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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 in 24 Hours by Trudi Reisner

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Planning Strategies for Excel Worksheets

Excel is so versatile that you can use it for many different purposes. Before you begin an Excel project, take a moment to ask yourself a few simple questions, such as

  • What do you want to achieve?

  • Who will view the worksheet?

  • Will you work alone on the worksheet or collaborate with your co-workers?

  • What do you want to do with the information?

Excel is a multifeature program with lots of options. You can create a simple worksheet with a few lines or a multipage, linked file. Some examples of Excel files are available at the Microsoft Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/office/excel. In addition, if you're using Excel in the office, take a look at some of the files created by your co-workers. Chances are, ...

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