The Basics of Spreadsheets: Numbers, Labels, and Formulas
In This Chapter
Typing and formatting data
Moving around a spreadsheet
Searching a spreadsheet
Editing a spreadsheet
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.