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BASIC EXCEL The Purpose of this course is to support the student in learning to how to do calculations using Excel Presented by John Mudie, Ph.D., C,P.R.P. & David Lawrence
Website Name and Useage You can get to the class website by typing the address http://www.rlccomputer.com into the address bar of Internet Explorer and then pressing the Enter key on your keyboard. The current day's classes are listed on front page. Click the Worksheet Basics entry if its there. http://www.rlccomputer.com If its not there then click on Courses on the main page. Then select Excel, Basic and click on it's entry. Find the entry for Worksheet Basics and click on it to get to this page. Please remember that you can always ask the Computer Lab Tech to help you get to this page
Upcoming Classes We will be offering a course in Basic Excel in the mornings Basic Excelmornings We are offering a course in Net JobsNet Jobs in the afternoonsafternoons In Mid January there will be courses in Basic Word in the mornings and Basic Computers in the afternoons.
Covers for Handouts Please note that covers are available for you to store your handouts in. Please ask the Computer Tech for a cover if you want one
Who are we and Why are we here? Want to share your name? Want to share what’s important that’s happening in your life today? How did you do on the exercise last week? Do you think watching Lynda.com would help?
Reference Material We will be using Microsoft Excel 2010, Step by Step by Curtis D Frye as a class text book. There is a reference copy in your Computer Lab Microsoft Office 2010 for Dummies by Wallace Wang contains simplified help for Access,Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word and is also in the lab. A way of getting help is to go into Google and put in key words describing your problem and see what Google can find in the way of solutions to your problem which most probably other people have experienced before you.Google
Reference Guides You can print out a Excel 2010 Reference Guide if you have difficulty remembering the commands.Excel 2010 Reference Guide
Presentations Click here to log in to Lynda.com and then press the left arrow at the top left corner of the page to come back to this display.here Click here to play the whole sequence above without stopping. Click here Creating a worksheet. Entering data, moving around, ctrl-Z, shortcuts Creating a worksheet. Techniques for cutting and pasting Selecting area, moving areas, copying areas, widening columns,pasting options, rotating. Techniques for cutting and pasting Entering data automatically with Auto Fill Fill automatic sequences of days, months etc Entering data automatically with Auto Fill
Developing a budget This course is designed to support your learning Excel by using it to help you build your own way of tracking your money. Do you know how much and where your money comes from? Do you know how much and where you spend your money? Do you know how much extra you are spending or saving each month? WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW? What advantages do you see for knowing this information?
Open you Budget Find MyBudget1 on your Flash Drive or Gdrive Save it as MyBudget2 on either your Flash drive Or if its on your Gdrive, download it to your MyDocuments folder Open it if necessary
Make a List of Incomes Add names of source(s) of income on row A3 and below. Fill in the amount you expect to get in B3 and below Make sure all numbers show as dollars and cents. Format the numbers as dollars and cents by Selecting the block from B2 to N25 Right click and select Format Cells.. Click on Currency Click on OK Your spreadsheet should look something like this except the names and values are most probably different.this
Listing Expenses In Column A starting at row 11 fill with the names of between 5 and 10 spending budget categories going down the left column. Typical categories may be rent, food, cigarettes, entertainment, movies, transportation, medications etc. Widen column A so that all the category words can fit in the column Fill in typical values for all fields for December(Guesses expected) Your spreadsheet should look something like this except the names and values are most probably differentthis
Print it Now print out your file by typing Ctrl-P (Hold down Ctrl key and press P), Press Print. Please print your name and date on it Turn it into the instructor by the end of next week.
Save it for the next class Save it to your Flash Drive or Google Drive as MyBudget2. See to learn how to use a Flash Drives.to learn how to use a Flash Drives See How to use Google Drive to learn how to use the Google Drive..How to use Google Drive