Congratulations! You're using Microsoft Excel 2003, an exciting spreadsheet program. With its tie-in to the Web and other Microsoft Office programs, Excel is fun to use. Excel is the most popular spreadsheet program on the market, so you have lots of company. Excel 2003 is designed to work the way you do. After you've worked with its intuitive features and exciting graphics, Excel will probably become your favorite software program. If you're a new Excel
This book is divided into 24 segments, and each one takes
At the end of each hour, you'll be able to carry out a new set of
Conventions Used in This Book
Features used in this book include the following:
At the end of each hour, a question-and-answer section focuses on real-life concerns about the material covered in the
Part I: Excel Basics
What Is Excel?
Microsoft Excel is a
that's designed to record and analyze numbers and data. Excel takes the place of a calculator, a
A computer program used primarily for accounting and financial purposes. Data in spreadsheet programs is organized by rows and
No job is too large or small for Excel. You can use the program to add a column of numbers or to create a complex budget or sales model for your company. You can create exciting
Excel's collaborative features make it a great program on which colleagues can work together. You can work with your
Store Your Data in Workbooks
The files you create in Excel are called
Worksheet ” The place where you enter your data.
Figure 1.1 shows a workbook that contains three worksheets. In the example, the first worksheet contains detailed product sales information.
Figure 1.1. The workbook is divided into individual worksheets.