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Microsoft Excel Basics

David Cabatu gives an introduction to Microsoft Excel. Hands on, Question and Answer session.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Where: Lama 118 (Inside Library)
Time: 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Workshop Outline:


Differences between 2007/2010 and previous.

Excel Basics

What is a Spreadsheet?

Why would we want to use Excel ( or a computer)

Spreadsheets: Real life uses

Personal or Business

Spreadsheets Are Made up of...

The Ribbon is new from 2007

Tabs: Home, Insert, Page Layout, Formulas, Data, Resources, View

Columns and Rows

Cells, Addresses and Ranges (Inclusive and Exclusive)

Types of Data..


Number Data (Constants)

Formulas - Simple, Functions, Complicated

Math Operations

6 Operators

Order of Operations


Number Data (Constants)


Using Functions

Creating Charts

Saving Your Work

Compatibility - Extension differences for MS Excel 2007/08 from earlier versions

If you are using MS Excel 2007/08 your extension is .xlsx
If you are using an older version of MS Excel your extension is .xls

Compatibility with 2010/2011

Using Templates


Office 2010 & Cloud Computing

Resources and Information


Downloads from the workshop



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