You use formulas to perform mathematical functions on cells. There are two basic ways of writing formulas available: “ranged syntax” or “simple syntax.” A “syntax” is simply a way of expressing or writing something. It is important to note that these two syntaxes are not mutually exclusive! In fact, your more complex formulas will often
You can paste links between cells within Excel, so that the value of a cell within a workbook will simply be the value of another selected cell. For example, if you had a cell that added the cells above it within one worksheet and you wanted to paste a link to that cell into a
Unlike Microsoft Word, Excel does not contain a button to insert bullets into a cell. However, there are a few ways you can add bullets in Excel. 1. Click into the cell where you want to add a bullet. 2. Press Alt+7 on your numeric keyboard to enter a generic bullet. 3. To quickly
Excel 2013 allows you to create charts from the data stored in a worksheet more easily than in previous versions. Charts are useful for times when you wish to create visual representations of the worksheet data for meetings, presentations, or reports. To insert a chart, first select the cell range that contains the data that
Much of the time, people use Excel to sum columns and rows of data. In fact it occurs so frequently that Excel has included a feature called AutoSum that automatically performs a selected function, like SUM, on a selected column or row of uninterrupted (no blank) cells. This saves you time in creating basic formulas.
You can insert sparklines into your worksheets to illustrate changes to data values within a column or row of contiguous worksheet cells. A sparkline is basically a mini-chart that appears within a single selected worksheet cell and displays selected cell values as a trendline, columns, or a win-loss series. To create a sparkline within
Click here for the complete Excel training Starting in Excel 2013, you can use the “Flash Fill” feature to automatically fill-in values within a column with information entered into an adjacent column. This feature is most useful when dealing with data that has a consistent data entry pattern in
Excel can store information in tables. An Excel table is information stored in a table format and defined as being a table within Excel. When you store information in a table format, you place the different types of information that you want to collect in columns, which are called “fields” in database terminology. Each “field”