Pivot table is great tool in Excel to create reports and analyze data. Go thru the simple exercise below to understand the concept
When you need to verify data that can go in a cell, Data validation is the function in Excel to use.
Conditional Formatting allows changing appearance (different color, font, format etc) of cell based on certain condition. For example you can show employees with Salary Higher than 100000 USD in Red. This makes easy and visually appealing to read and interpret data.
A data type communicates to program what kind of variable is needed in operation.
Here is a quick list of data types.
Excel 2007 comes with the option of querying web to export table data from internet. This is a very good option if you rely on constantly updated data such as exchange rates etc.
Here is a quick reference of important formulas in MS Excel. Functions are pre-defined formulas in Excel and can be interchangeably used with term Formula. The list has been prepared using Excel 2007. But most of the formulas should be applicable to other versions as well.
Name range in Excel is a way to define a range to be used in Formula.
There are different ways a cell can be referenced or called in Excel.
You can use Scenarios to see what would happen to your bottom line figure if you change certain values.
When you know the result but are not sure of the input that would bring the desired result, Goal Seek function can help. Goal Seek is one of the” What If” analysis functions in Excel.
If you want to use values from one worksheet to another, you would need to use a reference to the worksheet.
Microsoft introduced new format with Office 2007. Word 2007 saves file as .docx. Excel 2007 saves file as .xlsx and so on. But most of the world is still using old versions of Office. These people might have trouble accessing your files. So, for the time being it might still make sense to save files in old doc or xls format.
Here is a look at changes introduced with MS Office 2007.