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1 1. Turn your computer on 2. If there is a Excel shortcut icon on you desktop, double click it 3. If there is no shortcut, click, or, or. then, or, then, then click 4. If is on your screen close it by clicking the x 5. You’re now ready to begin creating a spreadsheet in Excel 6. Name it ‘exercise 1’ and save it on your desktop for now. Microsoft Excel is a computer application used for organizing and analyzing data in a tabular form as well as creating graphs from data.

2 (Hit the “Esc” key after viewing to return to the lesson) Let’s get started with the first video, an overview of the application:

3 Let’s get started! 1. Open Excel as explained in the previous video: a. click the ‘start’ button on the bottom left corner of your screen b. click the ‘programs’ option, then, then 2. Before getting to involved, let’s create a place to save our work and save it a. first minimize what’s there by clicking the ‘-’ in the upper right of each item) then right click on your desktop click ‘new and folder’ b. right click on your new folder, click on ‘Rename’ and name it ‘Excel Stuff’ c. maximize your Excel workbook by clicking on (bottom of screen) d. Save (Ctrl+S keys), click, click and change the name of the file to ‘Exercise One’ 3. The top ribbon on your file should look pretty close to this:

4 Let’s continue with the second video, an overview of the application: (Hit the “Esc” key after viewing to return to the lesson)

5 Menu This last button on the Menu bar may be the most important button! Help Click ‘Help’ (under the ‘File’ tab) or the F1 key, or the button to access the built in help options Microsoft Office Online Click ‘Microsoft Office Online’ if you are connected to the Internet. This is the “mother” of all help places. In your workbook, under the ‘Home’ tab, click on the button (bottom right corner of each function area; i.e., ‘Font’, and see what you can do.

6 Working in Excel: Exercise One 1. In your Exercise One workbook, type ‘Unit 1’ in the B2 cell and hit the Enter key 2. Highlight it and then see how you can change it by placing the mouse/cursor over the various functions in the ‘Font’ area of the ribbon. 3. Explore some of the many things that can be done in an Excel workbook by doing what was done in the previous video to your workbook. 4. For now, the only change you should make is make the entry in the B2 cell bold, size 22, and in the Arial font style. 5. Be sure to save your work!


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