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# Erika McClinton Excel Exercise #1

Percent of
Total
Monthly
January February March
Totals for 1Expenses
Auto Loan
346.88
346.88
346.88 1040.64
19.5%
Car insurance
180.43
180.43
180.43
541.29
10.2%
Cell phone
80.73
56.78
110.52
248.03
4.7%
Entertainment
100
100
400
600
11.3%
Food
150
150
150
450
8.4%
Housing
425
425
425
1275
23.9%
Internet
40
40
40
120
2.3%
Medical
118
118
118
354
6.6%
Miscellaneous
500
100
100
700
13.1%
Tuition
2600
0.0%
Monthly Totals
Average
Monthly
Expenses

4541.04

1517.09

1870.83

5328.96

2642.987 2905.627 3599.895

5328.96

Directions For Excel Exercise # 1

Step 1 Click on A1 and then click on the text in the Formula bar to type in your name and press Enter.
Step 2 Select A1 to F1, merge these cells together using the Merge and Center button in the Alignment group under th
Step 3 With A1 still as the Active Cell, change the font and/or the font size to something bigger.

Increase the "white space" around the title by increasing the height of row 1 a bit by either dragging the border
Step 4 row 1 and 2. The height will be shown in the tool tip in both POINTS and PIXELS. An alternate method is to rig
label and choose Row Height. In this case the height will only be shown in POINTS. The exact amount is unimp
Step 5 In B2 type January

Step 6 With the Active Cell still B2, drag the Fill Series handle to cells to the right to automatically type February and M

Step 7 Click on F2 to make it the Active Cell. The Home tab should still be visible so in the Alignment group click on the
Step 8

Also in the Alignment group, click the Bottom Align button in the top row of buttons in the group. (If you hover ov
tip will pop up and tell you which button is which.)

Step 9 Make the same formatting choices for both E2 and A16.

Increase the width of column A enough to see the full expense category labels in A3 to A14 by any of these met
Step 10 border between the labels for column A and B to the right OR right-click on the column A label and choose Colu
automatically size a column (or row) by double-clicking the right (or bottom) border.
Step 11 In cell E3 type in the formula: =SUM(B3:D3) and press enter
Step 12 Click on E3 again to make it the Active Cell and then use the Fill Series handle to drag down to E12
Step 13 In B14 type the formula: =SUM(B3:B12) and press enter
Step 14 Click on B14 again to make it the Active Cell and then drag the Fill Series handle to the right to column E
Step 15 In B16 type the formula: =AVERAGE(B14:D14) and press enter

Step 16 In F3 type the formula: =E3/E14 and press enter
Step 17

Click on F3 again and then in the Number group under the Home tab click on the Percentage button and then t
button so the cell is formatted to show numbers to one tenth of a percent.

Step 18 With the Active Cell still F3, drag the Fill Series handle down to row 12.
Step 19

You know see a series of error messages of #DIV/0 which means division by zero. The problem is the fill series
divisor down to blank cells so we have to tell it to use the same divisor all the time.

Click on F3 again and edit the formula to read: =E3/\$E\$14 and press enter. The dollar sign is used in Excel form
Step 20 ABSOLUTE ADDRESSES meaning those cell references in a formula will not change when the Fill Series hand
copied to another location
Step 21 Now, click on F3 again and drag the fill series handle down to row 12.
Step 22 Save this file on your USB drive using the file name of ExcelExercise1_YourName.xls
Step 23 Go into the Excel folder in the Assignment section of Blackboard and turn in this file.

e#1

and press Enter.
n in the Alignment group under the Home tab.

ng bigger.

bit by either dragging the border between the labels for
ELS. An alternate method is to right-click on the row 1
INTS. The exact amount is unimportant.

utomatically type February and March

n the Alignment group click on the Wrap Text button.

tons in the group. (If you hover over the buttons the tool

in A3 to A14 by any of these methods: dragging the
column A label and choose Column Width OR you can
rder.

e to drag down to E12

dle to the right to column E

the Percentage button and then the Increase Decimal

ero. The problem is the fill series handle adjusted the
ime.

he dollar sign is used in Excel formulas to refer to
change when the Fill Series handle is used or a cell is

ame.xls

is file.