Presentation on theme: "3 - 1 Chapter 3: Basic Excel Skills Management Science: The Art of Modeling With Spreadsheets, 2e PowerPoint Slides Prepared By: Alan Olinsky Bryant University."— Presentation transcript:
3 - 2 Excel Prerequisites Navigating around a worksheet and between worksheets in a workbook Entering text, entering data and choosing the format of these entries Editing the contents of a cell Inserting and deleting rows or columns and entire worksheets Other necessary skills include inserting and deleting rows or columns and entire worksheets; cutting, copying and pasting; printing; and drawing charts. Skillful use of formulas and functions separates the novice spreadsheet user from the advanced user.
3 - 9 Navigation There are several ways to move the display from one portion of a spreadsheet to another. The horizontal and vertical scroll bars move the display of the portion of the entire spreadsheet that contains cell entries left and right or up and down, respectively. The display area also can be moved by using the arrow keys. Another way to navigate around a spreadsheet is to type in a cell address in the Name Box (just above column A).
3 - 10 Selecting Cells Selecting all cells in a worksheet Selecting a column or a row Selecting rectangular ranges Selecting noncontiguous ranges
3 - 11 Entering Text and Data: Options available under Edit►Fill►Series
3 - 12 Editing Cells Formula bar Double-click Function Wizard Absolute and relative cell references
3 - 13 Double-clicking on a Cell Containing a Formula
3 - 15 Basic Formulas With very few exceptions, well-written formulas contain no numbers, only cell references. Excel formulas start with the equal sign (=) and are evaluated from left to right. It is generally a good practice to use parentheses to make the meaning of a calculation clear and to ensure that it is calculated correctly. Relative references are interpreted relative to the current cell. Addresses with fixed columns or rows are known as absolute addresses.
3 - 16 Basic Functions: The Insert Function Window
3 - 26 X-Y (Scatter) Chart for Advertising and Sales
3 - 27 Printing We can select certain cells for printing by highlighting the relevant range and selecting File►Print Area►Set Print Area. The Page Setup window (File►Page Setup) allows us to control other aspects of the printed page.
3 - 31 Summary This chapter covers these basic features of Excel: The Excel window Configuring Excel Manipulating windows and sheets Navigation Selecting cells Entering text and data Editing cells Formatting Basic formulas Basic functions Charting Printing Help
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