Unit-1 : Introduction.

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Unit-1 : Introduction

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

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

Uses Track data Write formulas to perform calculations
Present data in variety of professional- looking charts

Where Used School: Student grades, payroll
Sports: individual and team statistics Personal: checkbook, household expenses Business: payroll, investments

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

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)

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

Exploring the user interface

Exercise Open Excel Change column widths Change row height
Identify cell references Type in text Type in numbers