Chapter 1. Getting Started with Excel

What You Can Do in Excel

Microsoft Excel is one of the world's most popular spreadsheet programs. You could create worksheets on ledger paper and use a calculator or draw charts on graph paper, but Excel makes these tasks and others related to managing numeric information easier. You can use the program to create worksheets, databases, and charts. Without a doubt, you could perform the following functions manually, but you can use Excel to make them easier.

Lay Out a Worksheet

When you sit down to develop a worksheet with a pencil and ledger paper, you do not always have all the information to complete the design and layout of the worksheet. Ideas may occur to you after you sketch the layout of your worksheet. ...

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