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How to produce spreadsheets that are complex in terms of content and analysis aswell as the understanding, skills and techniques needed to produce them. 3

Generate Random Numbers

So Many Worksheets, So Little Space

Quick Graph

Insert Current Date and Time

Using Only Keyboard

Moving Cells with Data

Show All Formulas

Entering same data in Multiple Sheets

Creating Duplicate worksheets

Display the Current Date or Time

Top Secret: Do Not Print

Quick Arithmetic Without Formulas

Zap the Numbers, Keep the Formulas

Spot Duplicate Entries

Skip From Cell to Cell

Hide Those %&@# Formula Errors

Copy Speed in Excel

Quick Calculator Excel

Keyboard Shorcuts 10

Function Keys 10

Shift + Function Keys 11

Ctrl + Function Keys 11

Other + Function Keys 12

Ctrl + Numbers 13

Ctrl + Letters 14

Other + Letters 15

Entering Data 16

Editing Data 17

Selecting Data 18

Extending Data 19

Formatting Data 19

Manoeuvring 20

Manoeuvring within a selection 21

Redundant Shortcut Keys (2003) 21

Other 22

Analyse and Interpret 23

What methods can be used to analyse simple and complex data? 23

Using Pivot Tables for Data Analysis 24

Making a Pivot Table 24

Making a Pivot Chart 27

Making a Regular Chart using Pivot Table Data 29

Using Goal Seek 30

Using Scenario Manager to Project Various Outcomes 34

Setting up a default scenario 34

Displaying Scenarios 35

Creating Summary Reports 36

Merging Scenarios 36

Statistical Analysis Tools 37

Analysis Tool Pak 37

Trendlines 41

Types of Trendline 41

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Change the Format of a Trendline 45

Specifying the number of periods in a forecast 45

Specify the point where the trendline crosses the vertical (value) axis 45

Display the Trendline Equation on a Chart 45

Display the R
Value for a Trendline 45

Removing a Trendline 46

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How to produce spreadsheets that are complex in terms of content andanalysis as well as the understanding, skills and techniques needed toproduce them.
To produce spreadsheets that are complex in terms of the understanding, skills, and techniques used to createthem, you must become an expert in the use of the spreadsheet program. This is done by taking classes about theuse of the program, and by using the program in a variety of applications to gain practice and familiarity. Youshould also obtain complex spreadsheets and "de-construct" them, pulling them apart to learn how the variouseffects have been obtained.To produce any document, spreadsheet or otherwise, that is complex in terms of its content, meaning and analysis,you must become knowledgeable in the topic being written about, and also learn how to write clearly aboutcomplex and subtle concepts. This requires study of the topic, and frequent practice in production of tables, charts,graphs, etc where your results are reviewed by someone else who is more experienced in creating spreadsheetsthan you are.Microsoft’s popular spreadsheet package Microsoft Excel, persists as one of the most widely used desktopapplications in the business world today. For many, Microsoft Excel is the default spreadsheet application and themost popular due to its accessibility, simple interface and advanced capabilities when dealing with data. Fromsimple calculations, tables, charts and data management, through to complex financial models and custom builtspreadsheet based applications utilising VBA and macros, Microsoft Excel has shown itself to be familiar, flexible,transparent and powerful when in the right hands.As a business tool, spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel have some distinct advantages:

Fast to setup and design

Quick and easy to update and or override logic

Data from multiple systems can be combined and analysed

Pivot tables and filtering allows for data base style queries

Facilitates low cost system when development combined with VBA

Output is familiar making it easier for business decision makers

Allows for graphical representation of data through charts

Microsoft Excel has one of the largest user communities in the world

Microsoft Excel is inexpensive and often pre-installed on business desktops within the Microsoft Office family

It is no wonder then, that Microsoft Excel spreadsheets have pervaded the worldwide business community andsuccessfully embedded themselves to become one of the essential 'tools of the trade' for many Accountants,Actuaries, Analysts, Auditors, Bookkeepers, Bankers, Consultants, Engineers, Finance Professionals and TaxAgents.In the hands of an experienced consultant, financial analyst or financial model builder, spreadsheets are a powerfuldecision support tool, used extensively by the world’s largest organizations to crunch the numbers behind importantbusiness decisions.Microsoft Excel is a simply huge application and it is beyond the remit of this assignment paper to conduct awalkthrough of every single feature needed to produce simple and complex workbooks that would counter for everyoccasion. I would end up simple writing a book! Instead, to satisfy the requirements of this unit, I will outlinetwenty two ‘top tips’ that would be very useful for users to learn and apply in the production of their masterpieces.
Generate Random Numbers
If we need to generate random numbers to simulate a scenario it can get a little irritating to keep on typing randomdigits all the time.To generate a random number, use the RAND() command. For example, to generate a number between 0 and500, =RAND()*500