Chapter 9. Spreadsheet Essentials

As you probably know, Excel is Office 2008’s spreadsheet application. By working in a grid of columns and rows called a worksheet, you can create lists, perform complex calculations, and graph important data.

In this chapter, we’ll explore the basic topics you’ll need to understand in order to begin using Excel:

  • Creating new workbooks

  • Understanding the interface and views

  • Entering data into cells and navigating a worksheet

  • Using AutoFill to intelligently fill ranges

  • Editing cell contents and performing Find/Replace procedures

  • Documenting cells with comments

  • Naming cell ranges

  • Importing text files

  • Working with workbooks and sheets

  • Printing workbooks, worksheets, and selected ranges

This chapter discusses several advanced topics, ...

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