READING TOPIC – LUNCHING MICROSOFT EXCEL
- Meaning of Microsoft Excel
MEANING OF MICROSOFT EXCEL
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program designed for everyday tasks such as setting up a budget, maintaining an address list, or keeping track of a list of to-do items.
Microsoft Excel is part of Microsoft Office, and comes pre-loaded on your computer.
It is very similar to Microsoft Excel in appearance.
LAUNCHING MICROSOFT EXCEL
Open Excel Starter with the Windows Start button.
1. Click the Start button . If Excel Starter is not included among the list of programs you see, click All Programs, and then click Microsoft Office.
2. Click Microsoft Excel.
MICROSOFT EXCEL SPREADSHEET OR WORKBOOK
The Microsoft Excel startup screen appears, and a blank spreadsheet is displayed.
In Microsoft Excel, the spreadsheet is called a worksheet, and worksheets are stored in a file called a workbook.
Workbooks can have one or more worksheets in them.
MICROSOFT SPREADSHEET OR WORKBOOK
1. Columns (labeled with letters) and rows (labeled with numbers) make up the cells of your worksheet.
2. Clicking the File tab opens the Backstage view of your workbook, where you can open and save files, get information about the current workbook, and perform other tasks that do not have to do with the content of the workbook, such as printing it or sending a copy of it in e-mail.
3. Each tab in the ribbon displays commands that are grouped by task.
- Use the Home tab, when you’re entering and formatting data.
- Use the Insert tab to add tables, charts, pictures, or other graphics to your worksheet.
- Use the Page Layout tab to adjust margins and layout, especially for printing.
- Use the Formulas tab to make calculations on the data in your worksheet.
4. The pane along the side of the Excel window includes links to Help and shortcuts to templates and clip art, to give you a head-start on creating workbooks for specific tasks, such as managing a membership list or tracking expenses.
The pane also displays advertising and a link to purchase a full-feature edition of Office.
Answer all the following questions:
1. describe Microsoft Excel.
2. lunch Microsoft Excel correctly.