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Monday, February 9, 2009 Journal Activity: Have you ever used Microsoft Excel and what do you think it is? Agenda Take Notes Project 1 Steps Apply Your Knowledge In the Lab 1
Microsoft Excel is… …a spreadsheet program that allows users to organize data, complete calculations, graph data, and develop professional looking reports. There are four major parts of Excel: Worksheets Charts Lists Web Support
Major parts of Excel: Worksheets… …allow users to enter, calculate, manipulate, and analyze data such as numbers and text. The term worksheet means the same as spreadsheet! Charts… …pictorially represent data Excel can draw a variety of charts (pie chart, bar graph, etc.)
…Major parts of Excel Lists… …organize and store data. For example, once a user enters data into a worksheet, Excel can sort the data, search for specific data, and select data that satisfies defined criteria. Web Supports… …allows users to save Excel worksheets in HTML format, so a user can view and manipulate the worksheet using a browser.
Task Pane… …is a separate window that enables user to carry out some Excel tasks more efficiently. When you start Excel, it displays the Getting Started task pane, which is a small window that provides commonly used links and commands that allow you to open files, create files, or search Office-related topics on the Microsoft Web site.
The Excel Worksheet A workbook is… …like a notebook Inside the workbook are sheets called worksheets Worksheets are… …sheets organized into a rectangular grid containing columns and rows Excel opens a workbook with… …three (3) worksheets.
The Worksheet A sheet tab displays… …at the bottom of the workbook and contains the sheet name. The column heading… …identifies each column and is located above the grid. (A, B, C, D, etc…) The row heading… …identifies each row and is located on the left side of the grid. (1, 2, 3, 4, etc….)
The Worksheet A cell is… …the basic unit of a worksheet into which you enter data. A cell reference is… …a cell’s unique address, which is the coordinates of the intersection of a column and a row. (A1, T9, etc.) To identify a cell, specify the column letter first, followed by the row number.
The Worksheet Active cell… …the cell into which you can enter data. The active cell is identified in three ways: A heavy border surrounds the cell The cell reference shows immediately above column A in the name box The column heading A and row heading 1 are highlighted so it is easy to see which cell is active