THE FUNDAMENTALS OF EXCEL
Spreadsheets have been in use on personal computers now for some years. They are used in nearly every office environment in the world for any number of reasons. In the past they were used only to perform basic math, such as adding, multiplying, subtracting and dividing. Today's spreadsheets can be significantly different and far more advanced. The leader in the spreadsheet field today is without doubt Microsoft Excel. The reasons for this will become apparent the more you learn about this very powerful program.
You will find that by following a few basic fundamental rules when Starting a spreadsheet that you will be able to extract, change, modify, report, add and manipulate data in a way you never thought possible. Sadly most users of Excel never realize the full potential of what they are using. In fact all too many users simply use Excel as no more than a personal whiteboard, with the occasional calculation (formula) thrown in. This is a great shame as it is designed to do so much more than this.
We will show you how you can use Excel to achieve all your wants and need. As we progress you will also find yourself wanting to know more and it can become an unquenchable thirst if you allow it to be (believe me we know!). By the completion of these lessons you will be able achieve a lot more than you can now, but even more importantly you will have the knowledge to be able help yourself.
You will notice throughout the course that we do NOT often use screen shots to aid you. This is done intentionally, as we believe that by doing so forces the student to think a lot more about what they are doing.
Excel is spreadsheet program that hinges entirely on three very important aspects.
Remove any one of these aspects and Excel can no longer function.
|Lesson 2 - Starting Excel and Excel Workbooks|
|Lesson 3 - Excel Toolbars and Task Panes|
|Lesson 4 - Excel Worksheets|
|Lesson 5 - Excel Cells and Navigating a Worksheet|
|Lesson 6 - Excel Cut/Copying and Pasting Data|
|Lesson 7 - Excel Copying with the Fill Handle|
|Lesson 8 - Excel Paste Special|
|Lesson 9 - Excel Insert Command|
|Lesson 10 - Excel's default options|
|Lesson 11 - Excel's Undo and Redo|
|Lesson 12 - Excel's Format Painter|
|Lesson 13 - Excel's Dates and Times|
|Lesson 14 - Excel's Custom Formats|
|Lesson 15 - Excel Formulas|
|Lesson 16 - Excel Cell References|
|Lesson 17 - Excel: Avoid Typing|
|Lesson 18 - Excel Formulae Arguments & Syntax|
|Lesson 19 - Excel Autosum Formula|
|Lesson 20 - Excel Auto Calculate|
|Lesson 21 - Excel's Insert Function|
|Lesson 22 - Excel's Useful Functions|
|Lesson 23 - Excel's Named Ranges|
|Lesson 24 - Excel's Constants and the Paste Name Dialog|
|Lesson 25 - Excel's Calculations|
|Lesson 26 - Excel Comments Cell|
|Lesson 27 - Excel Find and Replace|
|Lesson - 28 - Clear Excel Cell Contents|
|Lesson 29 - Effective Excel Printing 1|
|Lesson 30 - Effective Excel Printing 2|
|Lesson 31 - Sorting in Excel|
|Lesson 32 - Hide/Show Row/Columns in Excel|
|Lesson 33 - Auto-Formats in Excel|
|Lesson 34 - Creating a Basic Excel Spreadsheet|
|Lesson 35 - Excel Charting Lesson: The Basic Excel Spreadsheet|
|Lesson 36 - Excel Worksheet Protection|
|Lesson 37 - Excel IF Formula Nesting|
|Lesson 38 - Excel Function Now/Today Formulas|
See also: Index to Excel VBA Code and Index to Excel Freebies and Lesson 1 - Excel Fundamentals and Index to how to… providing a range of solutions and Index to new resources and reference sheets
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