Creating Basic Spreadsheets in Excel
IN THIS CHAPTER
Understand Excel’s Unique Features
Get Familiar with Spreadsheet Structure
Move the Cell Cursor
Select a Range
Type and Edit Cell Contents
Insert and Delete Rows, Columns, and Cells
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 ...