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1 Introduction to Using Microsoft Excel and Spreadsheets Click to continue

2 What is a spreadsheet We tend to think of spreadsheets as being electronic. Originally, a spreadsheet was nothing more than information in table form on a sheet of paper. Making changes was difficult. Click to continue

3 Electronic Spreadsheets Once we had computers, we could enter information on spreadsheets electronically. This allowed us to change information in the tables instantaneously. It also allowed to one part of the spreadsheet to be a result of a calculation based on other parts Click to continue

4 Calculations: Something in spreadsheet form: AB 1ItemCost 2Orange.40 3Apple.35 4Total.75 Click to continue

5 Calculations: Cell B4 represents a formula of B2+B3 AB 1ItemCost 2Orange.40 3Apple.35 4Total.75 Click to continue =B2+B3

6 Calculations: If we change what’s in one of those cells:The calculated cell changes automatically: AB 1ItemCost 2Orange.45 3Apple.35 4Total Click to continue

7 End of Introduction Click on the ‘back’ button in your browser and then select step ‘4’ to continue the lesson. Note: You may have to click ‘back’ twice.


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