MS Excel 2007 Tutorial
Excel is the world’s most widely-used spreadsheet program, and is part of the MicrosoftOffice suite. Excel’s forte, of course, is performing numerical calculations, but Excel isalso very useful for non-numerical applications. Here are just a few of the uses forExcel:
Number crunching: Create budgets, analyze survey results, and perform justabout any type of financial analysis you can think of.
Creating charts: Create a wide variety of highly customizable charts.
Organizing lists: Use the row-and-column layout to store lists efficiently.
Accessing other data: Import data from a wide variety of sources.
Creating graphics and diagrams: Use Shapes and the new SmartArt to createprofessional-looking diagrams.
Automating complex tasks: Perform a tedious task with a single mouse click withExcel’s macro capabilities.
Excel 2007 Ribbons
Excel 2007 has eight standard ribbon tabs (nine if you count Developer – shown in the imageabove; has to be turned on by the user) and an occasional “contextual” tab that shows up whenyou have a certain item selected. For example, if you have a picture selected, a
Picture Tools: Format
ribbon is available, as show in the figure below.