There are three toolbars at the top of your
Excel screen. These toolbars will be used for
shortcuts in many of our activities. [If
you don't see one of the toolbars on your sheet, go to your
Top Menu Bar -- the bar with words at the top of your screen. Select
(hold your left mouse button down on the word) View |
Toolbars, and select the missing toolbar. They look like
the images below.]
Click any of the words on this row to see
a list of your options in that category.
The File and Edit choices are used often for saving, opening
files, copying, and pasting.
Icons (images) in this row provide shortcuts
to many tasks, without going to the Menu Bar, (opening, printing,
cutting, pasting). The icons also take you to many handy functions.
You'll learn more about them (AutoSum, Chart Wizard, etc.).
This row controls the format of text in
cells (font, font size, style, color, borders, alignments).
Some important spreadsheet terms
- the vertical (up and down) divisions
in the spreadsheet are called columns. They are headed by letters
to Z, and Roman Numerals. Excel 2000/XP has 256 columns beginning
with A and ending with IV.
- the horizontal (left and right)
divisions in the spreadsheet are called rows and are headed
by numbers. Excel 2000/XP has 65,536 rows.
- each individual space in the spreadsheet is called a cell.
A cell is named when a column letter meets a row number. Notice
Cell A1 below. Each cell has an address such as A1 or G6. There
are 16,777,216 cells in each Excel sheet. Cells can contain
text, numbers, or both.
ACTIVITIES 1 AND
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