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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Office 2003 by Jim Boyce

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Chapter 17. Once Around the Worksheet

In this chapter

  • Taking a tour of an Excel spreadsheet

  • Learning about cells and other spreadsheet elements

  • Working with numbers and text

  • Working with rows and columns

  • Using ranges

In the good old days of bookkeeping and accounting, Bob Cratchet entered numbers by hand in a big ledger book and totaled them by the light of a flickering candle.

Fortunately, those days are gone, and we have much better ways to keep track of numbers, charts, formulas, and all sorts of other information. Microsoft’s answer is Excel, one of the applications included in the Office suite. This chapter takes you on a tour of spreadsheets in general and Excel in particular to help you learn what this handy application is all about.

Spreadsheets ...

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