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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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