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1 Introduction to Excel Chapter 2 Excel Fundamentals Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display.

2 The Excel 2007 Interface Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel Office Button

3 Features of the Excel 2007 Interface The Office Button: This button is contained in all Microsoft Office 2007 products. Clicking on the Office Button in Excel opens up a menu box where you can perform tasks such as creating, opening, saving, printing, and ing a spreadsheet. The Office Button also contains a link for setting custom options or adding additional features to a spreadsheet Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel

4 Features of the Excel 2007 Interface The Quick Access Toolbar: This is where you can open a new or existing spreadsheet, and save, print, and a spreadsheet. It also contains the “undo” and “re-do” tools. The Title Window: The title of the Excel spreadsheet appears in this window. Knowing the title can be convenient when simultaneously working with several spreadsheets. Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel

5 Features of the Excel 2007 Interface The Ribbon: The main toolbar where most of the commands required to complete the tasks to create and edit the spreadsheet reside. Commands are tabulated by logical groups. The most commonly accessed commands are under the “Home” tab. The tools available in the Ribbon depend on the activity that is currently being worked on, so the tabs change as activities change. Within each tab, tools are grouped by category with the most commonly used tools displayed. Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel

6 Features of the Excel 2007 Interface The Workbook Window: This is the core of the spreadsheet where data and formulas reside. The Workbook Window is divided up into “cells”. Cells are addressed by their column and row. For example, the cell in the upper most left corner is in column “A” and row “1” and is addressed as cell A1. Cells are “activated” for entering data and editing by click on the cell. The active cell will have a bold box around it and its column and row will be highlighted. Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel

7 Features of the Excel 2007 Interface The Active Cell Address: This window displays the active cell or range of active cells. It is convenient to use when selecting or editing large ranges of data. The Formula Window: This window displays the formula or data entered into the active cell. Formulas and data can be entered or edited in this window. Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel

8 The Excel 2007 Interface Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel Tabs

9 Features of the Excel 2007 Interface The Worksheet Tabs: These tabs allow you to select between any of the worksheets that may be in your spreadsheet or workbook. Each sheet may contain independent calculations or may be linked via the data or formulas. By right-clicking on the worksheet name, you can move, copy, delete, hide, unhide, insert, or rename a worksheet. The arrow icons to the right of the worksheet tabs allow you to scroll through the tabs when there are too many to display. The icon to the right of the worksheet tabs allows you to insert a new blank worksheet. Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel

10 Features of the Excel 2007 Interface The Status Bar: This area is used to display information such as cell count, permission status, and macro recording status. The information displayed can be controlled by right-clicking on the status bar and selecting from the menu. The View Toolbar: This toolbar allows you to change the appearance of the workbook window. By changing from “Normal” to “Page Layout” mode you can see what the spreadsheet will look like when printed while still building or editing the spreadsheet. Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel

11 Features of the Excel 2007 Interface The Zoom Slider: This slider tool allows you to zoom out or in on the workbook window from 10% to 400%. It is very useful to zoom in when working on a laptop computer. Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel

12 Chapter 2 Tutorials Section 2.2: Entering and Formatting Data Section 2.3: Entering and Formatting Formulas Section 2.4: Using Built-in Functions Section 2.5: Performing Logical Tests using the IF Statement Section 2.6: Using Lookup Tables Section 2.7: Interpolating with Excel Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel

13 2.2: Entering and Formatting Data You will learn how to create and format a data table, as well as how to sort data Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel

14 2.3: Entering and Formatting Formulas In this tutorial, we will use Excel to perform repetitive calculations Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel

15 2.4: Using Built-in Functions Built-in functions are used to create this table of trig functions Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel

16 2.5: Performing Logical Tests using the IF Statement The IF statement allows for logic to be built into spreadsheet calculations. You will also learn how to apply Conditional Formatting commands. Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel

17 2.6: Using Lookup Tables A lookup table allows tabulated data to be retrieved and used in calculations Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel

18 2.7: Interpolating with Excel A limitation of using lookup tables is that values that do not exactly match tabulated values are rounded down. For example, if we wanted to know the population of this town in 1956, the lookup command would round the year down to 1950 and report a population of A better estimate can be made by interpolating between the values for 1950 and Engineering Computation: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Excel


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