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The Basics of Using Excel

Author: Andy Anderson
Date: March 2002

This tutorial covers the fundamentals of using Excel: selecting data, formatting it, editing it, and calculating with it.

The fundamentals of graphing data with Excel are described in Graphing with Excel.

If you are interested in some applications of Excel in the curriculum, see Grading with Blackboard and Excel and Collecting Data with Excel.

Selecting Data in Excel

Formatting Data in Excel

Editing Data in Excel

Calculating with Excel

There are many, many more capabilities built-in to Excel than are described in this document.

If you know what else you want to do, you may find it by searching through the Excel help system.

If you just want to get more ideas for how to use Excel, there are many good tutorial books available in the libraries and from bookstores.

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