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Microsoft Excel is a software program produced by Microsoft Corp. that allow users to organize, format and calculate data with formulas using a spreadsheet system. This software as part of the Microsoft office suite and is compatible with other applications in the office suite.
Excel is a commercial spreadsheet application produced and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It features the ability to perform basic calculations, use graphing tools, create pivot tables and and create macro programming language.
Excel has the same basic features as every spreadsheet, which use a collection of cells arranged into rows and columns to organize data manipulation. They also display data as charts, histograms and line graphs.
Excel permits users to section data so as to view various factors from a different perspective. Visual Basic is used for applications in Excel, allowing users to create variety of complex numerical methods. Programmers are given an option to code directly using the Visual Basic Editor, including Windows for writing code, debugging and code module organization.
Add numbers in Excel 2013
Watch these videos to see how Excel 2013 makes it easy to add numbers using formulas, buttons, and functions (such as the SUM and SUMIF functions).
Basic math in Excel
Let Excel be your calculator. Take this course to learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using formulas and functions.
Create a chart
Charts provide a visual representation of your data, making it easier to analyze. Each type of chart highlights data differently. And some charts can’t be used with some types of data.
Create your first Excel 2013 workbook
Watch these videos to learn how to use Excel 2013. Get started with the new version to see how to do everyday tasks.
Freeze or lock panes
You want to scroll down and see your rows of data, but when you get to the bottom of the screen, your column names in the top row have disappeared. To fix this, you freeze the top row so that it’s always visible. Good news – the command is easy to get to. Click View > Freeze Panes > Freeze Top Row.
Top tips for working in Excel Online
Use Excel Online to change the formatting of numbers and text to help make your information stand out. And see 3 ways to quickly add numbers, too.
Understand and use cell references
One of the key things you’ll calculate in Excel are values in cells, the boxes you see in the grid of an Excel worksheet. Each cell is identified by its reference—the column letter and row number that intersect at the cell’s location. For example, a cell in column D and row 5 is cell D5. When you use cell references in a formula, Excel calculates the answer automatically using the numbers in the referenced cells.
Use AutoFill and Flash Fill
Sometimes you need to enter a lot of repetitive information in Excel, such as dates, and it can be really tedious. But the AutoFill feature can help. Or say you have information in Excel that isn’t formatted the way you need it to be, and going through the entire list manually to correct it is daunting. In this case, Flash Fill (a new feature in Excel 2013) can do the work for you. AutoFill and Flash Fill are tremendous time savers, and in this course, we’ll cover them in more detail.
Add or subtract time
You can add and subtract time in Excel almost like you subtract other types of numbers. For example, you might do this if you want to know how long it took to complete a project’s tasks. The one exception is that Excel doesn’t support a negative number formatted as time.
Average a group of numbers
When you need to find an average, you can click a button, or use a function in a formula. The AutoSum button lets you find the average in a column or row of numbers where there are no blank cells. Use the AVERAGE or the AVERAGEIF functions to find the average of numbers that aren’t in a contiguous row or column. And use the SUMPRODUCT and the SUM functions to find a weighted average, which depends on the weight that’s applied to the values.
Insert headers and footers
You can add headers to the top and footers to the bottom of a worksheet. When you print the worksheet, the headers and footers also print. For example, you might create a header with the file path and a footer with page numbers. Headers and footers display only in Page Layout view and on printed pages. Take this quick course to learn more.
Make the switch to Excel 2013
Watch these videos to make the switch to Excel 2013. Get started with the new version to see how to do everyday tasks.
Sort and filter data
Excel is an amazing tool for analyzing data. And Sort and Filter are some of the most commonly used features to help you. To change the order of your data, you’ll want to sort it. To focus on a specific set of your data, you can filter a range of cells or a table. Take this course to learn more.
Webinar: Simplifying Your Excel Data
This 15-minute video goes over Conditional Formatting, the new Quick Analysis feature, and making better charts for presentations.
Take conditional formatting to the next level
In the course Use conditional formatting, we covered the basics of conditional formatting. Here, we’ll go a few steps further and see how to apply conditional formatting to cells, tables, PivotTables, and worksheets. For example, to quickly conditionally format cells, you can use a Quick Analysis option or an option on the Conditional Formatting button in the ribbon. We’ll also use formulas to apply conditional formatting, and learn how to edit and delete rules using the Conditional Formatting Rules Manager.
Use conditional formatting
It can be hard to get a lot of meaning out of numbers in a worksheet. But Excel provides a bunch of ways to quickly analyze your data using conditional formatting. For example, you can use a color scale to differentiate high, medium, and low temperature values.
VLOOKUP: When and how to use it
Learn how to use the VLOOKUP function to find data in a large spreadsheet, and on other worksheets in a large workbook. These videos explain each of the VLOOKUP arguments, and mistakes to avoid.
Advanced IF functions
Take this course to learn complex examples and variations of the IF function in Excel, including nested IF functions, IF with AND and OR, COUNTIFS and SUMIFS, and AVERAGEIFS and IFERROR.
Create array formulas, often called Ctrl Shift Enter or CSE formulas, to perform calculations that generate single or multiple results. Take this course to learn more.
Create and manage drop-down lists
You can make a worksheet more efficient by providing drop-down lists. Someone using your worksheet clicks an arrow, and then clicks an entry in the list. Take this course to learn more about how best to use and manage them.
Create a PivotTable and analyze your data
Learn what a PivotTable and PivotCharts are and how you can use them to summarize and analyze data in Excel 2013.
Webinar: Understanding the Excel Data Model
The Excel data model is revolutionizing how you work with data. A discussion and demo with Owen Duncan, Senior Content Developer.
Webinar: Understanding Power Pivot
Power Pivot lets you import massive amounts of data from different sources and mash it together to create useful reports. Now that you have started in, Owen Duncan, Senior Content Developer for Power Pivot, will show you the ropes in this video.
Password protect workbooks and worksheets
Your Excel workbook or worksheets contain sensitive strategic data, so you want to require others to enter a password to open them. Or you can share the data freely with anyone without requiring a password, but require a password to make changes. Take this short course to find out more.
Print worksheets and workbooks
Print Excel worksheets and workbooks one at a time, or several at one time. You can also print a partial worksheet, such as an Excel table.
Work with macros
You want to automate a repetitive task in Excel so that you can do the task again with a single click. The best way to do that? Record a macro. And the macro recorder is the easiest way to create a new macro in Excel. Take this course to learn more.