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Tutorial: Hands-On Excel, Intro
Excel is Microsoft’s version of a spreadsheet program. Find out what a worksheet is and why you might use one. Learn to create, edit, format, save and print a worksheet. In this a quick start course, you will also use formulas, functions, and charts.
What can I use Excel for?
You can use Excel to store almost any kind of character or numeric information you want. Think of it as the electronic equivalent of an accountant’s spreadsheet pad. Any number can be written in any block (any “cell”) of the accountant’s pad. Any note or label can be written in any block of the pad. In any cell, you can store the result of a calculation.
The real purpose of Excel is to help you accumulate the information (text and numbers), to manipulate it in ways you want (calculate numbers and sort lines of related data). It excels in helping you do calculations once, and letting Excel recalculate automatically after changes or additions.