Chapter 7

Creating Basic Spreadsheets in Excel

IN THIS CHAPTER

Bullet Understand Excel’s Unique Features

Bullet Get Familiar with Spreadsheet Structure

Bullet Move the Cell Cursor

Bullet Select a Range

Bullet Type and Edit Cell Contents

Bullet Insert and Delete Rows, Columns, and Cells

Bullet Work with Worksheets

Microsoft Word works great for typing text, but sometimes you want something a little more structured for data. When you have more complex needs for column-based organizing than what Word’s tables can provide, Excel is a great step up to the next level. Excel is much more than just a column organizer, though; it enables you to write formulas that perform calculations on your data. This makes Excel an ideal tool for storing financial information, such as checkbook register and investment portfolio data.

In this chapter, I ...

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