Chapter 8: Focusing on Specific Data Using Filters


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To find a subset of data in a list

 
  1. Click the top cell in the column to filter.

  2. On the Data menu, point to Filter and then click AutoFilter .

  3. Click the down arrow that appears, and from the list of unique column values that appears, click the value to use as the filter.

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To create a custom filter

 
  1. Click the top cell in the column to filter.

  2. On the Data menu, point to Filter and then click AutoFilter .

  3. Click the down arrow, and then click (Custom ) in the list.

  4. In the upper left box of the Custom AutoFilter dialog box, click the down arrow,and from the list that appears, click a comparison operator.

  5. Type the arguments for the comparison in the boxes at the upper right, and click OK .

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To remove a filter

 
  • On the Data menu, point to Filter and then click AutoFilter .

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To filter for a specific value

 
  1. Click the top cell in the column to filter.

  2. On the Data menu, point to Filter and then click AutoFilter .

  3. Click the down arrow, and then, from the list of unique column values that appears, click the value for which you want to filter.

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To find a total

 
  • Select the cells with the values to be summed. The total appears on the status bar, in the lower right corner of the Excel window.

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To edit a function

 
  1. Click the cell with the function to be edited.

  2. On the Insert menu, click Function .

  3. Edit the function in the Function Arguments dialog box.

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To allow only numeric values in a cell

 
  1. Click the cell to be modified.

  2. On the Data menu, click Validation .

  3. Click the Settings tab.

  4. In the Allow box, click the down arrow, and from the list that appears, click Whole number .

  5. Click OK .




Microsoft Office 2003 Step by Step
MicrosoftВ® Office ExcelВ® 2003 Step by Step (Step By Step (Microsoft))
ISBN: 0735615187
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 350
Authors: Curtis Frye

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