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McGraw-Hill/Irwin © 2008 The McGraw-Hill Companies, All Rights Reserved Plug-In T2: Basic Skills Using Excel 2007 Business Driven Technology

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T2-2 LEARNING OUTCOMES 1.Describe how to open, close, and save an Excel workbook 2.Explain how to insert and delete an Excel worksheet 3.Describe how to insert, delete, merge, and split cells in an Excel worksheet 4.Explain how to set up a worksheet in Excel for printing

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T2-3 LEARNING OUTCOMES 5.Describe how to insert and delete rows and columns in an Excel worksheet 6.Explain how to create and edit formulas in Excel using the formula bar 7.Describe how to create a chart using Excel

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T2-4 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL Plug-in T2 focus on six areas: 1.Workbooks and worksheets 2.Working with cells and cell data 3.Printing worksheets 4.Formatting worksheets 5.Formulas 6.Working with charts and graphics

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T2-5 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program to enter, manipulate, calculate, and chart data An Excel file is referred to as a workbook, which is a collection of worksheets A worksheet is comprised of rows and columns of data to perform calculations on

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T2-6 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL Excel 2007 has been redesigned so that you can find and use program capabilities more easily The overall look and feel has been streamlined

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T2-7 WORKBOOKS AND WORKSHEETS To open an existing workbook: 1.Open Excel 2007 2.Click the Office button, and then click Open 3.The Open dialog box appears; make sure the location in the Look in: box is correct 4.Select the workbook name in the large list box 5.Click the Open button in the dialog box

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T2-8 WORKBOOKS AND WORKSHEETS To close a workbook and save your latest changes: 1.Click the Office button and then select Close Window 2.Click Yes in the dialog box

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T2-9 WORKBOOKS AND WORKSHEETS

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T2-10 Creating Workbooks Using Templates A template is a file with predefined settings –An Excel template makes creating a new workbook easy and results in a professional appearance Some examples of workbook templates: –Balance Sheet –Sales Invoice –Loan Amortization

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T2-11 Creating Workbooks Using Templates To create a workbook using a template: 1.Click the Office button, and then click New 2.Click the Installed Templates category, and then click a template 3.Click Create

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T2-12 Creating Workbooks Using Templates

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T2-13 Saving A Workbook To create a new folder at the same time you save the workbook do this: 1.Click the Office button, and select Save As... on the File menu 2.Click the Create New Folder button to the right of the Save in: box 3.Enter the name for the new folder in the dialog box that appears 4.Click OK 5.Enter the name for the file in the File name: box 6.Click the Save button

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T2-14 Saving A Workbook

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T2-15 Inserting and Deleting Worksheets When creating a new workbook, it contains three worksheets –A workbook can contain as many worksheets as needed To add a worksheet: 1.Right-click on any Sheet tab 2.Select Insert from the shortcut menu 3.To insert a simple worksheet, click the Worksheet icon in the dialog box 4.To insert a formatted worksheet, click the Spreadsheet Solutions tab, and click any of the template icons 5.Click OK

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T2-16 Inserting and Deleting Worksheets To delete a worksheet: 1.Right-click on a Sheet tab 2.Select Delete from the menu

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T2-17 Inserting and Deleting Worksheets

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T2-18 WORKING WITH CELLS AND CELL DATA You may want to add some extra space or more information into the middle of your worksheet –You must insert a new cell This new cell can be left blank, or you can enter information into the cell When you insert a new cell, you have the option to shift the existing data to the right or down

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T2-19 Inserting and Deleting Cells To insert a cell: 1.Select the cell or cells where you want to insert the new cell(s) 2.Click the Home tab 3.Click the Insert Cells button arrow, and then click Insert Cells 4.Click the Shift cells right or Shift cells down radio button 5.Click OK

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T2-20 Inserting and Deleting Cells To delete a cell: 1.Select the cell or cells that you want to delete 2.Click the Home tab 3.Click the Delete Cells button arrow, and then click Delete Cells 4.Click the Shift cells left or Shift cells up radio button 5.Click OK

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T2-21 Merging and Splitting Cells Merging and splitting cells is one way to control the appearance of a worksheet Excel allows you to merge and center cells –You can create a title that appears centered in one cell across the top of a workbook Excel allows you to split cells –Splitting a cell converts a merged cell back to several cells, with the information displayed in the uppermost left cell

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T2-22 Merging and Splitting Cells

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T2-23 Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Cells The Cut, Copy, and Paste commands are used to move data and other items within a workbook and between applications –Data that is cut is removed from the document and placed on the Clipboard –The Copy command places a duplicate of the selected data on the Clipboard –The Paste command is used to insert items from the Clipboard into a workbook

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T2-24 Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Cells To cut or copy data within a workbook: 1.Select the cell or cells you want to cut or copy 2.Click the Home tab 3.Click the appropriate toolbar button: a.Cut or b.Copy c.The cell appears with a flashing dotted line around it 4.Place the cursor where you want to insert data from the Clipboard 5.Click the Paste toolbar button

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T2-25 Entering Text In Cells Adding text headers to your rows and columns creates structure to enter data To add text to your workbook: 1.Click in the cell in which you want to add text 2.Type the text 3.Click outside the cell to accept your entry

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T2-26 Applying Number Formats Formatting numbers changes the appearance of the data, but does not change its value The formatted number is displayed in the cell, and the actual value is displayed in the formula bar To format numbers: 1.Select the cells you want to format 2.Click the Home tab 3.Click the Number Format list arrow, and then click the number format from the list

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T2-27 Applying Number Formats

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T2-28 Applying Styles A style is the combination of effects that can be applied at one time Styles can include formatting such as: –Character effects –Background color –Typefaces –Number formatting Excel comes with predefined styles including: –Currency –Comma –Percent styles You can create your own styles in the Style dialog box

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T2-29 Applying Styles To apply a basic style: 1.Select the cells you want to format 2.Click the Home tab 3.Click the Cell Styles button, and then click the cell style that you want to apply

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T2-30 Applying Styles

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T2-31 PRINTING WORKSHEETS Excel allows you to adjust how your worksheet will print You can adjust the scale of your worksheet, making it smaller and forcing it to fit on one page, or you can print your worksheet across multiple pages by changing the Fit to: options

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T2-32 Setting Up The Page For Printing To set up a page to print: 1.Click Page Layout tab –To change the page orientation click the Orientation button –Click Portrait or Landscape from the submenu –To change the page size, click the Size button from the submenu 2.Click the Office button, select Print, then click on the Print Preview button to see what your printed worksheet will look like

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T2-33 Setting Up The Page For Printing

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T2-34 Setting Margins For Printing Margins are the blank spaces at the top, bottom, left, and right of a printed page –Excel’s default margins are typically 1 inch for the top and bottom, and 0.75 inches for the left and right

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T2-35 Setting Margins For Printing To adjust the margins for a document: 1.Click the Page Layout tab 2.Click the Margins button and then click Custom Margins 3.Click the arrows to adjust the top, bottom, left, and right margins 4.The Preview box shows you which part of the page you are changing 5.Click OK

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T2-36 Setting Margins For Printing

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T2-37 Previewing A Print Area The Print Preview window shows you a reduced version of your worksheet as it will appear when printed To preview your worksheet before printing it: 1.Click the Office button, select Print, then click Print Preview 2.When the Print Preview window opens, scroll the window to view the pages 3.Notice that the mouse pointer has changed to a magnifying glass Click on a portion of the document to see it full-size 4.Click again to reverse the magnification 5.Click the Next Page and Previous Page buttons to view the pages of your workbook 6.To return to Normal view, click the Close Print Preview button on the toolbar

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T2-38 Printing Selections, Worksheets, and Workbooks Use the Print dialog box to check your print settings before printing Be sure your printer’s name is displayed in the section To check your print settings and print: 1.Click the Office button, select Print, then click the Print button 2.Verify that the correct printer name is displayed in the Printer section 3.Verify that All is selected in the Print range section 4.Click OK

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T2-39 Printing Selections, Worksheets, and Workbooks

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T2-40 FORMATTING WORKSHEETS Inserting rows –You may need to add rows or columns of new information into the middle of your workbook –To insert a row: 1.Click the row immediately below the location of the row you want to insert 2.Click the Home tab 3.Click the Insert button arrow, and click Insert Sheet Rows

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T2-41 FORMATTING WORKSHEETS Inserting columns 1.Click to the right of the location of the new column you want to insert 2.Click the Home tab 3.Click the Insert button arrow, and click Insert Sheet Columns

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T2-42 Deleting Rows and Columns When you delete a row or column, you are removing all of those cells from your workbook Once you have deleted the row or column, it disappears and the rest of the columns and rows move to replace it To delete a row or column: 1.Select the row header or column header you want to delete 2.Click the Home tab 3.Click the Delete button arrow and then click Delete Sheet Rows or Delete Sheet Columns

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T2-43 Modifying Row Heights When you first enter data in your workbook, Excel automatically sets the rows of a worksheet according to preferences To modify row heights: 1.Select the row or rows you want to change 2.Drag the boundary until the row is the height you want

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T2-44 Modifying Column Widths When you first enter data in your workbook, Excel automatically sets the widths of the columns As you type data into multiple columns, you may find that Excel does not display all the text in a cell To modify column widths: 1.Select the column or columns you want to change 2.Drag the boundary until the column is the width you want

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T2-45 FORMULAS Entering Formulas –A formula is an equation that performs calculations between cells in a worksheet or table –A formula always begins with an equal sign –A simple formula may contain cell references and operators –To enter a formula: 1.Click the cell in which you want to enter the formula 2.Type = (an equal sign) 3.Type the formula 4.Click outside the cell or press Enter

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T2-46 Entering Formulas

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T2-47 Using The Formula Bar To enter a formula in the formula bar: 1.Select the cell in which you want to add the formula 2.In the formula bar, type an equal sign (=) 3.Enter the formula (including any functions, operators, references, and/or constants) 4.Click the Enter Formula button

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T2-48 Using The Formula Bar

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T2-49 How to show a formula With your worksheet as the active sheet, hold down the Ctrl key and hit the tilde (~) key. Hit Ctrl tilde (~) again to toggle back to the normal view.

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T2-50 50 Use Excel’s functions You can easily calculate the sum of a large number of cells by using a function. A function is a predefined, or built-in, formula for a commonly used calculation. Each Excel function has a name and syntax. –The syntax specifies the order in which you must enter the different parts of the function and the location in which you must insert commas, parentheses, and other punctuation –Arguments are numbers, text, or cell references used by the function to calculate a value –Some arguments are optional

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T2-51 51 Work with the Insert Function button Excel supplies more than 350 functions organized into 10 categories: –Database, Date and Time, Engineering, Financial, Information, Logical, Lookup, Math, Text and Data, and Statistical functions You can use the Insert Function button on the Formula bar to select from a list of functions. A series of dialog boxes will assist you in filling in the arguments of the function and this process also enforces the use of proper syntax.

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T2-52 52 Math and Statistical functions

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T2-53 53 Define functions, and functions within functions The SUM function is a very commonly used math function in Excel. A basic formula example to add up a small number of cells is =A1+A2+A3+A4, but that method would be cumbersome if there were 100 cells to add up. Use Excel's SUM function to total the values in a range of cells like this: SUM(A1:A100). You can also use functions within functions. Consider the expression =ROUND(AVERAGE(A1:A100),1). –This expression would first compute the average of all the values from cell A1 through A100 and then round that result to 1 digit to the right of the decimal point

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T2-54 54 Copy and paste formulas and functions Copying and pasting a cell or range of cells is a simple, but highly effective means for quickly filling out a large worksheet. To copy and paste a cell or range: –Select the cell or range to be copied and then click the Copy button on the standard toolbar –Select the cell or range into which you want to copy the selection and then click the Paste button on the standard toolbar –Once you are finished pasting, press the Esc key to deselect the selection

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T2-55 55 Copy and paste effects on cell references Copied formulas or functions that have cell references are adjusted for the target cell or range of cells. For example, if cell G5 contains the formula =F5*B5/B7, and you copy and paste this formula to cell G6, the formula in cell G6 will be =F6*B6/B8. This may or may not be correct for your worksheet, depending upon what you are trying to do. You can control this automatic adjusting of cell references through the use of relative and absolute references.

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T2-56 56 Use relative references A relative reference is a cell reference that shifts when you copy it to a new location on a worksheet. A relative reference changes in relation to the change of location. If you copy a formula to a cell three rows down and five columns to the right, a relative reference to cell B5 in the source cell would become G8 in the destination cell.

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T2-57 57 Use absolute references An absolute reference is a cell reference that does not change when you copy the formula to a new location. To create an absolute reference, you preface the column and row designations with a dollar sign ($). For example, the absolute reference for B5 would be $B$5. This cell reference would stay the same no matter where you copied the formula.

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T2-58 58 Use mixed references A mixed reference combines both relative and absolute cell references. You can effectively lock either the row or the column in a mixed reference. –For example, in the case of $B5, the row reference would shift, but the column reference would not –In the case of B$5, the column reference would shift, but the row reference would not You can switch between absolute, relative and mixed references in the formula easily in the edit mode or on the formula bar by selecting the cell reference in your formula and then pressing the F4 key repeatedly to toggle through the reference options.

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T2-59 Using Absolute and Relative References Cell references can be relative, absolute, or mixed –A relative reference is a reference that adjusts to the new location in the worksheet when the formula is copied –An absolute reference is a reference whose location remains constant when the formula is copied –A mixed reference is a reference that contains both a relative and an absolute reference

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T2-60 Using Absolute and Relative References

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T2-61 Using The Sum Function The SUM mathematical function is used to add several cells together To use the SUM Function: 1.Select the cell in which you want to enter the function 2.Click the Insert Function button 3.Click SUM from the list of Most Recently Used or Math & Trig functions and click OK 4.Enter the range of cells that you want to add 5.Click OK

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T2-62 Using The Min and Max Functions The MIN (minimum) statistical function will give you the smallest value in a range of values The MAX (maximum) statistical function will give you the largest value in a range of values

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T2-63 Using The Min and Max Functions To use the MIN and MAX functions: 1.Select the cell in which you want to enter the function 2.Click the Insert Function button 3.Click MIN or MAX from the list of Most Recently Used or Statistical functions and click OK 4.If necessary, enter the range of cells 5.Click OK

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T2-64 Using The Min and Max Functions

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T2-65 Using The Date Or Now Function Use the Date & Time function or the NOW function to insert the date and time into your workbook The date and time will be displayed at all times, but will only be updated when the worksheet is calculated

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T2-66 Using The Date Or Now Function To use the NOW function: 1.Select the cell in which you want to enter the function 2.Click the Insert Function button 3.Click NOW from the list of Most Recently Used or Date & Time functions and click OK 4.Click OK

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T2-67 67 Excel's date functions Excel stores dates as integers, where the integer value represents the number of days since January 1, 1900. –For example, the integer value for the date January 1, 2008 is 39448 because that date is 39,448 days after January 1, 1900 You typically do not see these numbers, because Excel automatically formats them to appear in a date format. This method of storing dates allows you to work with dates the same way you work with numbers. Excel's commonly used date functions are DATE, DAY, MONTH, NOW, TODAY, WEEKDAY and YEAR.

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T2-68 68 The TODAY and Now functions The TODAY and NOW functions always display the current date and time. You will not normally see the time portion unless you have formatted the cell to display it. If you use the TODAY or NOW function in a cell, the date in the cell is updated to reflect the current date and time of your computer each time you open the workbook.

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T2-69 WORKING WITH CHARTS AND GRAPHICS Creating A Chart –A chart is a visual representation of data from your workbook –Charts add a visual element to your workbook and help convey the information in a simple, easy to understand manner

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T2-70 Creating A Chart To create a chart: 1.Select the data you want to use to create a chart 2.Click the Insert tab 3.Use one of the following methods: Basic Chart Types - Click a chart button (Column, Line, Pie, Bar, Area, Scatter, Other Charts) in the Charts group, and then click the chart type you want All Chart Types - Click the Charts Dialog Box Launcher, click a category in the left pane, click a chart, and then click OK

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T2-71 Creating A Chart

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T2-72 Modifying Charts To change chart elements: 1.Select the chart you want to modify and click the Design tab under Chart Tools To change a chart type, click the Change Chart Type button To change a chart layout and style, click the scroll-up or - down arrow, or click the More list arrow in the Chart Layouts group, and then click the layout you want To change the chart title, click the Chart Titles button To change the chart labels, click the Legend button

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T2-73 Modifying Charts

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T2-74 Moving a Chart To move a chart by dragging: 1.Select the chart you want to move 2.Click in the chart area 3.With your left mouse depressed, drag the chart to the new location on the worksheet 4.Release the mouse button

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T2-75 Adding Graphics A graphic is a drawing or illustration that can be added to your workbooks You can add drawing objects such as AutoShapes from the Drawing toolbar You can insert clip art and other graphic files into your workbook –These images are embedded objects

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T2-76 Adding Graphics To add a graphic to a workbook: 1.Place your cursor where you want the graphic to appear 2.Click the Insert tab 3.Click the Picture button 4.Select Insert Picture from File, then click the Look in: list arrow, and then select the drive and folder that contains the file you want to insert 5.Click the file you want to insert and then click Insert

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T2-77 Adding Graphics

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