Preview ControlsProtection
  4. 4. Protection CardProtection PasswordRangeRange AddressRange ReferencesRecordRelative AddressesRow HeadingsRow IndicatorRow NumberRowsRow-SelectSaveSave AsScalingScreen ElementScroll BarScroll Bar ArrowsScroll BoxScrollingSearchSelectSelectingSeriesSheet TabsSHIFT+ClickSizing HandlesSliceSortingSpreadsheetSpreadsheet SolutionsStatus BarStatus BoxSubtotals ModeSumSummary FunctionSyntaxTemplatesTemplates FolderTitle BarToolbarsTruncatedUnlockedValuesView FormulasWhats This?Width Pop-up Box
  5. 5. Windows ClipboardWorkbookWorking ScreenWorksheetWrap TextWYSIWYGZoom Box
  6. 6. The 3-D pie chart is a simple chart style that is useful for illustrating the parts of a whole.A 3-D reference makes it possible to link worksheets together. When the name of a sheet tab appears in a formula followed bAn absolute address in a formula refers to a specific cell location or range. It always points to the location of a specific cell, evThe active cell contains the insertion point and is identified by a dark border around the cell. Its address is shown in the formuThe active window is the area on the Desktop that is currently being used and which usually contains a file or an application.The [ALT] (or Alternate) key on the keyboard is used in conjunction with other keys and mouse actions to perform various comThe Excel application window holds any open document windows. The menus and tools in the application window vary depenArguments are parts of a formula that are used to produce the resulting calculation. In this lesson, the arguments are logical tArgument placeholders are text that stands in for an argument. Dialog boxes guide you through replacing the text.The function name is followed by its arguments in parentheses that tell Excel which values to calculate. Arguments can be quArithmetic operators are the symbols used in formulas to calculate values, such as addition (+), subtraction (-), multiplicationSelect the As new sheet option in Step 4 of the Chart Wizard to have Excel create the chart on a separate chart sheet in the wSelect the As object in option in Step 4 of the Chart Wizard to have Excel create the chart on a worksheet in the workbook.If you want to perform a function quickly without inserting it into a worksheet, you can use AutoCalculate on the status bar. SAutoCorrect is an Excel feature that automatically corrects a variety of commonly misspelled words. It also lets you create "shAutoFill is the Excel feature that allows you to automatically copy cells and fill them with a series without using Copy.AutoFilter mode lets you quickly display only the rows in a list of data that meet the criteria that you specify. Unlike data formUse the AutoFilter Control button to drop down a list of options that lets you select what you want displayed. The arrow indicYou use AutoFit Selection to size columns according to their contents using the mouse pointer.The AutoFormat command applies predefined styles to worksheets or selected ranges of cells.Provides the average of the range of references in the argument.Book icons contain groupings of Help topics according to main themes or ideas. These books can contain sub-books as well asWhen you create a new workbook, the workbook name appears as "Book#" on the title bar. The "#" stands for the number oThe Border tab in the Format Cells dialog box is the most comprehensive source of options for cell borders. You can press CTRBorders are line effects that you can place around cells or cell ranges to improve the appearance or effectiveness of your worBrowsing means looking through a computer system to locate files, folders, applications, or printers.A calculated field is a field in a database that contains a formula. Brads sales worksheets already contain one calculated field,A cell is the intersection of a row and a column. A cell can contain a label, a numeric value, or a formula.A cell address is the location of a cell on a worksheet and is defined by the column letter and the row number. For example, cCell comments are hidden text notations that can be added to any cell. To indicate that a cell contains cell comments, Excel pA cell reference, or cell address, identifies a particular cell, such as cell B5. Cell references are used in formulas to indicate whCell shading is the use of a color or a pattern to change its appearance.Chart text boxes are items that provide information about a chart. You click the text box to select and edit the contents. A chThe Chart Title function of Chart Wizard allows you to create a title as part of the chart instead of creating a cell label for it onUse the Chart toolbar to make changes to your chart quickly.Charts are graphic presentations of data from a worksheet.To click, hold the mouse steady, press the left mouse button, and then release the mouse button quickly.To click-and-drag, hold the mouse steady, press the left mouse button, and keep it down while you move the mouse on the mThe click-entry method is another method you can use while creating a formula. You can click cells to enter cell references insUse the Close command when you want to complete your work on a file and put it away without leaving Excel.A colon symbol inserted between two cell references in a formula defines a range of adjacent cells. You can think of it as meaThe column headings are the gray boxes containing sequential letters at the top of the worksheet. They can be used to selectA column letter is the letter of the alphabet that designates a specific column.Column width is measured as the number of characters that can fit in the column.Columns are the vertical divisions of a worksheet that are identified by letters.Use column-select to select the entire range of cells in a column by clicking the column header.Comment indicators appear in the upper right corner of a cell to let you know there is a text or sound note in that cell.
  7. 7. Comparison operators are symbols used to specify criteria in searches and in formulas. The most common operators are, EquConditional Formatting formats cells based on their contents. You can format up to three conditions per cell.Use the Contents and Index command on the Help menu to access various kinds of help about Excel.The Contents card contains book icons that display Help topics organized by category.Context-sensitive means that the information provided relates specifically to the command or operation on which you are woReturns a count of the number of items in the range in the argument.Criteria are specifications that you want matched when you are searching for records. You specify criteria by using comparisoPressing [ ` ] while you are pressing [CTRL] lets you turn View Formula mode on and off quickly. The [ ` ] is sometimes called tThe currency format places dollar signs and comma separators in numeric entries. Negative currency values are displayed in pA Data form is an easier method of viewing, editing or entering information for each record. The form has text boxes for eachThe data range is the area of the worksheet that you want to chart. It includes any numeric data that you want to chart and cA database is a collection of information that a user can manage and analyze. Any range of cells can be considered to be a daA default setting is the software manufacturers preset option for a particular command or function. Default settings can be cUse DELETE to remove the contents of the selected cell.A dialog box presents a way for Windows 95 to give or receive information.Some menu items, as well as buttons and other options in a dialog box, can be dimmed or grayed out if it is not possible to usA document is any file that can be produced by an application and reopened, modified, saved, and closed.Use the document icon in Help windows to open the Help document about the topic.The document window is the window that contains the current workbook.Found on the Start menu, the Documents command opens a menu of the 15 most recently used files.In addition to indicating a currency value, a dollar sign designates an absolute cell address in an Excel formula.To select a range of cells, you can drag-select. Click a cell with the default mouse pointer, hold the left mouse button down anThe edit line is part of the formula bar. It allows you to change the contents of the active cell, such as formulas, numbers, andAn exclamation point separates the sheet reference from the cell reference in formulas using 3-D references.F4 toggles the state of a cell reference through Relative, Absolute, and Mixed.Use the [F4] key to automatically make a cell address in a formula absolute, relative, or mixed. Pressing the key repeatedly toA field is a cell in a database that contains information. In Excel, fields appear in columns. For example, fields in a Customer dUse field buttons to manipulate the fields in a PivotTable. You can drag the buttons to move them, or click them to open theThe File List under the Look In text box in the Open dialog box shows the files and folders that are contained in the current foUse Fill By Example if you want to create a series that Excel doesnt know. Enter the first two or three series values to createThe fill handle is a black symbol in the lower right corner of the active cell. Clicking-and-dragging the fill handle can copy cell cThe mouse pointer becomes a fill pointer when it is positioned over the fill handle of the active cell, indicating that it is in theThe Find card contains a database of all the words found in the Help topics, allowing you to search for help by using key wordWhen you activate Fit To Page, Excel reduces or enlarges the worksheet to fill the number of pages you specify.A font is a style and size of type, such as Times New Roman, 12 point, bold.A font looks different depending on the style that is applied: bold, italic, or underlined.A footer is text that appears within the bottom margin of a page.Formatting is the attributes of a cell that affect its appearance. Cell formatting does not affect its contents, only its on-screenA formula is an expression entered in a cell that performs numeric calculation, logical comparison, or text string manipulationThe formula bar is located under the toolbars at the top of the working screen. It contains the edit line for working with formThe Formula palette assists you in building your formula by showing you how your entries affect the results.The Formula Palette guides you through creating a function. The elements in the palette vary according to the function selectA formula is a sequence of values, cell references, and operators that produces a new value from existing values. A formula aThe Freeze Panes command splits the screen into panes, or windows.A function is a preset formula. Functions consist of the function name and its arguments. The function name tells Excel whatA new worksheet opens in general format. General format aligns numbers to the right side of the cell and text to the left.Goal Seek adjusts the value of a specific cell until a formula that includes that cell reaches the result you want.
  8. 8. Graphics are images such as clip art, word art, graphs, and charts.Gridlines are lines on a chart that can make critical data comparisons easier. Some charts, such as a 3-D pie chart, dont needThe mouse pointer becomes a hand mouse pointer when you point to a hot spot. It is an indication that you can click the hotA header is text that appears within the top margin of a page.Headers are the lettered gray areas at the top of each column and the numbered gray areas to the left of each row.The mouse pointer becomes the Help mouse pointer when context-sensitive help is activated by pressing [SHIFT+F1] or by seA hot spot is a green word or phrase that can be used to open help about the word or phrase. Click a hot spot with a solid undAn If function performs a logical test on an argument, then performs an action based on whether the logical test is true or falIn-cell editing, by double-clicking a cell, allows you to edit the cell contents without moving the mouse pointer to the edit lineThe Index card contains the titles of Help topics and subtopics that are organized alphabetically, like an index in a book.A label is any cell entry other than a numeric value or a formula. A text entry in a cell is called a label. A range of values will ofLegends provide a key to the data illustrated in a chart.A list is a series of rows that contains data. Excel recognizes a list as a database.A list box is a box that contains a list of available choices, such as files or field names.Locked cells are protected from changes.Formulas using logical functions produce a result based on conditions you specify.A logical test determines whether an argument is true or false.Macros are recordings of commands that automate commonly performed or complicated procedures, speeding up your workMargin handles are lines representing page margins that you can drag to adjust while in Print Preview mode. You turn them oMargins are the areas that border the printed portion of the page along the top, sides, and bottom.Marquee-selecting is the process of clicking-and-dragging the mouse pointer over a group of objects until a dotted line formsReturns the largest value in the range in the argument.You click items on the Excel menu bar to navigate through all of the programs many features.Returns the smallest value in the range in the argument.Mixed addresses are cell references that combine absolute and relative addressing, making either the row or the column absAutoSum uses a moving border to let you know which range of cells is going to be totaled by the formula. The moving borderThe Name Box, which is located on the formula bar, indicates the current address of the active cell or cell range.Selected cell ranges that are not adjacent to each other are referred to as non-contiguous.Excel offers many options for adjusting the way numbers appear on the screen by changing their formatting. Some examplesObjects are any data that can be used in an application or shared with other applications.The Office Assistant gives you tips as you work, and it can be used to get help about Excel processes.Use the Open dialog box to search for and select files to open.Operators are used to tell Excel what mathematical functions to perform in a formula. The following symbols are the operatoThe order of precedence is the order in which Excel calculates a formula.Most printers will allow you to print your document so that the information can be read in one of two orientations, or ways oPage Setup is the process of getting your worksheet projects ready to appear on the printed page.Excel performs calculations inside parentheses before other operations in a formula. For example, in the formula (B3+2)*4, EPaste Function is a feature that guides you through all of the steps using the Paste Function Dialog Box and the Formula PaletPatterns are color variations and textures that you can apply to cells to create a visual effect.The Patterns tab in the Format Cells dialog box is the most comprehensive source of options for patterns. You can press CTRLPivotTables are interactive worksheet tables that allow you to summarize data with great flexibility. Their row and column heThe PivotTable Wizard is a series of dialog boxes that guides you step-by-step through the process of creating a PivotTable.Font sizes are measured in points. The bigger the point size, the larger the lettering. This text is 10 points, which is a commonWhen you click a dotted-line hot spot, a separate window "pops up" on your screen. When you are done reading the informaThe Print Area is the range of cells that you have specified to print. If you do not set a print area, Excel will print the range of tPrint Preview mode offers a set of control buttons to make the feature more useful. Click Close to exit Print Preview mode.You can lock selected parts of a worksheet to protect those parts from being altered by an outside source by activating the Pr
  9. 9. The Protection card in the Format Cells dialog box allows you to specify which cells can be changed.Protection Passwords give you additional control over who can access locked cells. But be careful! If you lose the password, tA range is a block of cells that can be selected, manipulated, named, or formatted as a group.A range address identifies a range by the cells located at diagonally opposed corners. For example, F3:G59 identifies a range tA range reference, such as C3:G76, identifies a set of cells as part of a formula in Excel. An easy way to create a range referenA record is a series of fields in a database that pertains to one item in the list, such as a customer or an order. In Excel, recordA relative address is a standard cell reference that appears like this: A1,E15,M42. A relative address changes if you copy a forThe row headings are the gray boxes containing sequential numbers along the left side of the worksheet. They can be used toThe row indicator appears when you use the vertical scroll box to scroll through the worksheet. It shows the current row as yA row number is the number that designates a specific worksheet row. The row numbers appear along the left side of the woRows are the horizontal divisions of a worksheet that are identified by numbers.Use row-select to select the entire range of cells in a row by clicking the row header.Save is a command that stores a file or changes to a file onto a disk.Save As is a command that stores a new file or an existing file under a new name onto a disk.Scaling is the Excel tool for shrinking or enlarging the items on a page for a better fit.A screen element is an object on the screen, such as a button or a toolbar. Screen elements will vary depending on the ExcelThe scroll bar is a panel for moving the display horizontally or vertically within a window.The scroll bar arrows, located at the ends of the scroll bars, may be clicked to slowly move the view within a window up, dowThe scroll box is the box within a windows horizontal or vertical scroll bar that indicates your position within the window.Scrolling is the process of navigating up-and-down or side-to-side through a worksheet. Excel has horizontal and vertical scrolSearch scans the rows or the columns of a document for information that you have requested.In order to work with an object, you must first select or activate it. One way to select an object is by clicking it once with the mSelecting is highlighting an object or data in order to perform a command or operation.Building a worksheet often requires that you enter a series, which is the sequential ordering of text or numbers. Here are somSheet tabs contain the names of the worksheets in a workbook at the bottom of the working screen. You can click the sheet t[SHIFT+Click] is the process of holding down the [SHIFT] key while pressing the left mouse button.Sizing handles are the small black boxes on the top, sides, and bottom of a selected object that can be used to resize the objeA slice is a wedge-shaped portion of a pie chart that represents a percentage of the whole. For example, in a pie chart detailinSorting is putting data in order alphabetically, numerically, or chronologically. You can sort in either ascending or descendingSpreadsheet is the generic term for applications, such as Excel, that you can use to enter, analyze, and calculate data. It perfoSpreadsheet Solutions are templates that speed up common tasks, such as creating purchase orders and expense statementsThe status bar is located at the bottom of the screen and provides information about the particular operation in progress. TheThe status box is an informational panel on one end of the Taskbar that provides information about the system.Subtotals mode is an easy way to summarize information in an Excel list. Subtotals mode automatically calculates subtotal anAdds the values in the function argument or the values in the cell references in the argument.A summary function is the workbook function used by Excel to interpret the data in a pivot table. The Pivot Table Field dialogThe syntax of the function refers to the order of the functions arguments. In some functions, the order of the arguments deteTemplates are workbooks used to create identical workbooks or worksheets when you need them.Save a template to the Templates folder to make it readily available from a shortcut menu.The title bar shows you the name of the current workbook and contains the standard Windows control buttons.Toolbars contain buttons, menus, or combinations of both that can be used to quickly perform actions in Excel.Truncated text is the shortening or abbreviation of text due to limited display space.Unlocked cells can be changed.When a cell contains a formula, the resulting number shown on the screen is called a value.View Formulas let you display the formulas in cells instead of the values that the formulas produce. You can do this by selectiChoose the Whats This? command on the Help menu to activate the Help mouse pointer.The width pop-up box appears and shows the width of the column as you are dragging it.
  10. 10. The Windows Clipboard is a holding place in a computers memory where information is stored after you use the Cut or CopyA workbook is the Excel file that stores your information. Each workbook may contain numerous worksheets.When you start Excel, the application opens to the working screen. The screen contains the application and document windoA worksheet is an electronic spreadsheet that lets you enter, analyze, and calculate data. Within a workbook, worksheets canWrap Text is a cell formatting option that forces text to break into lines within a cell.WYSIWYG is an acronym for What You See Is What You Get, meaning that what you see on the screen should be what printsThe Zoom box lets you change the magnification of your document by clicking the down-arrow and selecting a percentage lis
  11. 11. s in a formula followed by an exclamation point, the cell address is a 3-D reference. You can type 3-D references, but clicking the reference tion of a specific cell, even if you copy it. Absolute addresses are created by adding a $ sign in front of each character in the cell address. F ss is shown in the formula bar. Any action you perform is performed on the active cell. a file or an application. s to perform various commands and functions. tion window vary depending on whether a document window is open.e arguments are logical test, value if true, and value if false.cing the text. e. Arguments can be quite complex, but in this course, well be using simple ones. This formula applies the average function to cell referenaction (-), multiplication (*), division (/), and exponentiation (^). ate chart sheet in the workbook. eet in the workbook.ulate on the status bar. Simply select the function you want to perform, then select the range you want to perform it on.t also lets you create "shorthand" entries that automatically fill in frequently used text when only a few letters are typed. 1 out using Copy.specify. Unlike data form mode, you can see all the matching records at the same time as they appear on the list. splayed. The arrow indicators on a filter button turn blue to indicate that a field is being used to filter the current list.ain sub-books as well as topics. Books are opened and closed by double-clicking them.tands for the number of the workbook. Excel uses this as the workbooks temporary name until you save and name it.rders. You can press CTRL+1 to open the dialog box. fectiveness of your worksheets.ain one calculated field, which appears in the Total column. number. For example, cell A1 is where column A and row 1 intersect.s cell comments, Excel places a red square in the upper right corner of the cell. Cell comments can be viewed when the mouse pointer is pformulas to indicate where a value is stored. edit the contents. A chart title identifies the purpose of the chart. A legend identifies the data series or categories. Data labels identify spating a cell label for it on the worksheet.ove the mouse on the mouse pad.enter cell references instead of typing them.ou can think of it as meaning "through," as in saying, "cells C3 through G76." The following are examples of range references using the coley can be used to select or identify a column. note in that cell.
  12. 12. mon operators are, Equals, Greater than, Less than, Greater than or equal to, Less than or equal to, Not equal to. on on which you are working. Excel provides several kinds of context-sensitive help. eria by using comparison operators. If you just make one specification, thats a criterion.` ] is sometimes called the accent key, and is located to the left of [1] on most keyboards.values are displayed in parentheses. has text boxes for each of the fields in the databases, and the records appear one at a time for your examination and editing.you want to chart and can include the titles for the data.e considered to be a database, but information kept in list form works best if you want to use Excels database tools.Default settings can be changed. if it is not possible to use them under the current circumstances.t mouse button down and drag, then release the mouse button after the range of cells you want is highlighted. formulas, numbers, and text.ng the key repeatedly toggles through the different types of addressing.e, fields in a Customer database might include Name, Address, and Zip Code. click them to open the PivotTable Field dialog box. tained in the current folder. series values to create the pattern so that Excel can follow it in creating the series.ill handle can copy cell contents or create a series. If Excel recognizes the cell contents as a series, it will continue the series. If Excel doesnndicating that it is in the correct position to click-and-drag it. help by using key words or phrases. ents, only its on-screen appearance.text string manipulation.e for working with formulas, and provides information regarding cell addresses.ng to the function selected in the Paste Function dialog box.ting values. A formula always starts with an equal sign.n name tells Excel what calculation you want it to perform. and text to the left.
  13. 13. D pie chart, dont need gridlines. at you can click the hot spot to get more information about the topic. t of each row.sing [SHIFT+F1] or by selecting "Whats This?". Clicking another part of the screen with the Help mouse pointer active will show help abouhot spot with a solid underline to open a help document about the phrase. Click a hot spot with a dotted underline to open a pop-up windlogical test is true or false.e pointer to the edit line. n index in a book.A range of values will often have a label to identify it. , speeding up your work. mode. You turn them on and off by clicking the Margins button.until a dotted line forms a box around it. row or the column absolute. Following are examples of mixed addresses: $A1,E$15,$C3. $A1 refers to an exact column, A, but leaves the ula. The moving border looks a bit like tiny ants marching around the range.matting. Some examples include: General-1234.4321 Currency-$1,234.43 Accounting - $1234.43 ymbols are the operators which are used most often in Excel formulas: Addition (+) Subtraction (-) Multiplication (*) and Division (/).o orientations, or ways of viewing the page. Portrait page orientation is long. Landscape page orientation is wide.the formula (B3+2)*4, Excel will first add B3+2, then multiply the result by 4.60x and the Formula Palette. rns. You can press CTRL+1 to open the dialog box.heir row and column headings can be adjusted to get different looks at original data.creating a PivotTable. nts, which is a common point size.one reading the information in the pop-up window, you can click anywhere to close it.l will print the range of the worksheet that contains data.t Print Preview mode.urce by activating the Protection feature under the Tools menu.
  14. 14. ou lose the password, theres no way to pry it out of Excel.:G59 identifies a range that starts in cell F3 at the upper left and extends through cell G59.o create a range reference is to drag-select the range while you are editing the formula.n order. In Excel, records appear in rows.hanges if you copy a formula that contains it to a new location on the worksheet. Think of it like saying "in two weeks" - the date will alwaeet. They can be used to select or identify a row. ws the current row as you scroll.g the left side of the worksheet.depending on the Excel settings.ithin a window up, down, or across. within the window.zontal and vertical scroll bars, with three methods for scrolling: Slide a scroll box to move through a worksheet at your own pace. Click ablicking it once with the mouse. numbers. Here are some examples of series that Excel recognizes: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, January, February, March, April, Zero, Five, TYou can click the sheet tabs to show their corresponding worksheets.e used to resize the object. le, in a pie chart detailing expenses, the rent figures would be represented as a slice of the pie.scending or descending order.d calculate data. It performs mathematical calculations and projections based on data entered. Common spreadsheet uses include analysiand expense statements. Some come with Excel and others are available commercially.peration in progress. The right side of the status bar contains information regarding CAPS LOCK, NUM LOCK, and AutoCalculate. y calculates subtotal and grand total values, inserts and labels the total rows, and outlines the list for you. Pivot Table Field dialog box lets you adjust summary functions. r of the arguments determines how Excel solves the function.ou can do this by selecting the Formulas check box located on the View card of the options dialog box.
  15. 15. you use the Cut or Copy commands.n and document windows.rkbook, worksheets can share information, and calculations pertaining to several worksheets can be performed at one time. The default nn should be what prints on the page.electing a percentage listed. The lower the percentage, the smaller the view. The Zoom box only affects the magnification of the workshee
  16. 16. erences, but clicking the reference you want to add is much easier, because it automatically adds the exclamation point.ach character in the cell address. For example, $C$8 always refers to cell C8.he average function to cell references D3, D7, and C11, and gives the average of the values stored in the three cells specified in the argum o perform it on.letters are typed. 1e current list.e and name it.ewed when the mouse pointer is placed over such a cell. 2 categories. Data labels identify specific points or series. of range references using the colon: C3:G7
  17. 17. amination and editing.abase tools.continue the series. If Excel doesnt recognize the cell contents as a series, it will copy the contents to the other cells.
  18. 18. pointer active will show help about that part of the screen.d underline to open a pop-up window about the phrase.an exact column, A, but leaves the row as a relative address.iplication (*) and Division (/).
  19. 19. in two weeks" - the date will always be different (or relative) depending on the current date.rksheet at your own pace. Click above or beneath the scroll box to move through a screen-sized block of cells. Click a scroll arrow to movebruary, March, April, Zero, Five, Ten, Fifteen. spreadsheet uses include analysis, charting, and budgeting.OCK, and AutoCalculate.
  20. 20. rformed at one time. The default number of worksheets in a new workbook is three.the magnification of the worksheet on your screen. It does not affect how the worksheet prints.
  21. 21. clamation point.e three cells specified in the argument.
  22. 22. he other cells.
  23. 23. cells. Click a scroll arrow to move one row or column at a time.
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  35. 35. Programs menuRadio buttonRAM (random access memory)RangeRange nameRecordRelative cell referenceReviewing toolbarRight-clickRow heightRow selector buttonRun
  36. 36. SaveSave AsScreenTipScroll barScroll bar boxSelect All buttonSeries of labelsSheetSheet tab scrolling buttonsSizing handlesSmart TagSort command
  37. 37. StartStart buttonStatus barSubsetTaskbarTask PaneTemplateText boxTitle barToolbarValuesVisual BASIC
  38. 38. Web discussionWeb pageWhat-If analysisWindowWorkbookWorksheetWorksheet tabX-axis labelY-axis labelZoom box
  39. 39. A cell reference that will remain fixed, even if the formula containing the reference is moved. To make a cell reference absoluThe currently selected cell on a worksheet, indicated by the cell pointer.The position of values or labels within a cell (for example, left, right, or center) in relation to the cell borders.The first and last cells in a cell range; the cells used to express a range address (for example, B9:E9).Indicates that a cells contents have been sent to the Clipboard.A Help tab that allows you to ask questions about Excel topics, much like the Office Assistant.Information such as a cell address, range, or value, enclosed in parentheses, used by a function or macro to produce a result.Symbols used by Excel to perform formula calculations such as +,-,*, and /.See "Sort command."A variable factor that is useful for conducting What-If analysis in a worksheet.Automatically displays the total of the values in a selected group of cells in the status bar.Automatically finishes entering a label when its first letter(s) match that of a label used previously in the column.
  40. 40. Automatically fills a range with series information such as the days of the week when the range after the first value is select-eAdds a predesigned set of formatting to selected ranges. AutoFormats can modify numbers, borders, fonts, patterns, alignmeA function that automatically adds the values in the cells directly above or to the left of the active cell.Removes the contents of a cell and restores the cells previous contents if there were any; marked by an X on the Formula baThe space formed by the intersection of a row and a column; the basic unit of a worksheet.A cells identification code, composed of the letter and number of the column and row that intersect to form the cell (for exaThe black rectangle that outlines the active cell.An address used to refer to a cell in a formula such as E11. Cell references can be relative or absolute.A graphic representation of values and their relationships, used to identify trends and contrasts in data.A series of specialized dialog boxes that guide you through the creation or modification of a chart.A small square box that allows you to turn a dialog box option on or off by clicking it.A temporary storage area for cut or copied text or graphics. You can paste the contents of the Clipboard into any cell, worksh
  41. 41. To quit an application and remove its window from the screen. You can also close a file while leaving the application open. ThThe gray rectangle that appears above each column and displays its column letter.An electronic note that can be attached to a cell. Similar to a text box, but can be hidden from view.A formula that has specific criteria that must be met before the formula will finish calculating.A Help tab that organizes Excels help files by topics and subtopics, much like the table of contents in a book or an outline.Contains commands relating to resizing, moving, and closing a window.To place a duplicate of a file, or portion thereof, on the Clipboard to be pasted in another location.To remove a file, or a portion of a file, and place it on the Clipboard.A dialog box used by Excel for entering data into a data list.A series of worksheet rows containing data, like names and addresses or shipping information, the first row of the list containThe selected data taken from a worksheet and converted into a chart.A standard imposed upon a data list field that verifies if the type of entered data is correct for that field
  42. 42. To remove the contents from a cell or an object such as a chart from the worksheet.See "Sort command."The Microsoft Web site that provides Clip Art, photos, animations, etc. for use in Office XP and other programs.A box that offers additional command options for you to review or change before executing the command.The first section of a worksheet. It contains important information such as the spreadsheets author, purpose, date of creatioContains tools for creating and formatting shapes, text boxes, and WordArt.A blank row or column at the end of a defined range that holds a place so that Excel can recalculate formulas correctly if a neTo add, delete, or modify cell contents or other elements of a file.A computer program designed to organize information in columns and rows on a worksheet and facilitate performing rapid aThree dots (...) after a command that indicate a dialog box will follow with options for executing the command.Confirms cell entries. The Enter button is located on the Formula bar and is symbolized by a check mark.
  43. 43. A pie chart slice that has been dragged away from the rest of the pie to emphasize it.The individual types of data, like name, employee number, or product, that make up a record in a data list or database.The small black square at the bottom right corner of the cell pointer. Dragging the fill handle copies a cells contents to adjaceTo display only those fields or records in a data list that satisfy the conditions that a user specifies.A toolbar housed in its own window rather than along an edge of a window. Toolbars in Excel 2002 can be dragged to a floatiSubdivisions of a disk that function as a filing system to help you organize files.A name given to a collection of text characters of a certain size, weight, and style. Font has become synonymous with typefacInformation like users name, worksheet date, or page number that appears at the bottom of all specified pages; see "headerThe way information appears on a page. To format means to change the appearance of data without changing its content.A combination of cell addresses and operators that instructs Excel to perform calculations such as adding, subtracting, multipThe area below the Formatting toolbar that displays cell con-tents whether they are labels, values, or formulas. You may enteA built-in formula included in Excel that makes it easy for you to perform common calculations.
  44. 44. A useful command for moving great distances across a worksheet.Vertical and horizontal lines on a chart that delineate a cells boundaries.Information that appears at the top of all specified pages; see "footer."Text or graphics that is linked to another file and will access that file when clicked; often used on Web pages.A Help tab that lists all of Excels help topics alphabetically.The data you enter into a worksheet and work with to produce results.A vertical blinking line on the screen that indicates where text and graphics will be inserted. The insertion point also indicatesText or numbers that describe the data you place in rows and columns. Labels should be entered in a worksheet first to definA typed character that marks an entry as a label. For example, if you type an apostrophe before a number, it will be treated aA term used to refer to horizontal page orientation; opposite of "portrait," or vertical, orientation.To start a program so you can work with it.The section of a chart that details which colors or patterns on a chart represent which information.
  45. 45. See "Data list"A set of instructions that automates a specific multistep task that you perform frequently, reducing the process to one commA list of related application commands.Lists the names of menus containing application commands. Click a menu name on the menu bar to display its list of commanCombines two or more adjacent cells into a single cell and places the contents of the upper left-most cell at the center of theThe usually arrow-shaped cursor on the screen that you control by guiding the mouse on your desk. You use the mouse pointThe box at the left end of the Formula bar that displays the address of the active cell or the name of a selected range that hasAn item such as a chart or graphic that that can be relocated and resized independently of the structure of the worksheet.An animated representation of the Microsoft Office 2000 help facility. The Office Assistant provides hints, instructions, and aCommand used to access a file that has already been created and saved on disk.A small circular button in a dialog box that allows you to select one option in a set of options; also called a "radio button."The order Excel follows when calculating formulas with multiple operations: (1) exponents, (2) multiplication and division from
  46. 46. The results produced by calculations done on the input data of a worksheet.A page boundary that users may insert wherever they want to limit the areas of information that appear on a page.To insert cut or copied data into other cells, worksheets, or workbooks.Command that allows you to choose and perform a calculation without entering its formula on the keyboard.Allows you to paste the contents of a cell using formatting characteristics that you specify.Allows you to store macros so that they will be available to all Excel workbooks.A measurement used for the size of text characters and row height. There are 72 points in 1 inch.A term used to refer to vertical page orientation; opposite of "landscape," or horizontal, orientation.Allows you to view your worksheet as it will appear when printed on a sheet of paper.An option that enables users to print only the selected cells in a worksheet.A software application that performs specific tasks, such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel.
  47. 47. A menu on the Windows 95 or 98 Start menu that lists the applications on your computer such as Microsoft Excel.See "Option button."The memory that programs use to function while the computer is on. When you shut down the computer, all information in RA group of two or more cells, usually adjacent.A name chosen for a selected group of cells that describes the data they contain.A group of related fields in a data list or database; in an Excel data list, a record is created by the related fields on one row.Allows a formula to be moved to a new location on a work-sheet. The formula will then follow the same directional instructioContains commands for inserting, deleting, displaying, and navigating between comments.To click the right mouse button; often used to access specialized menus and shortcuts.The measurement of a cell from top to bottom.The gray rectangle that appears to the left of each row and displays its row number.To start an application. Also refers to initiating the steps of a macro.
  48. 48. Stores changes you have made to a file maintaining the files current name and location.Command used to save a new file for the first time or to create a duplicate copy of a file that has already been saved.A brief explanation of a button or object that appears when the mouse pointer is paused over it. Other ScreenTips are accessA graphical device for moving vertically and horizontally through a document with the mouse. Scroll bars are located along thA small gray box located inside a scroll bar that indicates your current position relative to the rest of the document window. YThe gray rectangle in the upper-left corner of the worksheet where the row and column headings meet. Clicking the Select AlA range of incremental labels created by entering the first label in the series and then dragging the fill handle the number of cThe term Excel uses to refer to an individual worksheet (Sheet 1, Sheet 2, etc.).Allow you to access Sheet tabs that are not visible in the window. An Excel workbook opens with only 3 worksheets, but youSmall circles or squares on the corners and sides of a selected object that can be used for changing its dimensions.Enables you to perform external actions on types of data that Excel recognizes such as names, e-mail addresses, and Web addA command that organize records in a data list by the field or fields that are specified; ascending order sorts a list from lowes
  49. 49. To open an application for use.A button on the taskbar that accesses a special menu that you use to start programs, find files, access Windows Help and moDisplays information regarding your current activity in Excel such as when a cell is ready for editing and when the Number LocA record or group of records extracted from a larger data list of records by establishing filtering criteria.A bar, usually located at the bottom of the screen, that contains the Start button, shows which programs are running by displA new feature to Excel 2002 and other Office XP programs that organizes common Excel tasks in one pane that is convenientIn Excel, a pre-existing worksheet providing default text, cell locations, and cell formatting for individualized worksheets to beA rectangular area in which text is added so that it may be manipulated independently of the rest of a document.The horizontal bar at the top of a window that displays the name of the document or application that appears in the window.A graphical bar containing buttons that act as shortcuts for common commands.The numbers, formulas, and functions that Excel uses to perform calculations.A computer application for designing buttons, dialog boxes, program windows, macros, and other elements of a graphical pro
  50. 50. A feature that enables users to attach comments to a Web page or a document that can be opened with a Web browser.A computer file including text, data, and/or graphics that users may access on the World Wide Web portion of the Internet.Technique by which you change certain conditions in a worksheet to see how the changes affect the results of your spread-shA rectangular area on the screen in which you view and work on files.An Excel file made up of related worksheets. An individual workbook may contain up to 255 worksheets.The workspace made up of columns and rows where you enter data to create an electronic spreadsheet.The markers near the bottom of the window that identify which worksheet is currently active. To open a different worksheetA label summarizing the horizontal (x-axis) data on a chart.A label summarizing the vertical (y-axis) data on a chart.The rightmost box on the Standard toolbar for setting the percentage of enlargement of a file in the Office XP pro-grams; Exc
  51. 51. e a cell reference absolute, place a dollar sign ($), before both the column letter and row number.cro to produce a result.
  52. 52. the first value is select-ed using the fill handle.fonts, patterns, alignment, and the height and width of rows and columns. an X on the Formula bar.to form the cell (for example, B22).ard into any cell, worksheet, or even another application file. The Windows Clipboard holds a piece of information until it is replaced by an
  53. 53. the application open. The Close button appears in the upper-right corner of the application or worksheet window.a book or an outline.st row of the list contains labels that identify the type of data in each column.
  54. 54. purpose, date of creation, file name, macros, and ranges.ormulas correctly if a new row or column is added to the range.tate performing rapid and accurate calculations on groups of interrelated numbers.
  55. 55. a list or database.cells contents to adjacent cells or fills a range with series information. n be dragged to a floating position. nonymous with typeface. Arial and Times New Roman are examples of font names.fied pages; see "header."changing its content.ding, subtracting, multiplying, or averaging. formulas. You may enter and edit cell contents in the formula bar rather than in the cell itself.
  56. 56. tion point also indicates where an action will begin. worksheet first to define the rows and columns and are automatically left-aligned by Excel.mber, it will be treated as label rather than as a value.
  57. 57. e process to one command.isplay its list of commands.cell at the center of the new cell.ou use the mouse pointer to select items, drag objects, choose commands, and start or exit programs. The shape of the mouse pointer caselected range that has been defined and named. You can also use the drop-down arrow in the Name Box to select a named range.re of the worksheet.ints, instructions, and a convenient interface between the user and Excels various help features.ed a "radio button."lication and division from left to right, (3) addition and subtraction from left to right. In addition, operations inside parentheses are calcula
  58. 58. ear on a page.
  59. 59. rosoft Excel.uter, all information in RAM is lost.ed fields on one row.me directional instructions from the new starting point using new cell references.
  60. 60. ady been saved.er ScreenTips are accessed by using the Whats This? feature on the Help menu or by clicking the question mark button in a dialog box. ars are located along the right and bottom edges of the document window.he document window. You can advance a scroll bar box by dragging it, clicking the scroll bar on either side of it, or by clicking the scroll aret. Clicking the Select All button highlights the entire worksheet. handle the number of cells desired. Excel automatically enters the remaining labels in order. 3 worksheets, but you may use 255 per workbook. dimensions.addresses, and Web addresses. Items with Smart Tags are underlined with purple dots on the screen.r sorts a list from lowest number or letter down to the highest; descending order sorts a list in reverse of ascending order.
  61. 61. Windows Help and more. d when the Number Lock is activated.ams are running by displaying their program buttons, and shows the current time.pane that is convenient to access on the screen. Numerous Excel task panes include New Workbook, Basic Search, and Clipboard.ualized worksheets to be created from it. document. appears in the window.ments of a graphical program in Microsoft Windows.
  62. 62. ith a Web browser.ortion of the Internet. esults of your spread-sheet output. n a different worksheet, click its tab. Worksheet tabs can be named to reflect their contents and colored for organizational purposes.Office XP pro-grams; Excels Normal View default settings range from 25% to 200%.
  63. 63. formation until it is replaced by another piece of data, or until the computer is shut down. The Office Clipboard holds up to 24 pieces of d
  64. 64. The shape of the mouse pointer can change depending on the task being executed.Box to select a named range. ons inside parentheses are calculated first, using the above order.
  65. 65. n mark button in a dialog box.de of it, or by clicking the scroll arrows.f ascending order.
  66. 66. sic Search, and Clipboard.
  67. 67. d for organizational purposes.
  68. 68. pboard holds up to 24 pieces of data at once and can be viewed in the application window as a Task Pane.