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How to use excel spreadsheets?


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#1 JohnBobSmith

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:05 PM

Obviously, a google search will help here. But I am wondering what you guys think of how to use excel spreadsheets. I need to be able to easily add/subtract/divide/multiply as well as change the column names, sizes, and formats. If you can direct me to some tutorials that would be great. Again, google is my friend so I will be sure to use it too. 



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:43 PM

You may want to have a look here:

 

http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/excel-help/basic-tasks-in-excel-2010-HA101829993.aspx


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#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:48 PM

Hi JohnBob,

 

Excel is a superb program, but it is not intuitive !  It has one thing going for it - 'Help' in Excel works. In general, if you ask a question, you will get an answer that is relevant.

 

But you sound like you need a more general introduction, without getting ridiculously technical or complex. I can recommend either of two books - the Idiots Guide to Excel or Excel for Dummies. If you don't want to buy them , your local library may have a copy. Both of these series are well written, clear, spell out at the beginning the assumptions they make about your pre-existing knowledge, and include an element of humour. They will not make you 'expert' - that is not their intention - but either of them will give you a good grounding in an excellent application.

 

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:24 PM

thanks guys, I love the "x for dummies" series of book so I may get that and learn excel that way :) 






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