Microsoft Excel

2.1 Opening Microsoft Excel 2.2 Microsoft Excel Startup Screen 2.4 Introduction to the Excel Interface 2.5 Customizing the Excel Quick Access Toolbar 2.6 More on the Excel Interface 2.7 Understanding the Structure of an Excel Workbook 2.8 Saving an Excel Document 2.9 Opening an Existing Excel Document 2.10 Common Excel Shortcut Keys 3.1 Entering Text to Create Spreadsheet Titles 3.2 Working with Numeric Data in Excel 3.3 Entering Date Values in Excel 3.4 Working with Cell References 3.5 Creating Basic Formulas in Excel 3.6 Relative Versus Absolute Cell References in Formulas 3.7 Understanding the Order of Operation 4.1 The structure of an Excel Function 4.2 Working with the SUM() Function – Excel 4.3 Working with the MIN() and MAX() Functions 4.4 Working with the AVERAGE() Function 4.5 Working with the COUNT() Function 4.6 Adjacent Cells Error in Excel Calculations 4.7 Using the AutoSum Command 4.8 Excel’s AutoSum Shortcut Key 4.9 Using the AutoFill Command to Copy Formulas 5.1 Moving and Copying Data in an Excel Worksheet 5.2. Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns 5.3. Changing the Width and Height of Cells 5.4 Hiding and Unhiding Excel Rows and Columns 5.5 Renaming an Excel Worksheet 5.6. Deleting an Excel Worksheet 5.7 Moving and Copying an Excel Worksheet 6.1 Working with Font Formatting Commands 6.2. Changing the Background Color of a Cell 6.3. Adding Borders to Cells 6.4. Formatting Data as Currency Values 6.5. Formatting Percentages 6.6. Using Excel’s Format Painter 6.7. Creating Styles to Format Data 6.8. Merging and Centering Cells 6.9. Using Conditional Formatting 7.1 Inserting Images and Shapes into an Excel Worksheet 7.2 Inserting Shapes In Excel 7.3 Formatting Excel Shapes 7.4. Working with Excel SmartArt 8.1. Creating an Excel Column Chart 8.2. Working with the Excel Chart Ribbon 8.3. Adding and Modifying Data on an Excel Chart 8.4. Formatting an Excel Chart 8.5. Moving a Chart to another Worksheet 8.6. Working with Excel Pie Charts 9.1. Viewing your Document in Print Preview 9.2. Changing the Margins, Scaling and Orientation 9.3 Adding Header and Footer Content 9.4 Printing a Specific Range of Cells 10.1. Intro to Excel Templates 10.3. Opening an Existing Template 10.4. Creating a Custom Template 13.1 Understanding Excel List Structure 13.2 Sorting a List Using Single Level Sort 13.3 Sorting a List Using Multi-Level Sorts 13.4 Using Custom Sorts in an Excel List 13.5 Filter an Excel List Using the AutoFilter Tool 13.6 Creating Subtotals in a List 13.7 Format a List as a Table 13.8 Using Conditional Formatting to Find Duplicates 13.9 Removing Duplicates in Excel 14.1 Excel DSUM Function Single Criteria 14.2 Excel DSUM Function with OR Criteria 14.3 Excel DSUM Function with AND Criteria 14.4 Excel Function: DAVERAGE() 14.5 Excel Function: DCOUNT() 14.6 Excel Function: SUBTOTAL() 15.1 Creating an Excel Data Validation List 15.2 Excel Decimal Data Validation 15.3 Adding a Custom Excel Data Validation Error 15.4 Dynamic Formulas by Using Excel Data Validation Techniques 16.1 Importing Data from Text Files into Excel 16.2 Excel 2019

2.4 Introduction to the Excel Interface

We are going to do two things during this section.

  • We are going to create a brand-new Blank Excel workbook. This is going to be the main file type that you will work with as you venture, and you work inside of Excel itself.
  • We are going to do is take-a-look at the interface that makes up the working environment that you are going to be all over inside of as you work inside of an Excel workbook.

On the startup screen of Microsoft-Excel you click on Blank workbook, and you will launch

the rest of the Excel interface.

Excel Interface

This is the second thing that I want to discuss just get into how the windows laid out kind of the main areas of the Excel application.

And this is something that we are going to get into a much more in depth as we go through the various features that make up the Excel application.

Excel Interface

  • At the top left corner of screen, we have what is called the quick access toolbar, these are some common shortcuts common commands that you can quickly get access to. So, on this version here I currently have quick access to the Save and I have got a few other buttons here.
  • Below the quick access toolbar, you have what is called the Ribbon.

If you have been working inside of Microsoft Excel or work in a set of other office applications, you are going to be familiar with the ribbon. This has been around since the 2007 addition of the Office applications not just Excel but Word, PowerPoint, Outlook…

Of book when you go into different applications Excel vs word you still got the ribbon but there are different features there.

Of book right you are going to get different commands for the different applications, but the idea is the same.

On the ribbon, It is full of tabs or buttons towards the top. I have got File, Home, Insert and so on.

If you compare your screen to my screen you may see some on my screen that you do not have on yours.

As an example: The Developer tab, that is one that you actually have to activate yourself, It does not come by default and that is one that we will get into much later within the lesson as we get into Macros and VBA or Visual Basic for applications.

So just keep in mind that you may see some on my screen that aren’t on yours at least at this point, We will talk about those as well as power pivot one that you may not see on yours as well.

But the ribbon is just full of all the commands I have got home, and they have broken up the Home tab into various groups got the clipboard for copy, paste got my font commands alignment no styles and so on.

If I go to Formulas, I have got things like my function library we are going to talk all about functions, creating name ranges getting into auditing your formulas and so on.

So, I highly recommend taking a quick moment here and digging through the ribbon interface.

  • The next portion or right below the ribbon, we have what is called your Formula bar, It is actually got two pieces. I have what is called the name box and then the actual formula entry or Formula bar.

Sometimes that does not show up or you may accidently turn it off. Go to View tab there is a series at check marks and one of them is called the Formula bar.

Excel Interface

If you double click it tab we will see, on the Insert tab and you double click insert this will minimize the ribbon kind of smashes it up again if you do not like to show that one because it does take a lot of space on your screen or It might happen to you by accident, You just give it a double click again and it will come back.