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Easy Microsoft Office Excel 2003

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  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Pages: 272
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-2960-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-2960-6

Easy Microsoft Office Excel 2003 takes the work out of learning Excel 2003 by using short, easy-to-follow lessons that show you how to accomplish basic tasks quickly and efficiently! It is the perfect book for beginners who want to learn Microsoft¿s spreadsheet application through a visual, full-color approach. More than 100 hands-on lessons are designed to teach the easiest, fastest, or most direct way to accomplish common Excel tasks. The book is suited for new Excel users, as well as those upgrading from an earlier version.

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Part 5: Working with Formulas and Functions
Part 7: Working with Graphic Objects
Part 9: Printing in Excel

Table of Contents


1. Getting Started.

Starting Excel. Understanding Workbooks and Worksheets. Understanding Rows, Columns, and Cells. Entering Data. Entering Repeat Cell Text. Selecting Cells. Selecting a Range of Cells. Automatically Filling a Series of Data. Working with Menus. Using Shortcut Menus (the Right Mouse Button). Working with Toolbars. Personalizing Menus and Toolbars. Using the Task Pane. Getting Help. Finding Files.

2. Managing and Viewing Workbooks.

Saving a Workbook. Closing a Workbook. Exiting Excel. Creating a New Workbook. Opening a Workbook. Switching Between Open Workbooks. Switching Between Worksheets. Viewing Multiple Workbooks. Comparing Workbooks. Inserting and Deleting Worksheets. Renaming Worksheets. Adding Worksheet Tab Colors. Moving or Copying Worksheets. Zooming a Worksheet. Going to a Particular Cell. Freezing Rows and Columns. Splitting a Worksheet. Protecting and Sharing Workbooks.

3. Editing Worksheets.

Editing Data. Overwriting and Deleting Data. Undoing and Redoing Changes. Inserting Cells. Deleting Cells. Inserting and Deleting Rows. Inserting and Deleting Columns. Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Data. Flipping Rows and Columns. Moving Data. Finding Data. Replacing Data. Adding and Viewing Cell Comments. Editing and Deleting Cell Comments. Inserting Symbols. Tracking Changes. Accepting or Rejecting Tracked Changes. Checking Spelling.

4. Formatting Worksheet Data.

Changing the Font and Font Size. Changing Column Width. Changing the Color of the Cell Background and Cell Text. Formatting the Display of Numeric Data. Using a General Format. Using a Number Format. Using a Currency Format. Using a Date Format. Using a Text Format. Applying Bold, Italic, and Underline. Using Merge and Center on Cells. Changing Horizontal Data Alignment. Changing Row Height. Changing Vertical Data Alignment. Changing Cell Orientation. Wrapping Data in a Cell. Changing Borders. Indenting Entries in a Cell. Clearing Formatting. Hiding and Unhiding Rows. Hiding and Unhiding Columns. Hiding and Unhiding a Worksheet. Using AutoFormat. Copying Formatting. Creating and Applying a Formatting Style. Using Conditional Formatting.

5. Working with Formulas and Functions.

Using AutoSum (SUM). Finding a Cell Average (AVERAGE). Finding the Largest Cell Amount (MAX). Counting the Number of Cells (COUNT). Finding the Smallest Cell Amount (MIN). Entering a Formula. Editing a Formula or Function. Copying a Formula. Assigning Names to a Cell or Range. Referencing Names in a Function. Using Functions Across Worksheets. Using AutoCalculate. Finding Functions. Calculating a Loan Payment (PMT). Performing a Logical Test Function (IF). Adding a Range Given Criteria (SUMIF). Finding the Future Value of an Investment (FV). Fixing the #### Error. Fixing the #DIV/0! Error. Fixing the #NAME? Error. Fixing the #VALUE! Error. Recognizing the #REF! Error. Recognizing Circular References. Checking for Formula References (Precedents). Checking for Cell References (Dependents).

6. Working with Charts.

Creating a Chart. Changing the Chart Type. Altering the Source Data Range. Altering Chart Options. Formatting the Plot Area. Formatting the Chart Area. Formatting the Axis Scale. Altering the Original Data. Changing the Chart Source Data. Adding Data to Charts. Adding a Legend.

7. Working with Graphic Objects.

Using Drawing Tools. Inserting Clip Art. Inserting a Picture from File. Adding an Organization Chart. Inserting an AutoShape. Inserting WordArt. Inserting a Diagram. Inserting an Object. Selecting an Object. Formatting an Object. Moving an Object. Resizing an Object. Deleting an Object.

8. Working with Data Lists.

Entering Worksheet Data Using a Data List Form. Checking Form Entries with Data Validation. Searching for a Data List Record. Modifying a Data List Record. Deleting a Record from the Data List. Sorting Data List Records. Filtering Data List Records. Removing a Data List Filter. Working with Data List Subtotals.

9. Printing in Excel.

Using Print Preview. Setting the Print Area. Setting Page Margins. Inserting Page Breaks. Working in Page Break Preview Mode. Printing a Worksheet on One Page. Printing in Portrait or Landscape Orientation. Centering a Worksheet on a Page. Printing Gridlines and Row/Column Headers. Printing Cell Comments. Printing Cell Error Indicators. Printing Repeating Row and Column Titles. Adding Headers and Footers. Printing Worksheets.

10. Advanced Excel and Web Features.

Copying and Linking to Office Documents. Automating Repetitive Tasks with Macros. Saving Data to Use in Another Application (Exporting). Using Data from Another Application (Importing). Saving a Workbook as a Web Page. Viewing Your Workbook as a Web Page. Adding Email Address Links to Worksheets. Typing Web (URL) Links Directly into a Worksheet. Inserting a Web (URL) Link into a Worksheet. Adding Document Links to Your Worksheets. Linking to the Web in a Worksheet. Updating a Link. Removing a Link. Emailing a Workbook or Worksheet. Setting Up Speech Recognition. Getting Additional Speech Recognition Training. Dictating Your Text and Data. Using Voice Commands.




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