Monday, 24 June 2013

Creating and Editing Spreadsheets

Creating and Editing Spreadsheets

Selecting information: 
 Understanding the mouse cursors used within Excel, how to select cells, columns and rows and multiple ranges of information, how to select cells using the keyboard.
Copy and Paste:
 Drag and drop, cut, copy and paste in a worksheet and from one worksheet to another and even between different software programs.
Editing cells:
 Typing and entering information, editing existing information and entering the changes, using the status bar information, escaping out of cells. Changing column width and row height for single and multiple columns as well as making all the columns the same width and using AutoFit.
Database:
 Creating a simple database, understanding simple database structure (ideal knowledge for mail merge with Microsoft Word), Inserting and deleting columns, using Undo and redo options.
Autofill:
 Automatically fill numbers, dates, number patterns, days, months and years and much more. The fast way to insert sequential numbers and words. Understanding date formatting (this forms the basis for future calculations based on date format).

formulas,Functions and formatting
Formulas:
 Entering formulas using the keyboard, arrow keys and the mouse, understand the importance of relative cells references, common formula errors, using multiplication and division and how to combine two formulas in one.
AutoCalculate:
 Get quick additions and basic functions quickly without having to enter formulas.
Functions:
  Introductions to functions and function syntax, Autosum, Autosum for several and selected ranges and an introductions to other basic functions like Maximum, Minimum, Average and more...
Functions:
 Sum function in more detail, using the formula bar and editing functions, using the F2 key, using Autofill to save a lot of time copying (or filling) functions using relative cell references.
Formatting:
 This effects the way your spreadsheet looks, everything from lines, colours, shading, and even the format of text and numbers. Topics include: Currency formatting, date and text formatting, merging cells and centering, Alignment formatting and text control within single and  merged cells, fill colour, font colour and Borders.
Advanced formatting: Autoformats that allow you to quickly make your spreadsheet look very professional, repeat last action, and format painter make it faster for you to duplicate commands and formatting, using format painter with entire spreadsheets to apply multiple formatting in just a couple clicks.




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