Excel 2000 Fast and Easy


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Author BioFaithe Wempen Faithe Wempen is an A+ Certified computer technician and the author of over 50 books on computer hardware and software, including "Tune Up Your PC in a Weekend." She owns and operates Your Computer Friend, a computer training and repair business in Indianapolis.
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A visual guide to Excel 2000, with step-by-step instructions for specific tasks. Uses clear language and screen shots on every page to explain building the first worksheet, constructing a larger worksheet, presenting data, creating charts and maps, advanced tasks, and getting online with Excel. Includes a glossary. For those new to computers or new to Excel. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761517610
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Series: Fast and Easy Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 339
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Faithe Wempen, M.A., has written over 60 books on computer hardware and software, and is a Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor and an A+ Certified computer technician. She is a freelance computer support technician and trainer, teaches courses in Microsoft Office and computer concepts at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), and is a frequent contributor to technical magazines and Web sites including Microsoft Office Solutions magazine and TechProGuild. Faithe is a Contributing Editor at CertCities for Microsoft Office and A+, an online instructor and course developer for the Hewlett-Packard Learning Center Online, and on the advisory team for the A+ Certification program at Training, Inc. She lives in Noblesville IN, where she co-owns and manages Sycamore Knoll Bed and Breakfast.
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Table of Contents

Part I: Building Your First Worksheet
Chapter 1: Welcome to Excel 2000
Starting Excel 2000
Entering Text and Numbers
Entering a Formula
Playing "What If?"
Closing a Worksheet
Chapter 2: What's on the Excel Screen?
Using Menus
Understanding Menu Items
Using Shortcut Menus
Using Toolbars
Working with Dialog Boxes
Changing How Menus and Toolbars Work
Moving Around the Screen with Scroll Bars
Getting Help from the Office Assistant
Changing the Office Assistant
Chapter 3: Saving, Printing, and Exiting Excel
Save, Save, and Save Again!
Printing a Document
Printing with the Print Button
Printing with the Print Dialog Box
Exiting Excel
Chapter 4: Managing Workbooks and Worksheets
Creating a New Workbook
Moving Between Workbooks
Viewing Multiple Workbooks
Closing a Workbook
Opening an Existing Workbook
Opening with the File Menu
Opening with the Open Button
Opening a File from Another Location
Working with Worksheets
Naming a Worksheet
Adding Worksheets to a Workbook
Deleting a Worksheet
Part I Review Questions
Part II: Constructing Larger Worksheets
Chapter 5: Editing Worksheets
Selecting Cells
Editing Cell Content
Replacing a Cell
Removing Cell Content
Adding Rows and Columns
Oops!—Using Undo and Redo
Undoing Multiple Actions
Moving Data
Copying Data
Using Drag and Drop
Filling a Range
Filling with a Series
Transposing Cells
Adjusting Column Width and Row Height
Resizing a Column to Fit
Setting a Specific Column Width
Checking Your Spelling
Chapter 6: Using Formulas and Functions
Entering a Simple Calculation
Using Built-In Functions
Using the Formula Palette with the SUM Function
Using AutoSum
Creating an IF Function
Copying Formulas with Relative and Absolute References
Using the Goal Seek Tool
Using AutoCalculate
Adding Comments
Some Common Mistakes to Avoid
Chapter 7: Navigating Your Worksheets
Naming a Range
Moving Directly to a Cell or Range
Finding and Replacing Cell Entries
Finding Cell Entries
Replacing Cell Entries
Viewing Different Parts of Your Worksheet at the Same Time
Hiding Rows and Columns
Displaying Hidden Rows or Columns
Splitting a Window
Removing a Split
Keeping Row or Column Labels Visible
Removing the Freeze
Chapter 8: Using Macros
Recording and Naming Your Macro
Running Your Macro
Deleting Macros
Displaying the Personal Macro Workbook
Deleting a Macro with a Workbook or Worksheet Open
Hiding the Personal Macro Workbook
Chapter 9: Working with Data
Sorting Data
Sorting the Order of Rows in a Range
Sorting the Order of Columns in a Range
Filtering Data
Turning Off AutoFilter
Protecting Your Data
Protecting Your Worksheet
Removing Password Protection from Worksheets
Protecting Your Workbook
Removing Password Protection from Workbooks
Preventing Your Workbook from Being Opened
Chapter 10: Working with Wizards and Templates
Using a Wizard
Activating Wizards
The Conditional Sum Wizard
Opening a Template
Customizing Your Template
Adding a Logo
Saving the Customized Invoice Template
Using a Template
Chapter 11: Exploring Print Options
Setting Paper Size and Orientation
Setting Margins
Adding Headers and Footers
Selecting Rows and Columns to Appear on Every Page
Setting the Print Area
Clearing the Print Area
Previewing Your Worksheet
Adjusting Margins
Previewing Page Breaks
Closing Page Break Preview
Printing Your Worksheet
Part II Review Questions
Part III: Making Your Data Look Good
Chapter 12: Formatting Text
Using AutoFormat
Removing AutoFormat
Using Fonts
Adding Bold, Italic, and Underline
Aligning Your Text
Centering a Heading Over More Than One Column
Other Alignment Options
Chapter 13: Formatting Numbers and Cells
Formatting Currency and Percentages
Formatting Currency
Formatting Percentages
Adding and Removing Decimal Places
Formatting Dates
Inserting Today's Date
Applying Borders and Total Lines
Applying Color and Patterns
Adding a Background Color
Adding a Pattern
Chapter 14: Adding Clip Art and WordArt to a Worksheet
Adding Clip Art
Adjusting the Size and Location of Clip Art
Adjusting the Size of Clip Art
Moving the Clip Art Image
Adjusting the Quality of the Picture
Inserting a Picture from a File
Cropping an Image
Adding WordArt
Changing the Look of Your WordArt
Rotating WordArt
Changing the WordArt Shape
Editing WordArt Text
Part III Review Questions
Part IV: Creating Charts and Maps of Your Data
Chapter 15: Generating a Chart
Creating a Chart with the Chart Wizard
Changing the Chart Type
Changing How the Data Is Plotted
Changing Which Cells Are Plotted
Chapter 16: Formatting Your Chart
Making Labels Easier to Read
Changing Label Size and Color
Rotating Label Text
Adding Data Labels
Moving Labels
Resizing the Legend
Displaying or Hiding the Legend
Displaying or Hiding a Data Table
Formatting Chart Elements
Changing Series Colors
Setting a Number Format for an Axis
Chapter 17: Creating a Map
Making a Map
Adding Labels and Text
Adding Labels
Adding Text
Adding Cities, Highways, and Airports
Editing the Title
Editing the Legend
Placing the Map in the Worksheet
Part IV Review Questions
Part V: Putting Excel to Work
Chapter 18: Exploring Functions Further
Working with Statistical Functions
Working with Financial Functions
Chapter 19: Creating Depreciation Tables
Making a Depreciation Table
Chapter 20: Setting Up Amortization Tables
Creating an Amortization Table
Copying the Formulas Down the Worksheet
Chapter 21: Integrating Excel with Word
Creating an Excel Worksheet from Within Word
Inserting an Existing Excel Worksheet into Word
Linking a Part of an Existing Excel Sheet
Part V Review Questions
Part VI: Getting Online with Excel
Chapter 22: Excel and the Internet
Inserting a Hyperlink
Inserting an E-Mail Link
Saving the Worksheet for the Web
Setting More Publishing Options
Viewing a Web Page
Part VI Review Questions
Part VII: Appendixes
Appendix A: Office 2000 Installation
Installing the Software
Working with Maintenance Mode
Installing Content from Other Office CDs
Appendix B: Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Getting Help
Working with Menus
Opening Dialog Boxes
Moving Around in a Worksheet or Workbook
Typing Data into Cells
Applying Number Formats
Formatting Data
Selecting Ranges of Cells
Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
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