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An introduction to Microsoft Excel formulas

For those who couldn't answer 'what is MS Excel?', the chances are that you are recording your data for everyday things in a fairly complicated way. If you have heard of it though, and you've wanted to know how to use Excel, then read on for some Excel tips that you can use in your Excel worksheet.

About Excel

Windows Excel which can sometimes be known as Microsoft xl refer Excel spreadsheets programs that use formulas to speed up the calculation of some common arithmetic exercises. Basic Excel is easy to learn. What kind of files are they? As for the kind of file, xls (Excel Spreadsheet) is the extension that they use. However, you can use free Excel compatible programs rather than pay for Excel Office software. Are there any online Excel or Spreadsheet Tutorial websites I can use? MS Excel 2003 and all other versions of Microsoft office software have a help program built-in but you can also search online for better or more relevant answers to your problem. Excel 2003 help is everywhere on the internet and you should have no problem accessing the information.

What are the basics of Excel?

An Excel document is made up of an array of boxes that each have their own location, like a grid reference system, with letters along the columns and numbers down the rows. Excel formulas To learn Excel formulas, you should use an Excel tutor program, but most are very simple. For instance, you could add the numbers that are in location A1 and A2 and put the answer in A3 by writing =A1+A2 in the location of box A3. Then, if you change any amount of A1 or A2, the total would be worked out for you. Excel tricks While the example above and many others can be found in the MS Excel help, there are some quick tricks that can save you time. For example, if you want to add all the numbers from A1, A2,A3...and so on until A100, you could just write =sum(A1:A100) in the box location where you want to display the answer. You could also just drag to select the range in which you want calculations to be done. There are lots of other tricks that can help speed things up.

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