# Part 2.  Enter formulas  Select Cells  Format Cell Contents  Insert Borders  Standard Error Values & How to Correct  Format Numbers.

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Part 2

 Enter formulas  Select Cells  Format Cell Contents  Insert Borders  Standard Error Values & How to Correct  Format Numbers

Character Formatting Border Comma Style

 Focus on ‘sums’  + add  - subtract  * multiply  / divide  () brackets

 Whole Spreadsheet  Row/Column Headers  Click & Drag / Click & Shift  Click + Ctrl

 Bold  Italic  Underline  Single  Double Make the headings bold Try it by selecting cells A1 – G1

A4, C4, E4 G4  Add borders to Cells A4, C4, E4 and G4  Hint = Click + Ctrl RED  Change colour of border to RED

EEntered using cell references AAlways start with an equals sign (=) ====A2+A3 ====C2-C3 ====E2*E3 ====G2/G3

 Delete all of the formulas  Now enter pointing the mouse  Type =  click on cell A2  Type +  Then click on cell A3  Now enter the remaining formulas using the point method

A275  Change cell A2 to 75. What is the answer?  Change some of the other values.

 Delete the contents of cell C2.  What is the answer in cell C4?  Change the value of cell G3 to 0.  What is the answer in cell G4?

 #VALUE!  Indicates Excel cannot calculate the formula  Calculation on non-numeric value  #DIV/0!  Divide by 0 = infinity

 #####  The cell contents cannot be displayed because the column is too narrow.  #NAME?  Excel does not recognise text in a formula.  #NUM!  Invalid numeric values are used in a formula.  #REF!  Cell referred to in a formula is deleted.  A space is a text (non-numeric) character even though it is invisible.

 Numbers can be formatted various ways, e.g. using a comma to indicate thousands:  1,532,000 is easier to read than 1532000 A2G4  Click cell A2 and drag across to cell G4. Format Cells  Right click Format Cells dialogue box NumberNumber  Click the Number tab and select Number from the category list. Use 1000 Separator (,)  Click the check box for Use 1000 Separator (,).  Click ok  Try entering a number greater than 1000 to see how it is displayed.

Comma Style NumberHome  You can also use the Comma Style button in the Number group on the Home ribbon. Format Cells currency or percentage  You can also use the features in the Format Cells dialogue box to format numbers as currency or percentage. Decimal places  You can use the Decimal places box to set how many decimal places numbers are displayed to.

 Do I know what an Excel formula is?  Do I know the basic arithmetic symbols used by Excel?  Can I enter a formula in a worksheet cell?  Do I know the different ways to select cells in a worksheet?  Can I apply simple formatting in a worksheet cell?  Can I add borders to a worksheet cell?

 Do I know what Excel’s standard error values mean?  Can I apply different formats to numbers and do I know what they mean?  You now know the following buttons:  Bold  Border  Italic  Underline  Comma Style

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