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Digital Literacy For Dummies by Faithe Wempen

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Chapter 11

Managing and Calculating Data with Microsoft Excel

In This Chapter

arrow Identifying the components of a worksheet

arrow Entering data into a worksheet

arrow Performing basic math calculations

arrow Formatting a worksheet

arrow Printing a worksheet

arrow Creating charts

Excel has many practical uses. You can use its orderly row-and-column worksheet structure to organize multicolumn lists, create business forms, and much more. Excel provides more than just data organization, however; it enables you to write formulas that perform calculations on your data. This feature makes Excel an ideal tool for storing financial information, such as checkbook register and investment portfolio data.

In this chapter, I explain how to create Excel worksheets that include data, calculations, and formatting, and how to create charts from that data and print your work. After completing this chapter, you will understand how to ...

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