10 Minute Guide to Microsoft Excel 2002

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Overview

This 10 Minute Guide focuses on the most often used features, covering them in lessons designed to take 10 minutes or less to complete. In addition, this guide teaches the user how to use Excel without relying on technical jargon. It provides straightforward, easy-to-follow explanations and lists of numbered steps that tell the user which options to select.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789726339
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: 10 Minute Guide Series
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Habraken is a computer technology professional and best-selling author with more than fifteen years of experience in the information technology field as a network administrator, consultant, and educator. His recent publications include Microsoft Office XP 8-in-1, The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Networking (Second Edition), and Practical Cisco Routers. Joe currently serves as the Director of UNEit, an IT training center for computer industry professionals at the University of New England in Portland, ME.

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Table of Contents

1 What's New in Excel 2002 1
Introducing Excel 2002 1
What's New in Excel 2002 2
Introducing Task Panes 2
Introducing Voice Dictation and Voice Commands 4
Training the Speech Feature 4
2 Creating a New Workbook 8
Starting Excel 8
Understanding the Excel Window 8
Starting a New Workbook 11
Saving and Naming a Workbook 14
Saving a Workbook Under a New Name or Location 16
Opening an Existing Workbook 17
Closing Workbooks 18
Exiting Excel 18
3 Entering Data into the Worksheet 20
Understanding Excel Data Types 20
Entering Text 21
Entering Numbers 25
Entering Dates and Times 26
Copying (Filling) the Same Data to Other Cells 27
Entering a Series of Numbers, Dates, and Other Data 29
Entering a Custom Series 30
Taking Advantage of AutoComplete 31
Dictating Worksheet Information 32
4 Performing Simple Calculations 35
Understanding Excel Formulas 35
Order of Operations 37
Entering Formulas 38
Using the Status Bar AutoCalculate Feature 40
Displaying Formulas 41
Editing Formulas 42
5 Manipulating Formulas and Understanding Cell References 43
Copying Formulas 43
Using Relative and Absolute Cell Addresses 45
Recalculating the Worksheet 48
6 Performing Calculations with Functions 50
What Are Functions? 50
Using the Insert Function Feature 54
7 Getting Around in Excel 59
Moving from Worksheet to Worksheet 59
Switching Between Workbooks 59
Moving Within a Worksheet 60
8 Getting Help in Microsoft Excel 64
Help: What's Available? 64
Using the Ask a Question Box 64
Using the Office Assistant 66
Using the Help Window 68
Getting Help with Screen Elements 72
9 Different Ways to View Your Worksheet 74
Changing the Worksheet View 74
Freezing Column and Row Labels 76
Splitting Worksheets 77
Hiding Workbooks, Worksheets, Columns, and Rows 79
Locking Cells in a Worksheet 80
10 Editing Worksheets 83
Correcting Data 83
Undoing an Action 84
Using the Replace Feature 84
Checking Your Spelling 87
Copying and Moving Data 89
Using the Office Clipboard 92
Deleting Data 93
11 Changing How Numbers and Text Look 95
Formatting Text and Numbers 95
Using the Style Buttons to Format Numbers 95
Numeric Formatting Options 96
How You Can Make Text Look Different 100
Changing Text Attributes with Toolbar Buttons 102
Accessing Different Font Attributes 103
Aligning Text in Cells 104
Copying Formats with Format Painter 107
12 Adding Cell Borders and Shading 109
Adding Borders to Cells 109
Adding Shading to Cells 111
Using AutoFormat 112
Applying Conditional Formatting 113
13 Working with Ranges 117
What Is a Range? 117
Selecting a Range 118
Naming Ranges 119
Creating Range Names from Worksheet Labels 121
Inserting a Range Name into a Formula or Function 122
14 Inserting and Removing Cells, Rows, and Columns 124
Inserting Rows and Columns 124
Removing Rows and Columns 126
Inserting Cells 126
Removing Cells 127
Adjusting Column Width and Row Height with a Mouse 129
Using the Format Menu for Precise Control 130
15 Managing Your Worksheets 132
Selecting Worksheets 132
Inserting Worksheets 133
Deleting Worksheets 135
Moving and Copying Worksheets 135
Changing Worksheet Tab Names 138
16 Printing Your Workbook 140
Previewing a Print Job 140
Changing the Page Setup 141
Printing Your Workbook 146
Selecting a Large Worksheet Print Area 149
Adjusting Page Breaks 149
17 Creating Charts 152
Understanding Charting Terminology 152
Working with Different Chart Types 153
Creating and Saving a Chart 154
Moving and Resizing a Chart 157
Printing a Chart 157
18 Making Your Charts Look Better 158
Selecting a Chart Object 158
The Chart Toolbar 159
Changing the Chart Type 161
Adding a Title and a Legend 162
Formatting Chart Text, Colors, and Alignment 163
Enhancing the Chart Area 165
19 Adding Graphics and Other Objects to Worksheets 166
Inserting Clip Art into a Worksheet 166
Sizing and Moving a Picture 169
Inserting Other Image File Types 170
Using the Picture Toolbar 171
Drawing Your Own Pictures 173
20 Saving and Publishing Files to the Web 175
Saving a Workbook for the Web 175
Creating an FTP Location 176
Publishing an Excel Worksheet to the Web 178
Static Versus Interactive Data 180
Viewing Excel Data in a Web Browser 181
Adding Hyperlinks to a Worksheet 183
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