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Office 2013 For Dummies by Wallace Wang

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Chapter 8

The Basics of Spreadsheets: Numbers, Labels, and Formulas

In This Chapter

arrow Typing and formatting data

arrow Moving around a spreadsheet

arrow Searching a spreadsheet

arrow Editing a spreadsheet

arrow Printing

Everyone needs to perform simple math. Businesses need to keep track of sales and profits, and individuals need to keep track of budgets. In the old days, people not only had to write down numbers on paper, but they also had to do all their calculations by hand (or with the aid of a calculator).

That’s why people use Excel. Instead of writing numbers on paper, they can type numbers on the computer. Instead of adding or subtracting columns or rows of numbers by hand, they can let Excel do it faster. By using Excel, you can focus on typing in the correct numbers and let Excel worry about calculating accurate results quickly.

remember.eps Besides calculating numbers, spreadsheets can also store lists of data ...

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