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But through the magic of automatic recalcuation, feel free to type in different numbers in any and
all of the three cells—B12, C12, or D12. If you can nab a 4.9% rate, you’ll pay $1,061,45 instead—37 bucks
less a month. Don’t spend it all in one place.
If you want to do more with your workbooks than compile data into lists, you need to know at least a bit
about how to move your data to the next level—by writing formulas and utilizing Excel’s numerous
functions, and making something with the information that wasn’t there before. In large measure, that’s
what spreadsheets are about.
As usual, these skills take practice—but again, the more you know about Excel’s formula-writing
capabilities, the more you can get the data to do what you want them to do, and to tell you what you
need to know. And now that we’ve gotten that message across, let’s take a look at the ways in which you
can get your spreadsheet message across—by learning how to format your data.