Excel Functions

Excel Basics

16.1 Importing Data from Text Files into Excel 15.4 Dynamic Formulas by Using Excel Data Validation Techniques 15.3 Adding a Custom Excel Data Validation Error 15.2 Excel Decimal Data Validation 15.1 Creating an Excel Data Validation List 14.6 Excel Function: SUBTOTAL() 14.5 Excel Function: DCOUNT() 14.4 Excel Function: DAVERAGE() 14.3 Excel DSUM Function with AND Criteria 14.2 Excel DSUM Function with OR Criteria 14.1 Excel DSUM Function Single Criteria 13.9 Removing Duplicates in Excel 13.8 Using Conditional Formatting to Find Duplicates 13.7 Format a List as a Table 13.6 Creating Subtotals in a List 13.5 Filter an Excel List Using the AutoFilter Tool 13.4 Using Custom Sorts in an Excel List 13.3 Sorting a List Using Multi-Level Sorts 13.2 Sorting a List Using Single Level Sort 13.1 Understanding Excel List Structure 10.4. Creating a Custom Template 10.3. Opening an Existing Template 10.1. Intro to Excel Templates 9.4 Printing a Specific Range of Cells 9.3 Adding Header and Footer Content 9.2. Changing the Margins, Scaling and Orientation 9.1. Viewing your Document in Print Preview 8.6. Working with Excel Pie Charts 8.5. Moving a Chart to another Worksheet 8.4. Formatting an Excel Chart 8.3. Adding and Modifying Data on an Excel Chart 8.2. Working with the Excel Chart Ribbon 8.1. Creating an Excel Column Chart 7.4. Working with Excel SmartArt 7.3 Formatting Excel Shapes 7.2 Inserting Shapes In Excel 7.1 Inserting Images and Shapes into an Excel Worksheet 6.9. Using Conditional Formatting 6.8. Merging and Centering Cells 6.7. Creating Styles to Format Data 6.6. Using Excel’s Format Painter 6.5. Formatting Percentages 6.4. Formatting Data as Currency Values 6.3. Adding Borders to Cells 6.2. Changing the Background Color of a Cell 6.1 Working with Font Formatting Commands 5.7 Moving and Copying an Excel Worksheet 5.6. Deleting an Excel Worksheet 5.5 Renaming an Excel Worksheet 5.4 Hiding and Unhiding Excel Rows and Columns 5.3. Changing the Width and Height of Cells 5.2. Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns 5.1 Moving and Copying Data in an Excel Worksheet 4.9 Using the AutoFill Command to Copy Formulas 4.8 Excel’s AutoSum Shortcut Key 4.7 Using the AutoSum Command 4.6 Adjacent Cells Error in Excel Calculations 4.5 Working with the COUNT() Function 4.4 Working with the AVERAGE() Function 4.3 Working with the MIN() and MAX() Functions 4.2 Working with the SUM() Function – Excel 4.1 The structure of an Excel Function 3.7 Understanding the Order of Operation 3.6 Relative Versus Absolute Cell References in Formulas 3.5 Creating Basic Formulas in Excel 3.4 Working with Cell References 3.3 Entering Date Values in Excel 3.2 Working with Numeric Data in Excel 3.1 Entering Text to Create Spreadsheet Titles 2.10 Common Excel Shortcut Keys 2.9 Opening an Existing Excel Document 2.8 Saving an Excel Document 2.7 Understanding the Structure of an Excel Workbook 2.6 More on the Excel Interface 2.5 Customizing the Excel Quick Access Toolbar 2.4 Introduction to the Excel Interface 2.2 Microsoft Excel Startup Screen 2.1 Opening Microsoft Excel

10.3. Opening an Existing Template

Welcome to the next section of this Excel for Beginners, during this section we are going to take-a-look at using and creating Microsoft Office templates and specifically within Excel.

So, I have still got the monthly budget open, We are going to talk about utilizing one of the built in templates before we create one of our own. But first the idea of a template is reusability. I have got a specific report that I have got to create every week, and this happens literally every single week Friday end of the day I got to spit out this report. The report looks so similar. Each week really the only difference is I have got new data for each week, but other than that it is the same headers. It is the same layout it is the same colors that is all the same. Now what I see a lot of people do is every week they reinvent the wheel. They rebuild that report from scratch. What a hassle and what a waste of time. Instead of that we create a template, template holds the basic structure the basic lay out the basic elements that we need that every report needs and every time you want to use it every Friday that rolls around, We just create a new document based on that template.

Now within Microsoft Office each of the Office applications including Excel come with some predefined templates things that Microsoft has built for us that we can use.

Opening an Existing Template 1

I am going to go up to my File tab on top of my screen. I am going to go down and new as I go into new, I am presented with a bunch of templates things that I can already take advantage of. I have got one in here called an inventory list one for one comparison calculators personal expense calculator. I have got a student calendar I got all sort of family budgets monthly. So, we just created wasn’t it got all sorts of templates that we can use here. I am going to grab one of them.

Now a lot of the templates are now found online through office.com. So, you are going to need an internet connection in order to build to grab a lot of these templates, They are free. You have got a copy of Excel, They are free to use. So, I mean it creates this so take a moment just to download.

Lots of templates built in hundreds of templates they are found on mine and they are all free to use, Do not reinvent the wheel. Do not build it from scratch, Just use a template. Try this out. Go to the File tab, New and you grab a template maybe search for something that is relevant to you, Maybe it is a budget maybe it is a loan maybe it is something else. Whatever it is do a quick search see if they got one for you. Create it, Plug in the data see what you get.