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Unit-1 : Introduction

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1.1 Introduction to Excel Microsoft Excel 2010 is a spreadsheet program that can be used to create and format workbooks in order to analyze data What is Spreadsheets A program that allows you to use data to forecast, manage, predict, and present information

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**Objectives 1. Identify the functions of a spreadsheet**

2. Identify how spreadsheets can be used 3. Explain the difference in columns and rows 4. Locate specific cell references 5. List the types of data that can be put into a spreadsheet 6. Input a formula for adding and averaging data

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**Uses Track data Write formulas to perform calculations**

Present data in variety of professional- looking charts

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**Where Used School: Student grades, payroll**

Sports: individual and team statistics Personal: checkbook, household expenses Business: payroll, investments

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**About Spreadsheets Spreadsheets are made up of :**

columns – identified with alphabetic headings rows - identified with numeric headings and their intersections are called cells (Cell references: B4, A20)

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**Conti… In each cell there may be the following types of data**

text (labels) number data (constants) formulas (mathematical equations that do all the work)

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Starting the program Start button -> All Programs -> Microsoft Office -> Microsoft Excel 2010

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**Exploring the user interface**

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**Exercise Open Excel Change column widths Change row height**

Identify cell references Type in text Type in numbers

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