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

2.2 Microsoft Excel Startup Screen

When you first open up the more recent editions of Microsoft Excel the starting interface is referred to as the splash screen or the introductory page to the office application, In this case is Excel.

When you first open-up Excel, you could take into the screen here where you have got some larger icons on the left-hand side.

1-You have got Home, New, Open

2-A few little links down at the bottom.

3-On the right-hand side you have got a Blank workbook, that is what we are going to start out with just a blank standard Excel workbook something that we can start to create on our own.

4- Recent documents

5-Templates that you can get into templates on the right-hand side.

6-More templates

Microsoft Excel Startup Screen

What you might have on your screen when you first launch Excel?

One you may have got a Blank workbook right away already open-up on your screen and might look like this.

Just launched excel and you have got a blank workbook.

Microsoft Excel Startup Screen

Now just again just a heads up when you first open-up Excel your interface might look a little bit different. Just based on the version that you are working on if you are on a Mac it is going to look a little bit different beyond what you are seeing here as well.

            That is one of the biggest differences between the Windows version of Excel and the apple or Mac version of Excel, Really the interface the features that we will be discussing here are going to apply to you from Excel 2013 virtues and even way back when 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019.

Everything that we talked about is going to apply to any of those versions. So, you are going to feel very comfortable but there might be some little tweaks such as this startup screen the splash screen When you first launched the application itself, so just a little bit heads up there but nothing big.

Go to the review section of this book and ask your questions right even supplies snapshots screenshots of what you are seeing because that will help me better understand perhaps what version you are working, and then I can guide you through where the command might be or how the buttons are a little bit different.

At your start up screen. It is going to give you several options to build to work with new documents or existing documents.

Take a moment try exploring, Just take-a-look at what you have opening in front of you and then we will jump into the next lesson and we will create one of our own workbooks and get a deeper understanding of the Excel interface.